Our hoodie order has now been placed. If you register for the 53km event, we will do our best to get you one in your size but there are no guarantees.
We ARE planning on running this event this year with only minor changes from previous years. To help reduce the number of people on the course at a time, we have made a change to the race schedule for the day, which is as follows:
Saturday, October 9, 2021:
9:00am- 50km start
10:00am- 5km and 10km start
11:00am- 25km start
In addition, in accordance with the new regulations, all participants will be required to show proof of 2 vaccine doses (with the 2nd dose at least 2 weeks before race day). Children under 12 years old, are not required to show proof of vaccine.
All race distances will run a beautiful 5k looped course around the lake at Christie Lake Conservation Area. To view a map of the course, click here. The route is rolling, fast, and runnable. The trail surface consists primarily of dirt and is non-technical.
To view photos from last year's event, click here.
- 5k racers will complete the loop x1 (this course is actually 5km)
- 10k racers will complete the loop x2 (this course is actually 10.3km)
- 25k racers will complete the loop x5 (this course is actually 26.5km)
- 50k SOLO racers will complete the loop x10 (this course is actually 53km)
- 50k RELAY racers will complete the loop x10 (you may have up to 5 racers on your team)
For the 50k RELAY - the 5k loop exchange zones will be clearly marked and situated at the start/finish area.
There will be 2 aid stations each loop - One at the start/finish and the other at the 2.5k mark.
The aid stations will have water, electrolyte drinks, pop, fruit, and sweet & salty snacks.
RACE REGISTRATION & KIT PICK-UP:
Race kit pick-up will be held at the Beach Pavilion on-site at Christie Lake Conservation Area:
October 8th from 4:00pm - 7:30pm
October 9th from at 7:30am - race start.
Participants in the 5k, 10k, 25k and 50k RELAY will receive a Stick n' Stones Trail Race toque. SOLO participants in the 50k will receive a Sticks n' Stones Trail Race Hoodie. Hoodies are available for purchase for the 5k, 10k, 25k and 50k RELAY participants at the time of on-registration for $30. Please ensure you indicate your size if you are acquiring a hoodie. (Please note: hoodie and toque designs are subject to change depending on supplier availability).
Please note: the hoodie and toque shown are from 2019. Our 2021 hoodie will be different.
Parking is included in the registration fee.
RACE START TIMES:
50k participants will start at 9:00am*.
5k & 10k participants will start at 10:00am.
25k participants will start at 11:00am
*Cut-off time for the 50k is 5:00pm (8hrs)
Finishers of each race will receive a race medal upon completion. Solo finisher prizes will also be awarded to the top 3 male overall and top 3 female overall in each event. Relay awards will be distributed based on entries.
A professional timing event will be there to time your race - all results will be posted after the race.
We will have a photographer (Sue Sitki) taking great photos of the racers. We will send an email to you once we have the photos posted to view.
Post Race Food:
We understand that people have different dietary restrictions, needs, and preferences. Because of this, rather than include the cost of a post-race meal that you may or may not enjoy/ be able to eat, we do not include meals in our race registration fees. However, we do our best to provide a food vendor at our races that will offer various selections so that you can choose to purchase food if you wish. If you choose to do so, you will purchase the food directly from them and Happy Trails Racing will not benefit monetarily in any way. We do this to give you the biggest bang for your buck and to try to enhance your experience the best that we can.
Happy Trails Racing has a new policy regarding race refunds/transfers: register with confidence knowing that you can take advantage of our early bird pricing and, if you need to back out, you can do so up to 30 days before the race with a 100% race credit that can go towards any future Happy Trails event. It doesn't expire. From 30 days out to 15 days out, you can back out with a 50% race credit. Participants are also welcome to transfer their bib without any penalty up to 15 days before the race. Please keep in mind that everything we need to order to have you at our race is done so at least 30 days out.
Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions or concerns.
$50.00Oct. 24 - Oct. 3
$60.00Oct. 24 - Oct. 3
$70.00Oct. 24 - Oct. 3
$85.00Oct. 24 - Oct. 3
Team of up to 5 participants. Each participant will receive a race kit, toque, and finisher's medal.
$200.00Oct. 24 - Oct. 3
- October 9 8:30 a.m. EDT - Cool Beans 1km Run
- October 9 9:00 a.m. EDT - 25k
- October 9 9:00 a.m. EDT - 50k
- October 9 9:00 a.m. EDT - 50k relay
- October 9 10:00 a.m. EDT - 5k
- October 9 10:00 a.m. EDT - 10k
- Event contact
- Jeff Rowthorn, Race Director | Heather Borsellino, Race Coordinator