The majority of trails selected for the WITP consist of somewhat rolling double and single-track trail. The route winds through sagebrush desert and Ponderosa Pine/Douglas Fir forest. A pine bark beetle epidemic took a heavy toll on Ponderosa Pine in the past decade, so shade cover can be minimal on south facing slopes. Approximately 1.0km of graded gravel road is required on each lap to traverse between trail heads. There are a few short steep sections on the course requiring some care and attention to footing. Each lap constitutes approximately 740m of elevation gain. Participants should note that, although weather conditions have varied throughout the years, it can be very warm on the September long weekend with the thermometer creeping into the high 20s and even 30s.
Total event participation is limited to 100. 50 in the 50K and 25 in each of the 25k and 14k. A wait list will be started if entry caps are reached. The caps will be removed on August 13 to allow entrants to take advantage of lower entry fees prior to the fee increase on August 20th.
Participants are encouraged to take advantage of relatively low early bird pricing to both ensure a spot and to make the RD's job easier in planning for the event.
BC Athletics Members
As a sanctioned BC Athletics event there is a discount available for BC Athletics Members in good standing for 2017. BCA members are encouraged to contact the RD for a discount code to apply to your registration fees.
The WITP is a relatively small event with a reliable returning group of helpers but we are usually looking for a little extra help around (flagging and flouring) and on race day (timing, aid stations and BBQ).
Local time: 7:12 PM
If you have a cheering squad who is interested in keeping occupied while you run yourself ragged on run day please get in touch with the RD. We can also use section sweeps and de-flaggers if you are a long-SLOW-distance kind of runner vying for the lawn chair award and your support would like to get a little exercise in while waiting for your sorry ass.
Volunteers get a free meal, are eligible for door prizes and get the perk of being able to snack non-stop at the well stocked aid stations.