This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 12, 2008

2015 Lottery

For 2015, we will continue to use the new and improved registration and lottery selection process introduced in 2014. In past years, payment of the full entry fee of $120 was required to enter the lottery. For those not selected, a refund cheque of $110 was sent via snail mail after the lottery in early March.

The process for 2015 is:

- A non-refundable fee of $10 will be charged to enter the lottery
- The deadline to enter the lottery is Feb. 28, 2015 11:59 pm PT - NO exceptions!
- A live lottery drawing will be held on March 2, 2015, via the Knee Knacker FaceBook group -
- If you are drawn in the lottery, your credit card will be charged the balance of your registration (an additional $100) the day after the lottery
- If you are not selected in the lottery, please note there is NO wait list.


The Knee Knack­er­ing North Shore Trail Run is a chal­leng­ing 30-mile foot race along the Baden-Powell Cen­ten­nial Trail from Horse­shoe Bay to Deep Cove. The course will appeal to people with some expe­ri­ence in trail and/or endurance events. It pro­vides run­ners with mag­nif­i­cent city, moun­tain and ocean views, as they go up and over the moun­tains which grace the com­mu­ni­ties of Metro Vancouver’s North Shore, climb­ing 8,000 feet and descend­ing another 8,300 feet in the process. Run­ning Wild mag­a­zine has rec­og­nized the race as one of 25 tough­est races in North America.


What started as a group run with eight par­tic­i­pants in 1989, quickly grew into the largest ultra­ma­rathon race in Canada. By 1994, the race limit of 125 run­ners was reached five months prior to race day, with an even greater number of run­ners being turned away. Since then a lot­tery has been used to select an expanded field of 200 runners.

About Us

The race is pro­duced by the Northshore Ultra Trail­run­ning Soci­ety (incor­po­rated as a non-profit soci­ety in British Colum­bia) – a small group of ded­i­cated run­ners from the Metro Van­cou­ver area. Besides pro­vid­ing a forum for ath­letic com­pe­ti­tion, the race has raised over $84,000 for var­i­ous char­i­ties since its inception.

Local time: 8:24 AM


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