About the event
A tough 25k and 50k with lots of elevation (4500 ft for the 25k and 7000 for the 50k) and spectacular views!
Local time: 3:26 PM
The Finlayson Arm 50k, is a mix of single track, double track and coastal mountain trails that are littered with Arbutus Trees and old growth forest. The run begins at Caleb Pike trail head at Gowlland Tod provincial park in Victoria, BC. The run has numerous difficult climbs: Mt. Finlayson, Mt. Work, and Mckenzie Bight to Jocelyn Hill. Awesome views from all three of these difficult climbs and the Cascade Creek Waterfall while climbing out of McKenzie Bight.
Here is a GMAP Pedometer of the route:
The 25k is a mix of single track, double track and coastal mountain trails. The run begins at the same location as the 50k. The run follows the same route as the 50k until the turnaround at Jocelyn Hill at the 21k mark (see the 50k map for details).
**Remember this is a fat ass run. Meaning these are the rules:
1) You will be responsible for carrying any/all nutrition to move your body the full 25 or 50 kilometers. I am estimating that a handful of competitors will take 7 to 10 hours to complete the full course, please be prepared. There will be stations to refill your water or a drop bag option (Munn Road and the Start/Finish Area on the way out to Gowlland Tod).
2) I will do minimal flagging of the course, and it is your responsibility to know where you are going. If you aren't sure, run with someone who does, it's great way to meet new people! No cutting the course either!
3) This event is free and is not a race! Some people may choose to "race" it but this is not a competitive event