Slay the Dragon
Welcome to Slay the Dragon with 3 distances to choose from:
13km, 25km, 50km Trail Running Race located at beautiful Silver Star Mountain Resort, located a short drive up the mountain from the gorgeous lakes of Vernon, BC.
In this trail running event we will take you through technical and cruisey single track, crazy fun climbs with long thigh shredding descents. This course is designed for trail runners, by trail runners, so you can expect priority to be placed on a challenging, crazy fun, well flagged, fantastically aided course with the mightiest of volunteers!
Trail Running Race 13km, 25km, & 50km
All 3 distances will start with a nice flat warm up that takes you across the mountain to get into the trails. From the end of cross mountain trail, the 50k’s will split off of their own while the 13 & 25K’s will continue up the beautiful singletrack climb on Silver Shack. This will bring you up to Paradise trail which will have you cruising along some double track and taking in the views of the village when you come around the front of the mountain finishing the climb to the top. At the top, you can load up at the aid station before you start your decent back down Village View trail. As you near the elevation of the village the 13K will split off on the final sprint to the finish line and the 25K’s will continue towards the Knoll trails.
The knoll trails will see the final efforts extracted of both the 25 & 50K runners as they weave their way around the network of trails from BX creek to Wine Bottle (BYOB) amongst many other great pieces of singletrack trail! This will bring you right back to the village and the finish line where your cheering squads will be waiting.
The 50K runners split off on their own adventure early on and get a big descent right away as they head down the epic trail Beowulf and into the dark forest in Putnam Creek. As you find yourself on the bridge crossing Putnam creek this will only mean one thing... let the climb begin! Once you get to the top of Alder Point, you’ll be welcomed at an aid station to re-fuel for the traverse and gradual remaining climb to the top of Silver Star Mountain. From this final high point, it’s a few Km of descending until you into the final loop of the knoll trails and into the finish line for your well-deserved high-five!
50km race early entry fee is $85 + GST
25 km race early entry fee is $70 + GST
13 km race early entry fee is $50 + GST
You must register by May 19, 2020 to receive a race bag full of goodies and an original locally designed T-Shirt!
Vikings, Grendel's and a Dragon!
Does that get your attention? Those are all part of the story behind our newest epic trail Beowulf, which you will get rewarded with if you choose to tackle the full adventure of the 50Km race! The story started in 2017, those who took on "The Dragon" were the first group to lay foot on Beowulf, this tradition continues every year now for Slay the Dragon.
Although Beowulf will be the highlight trail, no matter which distance you choose it will include amazing trails, beautiful views and great summer temperatures escaping from the valley heat. This will be a great race to take part in and will be a great summer goal for some and an opportune training race for others. SilverStar is situated high enough to beat the summer heat, yet lower enough to not be totally covered by the remnants of winter. Building upon our successes from last year, we only plan to make this race bigger and better each year. Racers last year were stoked, smiles and cheers coming from all participants, if you haven't taken on the Dragon it's time!
Custom Race day T-shirt-By Local Artisan
Local Artisan Jam
Fully Stocked Aid Stations/ glutenless Aid Station
Kick Butt Volunteers
Slush Machine Station
Racers Start Times
Saturday June 27th, 2020 Silver Star Mountain Resort
Pre-Race Briefing 50 km: 6:45 am Race Start: 7 am
Pre-Race Briefing 25 km: 7:45 am Race Start: 8 am
Pre-Race Briefing 13 km: 8:45 am Race Start: 9:00 am
Awards: at Finish Line: 12:00pm for 13 & 25K
2pm for 50K
Package Pick Up
Package Pick Up
Package pick up:
Friday- June 26, 4PM-6:30PM in the National Altitude Training Center (NATC) located between the village and camping parking lot in front of the Patrol Clinic.
Saturday- June 27 at 6:15AM-8:40AM at the start of the village at the start/finish area.
Our aid stations carry the following tasty treats
peanut butter sandwich, and much more
If there is something in particular you prefer, please bring it with you.
This year sign up for 3 out of our 4 races before June 2020, participate in them and you will receive the epic Bush Babes & Bro’s Trail Series
Local time: 2:37 PM
Grand Poobah Plaid button down logoed shirt!!!!!!!