After much consideration, we’ve decided to cancel the 2019 Mighty Quail Trail race. Quite simply, we just don’t have enough runners. Everyone registered will receive a full refund (minus service fees).
We have absolutely LOVED putting on this event and are proud of what we’ve created and the $4,000 we’ve raised for Penticton Search & Rescue and the Penticton & Area Cycling Association.
At this point, we don’t know if we’ll bring the race back next year as it is or consider other distances, dates or formats. If you have any helpful feedback in that regard, please let us know!
The Covey Race Crew - Andrew, Dave, Magda and Stacey
About the Race
The Mighty Quail Trail 100k is a challenging and scenic point-to-point race for adventurous runners who are comfortable on rugged and remote terrain. The primarily singletrack course includes over 4,500m (15,000ft) elevation gain on obscure, technical and, occasionally, lonely trails. While some doubletrack sections provide a reprieve from the relentless, calf-straining climbs and quad-pounding descents. Parts of the course are steep, rocky, dusty and unforgiving. Expect sweeping valley views with massive elevation gain and loss on a variety of trail surfaces as you travel through areas of the South Okanagan virtually unknown to most two-legged creatures.
Local time: 2:48 AM
This race is not for beginners. Seriously, we cannot stress this enough! (The finishing rate for our inaugural year was 60% which is more than we expected. Consider yourself warned.) And we know our 18 hour cut-off is stingy, but we won't be bribed or bullied into changing it so don't even try.