There is MAGIC in these hills!
Race the North Face Brandon Hills
Hope you are ready to run some of the best trails in central Canada! Brandon Hills is a hidden gem with over 50km of single-track flowing through hills created by a massive glacier deposit. The 25 and 50km take you across the iconic SPINE that rises above the trees for 2.5 kilometers giving prairie views that will take your breath away. Also, forget for a few minutes that the prairies are flat, as our 50km course boasts 1200m of elevation gain, GET THOSE HILL REPS IN!
The 10km and 25km routes will both be single loop courses, while the 50km will be two loops, so you know exactly what kinda of suffering to be endured on round two... The 10km is a great introduction to true trail running, its hard, hilly, often hot but short enough you'll be wanting more. If you want the FULL Brandon Hills tour you have to do at least 25km, which gives you a little taste of everything the hills have to offer, and if you are into going far and digging really deep, while claiming the bragging rights of being an ULTRA FINISHER, the 50km is right for you! All 3 are awesome, end of story.
-Unique finisher medals for all participants from Aravaipa Artworx, Custom shirts from Headsweats, custom race bibs, stocked aid stations, your shot at a trophy for top finishers, and Mom's homemade beaver tails!
-An awesome adventure on the single track trails of Brandon Hills, a unique glacier deposit that brings way more elevation than one would expect on the Prairies. ⛰
-Updated ultrasignup rankings and your chance at a course record!
-Points collected towards prizes through UTofMB
-If you register and complete the 50k in both Race the North Face and Suffer on Centennial, we have something rad in mind to commemorate your accomplishment!
-And the most important part... a day out on the beautiful trails with such an amazing COMMUNITY!
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING
*Once registered for the race, we will not be offering refunds.
Bib transfers will be allowed up until August 12/2023. This is to be done through the Ultrasignup page and not the Race Director.
50km racers are allowed a drop bag/crew at the 25km point which is also the start/finish area, the 25 and 10km racers are not allowed drop bags. We do not allow pacers in the event. You of course can run with another registered participant but if caught with a phantom pacer, you will be disqualified from the event.
Participants must be 15 years of age or older to register for the 10km with written parental permission and 18 years of age or older for the 25km and 50km events.
*COVID-19: We will be following whatever regulations are mandated by the province of Manitoba regarding Covid-19, please take this into account before registering.
*The Race Director reserves the right to make changes to the course or cancel the event and change to a virtual format dependent on weather conditions, Covid-19 guidelines, etc.
Race Day Details
The trail race will take place Saturday Sept. 9/2023.
Event's current local time: 4:31 PM CT
-Bib pickup and check-in begins at 0645am and close 15 min. prior to the race start for the 50km
There will be a brief overview on the start-line of the 50km at 7:45am and race will commence at 8:00AM sharp!
-Bib Pickup for the 25km will start at 8:00AM. Briefing will start at 8:45AM with the race staring at 9:00AM sharp! Bib pickup for the 10KM will start at 09:00, 10km briefing will be at the start line at 9:30 while practicing social distancing with start time at 9:45AM sharp.
-There will be a cutoff time of 10 hours for all 50km racers with course closing at 6:00pm for all racers. Organizers can pull you off the course at their discretion if they feel you will not be able to complete the course safely or within the time limit.
-The trail system does not have motor vehicle access, so in case of emergency please note that the response time could be quite long, again please consider this prior to race registration.
-The 25km loop has one aid station at just over half-way near the 13km point, The 50km will have an aid station at the start/finish line and one at the 13km/38km point that you will see twice being a 2 loop course. The aid stations will have nutrition, hydration and a place to withdraw yourself from the race if needed..
-There will be no aid stations for the 10km on course.
-This is a cupless race, please bring own method of replenishing fluids.
-ALL 25 and 50km runners must have some form of hydration to carry while on course, be it a handheld water bottle, hydration pack, vest, etc. We also highly suggest that 10km runners carry fluids, for most it will take over an hour on the trails.