Race Information


Race Rules

The Course

Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Quesnel Rec Centre, 500 Northstar Rd

• 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Registration and race package pick up

• 3:00 pm. Kids' Fun Run

• 4:00 pm. Kids' Run Awards

• 5:00 pm. Mandatory Team Captains meeting

Sunday May 22, 2016

• 7:00 am Race start at the junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 26

• 1:00 pm all Stage 6 runners start

• 4:30 pm Costume Judging - One member of each team in costume must attend to be judged in Wells Community Hall.

• 5:00 pm dinner at the Wells Community Hall.


Race Distance & Format

100 km comprised of 8 relay legs of varying length and terrain (see "The Course"), starting at the junction of Highway 97 and the Barkerville Highway (Hwy 26). All legs but one are on paved secondary highways with little traffic and generally adequate shoulders. Leg 5 has a modest stretch of gravel on a loop off of the highway. Leg 7 is a dirt road through Barkerville, reducing to a trail along Williams Creek and up the mountain to the turn-around point.

General Route Description

The race starts at the Gold Pan, near the junction of the Barkerville Highway with Highway 97. To avoid unnecessary crossing of the road, runners will generally keep to the left hand shoulder, following the highway towards Barkerville. There will be a controlled crossing of the road at the conclusion of Stage 3, start of Stage 4, at Blessing's Grave. Stage 4 concludes with a detour off the Highway to the Stanley cemetery. Stage 5 regains the highway to Jack O'Clubs Lake, this will be the location of a second group start intended to reduce the overall duration of the relay. The route proceeds through Wells to the Barkerville gate. We then go through the historic town, on to the Richfield courthouse and up the mountain to a turn-around point, returning to finish at Wells.

Stage Summary

  1. Stage 1. 8.5 km. Junction of Highways 97 & 26 to Blueridge Road
  2. Stage 2. 17.1 km. Blueridge Road to Cottonwood House.
  3. Stage 3. 17.4 km. Cottonwood House to Blessing's Grave.
  4. Stage 4. 17.1 km. Blessing's Grave to Stanley Cemetery.
  5. Stage 5. 12.5 km. Stanley Cemetery to Jack o'Clubs Lake.
  6. Stage 6. 9.4 km. Jack o'Clubs Lake to Barkerville. (mass start at 1 pm)
  7. Stage 7. 10.0 km. Barkerville to Summit Rock station and back.
  8. Stage 8. 8.0 km. Barkerville to Wells Community Hall.


Hi-Viz vests mandatory for supporters crossing the highway. Water stations will be provided at the exchange points.


Age on race day determines age category.


  • 4-Member Team Challenge (unisex, mix and match legs and runners)
  • Open Men, Open Women. No age limits
  • Grand Masters Men 50+, Grand Masters Women 50+
  • Mixed Open (minimum 4 women)
  • Over Eight - Maximum 11 participants sharing stages 2/3/4
  • Participants may share stages 2, 3, 4

Post-Race Activities

Food and refreshment, art and photo galleries, fresh mountain air, friendly folks and verdant surroundings abound to welcome runners to Wells and Barkerville. Showers are available at Cottonwood House and at Wells School.


Awards & Draw Prizes

Awards will be given to the top three in each category. We will recognize the fastest male and female runner in each stage and top team costume worn while running. Fun awards and draw prizes from our sponsors.

Entry Fees

Early: $60/person - before May 1, 2016.
Regular: $70/person - after May 1, 2016.
Late: $80/person - after May 10, 2016.

Late fees will be in effect.

Fees include race entry fee, race day insurance, draw prizes and post race meal.
2016 shirt to be announced.

*** Please Note - a modest processing fee is added when you register on-line.

Alternatively, send a cheque payable to:
Quesnel Triathlon Association at 872 Yorston Ave., Quesnel, BC, V2J 3B1

Post-Race Dinner:

Additional meal tickets available by advance purchase for non races.

Adults $25,
Children 6-10 yrs $10, when purchased by May 1, 2016.
Children under 6 are free.

Entry Forms

Team Captains must submit a Team Race Plan Form with the names and information about each team member when completing the registration package. The Team Captain is responsible for ensuring that each team member signs the Waiver & Release form.





BRR shirt, available in mens' and womens' sizes, $25 ea.

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front womens'
front mens'


All prices are subject to change.


2014 T-shirt