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.
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.
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 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.
Early: $60/person - before May 1, 2016.
Late fees will be in effect.
Fees include race entry fee, race day insurance, draw prizes and post race meal.
*** Please Note - a modest processing fee is added when you register on-line.
Alternatively, send a cheque payable to:
Additional meal tickets available by advance purchase for non races.
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.
All prices are subject to change.