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There's 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.

Whats Included?

-Unique finisher medals for all participants from Aravaipa Artworx (they designed our trophies last year!), Race the North Face running shirts, custom race bibs, stocked aid stations, your shot at a trophy for top finishers, and Mom's homemade bannock and 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
-New for 2022 Race the North Face will be a UTMB World Series Qualifier, so you can collect points to get into other UTMB World Series Events! See https://utmb.world/faq#Runners for full details.

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING

*Once registered for the race, we will not be offering refunds unless the in person event is cancelled due to Covid-19. See our Covid-19 section for details.
**There will be no bib transfers.

All people running on course must be registered, if you want a pacer they must be signed up for the event.

50km runners will be allowed a drop bag/crew at the 25km point which is also the start/finish area

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. If the event is able to happen THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS GIVEN. Please take this into consideration prior to registration. If 8 weeks prior to the event we don’t feel that it will be able to take place, you will be offered a full refund minus $15 for service fees. If the event has to be cancelled within 8 weeks, all of the event swag will have been ordered. Due to this we will turn the event into a virtual outing with a partial refund. We have successfully and safely ran in-person events the past two years and really hope to continue that trend!

The Race Director reserves the right to make changes to the course or cancel the event dependent on weather conditions, Covid-19 guidelines, etc.

Race Day Details

The trail race will take place Saturday Sept. 10/2022.
-Bib pickup and check-in begins at 7:00am for the 50km
There will be a brief overview on the start-line of the 50km at 7:55am while practicing social distancing and race will commence at 8:00AM sharp!

-Bib Pickup for the 25km will start at 8:15AM. Briefing will start at 8:55AM with the race staring at 9:00AM sharp! Bib pickup for the 10KM will start at 09:05, 10km briefing will be at the start line at 9:40 while practicing social distancing with start time at 9:45AM sharp.

-If you are attending as a family unit/group please only send ONE person to the bib pickup table, and when lining up at the start if you are running with a family member, training partner etc. please line up next to them. and those who are running for a shot at the podium please line up as appropriate, while those who are our there to challenge themselves and adventure on new trails but not so worried about times, again pick a spot as appropriate please.

-There will be a cutoff time of 12 hours for all 50km racers with course closing at 7:00pm 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.

MANDATORY GEAR
-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.

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