Saturday, November 6, 2010
Ultra starts at 4:00 am.
First Relay Wave starts at 6:00 am (4 waves). Please note start times will be based on estimated finish time of the entire team. Please be as accurate as possible when estimating finish time — this will ensure the safety of the participants and volunteers.
6:00am All teams with predicted times greater than 9.5 hours
Course 100 km total distance
Paved roadways following the scenic Sasquatch Drive. Starting in Maple Ridge, the course winds over rolling hills, passing through Mission and into the lush farmlands of the Fraser Valley en route to beautiful Harrison Hot Springs. See Map.
Eight (8) legs of varied length, ranging from 8 km to 15 km. See below for leg descriptions. Ultra entrants run the entire course.
Start Haney, BC
The race begins at Haney, BC, 20 miles/30 km east of Vancouver. The starting location is at Brown Ave and 223 St. (Brown Ave is one block north of Haney Place Mall). Lots of parking is available at Haney Place Mall on 224th Street. Note: do not leave your vehicle at Haney Place Mall after 8am — it will be towed if left there all day. Washrooms will open at 5:30 am in the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre adjacent to the Mall. See below for detailed maps.
Finish Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Penticton's Steve King, veteran athletics & triathlon announcer—including the Sun Run, TC10K, Royal Victoria and Vancouver International Marathons—will be announcing at the finish line and awards ceremony.
Sanctioned by BC Athletics, supporter of amateur sports in British Columbia.
Click on underlined Leg titles to see maps. Note that the exchanges are numbered according to the previous leg, i.e. Exchange 1 is at the end of Leg 1, etc. Elevation charts are included with the maps.
Brown Ave/223 St. to Garibaldi Senior Secondary. Starting at the intersection of Brown Ave and 223 St, north on 223 St, then west on 122 Ave. Continue west on Mountainview Cres, then north on 216th St, east on 124th Ave, north on 227th St, east on Abernathy Way, south on 232nd St; then east on Dewdney Trunk Road to Exchange 1 at Garibaldi School.
Garibaldi Senior Secondary to Stave Lake Dam. East on Dewdney Trunk Road. Flat to start, the road climbs steeply then becomes very undulating. Continue past Ruskin turnoff staying on Dewdney Trunk Road until Exchange 2 at Stave Lake Dam.
Stave Lake Dam to Mission Municipal Hall. Cross over both dams and climb steeply uphill for 1 km. After short downhill, road continues uphill to Mill Pond, then continues downhill to Dewdney Trunk Road. Road becomes undulating. Stay left and continue along Dewdney Trunk Road until Exchange 3 at Stave Lake Street, at the Mission Municipal Hall.
Mission Municipal Hall to Dewdney Elementary School. Go left onto Stave Lake Street, head north, following winding road downhill to Dale Road and Farms Road intersection. Turn right at intersection and proceed south along Farms Road to Sylvester Road. Turn left onto Lougheed Hwy, then stay left onto Hawkins Pickle Road for 100m to Exchange 4 at Dewdney Elementary.
Dewdney Elementary School to Athey Road #2 and Lougheed Hwy. Go back out on Hawkins Pickle Rd and left onto Lougheed Hwy. Follow Hwy. on the left side until directed across the highway and right onto Nicomen Island Trunk Road. Stay right at next intersection and continue on Nicomen Island Trunk Road. Turn right at Lougheed Hwy and proceed to Exchange 5 at Athey Road #2.
Athey Road #2 to Sasquatch Inn. Follow Lougheed Hwy over Nicomen Slough bridge towards Deroche. Route follows undulating Hwy. to Hemlock Valley Ski Turnoff at Sasquatch Inn (Exchange 6).
Sasquatch Inn to Cameron & McCallum Road (Kent). Follow flat Hwy. for 2.5 miles. Uphill for 2.5 miles, then steep downhill for 1 mile. Continue on flat ground for 1.25 miles to Cameron Road. Turn left at Cameron Road then proceed to Exchange 7 at Cameron and McCallum.
Altered due to bridge construction.
Cameron & McCallum Road to Harrison. Follow McCallum Road. Left at Hardy and right at Golf to intersection of Golf and Harrison Hot Springs Road (Highway 9). Follow HHS Road, to Miami River Road, right onto Miami River Road, across the footbridge at the end, left onto path and finish in Spring Park.
Click on underlined map titles to view. Please note:
Please review carefully and note the following changes from previous years. Links to maps are provided where applicable.
All new first half of route since 2008. New start location at Brown Avenue and 223 Street. Heading west as far as 216 Street before turning north and then east. See Leg 1 map.
Only one vehicle per team will be permitted past the intersection of Dewdney Trunk Rd and Wilson St. Vehicles without passes will be directed down Wilson St to Lougheed Hwy, returning to the race route near the end of Leg 3.
Leg 4 is a restricted area closed to ALL H2H runner vehicles and event traffic except volunteers with Leg 4 Volunteer passes. Only these, plus local resident and business traffic, will be allowed anywhere on Leg 4. See Bypass 4 map. Event designated safety vehicles will patrol the restricted area.
New since 2008: Local traffic only on Nicomen Island Trunk Road — no race vehicles. Bypass to Exchange 5 along Lougheed.
On Leg 5 at the Sterling Road intersection with Lougheed, runners stay on the right side of the Lougheed Highway and continue on the right side to Exchange 5. This is the only exception to the "stay on the left" rule.
Restrooms at the Sasquatch Inn are for paying customers only. There are portapotties outside for use by runners. Please do not use these restrooms for change rooms!
NEW CUT OFF TIME FOR RUNNERS LEAVING EXCHANGE #6
Due to the impending darkness and safety concerns of the racers, the race committee and the RCMP are implementing the following rules for the Exchange 6 runner start time:
LAST TIME A RUNNER MAY DEPART: Leg 7 runners waiting to depart at Exchange 6 (Sasquatch Inn) will not be permitted to start if their Leg 6 runner has not arrived by 3:30 pm. There will not be a forced start — leg 7 runners will not be permitted to run after 3:30 pm.
If your team registered with 10+ hours predicted time you will be starting at 6:00 am to help get you to Exchange #6 before the cut off. Please note this decision was made to keep all runners safe on the H2H race course. All official race start times will be posted by October 25th.
As in previous years, at 3:30 pm all Leg 8 runners still waiting at Exchange 7 will start whether or not their Leg 7 runners have arrived. This will be a controlled start by the timing company to ensure all teams are timed correctly.
If the Leg 7 runner has not arrived yet, at 3:20 pm the Leg 8 runner will be given a second team ChampionChip for timing.
Timing ChampionChip handout will be held in the tent assigned for Timing Chips Hand-out (see map).
After Leg 8 runner receives assigned second timing ChampionChip, he/she is allowed to proceed to the Timing Tent, swipe the chip on timing mat and IMMEDIATELY START Leg 8.
Leg 8 and the finish were altered in 2008 due to bridge construction. Stay tuned for 2010 updates.