Best Trail Events in the Kootenays

Best Trail Events in the Kootenays

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The Kootenays is the ultimate mountain playground and it is just bursting with dozens of high-quality trail events, all of which are excellent reasons to come and explore the area’s incredible trail networks & funky towns – of course, our authentic mountain culture.

Local race organizers like to pair pain with pleasure – so most trail races are followed by local live music, cold craft beer and delicious food. Here is a sample of the BEST Trail Events happening this summer:

Trail Running

May 25, 2019 – Crazy Sole Trail Run, Nipika Resort, Radium Hot Springs BC 
Jul 19-20, 2019 – Broken Goat Trail, Rossland BC
Jul 27, 2019 - Idaho Peak Ultra Trail Marathon & 10K Trail Run, New Denver BC
Jul 27, 2019 – Elk Valley Ultra 50-Km & Relay, Fernie BC 
Aug 11, 2019 – The North Face Dirty Feet Trail #3.5, Revelstoke BC
Aug 23-25, 2019 – Black Spur Ultra (108K, 54K, Relay), Kimberley  BC
Aug 25-29, 2019 – TransSelkirk Run, Revelstoke BC
Sep 20-22, 2019 - Golden Ultra, Golden BC

Photo by Bruno Long

Mountain Biking

May 26, 2019 – Kootenay Krusher, Nipika Resort, Radium Hot Springs BC
Jun 3-8, 2020 – TransRockies Singletrack 6 (South Kootenays)
Jun 15-16, 2019 – Golden24 (TransRockies Races Series), Golden BC
Jul 9-13, 2019 - Trans BC Enduro (East Kootenays)
Sep 8, 2019 – Nakusp Suffercross & Adaptive CX, Nakusp BC

Photo by Kevin Laundry


Jun 22, 2019 – Burton Amazing Race (Paddle-Mtn Bike-Trail Run), Burton BC
Jun 23, 2019 – Round the Mountain, Kimberley BC
Jul 12-14, 2019 – Spartan Race, Kimberley BC
Sep 7, 2019 – Fernie Tears & Gears, Fernie BC

Photo by Bruno Long

These are only a few of the superb reasons to pack your bike, your runners and your family and take a memorable adventurous vacation in the Kootenays.

Happy Trails!

Story by KootRocks Staffer (Shannon Harrison).  Cover/top cover photo courtesy of Bruno Long.

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