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March 14, 2024

Best Trail Events in the Kootenays

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled mountain splendour of the Kootenays! Dazzle in the array of high-quality trail events, making it the ultimate playground for mountain enthusiasts. Explore trail networks and experience the unique charm of our funky towns enriched by our vibrant, authentic mountain culture.

Trail Running in Golden; photo by Dave Best

Get set for an exhilarating blend of challenge and indulgence. Local race organizers masterfully balance the thrill of trail races with a delightful afterparty filled with live local tunes, refreshing craft beer, and mouthwatering local delicacies. Here’s your preview of the ‘summer supreme’ trail events.


May 23, 2024 – Crazy Soles Nipika Trail Run, near Radium Hot Springs
Jun 29, 2024 – Tackle the Toad in Nelson
Jul 20, 2024 – Broken Goat Trail Run in Rossland
Jul 27, 2024 – Elk Valley Ultra in Fernie

Aug 10, 2024 – Loop the Lake in Invermere
Aug 24-25, 2024 – Black Spur Ultra-Marathon in Kimberley
Sep 13-15, 2024 – Golden Ultra


Jun 8, 2024 – BluMoose Charity Gravel Ride in Golden
Jun 14-16, 2024 – Golden Rush
Jun 22, 2024 – Psychosis in Golden
Jul 11-16, 2024 – TransRockies SingleTrack – West Kootenays
Jul 12-14, 2024 – Fernie Gravel Grind
Sep 7, 2024 – Gran Fondo Bike Event in Cranbrook


May 26, 2024 – Elkford Triathlon
Jun 9, 2024 – Wasa Lake Triathlon
Jun 22, 2024 – Around the Mountain in Kimberley
Jul 20-21, 2024 – Heart of the Rockies Multi-sport Event in Invermere

Pack your bike, your runners, and your family because we guarantee you an unforgettable, adrenaline-fueled vacation in the vibrant Kootenays. There are countless brilliant reasons to visit, and this is just the start!

Golden Ultra Event; photo by Bruno Long

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