Birds Hill Trail Series

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The Birds Hill Trail Series is a Thursday evening, three race series held at Birds Hill Provincial Park, just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bib pick-up, start and finish will be in the Group Use #2 Area.

Races will begin at 6:45 PM on June 21, July 19 & August 16 with distances ranging from 10k – 14k on some awesome east-side single track trails.

Cup Free Race – Hydration and food will only be available at the finish line. There will be no water available on route, and racers are encouraged to carry their own water and other supplies they may need, throughout the race. Bring your own cup for after the race.

Interested in the Birds Hill Trail Series? Here are the details.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTERING.

Registration Details

Dates

Thursday, June 21 (6:45 PM)

  • Bib Pick-Up & Check-In begins at 5:30 PM
  • Racer Meeting at 6:30 PM
  • Race Begins at 6:45 PM

Thursday, July 19 (6:45 PM)

  • Bib Pick-Up & Check-In begins at 5:30 PM
  • Racer Meeting at 6:30 PM
  • Race Begins at 6:45 PM

Thursday, August 16 (6:45 PM)

  • Bib Pick-Up & Check-In begins at 5:30 PM
  • Racer Meeting at 6:30 PM
  • Race Begins at 6:45 PM
Cap
  • We have a cap of 130 total participants, and will only be selling series registrations.
Registration
  • Super early registration begins February 19 at 10:00 AM and will run for 2 weeks. Registration happens through UltraSignUp which will have a fee tacked on to the event cost.
  • Early registration begins March 5. Registration happens through UltraSignUp which will have a fee tacked on to the event cost. **April 1 Update (Not an April Fools Joke) – I’ve extended the early registration for two more weeks. Regularly registration fee begins on April 17.
  • Regular registration begins April 17 and also happens through UltraSignUp which will have a fee tacked on to the event cost.
  • Cost
    • Super Early Registration – $60
    • Early Registration – $75
    • Regular Registration – $90
  • Registration closes once we’ve reached our cap of 130, or May 21, whichever comes first.
  • Please note there are NO REFUNDS and NO BIB TRANSFERS. A 50% refund will be provided if the race is cancelled due to dangerous conditions, at the discretion of Parks Manitoba. **Please take this into consideration before registering.
Entry Includes
  • Access to marked and awesome single track routes.
  • Professional medic available on site at the finish line.
  • Amazing post-race bonfire & food (smokies/weiner roast, chips, fruit, etc.).
  • Special Birds Hill Trail Series – Series Finisher Patch. This will be available to all participants who complete all three races.
  • Series Winner Awards – Points will be given for placing at each race. Each male & female runner with the most points at the end of the series will receive special prizing. Racers must participant in all three races to be eligible.

**Special Note: The trails being used for this series are notorious for wasps/hornets. If you are allergic, please be aware of this fact, take precautions, and carry necessary medication.

Sounds like a fun time?
Click the registration link below.

Birds Hill Trail Series Registration

 

Additional Race Details

Sponsors & Supporters

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Contact Information

This race is being hosted and supported independently by Joel Toews and Alain Foidart, building on the success and hard work of past fellow co-race director, Mallory Richard. This race also wouldn’t be able to happen without the help of many awesome, selfless, volunteers. For any questions, please contact Joel at toews[dot]ja[at]gmail[dot]com.

Route 

**Map will be posted at least a month prior to the event.

Race #1 – Thursday, June 21 – 10k

Race #2 – Thursday, July 19 – 14k

Race #3 – Thursday, August 16 – 12k
**Due to an earlier sunset, depending on your speed, a headlamp or flashlight may be a good option.

**Note that distances are approximate, this is a trail race after all.
**Cutting the course or cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.

Timing

We will use the UltraSignup timing app for this event and there will be no live tracking. Results will be posted on UltraSignup a few days following the event.

DNF’s (Did Not Finish)

If you aren’t able to finish the route or get lost, you are still responsible to get back to the finish area. While there will be volunteers sweeping the course of flagging, no one is coming along the trail to pick you up.

Emergencies

On the trail, you are responsible for you! Please make sure you have enough fluids,  proper gear, appropriate first aid, and know how to use it. If you see someone in trouble, please provide help.