RACE 1 - BIKE THE LAKE (Sunday, May 27, 2018)
We are currently developing a Smolt Ride. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting event aimed at children
This ride is currently under development.
This ride is currently under development
This ride will depart from the Sproat Lake Community Hall turning right on Lakeshore then an immediate left in order to access Highway 4 EAST. From there you'll travel east on H4 then exit at Faber Road. From Faber Road you will follow the eastern most edge of the Lake eventually finding your way to the back side of the lake along Gravel Roads. Following the south shore of the lake you'll travel a long ways until finally getting to the western edge of the lake crossing back over to Highway 4 where you'll turn right and work your way back to the Sproat Lake Community Hall
RACE 2 - RUN THE TRAIN (Sunday, June 17, 2018 ~ FATHER'S DAY)
The Smolt Runners will enjoy a 500m run along Harbour Road from our Harbour Quay toward Tyee Landing then turn around and finish at the train station where they'll then jump on board the train for the enjoyable ride out to McLean Mill. NOTE: Train ride is included but is not mandatory to take.
The Sprint Run is where this whole event started back in 2013 when it was simply called "Race the Train." In 2016 the Race became the No. 7 Challenge and then in 2017 it morphed to the bigger Tri-Conic Challenge. The Sprint run is a 10k run vs. the Locomotive starting at the Train Station and ending up at the National Historic Site. All runners in this race will be provided with return transportation back to the Train Station either via the Train itself or by bus. Early registrants have best chance of riding the train back. THIS YEAR'S RUN IS ON FATHER'S DAY AND BECAUSE OF THAT ALL FATHER'S EITHER RACING OR SIMPLY JOINING US WILL FIND A COUPON FOR A BURGER/BEER* IN THEIR REGISTRATION BAG. BEER GARDENS PLANNED FOR THE MCLEAN MILL
The Challenge Run is our 1/2 Marathon race. The runners will start with the Sprint Runners and will 'race the train' to the McLean Mill where they will continue their journey through the rural settings of both Cherry Creek and Beaver Creek. You'll pass the McLean Mill then carry on to Beaver Creek Road turn LEFT on BC and follow the course through some of the residential areas until you wind your way back to the McLean Mill National Historic Site The Dad's will receive a Burger/Beer coupon in their registration bags to enjoy after the run.
Not for the faint of heart! This run will start two hours ahead of the Sprint/Iconic runs traveling the same route as the Challenge Run and then some.... Our runners will encounter roadways and trails throughout this run so plan accordingly. All Dad's on the run will receive a coupon for a beer/burger at the McLean Mill's Steam Pot Cafe as our way of thanking you for being a Dad and for helping us celebrate the beauty and history of the McLean Mill National Historic Site. The run will follow the ~ 10 k from the Train Station to the McLean Mill National Historic Site and then will carry on to Beaver Creek Road where you'll turn right and head up to the awesome Stamp River Provincial Park - a place that many consider the most majestic on all of Vancouver Island. You'll pass the Fish Ladders perhaps see some fish and then you'll hit the trails for a short but challenging 1.66km run up and down (please be careful) until you get back to Beaver Creek. From there it's another 12 or so K until you're back at the McLean Mill National Historic Site.
RACE 3 - SWIM THE PAST (Sunday, July 8th, 2018)
All swims start and finish at the Sproat Lake Provincial Park beside the Boat Launching area. The Smolts will head out on the water for a 100m swim - 50m out and back.
The Sprint Swimmers will enjoy a 500m swim out from where they may be able to see the Mighty Martin Mars Water Bomber to their right. The swim heads out 250m and turns around. NOTE: The Martin Mars are located just to the west of the swimming area though they seldom are on the water unless of course contracted for services.
Our feature Swim covering a distance of 2500m. The map shows it well. Swimmers will follow the route heading toward the famed Petroglyphs on Sproat Lake - carved centuries ago. Swimmers will do one loop of the course.
The Iconic Swim covers the same route as the Challenge but includes an exit from the water on the first loop and then a repeat! An amazing swim in one of the most beautiful lakes in the entire Country!