Welcome to the Snowden Trail Challenge

The Snowden Trail Challenge takes place in the Snowden Demonstration Forest, a vast network of scenic double track and single track trails, just outside of Campbell River. This year’s event takes place on September 4, 2016 and offers three distances 15k, 25k and 50k.  Challenge yourself to run, bike or bike and run, there is also a team category for the 50k distance. This incredible scenic route varies from dense forest to open rock bluffs.  It is unique and challenging, an unforgettable trail running/riding experience.


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While participating in the Snowden Trail Challenge, be courteous and aware of other users as the route is open to the public on race day.

No Pacing: non-­participants may not accompany registered runners (on foot or otherwise) along the course.

  • Do not litter on the course. This will result in disqualification.
  • Please use portable toilets or use common sense, if you have to relieve yourself.
  • Slow runners must yield the trail to others wishing to pass.
  • If you come across an injured fellow runner, please stay with that person until the sweep or medical attention arrives.
  • Runners may not store supplies of any kind along the trail.
  • No dogs, baby joggers, trekking poles, or other “accessories”.
  • Headphones ARE discouraged; you need to be aware of your surroundings at ALL TIMES. We request that if you use headphones you only run with one ear bud with low volume to enable you to hear other runners, mountain bikers, and crazy wild forest creatures at all times.
  • Runners and bikers may not receive assistance outside of designated Aid Stations by anyone other than another registered active runner or biker. This standard is enforced for fairness to all participants.
  • Dropping Out: If you find it necessary to drop from the race, you must do so at an aid station. Notify the aid station captain and have the captain remove your bib number. If you feel you cannot get to the nearest aid station, stay on the trail and a sweep will assist you. Do not leave the course without notifying an aid station captain. If we can’t account for your whereabouts an expensive search and rescue operation will be initiated.
  • Mandatory Drop Out: Medical staff and aid station captains have the authority to pull a runner/biker from the event should they deem it unsafe for the runner/biker to continue. The runner/biker must comply with this decision.

Participants are expected to behave in a sportsmanlike manner. Race Management reserves the right to impose sanctions for behavior not specifically mentioned here.