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Slay The Dragon- Trail Running Race
Slay The Dragon- Trail Running Race
June 29, 2019- "Slay The Dragon" Trail Running Race
Vikings, Grendel's and a Dragon!
Does that get your attention? Those are all part of the story behind our newest epic trail Beowulf, which you will get rewarded with if you choose to tackle the full adventure of the 50Km race! The story started in 2017, those who took on "The Dragon" were the first group to lay foot on Beowulf, this tradition continues every year now for Slay the Dragon.
Although Beowulf will be the highlight trail, no matter which distance you choose it will include amazing trails, beautiful views and great summer temperatures escaping from the valley heat. This will be a great race to take part in and will be a great summer goal for some and an opportune training race for others. SilverStar is situated high enough to beat the summer heat, yet lower enough to not be totally covered by the remnants of winter. Building upon our successes from last year, we only plan to make this race bigger and better each year. Racers last year were stoked, smiles and cheers coming from all participants, if you haven't taken on the Dragon it's time!
Taking place on Canada Day weekend provides a long weekend to ensure you have time to spend with your family and friends and take in all the other activities that exist at SilverStar Mountain.
The course distances and vertical are at the mercy of current day GPS and data programs... as always take with a grain of salt.
The Grendel- 13Km 300m ASC/DSC https://www.trailforks.com/route/slay-the-dragon-13km-2018/
Grendel's Mother- 25Km 600m ASC/DSC https://www.trailforks.com/route/slay-the-dragon-25km-2018-5938/
The Dragon- 50Km 1600m ASC/DSC https://www.trailforks.com/route/slay-the-dragon-50km-2018/
All courses may still be changed and are not final.
PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 19 REQUIRE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN TO BE PRESENT TO SIGN THE WAIVERS.
Registration: Online registration will close at NOON on Friday, June 28th, 2019. Registration is limited, so make sure to register early.
Racer Check-in: Friday 1630-1830h and Saturday 0615-0840h
Race Start: 50Km @ 0700h, 25Km @ 0800h, 13Km @ 0900h
Mandatory Racer Briefing 15min before start time
Awards: 1130h for 13 and 25Km, 1400h for 50Km
Bag Drop and Aid stations- There will be one bag drop for 50Km participants. This bag can be max 20L and dropped off at registration on the day of the race. Please label well with your name.
There will be four aid stations on the 50Km, two on the 25Km, and one on the 13Km. These stations will be well stocked with water, electrolyte drink, energy bars and gels, fruit, and other food (PB&J, etc) to be finalized.
Are you interested in Slay the Dragon but want to check it out first? Volunteering is a great way to see the event from the front lines, get orientated with how it's run and help your fellow runners achieve their goals. Please contact Jason at [email protected] to get more info and sign-up.
A unique Slay the Dragon T-shirt will be included with your early registration until the end of day on May 14th, after this there will only be a limited number of T-shirts available for purchase on the event day.
Event Partner and Training Programs
For 2019 we have joined forces with Bush Babes & Bros Trail Running to provide you with the best trail running race possible! With their extensive background in trail running races, coaching and programs we are very excited to work together and grow the race community in the Okanagan Valley. Bush Babes & Bros are your go to resource for all your training needs. If you're looking to join a running group to keep you on regimen or if you're from out of town and are looking for a written program to follow and help you get ready for the race they are the team to chat with and get a program to suit your needs.
Did you also know that Bush Babes & Bros are running two exciting new events in September to keep your race season going? They take place on Sept 14th and 15th, 2019.
We owe a big shout out to our partners who lend a big hand to making this race possible! Please support them in your daily lives, and say thank you when you're in their stores!
SilverStar Holidays are pleased to offer anyone attending or participating in this event a 10% discount on their accommodation when they stay 2 nights or more in select properties.
- This offer is valid on new bookings July 1at 2018.
- Please quote booking code "ZD" at the time of booking to receive the discount.
- To book please call 1-800-663-4431 or email [email protected].
Available for new reservations only, and is subject to availability. Restrictions apply, not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Open to residents of Canada and the U.S.A. only. Subject to seasonality, change and cancellation without notice.