Welcome to the 16th annual
2014 Emperor's Challenge
August 9th Half Marathon Mountain Run
The place to find the latest information on the mountain half marathon

Registration For The EC-2014 Race is now open

Online via Stride & Glide

*The 20k race is now full, you can still register for the kids races*

Race Date is Saturday August 9th 2014; race cap for the 20 km event is 1000

  • * If you have registered for the 2014 Emperor's Challenge, please check the Stride & Glide Confirmation Lists Adults and Kids , enter either your first or last name in the "search" box and make sure you are on the list. If you are not on the confirmation list but have confirmation of payment, please email info@strideandglide.ca with this payment confirmation and your details, to ensure you do get onto the confirmation list. *

  • We apologize for any confusion this may be causing, but there were problems with the high volume of registrants for the race.
    Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

  • Entrance fee is $65 including technical t-shirt  for the 20k (last year was $45 plus $17 extra for shirt) 
  • Kids race entry fee is $15, includes t-shirt if registered by July 4th
  • Absolutely no refunds, transfers, waiting list or lottery


RISE TO THE CHALLENGE… the Emperor’s Challenge


2013 Results Page

Look for 2011 Race Results Here 2014 Race Entry Confirmation
20k Confirmation List

Kids 2k and 4k Confirmation List
Perpetuity icon Perpetuity
Perpetuity Bibs


Run with the goats. Cruise with the caribou or trot with the ptarmigan.

August 9th, rise to the challenge that awaits you in Tumbler Ridge! This mountain Half Marathon is a unique race on the circuit, and will be your most memorable. Starting near treeline, you climb over 2000 feet to the summit of Babcock Mountain. There you claim your reward in the spectacular open terrain at the top of the mountain as you begin the descent home. The skyline to the west is a tableau of rugged limestone and snow of the Northern Rockies in summer.

You want a half marathon you can really talk about? Rise to the Challenge!

The Emperor's Challenge is designed for all comers.


There are Age Group Medals for: 18 & Under, 19 - 34, 35 - 49, 50 - 64, 65+

Special Rate Events Around Race Day  

Tumbler Ridge Golf and Country Club Logo

The TR Golf & Country Club is putting on a pasta dinner at their restaurant for race participants, on Friday August 8th, the evening before the Emperor's Challenge.

To book a spot for this dinner please call the pro shop at 250 242-3533.

They will need to know the name of your group, the number in your group, and the seating time.

Tip Tick

Tumbler Ridge Golf and Country Club Logo

Sam Roberts, performing an outside concert at the TR Golf Course on Sunday August 10th (the evening after the race).

Tickets will be $59.00, with a special rate of $40 for Emperor's Challenge registrants

Tickets available at the TR Golf Course in person or over the phone at 242-4027 starting May 1st

The concert will be held outdoors on the grounds of the TR Golf Course.

There will be 700 tickets available.

The show starts at 6 pm with a yet to be announced opening acts.

  Local Tumbler Ridge Hotel Contact and Accommodation Details:  

Tumbler Ridge Inn

Tumbler Ridge Inn: 250 242-4277

Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge: 250 242-5405

Trend Mountain Hotel

Trend Mountain Hotel 250 242-2000


Artful Retreat B&B 250-242-3389


Tumbler Ridge Golf Course Campsites
Phone for camping spot reservations: 250 242-8042



Car Pool Please

Parking space is limited, so please make every effort to car pool! Tip Tick

Dates or events are subject to change, please check back regularly
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Demographics for Runners Registered for the 20k Race in 2014

47% are New Runners

64% are Female

36% are Male

20km Registratons By Region:

Manitoba and East 0.9%
Dawson Creek 18.8%
Central BC 1.1%
Fort St. John 35.7%
Tumbler Ridge 8.6%
Southern BC 1.9%
Chetwynd 9.0%
Central & Northern AB 2.8%
Grande Prairie 8.5%
Alberta Peace 4.7%
Prince George 4.9%
Northern BC 1.6%
Central AB 1.4%


This event is hosted by the
Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society

Wolverine  Nordic and  Mountain Society logo and the Emperor's Challenge medal spinning like a coin.