Welcome to the 17th annual
2015 Emperor's Challenge
August 8th Half Marathon Mountain Run
The place to find the latest information on the mountain half marathon

2015 Emperor's Challenge Registration Opens Tuesday April 14th

Click Here For The Results Of This Years Race

2015 Race Date Is Saturday August 8th.
Registration will open on Tuesday April 14th

2014 Emperor's Challenge t-shirts are now on sale for $20, available at the Tumbler Ridge Visitor Info Centre.
It is open 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm.


RISE TO THE CHALLENGE… the Emperor’s Challenge


2014 Results Page

Look for 2014 Race Results Here 2014 EC Photos by Eye for Detail Photography

Eye For Detail Photography EC2014 photos

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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  

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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.

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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 250-242-3533 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 opening acts.

The gates open at 5 p.m. with Downwater Union playing a set, as well as Stretch9...Sam Roberts Band will hit the stage at around 7 p.m.

  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.