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Race Package Information

2015 Entry Information Sheet

2015 Race Package Information

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Race package pick-up is Friday evening at the Tumbler Ridge Community Centre, from 6pm - 8.30pm, or at the race site race morning before 8:15am

  2015 Race Entry Confirmation
(opens 14th April 2015)
When you have registered to race, please click the relevant link below (after April 14th) to check the Emperor's Challenge confirmation list on Stride & Glide's website to make sure you are actually registered.

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Local Tumbler Ridge Hotel Contact and Accommodation Details:


Tumbler Ridge Inn: 250 242-4277

Tumbler Ridge Inn

Wilderness Lodge: 250 242-5405

Wilderness Lodge

Trend Mountain Hotel 250 242-2000

Trend Mountain Hotel

Artful Retreat B&B 250-242-3389

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Camping for Emperor's Challenge weekend

There is unlimited overflow camping with no hook-ups at Monkman RV Park.

Those wishing to book at the Lions Campground / campsite (2 minutes from town), located 1 km from Tumbler Ridge on Hwy 29 to Chetwynd, should please phone (250) 242-1197 after May 1st and leave a message, mentioning that you are a Emperor’s Challenge participant.

Lions International Logo,  Lions Club of Tumbler Ridge

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


If you would like to be a volunteer for the 2013 Emperor's Challenge, please contact one of the Volunteer Coordinators:
Stephanie Davies - daviessteph@gmail.com
250 242-3510
Arla Edward - solo4570@telus.net
250 242-4302


The Emperor's Challenge Route

In 2009 the course was run on Babcock Mountain for the first time. In 2010 and 2011 improvements were made to the route, making for less travel on exploration roads and more challenging single track trail through impressive scenery and meadows, valleys and beside bizarre rock formations . The route now leaves the exploration road at km 6.5 and stays in the wilderness until it crosses the road at the water station at km 8.5.  It then heads up a gully. There are about 300 metres of two-way traffic here – downhill runners follow the same route. The water station is therefore used twice (at km 8.5 and km 14). When proceeding uphill along this two-way stretch, please keep right, and give right of way to the faster downhill participants.

For 2013, the route has been improved between the km XII and km XIII (km 12 and km 13). The old route crossed a high plateau; the new route veers closer to the edge of the mountain, making for more technical running and providing outstanding views. These route improvements do not affect total distance (still 20 kms) or elevation change. Click here for map PDF.

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Demographics for Runners Registered for the 20k Race in 2015

47% are New Runners

63% are Female

37% are Male

20km Registratons By Region:

Central & Northern AB 6.6%
Dawson Creek 20.3%
Central &Northern BC 4.1%
Fort St. John 38.9%
Tumbler Ridge 7.9%
Southern BC 1.9%
Chetwynd 6.4%
Central & Northern AB 2.8%
Grande Prairie 9.7%
Prince George 3.0%
Northern BC 1.6%

Age Breakdown:

18 & Under 8%
19 - 34 40%
35 - 49 33%
50 - 64 16%
65 & Up 3%

Oldest & Youngest 2005-2014


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.

This race is run within the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark