Castle Alpine Trail Race


September 25, 2021 – Crazy Vert, Beautiful Terrain

Get into fall running mode and enjoy the Castle Mountain Resort Area. Castle is a secluded gem of a place that everyone should make an effort to visit.

Castle Alpine Trail Race (let's call it CAT, OK?) combines wide open vistas, rugged single track, off-trail running, and so much delicious climbing. While it isn't an extraordinarily long race distance-wise, CAT is like a schoolyard bully - it's going to rough you up and doesn't relent the whole day.

People who deferred from 2020 races will have the first crack at the race, then we'll open it up to everyone else on January 11. If there is enough interest, we will look at having a second day of racing on September 26.

The Experience

This is a classic trail run covering two mountain summits and one of the most serene alpine valleys in the region. Each stage starts and ends at Castle Mountain Resort, so you don't even really need a support crew - just park your kit in the staging area and do some quick transitions. Leg 1 runs counterclockwise, Leg 2 clockwise, and Leg 3 counterclockwise.

Castle offers a variety of accommodations including private rooms, hostel, and Air BnBs so make a weekend out of it and enjoy your stay.

Being that it is September, you can expect a chance of snow and definitely a bone-chilling wind at the top of the mountain.

While you're here, check out the flora and fauna. Castle is known for its wildlife viewing and it's a local favourite for skiing in the winter, and exploring in the spring through fall.

Climb to the heights of Castle!


Race Details

  • Friday, September 24
    • 3:00pm-8:00pm – Racer Check-in
    • 7:00pm – Racer Meeting (online)
    • 7:45pm – Volunteer Meeting (online)
  • Saturday, September 25
    • 6:30-8:30am – Late check-in (by reservation only)
    • 9:00am – Race Start
    • 19:00pm – Race Ends
    • 19:00pm – Awards
10 hours
Open to solo runners and teams of 2 to 3.

300 racers total - first come, first served
(to be increased if gathering restrictions are lifted)
Registration Opens:
January 11; 12:00hrs (MST)
Registration Deadline:
September 9, 2021; 23:59hrs (MST) or when full
Support Crew:
Until Covid restrictions are lifted, we ask that you do not use a support crew as this will affect the allowable event numbers.
Aid Stations (CPs):
  • CPs are located throughout each stage
  • All stages have at least one CP
  • Runners are allowed to cache gear at CP1 and CP4
  • CPs are staffed and have drinking water available with some snack foods
  • Female Solo
  • Male Solo
  • Co-ed Team
  • Female Team
  • Male Team
Entry Fee:
  • $195 per person*
*GST not included. Prices subject to change without notice.
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