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Race Information


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

Entry Confirmation

When you have registered to race, please click the relevant link below (after April 11th) to check the Emperor’s Challenge confirmation list on Stride & Glide’s Website [CLICK ME] to ensure you are registered.


Adult 20km Race is $80

Kids Race is $20

Both include a technical shirt


We love our volunteers!  If you would like to be a volunteer for this year’s Emperor’s Challenge, please contact Jerrilyn at 250-242-8047

Self Care

Tumbler Ridge’s Massage Therapist Yvonne Poulin has prepared a Self Massage Guide for our racers.

Self Massage Guide is here. [CLICK ME]



Hotels, Inns, and Lodges:


Trend Mountain Hotel

TR Hotel & Suites


Tumbler Ridge Inn



Tents, Trailers, and RVs welcome!

Tumbler Ridge has some amazing camping – and the 2 campsites on the map below are mere minutes from downtown.

The Lions Campground (SW of town) will be accepting reservations as of April 15.   Phone 250-242-1197 to reserve.

We have a large RV Park north of town, and 8 RV sites at the golf course as well.

The Emperor’s Challenge Route

Route Improvements from 2011

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.

Read about The Emperor’s Challenge Route Geology

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.

Looking for another great event in the Peace? Check out the Chetwynd Adventure Races by PCS