The place to find the latest information on the mountain half marathon


Welcome to the 18th annual
2016 Emperor's Challenge

The 2016 race will be on Saturday August 6th.

Registration will open Tuesday April 12th

Video of the Race route:

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE… the Emperor’s Challenge


2015 Results Page

Look for 2014 Race Results Here 2015 EC Photos by Eye for Detail Photography

Eye For Detail Photography EC2015 photos

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Perpetuity Bibs


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

August 6th, 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 and is proud to be in the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Visit their website at and learn about everything Tumbler Ridge has to offer.


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

  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


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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Race Day is coming!

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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