To start, participants will run along the Rotary Trail & Kicking Horse Trail (roadway), heading west, on the north & east sides of the Kicking Horse & Columbia Rivers. The first 2 km of this leg is mellow and flat, until runners cross the single-lane bridge over the Columbia River and hit the trails.
Starting on CBT Mainline, you will begin to steadily climb a rolling 4 KM (approx) of beautiful forested single track. Get lulled by the twists and turns of CBT before you feel the trail start to level out as you get to the intersection of CBT and Mighty Quinn.
Here, you’ll turn down Mighty Quinn for some fun, undulating downhill descent meant to stretch out those legs. After less than a KM you’ll veer off onto Gold Rush Descent, where you’ll start to catch glimpses of the Columbia River as you continue to head back towards the bridge. Once you hop onto your final trail of Take It Easy, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful, meandering run beside the river with gorgeous views to the east and south before you head back to Spirit Square.