Photos Courtesy of: Julia Burger
Nakusp Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run/Walk
Package Pick-up: Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Shon’s Bike & Ski at 409 Broadway in Nakusp; or Saturday Morning 7:30 am – 9:30am at the Registration Booth in Gazebo Park.
Race Start: ** Please report to start line at least 15 minutes prior to you Race Start Time**
Staging Ground at the Gazebo Park in downtown Nakusp, BC
Half Marathon Start Time: 9:00 am
5k Run/Walk: 10:00 am
The Half Marathon:
Route Map/Elevation Profile: Nakusp Half Marathon with elev profile
Nakusp Half Marathon – The Half Marathon will be a challenging single-loop course of the surrounding country and hillside of beautiful Nakusp. A combination of Road, Dirt Road and Trail will be used, however, the run is mainly road. It will have a significant elevation gain and loss, as this is typical running in the Kootenays, rarely is it flat! The route will start and finish at the Gazebo Park, include a loop up into the Wells Road area, then over to Alexander Road where it will cross the highway and use a short stretch of the old rail bed trail to connect with Brouse Loop. A significant climb up Billings Road, then around the Crescent Bay area and back into Nakusp along the highway and beautiful Boardwalk along the lake.
Route Map/Elevation Profile: Nakusp 5k Fun Run/ Walk
The 5km Fun Run/Walk is a 5km road run around Nakusp. Starting at the GAZEBO PARK in downtown Nakusp, runners will start with an out and back along 8th Ave. towards the Arena, then head west around the campground. Turn left on 10th, then right on the highway and left into the trailer park loop. Exiting the loop turn left on the highway then left after the elementary school. Then right on 2nd, cross Broadway and enter the Boardwalk for the final kilometer back to the finish.
There are public washrooms located at the Gazebo Park (start/finish line), but only bushes along the route!
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