Photo Courtesy of: Julia Burger
Nakusp Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run/Walk
May 26th, 2018
Package Pick-up: Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Kootenay Sufferfest Office located upstairs at 119 Broadway St. W (True North building) 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 your Race Start Time**
Staging Ground at the Gazebo Park near the public beach in Nakusp, BC
Half Marathon Start Time: 9:00 am
5k Run/Walk: 10:00 am
The Half Marathon:
The Half Marathon is a challenging single-loop course through the surrounding country and hillsides of beautiful Nakusp. The course uses a combination of paved/dirt roads and trail. Most of the run is on roads. It will have a significant elevation gain and loss, as this is typical of running in the Kootenays -it is rarely is flat! The route will start and finish at the Gazebo Park. It includes a loop up into the Wells Road area, then over to Alexander Road ( where it crosses the highway), and uses a short stretch of the old rail bed trail to connect with Brouse Loop. There is a significant climb up Billings Road, continuing around the Crescent Bay area and returning to Nakusp along the highway and beautiful Waterfront walk.
The Nakusp 5k Run/Walk:
Starting at the GAZEBO PARK near the public beach, runners will start out along the old rail bed trail past the local cemeteries, turn right onto 4th St NW, a left onto 10th Ave NW and continuing with a right onto Hwy 23. Runners continue making a left onto 9A Ave NW and along Columbia Crescent before turning left onto 8th Ave NW, a left back onto the highway past the schools before another left onto 4th St NW, left again at 4th Ave NW before a right onto 5th St. NW, right onto 3rd Ave NW, a left on to 4th St W and then a right turn onto 2nd Ave NW continuing across Broadway Street to the final kilometre along the Waterfront walkway to the finish line back at the Gazebo Park!
There are public washrooms located at the Gazebo Park (start/finish line), but only bushes along the route!