Idaho Peak Ultra Trail Marathon & 10K | July 28, 2018


Idaho Peak Ultra Trail Marathon 

& 10 KM Trail Run

New Denver, BC





Idaho Peak Ultra Trail Marathon

New Denver, BC

DATE:  Saturday, July 28, 2018

Race Start/ Finish Location, Map Click Here: 

Located in the Grassy Lot next to the Recycle Bins located at the corner of Kootenay and Slocan Ave.  

Package Pick-up Times: Friday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm; Saturday 6:30 am – 8:30 am (KNOX HALL)

Check-in: 6:30 am – 7:15 am (KNOX HALL)

Mandatory Pre-race Meeting: 7:15 am (at race start)

Race Start Time: 7:30 am

Approximate Distance: 45KM

Elevation Gain / Loss: 2200meters

Elevation Profile CLICK HERE (Both Idaho Peak Ultra and 10k)

(We recommend you print this map and bring it along, maps will not be provided)

WASHROOMS:  2 outhouses are located on the course at 19.1km P1 Parking Lot just after the summit & 37.1km just before the cable car crossing.



 A race to the Summit of the iconic and spectacular Idaho Peak and back with 1 mile vertical elevation gain/loss.  The race takes place along some of the most enjoyable single track running trails in BC, old mining roads steeped in history, carved out along the Carpenter Creek and New Denver Canyons.  This may just be the only mountain marathon in North America which involves using a cable car to cross a creek! Spectacular views of Slocan Lake and the Valhallas await you at the summit rewarding your effort.  This route will not disappoint.

The climb out of New Denver is gentle and ‘run-able’, staying on the south side of Carpenter Creek along the old mining road of Old Sandon Road. The road deteriorates into a single track winding its way through former mining artifacts, crossing numerous creeks.  Continuing onto Alamo Wagon Road, the climb  pops out onto Queen Bess mining road, traversing the slope and then heading straight up to the north summit, where you will find some telecommunication towers. From here, climb your way up the rounded ridge to the fire lookout hut on the summit of Idaho Peak, having climbed a vertical mile from the start line.  Stop and enjoy the 360 degree views of snowy mountain peaks, pristine wilderness and the spectacular Slocan Lake 1715m below!

Get your number checked off, and start the long descent down the well defined East Ridge route to the car park P1. Descend the main road for 3km before entering a tributary trail to connect back to Queen Bess, traverse round the northern flank to the trails of H Road, Galena Trail, then a bucket crossing to cross Carpenter Creek and back along the Lower Carpenter Creek Trail to New Denver finish where food, drink and support  await you.

Route Marking: The entire route will be marked in advance using signs/arrows and flagging tape. However, it is the responsibility of the runner to know the course in advance and stay on course. Please bring the map and keep your eyes sharp for signage, flags and arrows.

Marshals/Aid Stations/First Aid/Participant Tracking: There will be volunteers with radios and first aid at each aid station, as well as a marshal will be located at both the summit and cable car crossing also with radio contact.  2 sweep runners will be following the final runners with radios and first aid.  Runners will be tracked along the course using their bib number, please ensure when you pass an aid station your number is visible and marked down by the volunteer.  Thank you!  If you choose to not complete the course, please notify a volunteer at one of the aid stations, and a ride to the finish will be arranged.  DO NOT leave the course without notifying a race volunteer or Search and Rescue could be unnecessarily dispatched!

Mandatory kit list for ULTRA runners: Water, map, minimum of two energy bars, race number clearly attached to the front of your torso, whistle, bear spray.

Cut-off times:

12:00 PM // P1 Parking Lot Aid Station

1:45 PM // Queen Bess Aid Station

4:30 // Finish line



10KM Trail Run

New Denver, BC

Package Pick-UpFriday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm; Saturday 6:30 am – 8:30 am (KNOX HALL)

Check-In: 8:00 am -8:30 am (KNOX HALL) 

Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting: 8:30 AM (at Check-in Area).
NOTE-  If you are planning to go straight to the race start and won’t make the meeting, please ensure you notify us and check for any updates by emailing  

Last Shuttle Departure:  8:55 am (In front of KNOX HALL). Due to high registration numbers for this event, there will be more than one shuttle departure, first shuttle will depart directly after the pre-race meeting, last shuttle at 8:55 am.  If runners choose, they can drive out to the race start and the shuttle will be available again after the race to take runners back to their vehicles following the race.

If Driving To Race Start: Please park at the Galena Trail parking lot at the Sandon Turnoff and run/walk the 2.26km to the race start up the gravel road towards Sandon. Please inform race officials that you will not be checking in at KNOX HALL by emailing: A shuttle will be available AFTER the race to bring you back to the Three Forks-Galena Trail parking lot.

Race Start Time:  9:30 AM

Start Location:  2.26km towards Sandon from Three Forks (approx 10km EAST of New Denver towards Kaslo at the Sandon Turnoff). Last shuttle departs from KNOX HALL at 8:55 am.  It is approximately a 15 minute drive to Three Forks.  You will have time to warm up, but there are no washrooms and no water/food at the start.  The start will be located at 2.26km up the dirt road leading to Sandon.

Map and Race Route:  Idaho Peak and 10k Official Map It is a one-way net down route on one of the most majestic and well loved trails in the Kootenays…the Galena Trail.  Entertaining and varied, the trail uses the scenic old mining trail steeped in history nestled in the trees high above the banks of Carpenter Creek.  Described as a cracking run, a bit technical but mostly fun and flowy, with the added attraction of using the Cable Car Crossing of Carpenter Creek at approximately the half way point.  It is possible that a wait will be necessary if the crossing gets back logged.

Aid Station/Washroom/Marshal:  There will be one aid station stocked with water and Clif products located 2.5 km from the start.  An outhouse is located at 4.7 km from the start just before the cable car crossing.  A marshal will be located at the cable car crossing to aid with the crossing, and will also have radio contact with race headquarters and a first aid kit.

Finish Area: Enjoy a shared finish line with the IPMM. Most (if not all) 10k racers should finish their race before the first IPMM racer crosses the line.  The finish is located on the grassy lot south of the Recycle Bins, 1 block south of KNOX HALL where Check-in is located.

Registration /Shuttles: Register by clicking the ‘register now’ button above. There will be late registration available at KNOX HALL Friday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm; Saturday 6:30 am – 8:30 am.  However, late registrations will not be guaranteed a spot in the shuttle.  If shuttles are full, runners will be given the option to drive their vehicles to the race start at Three Forks and the shuttle van will transport runners back to their vehicles following the race.

Route Marking:  The entire route will be marked in advance using signs/arrows and flagging tape. However, it is the responsibility of the runner to know the course in advance and stay on course.  Please bring the map and keep your eyes sharp for signage, flags and arrows.


Emergency Procedures: As a participant, you will agree to abide by the rules of the race. We will adopt a buddy approach – if a competitor immediately ahead of you is in need of medical attention, you will be responsible for raising the alarm. Remember, this person in need could be you, no matter how fit or prepared you are. The role of the messenger is to run as quickly and safely as possible to the nearest Aid Station or Marshaling Station where you will find a volunteer. This may be ahead or back down the route you are on. Once you have relayed the situation to the marshal, you will be free to carry on with the race if you wish.  In any circumstance, DO NOT leave the course without notifying a volunteer!  This could cause an unnecessary dispatch of Search and Rescue.

Changing Facilities: There will be access to KNOX HALL with one washroom.

Prizing: First 3 male, first 3 female, plus age group awards! There are also lots of exciting draw prizes from our Sponsors!       

Awards Presentations: The presentation of the 10k overall and age group awards will take place once all 10k finishers are in, while we are waiting for the final finishers of the Ultra.  The Ultra awards and draw prizes will take place once all racers are in!  Estimated time for 10k awards is 11:30 am; estimated time for Ultra awards is 2:30 pm.




2017 Results:


10K Trail Run