1 DAY - 5 CHALLENGES
KIMBERLEY'S PREMIER MULTI-DISCIPLINE ADVENTURE EVENT.
"THE SPECTACULAR ANNUAL ROUND THE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL SHOWCASES KIMBERLEY'S BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE TRAILS."
Hosted by the Kimberley Trails Society, the Kootenay Orienteering Club, and the Kootenay Freewheelers' Cycling Club, the spectacular annual Round The Mountain Festival showcases Kimberley's beautiful and diverse trail network and features the Round The Mountain Route.
Participants can choose from a variety of four hiking, running, and mountain biking challenges around North Star Mountain. Kids events, music, food and drinks will provide fun and entertainment for everyone.
All events start and finish at the Kimberley Nordic Centre.
YOUR EVENT HOSTS
10KM RUNOne runner on a challenging but shorter trail run. For those who want to get back to the festival more quickly This is a fun, challenging trail run with a couple of tough climbs and lots of beautiful single track. After descending into the Kimberley Nature Park, you’ll climb back out to join with the main Round the Mountain route Start Time: 8:30 AM Course Map Elevation Profile:
KIDS RACESOne energetic child. Running, mountain biking, and other fun activities. For kids 12 and under. With ages ranging from 3 to 12, we will split the kids into 2 groups: Kids 6 & under will race our short course, while kids ages 7-12 will race our long course. Not racing? There will be plenty of fun activities to keep the kids engaged! Kids 6 & Under @ 2:00 PM: run & bike over a 700m course Kids 7-9 @ 2:15PM: run & then bike the above course. Kids 7-12 @ 2:30 PM: run & then bike 3.2 km the new Happy Hans Loop. Start Time: 2:00 PM, 2:15PM & 2:30 PM
ROUND THE MOUNTAIN - 20KM RUNOne runner, one mountain. You run all the way around. Be prepared for some tough climbs, and plenty of technical, rocky sections. Average times will be over 2 hours, though we welcome those who want to challenge the winning time of 1:31 from 2022 to give it their best shot! Start Time: 10:45 AM Course Map Elevation Profile
ROUND THE MOUNTAIN - 20KM TREKOur most popular event. One hiker, one mountain. Start early and take it easy. Walk all the way around. Start Time: 7:00 AM Course Map (PDF) Elevation Profile
ROUND THE MOUNTAIN - 20KM BIKEOne bike, one rider, one mountain, lots of single track. 2 new 3km purpose built mountain bike single tracks were completed in 2014. Don't miss your chance to ride these amazing new trails. The 2022 winning time was 1:24, intermediate riders should allow at least 2hrs to complete the 20 km loop. You don't need to be an expert Mountain Biker, though we would like to note that there are some very technical sections, and beginners should be prepared to walk some sections. Start Time: 10:00 AM Course Map Elevation Profile