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Saturday July 9th, 2022
Summit 700 is an epic trail/mountain running experience flowing through Blue Mountain Resort’s challenging single-track trail network. Each course will tackle a 700ft ascent of the Niagara Escarpment in addition to endless; rock hopping, creek crossing, root dodging, up & down sublime forest running!
2022 Event Highlights
  • Hosted out of the Blue Mountain South Base Lodge
  • Re-Designed Courses! The 10k and 21k will now ascend the iconic Cascade Trail taking its name from the babbling brook it follows up the escarpment. All courses will follow many of Blue's newly built & expanded trail network
  • Event Expo Returns! 
  • Post-Race Outdoor Patio, BBQ & Music

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RACE INFO

Date: Saturday July 9th, 2022

Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario, Canada

(In 2022 the event will be based out of the South Base Lodge)

Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K

 

Schedule:

 

Thursday July 7th, 2022 

10:00am -5:00pm Race Kit Pick-Up (VO2 Sports in Collingwood)

Friday July 8th, 2022 

10:00am -8:00pm Race Kit Pick-Up (VO2 Sports in Collingwood)

 

Saturday July 9th, 2022 

6:00am -11:00am Race Kit Pick-Up (Blue Mountain - South Base Lodge

8:00am - 21K Racers Start

10:00am - 10K Racers Start

11:00am - 5K Racers Start

9:50am - 1:00pm Racers Finish

10:00am - 2:00pm Post Race Patio & BBQ

10:00am - 2:00pm Vendor Village

11:00am - 21K Awards Ceremony

12:00pm - 5K & 10K Awards Ceremony

Prizing (See the Results Link - available week of event) Prizing will be provided for 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall in each distance, plus King and Queen of the mountain for the Summit 700 Hill Climb for each race distance.  Age Groups will be recognized in results (age as of July 9th, 2022): 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. The minimum age for the 5K is 12, the 10K is 14 and the 21K is 16. Age limits were determined using Athletics Canada GUIDELINES FOR THE INCLUSION OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN ROAD RACES.

Aid Stations. Water and sports drink will be available at Aid Stations. The event will be cupless and participants will need to carry their own vessel for drinks. If looking to refill at an aid station, volunteers with PPE will have handheld jugs with water, or sports drink and will pour them into your vessel that you've pre-opened.

5K course Aid Station at the 2.5km mark

10K course Aid Stations at the; 2.5km, 6.5km marks

21k course Aid Stations at the: 2.5km, 6.5km, 9.6km, 15.4km marks

Elevation Gain/Loss

5K =  215m/705ft

10K = 422m/1384ft

21K = 925m/3035ft

Course Cut-Offs:

10K Course Cut-Off at 11:30am at the 5km mark

21K Course Cut-Off at 12:00pm at the 15.5km mark 

Spectators: Spectators are free to view participants along the courses at their discretion. Spectators on Blue Mountains trail system are required to have a valid pass. Spectating in the Start/Finish/Festival area does not require Blue Mountain Trail Pass. To help spectators find their way around the course consider downloading Blue Mountain's new GPS powered smartphone app. Search for Blue Mountain in the Apple App Store, or Google Play.  

 

Covid (updated June 24th, 2022):

As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic is fluid and mitigation measures are changing constantly. At the time of the event, we’ll need to follow any Covid mitigation guidelines, or restrictions imposed by, local or provincial governments, health units, sport governing bodies, or our host venue. These may include:

  • Providing Proof of Vaccination

  • Wearing a mask indoors, and possibly outdoors when distancing of 2m is not possible

  • Completing a Covid Pre-Screening Test on the day of the event

  • Any other measures which may come into effect

At this time (June 24, 2022), there are no restrictions being imposed by our host venue, Athletics Ontario, or any government bodies. Blue Mountain is encouraging people to wear masks indoors and their Covid policies can be seen at this link. Providing proof of vaccination is no longer required to sign up for the event.

We're currently planning for mass start events, however, we've been collecting estimated finish time data on the registration form and will break the starts into waves if necessary to mitigate large gatherings.

Directions

 

Parking Info: Park at the P1 South Lot. In 2022 we'll be based at the South Base Lodge right across the road from the P1 South Lot.

 

Accommodations: Blue Mountain has numerous lodging options available

To access a 30% discount off Blue Mountain lodging, please book before June 9th, 2022 using promo code GB00005278. A 2-night minimum stay is required if the reservation includes the night of Saturday, July 9th. Guests can call Blue Mountain Resort at 1-833-583-2583, referencing Summit 700 or promo code GB00005278. Or book online with this link: https://bmrbooking.bluemountain.ca/?cc=GB00005278  This discount is offered to Summit 700 competitors and their support teams only. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

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COURSES
2022 Course Maps and Descriptions 

Click on the links/images below to open .pdf maps and written descriptions for each course.

 

Strava Routes can be seen at the following links. (Note, if planning to follow the Strava Route, or .gpx track during the event, always follow the course marked in the field as last minute changes from these routes could take place):

21K Strava Route

10K Strava Route

5K Strava Route

2022 5K Map & Route Description

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2022 10K Map & Route Description

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2022 21K Map & Route Description

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REGISTER

All registrations occur online by credit card with our secure provider: RaceRoster.com

Entry Fees (not including taxes & online processing fees):

                                                                  21K           5K & 10K     

Super-Early by Jan. 13th, 2022             $59              $49     

Early-Bird extended to April 30th          $69              $59

Regular by June 9th, 2022                     $79              $69

Late by July 6th, 2022                            $89              $79

Race Day Entry*                                      $110            $100 (cash only)

*Limited Race-Day entries may be available if the event has not reached capacity. 

Online Registration Closes Wednesday July 6th, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Entry Includes: Event T-Shirt, Chip-Timing (course and hill climb), Finishers Medal, Access to Blue Mountain's Trails, Post-event beverage (beer, or non-alcoholic)

Refund Details: There will be no refunds for any reason, however participants can transfer their entry to another individual for a fee of $1.95 plus tax. There are no refunds due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that would place participants, volunteers, or staff at risk. 

 

Transfer Details: Registrants can transfer into another race distance (if there is still space available) by accessing their RaceRoster profile. There is a fee of $1.95 plus tax for all transfers. If registrants are transferring to a longer distance additional fees will apply. If registrants are transferring to a shorter distance there will be no refunds on the price difference.  Registrants are also permitted to transfer their entry to another individual for a fee of $1.95 plus tax. All transfers must occur by Wednesday July 6th, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Deferrals: At this time, deferrals are not permitted. Deferrals were permitted in 2020 and 2021 due to the uncertainty around the pandemic. If conditions change dramatically in 2022 we'll again permit deferrals to the 2023 event.

Event Cancellation Policy:

The most likely reason for a cancelled event would be inclement weather (heavy rainfall, strong winds, high temperatures, thunder & lightning), however any circumstance that would place participants, staff, or volunteers at risk could lead to a cancelation. If the event needs to be cancelled the event would be converted to a virtual/self-guided model with the course remaining marked for 2 weeks and participants having until July 24th, 2022 to run the route. 

      

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are crucial to the success of any outdoor, endurance sporting event. Without their time, effort, encouragement and dedication these events simply wouldn’t be possible. If you’re interested in volunteering send Bob an email @ info@summit700.com and let him know what role you’d be interested in tackling. If you have friends or family coming with you please consider asking if they’d be interested in helping as a volunteer. All volunteers receive an event T-shirt, a BBQ Lunch and our everlasting gratitude.

 

Volunteer Roles:

 

Saturday July 9th, 2022:

Race Kit Pick-Up: 5:45am-10:45am (can be broken into shifts)

Aid Stations: 7:30am-12:00pm

Course Marshals: 7:30am-12:00pm  

Pre-Runners: 5:30am-8:30am

21K Sweep Runner: 7:45am-1:00pm

10K Sweep Runner: 9:45am-1:00pm

5K Sweep Runner: 10:45am-1:00pm

Finish Line: 9:30am-1:00pm

 
 

FAQ

Q. Are headphones permitted?

A. Headphones are not permitted in the event to allow for better communication amongst participants.

Q. What will be available at the Aid Stations?

A. Aid Stations will have water and sports drink available. Food items have been removed to reduce high-touchpoint areas due to Covid 19. There will be no cups at the aid stations and participants are required to carry their own drink cup, bottle, flask or bladder. Volunteers will have handheld jugs available to re-fill participant drinking vessels. 

Q. Can I have someone else pick-up my race kit? 

A. Yes, provide the person picking up your race kit with a copy of the race roster confirmation link, or email. They must show this confirmation at kit pick-up.

Q. Can the courses be pre-run before the event?

A. Yes, courses can be pre-run. We're aiming to have the courses pre-marked in the weeks leading up to the event. Anyone on Blue Mountain Resort trails must have a valid trail pass. For details on accessing Blue Mountain's trails please see their summer trail map at this link.

Q. Are results based on total time or just the climb?

A. There will be results for both the total time and the climb. The main race will be the full distance runs (5K, 10K and 21K) where we'll provide prizing for the top 3 men and women at each distance. However, within each race distance we'll also be tracking the hill climb times and will award 1st prize (King and Queen of the mountain) for the climb alone, but again for each race distance, so we'll have 3 Kings and Queens.

Q. How do I transfer my entry?

A. Please see this link for an explanation on how to transfer your entry (either to a shorter/longer distance ("sub-event"), or to another person).

Q. How do I edit my registration details?

A. Please see this link for an explanation on how to edit your registration details. Note, only a few registration details can be edited, such as your estimated finish time, email address and t-shirt size. 

Q. Are hiking poles permitted?

A. Yes

 

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