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
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
Saturday July 9th, 2022
6:00am -11:00am Race Kit Pick-Up
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 Sept 26th, 2021): 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 2.3km mark
10K course Aid Stations at the; 2.3km, 6.8km marks
21k course Aid Stations at the: 2.3km, 6.8km, 9.8km, 15.5km marks
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 March 21st, 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 (March 9, 2022), the only restriction being imposed by our host venue and Athletics Ontario is the need to wear a mask while inside a facility. Providing proof of vaccination is no longer required to sign up for the event.
Roughly 1 month before the event we’ll provide an update (on our website and by email to registered participants) on which Covid restrictions we expect will be in place.
We're currently hoping/planning for mass start events, however, we'll be collecting estimated finish time data on the registration form and will break the starts into waves if necessary to mitigate large gatherings.
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.
To access a 30% discount off Blue Mountain lodging, please book before July 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 at https://bmrbooking.bluemountain.ca/, entering GB00005278 in the 'group/promo code' link. This discount is offered to Summit 700 competitors and their support teams only. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
2021 Course Maps and Descriptions
(2022 Course Information will be available in early 2022)
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All registrations occur online by credit card with our secure provider: RaceRoster.com
Entry Fees (not including taxes & online processing fees):
21K 6K & 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.
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 @ email@example.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.
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
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
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 now required to carry their own drink cup, bottle, flask or bladder. Volunteers wearing PPE will have handheld jugs available to re-fill participant drinking vessels.
Q. Can I have someone else pick-up my race kit?
A. No, in 2022 only the runner participating can pick up their race kit on the day they are scheduled to run. This is in anticipation of us having to collect contact tracing information on event day and also verifying proof of vaccination.
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?
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