SUMMIT 700 Is Back!
Event Date: July 10th and 11th, 2021
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!
In order to host the event in July 2021 we anticipate many Covid-19 protocols will need to be in place as the vaccine roll-out continues. Our goal is to host a safe and fun event while adhering to all public health guidelines concerning outdoor gatherings and following Athletics Ontario's Road & Trail Risk Assessment and Safety Recommendations. If the event can't be hosted as detailed below due to worsening developments with Covid-19 we'll offer a "self-guided" event that can be run any time during the month of July. If conditions improve faster than expected with the vaccine roll-out and loosening Covid 19 restrictions, we'll adjust the protocols and offer a proper mass-start event.
2021 Event Highlights
5K and 10K runs to take place on Saturday July 10th, 2021
21K run to take place on Sunday July 11th, 2021
A staggered start format will be implemented to ensure minimal group gatherings
Re-designed courses taking in the best trails at Blue Mountain Resort
Post-Race Celebrations encouraged in a distanced manner within the world-renowned Blue Mountain Village!
Date: July 10th & 11th, 2021
Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario, Canada
Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K
Saturday July 10th, 2021 - 5K and 10K runs
7:00am-9:45am 5K Race Kit Pick-Up
8:00am-9:45am 5K Racers Start
8:30am-11:15am 5K Racers Finish
11:30am-2:30pm 10K Race Kit Pick-Up
12:30pm-2:30pm 10K Racers Start
1:25pm-5:00pm 10K Racers Finish
Sunday July 11th, 2021 - 21K run
7:30am-10:30am 21K Race Kit Pick-Up
8:00am-10:30am 21K Racers Start
9:50am-2:30pm 21K Racers Finish
Prizing will be mailed post event: 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 recognized in results (age as of July 10th, 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.
Covid 19 Protocols/Adjustments:
5K & 10K runs to take place on Saturday July 10th, 2021
21K run to take place on Sunday July 11th, 2021
A staggered-start format will be implemented and each participant will select a "start-window" when they must begin their run on an individual basis. Start windows will be "seeded" with faster runners starting earlier to reduce congestion/passing while on course.
Masks must be worn at race-kit pick-up and in the start coral. Masks can be removed once across the start line. Masks will then be carried with participants while running.
Masks placed back on once across the finish line.
Passing/drafting rule implemented: No drafting behind a runner ahead with 2m distance maintained. When passing, person overtaking informs person ahead of desire to pass in an area where 2m distance can be maintained.
Participants will be directed to depart the finish area shortly after crossing the finish line.
All paperwork (waiver and image release), including a new Covid Self-Assessment Pre-Screening Test will be filled out online before arriving at the host site.
Aid Station locations will be reduced and participants will need to carry their own hydration and nutrition needs
Spectators are not permitted in the Start/Finish area. There will be locations along the course where spectators could watch.
Pre and Post race socializing near the Start/Finish area will be monitored and discouraged in order to reduce the size of the outdoor group gathering. Participants are encouraged to celebrate their achievements in Blue Mountain Village.
Awards ceremonies will be cancelled with awards mailed the week after the event.
View/Download the 2019 Course Map For illustration purposes only, map/courses will change in 2021.
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.
Use code: GB00003841 to access a 30% discount off the market lodging rates if booked more than 30 days before the event. The discount is reduced to 15% if booked less than 30 days before the event. A 2 night minimum stay applies to any Saturday reservation. Guests can either call the resort and use the code or reference the event “Summit 700”, or they can go online (https://bmrbooking.bluemountain.ca/) and use the code through the website to book their room.
Canadian Mountain Running Championships Qualifier
Summit 700 is part of the 2020 Canadian Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series.
Finishing in the top 5 in your age group in two races in the qualifying series, including this race, will allow you to be eligible to enter for the 2021 Canadian Mountain Running Championships. Every distance at Summit 700 (6k, 10k and 21k) counts as a qualifier.
For more information about the 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Qualifying Series Races, go to: www.mountainrunning.ca/series.php
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. 3rd, 2020 $49 $39
Early-Bird by April 15th, 2021 $59 $49
Regular by June 10th, 2021 $69 $59
Late by July 8th, 2021 $79 $69
No Race-Day entries
Online Registration Closes Thursday July 8, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Entry Includes: Event T-Shirt, Chip-Timing (course and hill climb), Finishers Medal, Sponsor Swag Bag at Finish, Blue Mountain Trail Pass
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 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 Thursday July 8, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Deferrals: New for 2020 and 2021 entries due to Covid 19. Entries can be deferred to the 2022 event if participants fail the Covid 19 pre-screening test, or if they do not feel comfortable attending the 2021 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 10th, 2021:
Race Kit Pick-Up: 7:00am-5:00pm (broken into shifts)
Aid Station: 7:30am-5:00pm (broken into shifts)
5K Pre-Runner: 6:30am-7:30am
5K Sweep Runner: 9:45am-11:00am
10K Pre-Runner: 11:30am-12:30pm
10K Sweep Runner: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Course Marshals: 7:30am-5:00pm (broken into shifts)
Finish Line: 8:00am-5:00pm (broken into shifts)
Sunday July 11th, 2021:
Race Kit Pick-Up: 7:00am-2:30pm
Aid Station: 7:30am-2:30pm
21K Pre-Runner: 6:00am-7:30am
21K Sweep Runner: 10:30am-2:30pm
Course Marshals: 7:30am-2:30pm
Finish Line: 8:00am-2:30pm
Q. I registered for the 2020 event that was cancelled due to Covid 19, what happened to my entry?
A. All entries from the 2020 cancelled event have been automatically transferred to the 2021 event. If a participant does not wish to attend the 2021 event, their entry can be deferred to the 2022 event.
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 in 2021. 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 2021 only the runner participating can pick up their race kit on the day they are scheduled to run.
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 "start window" selection and email address.
Q. Are hiking poles permitted?