Event Date: Saturday July 6th, 2024
Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario
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!
2024 Event Highlights
Hosted out of the Blue Mountain South Base Lodge
Re-Designed Courses! All courses 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
Recognition and prizing for Age Groups
New T-shirt and Finisher Medal Designs
1.5KM Kids Race
Post-Race Outdoor Patio, BBQ & Music
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Date: Saturday July 6th, 2024
Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario, Canada
(In 2024 the event will be based out of the South Base Lodge)
Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K, 1.5K Kids Race
Thursday July 4th, 2024
10:00am -5:00pm Race Kit Pick-Up (VO2 Sports in Collingwood)
Friday July 5th, 2024
10:00am -8:00pm Race Kit Pick-Up (VO2 Sports in Collingwood)
Saturday July 6th, 2024
7:30am -10:00am Race Kit Pick-Up (Blue Mountain - South Base Lodge)
8:15am - 1.5K Kids Race Starts
8:45am - All Kids Racers Finished
9:00am - 21K Racers Start
10:00am - 10K Racers Start
10:30am - 5K Racers Start
10:45am - 2:00pm Racers Finish
10:30am - 3:00pm Post Race Patio & BBQ
10:30am - 3:00pm Vendor Village
12:30pm - Awards Ceremony
Overall Podiums for Male & Female will be announced at the Awards Ceremony with prizing provided for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each distance, plus King and Queen of the mountain for the Summit 700 Hill Climb for each race distance.
Age Groups and Non-Binary Awards. Age Group Male & Female, plus Non-Binary Medals will be available for pick-up post-race on the day of the event at the Awards tent. Age Groups recognized: (age as of July 6th, 2024) 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. Be sure to check the Results post-event to see if you've won an age-group award. Age Group medals will not be mailed post-event and must be picked up on the day.
Kids Race. There will be no prizing for the Kids Race as it is a fun, participatory race only.
All Prizing must be picked up on the day of the event. Prizing won't be mailed post-event.
Minimum Ages. The Kids race is for ages 5 to 11. 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 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 1.8km mark
10K course Aid Stations at the; 1.8km, 6.8km marks
21k course Aid Stations at the: 1.8km, 6.8km, 10.2km, 16km marks
1.5K = 76m/249ft
5K = 215m/705ft
10K = 422m/1384ft
21K = 925m/3035ft
10K Course Cut-Off at 11:30am at the 5km mark
21K Course Cut-Off at 1:00pm 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 a Blue Mountain Trail Pass.
Parking Info: Park at the P1 South Lot. In 2023 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 June 8th, 2023 using promo code GB00006097 (between June 9th and July 4th discount becomes 15% off). A 2-night minimum stay is required if the reservation includes the night of Saturday, July 8th. Guests can call Blue Mountain Resort at 1-833-583-2583, referencing Summit 700 or promo code GB00006097. Or book online with this link: https://bmrbooking.bluemountain.ca/?cc=GB00006097 This discount is offered to Summit 700 competitors and their support teams only. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
2023 Course Maps and Descriptions
We don't expect the courses to change much from 2023, although we will plan a longer run off the start prior to accessing the single-track Cascade Trail to allow participants more time to spread out.
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):
1.5K Kids Strava Route
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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):
1.5K Kids Race = $25 (Kids entry includes: t-shirt, bib, finishers medal, chip timing and access to Blue Mountain's trails)
21K 5K & 10K
Super-Early by Jan. 18th, 2024 $65 $55
Early-Bird by April 25th, 2024 $75 $65
Regular by June 6th, 2024 $85 $75
Late by July 3rd, 2024 $95 $85
Race Day Entries* $105 $95
*Limited Race-Day entries may be available if the event has not reached capacity.
Online Registration Closes Wednesday July 3rd, 2024 at 11:59pm.
Adult 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 3rd, 2024 at 11:59pm.
Deferrals: Deferrals are not permitted.
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 21st, 2024 to run the route.
brought to you by VO2 Sports Co.
VO2 Sports Co.'s owner, former pro triathlete and current coach Sean Bechtel has prepared some excellent training plans runners could follow in the lead-up to Summit 700. The plans are geared toward beginner to mid-level runners with an emphasis on hill repeats and generating the endurance and strength needed to finish Summit 700 comfortably. If you're interested in a more customized/personal approach, feel free to reach out to Sean directly, or stop by the store. If you're local to the Collingwood/Blue Mountains area be sure to check out VO2's weekly Collingwood Run Club meeting at the store each Wednesday night at 6pm.
Course Preview Run
Date TBD - 10am - 12pm
Pre-registration for the course preview run is required
Registration Opening Soon
Curious what you signed yourself up for? Love hill running? Then this run is for you!
Join Salomon Ambassadors as we set out to do an easy run through the 5km or 10km Summit 700 course. We will group according to ability level and number of volunteer leaders. PLUS Salomon will be bringing out our Trail Running demo shoes for you to try out! Shoe demos are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
TIME: Meet at 9:30am if you want to try the demo shoes. Run will start at 10am from the South Base Lodge
PACE: This is a fun group run, all paces and abilities welcome!
DISTANCE: 5km and 10km route options
We run rain or shine
Please note the 21km route may not be marked at this time, however this is still a great way to familiarize yourself with the terrain!
IMPORTANT: Every person that attends MUST have a trail pass. If you are a Blue Mountain 5x7 or IKON pass holder, please bring this with you so you can access the trails. Don't have the winter/ explore pass? No worries- we have you covered and will pay for your trail pass today.
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.
Friday July 5th, 2024
Race Kit Pick-Up (VO2 Sports Collingwood): 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday July 6th, 2024:
Race Kit Pick-Up (Blue Mountain): 7:15am-10:30am
Aid Stations: 8:30am-1:00pm
Course Marshals: 8:30am-1:00pm
21K Sweep Runner: 8:45am-2:00pm
10K Sweep Runner: 9:45am-1:00pm
5K Sweep Runner: 10:15am-12:30pm
Finish Line: 10:30am-2:00pm
Q. Can I run with a child on the 1.5km kids course?
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. 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?