Round the Mountain this Saturday

Bring the family, enjoy the festival at Nordic trails

Registration is now closed and there are 433 people signed up for kids, junior and adult events at this Saturday’s Round the Mountain race in Kimberley. Contestants can pick up their race bags and sign the pre-race waiver at the Mark Creek Mall on Friday between 6 and 9 p.m. The bags contain race maps for the route around North Star Mountain and racers are encouraged to study them prior to the start time.

Race day begins at 6 a.m.

6 a.m. Competitor Check-in Continues at the Nordic Centre

6 a.m. First shuttle bus leaves the Kimberley Visitor Centre

7 a.m. Round the Mountain 20 km Trek

9 a.m. Round the Mountain 20 km Run

9:30 a.m. Over the Hill 10 km Trail Run

100 a.m. Toddler Extreme – 400 M Bike & 400 M Run

10:45 a.m. Kiddie Extreme Long – 1600 m Bike & 1600 m Run

11:30 a.m. Kiddee Extreme Short – 800 m Bike & 800 M Run

12 p.m. Round the Mountain 20 km Mountain Bike & 40 km Duo (MTB leg)

12:05 p.m. Junior 8 km Duo

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the RTM Festival will bring loads of entertainment, live music, food and refreshments for the whole family.

Live music will be provided by Ray’s Music with Don Davies and The Hollers. The beer garden opens at 11 a.m. and food vendors on site include Flippin’ Crepes, FoodEx, and a barbecue put on by the Kimberley Jackrabbits, Steam Donkey Coffee. There will also be a silent auction, random draw prizes and raffles, as well as a climbing wall and kids activities.

As mentioned above, there is a shuttle bus service running from the visitor centre in the Platzl parking lot up to the Nordic trails. Parking at the Nordic Centre is very limited so visitors are asked to use the bus. The shuttle is bike friendly and will run from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Round the Mountain festival also strives to be eco-friendly and asks racers and spectators to respect that by bringing a refillable water container, bringing your own plates, cutlery and mugs, disposing of your trash thoughtfully by using the compost and recycling bins and observing the smoke free request.


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