Round the Mountain in Kimberley

Running, biking, trekking festival just keeps growing

The age ranges of participants is from two to 73.

The age ranges of participants is from two to 73.

The Round the Mountain Festival has been successful right from the start and this year a new record for registration has been set with 476 people signed up to hike, bike or run the Round the Mountain Trail.

With that many participants, logistics will be key, so all are encouraged to come to the registration centre on Saturday, June 20 between 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to sign waivers, collect bibs, t-shirts, hats, maps etc.

With the first 150 trekkers going off at 7 a.m., and staggered starts thereafter, the more people registered early, the better.

SI timing sticks will still need to be collected Sunday before the 20K, 10K runs, 20K MTB, 40K Duo and Duo Sprint.

In order to try to keep  vehicle congestion away from the Nordic trails area, a free shuttle bus will run from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the downtown visitor’s centre to the Nordic trails.

The following is the complete schedule for the Round the Mountain Festival.

6 a.m. Registration Centre Opens -Kimberley Nordic Club

6 a.m. Free Shuttle Bus Service from the Visitor Centre & Alpine Resort

6:30 a.m. Warm up yoga with Cailey -Living Yoga Society -20K Trek

6:50 a.m. Trekkers Assemble

7 a.m. Trekkers Start

8:30 a.m. Warm up yoga with Cailey -10K & 20K Run

8:50 a.m. 20K Run Assemble

9 a.m. 20K Run Start

9:20 a.m. 1OK Run Assembles

9:30 a.m. 10K Run Starts

9:30 a.m. Warm up yoga with Cailey -40K Duo

9:50 a.m. 40K Duo Assemble

10:05 a.m. Music with DJ Ray

10:15 a.m. 40K Duo Start-Run then Bike

11 a.m. Beer Gardens Open

11:30 a.m. Silent Auction Opens

11:30 a.m. Warm up yoga with Cailey -20K MTB & 8K Duo Sprint

11:45 a.m. 20K MTB Assemble

12 noon 20K MTB Start

12:01 p.m. Duo Sprint Assemble

12:05 p.m. Duo Sprint Start -Run then Bike

12:30 p.m. Awards -1 OK Run, 20K Run & Adventure Kids 3.2K Duo

1 p.m. 50 I 50 Draws

2 p.m. Music with the Hollers

2:30 p.m. Awards -8K Sprint Duo, 20K MTB & 40K Duo

4 p.m. Silent Auction Closes

5 p.m. Beer Gardens Closes

5 p.m. Last Bus from the Nordic Centre

ADVENTURE KiDS ZONE

9 a.m. Kids Zone Opens

9:30 a.m. Climbing Wall Opens

9:30 a.m. Orienteering Maze Opens

9:45 a.m. Toddler Extreme 700 M Duo Assemble

10 a.m. Toddler Extreme 700 M Duo Start -Run then Bike

10:45 a.m. Adventure Kids 3.2K Duo Assemble

11 a.m. Adventure Kids 3.2K Duo Start -Run then Bike

12:30 p.m. Adventure Kids Awards 7-9yo & 10-12yo

*Toddlers -6 & under

*Adventure Kids 12 & under

*Awards for age groups: 7 -9; 10 -12