16th Annual

Tour de Trail 5k & 10k — Powell River

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Start: 10:30am

2012 Results | Race report | Photos | More Photos

2011 race

Start your trail running year smoothly! This course challenges your fitness without breaking your stride. You can run every inch of this course. You are on a softer and more forgiving surface, you are running amongst trees and over streams, and you are away from the traffic.

Runners for both events start together and cover the first 2.5K together — the site of the water station. 5K runners turn back at that point and return back on the same route. It will be very muddy! 5K runners only do about 100 feet of elevation before turning around the water station. 10K runners carry on upwards, rising another 400 vertical feet. The loop that they follow carries them back to the water station again and they return to Avid on the same trail they used in the opening 2.5K. There is no true single-track on this course, but some of the double-track on the 10K course is still rocky & a little technical. Keep your eyes peeled!
See course map (PDF, 270 KB)

The real reward, other than the sense of accomplishment, is the FREE pancake & sausage, all you-can-eat breakfast that follows the event.

So run with your Valentine — have breakfast with your Valentine AND help out our local Food Bank all at the same time!

BC Cross Country Sunshine Coast Athletics

How to Register

Entry Fees:

finishing back at Avid

Pre-register at Avid, or register race-day beginning at 9:30am. Entry fee is $10 pp or $20 per family (2 or more) with proceeds donated to Powell River Action Food Bank.

  • BC Athletics 'athlete' members deduct $3
  • With $50 Food Bank donation: FREE.

3 ways to enter:

  1. Register online until 6:00pm February 11, 2012 — using the online entry system (now closed). Secure payment with instant confirmation.
  2. Mail entry form and payment — payable to Avid Fitness Center, to Avid Fitness, #102–7373 Duncan Street, Powell River, BC, V8A 1W6, postmarked by February 4.
  3. Sign up race day from 9:30 to 10:15am at the start area.


Location & Directions

2011 race start

cooking free breakfast

To get to the start: From Vancouver, you need to take 2 ferries: Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Langdale (Gibsons), then Earls Cove (Egmont) to Saltery Bay (Powell River). From Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Little River (Comox) to Westview (Powell River). See Google Map for directions within Powell River.

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There is plenty of parking near the start/finish at Avid Fitness Center.


There are toilets and showers at Avid Fitness (start/finish). Water/aid stations will also be set up on the course.

Timing and Results

having fun!

Finish times will be recorded with a professional printer-timer device. Display clock will be set up at the finish line. Please make sure your bib number is clearly visible on your front. Final results to be posted on this website by Monday February 13.

Post-run Refreshments

Hang around afterwards for free fresh-cooked pancakes, sausages, fruit & Starbucks coffee!

Results & Photos

2012 Results (PDF) | 2012 Race report | 2012 Photos | More 2012 Photos

2011 Results are here (Excel file)

Photos on FaceBook | more on FaceBook

2011 Race report


Contact Avid Fitness at 604-485-9580, or avidfit@telus.net.