2017 Knee Knacker Trail Run | North Vancouver

Knee Knacker

Knee Knacker
Date Jul 8, 2017
Distance Ultra
Course Type Trail

Race Information

The Knee Knack­er­ing North Shore Trail Run is a chal­leng­ing 30-mile foot race along the Baden-Powell Cen­ten­nial Trail from Horse­shoe Bay to Deep Cove. The course will appeal to people with some expe­ri­ence in trail and/or endurance events. It pro­vides run­ners with mag­nif­i­cent city, moun­tain and ocean views, as they go up and over the moun­tains which grace the com­mu­ni­ties of Metro Vancouver’s North Shore, climb­ing 8,000 feet and descend­ing another 8,300 feet in the process. Run­ning Wild mag­a­zine has rec­og­nized the race as one of 25 tough­est races in North America.

What started as a group run with eight par­tic­i­pants in 1989, quickly grew into the largest ultra­ma­rathon race in Canada. By 1994, the race limit of 125 run­ners was reached five months prior to race day, with an even greater number of run­ners being turned away. Since then a lot­tery has been used to select an expanded field of 262 runners.

The race is pro­duced by the Northshore Ultra Trail­run­ning Soci­ety (incor­po­rated as a non-profit soci­ety in British Colum­bia) – a small group of ded­i­cated run­ners from the Metro Van­cou­ver area. Besides pro­vid­ing a forum for ath­letic com­pe­ti­tion, the race has raised over $40,000 for var­i­ous char­i­ties since its inception.

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