The Mount Robson Marathon will is an “out-and-back” run on the world famous Berg Lake Trail. This year’s marathon will take place on Saturday September 7, 2013.There is a full marathon and a half marathon option.
The route passes through several different environmental zones and has its turn-around point on the shores of magnificent Berg Lake, truly making this marathon a one of a kind experience. The route is actually 46 km, or about 4 km longer than a “true” marathon. On the route, you will experience an elevation gain of 825 m (2,700 ft) from the base to the turn-around point.
For non-endurance runners, enjoy a 12km run to Kinney Lake and back. Children aged 5-12 can participate in 3/4 km and 1.5 km fun-runs around the nature trail near the Visitor Centre.
You can register for the marathon online; entry fees range from $25 to $45.
In addition to the races, other activities will take place in and around the Visitor Centre throughout the day.
Schedule for Saturday, September 7, 2013:
- 7:30 am Full Marathon
- 9:00 am Half Marathon
- 12:00 pm 12km Kinney Lake
- 2:00 pm Kids’ Fun Run
- 3:00 pm Awards Ceremony
About the Berg Lake Trail
The trail begins in a temperate rain forest. Giant western red cedars create a magnificent canopy of old growth forest. It is an easy route through the forest to Kinney lake. Travel is relatively easy across the valley and up some moderate switch backs. It is not until passing the Whitehorn campground that the trail becomes more challenging. From here a large headwall is ascended through the valley of a thousand falls. The trail is well maintained and the views during the ascent are very impressive, especially in late June or after a rain storm. From the top of the headwall the trail follows the shoreline of Berg lake. Travel is again moderate and the magnificent view of Mt. Robson’s north face comes into view.
Lodging for the Mount Robson Marathon
The Berg Lake Trail is literally located minutes from the Mountain River Lodge. We have both independent cabins and lodge rooms.