2018 will mark the 3rd edition of the challenging & uber-scenic Tobermory Trail Race Weekend. Saturday September 21 will be the Trail Marathon, Relay and Half Marathon and Sunday September 23 will be the Flowerpot Island 5K.
The public will get access to both these dates on Sunday January 21st at 10am at http://www.tobermorytrail.com
Please note: Although the event sells out quickly, it’s important to know and research its level of difficulty BEFORE SIGNING UP. These racecourses take place on VERY CHALLENGING TERRAIN, as described here. Please be honest with yourself, and with your capabilities, and sign up for the distance you believe you can complete in the allotted time. Cutoffs for 2018 have not been announced but will be similar to 2017 cutoffs.
2017 Cutoffs (2018 will be very similar)
- Marathon & Relay (7am start) must reach the 1⁄2 point by 11:00am.
- Marathon, Relay (7am start) and Half Marathon (7:30am start) must reach the Little Cove CP on their northbound leg of the trip by 2pm.
- Flowerpot Island 5K racers need to be able to complete a 5km trail run with some difficult sections in under 1h.
Previous racers and volunteers, as well as those who signed up to this promotion will receive an advance opportunity for both events from Wednesday January 17th at 5pm until Friday January 18th at 3pm. Everyone eligible for the pre-sale will receive an email invite by noon on Wednesday January 17th and only one registration will be allowed per eligible person. Sorry, but pre-sale registrations are not transferable during the pre-sale window and must be claimed using the email address on file, and the name of the eligible person. After the pre-sale window closes, any registration changes are subject to the usual $20 change fee. Full details on the pre-sale will be here (coming soon) and will be emailed.
NEW THIS YEAR: Trail Marathon Relay teammates may be added or changed until August 25th for no charge.
50% of the total registration capacity will be available during the pre-sale window and 50% of the total registrations (plus whatever is not sold during pre-sale) will be available during the public onsale starting at 10am on Sunday January 21st at 10am.
Thanks to Parks Canada, Blue Heron Company and Leeside’s Restaurant and other partners for their incredible support.