Tackle the Toad 25K/50K


Oct 03, 2021 at 6:45 AM

Tackle the Toad 25K/50K

Blewett Ski Hill Rd.



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Entry Fee $50
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $75
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 25K
  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 250

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2019

Men's Record: 2019 Steven Kaup (50) 2:22:59

Masters Men Record: 2019 Steven Kaup (50) 2:22:59

Women's Record: 2019 Allison Dick (30) 2:23:40

Masters Women Record: 2019 Leanne Douglas (46) 2:46:08


Tackle the Toad is an ultra trail running event that takes place in beautiful Nelson, British Columbia. The race will take runners on an epic journey through lush ancient Cedar Hemlock forests and up into the rocky spruce alpine that towers over Kootenay lake. Iconic Nelson is well known for its eclectic diversity of culture, dining and endless year round outdoor activities. Most of all it is well known for its jaw dropping mountain bike trails that have been built and maintained by the Nelson cycling association. The proceeds of this event will be put into the cycling club so that visitors, future generations and locals can enjoy the trails for years to come.

The 25km Course
The 25km with 1310 meters (4300′) of climbing trail race will start at the Morning mountain regional park at 9.00am on Sunday 8th of September. The race starts by climbing Morning mountain through a beautiful interior temperate rain forest, which is truly unique to this region. After ascending world class single track you will descend on old mining trails, which still exist from the days of the silver rush. This will be followed by only a very short section of forest service road before heading up the newest edition to the Trans Canada trail. This majestic trail takes runners across wild creeks and into deep mature Cedar forests while coasting through unparalleled rolling singletrack. The final descent passes old mining relics and follows more epic singletrack down Morning Mountain and back to the finish line where finishers will receive a hand crafted finishers medal.

The 50km Course
This challenging 50km Ultra with 2530 meters (8300’) of climbing will start at the Morning Mountain regional park at 7:00am. This course will take you on a huge journey through the unique landscape of the West Kootenays and land you on the summit of Toad mountain. Weather depending, you will be greatly rewarded with views of Kootenay lake and Nelson as you make your way across the technical, but run-able ridge-line of Toad mountain. After ascending the mountain you will descend mostly on singletrack with only a few short sections of forest service road. The race will traverse its way back to Morning Mountain via the Trans Canada trail and present an exciting challenge late in the game before a fast descent to the finish. The course uses the same ascent as the 25km course and follows the same route to the finish. Both races will experience these enchanting forests and unique West Kootenay ecosystems, however the 50k will really take you to another level


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Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 03, 2021

Held on Sep 13, 2020

Held on Sep 08, 2019

Event Results

View 2019 Results