Bring your compass and sense of adventure to the
Iroquoia Trail Test
Saturday August 20, 2016
Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Proceeds to benefit on-going operations of the
Crawford Lake Conservation Area
7 km– A good test for the novice trail runner – largely flat but with some technical bits
18 km – Great challenge for someone too shy for the longer course – hills, technical bits, every bit a test!
34 km – Three loops, more hills, some technical, as usual, a test!
34 km Relay – 3 x 11.3 km: 3 person teams, 1 loop each
2016 RACE HIGHLIGHTS
We will hold three practice runs on the course this year. They are optional and there are guides to help you stay on course. There is no cost, just a request of a donation ($2 - $5) going to the conservation area funds. Parking is free for this event.
We start from the back parking lot, leaving for the run promptly at 7.30 am.
These events will be on
We will run the 11k route (one loop of the 34k course – see map as reference), you are free to add on more but we do not supply guides.
Bib pick up will be permitted on Race Day only. Make sure you give yourself enough time to do this.
6:30 am Bib pick up and “same day” registration opens
8:00 am Start of the 34k and 34k Relays
8:15 am Start of 7k and 18k races
Day of Registration
It is strongly encouraged that you register for this event in advance to ease congestion at registration on race day. If you do decide to register on race day, please fill in a Registration Form and proceed directly to the table marked “Race Day Registration” where your registration will be processed.
Payment for race day transactions will via CASH only.
There is ample parking for participants at the Crawford Lake site. Racers and guests are advised not to park in the lane way leading up to the gatehouse as this will result in a parking ticket being issued by the Conservation Authority or police.
DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS, TRAILERS ARE NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON THE SITE.
Amenities available on site
[ ] Indoor Washrooms
[X] Outdoor Washrooms
[ ] Change Rooms
[ ] Showers
[ ] Wheelchair Access
There is no gear drop option available at this event. Athletes are advised to store their personal belongings in a secure area of their car and are reminded to LOCK their car.
Timing Chips and Race Numbers
You must wear your race number on the front of your body and on the top of your outermost layer. Your number must be visible to all volunteer marshals and the finish line staff.
There are fully stocked aid stations that offer fluids and food, but carrying a water bottle is strongly recommended. Please refer to the map provided at the race for information regarding the placement of the Aid Stations.
Water stops are contingent upon road access, therefore they are at irregular distances on the courses. You are encouraged to bring your own beverage and top it up at the course stops.
Course Safety Procedures
This race is run off-road, on sometimes rugged trails. Marshals are stationed at all major turns but there are hundreds of unmonitored paths along the route. Runners must pay attention to the course marking as we cannot be responsible for runners who stray off route. We really can’t stress it enough, but runners need to pay attention when running this race - in other words, they need to look up (to see the markings) as well as look down (to see what's underfoot)!
Runners are also strongly discouraged from wearing headphones or earbuds during this event. The course is very narrow at points and runners must be able to hear the calls of passing runners, course marshals, people telling them they are lost and safety staff during the event - it's really hard to do this when you’re wearing headphones.
If you veer off-course, you are encouraged to retrace your steps and assume the race from the last known marker. If you’re running alone for long periods of time and you don’t see a marker or a marshal, it's likely that your lost (and you’ve failed the TEST!)
Runners are also reminded that they will be running through wilderness and may encounter deer, coyotes, raccoons, skunks and others. IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY WILDLIFE, MAKE A LOT OF NOISE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPROACH ANY ANIMAL.
First and foremost, we’re all here for fun and we all want to go home safely when we're done the event so that should guide every interaction you have and action you take while racing. Passing runners are asked to call out their plans (“passing on the left”) politely.
Burlington Runners utilizes Race Roster to manage athlete registration and event management.
To register for this race please visit the registration page at:
There are no distance markings on the course – it’s a trail race not a road race! We also want to let you know that GPS devices may not produce accurate results since the device does not accurately calculate distance when the elevation changes dramatically and if the signal is interrupted due to significant tree coverage - both of which will be issues for racers!
Racers are STRONGLY encouraged to check out the course map prior to their race and if possible join us for a pre-run so they have a general idea of the route to help prevent going off course. We try hard to mark the course sufficiently but sometimes we are unable to keep everyone on course.
You can download copies of the planned course map here. You are reminded that this course can change up to the moment the race starts in order to accommodate any trail closures or other course issues.
The 34 km solo race is part of the Ontario Trail Series.
From Toronto or Hamilton (QEW):
QEW to Guelph Line (Burlington); North on Guelph Line past Derry Road to Crawford Lake Conservation Area (turn right).
Exit Dundas Street, west to Guelph Line, north (R) to Crawford Lake Conservation Area, turn right.
From Cambridge or Brampton:
401 to Guelph Line; south on Guelph Line to Crawford Lake Conservation Area, turn left.