Loon Lake Race

Powell River, BC

Welcome to the 20th Annual Loon Lake Race!

Sunday, September 27, 2015 • Inland Lake, Powell River

Walk/bike 13k start: 10:00am
Run 13k & 7k start: 11:00am

Don't miss this one…

boardwalk bridge on Loon Lake

This is a beautiful trail run in Powell River, on a dead flat 13.2 kilometre wheelchair accessible trail around the very edge of the lake. It starts and finishes at a Provincial Park campground where you can stay if you like to camp; a regional campground is a few kilometres away. Where else in coastal BC can you run on 13+ kilometres of wide manicured trail around a lake without even a bump? The biggest single gain of elevation — The Hill — is about 8 to 10 vertical feet!!!!! For those wanting to run a shorter distance, there is the Anthony Island 7k — an out & back utilizing the last 3.5k of the full lake trail — again, dead flat. Proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics. Download poster

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Registration & Fees

How to Enter

Register for Loon Lake

Closed for 2015

Online Entry Fees 2015

  • Age 20 and older: $20 by midnight Sept 13, $25 Sept 14-25
  • Age 19 & Under: $10 by midnight Sept 13, $12 Sept 14-25
  • Family Rate*: $30 by midnight Sept 13, $37 Sept 14-25
  • With $75 or more in pledges for Special Olympics: FREE. To enter online with this option please email us at for the promo code.

Drop off and Day of Race Entry Fees

  • Age 20 and older: $22 by midnight Sept 13, $27 Sept 14-26, $30 day of race
  • Age 19 & Under: $12 by midnight Sept 13, $14 Sept 14-26, $15 day of race
  • Family Rate*: $33 by midnight Sept 13, $40 Sept 14-26, $45 day of race
  • With $75 or more in pledges for Special Olympics: FREE

* 2 or more family members: spouses or parents/kids (under 19) from one household

Net proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics.
BC Athletics competitive members deduct $3

Package Pickup

Pick up your race number on race morning at the start, from 9:00am until 15 minutes before your start time.

For accurate and timely results, please follow these race rules:

  • Bib number must be worn on your CHEST and be clearly visible at the finish line.
  • Only registered participants may cross the finish line.
  • Do not cross the finish line more than once.

Location & Directions

fully groomed trail route

BC Parks website: Inland Lake

(Inland Lake was formerly known as Loon Lake.) To get to the start: From Vancouver, you need to take 2 ferries: Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Langdale (Gibsons), then Earls Cove (Egmont) to Saltery Bay (Powell River). From Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Little River (Comox) to Westview (Powell River). See Google Map for directions from Powell River.

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Accommodation: Camping available at the race site!

If you plan to stay overnight, we recommend camping on-site at Inland Lake Provincial Park (off-season, no fees, no services) or nearby Haywire Bay Regional Park (in-season, $21/night, full services), or staying at the Old Courthouse Inn in the old townsite.

Parking

There is a moderate amount of parking at the start area at Inland Lake. Carpooling is recommended.

Course

13k — Inland Lake trail, a single clockwise loop on flat forest trail.
7k — Inland Lake trail onto Anthony Island and back (also flat).
The 13k and 7k start in opposite directions; make sure you go the right way! Both races finish in the same direction (going past the campsite area).

NOTICE: Please leave your dog(s) at home. For insurance and safety reasons they are not allowed in the race. Baby Joggers are welcome but must start at the back of the pack. Use of headphones is strongly discouraged, especially for the 10am start (as runners will be coming up fast behind you later).

Aid stations and toilets

Two water stations will be set up on the 13k course, and at the finish line. There are outdoor toilets near the start/finish area and at a couple of locations on course.

Timing, Results and Post-Run

finish line by the lake

Finish times will be recorded with a professional printer-timer device. Display clock will be set up at the finish line. Please make sure your bib number is clearly visible on your front, and DO NOT PIN OR REMOVE the bottom strip. Final results to be posted on this website by Monday September 22nd.

Awards & Prizes

13k Run: Awards to top 3 Open (up to age 39) and Masters (age 40+) males and females.
7k Run: Awards to top 3 overall males and females.

ALL participants (bike, walk, run, 7k or 13k) have a chance to win a draw prize!

Post-run Refreshments

Snacks and hot and cold beverages at the finish line for all participants.