Creemore Vertical Challenge

The course is a 25K loop comprised of about 50% dirt roads and 50% trail. The uphill’s are predominantly long but not steep and on dirt roads. Downhills are typically steeper and many are on moderately technical trails.

250 meters from the finish is an option of running straight across the suspension bridge or left, through the Mad River. After a torrential downpour, the river crossing can be a real challenge! Keep apprised of the rain patterns in Creemore before and during the race.

OUTRace Series Events:

Trail Series race: 25k

Ultra Series races: 50k, 75k

50K Cup series: 50k

2016 photos can be found here

Entry Limit:

Register before July 1 to get a T-shirt.

Start Times and Cut-offs:
25km - 09:00 Start.  Cut-off is 7.5 hours. Plenty of time to walk the course!
50km - 08:00 Start.  Cut-off is 8.5 hours. Runners must complete 25K in under 4 hours to continue.
75km - 06:00 Start.  Cut-off is 12.5 hours. Runners must complete 50K in under 8 hours to continue.

75km - $90
50km - $80
25km - $70
Early bird:  $10 less is you register before July 1, 2016
Download and fill in the entry form and mail cheque to:
Pierre Marcoux
RR 3 Box 30
Creemore, ON
L0M 1G0 
Make the cheque payable to Pierre Marcoux

Washrooms at start/finish, no showers, but Mad river massages are available to all!

Aid Stations:
Start/finish and roughly every 5 km.  Water, sport drink and snacks.

Post Race:
Post race pizza and refreshments available at the event site.

B&Bs -
Hotels -

There is no camping at the race site.
Camping is available nearby in New Lowell for about $25 per night.
Phone 705.424.2942 or visit their website at

Trail Runner Magazine
Creemore Springs Brewery
Hammer Nutrition
Pizza Perfect

The Association of Canadian Ultrarunners (the national ultra teams)

Please! Contact the race director if you can help with one of Ontario's most challenging events!

The Creemore Vertical Challenge is now part of the Skymarathon series, under the Canadian Skyrunning Federation.  The Skyrunning series includes races in 3 categories:  Vertical (think a kilometre vertical in less than 5K distance), Sky (Skyrace and Skymarathon) and Ultra (Ultra Skymarathon and Extreme Ultra Skymarathon).  Check the website ( ) for more information about the series, races and prizes. Warning - You will want to run all these races...  Good luck!

Race Location: 

From Airport Road and highway 89, take Airport Road north 15 minutes to the first road north of Avening. Travel west on Sideroad 6/7 to the private drive at the first bend.

Race Day: 
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Additional Information: