The Course

Course Maps and Details

 

Our promise to you, as with all of our events, is that we deliver the most scenic, most challenging, and most rewarding course possible. This race will be truly epic.

The race will celebrate our Rocky Mountain heritage, and highlight portions of the stunning Great Divide Trail. Our vision for The Divide 200 is to keep you up high and enjoying the varied landscape of the Continental Divide. Explore the Southern Canadian Rockies

The course is a combination of single track, double track, a small amount of road, cross country, and even a bit of bushwhacking and scrambling. River crossings? Yes, that's par for the course in the Rockies. The race is about alpine travel, ridge walks, and getting you into remote back country.

This event is for people with a great deal of both race experience and alpine experience. There will be some sections of route finding even though it is a prescribed course; the terrain can just be really gnarly out there.

Checkpoints will be every 20 to 40km apart, depending on the section of the race.

A big shout out to our friends at Uplift Adventures for their consultation on the route planning.

NOTE: This route is subject to regulation by several government jurisdictions. While we are confident in our route choices, getting permits is a lengthy process that weighs numerous considerations, so changes to the course are still possible.

CAUTION: If you choose to explore using this information, you do so at your own risk. These files are for reference only. Do not enter land that is marked as private.

Overview

Distance: 201mi / 324km
Gain: 40,465' / 12,335m (to be verified)
Loss: 40,465' / 12,335m (to be verified)
Duration: 100 hours to complete the course



GPX Files

These tracks are the product of numerous GPS files from multiple devices, so some variation occurs simply due to the type of equipment used. The track has been filtered to align elevations between segments, which has resulted in the total elevation appearing slightly reduced. These files may change before race day, and we will let you know well before that should further changes be required.

FULL ROUTE | Start to CP01 | CP01 to CP02 | CP02 to CP03 | CP03 to CP04 | CP04 to CP05 | CP05 to CP06 | CP06 to CP07 | CP07 to CP08 | CP08 to CP09 | CP09 to CP10 | CP10 to CP11 | CP11 to CP12 | CP12 to CP13 | CP13-Finish

NEW! Updated Whistler-Table Route. This matches the updated route from CP2 to CP3 above - this one just highlights the climb and descent so that you can compare.

Also available on Google Maps.


Checkpoints + Descriptions

Please note that these cutoff times are are still under review until further notice.

CP1 - West Castle Road

Dist. From Start: 12.5km
Supplies: Snacks
Crew: No
Drop Bag: No
Pacers: No
Cutoff: N/A

A quick jaunt down West Castle Road to the start of La Coulotte Ridge.

CP2 - Font Creek

Dist. From Start: 36.5km
Supplies: Snacks
Crew: No
Drop Bag: No
Pacers: No
Cutoff: N/A

CP1 to CP2 takes you over the scenic and remote La Coulotte Ridge and the Font Creek Trail.

CP3 - Beaver Mines Lake

Dist. From Start: 69km
Supplies: Full Fare
Crew: Yes
Drop Bag: Yes
Pacers: No
Cutoff: Must leave by 03:00 hrs Wednesday

A quick jaunt up the South Castle Road, with a climb over Whistler and Table Mountain to CP3.

CP4 - Syncline Group Camp

Dist. From Start: 90km
Supplies: Full Fare
Crew: Yes
Drop Bag: Yes
Pacers: No
Cutoff: Must leave by 12:00 hrs Wednesday

You head back south on the South Castle Road, then cross the Castle River to join the Syncline trail network, and pop out at CP4 at the Syncline Group Camp.

CP5 - Lynx Creek

Dist. From Start: 108.5km
Supplies: Snacks
Crew: No
Drop Bag: No
Pacers: No
Cutoff: N/A

A wee bit of pavement after CP4, then rolling through the "hills" to Lynx Creek.

CP6 - York Creek Staging Area

Dist. From Start: 135km
Supplies: Full Fare
Crew: Yes
Pacers: Yes (must travel all the way to CP9)
Cutoff: Must leave by 03:00 hrs Thursday

Up Willoughby Ridge on the Great Divide Trail, and heading towards town at CP6.

CP7 - Racehorse Pass

Dist. From Start: 165.5km
Supplies: Snacks
Crew: No
Drop Bag: No
Pacers: Yes (must start from CP6 and end at CP9)
Cutoff: N/A

From CP6 you make your way through Coleman, AB and Up McGillivray Creek to Spoon Valley, Racehorse Pass and CP7.

CP8 - Atlas Road

Dist. From Start: 187.5km
Supplies: Snacks
Crew: No
Drop Bag: No
Pacers: Yes (must start from CP6 and end at CP9)
Cutoff: N/A

From CP7, you run past Window Mountain Lake and down the Highrock Trail, right below the continental divide, to CP8.

CP9 - York Creek Staging Area

Dist. From Start: 201km
Supplies: Full Fare
Crew: Yes
Drop Bag: Yes
Pacers: Yes (must travel all the way to CP10)
Cutoff: Must leave by 01:00 hrs Friday

A quick jaunt through the rolling hills, back through Coleman to York Creek and CP9.

CP10 - Lost Creek Cabin

Dist. From Start: 240km
Supplies: Full Fare
Crew: Yes
Drop Bag: Yes
Pacers: Yes (must travel all the way to CP12)
Cutoff: N/A

From CP9 you run through the eerie burn scar of the 2003 Lost Creek Fire. CP10 is the last CP before you cross the continental divide into BC.

CP11 - North Kootenay Pass

Dist. From Start: 261.5km
Supplies: Snacks
Crew: No
Drop Bag: No
Pacers: Yes (must start from CP10 and end at CP12)
Cutoff: N/A

From CP10 you make your way up and over the continental divide into the wide-open Flathead Valley of BC via North Kootenay Pass.

CP12 - Harvey Creek

Dist. From Start: 277km
Supplies: Snacks
Crew: Yes
Drop Bag: Yes
Pacers: Yes (must travel all the way to the Finish)
Cutoff: Must leave by 18:00 hours Friday

From CP11 you continue south in the majestic Flathead Valley to CP12. A welcome break on your legs with a slight downhill grade for several kilometers.

CP13 - Middle Kootenay Pass

Dist. From Start: 305km
Supplies: Snacks
Crew: No
Drop Bag: No
Pacers: Yes (must start from CP12 and end at the Finish)
Cutoff: N/A

From CP13 is at the end of the road and the start of the last big climb over Middle Kootenay Pass, which brings you to the finish... just around 18km to go.

 

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