• PRICE PER PERSON
    $1,350 + GST
  • RUN TYPE:
    Multi use, remote and historic backcountry trails
  • DURATION:
    3 Day / 2 Night
  • DAILY RUN TIME:
    5 - 7 hours
  • DAILY DISTANCE:
    20 - 30 kms
  • SKILL LEVEL:
    Advanced
  • FITNESS RATING:
    High Level 2 or 3
  • DATES:
    Aug 5 - 7

Trip Introduction:

Experience the magic of the South Chilcotin mountains by foot with this 3 Day / 2 Night Tour in collaboration with Run BC Adventures! As you trail run hut to hut on historic singletrack, over mountain passes and through various valley, you’ll be immersed in the never-ending beauty this park has to offer.

This trip will begin by shuttling farther into the remote backcountry, where the trail running will begin. Over the next 3 days, the group will run back towards the start location, conquering challenging climbs and enjoying both technical and flowy singletrack. Each day will consist of different valleys and passes as the group runs towards the days objective, camp. Staying in two different camps throughout the tour, the group will experience two very unique settings in the South Chilcotins’. With unforgettable views and awesome trails, this is a trip you won’t want to miss.

Trip Essentials:

Tour Includes:

  • 3 days of running and exploring remote and fun mountain trails
  • Experienced, friendly and professional guide/s
  • All healthy and nutritious meals from lunch on the first day to lunch on the final day
  • 2 nights double occupancy accommodation in our backcountry camps
  • Rustic hot water shower at each backcountry camp
  • Camp host to prepare camp & cook all meals
  • All shuttles where necessary
  • Custom Run BC gear
  • Unbeatable mountain vistas and stories for a lifetime
  • Must be able to confidently run on technical/flowy singletrack for 20 – 30 kms for multiple days, while wearing a pack (~ 10 lbs)
  • Have previous trail running experience of an Advanced level – more info here
  • be comfortable out on the trail for 5 – 7 hours, holding a steady pace and using run/hike techniques
  • Understand how to travel in alpine terrain, how to layer appropriately, and how to self care (hydration, nutrition, ect.)
  • A camp host to greet you and maintain camp
  • A cozy bed in a dual occupancy canvas walled tent (2 people per tent typically)
  • Three meals a day when in the mountains. Includes a hot breakfast and dinner prepared by the host, and self prepared and packed lunches for on the trails. A packed lunch prepared by Tyax Adventures is also included on your first day
  • Filtered water to fill your hydration packs and bottles
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping pad/mattresses, and pillows
  • Fleece jackets to help keep you warm in the evenings
  • Crocs footwear to wear while in and around camp
  • Outdoor hot showers with soap
  • An outdoor pit toilet that is basic in nature but fully stocked
  • The opportunity to dry out wet clothes and/or shoes, with a wood fired stove 
  • If ordered and paid for more than 30-days in advance – beer, wine and/or cider

At Spruce Camp only, take advantage of our 3 fishing boats to head out onto the lake for some of the best fishing in the park. A fishing licence is mandatory.

Essential Items

  • A personal face mask
  • A bag comfortable to run in capable of carrying 10-15 lbs – with room for lunch, snack, water and gear
  • A 2 – 3L water bladder 
  • Light weight and packable jacket that is water proof/wind proof
  • A change of running/camp clothes as you deem necessary
  • Personal toiletries (soap is provided, but no hair care products etc.)
  • Personal medications necessary – including tylenol and/or ibuprofen
  • Head lamp
  • A sleeping bag liner/cotton sheet for in camp – see here
  • A pillow case 
  • Small, packable camp towel (hot shower available) – see here

PRO TIP 

  • Take advantage of opportunities to fill from creeks/streams if do not wish to carry a lot of water
  • Wear the next days clothes in camp the night prior
  • Wash clothes in nearby creeks and dry out overnight by the wood fired stoves
  • Pack travel sized toothpaste, shampoo etc.-not full size

Optional Items (if space and weight permits)

  • Collapsible poles if you typically run with them
  • Light weight puffy jacket for in camp in the evenings (fleeces are provided)
  • Hat/toque, tights for in camp in the evenings (depending on the time of year visiting)
  • Phone or camera for photos
  • Personal charging device for phone/camera (i.e. backcountry solar charing system)
  • Travel sized personal sunscreen and/or bug spray if feel necessary

Frequently Asked Trip Questions:

Yes, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack.

Yes. You must have a good amount of experience running/moving for 5 – 7 hours multiple days in a row, have high Level 2 or Level 3 fitness, with advances level of skill (see our self rating scale here). Additionally, be comfortable running/hiking rolling and uneven trails, moving uphill for anywhere between 15 minutes to 2.5 hours, crossing creeks, and be able to descend sections of trail that can be soft, sandy or rocky.

You should also be comfortable wearing a backpack/vest capable of carrying 10 – 15 lbs.

The trails are considered backcountry, remote and rugged in nature. Most of the 200+ kilometers of trails were originally created by horses and/or First Nations travelling on foot for the purpose of trading or hunting.  

You can expect a mixture of the following:

  • Rolling sections of trail made up of some ups and downs
  • Up hills of between 15 minutes to 2.5 hours plus, which require good fitness
  • Creek crossings and sections of trail that can be wet and muddy
  • Some short sections of trail that can be off camber and/or slightly exposed
  • The usual trail hazards, such as roots and rocks
  • Running through wide open grassland and meadows

You can expect to travel between roughly 20 – 30 kms per day.

Be prepared to be on the trails for anywhere between 5 to 7 hours – but this is not all-time spent running. There is plenty of stop-start, and opportunities to snack and break to enjoy the surroundings.

Yes, on most mountain passes, a run/hike technique will be used.

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