The 5 Peaks Trail Running Series delivers some of the best trail this country has to offer. Our events are hosted at some of the most spectacular natural spaces in Canada. Each race takes place on pre-marked trails with participants running over rocks, roots, tree stumps and logs, through mud puddles, snow and so much more.

Founded in 1998, the 5 race series originated in the Vancouver area. The series has since spread across Canada and offers events in five regions: British Columbia, Central Alberta, Northern Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Our series events provide participants an option of 4 -5 course lengths (1 km Kids, Competitive Kids ~3K, Sport (~ 5K to 8K) Enduro (10K-15k) and GRIT (~18-25K).

True to the 5 Peaks tag line, people are increasingly motivated to GET OFF THE ROAD and onto the trails. The series runs from April to October each year. Each event consists of a free Children’s Challenge (50m – 1km), a Kidspeaks Timed Kids Challenge (about 3k), a Sport (5-8 km) entry-level course, and an Enduro (10-15 km) intermediate to advanced course. Certain venues will also have a GRIT distance ranging between 18 and 25 km.

The series is open to novice through expert athletes with winners in different age categories receiving points & prizing. Register for all 5 events at once, please choose your distance category for each race during registration.


* We will do everything in our power to safely host the events at the scheduled dates and venues. However, if local or regional governments, permitting agencies and / or public health officials do not permit us to gather in-person at the scheduled dates and locations, individual event registration will be transferred to the corresponding virtual event in the 5 Peaks Virtual Race Series. No refunds will be issued. 

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