Saturday July 15, 2017
Broken Goat 25k Course
3510 ft ascent / 4790ft descent
The Broken Goat 25k course follows the same route as the 50k course, only it doesn't include any of the side trips/summits along the way. It is a challenging, point to point race that traverses along the beautiful “7 Summits” high alpine ridge trail within the Rossland Range. The course travels along the lofty ridge lines between Nancy Greene Summit and the turn off down to Red Mountain Resort, offering 360 degree views and forming an unforgettable running experience.
Runners will be spoiled as the “7 Summits” is one of the premier trails in the West Kootenays. Not to mention, the trail cruises at an average elevation of almost 2000m (6560ft). Runners will want to save some legs for the demanding descent on a mix of forest service road and amazing single track which will lead them into the finish at the base of Red Mountain Resort.
Like the 50km route, runners must also be comfortable self-supporting themselves until they reach Granite MTN, which is approximately the halfway mark of 25km course. There is a bucket full of climbing before you hit the first aid station and it could be hot. Therefore, race organizers have a mandatory gear list and gear check for all 25km runners and failure to meet the requirements will result in race organizers denying your start.