Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run

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The Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run, also known as the Knee Knacker, was established in 1989 and is a 50 km ultramarathon trail run in that takes place in British Columbia, in the Greater Vancouver area on the second Saturday of July each year. Due to a municipality's environmental concerns, the field is limited to 200 runners. Because of the race's popularity, the entrants are selected by lottery. The route, comprising about 2,600 m of vertical climb and descent, generally follows the Baden-Powell Trail, and traverses the North Shore Mountains from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.

Course[edit]

Both ends of the Baden Powell trail course are close to sea level, with a high point of 4,016 feet (1224 m) at the peak of Black Mountain. The course follows a scenic and very technical trail through a coastal British Columbia rain forest. Most of the trail is within the forest, and there are some spectacular vistas at a number of points along the way, particularly at Eagle Bluff. In addition to the challenging terrain, the race is well known for its high volunteer-to-runner support ratio and the full banquet held afterward, where all runners receive an award certificate for completing the race.

Records[edit]

The course record was set by Nick Elson in 2017, he led from start to finish and completed the course in 4:32.03.[1] This surpassed the record set by Aaron Heidt in 2010, who posted a mark of 4:39.52. The women's record holder is Ellie Greenwood, who clocked 5:06.09 in 2010.

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