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About Capes 100

Race Location: 32 MacDonald Road, Mabou, NS

Race Distances: 47k, 88k, and 162k (distances and routes may vary slightly come race day)

Difficulty: If you did the 2019 Capes 100, you’re in for a bigger and sweeter treat! We have significantly more vertical gain and loss for everyone this year…and a lot more singletrack with easily more stunning vistas than the 2019 course!

Routes & Maps

**All distances start and finish in Mabou at 32 MacDonald Road**

 47k. 14 hour time limit. Elevation Gain = 2000m

  • Aid Station #1 = 3.6k MacDonald Glen Road
  • Aid Station #2 = 11k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #3 = 14.5k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 1
  • Aid Station #4 = 21k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 2
  • Aid Station #5 = 21.2k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 1
  • Aid Station #6 = 26.2k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 2
  • Aid Station #7 = 26.4k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 3
  • Aid Station #8 = 32.9k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 4 (cut-off time here is 9h40m race time)
  • Aid Station #9 = 36.4k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #10 = 43.8k MacDonald Glen Road
  • Finish = 47k!
  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so don’t get too flustered if your watch distance doesn’t match up.
  • Crew access anywhere else on the course is prohibited and will result in the runner getting a DQ.
  • Aid station locations and course revisions may happen up until race day.

*See FAQ section for recommended gear list and crew access points.

Price: $115. See registration page for what’s included!

 

 88k. 20 hour time limit. Elevation Gain = 3100m

  • Aid Station #1 = 3.6k MacDonald Glen Road
  • Aid Station #2 = 11k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #3 = 14.5k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 1
  • Aid Station #4 = 21k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 2
  • Aid Station #5 = 21.2k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 1
  • Aid Station #6 = 26.5k Cow Pasture Trailhead (Cape Mabou Trailhead)
  • Aid Station #7 = 35.5k Broad Cove Banks Road 1
  • Aid Station #8 = 45.5k Broad Cove Banks Road 2
  • Aid Station #9 = 55.5k Sight Point Trailhead
  • Aid Station #10 = 59k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 2 (cut-off time here is 13h24m race time)
  • Aid Station #11 = 66.7k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 3
  • Aid Station #12 = 66.9k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 3
  • Aid Station #13 = 73.5k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 4
  • Aid Station #14 = 77k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #15 = 84.4k MacDonald Glen Road
  • Finish = 88k!
  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so don’t get too flustered if your watch distance doesn’t match up.
  • Crew access anywhere else on the course is prohibited and will result in the runner getting a DQ.
  • Aid station locations and course revisions may happen up until race day.

*See FAQ section for recommended gear list and crew access points.

Price: $160. See registration page for what’s included!

 

 162k. 36 hour time limit. Elevation Gain = 5815m

About

  • Aid Station #1 = 3.6k MacDonald Glen Road
  • Aid Station #2 = 11k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #3 = 14.5k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 1
  • Aid Station #4 = 21k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 2
  • Aid Station #5 = 21.2k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 1
  • Aid Station #6 = 26.5k Cow Pasture Trailhead (Cape Mabou Trailhead)
  • Aid Station #7 = 35.5k Broad Cove Banks Road 1
  • Aid Station #8 = 45.5k Broad Cove Banks Road 2
  • Aid Station #9 = 55.5k Sight Point Trailhead
  • Aid Station #10 = 59k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 2
  • Aid Station #11 = 66.7k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 3
  • Aid Station #12 = 66.9k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 3
  • Aid Station #13 = 73.5k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 4
  • Aid Station #14 = 77k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #15 = 84.4k MacDonald Glen Road (cut-off time here is 18h40m race time)
  • Turn Around Point for 100 mile runners at Mabou Harbour Rd/NE Mabou Road = 86k
  • Aid Station #16 = 87.9k MacDonald Glen Road
  • Aid Station #17 = 95.3k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #18 = 98.8k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 5
  • Aid Station #19 = 105.3k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 6
  • Aid Station #20 = 105.5k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 4
  • Aid Station #21 = 110.8k Cow Pasture Trailhead (Cape Mabou Trailhead) (cut-off time here is 24h30m)
  • Aid Station #22 = 119.8k Broad Cove Banks Road
  • Aid Station #23 = 129.8k Sight Point Road
  • Aid Station #24 = 133.3k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 5 (cut-off time here is 29h30m)
  • Aid Station #25 = 141k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 6
  • Aid Station #26 = 141.2k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 7
  • Aid Station #27 = 147.8k MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 8
  • Aid Station #28 = 151.3k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #29 = 158.7k MacDonald Glen Road
  • Finish = 162.3k!
  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so don’t get too flustered if your watch distance doesn’t match up.
  • Crew access anywhere else on the course is prohibited and will result in the runner getting a DQ.
  • Aid station locations and course revisions may happen up until race day.

*See FAQ section for recommended gear list and crew access points.

Price: $235. See registration page for what’s included!

 

Weekend Schedule

Friday August 14, 2020

  • 12:00pm-7:00pm — Check-in/Swag pick up at the Mabou Gaelic College (32 MacDonald Road, Mabou)
  • 7:00pm — Pre-race meeting (mandatory — also at the Mabou Gaelic College)

Saturday August 15, 2020

  • 6:00am — all events start at the Mabou Gaelic College
  • 2:00pm — Awards for 47k at the Mabou Gaelic College

Sunday August 16, 2020

  • 12:00pm — Awards for 88k and 162k at the Mabou Gaelic College
  • 6:00pm — 100 mile course closes

Aid Station Fare

Water, Coke, Ginger Ale, electrolyte drink (Skratch).

Gummies, M&Ms, chips, pretzels, beef jerky, bananas, and watermelon.

We’ll most likely have other oddball items thrown into the mix as well.

From KM 84 to the finish of the 100 miler, we will have some warm food through the night (soups and broth, grilled cheese sandwiches/quesadillas and potatoes).

Crewing Rule #1: If it doesn’t say “crew accessible”, your crew is not allowed.

Crewing Rule #2: “Receiving aid” anywhere outside the designated areas from your crew (or another crew) will result in a DQ.

Highly recommended gear

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (not mandatory) that all runners, in every distance/event, have the following items with them at all times:

  • bottles/flasks/reservoirs that can hold up to 1L of fluids
  • a waterproof jacket
  • a basic 1st Aid kit (2 metres of duct tape, a tensor bandage, band-aids, emergency blanket)
  • food and drink
  • whistle
  • a charged cell phone (with the RD’s phone number)
  • headlamp(s) and spare batteries for 88km and 162km.
  • gloves
  • toque/buff
  • sunscreen
  • course map
  • lighter/matches
  • knife

OFFICIALLY PROHIBITED:

  • any music playing device that requires earbuds
  • music/podcasts/etc being played on a speakerphone is also not allowed
  • dogs and/or other pets on the course

Pacers…

Only the 162km runners will have a pacer option. Pacers can only be picked up at KM 110.8 (Cow Pasture Trailhead on Cape Mabou Road)

Note: “muling” is prohibited. This means that your pacer cannot carry any gear for you and you can not borrow any gear from your pacer.

 

Closest Airports

Sydney Airport: 1h55m drive

Halifax Stanfield International Airport: 3hr drive

Moncton Airport: 3h45m drive