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About Capes 100

Race Location: 32 MacDonald Road, Mabou, NS

Race Distances: 46k, 86k, and 160k (distances and routes may vary slightly come race day)

Difficulty: there’s a few ups and downs ūüėČ

Routes & Maps

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

All distances start at 6:00am on August 12th, 2023

*Better quality maps can be found under “Photos & Video”*

  • Aid Station #1 =¬†11k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #2 =¬†20k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 1
  • Aid Station #3 =¬†26k¬†MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 2
  • Aid Station #4 = 35k Mabou Trailhead
  • Finish = 46k!

 

  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so don’t get too flustered if your watch distance doesn’t match up.
  • NO CREW ACCESS for 46k.
  • NO PACERS for 46k or 86k runners.
  • Check the updated MANDATORY GEAR list under “FAQ” section.
  • Aid station locations and course revisions may happen up until race day.
  • Stashing gear on the course is prohibited.

*See FAQ section for MANDATORY GEAR list and crew access points.

Price: $135. See registration page for what’s included!

*Changing distances after you are registered is subject to a $10 fee.

 

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

*Better quality maps can be found under “Photos & Video”*

  • Aid Station #1 =¬†11k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #2 =¬†20k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 1
  • Aid Station #3 =¬†26k¬†Cape Mabou Trailhead (Cow Pasture) Unmanned – Water Only here
  • Aid Station #4 =¬†35k Broad Cove Banks Road 1
  • Crew access at “Beach Road No. 1, Inverness” — 41.5k — not an aid station
  • Aid Station #5 =¬†45k Broad Cove Banks Road 2
  • Aid Station #6 =¬†58k¬†MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 2 (cut-off time here is 13h30m race time)
  • Aid Station #7 =¬†66k¬†MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 3
  • Aid Station #8 =¬†75k Mabou Trailhead
  • Finish = 87k!

 

  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so don’t get too flustered if your watch distance doesn’t match up.
  • Only crew access for 87k runners is at KM ~41.5 (Beach Road No. 1, Inverness)
  • NO PACERS for 46k or 86k runners.
  • Check the updated MANDATORY GEAR list under “FAQ” section.
  • Aid station locations and course revisions may happen up until race day.
  • Stashing gear on the course is prohibited.

*See FAQ section for MANDATORY GEAR list and crew access points.

Price: $185.¬†See registration page for what’s included!

*Changing distances after you are registered is subject to a $10 fee.

 

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

*Better quality maps can be found under “Photos & Video”*

  • Aid Station #1 =¬†11k Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #2 =¬†20k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 1
  • Aid Station #3 =¬†26k Cape Mabou Trailhead (Cow Pasture) Unmanned – Water Only here
  • Aid Station #4 =¬†35k Broad Cove Banks Road 1
  • *Crew access at “Beach Road No. 1, Inverness” — 41.5k — not an aid station/no Capes volunteers will be here
  • Aid Station #5 =¬†45k Broad Cove Banks Road 2
  • Aid Station #6 =¬†58k¬†MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 2 (cut-off time here is 13h30m race time)
  • Aid Station #7 =¬†66k¬†MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 3
  • Aid Station #8 =¬†75k Mabou Trailhead
  • Turn Around Point for 100 mile runners at Mabou Harbour Rd/NE Mabou Road = 85k¬†(cut-off time here is 19h00m race time) *Crew Access.
  • Aid Station #9 =¬†94k¬†Mabou Trailhead
  • Aid Station #10 =¬†103k¬†MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 4
  • Aid Station #11 =¬†109k¬†Cape Mabou Trailhead (Cow Pasture)¬†(cut-off time here is 24hrs)¬†*Crew Access*PACER PICKUP HERE*¬†Unmanned – Water Only here
  • Aid Station #12 =¬† 118k Broad Cove Banks Road 3
  • ***100 milers turn left and head to Sight Point Trailhead on loop 2 *DO NOT do run into Inverness a 2nd time!***
  • Aid Station #13 = 132k MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 5 (cut-off time here is 29hrs)
  • Aid Station #14 = 140k¬†MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 6
  • Aid Station #15 =¬†149k Mabou Trailhead
  • Finish = 160k!

 

  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so don’t get too flustered if your watch distance doesn’t match up.
  • NO PACERS for 46k or 86k runners.
  • Check the updated MANDATORY GEAR list under “FAQ” section.
  • Crew access anywhere else on the course is prohibited and will result in the runner getting a DQ.
  • 1 pacer per runner and they can only start at Aid Station #11 – Cape Mabou Trailhead (Cow Pasture) at 109k
  • Aid station locations and course revisions may happen up until race day.
  • Stashing gear on the course is prohibited.

*See FAQ section for MANDATORY GEAR list and crew access points.

Price: $270.¬†See registration page for what’s included!

*Changing distances after you are registered is subject to a $10 fee.

 

Weekend Schedule

Friday August 11, 2023

  • 12:00pm-7:00pm — Check-in/Swag pick up at the Mabou Gaelic College (32 MacDonald Road, Mabou)
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm — Live music!
  • 7:00pm —¬†Pre-race meeting (mandatory — also at the Mabou Gaelic College)

Saturday August 12, 2023

  • 6:00am — all events start at the Mabou Gaelic College
  • 2:00pm — Awards for 46k¬†at the Mabou Gaelic College

Sunday August 13, 2023

  • 12:00pm — Awards for 86k and 160k¬†at the Mabou Gaelic College
  • 6:00pm — 100 mile course closes

Aid Station Fare

Liquids: Water, Coke, Ginger Ale, and Tailwind.

Solids: Jujubes, M&Ms, chips, bananas, Oreos and watermelon.

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

From 9pm to 6am, we will have some warm food through the night (soup/broth & grilled cheese sandwiches).

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.

Mandatory Gear

It is 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 = seam-sealed/taped/welded jacket. You need to know what this means.
  • a basic 1st Aid kit that includes: 2 metres of duct tape/medical tape, a tensor bandage, band-aids, emergency blanket)
  • food & drink
  • whistle
  • a charged cell phone (with the RD’s phone number)
  • headlamp(s) and spare batteries for 86km and 160km (can be picked up later in the race). Not required for the 46k.
  • toque or buff
  • course map (on your phone or printed)
  • lighter/matches
  • knife (think ‘pocket knife’)

**DQ will result if you don’t have any of the above items.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

  • gloves
  • sunscreen
  • bug repellent
  • warm layer for upper body
  • rain pants
  • compass
  • trekking poles
  • water filter

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 160km runners will have a pacer option. Your 1 and only pacer can only be picked up at KM 109 (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