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About the Capes 100

Aid Station Food & Drink

All aid stations will have the following items on hand.

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 86 to the finish of the 100k/100 miler, we will have some warm food through the night (soups and 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.

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. This is a jacket with taped seams, or a full on heavy duty old school rain jacket will also fit the bill. A poncho is not a jacket. A garbage bag is not a jacket. It must be a 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
  • headlamp(s) and spare batteries for 100km, 160km and RELAY runners. (Note: headlamps will be required from Cape d’Or (farm-bound) or the farm itself)
  • 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 160km runners will have a pacer option. Pacers can be picked up at the farm for the last 60km section and/or at the 130k mark for the last 30k. Yes, you can have pacer “A” from KM100 to KM130 and pacer “B” from KM130 to KM160.

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.

Routes & Maps

50k. 36 hour time limit. Gain/loss = 1375m

25k out and back.

Note: only the yellow section is the 50k course, not the red. The elevation profile below is for the 50k.

The route goes from Spencer’s Island along the beach early on and then on to nice ATV trails to Cape d’Or. From there you continue along the coast into Advocate Harbour to the turnaround. Retrace your steps along this awesome coastal section and you’re done!

  • Aid Station #1 (14k): Cape d’Or
  • Aid Station #2 (20k): ADDA Campground (outbound)(crew accessible/drop bag)
  • Aid Station #3 (30k): ADDA Campground (inbound)(crew accessible/drop bag)
  • Aid Station #4 (36k): Cape d’Or (crew accessible)
  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so you 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.

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

Price: $125. See registration page for what’s included!

 

100k. 36 hour time limit. Gain/loss = 3225m

30k out. 40k loop. 30k back.

Note: only the red section is the 100k course, not the yellow. The elevation profile below is for the 100k.

The route goes from Spencer’s Island along the beach early on and then on to nice ATV trails to Cape d’Or. From there you continue along the coast into Advocate Harbour and up Eatonville Road to the Eatonville Bunkhouse. Here you’ll hop on the Cape Chignecto trail (heading south) to Dry Hollow Brook, then westerly and southerly through the interior of the park to Big Bald Rock Cabin! This is where you’ll start 20k of sweet singletrack that’ll take you out and around Cape Chignecto itself, into Refugee Cove, Mill Brook, and out to the main park entrance. From this point, you head back along the 30k coastal section to the finish!

  • Aid Station #1 (14k): Cape d’Or
  • Aid Station #2 (20k): ADDA Campground (outbound)(crew accessible/drop bag)
  • Aid Station #3 (30k): Reid’s Place (drop bag only – not crew accessible)
  • Aid Station #4 (40k): Eatonville Bunkhouse area
  • Aid Station #5 (50k): Big Bald Rock Cabin
  • Aid Station #6 (60k): Arch Gulch Cabin
  • Aid Station #7 (70k): Reid’s Place (drop bag only – not crew accessible)
  • Aid Station #8 (80k): ADDA Campground (inbound)(crew accessible)
  • Aid Station #9 (86k): Cape d’Or (crew accessible)
  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so you 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.

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

Price: $175. See registration page for what’s included!

 

 160k. 36 hour time limit. Gain/loss = 4600m

30k out. 40k loop. 30k back to the farm followed by a different 30k out and back section that only the 100 milers will see.

The route goes from Spencer’s Island along the beach early on and then on to nice ATV trails to Cape d’Or. From there you continue along the coast into Advocate Harbour and up Eatonville Road to the Eatonville Bunkhouse. Here you’ll hop on the Cape Chignecto trail (heading south) to Dry Hollow Brook, then westerly and southerly through the interior of the park to Big Bald Rock Cabin! This is where you’ll start 20k of sweet singletrack that’ll take you out and around Cape Chignecto itself, into Refugee Cove, Mill Brook, and out to the main park entrance. From this point, you head back along the 30k coastal section to the farm. Now you’ll pick up your pacer (if you have one) and travel through the forests and blueberry fields, up and down the longest climbs and descents of the day!

  • Aid Station #1 (14k): Cape d’Or
  • Aid Station #2 (20k): ADDA Campground (outbound) (crew accessible/drop bag)
  • Aid Station #3 (30k): Reid’s Place (drop bag only – not crew accessible)
  • Aid Station #4 (40k): Eatonville Bunkhouse area
  • Aid Station #5 (50k): Big Bald Rock Cabin
  • Aid Station #6 (60k): Arch Gulch Cabin
  • Aid Station #7 (70k): Reid’s Place (drop bag only – not crew accessible)
  • Aid Station #8 (80k): ADDA Campground (inbound)(crew accessible/drop bag)
  • Aid Station #9 (86k): Cape d’Or (crew accessible)
  • Aid Station #10 (100k): The Farm (crew accessible/drop bag)
  • Aid Station #11 (112k): Peter’s Place
  • Aid Station #12 (123k): Collins’ Camp
  • Aid Station #13 (130k): Baisly’s Turnaround. (crew/pacer accessible/drop bag)
  • Aid Station #14 (137k): Collin’s Camp.
  • Aid Station #15 (148k): Peter’s Place.
  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so you 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.

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

Price: $250. See registration page for what’s included!

 

160k RELAY. 36 hour time limit.

Same route as the 160k!

5 Legs…

Leg 1: 30k

Leg 2: 40k

Leg 3: 30k

Leg 4: 30k

Leg 5: 30k

  • Note that distances are +/- 2km…so you get too flustered if your watch distance doesn’t match up.

*See FAQ section for mandatory gear list and relay exchange points.

*Crew access anywhere else on the course is prohibited and will result in the runner getting a DQ.

Price: $500/team. See registration page for what’s included!

Location & Travel

Race Location

5227 Highway 209, Spencer’s Island, NS

Clicking on the address link above lands you right on the farm perfectly!

Closest Airports 

Moncton, NB – 1h40m drive

Halifax, NS – 2h15m drive

Where To Stay

Weekend Schedule

Friday August 16, 2019

  • 12:00pm-6:30pm — Check-in/Swag pick up at the farm.
  • 5:00-7:00pm — Let’s Eat (Advocate District School, Advocate Harbour)
  • 7:00pm — Pre-race meeting (mandatory — also at school)

Saturday August 17, 2019

  • 6:00am — all events start!
  • 3:00pm — Awards for 50k!

Sunday August 18, 2019

  • 4:00am — 22 hour cutoff for 160k runners at the farm (start/finish)
  • 5:00pm — Awards for 100k and 160k!
  • 6:00pm — 100 mile course closes