No…but you better have some serious hill training in the bank, especially for the 88k and 162k!
47km = 14 hours total. Cut-off time at KM 32.9 (MacKinnon’s Brook Lane 4) = 9h40m race time.
88km = 22 hours total. Cut-off time at KM 59 (MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 2) = 13h24m race time.
162km = 36 hours total. Cut-off time at KM 84.4 (MacDonald Glen Road) = 18h45m race time, KM 110.8 (Cow Pasture Trailhead) = 24h37m race time, and KM 133.3 (MacKinnon’s Brook Bridge 5) = 29h37m race time.
Yes. Only the 162km runners will have a pacer option. Pacers can meet their runner at the Cow Pasture Trailhead (Cape Mabou Road) at KM 110.8 only. This is the only spot a pacer can be picked up this year. Only 1 pacer is allowed per runner.
Note: “muling” is prohibited. This means that your pacer cannot carry any gear for you and your pacer can not give you any of their gear to use. Period.
No, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (not mandatory) that all runners, in every distance/event, have the following items with them at all times:
Yes. We’ll have 2 drop bag locations that everyone will hit numerous times.
Please note that you are only allowed 1 drop bag at each location. This 1 bag should not exceed 30L (think smaller carry-on luggage).
Drop bags need to be at the start/finish Friday evening by 9pm. If they’re not, you’re out of luck.
The drop bag locations are at the “MacKinnon’s Brook LANE” Aid Station and at the “Cow Pasture Trailhead” Aid Station (Cape Mabou Road).
47k runners = 14.5k, 21k, 26.4k, & 32.9k (only drop bag option is at “MacKinnon’s Brook LANE”).
88k runners = 14.5k, 21k, 26.5k, 66.9k & 73.5k.
162k runners = 14.5k, 21k, 26.5k, 66.9k, 73.5k, 98.8k, 105.3k, 110.8k, 141.2k, & 147.8k.
Registration/Start/Finish: Mabou Gaelic College, 32 MacDonald Road, Mabou, NS
Due to the nature of the 2021 course, crew access will be very limited. Most of the roads into the aid stations are very narrow (1 vehicle wide) and have steep drop offs. It’s way too dangerous to allow crews in many spots, so please don’t attempt to venture into places you shouldn’t be.
*There is no crew access for 47k runners. Drop bags only.
*Crew for 88k runners (see above): Cow Pasture Trailhead and in Inverness at the beach/boardwalk.
*Crew for 162k runners (see above): Cow Pasture Trailhead, in Inverness at the beach/boardwalk and at MacDonald Glen Road
*Crew access/help anywhere else on the course is prohibited and will result in the runner getting a DQ.
Please read “The Fine Print” under the registration tab.
This is being worked on now, so watch for future announcements.
Very nice!! Numerous vistas in the Mabou Highlands, stunning beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, well maintained and super fun trails, that includes brooks, rivers, fields of cows and more!
The 47k course is made up of 53% gravel/jeep roads, 38% singletrack/doubletrack, 9% pavement…and some hills!
The 88k course is made up of 51% gravel/jeep roads, 36% single track/doubletrack, 12% pavement, 1% sandy beach…and lots of hills!
The 162k course is made up of 53% gravel/jeep roads, 40% singletrack/doubletrack, 6.5% pavement, 0.5% sandy beach…and lots of hills!!
The 100 milers will have to do battle not once, but twice in the Highlands since it’s a 2 loop course!
If you have dropped out at any point before June 1st (when the hoodies and shirts are ordered), your order was cancelled. This means that it doesn’t exist, so please don’t show up and expect to pick up your swag.
If you dropped out after the hoodies and shirts were ordered, your order went to the wait lister that took your spot, so please don’t show up and expect to pick up your swag.
If you have dropped out at any point before the end of June (when the hoodies and shirts are ordered), but plan to be at the race to VOLUNTEER, your order was also cancelled. This means that it doesn’t exist, so please don’t show up and expect to pick up your swag. All volunteers will get a Capes 100 t-shirt and a Capes 100 trucker hat, plus draw prize eligibility and the Friday night meal (if there is one offered).
We won’t be mailing or delivering any swag. If there’s any leftovers, they will go to the volunteers and/or community members.
NS Trail Running has been organizing races since 1995! We’ve organized everything from relay races to orienteering races to 24hr adventure races to our first 100 miler in 2019.
We’re the only group in Atlantic Canada that has been hosting a yearly trail running series…since 2010! Our well known “Nova Scotia Trail Running” series is sponsored by Salomon. Our courses are known to be very well marked and the events are all very well organized!
You’re in good hands 🙂 Hope to see you there!!
Jodi and Karine Isenor