Vertical Climb Details

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The first annual Black Spur Vertical! There could hardly be a better location for a vertical race than Kimberley Alpine Resort.

You have six hours to do as many laps to Kootenay House and back as possible. The people with the greatest number of laps, and then the fastest time on their total laps, will be on the podium. Push yourself, but watch your time; you only get credit for each complete lap.

With one central area and three loops, this is one of the easiest races your support crew or family will ever attend. Kimberley is also the perfect place for a getaway or family vacation.

Date/Start Time:
September 20-21, 2021
  • Friday
    • 2:00pm-8:00pm - Racer Check-in
    • 7:15pm - Volunteer Meeting
    • 8:00pm - Racer Meeting (pending restrictions)
  • Saturday
    • 6:30am-8:30am – Late Racer Check-in
    • 9:00am – Race Start
    • 3:00pm – VC Race Ends
    • 4:30-5:30pm – VC Post-race dinner (pending restrictions)
    • 5:00pm – VC Awards (pending restrictions)
Host Site:
Up to you! Kootenay House is 2.4km one way.
Elev. Gain/Loss:
540m / 540mm (one lap)
  • 6 hours
Registration Cap:
200 racers
Registration Opens:
December 1, 12:00hrs (MST)
Registration Deadline:
August 17, 23:59hrs (MST) or when full
Transition Area(TA):
  • The transition between stages is located at the Kimberley Alpine Resort
  • Runners are allowed one drop bag at the transition area
  • The TA is staffed and have drinking water available as well as food for all runners (note that this is snack food and should not be your primary sustenance)
  • Runner support crews are able to meet racers at the TA
Aid Stations (CPs):
  • There is one CP at the summit
  • Runners are not allowed to cache gear at CPs (picking up or dropping off) but they are encouraged to leave garbage here
  • CPs are staffed and have snack food and drinking water available
  • Female Solo
  • Male Solo
You Receive:
  • A high quality tech or cotton shirt
  • A burger and side, a beer, and entry to the awards
  • Complementary race photos
  • A custom medal
  • Live timing updates and tracking
  • Medical support provided by professional Paramedics
  • Most importantly, an expertly organized and exciting race
HydraPak Kimberley Alpine Resort

Sinister Sports Inc.
Box 460 Bellevue, AB, T0K 0C0
P: 1-403-563-6420


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