Birds Hill Trail Series

The Birds Hill Trail Series is a summer, Thursday-evening, three-race series held at Birds Hill Provincial Park on Treaty 1 Land, just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Series consists of 3 races, all of which begin at 6:45 PM. Only series registrations will be allowed for 2022, however, bib transfers will also be allowed if you are unable to attend one of the races.
Aspen Dash 5k – June 30
Bluestem 13k – July 14
Esker 8k – July 28

This race will comply with any and all COVID-19 related restrictions or safety measures.

Cup Free Race – Hydration and food will only be available at the finish line. There will be no water available on route and racers are encouraged to carry their own water and other supplies they may require throughout the race.

Registration Details

Dates

Aspen Dash 5k
Thursday, June 30 (6:45 PM)

  • Bib Pick-Up & Check-In begins at 5:30 PM
  • Racer Meeting 6:30 PM
  • Race begins at 6:45 PM

Bluestem 13k
Thursday, July 14 (6:45 PM)

  • Bib Pick-Up & Check-In begins at 5:30 PM
  • Racer Meeting 6:30 PM
  • Race begins at 6:45 PM

Esker 8k
Thursday, July 28 (6:45 PM)

  • Bib Pick-Up & Check-In begins at 5:30 PM
  • Racer Meeting 6:30 PM
  • Race begins at 6:45 PM
Route & Start Location

Group Use Area #1 – Site 7

Everything will be happening from Group Use #1 – Site 7.

The route will be flagged with orange flagging, which you will always find on your left-hand side. Exact routes and GPX info will be provided at least 1 month prior to the event, but each route will largely follow the trails from which the each race gets their names.

Cap

We have a cap of 150 registrations.

Registration
  • Series Registration
    • Early registration begins April 17 at 7:00 AM.
    • Regular registration begins May 9.
    • Last day to register is June 12.
    • Cost – UltraSignup Fee will be added at checkout. Registration link below.
      • Early Registration – $105
      • Regular Registration – $130
  • Registration closes once we’ve reached our cap of 150 or June 12, whichever is first.
  • Please note there are NO REFUNDS or DEFERRALS. This includes if the race is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions or other issues such as trail closures. The majority of costs associated with the race are incurred well before race day.
  • BIB TRANSFERS – If you are unable to race, bib transfers are allowed to an unregistered participant. Bib transfers are only allowed until 1 week prior to race day. Contact Joel Toews to make arrangements to transfer your bib.
  • Photo ID must be presented at bib pick-up.
  • **Please take all these details into account before registering.
Entry Includes
  • Fun times with a great community of trail runners.
  • Access to a marked and enjoyable route.
  • Personalized bibs with logo.
  • First aid support on site at the finish line.
  • Some post-race goodies including (hopefully…fingers crossed) some snacks lovingly prepared by my Mom. #carlarocks
  • Birds Hill Trail Series – Series Finisher Patch. We’re happy to bring this back again this year and will be available to all participants who officially complete all 3 races of the Series.
  • Series Winner Awards – Points will be given for placing at each race. Each male & female runner with the most points at the end of the Series will receive special prizing. Racers must participate in all 3 races to be eligible.

**Special Note: The trails being used for the Series are notorious for wasps/hornets. If you are allergic, please be aware of this fact, take precautions and carry necessary medication.

DNF’s (Did Not Finish)

If you aren’t able to finish the route or get lost, you are still responsible to get back to the finish area. While there will be volunteers sweeping the course of flagging, no one is coming along the trail to pick you up. Know the route and where you’re going!

Emergencies

On the trail, you are responsible for you! Please make sure you have enough fluids,  proper gear, appropriate first aid, and know how to use it. If you see someone in trouble, please provide help.