Birds Hill Trail Series

2022 Results and Series Points

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.
Aspen Dash 5k – June 29
Bluestem 13k – July 20
Esker 8k – August 10

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


Aspen Dash 5k
Thursday, June 29 (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 20 (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, August 10 (6:45 PM)

  • Bib Pick-Up & Check-In begins at 5:30 PM
  • Racer Meeting 6:30 PM
  • Race begins at 6:45 PM
Registration – SOLD OUT
  • Series Registration
    • One week early-bird registration begins March 5 at 7:00 AM.
    • Regular registration begins March 12 and ends May 28.
    • If there are still spaces available, you can register for an individual race after May 28 up to and including race day. Contact Joel to make arrangements. **joel[at]ontheedgerunning[dot]com
    • Cost – UltraSignup Fee will be added at checkout. Registration will be linked below once it is set up.
      • Early Registration – $105 **Only $35/race!
      • Regular Registration – $150
      • Individual Race Registration – $65/Race **After May 28
  • Registration is sold out as we reached our cap of 100. Thank you.
  • 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. If you are uncomfortable with this policy, please do not register.
  • BIB TRANSFERS – If you are unable to race, bib transfers are allowed to an unregistered participant. Contact Joel 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 marked and enjoyable routes.
  • Bibs with logo and personalized for those who register before May 28th.
  • First aid support on site at the finish line.
  • Post-Race Goodies! Once again my Mom will be supplying homemade, lovingly prepared awesomeness for you to restore your energy after the race. If you’ve done the race before, you know what I’m talking about! #carlarocks
  • Birds Hill Trail Series – Series Finisher Patch for 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.

Route & Start Location

Group Use Area #1 – Site 7

The route will be flagged with orange flagging, which you will always find on your left-hand side.

Aspen Dash 5kGAIA Route (Downloadable GPX)

Bluestem 13kGAIA App Route (Downloadable GPX)

Esker 8kGAIA App Route (Downloadable GPX)

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!


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.