For the first time, trail race competitors will have to look up – way up – to see the finish line.
The inaugural Sea to Sky Scramble debuts at the Sea to Sky Gondola on Saturday (June 27) and the event is the first ever entirely vertical race in Squamish.
Boasting an ascent of almost one kilometre, the Scramble is six kms in total and it all kicks off at the base of the Gondola. Racers wind their way around the Sea to Summit trail before eventually reaching the very top of the Gondola, with the finish line being near the Summit Lodge.
The event is the third race in the brand new Run Squamish series and offers a special reward for all racers who also competed in the 2015 Test of Metal.
Run Squamish organizers will calculate the fastest man and woman who completed both events and will award them with the title of Squamish Mountain Champion. A prize draw will also take place for all kids who did both the Mini-Metal and the Mini-Scramble.
It all kicks off at 9 a.m. at the base of the Gondola.
The fourth and final race in the Run Squamish series is the Skyline Ridge Trail Run, which occurs on Oct. 10 and also goes down atop the Gondola.
For more details on the race, visit www.runsquamish.com/explore/sea-sky-scramble.