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Frosty Trail Race
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Frosty Mountain Trail Race

Sep 19, 2009


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NEWS FLASH: For 2009 results, see Trail Whisperer website.

In 2008, the 50 km overall winner was Chad Ulansky at 4:57. First 50 km woman was Jessica Glowacki at 6:58. Times for 50 km ranged from 4:57 to 10:05. Overall winner for 25 km was Simon Driver at 2:46. First 25 km woman was Martina Ramage at 3:04. Times for 25 km ranged from 2:46 to 5:15.

Join us in 2009 for a challenging race in beautiful Manning Park, BC.

Race Details




Saturday September 19, 2009



"The stunning alpine views, the hugely runnable trails, the great organization, the enthusiastic volunteers, and the cool lake at the end: the new Frosty 50K, after only one running is, in my mind, one of the best trail races on the planet. No exaggeration. Great thanks for conceiving of and putting on this brilliant event. D. Crerar."



50 km, 25 km and 13 km (NEW).



Manning Park, BC.


How to Get There:

From Vancouver, take Highway 1 to Hope, then Highway 3 to Manning Park. Follow the signs to Lightning Lake "DAY" parking. It takes about 2.5-3 hours to get there. Allow plenty of time.


Start Times:

50 km 8:00 a.m.
25 km 9:30 a.m.
13 km 11:00 a.m.


Sign In:

Sign in 30 minutes before your race start for both groups.



Before July 1: $55 for 50 km, $45 for 25 km, $35 for 13 km. Before Sep 1: $65 for 50 km and $55 for 25 km, $40 for 13 km. After Sep 1, add $10..



Shirt provided if you register before September 1, 2009.


Orientation Runs:

First loop Sat Aug 29. To carpool, meet at Skeena and Grandview Hwy at 7:15 a.m. where old Costco used to be. Second loop Sat Sep 5. Contact:


Where to Stay:

Manning Park Lodge has cabins that hold 8-14 people. Camping is available: Lightning Lakes campground is in the Reservation system from June 15 to Sept 2; all reservations must go through Discover Camping 1800 689 9025. Before June 15 and after Sept 2 all campsites are first come, first served.



4:30-5:00 (we think!).



Send an email to



Moveo Sport and Rehab BC Athletics






Running Room



Registration form. Mail to Gottfried Grosser, 2263 Caledonia Ave, North Vancouver B.C., V7G 1T8



Snail mail registered list will display here.


Race Day

You can register on race day. Please arrive 30 minutes before your race start time.


Package Pickup

September 16 Running Room 2601 Westview Drive North Vancouver 4-6 p.m.
Saturday Sep 19 at the race start 30 minutes before your race time.


Route Details



Lightning Lake Day Parking Lot, Manning Park, BC



Google Earth, and GPS.



The race will start in the parking lot of Lightning Lake, go along the road to turnoff to 20 Minute Lake Trail but go left along Little Muddy Trail (which is through a field). Follow post signage to Windy Joe and Similkameen Trail. After that, follow signage for Frosty Mtn. Ascend to the forested areas, open meadows, single track, and rocky sections to wooden signs just before the summit of Frosty Mountain which is the highest peak in Manning Park at 7900 feet (2408 meters). After reaching the wooden signs, the race will descend (on the right side) through a short rocky section then into meadows on very runnable switchbacks and reach the south side of Lightning Lake. The 25 km race will turn off to finish back at Lightning Lake parking lot while the 50 km race will continue around Lightning and Strike Lake followed by a relatively easy climb up Sky Line Trail 1 returning via Strawberry Flats to Lightning Lake parking lot.



Challenging race due to climbing. Most trails are non-technical and very runnable. Estimated time for 25 km is between 2:45 to 5 hours. Gottfried ran first 25 km in 3:30 (he does Knee Knacker around 7:30 hours).


Aid Stations

Due to the remote location of the race, aid will be limited to approximately four stations; therefore, be prepared and plan to carry lots of water. First Aid personnel will be onsite.




Vollies needed

Want lots to eat? How about all day burgers and a bottle of wine!
We need marshalls, trail markers, sweeps, aid stations, time keepers, food coordinator, and start/finish line help. Please send an email to


Final job list

A list of job assignments will be posted here.





Results .





2008 Race photos 2008, finish line photos, rob and christina pics, neil ambrose pics, mike wardas pics


Start at Lightning Lake, short distance along road, then take Little Muddy Trail


Climbing Mt Frosty


Still climbing (take camera)


Summit (turn right at wooden signs and start descent)




Runnable downhill and wildflowers