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The Phantom Run Trail Race

Nov 15, 2014


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Preliminary results are posted: 12 km, 19 km and 24 km. Congrats racers! Photos posted: some 19 km by Rick Arikado, and finish line by Phil.

NEW: RunGo has a direction-finding app that you can download for free. All 3 Phantom courses are available.

Thank you racers! We raised $1183 for North Shore Rescue! We also delivered 4 big boxes of food to the Food Bank and the homeless shelter on Bewicke. Phantom Run sold out in 2014!

NEW: Suunto maps on TrailHunger site. 24 km, 19 km and 12 km.

New sponsor Alete Sports Nutrition!

We contribute to the Food Bank in this race so think about packaged food you can bring.

Trail maintenance work day is Sat Nov 22 at 9 in the morning. Wear old clothes. Waves coffee and Timmy's doughnuts provided. Let us know you are coming. Take Lillooet Road north, go through cemetery, and stop before Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve gates. Little parking lot on left side. LSCR Locator map. See Trail Work page.

Join us for a relaxed and fun winter fundraising race through the lower reaches of the North Shore undulating trails near Seymour River. Technical and non-technical trails, some steep descents. After the race, feast on hot minestrone soup, and other potluck delights!

Race Details



Saturday November 15, 2014



12/19/24 km. Good variety in technical and non-technical trails. Hills included.



Start/Finish in North Vancouver, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) near Learning Lodge


Parking and Map to Get There:

Carpooling is best because there is limited parking in LSCR. 1) Parking lot in LSCR is at north end of Lillooet Road, or 2) park in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park overflow lots and walk over. 3) Big cheap pay lot by Capilano University (carpool from there 3 km up the road) on Lillooet Road. Make sure that the first runner back has the car keys!

Take exit #22 off Highway 1 in North Vancouver and follow Lillooet Road through to the LSCR parking lot. A map of the area is available here.


Warm Up Drop Bag:

You can bring a bag of warm up clothes so that you are comfy at the finish and can hang out. Look for the tent marked as Drop Bag. Consider rain gear, fleece, winter hat and gloves.


Start Times:

24 km 8:30 a.m. Early start ONLY available for slow runners.
19 km 9:00 a.m.
12 km 10:00 a.m.
Walk starts at 10:15.


Sign In:

Sign in 20 minutes before race start for all groups. YOU MUST SIGN IN. This is for safety reasons.



Limited number may be available for purchase.



12 o'clock. Stay for the hot soup and great draw prizes. Then at 1 pm Seymour's Pub (in Holiday Inn and Suites) has a beer+burger special at $15!



North Shore Rescue ($700 in 2013) and food banks.



Bring something to donate like STORE-BOUGHT food that food banks provide. We provide racers with lots of post-race food like hot minestrone soup. We are focusing on providing food to food banks and a homeless shelter. Use of food banks has gone up 2.4% in one year.



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NO DOGS allowed on course.



Sanctioned by BC Athletics.


Orientation Run:

Sat Nov 1, 2014. Start location in LSCR near gazebo at 8:30 a.m. Dress for changing weather. Free. A map of the area is available here. Orientation routes: 12 km route, 15 km route, 19 km route.


Sponsor Links:

North Shore Athletics Moveo Sport and Rehab CLIF Bars.Waves Coffee. Hillsound Equipment. Bremner Foods. Alete Sports Nutrition Seymour's Pub






Registration online (RaceOnline) will be available until midnight Nov 13. You can register by cash at package pickup Nov 14 if space available. There are 20 spots available.



This race sells out. We are limited to 300 racers. We have a waiting list.



24 km early bird by Sep 30, 2014 $45 plus food bank donation. After Sep 30: $50. Late reg $60.
19 km early bird by Sep 30, 2014 $45 plus food bank donation. After Sep 30: $50. Late reg $60.
12 km early bird by Sep 30, 2014 $40 plus food bank donation. After Sep 30: $45. Late reg $60.
BC Athletics members deduct $3.
Late reg (Nov 14-15) and race day: $60 if room available. Waitlist available.


In Person

By cash, if space available, at package pickup, register at North Shore Athletics Friday Nov 14 from 4-6 p.m.


Mail in Confirmed

Persons who sent Mail in for 2014 will be listed here.


Race Day

If not filled, you can register on race day at $60. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your race start.


Package Pickup

Friday Nov 14 North Shore Athletics 1200 Lonsdale 4-8 p.m.
Saturday Nov 15 at the race start in LSCR from 8:00 to race time.


Route Details



Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) near Learning Lodge (take Lillooet Road all the way north into the park, or park at Lynn Headwaters). LSCR map. Detailed route descriptions.


Map, profile

TrailHunger online maps for Garmin: 12 km, 19 km and 24 km.
Maps for Suunto: 24 km, 19 km and 12 km.
Map of 12 km loop.
12 km. Lynn Headwaters 19 and 24 km loops. Phantom 19 km map. Phantom 24 km map.


12 km route

Start at LSCR, short jog to Rice Lake gates (through first gate, next possible left back out again; you do not go around the lake), left back to gazebo, turn onto Suspension Bridge trail (do not cross bridge), follow Baden-Powell across Lillooet Road, down steep switchback to Riverside Drive junction (aid), left onto Fisherman's Trail, up Bridle Path switchback, left onto Hyannis Connector, to Powerline, left across bridge, first right into bottom of Ned's, onto Bottle Top, down to Fisherman's, up Homestead, right at top for short ways, left to Learning Lodge finish area.


19 km route

Same start as 12 km but after returning to start/finish line, go by gazebo, head down Varley to Lynn Headwaters picnic area, cross bridge, do short Lynn Loop, go left onto Headwaters Connector, go to Learning Lodge finish area.


24 km route

Same start as 12 km but after returning to start/finish line, go by gazebo, head down Varley to Lynn Headwaters picnic area, cross bridge, go straight along Lynn Loop, keep straight along Cedars Mill trail, go to Third Debris Chute, turn right on Headwaters Trail to head back to Lynn Loop, return to Headwaters Connector, turn left and return to Learning Lodge finish area.


Walk Route

From Learning Lodge area, out the paved road to 1.5 or 3 km marker and return.


Aid Stations

1) Baden-Powell at Riverside Drive, 2) Lynn Headwaters at hiker sign-in/bridge, 3) LSCR Start/Finish line. Expect: water, Cliff bars, gels and shotblocks, electrolyte drink, chips, jujubes, cookies and other treats. First aid will be available.






On the first day, the clinic meets at North Shore Athletics 1200 Lonsdale for a briefing, then we go to a trailhead. After that, every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., we meet at a specified trailhead. You will be given a list. The list is always available on the Home page of this website as well.


What's included:

You get: Saturday long run, Tuesday speed workout at NSA, a race entry, a clinic gift (like shirt), enthusiastic leaders, regular emails, detailed route descriptions and maps, and chances for draw prizes. PLUS Hallow's Eve race included 2014.


What we cover:

Typical topics: safety, nutrition, technique, cross-training, injury prevention, hydration, race routes, motivation, gear, and strategy.



There will always be 3 distances to run but all groups start at the same location. You may switch groups if you want to run a longer or shorter distance. The distances will increase gradually.



$135. To pay by charge card, register online. To pay by cheque or cash to Mountain Madness, bring it with you on the first day. Envelopes may be left at NSA in the Mountain Madness box.


Why do a clinic?

People take the clinic for a variety of reasons: run with others at the same pace, meet new people, learn the routes, need a kick in the butt to get out the door, practice before the event, socialize, enjoy nature, enjoy the laid-back group, want to try trails, want to get off the road.




Vollies needed

We have enough volunteers as of Nov 8. Want lots to eat? How about a free Dirty Duo race entry for March and a volunteer credit?
We need marshalls, trail markers, sweeps, aid stations, time keepers, food coordinator, and start/finish line help. Please send an email to The time committment is about 4-5 hours.
Aid Stations: 1) Baden-Powell at Riverside Drive, 2) LSCR start/finish area, 3) Lynn Headwaters at hiker sign-in (North Shore Athletics tent).
Start/Finish location: LSCR (near gazebo and picnic area).
Sweeps. Divide up 3 routes.
Marshalls needed at: B-P at left turn to Lillooet Road, Lillooet Road, B-P at Riverside, Powerline turnoff into bottom of Ned's, Ned's left turn, Bottle Top right turn at T-junction, Fishermans at Twin Bridge, Homestead gate, LSCR, Varley and Pipeline Bridge, Lynn Headwaters at Lynn Loop turnoff and Third Debris Chute, Lynn Headwaters Connector T-junction.
Food Coordinator: help with getting soup and setting up in picnic area.


Final job list

Job confirmation will be emailed to individual volunteers.






12 km male 0:55 Thomas Nipen, 12 km female 1:04 Louise Oram,
19 km male 1:37 Joel Evans, 19 km female 1:51 Nicola Gildersleeve
24 km male 1:41 Joseph Gray, 24 km female 2:07 Shannon Back



12 km, 19 km and 24 km 2014


Past Results:

Results 2013, 24 km, 19 km and 12 km for 2012, Results 2011 Results 2010. Results 2009 Results 2008 Results 2007 Results Overall 2006, Results by Gender 2006, Results 2005



Don Scott's photos 2013.Herman's photos 2013. Christopher Thorn's photos. Don Scott's photos 2012. Herman's photos 2012. Don's photos over the years. Herman's photos 2009.