Emperors Challenge Registration
Registration Opens April 11th, 2018
Please see http://www.emperorschallenge.com for more details.
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-deferrable under any circumstances.

Registration Fees

Half Marathon- $80
Kids Race - $20

Babcock 20KM Route Map
Babcock Kids Route Map
Babcock Mountain Route Description
Core Lodge Directions
FAQ 2018


You are encouraged pick up your race package on Friday, August 10th 2018, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM in the Community Centre.   Photo id will be required to pick up 20 Km race packages.  Packages can also be picked up at the race site on race morning before 8:15 AM.

  • No race day registrations accepted.
  • Bear Spray is optional
  • Race start 9 AM at the Core Lodge (1/2 hour from Tumbler Ridge). Kids start at 9:30 AM
  • Directions/Additional Info at Tumbler Ridge Visitor Info Center. Follow signs to Info Booth.
  • Awards presented at completion of race
  • Special Award given to those completing their 5th & 10th Emperor’s Challenge Campaigns.
  • All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Time limit is 4.5 hours to have a qualifying time and receive a finisher’s medal
  • Accommodations are limited, so please book early
Frequently Asked Questions

Where exactly is Tumbler Ridge?
Tumbler Ridge is located in northern British Columbia, 400 km north-east of Prince George, 100 km south-east of Chetwynd, and 120 km south-west of Dawson Creek.
Can I register by mail instead of online?
No, the only way to register for the race is online through Stride & Glide Sports. This is due to the large number or people entering the race, to make things more manageable for the organizing committee.
If the race is full, can use someone else’s number who I know isn’t participating?
No. The cap is set at 1100 for the 20k race, so we anticipate around 800 people. This is as many as the course and the volunteers at the water stations can handle. Also, this is the limit for our parking space.
Can I walk all or parts of the 20 km course?
Participants are more than welcome to walk all or parts of the course, realizing that the cut-off for receiving an official finishing time is 5 hours. Most participants will find that it is easier to hike some of the uphill sections. The 4.5-hour time limit is the same cut-off time as when there was a separate walking category. The reason for eliminating the walking category was to make things easier for the volunteer organizers, and it was too difficult to confirm that the fastest walkers didn’t actually do any running.
Do I have to pick up my race package on the Friday evening?
You do not have to pick up your race package at the Friday evening event, but if you are in Tumbler Ridge on that day it is recommended to do so. This makes for less congestion for the participants and the organizers on race day morning at the race site.
Do I have to stick around at the race site after the race for the awards?
Everyone who finishes in the 4.5 hour time limit will receive their finishers medal as they cross the finish line. The awards after the race will start a few minutes after 2 pm, and are to present the top overall male and female, and the top 3 finishers in each age category for the adult and kids races. If you stay for the awards ceremony, as you will still make it to the swimming pool in Tumbler Ridge (open until 5pm on race day) to use the saunas and hot tub.
Can my 12-year-old son/daughter enter the 20 km race?
Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent to enter the 20 km race, and ensure organizers that he or she is capable of completing the distance. That said, the youngest participant was 10 years old (her father ran with her), and there have been a dozen participants aged 14 and under in the 20 km race in the past two years alone. It is recommended that a parent or another responsible person run/walk with these younger participants, for safety’s sake.
Are there port-o-potties on the race course?
There are not, but there are lots of bushes to hide behind for much of the route, except for the middle third or so that is in the alpine.
Can I carry a young child in an infant carrier in the race?
No, due to safety concerns about the terrain, the length of time you would be on the course, possible cold/wet/windy mountain weather, and the logistics of getting you and your child off of the mountain if something were to go wrong.

Store Hours
Monday to Saturday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Stride & Glide Sports
1671-15th Ave
Prince George, BC, V2L 3X2

Phone: (250) 612-4754 Fax: (250) 612-4758
Toll Free: (866) 612-4754

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