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Run & Route

Trail Route

The run starts and finishes in Fernie’s Annex Park, 11th Street & 12th Avenue, located along the beautiful Elk River a few blocks off Hwy 3. The run starts at 10:00 am with events continuing thoughout the day with Awards and Prizes scheduled for 1:00 pm in the park.

The Fernie Half Marathon/3 Person Relay is a 21 km run through the extensive trail system in Fernie, B.C. The trails follow along the Elk River, across the foot of Mount Fernie, along wooded areas in Coal Creek and through Fernie’s beautiful James White Park.

The 10K route is the same as the half marathon but at the first relay exchange the half marathoners keep running straight and the 10K turn right away and go down RV park road.  Then run the same route behind maiden lake but then when runners arrive at annex park the 10K runners go right on the dike and half marathoners go left.

The 10K allows both Running and Walking Participants!

NOTE: Strollers are not recommended due to the uphill which is littered with long grass but will be permitted if you choose.

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Awards & Prizes




Race package pick-up – NOW VIRTUAL


Attention Relay Teams
Neoprene arm bracelets will be distributed on race day. You are responsible for distributing your team package to all members. Please designate one member to pick up your package on Saturday.

Sorry but we are unable to offer refunds. Thank you for supporting local children’s programming.

It’s a tradition during this race to allow participants, supporters and the media to photograph individual participants and groups of participants to commemorate the event and to promote future races. Participant’s names, photographs and comments may be published on our web site or in the news media.

Therefore, by submitting your registration in the Fernie Half Marathon you hereby consent to the publication of your name, photograph and comments for the purposes consistent with the above.


Please refrain from using any devices that will impair your hearing during the race. For your safety and the safety of our volunteers you must be able to hear approaching runners and on-course instructions.


Race Day Services

Services at the start area include concessions, limited shirt sales, port-a-potties, First Aid station, warming and storage tent and entertainment including live music and ongoing results announcements.

There will be 7 stations along the Half Marathon course, with drinks offered at 6 of these stations. The 10K course will have 2 stations, with drinks offered at 1.

As we navigate the ever-changing COVID protocols, there may be a chance that we will once again have to postpone the race. If this occurs all registrations will be moved to the following year. We do not offer refunds so it may be best to late register if you do not want to race the following year. The health and safety of our community and all participants are of utmost importance. We will continue to update you as we get more information.