FAQ - Sunshine In September

Q: I've never done a trail run before. Is this a good place to start?
A: It's a toughie, but if you can run a 1/2 marathon on the road and are comfortable carrying your own food and water, you should be good for this run.
Q: Do I need to print off course instructions and bring them with me?
A: Yes. Otherwise, we guarantee you will get lost!
Q: What if I get lost?

Let's be honest, I'm still figuring out writing and reading course descriptions so you've got a good chance of getting off course, if not actually "lost".

Follow the route directions. If you do feel you are lost, ask a mountain biker or backtrack to the last place you saw a runner. If you can find your way to Sprockids Park, you can always follow the road out to the highway and run down the highway back into the ferry terminal.

Q: What if I have to heed the call of nature.
A: There is a public washroom at the start/finish at Langdale Ferry Terminal. If you have to go on the trail, be discreet, do your business at least 10 meters from the trail and bury anything solid at least 10 cm deep.
Q: What should I bring on the day?
A: Please check the agenda for thoughts
Q: I am supposed to be self-sufficient because there is no aid provided. Can I get a friend to come out and give me food and drink along the route?
A: Absolutely! In fact, it would be nice if your friend were to help everyone. See aid stations and crew for some thoughts on what they might be able to do.
Q: Where can I park? Where can I change?

I would encourage you to park at the church on Taylor Way and carpool to the ferry or, if you are running late/already have a full vehicle,  park at the Ferry parking lot at Horseshoe Bay (see agenda for details). 

There is a public washroom at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, on the ferry, and the Langdale Ferry Terminal.  We have a gear drop available so feel free to bring a change of clothes or even your travel mug for coffee afterwards at Wheatberries.