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  • Sunday • September 3, 2017
  • 9:30 am
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The 8th Annual Fernie Tears & Gears. Run, bike or both. Kids 8+ categories and adults. Solo or team.

BREAKING NEWS: Due to additional trail closures confirmed for 1PM on the 2nd September, Tears and Gears is now CANCELLED. The organisers will be emailing racers shortly and will need time to confirm our refund and rollover options, so please bear with us. More news to come. We thank you in advance for your patience.

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Catering to all ages and abilities, the race is a fun, competitive event. Racers can expect flats, climbs, and downhills on some of Fernie’s most fun singletrack trails. The race features solo, team, classic and kids categories.


A great loop through the Ridgemont trail network – utilizing the new Elk Valley Trail, a tough climb up Splitting Bears, before a rooty run down Eric's Trail. A final short climb up What's Up Doc sets you up for the final descent on Kiddie Up and Cemetary By-Pass to complete the loop.

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Distance: 11.5km


Bikers tag off from runners. Leaving the Aquatic Centre, head out on the Kootenay Elk Trail, to the base of Sidewinder. Head up Sidewinder to the top, and onto Broken Derailleur. From there, take R-Trail over to the start of Kush.

Then it’s Kush, Kushier, Kushiest and Kushin...leading you straight onto Coal Discovery Trail to home. Heading back to the Aquatic Centre, the same way as you headed out.

Find more details on Strava

Distance: 12.3km


After three years, this race has become the best part of the day! A fun 5km loop, same for running and biking, using the lower Ridgemont trail network. Options for solo or team, suitable for 8-14yrs. 12+ eligible to race in the Adult race.

View the race route Fernie Trail Map

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Entry Rates & Race Info



  • 4-6PM: Registration at The Park Place Lodge from 4-6PM.
    All racers who are able to, to please pick up their race package and sign a waiver at this time to save time on race day and to understand race day proceedings.

Outside Fernie Aquatic Centre:

  • 8.30-9AM ONLY!: Late Registration for those who can't make it to Friday evening registration.

  • 9.30AM: RACE BRIEFING: Compulsory Race Briefing will take place at the start line for all racers.


  • 10.00AM MASS ADULT START – whether Classic Team, Solo, Run only and Bike only. If you’re on a team, runners go first, then bikers.

Designed to test the abilities, determination, and strength of participants, while also celebrating the amazing terrain and trails available in Fernie, not to mention adding to the already impressive array of biking and running events held in this town May to October.

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  • The Fernie Aquatic Centre, 250 Pine Ave, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0