With hundreds of kilometres of trails to explore, the Fernie trail running community has the potential to be fantastic. Whether a local or visiting runner, we hope that Stag Leap’s Trail Running resource can assist you in finding your feet, some trail buddies or your new favourite trail…
Join the Running Community
Stag Leap Group Runs
Looking to hit the Fernie trails? Stag Leap Group Runs are member led, and take place at a variety of different times and days throughout the week, year round.
DAYS & TIMES: At this time of year, members enjoy organizing weekday night runs, as well as long runs on Saturday and Sundays. There are also some keen early morning runners, if that’s your jam.
COST: These runs are entirely member led, so have no fee attached to them.
MEETING PLACES & ROUTES: To find out where runs are meeting and proposed routes and distances/speeds, please be sure to join the Stag Leap Group Runs Facebook Group.
WANT TO RUN?: Then simply post in the below group what and where you want to go, and find yourself some trail buddies!
*Stag Leap Group Runs have replaced Run Club for 2017, to better fit people’s schedules.*
Ski Base & Salomon Sponsored “Chase the Crazy Ginge!”
In 2016 we started a monthly offering to Stag Leap. Co-sponsored by Ski Base & Salomon, a monthly “Chase the Crazy Ginge!” time trial.
DAYS & TIMES: More details to come for 2017…
DETAILS: Posted on Strava and shared on facebook, records and glory are there for the taking!
COST: Free, just get running!
PRIZES: Of course we have prizing, but you gotta ‘prove it!’ to be in with a chance of winning the monthly Salomon draw prize. So make sure you join Stag Leap Strava Club, and strava your efforts!
Suggested Routes & Strava Club
Want to know where’s good to run? We can help.
With so many trails in Fernie, whether local or visiting, it’s hard to know where to go, and what to expect. Where you can find water, which direction to run trails in to avoid bikers, or where is good and not so good for running with your four legged friend.
Luckily, there are some great loops to cater to every need – short and close to town, gorgeous cruising single track, punishing climbs with amazing views, 1/2 to full day adventures, and more…
Or if you’re keen to see how you’re doing compared to other Fernie runners, set yourself goals or take some records, join our Stag Leap Strava Club. If it’s not on Strava, it didn’t happen (apparently).
From out of town and hoping for a Guide or more information? Please post on or message our facebook page and we’ll try and hook you up.
Fernie Brewing Co. Trail to Ale Challenge
Fernie Brewing Co.’s Trail to Ale Challenge is back for 2017! A fun mountain and beer filled adventure, to challenge many a local or visitor to Fernie. A tough day on the trails awaits, however, the views, glory, cold beer and medal is worth every stroke or step. Please read the full details and rules below, on how to #trailtoalefernie…
HOW TO TAKE PART: The Fernie Brewing Co. “Trail to Ale” Challenge, consists of bagging three peaks, on bike or foot, within a 24hr period. Open to bikers, runners or hikers, you have to get to the top of Hyper Ventilation, Project 9 & Swine Flu, in any order, within the 24hr time limit.
Of course you have to ‘prove it’ with timestamped phone selfies next to the Trail to Ale on-trail signage, as well as at the Brewery at the finish. Once the four pieces of photographic evidence has been shared to the Tasting Room staff, you will be rewarded with a cold beer and a Trail to Ale handmade medal. The purchase of (more) salty nuts, are optional.
WHEN CAN I DO IT?: The challenge is open to anyone, at any time of the season, however smart planning would be to ensure that finish line glory coincides with the Brewery being open, (they are open 7 days a week), to ensure the cold, crisp, craft-brewed reward can be enjoyed on the spot. Also, please respect wet trails and wait for a better time.
TRAILS: The three peaks you have to reach, in your order of choice, are:
Hyperventilation (Castle Rocks area) – Project 9 (Fernie Provincial Park area) – Swine Flu (Hosmer area). As well as ensuring you both start and finish at the Brewery.
Total distance is approximately 45km, depending on chosen route, and over 1,200m climbing.
MORE DETAILS: Full details and 2017 rules online at www.ferniebrewing.com
Stag Leap Trail Team
Facebook will be used for regular updates, events, Run Club updates and routes, and all things running related!
Make sure to check out our Stag Leap Running Co. page, as well as our Events on facebook, to keep up to date on Run Club and Races & Events.
If you’re on Instagram, follow us to see Stag Leap pictures from the trails of Fernie and beyond.
Like taking pictures of your fun on the trails? Make sure to tag us in your pics @stagleaprunningco #taketheleap, and we’ll share your pictures!
People who like to run, like to talk about running. And we also like to write about running, including race reports, articles, our trail adventures or gear reviews.
Check out our Tales from the Trails, below.
To share the love for trail running and Fernie, we’ve a few Stag Leap merchandise options available in our store.
Choose from a Men’s and a Women’s T-shirt, a Women’s casual Tank or Men’s and Women’s Tech Tanks.
To shop online, hit the below link…