Round The Mountain - Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

"Kimberley's premier multi-discipline adventure event"

Registration opens December 26 with Boxing Day Pricing!  We'll see you on June 23rd.

1 Day - 5 Challenges

Hosted by the Kimberley Trails Society, the Kootenay Orienteering Club, and the Kootenay Freewheelers' Cycling Club, the spectacular annual Round The Mountain Festival showcases Kimberley's beautiful and diverse trail network and features the Round The Mountain Route. Participants can choose from a variety of four hiking, running, and mountain biking challenges around North Star Mountain, plus kids races, live music, and food and drinks will provide fun and entertainment for everyone. All events start and finish at the Kimberley Nordic Centre.

  • Participation capped at 550 entries
  • Events for the whole family
  • Ninth annual
  • Full day festival of biking, running, trekking, climbing, food and music
  • Mountain venue at the Kimberley Nordic Centre
  • Awards and prizes for all ages
  • Check out our RTM 2018 movie
  • Entry includes a 2019 Kootenay Orienteering Club membership
  • Kimberley Trails Society Members discount. Contact KTS for your discount code.

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The Race Challenges

  • 10 km Run

    One runner on a challenging but shorter trail run. For those who want to get back to the festival more quickly!

    This is a fun, challenging trail run with a couple of tough climbs and lots of beautiful singletrack. After descending into the Kimberley Nature Park, you’ll climb back out to join with the main Round the Mountain route. So you get the same great finish down the Magic Line.

  • Kid's Races

    One energetic child. Running, mountain biking, and other fun activities. For kids 12 and under.

    With ages ranging from 3 to 12, we'll split the kids into 2 groups: RTM Kiddie Extreme (6 & under) and RTM Adventure Kids (12 & under). Climbing Wall, orienteering maze, and other fun activities to keep the kids busy the rest of the time.

    • RTM Kiddie Extreme @ 2:00 PM: run & bike a 700m course.
    • RTM Adventure Extreme @ 2:30 PM: run & bike a 3.2 km course
  • Round the Mountain 20 km Run

    One runner, one mountain. You run all the way around.

    This will not be a fast course, and you're unlikely to be setting a PB on the day. Be prepared for some tough climbs, and plenty of technical, rocky sections. Average times will be over 2 hours with an expected winning time near 1:20

  • Round the Mountain 20 km Trek

    Our most popular event. One hiker, one mountain. Start early and take it easy. Walk all the way around. This event is untimed.

  • Round the Mountain 20km Mountain Bike

    One bike, one rider, one mountain, lots of single track. 2 new 3km purpose built mountain bike single tracks were completed in 2014. Don't miss your chance to ride these amazing new trails. The winning time should be somewhere around 1:20, and Intermediate riders should allow at least 2hrs to complete the 20 km loop. You don't need to be an expert Mountain Biker, but there are some very technical sections, and beginners should be prepared to walk some sections.

Platinum Sponsors

Kimberley Alpine Resort
Kimberley Lodging Company
Kootenay Mountain Works
Mountain City Travel
Over Time Beer Works
Cowork Marketing
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Your Event Hosts

Kimberley Trails Society
Kootenay Freewheelers Cycling Club
Kootenay Orienteering

Round The Mountain 2018 Highlights

A recap of Kimberley's Round the Mountain Festival in June 2018. All funds raised go toward improvement of Kimberley's non-profit hiking and biking trail system

Special Thanks To

BC Trails
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Kimberley Nature Park
Kimberley Nordic Club
Kimberley Tourism