Emperor’s Challenge Half Marathon
 Where to Stay




TREND Mountain Hotel & Conference Centre
375 Southgate
T: 250-242-2000

Email: info@trendmountainhotel.com

Tumbler Ridge Inn

275 Southgate

T: 250-242-4277
Email: trinn@telus.net

Tumbler Ridge Hotel & Suites
360 Northgate Drive
T: 250-242-0053 or 1-877-242-5405
Email: tumblerridgehotel@gmail.com


Bearhole Lake Provincial Park
10 km NE of Tumbler Ridge on Highway 52 North, approximately 15 km SE on Bearhole road.  (this is a gravel/dirt road)
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Gwillim Lake Provincial Park
45 km NW of Tumbler ridge on Highway 29 North
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Lions Flatbed Creek Campground
3km North of Tumbler Ridge on Highway 29 North
T: 250-242-1197

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Monkman RV Park
103 Monkman Way
Regular Reservation T: 250-257-7275

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Race Map

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Directions to Race Start Line

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The Emperor’s Challenge is a half marathon on Babcock Mountain, located in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark. Total distance is 21 km, with the summit at km 11. A kids race is also available, with 2 km and 4 km distances.


Race results from 1999 to present can be found here:

Emperor's Challenge Race Results


August 6th 2022

This race has 1,000 participants and is usually sold out within the first day! The 21km route will take you through some of the most beautiful features the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark has to offer. This race, or walk, is great for the whole family with age divisions from under 14 to the 65+ division. Please check the Emperor's Challenge website for updated information. 



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