Early season trail condition report: Hollyburn Chute

The Holly­burn Chute sec­tion of the Baden Powell is in great shape this year. After inspect­ing it today, we can report that it’s basi­cally snow free, save for a few short patches south of the Blue Gen­tian Lake trail junc­tion. North of the junc­tion, there’s still con­tin­u­ous snow about 60cm-90cm deep. And unlike last year when people were doing con­tor­tions through all the blow­downs, this year the area is free of downed trees. Let your train­ing begin!

Baden Powell Trail condition, April 11, 2014 near the Blue Gentian Lake junction.

Baden Powell Trail con­di­tion, April 11, 2014 near the Blue Gen­tian Lake junction.


Icebreaker t-shirts are back again for 2014!

We’re very pleased to have Ice­breaker merino t-shirts back again this year for all runners…

… trail run­ners love ‘em because they wick mois­ture away (keep­ing you cool and dry) and because they don’t smell or have ‘stink memory’ like syn­thetic fibres… do you know how many rela­tion­ships this has saved in the past sev­eral years?!?!?!?!?!

Have a look-see at last year’s women’s and men’s t-shirts…

…which many con­sid­ered to be the best ever in the 25 year his­tory of the Kneek­nacker… judge for yourself!!!


Unofficial Training Runs Start Wednesday April 2nd

With the gor­geous weather coming around, what better way to kick­start your train­ing (and meet lots of great trail­run­ners) than by attend­ing the unof­fi­cial train­ing runs.

Meet­ing place is the Cleve­land Dam park­ing lot in North Van­cou­ver, on the left hand side of Nancy Greene Way as you head towards Grouse Moun­tain. Meet­ing time is 5:15pm and runs start at 5:30pm sharp.

Spe­cial thanks to Clive Boness for leading/co-ordinating these runs for another year.

Hope to see you Wednesday,

mark grist


The Baden Powell Memorial Connector Project

Sev­eral people have asked if the Knee Knacker is involved with the Baden Powell Memo­r­ial Con­nec­tor project. We fully sup­port the project’s goal to create a new sec­tion of trail to bypass Indian River Road, but the race is not offi­cially involved with the project. If you’d like to sup­port the Baden Powell Memo­r­ial Con­nec­tor project, go to http://bpmemorialconnector.com/