Creemore Vertical Challenge 2023

October 21, 2023

N89 Outdoors is thrilled to bring back the Creemore Vertical Challenge with the blessing of the original race director for 2023. We look forward to a race with lots of character building vertical, and not too many annoying flat bits.

This event is part of OUTRace, and runners will be eligible for the new awards planned this year for the series. Stay tuned for more detail there!

We’re honoured to support the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority through a donation on behalf of our runners, additional donation options are available if you want to support their trail building and conservation work!

On Race Day

Creemore’s name comes from the Irish Croi Mor meaning “big heart”. N89 calls it home, and we tend to call the roads leading out of town… hilly. This is our setting, and we’re thrilled to welcome you out as the fall season is just finishing.

More information will be available in the coming months, we will email participants as we have details.

We’ll also be including parking instructions as we have them.

This event is anticipated to be 50% road, 50% trail, please consider shoes based on the weather forecast, as the conditions will dictate what will work best for you on the day.

More information to come, but we plan to start from the Mad River Park at the bottom of Mill Street.

In the event of rain everything will proceed as planned. A little mud is good for the soul.

Getting Here

Mad River Park
1 George St, Creemore

A lovely grass park sitting along the Mad River; in the original days of the CVC, participants would sit in the rapids after their run and chill their legs. In October that’s probably not recommended, but if the weather is nice, we’re all for it! There is no parking at the park, we will be sending out instructions for parking closer to the day.

Thank you so much to our supporters!