Ontario's ONLY Point to Point Trail Race!

October 22nd, 2016


25K/50K Maitland Trail Race

October 22nd, 2016

Point to Point Trail
Feet of Elevation Change
Unpredictable Weather

race info

The Bad Thing trail race is the ONLY point to point trail race in Ontario. It takes place in Huron County, Ontario along the stunning Maitland Trail.

The 50K option starts in Goderich and ends in Auburn. The 25K portion starts roughly at the half way point of the 50K race course (see route details below).

Because this a point-to-point  race, runners will be transported from the meeting point in Auburn (the Auburn Memorial Hall), via bus to the starting point in Goderich. Please meet at the Auburn Memorial Hall at least 45 minutes before the start of the race to check-in. The bus will leave Auburn at 6:15am sharp for the 50K option and 8:30am sharp for the 25K option.

The race consists mainly of single track, highly technical trail with a small amount of road and groomed trail along the way. Participants should be prepared for highly technical, potentially muddy, tough terrain. This race is not for inexperienced trail runners.

**Minimum age for participants is 18 years old.


50km Race: Runners will start at The Lions Harbour Park in Goderich, head down the Lions Park stairs, behind the grain elevators and onto the G.A.R.T (rail trail). Runners will then travel along the entirety of the Maitland Trail, finishing at the Auburn Community Hall in Auburn.

25km Race: Runners will start on the North Side of Sharps Creek Road roughly 5.6K from the Sharps Creek Aid Station. Exact start Location will be revealed race day.

**2016 Course Change Notice for 25K: The spur near Heron Line (5.6K spur) has been removed  and an initial 5.6K of trail has been added to the start north of the Sharp’s Creek aid Station. I.e. more trail, less road!

Elevation Profile