Beat the Bugs

The race name says it all - there will be bugs!

Beat the Bugs

5km, 10km
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Caledonia Nordic Ski Centre
PGRR members free!
Race Director
Trail Race
9am, Kids Race 8:45am
8141 Otway Road
Register In advance to save $5!

Beat the Bugs is a scenic 5km or 10km trail race at the Caledonia Nordic Ski Centre. 

PGRR’s June event utilizes both cross-country ski and single track trails to take runners all over the Otway trail system.  The 5km route is relatively flat and is a good, introductory trail race for first-timers.

The race begins in the stadium area of the Nordic Centre at 8141 Otway Road.  And the race name says it all – it’s June, there WILL BE BUGS!


PGRR Members: Free

Early Registration: 15$ 5KM | 20$ 10KM

Day-of Registration: 20$ 5KM | 25$ 10KM

The Race

Route Description

The actual race course changes from year to year in order to keep the event fresh and exciting for the many new and returning runners – the maps from our last in-person races in 2019 are shown at the bottom of the page.  PGRR’s weekly run group typically does a trial run on the routes in the weeks leading up to the race.

Route Details

 Route Difficulty Route     Length Elevation   Gain Surface
 Intermediate to advanced (10km) 5km or 10km  gravel/dirt

Important Beat the Bugs Information

  • The race name says it all – there will be bugs! Prepare accordingly!!
  • To volunteer, or for more information, contact Race Director Amber Storey at

Important Race Information

  • PGRR members participate for free, but still need to register online or at the event to receive a bib number
  • Non-members can register online in advance to save 5$.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable between participants.
  • You can pre-fill this event waiver form at home and bring it with you
  • all PGRR races include a free Kids Race
  • Please leave your dog and headphones at home due to liability and safety issues

Route Maps

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Beat the Bugs 2019 5km course map

                           Beat_tBugs 2019 10km course map

Elevation Maps

BtB 2019 5km elevation

                            BtB 2019 10km elevation