Beat the Bugs

5km, 10km
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Caledonia Nordic Ski Centre
PGRR members free!
Race Director
Trail Race
9am, Kids Race 8:45am
8141 Otway Road
$15 5km, $20 10km

The Race

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!

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

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 sign up online by clicking here, or can pay $15 for the 5km and $20 for the 10km on the day of the event
  • 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