The Heights Fiver is a point-to-point (loop) course in the College Heights area of Prince George. You choose the distance: either 5km or 5 Mile road run. The March event launches PGRR’s race season.
The Heights Fiver begins at the Kool Cats Kid Care at 6989 Gladstone Drive.
The course winds along Simon Fraser Road: 5km participants turn left at Trent and head out to Domano Boulevard, while 5 Milers continue on Simon Fraser up a stiff hill for 400m to hit the one mile mark. The 5mi route turns right onto Laurentian Drive, winding left onto McGill, before connecting with Domano Boulevard, a four-lane road at the two-mile mark. From here, there’s a wonderful downhill stretch before hitting the flat along College Heights Secondary School.
The route then hits a relatively flat stretch through the residential neighbourhood of Lower College Heights, allowing you a good look at the competition! Once onto Malaspina, the course begins a slight drop in elevation, as it winds along the crescent. Runners will turn right onto Loyola Crescent, detouring through the crescent, before crossing Malaspina and onto Loyola Drive. A right hand turn onto Gladstone takes you for a roll past the park and into the finish line in the daycare parking lot.
|Route Difficulty||Route Length||Elevation Gain||Surface|
|Easy||5km or 5miles (8km)||14m||asphalt, concrete (road/sidewalk)|
Important Heights Fiver Information
- It’s the first event of the season, so can be busy – leave plenty of time to warm up or register
- Early season road conditions – watch for slippery spots and potholes
- To volunteer, or for more information, contact Race Director Jason Laurie
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 $10 for the 5km and $15 for the 5mile on the day of the event
- You can pre-fill this event waiver form at home and bring it with you
- all PGRR races include a free Kids 1km race
- Please leave your dog and headphones at home due to liability and safety issues