By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.
Late Friday update from Gary and the crew at Coast Mountain Trail Running:
…we have come to a point in the permitting process that has suggested in no uncertain terms, that a 2024 timeline is currently unachievable.
The trail running event that everyone has been holding out for is not happening, and this announcement will shuffle around a lot of racing plans for the year.
Some permits did move forward more quickly than anticipated, and will be finalized in the coming weeks, and we anticipate others will move ahead through the coming months here as well.
Permitting was always the big worry when trying to find enough trails for a full 100 mile event.
We know we’ve got something unique and special to offer the world here in Chilliwack, and with any luck we’ll put that on full display in September of 2025.
If I read this correctly then CMTR is not even sure that 2025 will happen the way they are hoping.
It’s a genuine bummer for the North American trail running community that they weren’t able to pull this off, but I do have to wonder, and I know I’m gonna get shit for it, but if trying build something this massive out of revenge might not be the best place to operate from.