Sulphur Springs Trail Races
Non Profit Event for Runners by Runners
Canada's Premiere 200 Mile Race
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS
We will be holding unsupported practice runs on the course (20k loop) on Sunday 8am
Please bring a Twoonie for the conservation area and any refreshments you require and a copy of the course map.
At roughly 3K, 9K, 12K, 19K of each loop and at the Start/Finish of each 20K lap.
All runners are advised to carry fluid and food.
200 Mile Participants Only
Yes we have qualification requirements for the Sulphur Springs 200mi race
1) Two 100 milers in the past 3 years
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2) One mountain 100 miler (elevation GAIN of more than 6000m/19685ft) in the past 3 years
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3) Special circumstances to be reviewed and approved by the Race Directors
4) Provide a volunteer to the race organisation for a period 4 hours during the race event or pay a supplement of $100
You MUST submit your qualification requirements prior to registering to firstname.lastname@example.org and send your volunteer information before May 1 or you will face a surcharge of $100.
When you select the 100 mile relay option please note that you need to register your full team at once.
The Sulphur Springs Trail Run takes place in and around the Dundas Valley Conservation Area in the City of Hamilton, Ontario (formerly the Town of Ancaster). This park is managed by the Hamilton Conservation Authority. All race events will take place on a 20K loop consisting of approximately 98% trails and 2% roads within the conservation area. The 10K event will use only the western portion of the loop.
While you are running the Sulphur Springs Trail Run you will be traveling through the beautiful Dundas Valley Conservation Area which is part of the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority park system and includes part of the famous Bruce Trail from Queenston Heights to Tobermory (approximately 900km).
The park is open to the public on race day so be courteous to and aware of other users. This will include runners, bikers, horseback riders and walkers. Bear in mind that you will be running through wilderness and may encounter deer, coyotes, raccoons, skunks and other animals. IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY WILDLIFE, MAKE A LOT OF NOISE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPROACH ANY ANIMAL .
Here are some links to videos on YouTube that may help you visualize the course and how some runners experience race day
FOR FULL SCHEDULE SEE RACE GUIDE
|Wednesday May 24 2017|
|Thursday May 25 2017|
|9AM - 1130AM||Race Kit pickup - 200 mile solo ONLY|
|10AM - 1130AM||Pre Race MANDATORY safety briefing and breakfast and check in - 200 mile solo ONLY|
|12PM (noon)||START - 200 mile solo
|Friday May 26 2017|
|12PM - 5PM||
Race Kit pickup - 100 mile solo / 100 mile relay / 100k / 50 mile / 50k ONLY
|5PM - 7PM||
Pre Race MANDATORY safety briefing and dinner - 100 mile solo ONLY
|Saturday May 27 2017|
|5AM - 530AM||Race Kit pickup - 100mi relay / 100k / 50mi ONLY|
|545AM - 745AM||Race Kit pick-up - 50k / 25k / 10k|
|6AM||START - 100 mile /100k / 50 mile / 100 mile relay|
|730AM||START - 50K / 25K races|
|815AM||START - 10K|
|930AM||10K awards ceremony|
|1030AM||25K awards ceremony|
|1215PM||10K ultimate CUT-OFF (4 hours)|
|130PM||50K awards ceremony|
|200PM||50 mile awards ceremony|
|330PM||25K ultimate CUT-OFF (8 hours)|
|930PM||50K ultimate CUT-OFF (14 hours)|
|Sunday May 28 2017|
200 mile loop 15 CUT OFF - must start loop 16 before this time
100 mile loop 7 CUT-OFF - must start loop 8 before this time
|12PM noon||200 mi / 100 mi / 100 km / 50 mile ultimate CUT-OFF. END OF RACE|
|1230PM||200 and 100 mile awards ceremony|
|2PM||RACE SITE MUST BE CLEANED UP AND EMPTY
Below, the 2013 race director Joe Hewitt is presenting a cheque for $10,000 from the proceeds of the 2013 race. One project this money helped to fund can be seen in the background. This equipment brought in over 20,000 tons of screenings to repair and upgrade many of the low lying areas of the trail.
Interested in sponsoring Canada's largest and oldest trail ultra?
Contact Tim and Andrea at email@example.com
May 25 9:00 AM EDT - Race Kit pick up - 200 mile
May 25 10:00 AM EDT - Pre-race Breakfast (200 mile runners - mandatory)
May 25 12:00 PM EDT - Start of 200 mile
May 26 4:00 PM EDT - Race Kit pick up - 100 mile
May 26 5:00 PM EDT - Pre-race Dinner (100 mile runners - mandatory)
May 27 5:00 AM EDT - Race Kit pick up - 100 mile relay, 100k, 50 mile, 50k
May 27 6:00 AM EDT - Start of 100 mile, 100 mile relay,100k and 50 mile
May 27 7:30 AM EDT - Start of 25K and 50K
May 27 8:15 AM EDT - Start of 10K