In the heart of an urban centre is a river valley that contains 100 miles of gnarly, hilly trails. With single-track technical sections, cliff-hugging climbs, and views that make you forget you're in civilization, there is no certainty: there is only adventure. Can you risk it?
Want to race hard and have the most fun? Be part of a Relay Team that is ready to challenge this year's 50-mile (80-km) course! Participate in one full loop of up to three teammates with relay legs: Leg One (24-km), Leg Two (34-km), and Leg Three (22-km).
Run as a pack - youth, family, colleagues, friends! Minimum four per team. First four teammates across the finish line take the win. Cheer for your team of every pace as they each compete for a medal to show all your friends!
New to trails? Experienced and wanting to have some fun on trails in the heart of the city? This course will have something for everyone: a bit of paved, some groomed, finishing off with a little gnarly and tough to make you glad the end is in sight.
A point-to-point course that showcases natural, unmaintained trails along the North Saskatchewan river. With some short but quick groomed sections, expect the rest of the route to have lots of gnarly single-track trails overlooking both sides of the river. Save some energy for jumping fallen trees and other natural obstacles. This is a well supported distance for those wanting to do their first ultra, with options to just wave at cheering volunteers for experienced racers wanting to do a fast time. On this course, fast is a relative term.
One loop with 50 miles of trails along the river valley and everything it can throw at you. This distance is a good way to test your mettle, expect to suffer, while still enjoying an incredible course with stunning views.
Where else can you do one full loop of trails for 100 kilometres in the heart of a city while feeling like you're in the middle of nature? See it all with one loop of the 50-mile course hugging the river valley and one loop of the 25-km course winding up and down both sides of Whitemud Nature Reserve. If you're lucky, you might even see one of our moose friends.
Two loops of a 50-mile course hugging the river valley along a mix of gnarly single-track trails and groomed wider sections. This is a tough course with some heart-stopping parts like Golfball Alley, the Ridge, and Two Truck Trail. The course will reward you with epic views and amazing support, but will take everything you've got.
June 15 8:00 AM MDT - 100-MILER Start Time
June 15 10:00 PM MDT - 100-KM Start Time
June 15 10:00 PM MDT - 50-MILER Start Time
June 16 6:00 AM MDT - 50-KM SOLO Start Time
June 16 6:00 AM MDT - 50-Miler RELAY Start Time
June 16 2:00 PM MDT - 5-KM Start Time
June 16 4:00 PM MDT - FINISH TIME all distances