Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

The Lewiston Ultra - Shuswap

Larch Hills Traverse

Salmon Arm/Sicamous, BC 50K - 4 Person Relay, 50K - Solo, 50K - 2 Person Relay, 50K - 3 Person Relay

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 29, 2018

ABOUT THE RACE

Race is capped at 300 participants.

The Lewiston Ultra Shuswap is a 60KM solo & relay (2 & 3 person) mountain trail event connecting the communities of Salmon Arm and Sicamous in the gorgeous Shuswap, British Columbia. This point to point ultramarathon will journey you through the impressive traverse with approximately 1800 meters elevation gain, rich with pristine single track and incredible viewpoints.

The race starts at Klahani Park in Salmon Arm and will bring participants into the inviting South Canoe trail system. Runners will journey to the Larch Hills Nordic Chalet & into the gorgeous Larch Hills Traverse to experience seven distinct sections, pristine single track and remarkable viewpoints overlooking Shuswap and Mara Lake(s). The final kilometers will bring you down flowing switchbacks and into unique private trails on Splatsin First Nation land. Once you pop out of the woods, the finish line is a short jaunt on Old Spallumcheen road and into the impressive lake front Hyde Mountain Golf Resort.

We encourage you to stick around for post race eats & bevies. The finish line will also host vendors & sponsors, runners reprieve, raffle prizing, community connection and much more!

THE INSPIRATION

The Lewiston Ultra is inspired by Lewiston James Olstad and community. Lewiston reminded us all to squeeze a little harder, love a little longer and savor the moments we tend to wish away. Lewiston was small and mighty and encouraged community to rise up, persevere and run towards your roar. To learn more about Lewiston Olstad's journey, visit www.loveforlewiston.ca

The Lewiston Ultra gives back to Love For Lewiston, Shuswap Trail Alliance, Shuswap Search & Rescue, Larch Hills Nordic Society & several other community/volunteer organizations and shareholders.

REGISTRATION

All distances will be $150 CDN (+GST & UltraSignup fee)

Participants must be 19 years of age or older on race day

*AMEX (AMERICAN EXPRESS & DISCOVERY cards are not accepted methods of payment

RELAY TEAMS: The Team Captain will register and pay for the two or three person relay team. Once the Captain registers the team, each member will need to complete waiver and registration. All members must be registered before 8am on September 8, 2020.

Relay legs must be completed consecutively by same relay member

Relay runners are permitted to continue running other legs of the course once their chosen leg has been completed AS LONG AS IT IS DECLARED AT RACE PACKAGE PICK UP

The Lewiston Ultra does not offer refunds and there is no waitlist

Registration is transferable until 8am on September 8, 2020 for a $20 administration fee. There are no transfers after 8am on September 8, 2020 – no exceptions. Please understand this and don’t ask for a favor as there are liability issues, impacts with medical volunteer support and race integrity. Transfer requests can be sent to kara@thelewistonultra.com

Registration will close on September 8, 2020 @ 8am or when the race fills; whichever comes first

REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 12, 2020 & BE ENTERED TO WIN NUMEROUS PRIZE PACKS (visit www.thelewistonultra.com for full list & further details).

REGISTRATION PACKAGE INCLUDES:

*Arc'teryx Index 15 Backpack (cobranded w/ The Lewiston Ultra)
*Racer bib & pins
*Drawstring bag to be used as drop bag
*Complimentary Race Photos
*ROUND TRIP busing from Klahani Park (start line) SOLOISTS & RELAY RUNNERS
*Medical & Safety support
*Numerous goodies from sponsors of The Lewiston Ultra
*Discounted rates with our hotel/accommodation partner(s) (see below)
*Finish line food & festivities ticket
*Donation towards The Lewiston Foundation & the Shuswap community

Participants who successfully finish their race will also receive a custom made Lewiston Ultra Shuswap medal/keychain made by Rider’s Rustic Woodworking (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RidersRusticWoodwork)

Top three male soloists, top three female soloists and top two and three person relay teams will each receive one (1) pair of Saucony shoes & one (1) bottle of wine from Larch Hills winery! Mega love to Saucony Canada & Larch Hills Winery for providing prizing for top finishers!

Top three male soloists & top three female soloists will also receive a 2021 race entry for themselves & a plus one (1)!

Participants registered in both The Lewiston Ultra Moose Mountain & The Lewiston Ultra Shuswap that successfully complete the distance registered for, will receive TBD.

All participants will complete an online waiver in the registration process.

The Lewiston Ultra has print and social media rights to use all photographs, videos, etc taken of participants, volunteers, crews, community, etc during the course of events listed in the Schedule of Events without compensation to the person/person(s).

THE COURSE

LEG 1 - KLAHANI PARK  TO LARCH HILLS NORDIC CHALET (CHECK IN/AID #1)
14KM
Elevation gain: 550 meters
Elevation loss: 185 meters
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hrs – 2.5 hrs
Trail Type: 75% Single Track with some Double Track

LEG 2 – LARCH HILLS NORDIC CHALET TO CEC'S CABIN (CHECK IN/AID #2)
16 KM
Elevation gain: 540 meters
Elevation loss: 320 meters
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hrs – 2.5 hrs
Trail Type: Mostly Single Track (75%) with some Double Track

LEG 3A - CEC'S CABIN TO THE WOODS (CHECK IN/AID #3A)
(CUT OFF – ALL RUNNERS MUST LEAVE CEC'S CABIN, CHECK IN/AID #3A BY 2:00 PM)
20 KM
Elevation gain: 650 meters
Elevation loss: 850 meters
Estimated completion time: 2 hrs – 4 hrs
Trail Type: Mostly Single Track (75%) with some Double Track

LEG3B (NO TRANSITION) - THE WOODS TO HYDE MOUNTAIN RESORT (CHECK IN/AID #3B)
10 KM
Elevation gain: 150 meters
Elevation loss: 600 meters
Estimated completion time: 50 min – 2 hrs
Trail Type: Mostly Single Track (75%), Double Track, Paved Road

FINISH LINE CUT OFF – ALL RUNNERS MUST CROSS THE FINISH LINE BY 8PM TO RECEIVE OFFICIAL FINISH TIME & FINISHERS MEDAL

Local time: 7:36 AM
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