Saturday, Aug 25, 2018

The Lewiston Ultra - Moose Mountain

West Bragg Creek

Bragg Creek, AB 42K, 29K, 16K

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 25, 2018

ABOUT THE RACE

Race is capped at 150 participants.

The Lewiston Ultra Moose Mountain (start & finish) is hosted in the West Bragg Creek Recreational area parking lot (coordinates for navigation system/Google Map: 50.948329, -114.691772)

The first annual Moose Mountain Trail Races (Moose Mountain Marathon & 10 Mile Telephone Run) was held September 12, 1992 by the Rolling Hills Marathon, Running Room, Running Room Club, Calgary Road Runners, Bow Valley Runners & the Community of Bragg Creek. The event was created to carry on the tradition of the Rolling Hills Marathon.

Rolling Hills Marathon was created in 1971 by Fritz and Mitzi Mansch with the assistance of the Wiebe’s & local residents. The event provided a unique experience including a challenging course, awards and a celebration lunch. This community tradition continued for 21 years before it was updated with Moose Mountain Marathon & 10 Mile Telephone Run.

Moose Mountain Trail Races continued on the tradition of Moose Mountain Marathon & 10 Mile Telephone Run and Rolling Hills Marathon until its final sanction race on August 24, 2019. For 26 years, this run event gave back to community, celebrated many successes and left all runners, volunteers, organizers and supporters with incredible memories. Race Director of The Lewiston Ultra events, Kara Leinweber, was fortunate to be included as volunteer Race Director along side Alan Lam & Jen Silverthorn in the final 4 years of Moose Mountain Trail Races.

The Lewiston Ultra is beyond honored to continue the traditions of the Moose Mountain Trail Races and host an exceptional run experience, community connection and give back to Love for Lewiston & community. The Lewiston Ultra Moose Mountain will host its first sanctioned race on August 22, 2020.

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, Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association, Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society, Foothills Search & Rescue & several other community/volunteer organizations and shareholders.

REGISTRATION

All distances will be $110 CDN (+GST & UltraSignup fee)

Participants must be 18 years of age or older on race day

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

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

Registration is transferable until 8am on August 4, 2020 for a $20 administration fee. There are no transfers after 8am on August 4, 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 at 8am on August 4, 2020 or when the race fills; whichever comes first

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

REGISTRATION PACKAGE INCLUDES:
*Arc'teryx Women's A-Squared T-Shirt or Men's Emblem T-Shirt (visit race website for sizing links)
*Racer bib & pins
*Drawstring bag
*Complimentary race photos
*Medical & Safety support
*Entry for finish line raffle prizing
*Numerous goodies from sponsors of The Lewiston Ultra
*Donation towards The Lewiston Foundation & the Kananaskis Country Park community

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

Top three male & top three female finishers in each distance will receive TBD!

Top three male & top three female 42km finishers 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

The Lewiston Ultra Moose Mountain hosts three (3) distances: 16KM, 29KM & 42KM

16KM (11AM START)
Elevation gain: 460 meters
Elevation loss: 460 meters
Estimated completion time: 2.5hrs
Trail Type: 75% Single Track with some Double Track
Aid Available @ 8KM
(FINISH LINE CUT OFF – ALL RUNNERS MUST CROSS THE FINISH LINE BY 3:30PM TO RECEIVE OFFICIAL FINISH TIME & FINISHERS MEDAL)

29KM (8:30AM START)
Elevation gain: 1220 meters
Elevation loss: 1220 meters
Estimated completion time: 4.5hrs
Trail Type: 50% Single Track & 50% Double Track
Aid Available @ 9KM, 13KM, 16KM & 20KM
(CUT OFF – ALL RUNNERS MUST PASS THRU THE SWITCHBACK OR T-JUNCTION AID (16KM OR 20KM) BY 1PM. ALL RUNNERS AFTER THE 1PM CUT OFF WILL BE ASSISTED OFF THE MTN & BROUGHT TO THE FINISH LINE)

42KM (8:30AM START)
Elevation gain: 1620 meters
Elevation loss: 1620 meters
Estimated completion time: 5.5hrs
Trail Type: 50% Single Track & 50% Double Track
Aid Available @ 9KM, 13KM, 16KM, 20KM, 27KM & 33KM
(CUT OFF – ALL RUNNERS MUST PASS THRU THE SWITCHBACK OR T-JUNCTION AID (16KM OR 20KM) BY 1PM. ALL RUNNERS AFTER THE 1PM CUT OFF WILL BE ASSISTED OFF THE MTN & BROUGHT TO THE FINISH LINE. RUNNERS MUST ALSO ARRIVE AT THE MOOSE CONNECTOR AID (27KM) BY 1PM OR THEY WILL BE REDIRECTED TO THE FINISH LINE & RECEIVE PLACEMENT IN THE 29KM DISTANCE)

Local time: 9:09 AM
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