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Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

Shuswap Ultra

Larch Hills Traverse

Salmon Arm/Sicamous, BC 60K, 60K - 2 Person Relay, 60K - 3 Person Relay

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 26, 2020

ABOUT THE RACE

The 60KM distance is capped at 250 participants; the 10KM & 20KM distances are capped at 250 participants.

The Shuswap Ultra, hosted by Lewiston Ultra Events, is a 10KM, 20KM & 60KM solo mountain trail event connecting the communities of Salmon Arm and Sicamous in the gorgeous Shuswap, British Columbia.

New for 2021; we are no longer able to host relay teams due to logistics and COVID-19 restrictions/guidelines. Deep breath, we got y'all & are excited to announce we are moving to a two day trail running event that hosts 60KM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 and 10KM & 20KM on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Yay for a full weekend of trails and run!

*NOTE: We are working through final permit approvals in response to COVID-19 Safety Protocol, distance changes, etc.

The 60KM distance starts at Klahani Park in Salmon Arm and brings racers into the inviting South Canoe trail system where they will journey into the Larch Hills Traverse to experience a variety of ecosystems, each offering their own unique character. Through out the day, runners are rewarded with forests, fens, fresh single track and remarkable viewpoints overlooking Shuswap & Mara lake(s). The final decent brings runners down fast, flowing switchbacks and into unique private trails on Splatsin First Nation land. The finish line is a short jaunt on Old Spallumcheen road and into the impressive lake front Hyde Mountain Golf Resort. The 60KM distance is a point to point event; racers will have the option to 'add on' shuttle for travel back to Klahani Park or have the option to secure their own means of transportation.

The 20KM & 10KM distances showcase the gorgeous and established cross county ski area & will start and finish at Larch Hills Nordic Chalet. Runners will weave through pristine single track & a variety of forest, including jaw dropping older growth cedar and hemlock. 20KM runners will continue on to the infamous, super cute & intimate Cec's Cabin while the 10KM participants will begin the subtle decent to the finish line and back to the gorgeous Chalet.

THE INSPIRATION

Lewiston Ultra Events are inspired by Lewiston James Olstad and community. Lewiston reminded us to squeeze a little harder, love a little longer and savour the moments we tend to wish away. Lewiston was small and mighty and encouraged community to rise up, persevere and run towards the roar.

Shuswap 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 are $110 CDN (+GST & UltraSignup fee).

60KM RACERS ONLY: participants have the option to 'add on' a $15.00 transportation fee for shuttle return to Klahani Park (start line) from Hyde Mountain Golf Resort (finish line). Transportation fee is non-refundable and cannot be purchased once registration is complete. *This is a point to point course; transportation from the finish line is not included in the registration fee & must be purchased separately.

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

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

Registration is transferable until 8am on September 7, 2021 for a $20 administration fee. There are no transfers after 8am on September 7, 2021 – no exceptions. Please understand as there are liability issues, impacts with medical volunteer support and race integrity. Transfer requests can be sent to kara@thelewistonultra.com

Distance changes are accepted until 8am on September 7, 2021. If you have to change your distance after 8am on September 7, 2021, it will not be reflected on your racer bib.

Registration will close September 7, 2021 @ 8am or when the race fills; whichever comes first.

REGISTRATION PACKAGE INCLUDES:
*Rabbit EZ TEE SS (visit race website for sizing links)
*Born Colorado Brewing/Lewiston Ultra Events beer
*Lewiston Ultra Events pint glass
*Racer bib & pins
*Complimentary race photos
*Medical & Safety support
*Donation towards The Lewiston Foundation & the Shuswap community

Participants who successfully finish their race will receive a Shuswap Ultra finishers medal by local artist, Rider’s Rustic Woodworking (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RidersRusticWoodwork)

Top female & male 10KM, 20KM & 60KM finishers will be awarded custom paintings by Kelowna artist, Nathan Karsgaard of Folk & Wild.

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

All participants will acknowledge, accept & understand the Lewiston Ultra Events COVID-19 Safety Protocol.

Lewiston Ultra Events 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

60KM (8AM START ON SEPT 25, 2021)
Elevation gain: 1870meters
Elevation loss: 1980meters
Estimated completion time: 5.5hrs – 11hrs
Trail Type: 75% Single Track & 25% Double Track
Aid Available @ 14KM, 30KM, 40KM & 50KM

LEG 1 – KLAHANI PARK TO LARCH HILLS NORDIC CHALET (AS1)
14KM
Elevation gain: 550 meters
Elevation loss: 175 meters
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hrs – 2.5 hrs

LEG 2 – LARCH HILLS NORDIC CHALET TO CEC’S CABIN (AS2) AS2 DROP BAG OPTION
16 KM
Elevation gain: 530 meters
Elevation loss: 320 meters
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hrs – 2.5 hrs
CUT OFF – Runners must leave Cec's Cabin by 2pm. All runners after the 2pm cut off will be assisted off the mtn & brought back to the start line

LEG 3 – CEC’S CABIN TO WATER STATION (AS3)
10 KM
Elevation gain: 340 meters
Elevation loss: 285 meters
Estimated completion time: 2 hrs – 4 hrs
CUT OFF – Runners must leave Cec's Cabin by 2pm. All runners after the 2pm cut off will be assisted off the mtn & brought back to the start line

LEG 4 – WATER STATION TO THE WOODS (AS4)
10 KM
Elevation gain: 300 meters
Elevation loss: 575 meters
Estimated completion time: 50 min – 2 hrs

LEG 5 – THE WOODS TO HYDE MOUNTAIN RESORT (FINISH LINE) FINISH LINE DROP BAG OPTION​
10 KM
Elevation gain: 150 meters
Elevation loss: 625 meters
Estimated completion time: 50 min – 2 hrs
FINISH LINE CUT OFF – Runners must cross the finish line by 8pm to receive official finish time & finishers medal

20KM (8AM START ON SEPT 26, 2021)
Elevation gain: 585meters
Elevation loss: 585meters
Estimated completion time: 1.5hrs – 4hrs
Trail Type: 75% Single Track & 25% Double Track
Aid Available @ 2KM, 15.5KM & 18.5KM

10KM (9AM START ON SEPT 26, 2021)
Elevation gain: 189 meters
Elevation loss: 189 meters
Estimated completion time: 1hrs – 2hrs
Trail Type: 75% Single Track & 25% Double Track
Aid Available @ 2KM & 6.5KM

Local time: 2:37 PM
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