June 23 - 24, 2023

Shuswap Ultra

Larch Hills Traverse

Salmon Arm/Sicamous, BC 120KM, 60K, RELAY

Registration closes: Tue, Jun 6 @ 8:00AM

ABOUT THE RACE

Hosted over summer solstice, the Shuswap Ultra is a 120KM, 60KM & Relay trail event that connects the communities of Salmon Arm and Sicamous in the gorgeous Shuswap, British Columbia.

The trails that make up the Shuswap Ultra route(s) are within the Traditional Territory of the Southern Secwepemc First Nation.
It is a privilege to experience the preservation & beauty of these lands.

The 120KM (out & back) 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. On one of the longest days of the year, runners will be rewarded with forests, fens, fresh single track trails, remarkable Shuswap & Mara lake viewpoints, gentle switchbacks and undisturbed private trails on Splatsin First Nation land. The turnaround point/mid way is a short jaunt up Old Spallumcheen road to the impressive Mara Hills Golf Resort. From the mid point, runners will head back up the flowy Sicamous switchbacks to experience the traverse from the opposite direction and join the finish line festivities at Klahani Park.

The 60KM (point to point) distance starts at the gorgeous Mara Hills Golf Resort and leads racers down Old Spallumcheen road and into the stunning private trails on Splatsin First Nation land. The gentle Sicamous switchbacks guide racers up the remote traverse to experience a variety of ecosystems, each with distinct display. Throughout the day, racers will be rewarded with vast forests, old growth cedar, single track and impressive Shuswap & Mara lake viewpoints before dropping into the speedy South Canoe trail system and the finish line party at Klahani Park.

The 2 PERSON RELAY (30KM/30KM) (point to point) experiences the remote Larch Hills Traverse, as a team. Relay starts with the 60KM racers at Mara Hills Golf Resort and will transition mid way at Cec's Cabin (you'll hear the music long before you get there!). Each racer will complete 30KM and revel in a variety of forrest, older growth cedar, hemlock, flowy switchbacks and flowy downhill before the final decent to the festivities at Klahani Park (finish line).

THE INSPIRATION

The Shuswap Ultra, hosted by Lewiston Ultra Events is inspired by community. The Shuswap Ultra is inclusive and supports all levels of runner; those new to trail running, those looking to complete their first ultra and the seasoned runner that is training to crush a fast course .

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

REGISTRATION

120KM distance $175 CDN, 60KM distance $140 CDN & Relay (30KM/30KM) distance $100 CDN/per runner (+GST, UltraSignup fee & Shuswap Trail Alliance fee)

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 June 6, 2023 for a $20 administration fee. There are no transfers after 8am on June 6, 2023 – 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 June 6, 2023. If you have to change your distance after 8am on June 6, 2023, it will not be reflected on your racer bib.

Registration will close June 6, 2023 @ 8am or when the race fills; whichever comes first.

THE COURSE

120KM (5PM START, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023)
​Elevation gain: 3850 meters
Elevation loss: 3850 meters
Estimated completion time: 11hrs - 26hrs
Trail Type: 75% Single Track & 25% Double Track
Aid Available @ 14KM, 30KM, 40KM, 50KM, 60KM, 70KM, 80KM, 90KM &106KM

60KM & RELAY (7AM START, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023)
Elevation gain: 1980 meters
Elevation loss: 1870 meters
Estimated completion time: 5.5hrs – 11hrs
Trail Type: 75% Single Track & 25% Double Track
Aid Available @ 10KM, 20KM, 30KM & 46KM

Local time: 11:56 PM

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