In our second race year we want to thank YOU for joining us for Northern Ontario's most challenging trail running event.
Bear In Mind, as we expect very strong numbers in each of the 7 distances, we have capped the first wave of registrations for each distance and will be conducting a lottery for remaining 5 entries per distance. Once all distances have filled after the lottery proceedings, the standard waitlist will go into effect.
Get in FAST!!
email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter lottery for your distance of choice if race has filled. Lottery date TBA if needed at all.
A RACE T-SHIRT / FINISHERS MEDAL INCLUDED
Terrain-Soft wide Double track, root laden single track, long grass, serious puddles, there might be one river crossing depending on weather. Back country service road, loose rock and the red carpet rollout with many stretches of maple leaves lining your run. It's October, so we wish you luck keeping your feet dry. Serious climbs await all distances.
Weather-Welcome to Northern Ontario in the Fall. Expect the unexpected. Beautiful sunny skies or a possible snowstorm and every other weather scenario sandwiched into these two forecasts. Bring everything you got for all seasons and be sure to check the forecast Friday night!
Critters-During your run you could encounter any of the following
-Local Gouligan Dogs
Most will move on long before we see them but just in case, we are outfitting everyone with a critter deterrent for extra safety precautions so they know we are coming well in advance. In the SWAG BAG and please, use it.
Gear–Poles are permissible if not recommended at UTSC for all distances. Hydration pack or belt with a minimum of 1 ltr of water available for carry is mandatory for 34, 57, 85, 170 km distances
Pacer Info - Pacers only authorized for 100 Milers. Pacers must sign waiver and wear an offical pacer bib. They may join their runner at Robertson Cliffs aid Station at km 130 for the final 40.5 km. Pacers can sign waiver and get bib at packet pickup Thursday at Holiday Inn Express from 7am-7pm or Friday at Stokely Creek Lodge 10am-10pm.
Crew - 34k Runners are accessible via CLIFFS CREW aid stations only.
56 , 85, 170k runners are accessible at the following aid stations CLIFFS CREW, BUTTERMILKERS and McGUFFIN MANOR.
Check Points-You are required to check in with a UTSC Volunteer at ALL staffed aid stations.
Robertson Cliffs - For 56/85/ 170k runners you must check in with CLIFFS CREW aid station on each pass.
Aid Stations – Our aid stations play a critical role in getting you across the finish line! We have a basic set of foods available at each aid station including things like:
Aid stations may also have real food that may include:
Drop Bags allowed for ...
34 / 56 / 85 K– You can leave one drop bag per distance at Robertson Cliffs.
170 K - You can leave one drop bag at Day skier Cabin (Start Finish Line) Hakon's Hoard and one at Robertson Cliffs Crew.
DROP BAGS FOR 170K MUST BE DROPPED AT HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PACKET PICKUP THURSDAY NIGHT.
DROP BAGS FOR 34, 56, 85K MUST BE DROPPED AT OUTSPOKEN BREWERY RACE PACKET PICKUP ON FRIDAY NIGHT BETWEEN 4pm and 7pm. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. CREW IS ALLOWED TO ASSIST WITH BAGS AT CLIFFS CREW, BUTTERMILKERS AND McGUFFIN MANOR AID STATIONS IF YOU MISS BAG DROPOFF.
Please follow these guidelines:
Getting your drop bag back: Generally all bags come back about 1 hour after the aid station closes. Because of the long distances between aid stations and the finish line please allow additional time.
Bags will be returned to the Start / Finish line once all runners have passed the CLIFFS CREW aid station.
If you do not pick up your drop bag on Saturday, they will be available for pick up (near the finish line area) until 9am Sunday morning. If you are not there by 9 you will have one week to request your drop bag be mailed to your the address if your choosing. Charges will be incurred by runners own method of payment. After one week, all contents of drop bags will be donated.