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Taking place in ‘the outdoor recreation capital of Canada’ the Squamish 50 Trail Running Festival begins early on Saturday with the 50 mile (80K) race starting at the Squamish Oceanfront. Participants ascend some 3350m before descending to the finish at Pavilion Park. Incredible climbs, technical trail and inspiring scenery are to be expected. 50K and 23K participants depart on Sunday and should expect similar scenic views and a tough but unforgettable trail running experience. For those wanting a special challenge,…

The Calgary Marathon Race Weekend offers a distance for every runner, a 50K ultra, marathon, half marathon 10K and 5K. The Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event starting and finishing at iconic Stampede Park and run a scenic course in the heart of Calgary. By the Numbers Participants: 15,000 Fee(s) $125-175 (50K); $110-125 (Marathon) $90-115 (Half); $55-70 (10K); $40-60 (5K); $25 (kids) Charity  Scotiabank Charity Challenge  

The Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club present the Annual Harriers 2:18 Run Elk/Beaver Ultras. This fast and flat 10 kilometer trail circuit around Elk and Beaver Lakes is considered as one of the premiere races of its type in North America.  Runners complete 10 laps for the 100K division, 8+ laps for 50 Miles and 5 laps for 50K while walkers complete 4 laps for 40K. The race attracts some of the most high performance ultramarathoners in Canada and the…

Oxbow is a fun but tough 50K course set in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. The route begins with an out-and-back on the Trans-Canada Trail, then proceeds to the Epinette trails  and the Newfoundland Loop returning to the Epinette trail that leads back to the Finish.  Race swag includes a Patch, Finisher T-Shirt, and a post-race meal. Registration is capped at 120 participants. *registration to open in January 2020

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Pick Your Poison Trail Run is a challenging 12.5 K loop through the beautiful hills of Horseshoe Valley. Distances include 12.5K, 25 K and 50 K.  The course consists of approximately 98% off-road terrain made up of a combination of single track and ski trails. Runners will start with a 3 K “flatter” section followed by 4 major climbs over the remaining 9.5 K.  This is a technical but rewarding race. *2020 registration opens December 2019

Nimble Bear is one tough cookie of a race. Whether you participate in the 10K, 25K or 50K events, you’ll be sure to feel challenged. The 50K course will roughly be 2 loops of the 25K, which is notably one of the hardest of its distance within BC, with 3350 feet of technical and steep terrain. The 10K is no small potato either with 1,400 feet elevation gain. The terrain in all 3 distances is mostly single-track. Registration opens January…

Diez Vista is one of the most historic ultras in the country. Founded by local trail runners to showcase the trails and terrain around Port Moody, the race has developed an incredibly loyal following, and has attracted some of the biggest names in ultra running over it’s storied history. The race starts and finishes at Sasamat Lake in Belcarra Regional Park, and takes runners up and down the trails of neighbouring Buntzen Lake, including its namesake Diez Vistas trail. Runners…

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The Dirty Duo brings trail runners and mountain bikers together to share what living and playing on the rugged North Shore trails is all about. This scenic trail race will challenge beginners as well as extreme athletes, the 15K run is perfect for those who would like the excitement of the Dirty Duo without the pain of the extra hills, the 30K run provides an extra challenge for those who want to get dirty, then the 50K is double the…

The Fat Ass Trail Run started 10 years ago with 23 people and has grown to over 700. The event is held on private property so there are limits to what, when and how things are marked, as well as, limiting the impact on the natural surroundings. Trail running typically requires runners to be more vigilant about their surroundings and requires them to take the responsibility of knowing where they are. Everyone is welcome; fast, slow, young, old, runners and…

The Beav Trail Race is named after the Beaver Dam Trail that runs through Hilton Falls Conservation Area. Hilton Falls is hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts and is known to have some of the best trails around. The course is primarily made up of fast, groomed trails with some short but tougher and more technical sections thrown into the mix. Fee(s) $80-95 (50K); $65-80 (25K); $50-65 (10K) Charity Movember Foundation