The views along the race course should be spectacular.

Revelstoke to host ultra-marathon race

Revelstoke to play host to Canada's top endurance athletes when it hosts Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships this summer.

Revelstoke is set to play host to Canada’s top endurance athletes when it hosts the Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships  this summer.

5 Peaks, an event company that runs a series of trail running races, and Revelstoke Mountain Resort are teaming up to host TrailSTOKE, a 60-kilometre trail race on July 19.

The race will start at the RMR day lodge and will see competitors run up the ski hill, through the alpine to the basin between Mount Cartier and Ghost Peak, and then back to the resort and down again. Racers will spend 30 kilometres running through the alpine before descending to the finish line at the day lodge.

The course is 60-kilometre long with about 3,000 metres of elevation gain. Runners can take part individually or in teams of three. The race starts at 7 a.m. and the winners are expected to reach the finish line at around 2 p.m. Runners have a deadline of 5 p.m. to finish.

The top finishers will be selected to represent Canada at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships at the Pikes Peak Marathon in Coloraro on Aug. 16.

The race weekend will begin Friday evening with three guests speakers at the resort starting at 7:30 p.m. The speakers include Revelstoke ski mountaineering racer Melanie Bernier, elite Canadian ultra-runner Adam Campbell, and American trail running champion Max King.

There is a party scheduled for Saturday evening at the day lodge and on Sunday there will be fun 5K and 10K runs.

For the more human, Revelstoke will play host to the North Face Dirty Feet trail run on Aug. 17. The event includes 5, 10, and 21-kilometre course around the Mount Macpherson trail network.

 

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