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Friday August 14 to Sunday August 16, 2015

Most scenic ultra in Canada.

NEWS FLASH

MOST scenic ultra race in Canada. Join us for a challenging point to point race that straddles 3 stunning provincial parks and one recreational area in British Columbia, Canada in the Cascades Mountains. See our listings in Trail Runner magazine's Race Guide. And then get ready!

Race Details

 

 

When:

August 14-16, 2015

 

Why:

Stunning alpine views, meadows of wildflowers, good mix of technical and non-technical trails, very little forest service road, point to point, challenging profile, sumptuous aid stations, great organization, enthusiastic volunteers, and a lake at the end for soaking. SERIOUSLY SCENIC.

 

Race Director:

Heather Macdonald, assisted by Peter Watson

 

Distances:

120 miles, 70 mile, 50 mile, 30 mile, and 9 relay legs that cover 120 mile route. This is a challenging course. The 120 mile event is not for beginners.

 

Difficulty

Challenging race due to climbs. Technical and non-technical mix. One river crossing for 120 mile and relay (has current, ropes provided). 120 mile race has elevation gain of 8673 metres, just short of Everest at 8848 metres. 120 mile racers have said that the only harder race is Hardrock.

 

Where:

120 mile and relay start near Keremeos in Cathedral Provincial Park.
70 mile starts in E.C. Manning Provincial Park.
50 mile starts in E.C. Manning Provincial Park.
30 mile starts in Skagit Valley Provincial Park.
Some of the trails are in remote locations. See photos below.
Cascades Mountains. This is wine and fruit country.

 

How to Get There:

From Vancouver, take Highway 1 to Hope, then Highway 3 to Manning Park. Follow the signs to Lightning Lake "DAY" parking. It takes about 2.5-3 hours to get there. Allow plenty of time.

 

Mandatory Briefing:

See Race Guide.

 

Start Times:

120 mile at 10 a.m. Friday morning at Lakeview Creek Campground parking lot on Ashnola River Road near Keremeos.
Relay at 10 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Creek Campground parking lot on Ashnola River Road near Keremeos.
70 mile 7 a.m. Saturday in Manning Park across from Manning Park Lodge on north side of Hwy 3, up the paved road to top parking lot to start on Heather Trail from the parking lot.
50 mile starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Cayuse Flats on Hwy 3.
30 mile starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Shawatum aid station on Silver Skagit Road.

 

Sign In:

Sign in 30 minutes before your race start. Check Race Guide for mandatory briefings.

 

Orientation Runs:

Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Manning Park Lodge parking lot. Routes for Sat July 25, 2015: 34 km out and back on Skyline from Strawberry Flats to Sky Junction to Camp Mowich and then return and finish at Lightning Lake (you can choose to turn around at any point on your way out to Camp Mowich). Or 18 km point to point from Strawberry Flats to Skyline to Lightning Lake. Let us know you are coming. On your own? Do out and back on Skagit.

 

120 mile Logistics:

The race starts near Keremeos and finishes in Manning Park so your car needs to be in Manning Park at the end. You leave your car in Manning and we will bus you to Princeton on Thursday AND to the race start on Friday but we will not be returning to the start area at the end of the race so don't leave your vehicle at race start. We have a deal with Canada's Best Value Inn downtown toll-free 1-888-295-3537 email princetoninnbc@gmail.com (ask them to put you in the Fat Dog Race block of rooms) and Sandman Hotel in upper part of town toll-free: 1-800-726-3626, email: reservations@sandman.ca. If you like to walk around, stay downtown.

 

Finish Line Where to Stay:

Manning Park Lodge has reserved rooms for the race: standard cabins ($206), lodge standard room ($104) and queen rooms ($116), mini suites ($125). Tell them you are staying for the race; the code is FD2015 (you must call to use the code). Camping is available: Lightning Lakes campground spots can be reserved starting in June; all reservations must go through Discover Camping 1 800 689 9025. There is also some first-come-first-served camping in Manning Park. Sunshine Valley resort cabins and RV park is close by, between Manning Park and Hope. Hope is 30 minutes away from Manning Park Lodge and has many motels. Princeton is 45 minutes from Manning Park and has lots of hotels. Another link for Princeton. Eastgate has some cabin rentals.

 

Cutoff:

120 miles: 48 hours.
70 mile: 27 hours total. Relay total: 48 hours. 50 mile total: 23 hours. 30 mile total: 12 hours. See Race Guide for more target times and cutoff locations.

 

Requirements:

Experience. For the 120 mile, you should have completed 100 mile race previously OR Fat Dog 70 mile, OR a difficult race of less distance. For 70 mile, you must have completed at least a 50 km race. First timer for this 120 mile, we RECOMMEND a pacer for at least the last leg from Skyline aid stn to finish.
Trail Work. Participation in trail maintenance is also a requirement and may be done anywhere. Time required for 120, 70 and 50 mile = 8 hours. For relay, 30 mile = 4 hours each. You can substitute any volunteer work or volunteers on race day if there is no trail maintenance available in your area. Or make donation to Mountain Madness Trail Maintenance Fund at $65. Mail to 518 East 15th St North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7L 2S1 or contribute online.
Send proof of your involvement by email or snail mail; see form by JULY 31 or forfeit registration! Check for your name on this list.

 

Awards:

Lightning Lake. Belt buckle for 120 milers (2 versions based on finish time, see photo in Race Guide), medals for 70, 50, 30 mile and top relay teams. Draw prizes and special awards. Cash prize IF you beat current 120 mile event records.
Hot Dog award record (fastest Heather to Cayuse Flats 32 km descent) = Geoff Dunbrack in 3:25 (2014).
Wild Dog award for wild animal sighting.

 

Crews:

Crew and Relay Team Driving instructions. We recommend a crew for the 120 mile race. Pacers can run with 120 milers for the last half of the race provided you have checked in with the aid station; one pacer at a time (you could have one pacer do miles 60 to 90 and then another pacer do miles 90 to 120). We need to know ahead of time if you plan to pace your runner as you need to pick up a bib. Racers who are over 60 years may have a pacer for full route.

 

Race Guide:

Race Guide has been updated yet for 2015. A good headlamp makes a big difference; check out this article by Peter Watson.

 

Pacer Quest

Pacers needed. Are you available to pace 120 miler? Send an email.

 

Relay Quest:

Are you available to join a team?

 

Post Race:

We will feed you. Showers available behind the lodge in Loon Lagoon for $5 (check in at lodge reception).

 

Sustainability:

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Think local.

 

Rides:

Need a ride? Rides board will be available.

 

Contact:

Send an email to info@mountainmadness.ca

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Registration

 

 

Online

Registration opens Nov 1, 2014 at 6:00 am Pacific Time on UltraSignup. Click Entrants icon to see who is signed up. Mountain Madness past clinic members get 10% discount; send an email to request your coupon code. Canadians note: UltraSignup is in US dollars.

 

Waitlist

You can register on the waitlist and you will NOT be charged unless you accept invitation to race. You can decline invitation if you change your mind. You must meet race requirement (experience) to get an invitation. We will ask you for your running resume if needed. On UltraSignup, click coffee cup icon to see who is on waitlist.

 

Fees for 2015:

120 mile fee: $225.
70 mile fee: $175.
50 mile fee: $155.
30 mile fee: $115
Relay fee: $540 per team
20 mile fee: N/A the 20 mile event has been removed

 

Relay Team

The Captain registers the team with all email addresses and pays team fee. Team members get invitations to register by email. Changes can be made to team until registration deadline.

 

Shirts

Included if you register by June 30. After that, size is not guaranteed. Note: you will want the shirt.

 

Refund Policy

You can transfer to a different distance in Fat Dog if you have already registered. You cannot transfer an entry to another person. You may choose to select a different Mountain Madness race within the same year. If you registered but cannot race, and you come out as a volunteer, you get an assured entry the following year.

If you withdraw by June 30, and someone else takes your place from the waitlist, you get a full refund of race fee. If you withdraw on or after July 1, and someone else takes your place from the waitlist, you get a 50% refund. If you withdraw and there are no people on the waitlist to take your place, you do not get a refund.

 

Mail In Received

Mail in form. 2015 mail in forms received from: Lina McCain, Oliver Fischer, Andy Daley.

 

Deadline

You must register by Aug 5 at midnight 2015. Mail must arrive by that date. No race day registration.

 

Package Pickup and Briefing

See Schedule of Events in race guide.

 

Partnership Package

Interested in becoming a sponsor and gaining legendary status? Contact us about our package.

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Route Details

 
 

Start

120 mile and relay start near Keremeos in Cathedral Provincial Park.
70 mile starts in E.C. Manning Provincial Park.
50 mile starts in E.C. Manning Provincial Park.
30 mile starts in Skagit Valley Provincial Park.

 

Maps

Professional mapmaker map of entire course as pdf (Bob Plummer mapmaker). Google Earth TrailHunger.com site showing the entire course. 30 mile route, 50 mile route (note that there is an out and back at Cascades not shown). 120 mile route. 70 mile route. Leg 1 from Lakeview to Centennial. Leg 2 Trapper Lake Trail. Leg 3 Bonnevier. Leg 4 Heather. Leg 5 Skagit. Leg 6 Skyline.

 

120 mile

 

 

Elevation gain: 8672.7 metres or 28,453.7 feet
Elevation loss: 8278.1 metres or 27,159.1 feet

Record times: 25:45:50 (men, Matt Cecill 2014), 33:47 (women, Nicola Gildersleeve 2013).

Leg 1 Cathedral: Starts in the parking lot at Lakeview Creek Campground Trailhead on Ashnola River Road (about 23 km from Keremeos). Lakeview Trail ascends to Cathedral Lakes area (aid), and joins with Centennial, ascends Centennial briefly, then route descends on Centennial Trail to Wall Creek Bridge at Ashnola River Road (aid). Equal ascent and descent. 29 km. Profile and photos.

Leg 2 Trapper Lake: Most technical trail. At Ashnola River Road, leg 2 takes Centennial Trail to Trapper Aid at Easy Going Creek (aid), then follows Trapper Lake Trail to Calcite Creek (aid), down to Pasayten River (has current), cross river (aid) and follow bridge to Hwy #3. Travel south on the road to Upper Pasayten River Road near Manning Eastgate, cross Hwy #3 to Eastgate Road to Bonnevier Trail (aid). Equal ascent and descent. 37 km. Profile and photos.

Leg 3 Bonnevier: From aid station at Hwy 3, ascend Eastgate Road to Bonnevier Trail to junction at Heather Trail (aid). Mainly ascent. Single track, views at the top, very few streams. Will take longer than you think. 19 km. Profile and photos.

Leg 4 Heather: At junction of Bonnevier and Heather, follow Heather Trail (outstanding views) to Nicomen Lake (aid). Descend Grainger Creek and Hope Pass Trails to Cayuse Flats (aid) and Skagit Bluffs Trail, and on to Cascades (aid) parking lot. Undulating, streams, long descent. 40 km. Profile and photos.

Leg 5 Skagit: From Cascades aid station at Hwy #3, trail heads into Dewdney Trail, then follows Hwy #3 south 3 km to Sumallo Grove day use area (aid). Take Skagit Trail to Centennial Trail to Shawatum (aid) out and back and then continue on Centennial to Skyline (aid) out and back. Undulating, easiest terrain. 36 km. Profile and photos.

Leg 6 Skyline: Take Skyline II to Camp Mowich (aid) to Skyline I (aid) and then Centennial to finish at Lightning Lake in Manning Park (aid). Mainly a roller coaster climb with amazing views. 32 km. Profile and photos.

 

Relay (up to 9 legs)

 

Your team can decide how to do legs, from 2-9 runners and in any combination. Legs 29, 7, 30, 19, 32, 8, 21, 15 and 33 km. Note that some legs will be run at night so you need a headlamp. For racers concerned about night running, you can bring your own pacer.

Record times: Unicorn Whisperers 20:49:00 in 2014.

Relay Leg 1 Cathedral: Starts in the parking lot at Lakeview Creek Campground Trailhead on Ashnola River Road (about 23 km from Keremeos). Lakeview Trail ascends to Cathedral Lakes area (aid), and joins with Centennial, ascends Centennial briefly, then route descends on Centennial Trail to Wall Creek Bridge at Ashnola River Road (aid). Equal ascent and descent. 29 km. Profile and photos.

Relay Leg 2 Ashnola: At Ashnola River Road, this leg takes Centennial Trail to Trapper Aid at Easy Going Creek (aid). Ascent on single track and burned out forest. 7 km.

Relay Leg 3 Trapper Lake: Most technical trail. From Trapper Aid at Easy Going Creek this leg follows Trapper Lake Trail to Calcite Creek (aid), down to Pasayten River (has current), cross river (aid) and follow bridge to Hwy #3. Travel south on the road to Upper Pasayten River Road near Manning Eastgate, cross Hwy #3 to Eastgate Road to Bonnevier Trail (aid). 30 km.

Relay Leg 4 Bonnevier: From aid station at Hwy 3, ascend Eastgate Road to Bonnevier Trail to junction at Heather Trail (aid). Mainly ascent with a couple of valley dips. Single track, views at the top, very few streams. Will take longer than you think. 19 km. Profile and photos.

Relay Leg 5 Heather: At junction of Bonnevier and Heather, follow Heather Trail (outstanding views) to Nicomen Lake (aid). Descend Grainger Creek and Hope Pass Trails to Cayuse Flats (aid). Undulating, streams, long descent. 32 km.

Relay Leg 6 Cayuse Flats: From Cayuse Flats along Skagit Bluffs Trail to Cascades (aid) parking lot. Undulating on single track with some streams and peekaboo views. 8 km.

Relay Leg 7 Cascades: From Cascades aid station at Hwy #3, trail heads left into Dewdney Trail, then follows Hwy #3 south 3 km to Sumallo Grove day use area (aid). Take Skagit Trail to Centennial Trail to Shawatum (aid). Undulating, easiest terrain beside river. 21 km.

Relay Leg 8 Shawatum: From Shawatum (aid) on Silver Skagit Road along Centennial to Skyline (aid). Undulating, easy terrain. 15 km.

Relay Leg 9 Skyline: Take Skyline II on Silver Skagit Road to Camp Mowich (aid) to Skyline I (aid) and then Centennial to finish at Lightning Lake in Manning Park (aid). Mainly a roller coaster climb with amazing views. Best climber should do this leg. 33 km. Profile and photos.

 

70 mile Route

The 70 mile race starts in Manning Park across highway from Manning Park Lodge up at the highest parking lot near Blackwall Peak. The drive up the mountain is about 17 km. Race starts at parking lot. Your route consists of Blackwall Peak to Heather intersection at Bonnevier and then Legs 4-6.

Record times: 13:14:08 (men, Matthew Urbanski in 2014), 15:51 (women, Nicole Ker in 2013).

1. Blackwall Peak to Heather Intersection: Take Heather Trail from the upper parking lot and you reach Heather intersection at Bonnevier (aid). 6 km. Description and photos.

2. Leg 4 Heather: At junction of Bonnevier and Heather, follow Heather Trail (outstanding views) to Nicomen Lake (aid). Descend Grainger Creek and Hope Pass Trails to Cayuse Flats (aid) and Skagit Bluffs Trail, and on to Cascades (aid) parking lot. Undulating, long descent. 40 km. Profile and photos.

3. Leg 5 Skagit: From Cascades aid station at Hwy #3, trail heads into Dewdney Trail, then follows Hwy #3 south 3 km to Sumallo Grove day use area (aid). Take Skagit Trail to Centennial Trail to Shawatum (aid) out and back and then continue on Centennial to Skyline (aid) out and back. Undulating, easiest terrain. 36 km. Profile and photos.

4. Leg 6 Skyline: Take Skyline II to Camp Mowich (aid) to Skyline I (aid) and then Centennial to finish at Lightning Lake in Manning Park (aid). Mainly a roller coaster climb with amazing views. 33 km. Profile and photos.

 

50 mile Route

The 50 mile race starts in Manning Park at Cayuse Flats (parking lot is at Hwy 3).

Record times: 9:28 (men, Adam Harris in 2013), 9:57 (women, Deb Mcinally in 2013).

1. Follow Skagit Bluffs Trail to Cascades aid station (aid). Out and back on Dewdney Trail along river for total 4 km. Return to Dewdney intersection and follow Leg 5.

2. Leg 5 Skagit: From Dewdney intersection, trail follows Hwy #3 south 3 km to Sumallo Grove day use area (aid). Take Skagit Trail to Centennial Trail to Shawatum (aid) out and back and then continue on Centennial to Skyline (aid) out and back. Undulating, easiest terrain. 36 km. Profile and photos.

3. Leg 6 Skyline. Take Skyline II to Camp Mowich (aid) to Skyline I (aid) and then Centennial to finish at Lightning Lake in Manning Park (aid). Mainly a roller coaster climb with amazing views. 33 km. Profile and photos.

 

30 mile Route

The 30 mile race starts in Skagit Valley at Shawatum parking lot on Silver Skagit Road. Remote location so be prepared to wear hydration pack. You MUST carry water. 30 mile route.

Record times: 4:47:14 (men, Richard Reid in 2014 ), 6:19:56 (women, Kelsey Knoll in 2014).

1.From Shawatum parking lot, take trail to Centennial junction. Turn right and take Centennial Trail to Skyline II (aid) out and back.

2. Then follow Leg 6 Skyline. Take Skyline II to Camp Mowich (aid) to Skyline I (aid) and then Centennial to finish at Lightning Lake in Manning Park (aid). Mainly a roller coaster climb with amazing views. 33 km. Profile and photos.

Logistics: bus departs from finish line at Lightning Lake in Manning Park at 6:00 a.m. Saturday and drives to start location on Silver Skagit Road. Or you can have someone drop you off at your start location. Note: there is nowhere to park at this location and you cannot leave a car at the start; there is no bus going back here so your car must be at Lightning Lake.

 

Qualifier

Fat Dog 120 mile event is a qualifier for Western States and for Hardrock. Fat Dog 120 mile is a qualifier for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (4 points toward their race). Also 70 mile event is recognized for 3 points toward UTMB.

 

Aid Stations

Due to the remote location of the race, aid is limited to 15 stations; therefore, be prepared and plan to carry lots of water; 3 litre bladder recommended. Additional water drop in Leg 2 on Trapper descent. First Aid personnel will be onsite. There are water sources on the route (such as Grainger Creek between Heather and Cayuse Flats aid stations) but you are advised to use water purifier tablets. Electrolyte tablets will be available. Driving instructions for crews and pacers.

 

Similkameen Wine Country

 

Check out the Similkameen sites while you are in the area. After the race, tour wine country.

 

Weather (typical)

Manning Park current weather

Penticton Airport (for Keremeos)
Avg Max = 32 C / 89.6 F.
Avg Min =14 C / 57.2 F
Avg precipitation = 2.8 mm / 0.1 inch

Hope (near Manning Park)
Avg Max = 28 C / 82.4 F
Avg Min = 14.4 C / 57.92 F
Avg precipitation = 1.07 mm / 0.04 inches

 

What They Said

"Thank you so very much for a challenging but fulfilling event. The 17 km of continuous wild flower-strewn Manning Park alpine meadows with good views of the North Cascade mountains (even glacier-hung 10,000 ft. Mt. Baker), practically being able to reach out and touch those very same peaks many hours later, and the terrific aid stations and finish line station all made the run very memorable. Having spent many many hours running and marking routes in the Cathedrals area for races 10-15 years ago, I am so impressed that you even considered putting on this point-to-point route in such a remote and inaccessible area. And likewise, the crews in packing all the aid to their remote locations--a huge logistical challenge. Every volunteer I met was very friendly, upbeat, compassionate, and dedicated."

"I am a Fat Dog! You and your crew put on a helluva great event! Tough? Absolutely, but ultra runners don't do this because they want something easy. Looking forward to next year! I want you to know how much I appreciate all the hard work that you and your amazing volunteers did! Congratulations."

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Trail Work

 
 

Maintenance

DATES POSTED for 2015. Always check the location before driving; we may need to work on a different trail. If you are available other dates, let us know; we are there almost every weekend. Note that trail maintenance (or other volunteering, or $65 contribution) is needed as a prerequisite for this race. Photos of trail maintenance.

Carpoooling? Let me know if you can take others to maintenance site: info@mountainmadness.ca

Sun June 28, 2015, 9 a.m. Skagit Valley Trail. Meet at Sumallo Groveparking lot on Hwy 3. See Crew and Relay Team Driving Instructions for directions. If you plan to attend, please email us so we know to watch out for you. info@mountainmadness.ca

Sun July 5, 2015, 9 a.m. Centennial Trail in Skagit. Meet at Skyline parking lot on Silver Skagit Road. See Crew and Relay Team Driving Instructions for directions. If you plan to attend, please email us so we know to watch out for you. info@mountainmadness.ca

Sun July 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m. Cathedral. Meet at Lakeview Creek Trail Head parking lot on Ashnola River Road near Keremeos. See Crew and Relay Team Driving Instructions for directions. If you plan to attend, please email us so we know to watch out for you. info@mountainmadness.ca You MUST contact us if coming because space is limited.

Sun July 19, 2015, 9 a.m. Calcite Aid Stn down to river. Meet at Manning Park Lodge parking lot near telephone booth. See Crew and Relay Team Driving Instructions for directions. If you plan to attend, please email us so we know to watch out for you. info@mountainmadness.ca

Sun July 26, 2015, 9 a.m. Skyline ll Trail. Meet at Skyline parking lot on Silver Skagit Road. See Crew and Relay Team Driving Instructions for directions. If you plan to attend, please email us so we know to watch out for you. info@mountainmadness.ca. Bring large (up to 50-litre) backpack. Second crew starts at Strawberry Flats and heads to Sky Junction and then out to Camp Mowich.

Sun Aug 9, 2015, Sky Junction. Move water to aid station location at Sky Junction. Meet at Strawberry Flats parking lot in Manning Park (when driving down to Lightning Lake, at Y-junction, keep right up hill). If you plan to attend, please email us so we know to watch out for you. info@mountainmadness.ca

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UBC Testing

 
 

UBC Research

Fat Dog Trail Race Research Study
Cognitive and Functional Learning Laboratory & Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Physiology Laboratory, Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit University of British Columbia.

Runners and Pacers competing in the FatDog Trail Race who will complete a distance of at least 50 km are invited to participate in this innovative research study. The focus of research for August 2014 will address the cognitive, vascular, and electrophysiological changes that occur following ultra endurance events specifically investigating the influence of race length. Pre and post race measurements will involve a maximum time commitment of 30 minutes each. The benefits of participating in this research study include: a personalized cognitive assessment, a research t-shirt, entrance into a draw for a Polar Heart Rate monitor, a free assessment of maximal aerobic power (VO2max) at the University of British Columbia. Your confidentiality will be respected. No information disclosing your identity will be released or published without your specific consent to the disclosure. Participants will be free to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty

Our research team have been involved in ultra-endurance research for several years. Our team has participated in Fat Dog 120 from 2010-2013, the Western States Endurance Run (WS 100) from 2007-2009, and the Race Across America (RAAM). We have published many key articles in leading journals around the world.

To participate, send an email to Lauren at laurenbuschmann@gmail.com

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Volunteers

 
 

Volunteer Guide

Here is the Volunteer Guide.

 

Vollies needed

Our aid stations are memorable! You can count on that.
We need marshalls, trail markers, sweeps, time keepers, aid station help, and start/finish line help. Please send an email. You get a free entry to Hallow's Eve or Phantom Run in North Vancouver.

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Results

 

 

Results

2014 results. Splits for all events.
2013 results: 120 mile, 120 mile with splits, 70 mile, 50 mile, 30 mile, 20 mile. Relay.
2012:
Results. 120 mile, relay, 70 mile, 50 mile, 30 mile and 18 mile.

2010 Results 100 mile. 100 Mile splits 100 Mile 24 hour clock results with splits. 100 mile credit for 100+ km. 2010 Results 100 km. 100 km with splits. 2010 Results for relay. Relay with splits.

 

120 Splits

Calculate your 120 mile splits using UltraSplits.com site.

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Photos

 
 

2014 link to photos. See also Outdoor Lighting by Geoff Huenemann professional photos.
2013 link to Heather's photos.
2012 link to Heather's photos.
2010 Link to Simon Chester's photos. Link to Rick's photos.

 

Lakeview Trail and Centennial Trail

 

Centennial Trail

 

Centennial descends to Ashnola River Road

 

Trapper Lake Trail (looking east to Cathedral, Trapper Lake)

 

Trapper Lake Trail (ridge hand drawn, high point before descent to aid station at Calcite Creek)

 

Bonnevier Trail In Manning Park

 

Heather Trail in Manning Park (single track heaven). Peekaboo view of Nicomen Lake from ridge.

 

Hope Pass

 

Skagit Bluffs (undulating trail, stream crossing)

 

Skagit Valley (Skagit River and wild rhodo before Centennial Trail)

 

Skyline start climb, Nicola Marshall on Skyline

 

Lightning Lake Finish

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Sponsors and Links

 
 

Series:

Trail Runner Trophy Series, Mountain Madness Series

 
 

Video:

NEW Wayne and Tim at Fat Dog 2014. Thanks Sophie.
2013 Fat Dog video by Project Talaria (Matt Cecill and Dave Melanson).
NEW
: Chihping Fu fundraising video taken while he ran in 2014.
Kerry Ward's video in 2012.

 

Blog:

Nicola Gildersleeve finally does Fat Dog!
Chris Cochrane three part blog: part 1, part 2, part 3.
Mark Steven Woolley from Spain (wanted to see a bear!).
Cascade Caribbean Cruisers team (ages 10 and up) report!
Nicola Marshall does Fat Dog 30 Mile as first ultra.

 

Media:

Sherbrooke Record (about Chris Cochrane). North Shore News article. History of Skagit.

 

Fundraising:

North Shore Rescue.

 

Links:

North Shore Athletics, RA Smith Roofing, Moveo Sport and Rehab, BC Athletics BC Parks, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Runedia calendar

 

Logos:

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