The organizers of the TransRockies will be making another visit to Fernie this summer to launch a new event that includes biking however also running! Welcome the Fernie Ultra: a Trail Run, Mountain Bike and Relay event.
The TransRockies crew has has been hosting trail running events for years with the TransRockies Run in Colorado, a 7-day stage run, and Rundel’s Revenge in CAnmore, a run and biking relay. Combining this event experience with the worldclass system of trails in Fernie will provide seemingly endless kilometres of fun. Needless to say, the TransRockies staff are stoked to be hosting another event in this amazing mountain town.
Here are the details so far:
Dates: Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th
Format: Saturday trail run composed of six, point-to-point legs covering approximately 80km with solo and teams of 3 or 6. Sunday mountain bike on the same, or similar course (pending weather conditions) with the same format.
The Route (subject to change):
Thanks to organizations like the Fernie Trails Alliance, the Fernie trail system rivals the best in the world. Riders and runners alike will be treated to a challenging and beautiful route, covering approximately 80km with 3000m of climbing to spectacular alpine vistas. Look for the inclusion of Sherwoody, Verbotten, Tamarack, Mushroom Head, Hyperventilation trails with Transition Areas at Island Lake Lodge, Fernie’s Annex Park and Coal Creek.
Support and Swag:
The best course support around with fully stocked checkpoints (Ultima, Honeystinger, fruit and other goodies), professional timing and course marking, medical support, finish line bbq and entertainment, draw prizes and a sweet Fernie Ultra pint glass.
Solo: $150 before May 1, $190 starting May 1
Team Relay: $100 per person before May 1, $140 per person starting May 1
Registration: Registration is now open online.