The race is on a 6.7km trail loop running through Echo Valley Provincial Park (Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan). The course is flat, runnable, and non-technical, consisting of hardpack trail, grass, and a wee bit of gravel road.
We started this 3 years ago with a group of ultra runners who wanted an in-person event during Covid-19 pandemic. We had 19 runners. We literally raced out of a backyard, out and back, on gravel roads. In 2021 we decided to expand and moved to a provincial park with a good network of trails. With no advertising other than word of mouth, and not allowing out of province racers (again due to Covid-19) we had 51 runners. We went again in 2022 with a great group and now look to 2023 to grow it ever more!
The race has options for those looking to dip their toes into backyard ultras and for those wanting to dive straight in! Your entrance fee includes camping for the weekend. (Small surcharge for trailers)