RACE DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
RACE IS CAPPED @ 300 RUNNERS (200 RELAY RUNNERS & 100 SOLOISTS)
The Lewiston Ultra is a 50KM solo & four-person relay (two & three person relay accepted with terms & conditions – see REGISTRATION page for details) mountain trail event connecting the communities of Sicamous and Salmon Arm in the gorgeous Shuswap, British Columbia. This point to point ultramarathon was designed by trail runners and will journey you through the impressive traverse with approximately 2200 meters elevation gain, rich with prestine single track and incredible viewpoints.
The race will start at the Hyde Mountain Golf Course and will bring participants into unique private trails on Splatsin land before flowing into the switchbacks of the impressive Larch Hills Traverse. Runners will experience seven distinct sections through out the traverse, pristine single track and remarkable viewpoints overlooking Shuswap and Mara Lake(s). The final kilometres will bring you down the mountain from Larch Hills Nordic Centre and into the inviting South Canoe trails located in Salmon Arm. Once you pop out of the woods, the Finish line is straight ahead and located in Klahani park.
We encourage you to stick around for post race BBQ provided by Secure Energy Services Inc and drinks served by Larch Hills Winery, Barley Station Brewpub & Shuswap Coffee Company. The finish line will also host local vendors & sponsors, a runners reprieve, raffle prizing, music, community connection and much more!
Registered runners & volunteers will receive complimentary Finish Line BBQ & festivities ticket.
Additional BBQ & festivities tickets can be purchased for $5 (all monies collected will be donated to community & The Lewiston Foundation). Tickets will be available at Race Package Pick Up & the Finish Line.
Drink tickets can be purchased at the finish Line (Shuswap Coffee Company $2 per ticket & Larch Hills Winery & Barley Station Brewpub $5 per ticket).
The Lewiston Ultra is inspired by Lewiston James Olstad and community. Lewiston reminded us all to squeeze a little harder, love a little longer and savor the moments we tend to wish away. Lewiston was small and mighty and encouraged community to rise up, persevere and run towards your roar.
Visit the ABOUT LEWISTON page to learn more about Lewiston Olstad’s Journey.
Through the efforts of many hands enthusiastically engaged in a good cause, it is an exceptional honor to host this event within this community.