READY OR NOT!

IT’S TAPER TIME!

Sunrise is 6:50am, sunset is 6:35pm and the average temperature is 5 to 7 degrees.

Trust in your training and safe travels to all those making the trek to the Shuswap. I can’t wait to host ya’ll & it’s going to be an incredible day full of memories, magic and community. 

All details below are copy of email that was forwarded at the two week mark; there have been no changes or updates. 

WINE TOUR: 

  • LAST CALL TO SIGN UP FOR THE WINE TOUR!
  • Friday, September 27, 2019 depart from Prestige Harbourfront Resort at 2pm, return at 6pm
  • Visit three family owned and operated award winning vineyards including Larch Hills Winery
  • Tour includes cheese plate with local wine, tasting fees, shuttle, swag bag, donation to The Lewiston Foundation, etc.
  • All the details and registration, http://thelewistonultra.com/wine-tour/

BIB #’S:

RACE PACKAGE PICK UP:

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
  • NOON-8PM
  • KINTEC SALMON ARM (117 Hudson Ave NE)
  • SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off all in stock Saucony shoes & gift with purchase (Saucony Run Club Camp Mug!) AND stop by race package pick up & enter to WIN A PAIR OF SAUCONY PEREGRINES!
  • Love for Lewiston, Shuswap Coffee Co, Xact Nutrition, Shuswap Soul will have product for sale & Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) will be sharing all the knowledge
  • On Alex Ltd – 15% off on race weekend (a few steps from package pick up & incredible local products, artwork, etc)
  • There is no race day package pick up, Government issued ID is required & it is totally fine to pick up for another runner with confirmation and copy of photo ID

DROP BAGS: 

  • Drop bags are accessible at the start of Leg #3A (Cec’s Cabin)
  • Drop bags must be dropped off at Race Package Pick Up (Friday, Sept 27 @ Kintec Salmon Arm 12pm – 8pm)
  • Drop bags will not be accepted on race day. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Drop bags are to be no bigger than a drawstring bag & participants will receive a drawstring bag at race package pick up that can be used as a drop bag
  • Consider adding a headlamp (sunset is 6:30pm), change of socks, long sleeve, fuel & nutrition (if you have specific needs)
  • Consider packing your items in a large ziploc inside your drop bag as it will help keep items clean/dry
  • Drop bags will be brought to the finish line & AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT HEADQUARTERS FOR 3PM

RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

HEADLAMPS:

  • All runners leaving Check In/Aid #3A (Cec’s Cabin) AT 2PM (CUT OFF TIME) ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY A HEADLAMP AND WILL BE CHECKED. Sunset is 6:30pm. If you get caught on the trails after sunset without a headlamp it is much darker in the trees, absolutely terrifying, super easy to get turned around and I can keep going…please be smart and pack your headlamp

THE COURSE:

SHARE YOUR HEART:

  • Stop by race headquarters (set up at the finish line) wearing your 2018 Lewiston Ultra race tee or a Love for Lewiston branded top (LFL apparel for sale at package pick up & the finish line) and ENTER TO WIN an incredible prize pack from Impact Magazine, valued at $145. One entry per person

ALL THE TRASH:

  • The Lewiston Ultra is committed to leaving the Shuswap trails & community clear & free of our footprint; bring me any dropped garbage and be entered to win a mindful prize pack from Saje Wellness (valued at $125)
  • Enter to win at race headquarters (set up at the finish line). One entry per person

RACE DAY PARKING:

  • Start line parking map is on the website (reminder: all vehicles must be removed from the overflow parking at Klahani by 10pm, you will be towed): http://thelewistonultra.com/racer-information/
  • Parking is available at the finish line (Hyde Mtn Golf Resort) in the overflow lots
  • Shuttle bus will be going back and forth from the finish line (Hyde Mtn Golf Resort) to the start line (Klahani Park) from approx 3:30-7:30pm (free to racers) 

RACE DAY REMINDERS:

  • We speak sustainability and are a cupless event; there are no cups at Check In/Aid Stations
  • Water devices should be filled and ready at the start line; there is no water fill station at the start line
  • Relay runners, please do not expect to fill up at Check In/Aid Station prior to your leg
  • RELAY RUNNERS; dress warm, wear layers & bring snacks to stay comfortable & energized while you wait for your runner (your runner can take your extra layers, garbage, etc when you switch off). You may be waiting at Check In/Aid for some time before your runner comes in & we want you to have all the fun!
  • Hyde Mountain Golf Resort has created a special menu for race weekend (Burger Bar $6, with fries $10 (GF & vegan options avail), Sandwich $6, with soup $10 & Full bar service)
  • All racers & volunteers will receive voucher for a burger (GF & vegan options avail)
  • Remind your crew, family, spectators to bring a lawnchair for the finish line

RESULTS & RACE DAY PHOTOS:

  • Results will be finalized and available within 24 hours (email with link will be sent to all runners)
  • Professional photographs will be available within 48 hours (email with link will be sent to all runners)

RACE WEEKEND OFFERS:

  • HYDE MOUNTAIN GOLF RESORT – enjoy a round of golf, with cart for $50 per person (between Thursday Sept 26 & Sunday, Sept 29) (250) 836-4653 to book tee time and mention Lewiston Ultra for special rate
  • ON ALEX LTD – 15% off for race weekend (a few steps from package pick up, incredible local products, including the Shuswap Soul clothing line, https://onalex.ca/ mention Lewiston Ultra for discount

SPECIAL OFFERS:

WAIVER (SIGNED IN REGISTRATION PROCESS):

COLUMBIA SHUSWAP INVASIVE SPECIES SOCIETY (CSISS):

Don’t forget to check out Racer Rules & Information for list of recommendations and what to carry on race day, http://thelewistonultra.com/racer-information/

I will be going offline for race weekend beginning Friday, September 27, and will not be responding to emails until Monday, September 30. 

As always, I am here for any questions.

All the love, 

-Kara-

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