Registration Opening: Thursday Jan 19, 2017 @10:00 pm MST
The 100mile and 100km will start Friday Sept 8, 2017
The 50km will go Saturday Sept 9, 2017
Registration: Thursday, January 19 at 10:00 pm MST
Registration Link HERE
To speed up your registration, here are some tips and pre-reading (waiver)
- Create an Ultrasignup account
- Pre-read the waiver (below)
- Estimate your shirt size (it is not yet on the North Face site)
- North Face Ambition 1/4 zip. The site has a 2016 men’s shirt listed and it fits snug
- Credit cards: Visa and Mastercard (check expiry dates as can’t refund to an expired card)
- Hat: Brooks Run-Thru hat in red/grey
- Toque: will be designed later
- Buff: new design for 2017
- Extra breakfast tickets are available (Adult or child under 12 years old)
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS. BY ACCEPTING A RACE NUMBER YOU WILL WAIVE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
I have read the conditions of entry for the Lost Soul Ultra and I understand and agree to be bound by them. I know that participating in a trail race is a potentially hazardous activity and that I should not participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I also understand that although traffic control will be provided, there may be traffic on the course. I assume any and all risks associated with participating in the race, including but not limited to falls, injury, contact with other participants, vehicles, traffic, animals or persons, the effects of the weather including high heat or extreme cold, and the condition of the racing surfaces. Knowing these risks and in consideration of the acceptance of my entry in this race, I hereby remise, release, indemnify, forever discharge and hold harmless Runner’s Soul Race Association of Southern Alberta, Lost Soul Ultra, and any and all participating race sponsors and supporters and directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents of such parties from and against any and all existing and future claims, actions, costs, suits, demands and/or liability (including reasonable solicitor fees and legal costs) for loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation costs, injuries, accidents, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties without limitation, which I, my participating child, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors or assigns, now have, or may hereafter have, arising out of the negligence of the Releasees, and/or the use broadcast, distribution, exhibition or exploitation of any recordings, photographs, videotapes of me or other record of this event and/or my participation in this event or related events. The Releasees shall not be responsible for any of my actions while I am participating in the Lost Soul Ultra or in any related events, and I hereby assume all risk of injury, illness, disease or death or other damage which may arise in connection therewith. I further hereby grant full permission to the Runner’s Soul Race Association of Southern Alberta, Lost Soul Ultra and/or agents authorized by them, to use my name and/or likeness, and/or photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event, of me, for any legitimate purpose related to the Lost Soul Ultra, without any compensation to me. I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE HAVING READ THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER AND BY AGREEING BELOW I UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT ITS TERMS.
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Ordering a Personalized Rock
To order a Lost Soul Rock, you have two options depending on when you want to get the rock. Contact Ron Bain at Bacon2@telus.net
To have your rock ready at package pickup: Lost Soul logo rock with your name and distance, without a finishing time. Cost $55. Order deadline is August 9.
If you can pickup your rock a few weeks after the race: Lost Soul logo rock with your name, distance, and finishing time. Cost $65. Rock can be ordered on race weekend
If you earn a Top 3 rock (some categories will be Top 5) and want your name and time blasted into it, Ron can do that for $20 and it will be available a few weeks after the race.
Click here for more info.
Note that for this year, we will be adding 40% more rocks to the category prizes. Most categories will be top 5 (where there are at least 10 racers in that category).
Lost Soul Ultra is the only Canadian qualifying 100km race for Western States 100
Lost Soul Ultra has maintained its status as a 100km qualifier for the Western States 100. We are the only 100km event in Canada to act as a qualifier after Western States reduced the number of qualifying races available in the world.
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Lost Soul Ultra September 8-9, 2017
The Lost Soul Ultra Marathon will take place the weekend following Labour Day in Lethbridge, Alberta. The 100 mile and 100 km events start at 9:00am Friday morning (cutoff of 33 hours for the 100 miles and 21 hours for the 100km). The 50 km event starts Saturday at 7:00am with 11 hours to finish. The trail course runs through the river valley coulees on public and private land. In this event, 300 ultra-marathoners race against each other, the elements, and the unrelenting hills. Less than 150 years ago, these valleys were the site of the last major First Nations battle on Canadian soil between the Blackfoot and Cree Confederacies.
The course resembles a pair of stacked figure-eights. The three aid stations are located at the intersection points with segment distances varying from 7 to 16 km. Elevation gain or loss is approximately 1000 metres with 13 significant hills over the 53km loop. Although we are on the prairies, our river valley can feel like the Grand Canyon. Top race times are around 5 hours for the 50k, 11+ hours for the 100km and 21+ hours for the 100 mile event.
The race organizers continue to keep the race small to maintain memorable running experiences. One racer commented: “Thank you to all the organizers and thanks and hugs to all volunteers, you made it possible for me to finish and enjoy spending time at each station. I will be back next year for sure.” Check out our Facebook page to read more racer comments and reports.