The 100mile and 100km events start Friday morning. Both have a 35 hour limit. The 100km event is one of the few Western States 100 qualifiers in North America. The 50km “fun run” will go Saturday morning with a 12 hour limit.
The toughest race on the prairies (and voted “best aid stations in the universe”) includes an awesome swag garment (TBD), personalized granite tile with name and finish time, and awards breakfast Sunday.
Registration will open in January and expect it to fill in March… Check the “registration” tab for details.
List of the racers by category: Racer List Sept 1 final to post
Race Day results from each checkpoint: Results
Racer Information sheet (we won’t be printing these): Lost Soul Ultra Race package info 2014
Here is a rough map with the road access points. Note that crews can see their runners at the following places: HQ, Highway 3 bridge, Peenquim/Softball, Dog run, Alexander park, Pavan and then back again. At Alexander park on the return loop, you will need to walk down the shale path about 500m to the bench. You won’t quite see them at the dog run on the return loop.
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.
Watch this website as registration will open in December/January.
The Lost Soul Ultra Marathon will take place September 11-12, 2015 in Lethbridge, Alberta. The 100 mile and 100 km events start at 8:00am Friday morning with 35 hours to finish. The 50 km event starts Saturday at 7:00am with 12 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.
Here is the link to the video of Dr. Michael Galbraith’s presenation to the Lethbridge running community on June 11, 2013. http://youtu.be/xaJFJ21LRtM
Here are the Powerpoint slides in a PDF format. Ultramarathon injuries presentation – Dr Michael Galbraith June 2013