June 24, 2017
The 100 mile course begins among the rolling hills of Longview in south western Alberta.
At 6:00 a.m. the first heat of leg one runners will make their way along highway 541 towards the majestic Rocky Mountains. The course traverses the Highwood Pass on the highest paved highway in Canada and takes you into the Kananaskis Valley. Leg nine and ten runners will travel cross-country to finish at Nakiska, the site of the alpine events of the XV Olympic Winter Games.
Forced starts will occur for slower teams to complete the course in 14 hours.
This relay is extremely popular and, for safety reasons, we are limited to 120 teams. Teams can guarantee a spot in the race by paying a guarantee fee over and above the entry fee. For further information, please refer to the guarantee fee benefits. Teams who place top three in any category are also guaranteed a spot in the following year’s race. Please feel free to solicit a sponsor(s) for your team payment and showcase them on your team vehicles.
Teams that are not guaranteed an entry will be placed in a draw to complete the total of 180 teams. Payments for these teams will not be processed until the completion of the draw, and only then if the team gains entry into the race. The draw will occur immediately following the final entry deadline and all team captains will be notified of their status. We will also publish all participating teams on our website.
2017 Team Captains meeting dates are as follows:
Monday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.: Edmonton, location to be determined.
Tuesday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.: Calgary, location to be determined.
Friday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.: At the Longview Community Centre.