Kananaskis 100 Mile Relay

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Registration is now open. Click here!

After a cancelled due to Covid year and a miniature K-100 at the end of August in 2021, we’re very excited to be bringing K-100 back at the end of June in 2022.

What’s included?

We’re working with a major sponsor to bring you an elevated finish line and post race experience. Lots of enhancements and it’s going to be a weekend that you don’t want to miss!

  • A one of a kind run over the highest paved road in the country. No other running events of this type are permitted in the park.
  • Friday night pre-race dinner in Longview (RSVP required).
  • Race day morning coffee and snacks in Longview.
  • An “unplugged” day of running with your friends, family, colleagues.
  • The best team building opportunity around!
  • Post race meal (we’re working on some exciting changes to this so stay tuned for an announcement)
  • A great after party (another one of those perks we’re working on – hint: Pomeroy Mountain Lodge).
  • Preferred rates at the Pomeroy.
  • T-shirts.

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 in Kananaskis Village.

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 60 teams. Tiered pricing will be in effect until the tier is full or a date change, whichever comes first. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. You are not required to submit your full team roster on registration, just the team captain needs to register initially. We will have roster registration on a separate platform in the spring. You can also purchase cancellation insurance during the registration process if you can’t compete for some reason. As we expect a sell out, we will start a waiting list once the race is full.

Please note: race registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. You will be given the option to purchase cancellation insurance when you register online.

Bear spray requirements.

Parks is now requiring all runners to carry bear spray from the beginning of leg 3 to the end of the race whilst running, although we’re recommending you just start with it at leg 1. Not every person needs to purchase bear spray – you can pass it from runner to runner at each relay station. However, if you will be utilizing the forced starts on leg 8 and/or 10, you’ll need to be sure that those runners have their own bear spray as they won’t be “tagged” by the previous leg runner. For example, start your leg 1 runner with the bear spray which can then be passed all the way through to leg 7. Then make sure your leg 8 runner has spray who can then pass it to leg 9. Your leg 10 runner will need their own spray. So, three cans of spray for a team that will be in the forced starts. Teams that know they won’t be in the forced starts will only need one can of spray.

Please also be aware of the forced starts on earlier legs that some teams will get caught in. If you will be caught in the forced starts before leg 8 then you’ll need two cans of bear spray for your team to pass forward.

Check out this video on the use of bear spray. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDgBY2PbnO4

Check out our  K-100 video by clicking here.  Don’t miss out on the fun in 2022.

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