Kananaskis 100 Mile Relay

Saturday, June 24, 2023
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Registration is open until June 15. Only a few spots remain!

As we get closer to race weekend, watch this page for more information and ongoing updates

We have developed some sample race day plans which you can find by clicking here. These are just suggestions for managing your day while staying within the rules (particularly traffic and vehicle related). Options will be discussed further at the team captains meetings.

Race guide: The race guide is in the process of being updated and will be posted before the first captains meeting. 

Team captains meetings: We will be hosting three team captains meetings via zoom. Links will be sent via email and also posted here closer to the dates. All team members are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Our zoom account allows for 100 participants so please sign up for your choice of day by clicking here. 
Meeting dates/times are: 
           Sunday, June 11 @ 4 PM; ZOOM ID: 820 4552 2592 PW: K100
           Wednesday, June 14 @ 7 PM; ZOOM ID: 885 4594 9145 PW: K100

Race bag pick up: Your race bag contains the t-shirts for you team, vehicle permits and drop off permits. Only one person needs to pick up for the entire team. If you are outside of the immediate Calgary or Edmonton area (ie: Lethbridge), please let me know so that your bag can be at the right location. 
           Edmonton pick up: Monday, June 5 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Delta South Conference Centre (4404 Gateway Blvd). Turn left as you enter the main doors and you will find us in a little meeting room that is right there. 
           Calgary pick up: Monday, June 12 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at Strides Marda Loop (3566 Garrison Gate SW)

Friday night dinner in Longview: Friday night dinner in Longview is at the Longview community hall starting at 6:00 PM. It is included but you must RSVP by June 15 if you plan to attend. RSVP to cheryl@bethereraces.com

We’re excited to continue to partner with the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, who are hosting our finish line and post race experience! Leg 9 & 10 will both finish in the village centre beside Rocky’s with plenty of indoor and outdoor space to enjoy your meal, your stories from the day and maybe an adult beverage or two.  Please click here for a map of the new finish area.
Parking can be challenging at the Village if the area is busy with day users. We have secured parking for K-100 permitted vehicles by the staff residences and a map will be posted. We will go over the parking options at the captains meetings. The Lodge has also very generously offered underground parking to K-100 participants for $10 on a first come, first served basis. You will need to go to the front desk to secure that parking rate. 

What’s included?

  • 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 at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
  • A great after party with Tool Shed beer and chef’s post race food creations.
  • Preferred rates at the Pomeroy (booking details to come in October)
  • 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. If your predicted overall time is over 16 hours, we may have to do some simultaneous forced starts. Please contact the race office if you will be longer than 16 hours. 16+ hour teams are welcome, we just have to be sure we can get you finished within our daylight time window.

Please read all of the race rules carefully. Examples of a race day team plan will be posted in the new year to aid you in planning your day and being sure you can stay within the vehicle limitations.

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


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