Participant Information (fAQ)

COVID-19 is a confusing time for everyone,  we hope to eliminate as much confusion as we can by answering your questions.   

How can I prepare for Survivorfest?

In the youtube video by a local Albertan Runner, Del' s Jogs with Dogs, she shares the top tips to keep you comfortable and pumped during our race!

How Do I Sign Up?

Go to

And then the Survivorfest Team will be in touch with everything you need to know to make your race day go smoothly 

When Does Registration Close?

It closes on June 9, 2021 at 23:59 MST

When Does Race Start?

The 24 Hour event starts at 9:00 a.m. (MST) on Saturday, June 12, 2021
The 6 Hour events have 3 different start times:
1) Saturday: 10:00 a.m. (MST)
2) Saturday: 6:00 p.m. (MST)
3) Sunday (June 13 th ): 2:00 a.m. (MST)

Is That a Fox for your Mascot? Or a furry?

Our mascot is a wolf called Timber. It was created by our race director's 15 year old daughter, Gwen, who loves drawing and wolves. It "ties in" with the Survivor print done for me by Earthgroove Activewear. 10% from the Survivor print is donated to Saffron Centre & will be for sale at Survivorfest to order or purchase

Is There a Pre-race Meeting or Race Package Pick Up?

We will be holding a Race Briefing on June 10, 2021 at 6:30am (MST)! The Zoom Meeting ID: 865 0471 9181 and the password will be 478749.

As for the Race Package, If you live within a 100km radius of Edmonton our Roving Race Team will deliver your swag and metal to you during a pop in visit. If you are outside of the Edmonton Area then your swag and metal will be mailed

Can you Participate in a Team?

We have added a “team” event for the virtual race ONLY. Teams of 2 to 3 racers can compete on
a track in their own community for the 6 Hour event!

Do I Need Wifi for This Event?

Since it is a virtual event, athletes will require a lot of data. We would love to have you
participating with Zoom during the duration of the event. We also understand this may not be
possible so continue to track your laps using a GPS. You will not be able to interact with
everyone during the race, but you will still be able to have your name in the results and help raise
awareness and money for a great cause…our local sexual assault centre---Saffron Centre.

Can I have the “Final Count Down” by Europe played at 8:55 a.m./8:56 a.m. on June13th ?

Yes! Keep the requests coming!

How will the Event be Timed?

Athletes are responsible for their own timing.
Athletes can use a continuous live video on Zoom with continuous GPS recording of your race
uploaded to a link and your race result entered on the Survivorfest website.
Athletes are asked to submit their results on an hourly basis, so the Race Commentators can
keep athletes, family, friends, and fans updated on the Survivorfest Facebook page.

Can I use Survivorfest Virtual Running Event to qualify for the 2021 Canadian team for International
Association of Ultrarunners (“IAU”) World Championship events being held in Romania on October 2
and October 3, 2021?

Yes, athletes must have the following:
The event needs to have the IAU Bronze label designation
The event needs to have three (3) finishers
The event needs to be on certified course with documentation and sent in for IAU Bronze
label. If a track and field event has taken place at the location, your county/city will
have this information.
The event requires proper timing/split recording---we recommend Zone 4 Timing System.

Will I get a Belt Buckle if I Run 100 Miles?

Yes! To celebrate this achievement, runners who reach 100 miles during the event will receive
their own belt buckle with the exact mileage engraved on it!

As a runner, do I have to get pledges and/or fundraise?

No. But we will have prizes for each division---6 Hour and 24 Hour.

If you receive the most donations/pledges in your division, you will receive your race entry FREE!

 2019’s winners were: Josh Bridger, Cara Quist, and Roslyn Bergen---CONGRAULATIONS and
THANK YOU for your support!

We have tried to keep the registration prices competitive with local races and we wanted all
profits from the race to go to “Saffron Centre”, our local sexual assault centre.

How do I Confirm my Registration? 

Contact the Race Director at

Is There an Age Restriction on Any of the Events?

Athletes under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent sign their wavier form!

How do I withdraw from the event---due to an injury and will I get any money back?

All race fees are non-refundable---all profits from the event are donated to the Saffron Centre
(local sexual assault centre).


If you are injured and can show evidence of the injury (e.g. doctor’s note), you can elect to
auction off your entry to another person to regain some funds or you can roll over your entry to
the following year.