Participant Information (fAQ)
Our athletes have placed their trust in us, not only to provide a world class event, but also in our commitment to their well-being during a global pandemic. Athletes registering prior to the relaxation of Alberta Health Services ("AHS") Public Health Order mandates were required to acknowledge receipt of COVID 19 vaccinations and provide proof of that if requested by the Survivorfest Board. COVID 19 remains an unpredictable virus that has not been eradicated, guidance and situational responses to variants continue to evolve. To be equitable to earlier registrants (and in consideration of the previous statement), Survivorfest Running Event will continue to require all registrants and volunteers to confirm their full COVID 19 vaccination status for the 2022 event; this will be reviewed for the 2023 event"
How can I prepare for Survivorfest?
In the YouTube video, Del's Jogs with Dogs, by a local athlete & 2022 Survivorfest Track & Trail Woman Champion , Del Salt she shares the top tips to keep you comfortable and pumped during our race!
When Does Registration Close?
It closes on June 6, 2022 at 23:59 MST
When Does Race Start?
The 24 Hour event starts at 9:00 a.m. (MST) on Saturday, June 11, 2023
The 12 Hour event starts at 9:00 a.m. (MST)
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 12 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 18 year old daughter, Gwen, who loves drawing and wolves. It "ties in" with the Survivor print done for Laura by Earthgroove Activewear. 10% from the Survivor print is donated to Saffron Centre & will be for sale at Survivorfest to order or purchase
Can I have the “Final Count Down” by Europe played at 8:55 a.m./8:56 a.m. on June12th ?
Yes! Keep the requests coming!
Can I use Survivorfest Virtual Running Event to qualify for the 2023 Canadian team for International
Association of Ultrarunners (“IAU”) World Championship ?
Yes, we have submit all the necessary paperwork to obtain our IAU designation.
In 2019, the following athletes were able to use our event to qualify for the 2019 to attend the IAU World 24 Hour Championships: Oleg Tabelev & Stephanie Simpson.
In 2021, despite COVID, Wayne Gaudet qualified for the 24 Hour Canadian National team.
As a runner, do I have to get pledges and/or fundraise?
No. But we will have prizes for each division---6 Hour, 12 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 Sign Up?
And reach out to the Survivorfest Team if you need anything to make your race day go smoothly
Is There a Pre-race Meeting or Race Package Pick Up?
On June 10, 2022 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm at Strathcona Athletic Park, 1100 N Cloverbar Road, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Can you Participate in a Team?
YES!!! We have added a 1 Mile loop or a "virtual" event for teams of athletes to compete
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!
How will the Event be Timed?
We will be utilizing GoChip technology provided by Zone4 Timing Systems. We did our research because we wanted a reliable, accurate, weatherproof , and lightweight
Zone 4 believes "Every second counts. Honour the work. Capture it." They have built "solutions accurate to 1/1000th of the second. We understand, and honour, the blood, sweat, and tears that go into shaving minutes, seconds, and fractions of a second off your time. We capture the work, so you (athletes) can celebrate it"
Virtual athletes are responsible for their own timing. Athletes can use a continuous GPS recording of their choice, such as Strava, Garmin or Coros.
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.