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Participant Information 

How do I sign up? 

Go to https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=109216

And reach out to the Survivorfest Team if you need anything to make your race day go smoothly. 

When does registration close?

It closes on June 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm MST

When does the race start? 

The 24 Hour event starts at 9:00 a.m. (MST) on Saturday, June 8, 2024

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 9): 2:00 a.m. (MST)

Is there a pre-race meeting or package pickup?

On June 7, 2024 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. We have added 6 Hour, 12 Hour and 24 Hour Relay events. Athletes will use our Loop B course which is an approximately 1 mile loop. There is also a virtual option you can do close to home.

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTX2y22HV1k&t=190s

How will the event be timed?

Mike Melton from MCM Timing Ltd is travelling from Florida. His is known all over North America for his ability to time these complicated events. The results from athletes all over the world speak for themselves. 

In 2023, three women broke 5 national records. Kathia Rashed set two new Lebanon women’s records by running 200km, as well as running 201.5km in 24 hours. broke.. Catrin Jones broke the 6 -hour Canadian women’s record with 78.571km and the 50-mile Canadian record in 6:08:16.  Carla Rodriguez Dimitrescu set a new Women’s 6-hour Mexican record with 66.268km. Michel Leblanc, Richard MacDonald and Tim Higham qualified for the 24 Hour National team. 14 athletes earned 100 mile bet buckles.

Virtual athletes are responsible for their own timing. Athletes can use a continuous GPS recording of  their choice, such as Strava, Garmin or Coros. 

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 submitted 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.

In 2022, Amanda Nelson set two NEW Canadian records, the 12 Hour Women's Record = 134.025 km and 100 Mile Women's Record at 14:45:51.

In 2023, three women broke 5 national records. Kathia Rashed set two new Lebanon women’s records by running 200km, as well as running 201.5km in 24 hours. broke.. Catrin Jones broke the 6 -hour Canadian women’s record with 78.571km and the 50-mile Canadian record in 6:08:16.  Carla Rodriguez Dimitrescu set a new Women’s 6-hour Mexican record with 66.268km. Michel Leblanc, Richard MacDonald and Tim Higham qualified for the 24 Hour National team. 14 athletes earned 100 mile bet buckles.

How do I Confirm my Registration? 

Contact the Race Director at survivorfest24@gmail.com

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.
 

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.

As an athlete, 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!

2021's winner was: Janelle Schultz-Jespersen.

2022 winner was: Mike Mackenzie.

2023 winner was: Stephen Mater

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.

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!

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