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Fernie Fitness Goals for the New Year

It all sounds pretty familiar at this time of year. Exercise more, get fitter, lose weight. Heard it all before?

Check out these Fernie events to inspire you to reach your New Year goals.


Fernie's 3rd Annual Flying Viking Challenge - March 14th 2020

Fancy dress is optional, totally encouraged, but very importantly it is unscientifically proved to make you faster around this classic course. This 50km event starts at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre running to the trails at Fernie Alpine Resort. Take it on as a relay or solo if you're feeling absolutely nuts.


Raging Elk Powder Pedal Paddle - April 11th 2020

This ski season-ending tradition continues at Fernie Alpine Resort. This quadrathlon event has racers mass starting from the top of the Griz Face skiing down to the resort base. A fast transition out of ski boots and the race continues into town via bike, into a kayak for a paddle down the Elk River back to the resort. Just as the lactic acid starts setting in, the final stage takes racers back uphill to the resort and over the finish line. Take on the PPP as a relay team of two to five members, or solo if you dare.



Lone Wolf

The Lone Wolf is a trail running challenge in Fernie, BC. A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together on the hour as a pack, needing to finish the loop within the hour. As when the next hour strikes, the race starts again, in the opposite direction. The goal? To complete as many loops as you can. So, do you think you can outrun the pack and become The Lone Wolf?


Lucky 7s - June 2020 (TBA)

Lucky 7s is a mountain bike race is held on a super fun intermediate cross-country mountain bike loop approximately 13km in length. Do as many laps as you can in up to 7 hours. Great for teams of up to 3 riders or for those competitive riders that want to challenge the course solo or with 2 riders.


Fernie Gravel Grind - June 20th 2020

Ride for fun, ride for the backcountry trails. We've got some of the greatest backcountry gravel trails in BC and this new event for 2020 will showcase that.


Elk Valley Ultra - July 25th 2020

This event has sold out in previous years and is easily the toughest running event on the Fernie calendar. The ultra tough Elk Valley Ultra 50km trail run encompasses some of Fernie’s best and beautiful trails, including the iconic Mount Fernie to Windy Pass to Island Lake Lodge high alpine route.


Tears & Gears - September 2020 (TBC)

Tears And Gears runners and bikers can expect flats, climbs, and downhills on some of Fernie’s most fun singletrack trails. Catering to all ages and abilities, the race is a fun, competitive event featuring solo, team, classic and kids categories


Fernie Half Marathon & 10k - October 4th 2020 

The Fernie Half Marathon is an all-trail course that winds along the Elk River and follows a community trail system is both challenging and beautiful.