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  • Elk Valley Ultra takes racers high up towards the alpine at Fernie Alpine Resort
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  • Elk Valley Ultra takes racers high up towards the alpine at Fernie Alpine Resort
  • Elk Valley Ultra - Pre Race
  • Elk Valley Ultra - First Climb
  • Elk Valley Ultra - Men's Solo Winner
  • Elk Valley Ultra - Finish Line
  • Elk Valley Ultra
  • Elk Valley Ultra - Women's Solo Podium
  • Saturday • July 27, 2024
  • 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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A high-vert, challenging trail run race featuring a solo 15km, or the full solo 50km race option.

The full route begins at Maiden Lake and encompasses some of Fernie’s best and most beautiful trails for 50km of #ferniestoke. 


Online registration opens for 2024 on January 1st at 10am!
Pre-registration requirement - complete your RCR waiver ONLINE IN ADVANCE!

  • 15km Entry Fee: $90
  • 50km Entry Fee: $175
  • All racers receive a sweet racer tee, burger + beer, finishers medal + free photo downloads, plus a donation per racer goes direct to the Fernie Trails Alliance.

Follow all upcoming race announcements on the race organizer website Stag Leap Running Co or social media:


Be prepared for a wide variety of terrain, including lung-busting steep and rewarding high alpine climbs, back-country routes, old-growth forest, flowy provincial park trails and rewarding views throughout the valley on 95% singletrack ending at Fernie Alpine Resort. With ~2,800m of climbing, it’s set to be an amazing run. No roads, no out-and-backs. A route as challenging as it is beautiful, steep as it is rewarding.

Those going the full distance will take on the iconic Leg 1 up and over Mt. Fernie, onto Rocky Road, down to Island Lake Lodge Catskiing, before cruising through the Old Growth. Leg 2 follows the old Rail Trail, heading up punchy Verboten, before a fast descent onto the rolling, loamy Provincial Park trails, over to Fernie Alpine Resort.

Leg 3, (the 15km route), is a tour of the ski hill, climbing all the way up through Cedar Bowl to the base of the dramatic Headwall, before traversing all the way across into Timber Bowl for a steep descent to the Finish Line.

Whatever distance you choose, there are guaranteed views, epic climbs, amazing single track and fun descents, making the Elk Valley Ultra a classic, challenging race experience in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

    • LEG 1: 20.5km / 1,474m ascent. Start: Maiden Lake Finish: Old Growth Trailhead. Difficulty Rating ***
    • LEG 2: 15.5km / 540m ascent. Start: Old Growth Trailhead. Finish: Fernie Alpine Resort. Difficulty Rating *
    • LEG 3/15KM ROUTE: 15km / 840m ascent. Start & Finish: Fernie Alpine Resort. Difficulty Rating **


Friday July 26, 4-7 PM: Compulsory Registration
Saturday 27, 6 AM: 50km Start, Maiden Lake
Saturday 27, 8 AM: 15km Start, Fernie Alpine Resort
Course closes 7 PM, 13hr cutoff


Racer discounts at Snow Valley Lodging (15% off best available rate - use code RUNFERNIE) and Park Place Lodge (Discounts off best available rate - use code EVU24).

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