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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
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  • Saturday • July 27, 2024
  • 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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This event is cancelled for 2024.

Abi Moore, co-founder of Stag Leap Running, tragically passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. The team have made the difficult decision to cancel the event for this year. Please see the official announcement on social medial for more details. 

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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