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  • Saturday • September 21, 2024
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An endurance race with a twist - strategy, fuel management, and teamwork will all matter here.

The Lone Wolf is a trail running challenge in Fernie, BC.

The popular Lone Wolf Backyard Ultra returns for 2024. With a few changes. Situated at the beautiful Elk Valley Nordic Centre, offering a great place to start, finish and (for all but one), DNF. A simple aid station, plus washrooms are available. With plenty of space to set up a tent and hunker down for a great day(s) in the Den.

A simple, fun, looped race. But with 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.

This Backyard Ultra (aka Last Racer Standing), takes place on a beautiful, single track 6.64km washing-machine style loop, with 198m of vert/descent. Yes, this is harder than pretty much all other Backyard Ultras, so pacing and tactics will play a huge part as the day goes on and the trail catches up with you.

Unlike other Last Racer Standing formats, The Lone Wolf is broken into Solo (Lone Wolf) or Teams (Coyotes). The team options makes it a super fun, all-inclusive race, giving grassroots runners and kids the opportunity to toe the line (as many times as they can).

Lap times, gender and age don’t come into play, just the greatest number of laps win. With only one outright winner (The Lone Wolf), there’s no second place, just a big ol’ DNF for most of you.

So, think you can outrun the pack and become The Lone Wolf?

Event Registration

Online Registration opens January 1st, 10am MDT. Spaces in each division category are limited. 

ADULT: $85
YOUTH: $35

Solo & Team Categories. 
One outright winner only!
2024 swag will include a DNF cap and FBC beer/non-alc beverage. Plus free racer photo downloads.

Race Route

  • 6.65km / 198m ascent/descent / Washing machine loops / 75% single track, 25% double track
  • Start & finish at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre
  • Provisional Race Route on STRAVA

Race Information

  • 'Last Man Standing' format, easy enough to complete within the cutoff time for most, however pacing and tactics will come into play as the day goes on.
  • Racers will have 1 hour to complete the loop and be ready to start the next loop on the hour. If you miss the cutoff, you’re out and you remain in the den.
  • Start/Finish DEN location: Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 500 Mt Fernie Park Road.
  • Well-stocked aid station.
  • Easy logistics for one drop bag at the base.
  • Full details and updates ONLINE
  • Expect the rules to change after midnight - you have been warned!

Race Catagories

  • Lone Wolf (solo)
  • Coyotes (2-person team)

Race Day Schedule


4 - 7 PM: Registration at Park Place Lodge


7 AM: Den Opens, Elk Valley Nordic Centre

9 AM: LAP #1 Begins...


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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  • Fernie Nordic Centre, Mt Fernie Park Road