The Anytime 10km is a unique race where you can run a 10km race at anytime over the course of a 24 hour period. The race will take place in beautiful Hemer Provincial Park, Cedar BC. It is also happening at the same time as the Cedar Ultra so you don’t have to worry about being out alone on the race course.
For those who don’t know of the Cedar Ultra, it is a 3/6/12/24 hour ultramarathon where participants compete against the clock to see how far they can go. Whoever runs the farthest wins!
Important COVID Update
Good Day Racers
Here’s to the winter giving you lots of time for trail running and lots of time to be healthy!!!
I’ve had a lot of time for reflexion over the last few months, as I’m sure we all have. One of the things I’ve been thinking about is the 2021 Cedar Ultra and Anytime 10km Races.
I think the theme for this year’s race is “Flexibility”. We used to say in the Air Force “Flexibility is the key to air power” and I’m going to steal that and say “Flexibility is the key to ultra power”
Yeah…not as flow-y…but you get the idea.
So what do we need to be flexible about? Well… How we can make this race happen.
If nothing changes over the next few month…the restrictions stay the same… the bad news is that another race season will be out the window. So if no social gatherings are permitted…still.. we will be giving everyone the option for a full deferral to 2022 or a partial refund.
We aren’t going to make this decision until sometime in April…and even then…who knows (remember flexibility!)
If things go back to “normal” and Dr. Bonnie Henry says we can have groups of 50 again (oh…. I remember those days…sigh!) we will have 48 participants, 1 race director, and 1 completely awesome totally rad volunteer! That will mean no race crews or pacers, sorry.
But for those who know us and have raced with us before, you know we got you covered!
We will modify the start times, start/finish area, and aid station to keep you safe and legal. Don’t worry…remember flexibility!
Finally. Even if we CAN do this race together but YOU aren’t comfortable for ANY reason… We’re flexible. Defer to 2022 or get a partial refund, no questions asked.
Flexibility is the key. We miss you all, we want to see you all and catch up on what you have been up to these last couple of years. We will do whatever we can to make this race happen safely and legally.
As always if you have any questions please drop me a line.
Thanks and I hope to see you all in June.
Race Director – VI Endurance
Anytime 10km Race Format
The beauty of this race is that you can start anytime you want. We will record your time and post it online. At the end of the 24hrs we will see who has won.
And you know what. If you…
Don’t like your time.
Figure you can beat someone else who has run.
Want to run a second 10km race.
Please come back and run again for free!
Anytime between 7:00pm on Friday 04 June and 6:30pm on Saturday 05 June. But if you can run a trail 10km in less than an hour and a half you can start latter but you must be done by 7:00pm on the 5th.
NOTE: Sunset is 9:15pm and sunrise is 5:15am so if you are running between those times you will need a headlamp/flashlight.
There will be a short pre-race briefing before you start where you will be updated on course conditions, and a quick rundown of the race rules.
The start/finish for the Cedar Ultra will be near the main entrance to the park.
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There is a good network of trails in the park don’t worry our trails will be well marked. The course is 3.3km on the Cedar Ultra course which you will run 3 times, plus 100m.
Here is a map of the race route.
There is a mix of grass, gravel and dirt with the occasional mucky section thrown in for good measure. Here is a trail map of the park for reference.
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Included in your registration is an awesome finishers medal, the experience of an ultra aid station.
Registration will open soonWe encourage you to register online but there will be in-person registration available on race day where you will be able to pay via cash or cheque.
Kit Pick Up
Race kit pick up will be before your starts.
There will one aid station at the Start/Finish. We will have all the usual ultra food at the aid station and some awesome meals available to the runners and support crew. If you have any special requests please let me know and I will see what I can do.
There will be awards for the winners of each category. These will be mailed or dropped off to you in the week after the race.
The Anytime 10km wouldn’t happen without the financial support of Applecross Veterinary Hospital; a strong supporter of endurance events on central Vancouver Island. If you like to run with your dog be sure to check out the Applecross Vet Trail Dog Race Series.