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Cedar Ultra 2019

Friday June 7th — Saturday June 8th

The Cedar Ultra is a 3/6/12/24 hour solo ultramarathon in beautiful Hemer Provincial Park, Cedar BC. You will compete against the clock to see how far you or your team can go. Whoever runs the farthest wins!

Race Format

The race takes place on a 3.3km loop on the trails in Hermer Park you will run as many laps as you can until the last half hour where you will move to a smaller out and back of 1km until the time ends then your distance will be noted. The one who goes the farthest wins.

In the relay format the team will stay at the Start/Finish area for each loop and switch off as they see fit. Some teams will do 1 lap a person others will do 2 or 3 depending on their runners and race strategy. It is completely up to the team. In the last hour they will switch to the short course until the time is up. Whichever team goes the farthest wins.

We change directions each year to keep it interesting. Even years are clockwise — along the lake at the start of the loop — odd years are counterclockwise — lake at the end of the loop.

Start Times

  • 24hr & 12hr night — 7pm on Friday 07 June
  • 12hr — 7am on Saturday 08 June
  • 3hr & 6hr — 9am on Saturday 08 June
  • Anytime 10km — Start anytime between 7pm on Friday and 6:00pm on Saturday

NOTE: The 24hr, 12hr and 10km night racers must have a headlamp/flashlight.

There will be a short pre-race briefing 10 minutes before each race where you will be updated on course conditions, and a quick rundown of the race rules.

Location

The start/finish for the Cedar Ultra will be near the main entrance to the park.

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The Trails

The park has a good network of trails but don’t worry our course will be well marked. The long course is 3.3km and the short course 1km. The course is a mix of grass, gravel, roots and dirt with the occasional mucky section thrown in for good measure.

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Here is a trail map of the park for reference.

Registration

The Cedar Ultra is limited to 50 runners so be sure to secure your place early!

Solos – Register Here
Relays – Please contact me directly about pricing and to register:

Solo Runners
Race Until December 31st Until February 15th Until April 15th Until June 1st
24hr $125.00 $145.00 $165.00 $185.00
12hr $90.00 $105.00 $120.00 $135.00
6hr $70.00 $80.00 $90.00 $100.00
3hr $55.00 $65.00 $75.00 $85.00

Included in your registration is a race t-shirt or hat or what ever cool thing I can dream up, an awesome Cedar Ultra finishers medal, and of course there will be food, coffee, and more for everyone.

T-shirts are not guaranteed after May 10th.

In person registration will be available at kit pick up on race day.

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Kit Pick Up

Race kit pick up will be for one hour before each race starts. We encourage you to register online there will be in-person registration available at the kit pick up where you will be able to pay via cash or cheque.

Aid Stations

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. A meal plan will be posted in May.

Awards

There will be a small awards ceremony after each event and lots of food at the end of the races.

Course Records

Counterclockwise

Race Name Distance Year
24hr Male Jerry Hughes 208.0 km 2017
24hr Female Alison Howard 134.4 km 2017
12hr Male Bob Wall 100.7 km 2015
12hr Female Sheila Dawe 75.0 km 2015
6hr Male Yann Bernaquez 66.0 km 2017
6hr Female
3hr Male Ross Palfery 21.8 km 2015
3hr Female Sherri Wade 29.9 km 2015
Anytime 10km Male Jonathan Behnke 36m 43s 2017
Anytime 10km Female Stacey Kilinnikona 55m 18s 2017

Clockwise

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Race Name Distance Year
24hr Male Jerry Hughes 188.1 km 2018
24hr Female Yana Hempler 130.7 km 2018
12hr Male
12hr Female Chanace Vanderheide & Brianna Lawrance 79.1 km 2018
6hr Male Graham Forsyth 69.0 km 2018
6hr Female Jessica McKierahan 54.8 km 2018
3hr Male Sean Sherstone 28.0 km 2018
3hr Female Aislinn Deenihan 34.1 2018
Anytime 10km Male Shelby Drope 35m 55s 2018
Anytime 10km Female Stephanie Barry-Benedik 55m 47s 2018

The Cedar Ultra 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.
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Future Dates

For those of you who like to plan well ahead, here are the future dates for the race.

June 5-6 2020
June 4-5 2021
June 3-4 2022
June 2-3 2023
June 7-8 2024

 

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