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Cedar Ultra 2022

Friday June 3rd — Saturday June 4th

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!

Important Update 2022

Good Day Racers

It comes with a very heavy heart that I must, for family reasons, cancel the Cedar Ultra and Anytime 10km.

I truly apologize for disrupting all of your race plans. I know a lot of you were really looking forward to it and I am sorry.

If there is anyone who wishes to take over the Cedar Ultra I would be more then willing to transfer all that I have to you.

Thank you all for your participation in the past years. You are all a fantastic group of people. Hope to see you on the trails one day.

Matthew Lamb
Race Director – VI Endurance

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.

Every good turn deserves another so to keep things interesting we change directions each year. 2022 will be clockwise, so the 12hr Male course record is up for grabs!

Start Times

  • 24hr – 7:00pm Friday 03 June
  • 12hr Night – 7:00pm Friday 03 June
  • 6hr Night – 7:00pm Friday June 03
  • 12hr Day – 7:00am Saturday 04 June
  • 3hr & 6hr Day – 9:00am Saturday 04 June
  • Anytime 10km — Start anytime between 7pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday

NOTE: The 24hr, 12hr, 6hr 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.


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 main 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.


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

Solos — Register Here

Solo Runners
Race Until March 15th Until June 3rd Race Day
24hr $200.00 $225.00 N/A
12hr $150.00 $175.00 N/A
6hr $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
3hr $70.00 $90.00 $110.00
Anytime 10km $50.00 $65.00 $80.00

Relays — Please email the race director for relay registration

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.


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

Course Records


Race Name Distance Year
24hr Male Jerry Hughes 208.0 km 2017
24hr Female Janet Rosenfeld 146.4 km 2019
12hr Male Philipp Krahe 100.9 km 2019
12hr Female Christine Almond 96.7 km 2019
6hr Male Charles Perrot-Minot 80.3 km 2019
6hr Female Jessica McKierahan 57.1 2019
3hr Male Andrew Bonnell 33.7 km 2019
3hr Female Laura Fluit 30.5 km 2019
Anytime 10km Male Jonathan Behnke 36m 43s 2017
Anytime 10km Female Brooke Pugh 49m 40s 2019


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 Lawrence 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 3-4 2022
June 2-3 2023
June 7-8 2024

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