Cedar Ultra 2021
Friday June 4th — Sunday June 6th
The Cedar Ultra is a 3/6/12/24/48* 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!
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. Odd years are clockwise — along the lake at the start of the loop. Even years are counterclockwise — lake at the end of the loop.
- 48hr – 8:00am Friday 04 June
- 24hr – 8:00am Friday 04 June or 8:00am Saturday 05 June
- 6hr Night – 6:00pm Friday June 04
- 12hr Day – 8:00am Saturday 05 June
- 12hr Night – 8:00pm Saturday 05 June
- 3hr & 6hr Day – 9:00am Saturday 05 June
- Anytime 10km — Start anytime between 8am on Friday and 7am on Sunday
NOTE: The 48hr, 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 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.
Race Route CW
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 — Registration Opening Soon
|Race||Until March 15th||Until June 3rd||Race Day|
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|24hr Male||Jerry Hughes||188.1 km||2018|
|24hr Female||Yana Hempler||130.7 km||2018|
|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.
For those of you who like to plan well ahead, here are the future dates for the race.
|June 4-5 2021|
|June 3-4 2022|
|June 2-3 2023|
|June 7-8 2024|