The Race

Lemming Loop – Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2016

Friday September 30th will be the start of the seventh running of the Lemming Loop where you will compete against the clock to see how far you can go in the time limit. The 24 hour event starts Friday afternoon. The 3/6/12 hour races will start Saturday morning.

Race Format:

The Lemming Loop can be entered as either a solo runner or in relay teams of 2, 3 or 4 runners/walkers. If you are interested in participating in a relay event, but need to find a team, e-mail us and we’ll play matchmaker.


In 2016 we are planning on returning to Beaudry Park where it all began. This is entirely contingent on flood conditions that may or may not happen this spring/summer that have damaged the trail network in past years.

Race Times:

The four events all have different start times as follows:

  • 24 Hour – 5pm on Friday 30 September
  • 12 Hour – 6am on Saturday 1 October
  • 6 Hour – 9am on Saturday 1 October
  • 3 Hour – 11 am on Saturday 1 October

NOTE: The 12 hour racers will most likely want a headlamp/flashlight for the the first 60 – 90 minutes. Of course, the 24 hour will have about 12 hours of darkness starting at about 7:30pm.

The Loop:

The trail is 95% double track with a few short sections of single track. One loop is approximately 5.6 km (the exact distance will be established in the month prior to the race depending on grooming and overall conditions.

The trail will be well marked with reflective flags and directional arrows where appropriate.

Kit Pick Up:

Kit pick up and in person registration for the Lemming Loop will be held  at the race site Friday afternoon starting at 3:00pm. Registration and kit pick up for each event will close 30 minutes before the start of that event (ie. 5:30 am for the 12 hour, 8:30 for the 6 hour and 10:30 for the three hour).

Race Day:

In addition to the typical aid station fare you would find at an ultra (think carby smorg in the forest!) we will have a fresh hot pizza from Papa Murphy’s on Grant made fresh on site to fill you up when your race is over.

Aid Stations:

The main aid station will be at the start/finish area and will be well stocked with water, sports drink and a variety of more solid nutrition options typical of an ultramarathon event.  There will be a variety of hot foods available overnight for the 24 hour race as well; requests are welcome!