Lemming Loop – Sept 29-30, 2017
Friday September 29th will be the start of the eighth 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 and 12 hour races will start Saturday morning.
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.
For 2017 we will be back at Beaudry Provincial Park. To get to the park, travel west on Roblin Boulevard, past the Perimeter Highway and through the town of Headingley. The race day HQ is just off the main parking lot.
The four events all have different start times as follows:
- 24 Hour – 5pm on Friday 29 September
- 12 Hour – 6am on Saturday 30 September
- 6 Hour – 9am on Saturday 30 September
- 3 Hour – 11am on Saturday 30 September
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 trail is 95% double track with a few short sections of single track. One loop is 5.72 km (the exact distance may be adjusted on race day 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).
In addition to the typical aid station fare you would find at an ultra (think carby smorg in the forest!) we will have hot food on site to fill you up when your race is over.
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!
Relay teams can change runners at any time during the run, but only at the main aid station. For example, exchanges can be made after each lap, two laps by the first runner, one by the second, or after two hours… The only criteria is that each team can only have one runner on course at a time.