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14 Sep 19
Prairie Sky Running Presents Beaver Flats 50K Marathon

Click here to see the official event webpage!

 

Race Day Schedule

6:30AM - Registration opens for all runners. This is mandatory. There is no kit pickup the night before the race this year. All runners must register and pick up their bibs and kits the morning of the race. 50K and 20K runners must register no later than 7:30AM.

7:30AM - All 50K and 20K runners must register by 7:30AM

7:50AM - 50K debriefing at start/finish line

8:00AM - Start of Beaver Flat 50K Ultra Marathon

8:00AM - All 10K and 5K runners must register by 8:00AM

8:10AM - 20K debriefing at start/finish line

8:15AM - Start of Dam Hard 20K

8:25AM - 10K debriefing at start/finish line

8:30AM - Start of 10K Trail Blitz

8:40AM - 5K debriefing at start/finish line

8:45AM - Start of Fletcher 5K

9:00AM - food and beverages available

12:00PM - Start of Kids Fun Run

6:30PM - Cut-off time for 50K runners

 

 

 

 

10 Simple Rules

  1. Dangerous weather can move in at a moments notice. This could result in the suspension of the race for an undetermined period of time and may result in shortening of the race. It may also result in the start of the race being postponed.

  2. If you're a 50km runner, aid station attendees will conduct coherency checks. If an attendee is concerned for your safety, they will have a medic conduct an assessment. If you are judged to be unfit to continue, you will be removed from the race. This decision is final.

  3. Be courteous to volunteers

  4. Check-in and check-out at each aid station

  5. Respect the course (carry your gel wrappers off the course) and place all trash in the cans at aid stations.

  6. Pacers and dogs: Not allowed

  7. Strollers: Not allowed

  8. Trekking poles: Allowed

  9. Headphones: Highly discouraged

  10. Have fun!

 

BEAVER FLAT 50 ACCOMMODATIONS

Looking for a place to put up your legs before and after the race?  Check out our friends at Days Inn Swift Current. They are providing a discounted room rate and free rooms for volunteers, yes, FREE ROOMS FOR VOLUNTEERS. Let us know if you are volunteering and need a place to stay, because Days Inn has you covered.

Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park will have a campground open on race weekend. The campground has approximately 100 self-register first-come-first-serve electric sites and a shower and bathroom facility that campers and all runners are welcome to use. The campground is located in the park approximately a 5 minute drive from the start/finish line.

There are a couple Bed and Breakfasts in the area, including Rabbit Hill B&B and Teahousewhich is only about 30 kilometers from Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. There are three different options for accommodations here. Give Eugene and Caroline a call to find out more information or book a room.

 

Course Records

Mike Sidic : 4:37:21 (Vancouver, BC) 2018

Brittany Steele : 6:10:20 (Fort Macleod, AB) 2018

"Beaver Flat 50 is a hilly hard-as-hell trail run at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, SK with over 2300 meters of vertical gain across 50 kilometers. That's almost 8000 feet of total climb. The prairies are flat. This course is #anythingbutflat. Beaver Flat 50 is a tough get-your-feet-wet, wreck-your-shins, and roll-your-ankle kind of run. You're going to love it, hate it, and love it some more. Guaranteed."

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