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Fat Dog 120 Trail Race

Friday August 9th, 2019
Manning Park, Canada
Distance: (120) Mile, 70 Mile, 50 Mile, 40 Mile, Relay

Most scenic ultra race in Canada. Join us for a challenging point to point race that straddles 3 stunning provincial parks in British Columbia, Canada in the Cascade Mountains. Just short of Everest for elevation gain; Fat Dog 120 mile is 8682 meters, Everest is 8848 meters.

Stunning alpine views, meadows of wildflowers, good mix of technical and non-technical trails, very little forest service road, point to point, challenging profile, sumptuous aid stations, enthusiastic volunteers, and a lake at the end for soaking. SERIOUSLY SCENIC.

Difficulty

Challenging race due to climbs. Technical and non-technical mix. One river crossing for 120 mile and relay (has current, ropes provided). 120 mile race has elevation gain of 8682 meters, just short of Everest at 8848 meters. 120 mile racers have said that the only harder race is Hardrock.

Special Recognition (we love this!)

Fat Dog 120 mile is considered one of the top 9 toughest ultras by Outside Online. The 120 mile event is not for beginners.

RAD Season listed Fat Dog 120 first in its list for North America´s Top 6 Stunning Ultra Trails Runs.

Canadian Trail Running Magazine lists Fat Dog in Canada´s must run list.


RunUltra lists Fat Dog 120 as a finalist in their North American race awards.


Trail Runner Magazine lists Fat Dog as a third alternative of 10 choicesfor ultra racers who do not get into Hardrock or Western States.

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Fat Dog 120 Trail Race

120 miler

The 120 mile event is considered one of the top 9 toughest ultras in the world by Outside Online. Difficult point to point trail race with elevation gain(8672.7 metres)just less than Everest (8848 metres). Crosses three stunning provincial parks and one recreational area in British Columbia, BC: Cathedral Provincial Park,Cascades recreational area, E.C. Manning Provincial Park and Skagit Valley Provincial Park. Scenic, technical and non-technical trails, one river crossing, and sumptuous aid stations. Well rewarded for climbs with top of the ridge vistas. Bring a camera. Demanding final leg to finish. All racers must be prepared for a challenging route. Starts near Keremeos, finishes at beautiful Lightning Lake.

70 miler

Challenging point to point trail race across two stunning provincial parks in British Columbia, BC: E.C. Manning Provincial Park and Skagit Valley Provincial Park. Scenic, technical and non-technical trails and sumptuous aid stations. Well rewarded for climbs with top of the ridge vistas. Demanding last leg to finish. All racers must be prepared for a demanding route. Starts and finishes in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Finish at beautiful Lightning Lake.

Relay

The relay follows the same route as the 120 mile race but has one additional out and back. Point to point trail race across three stunning provincial parks and one recreational area in British Columbia, BC: Cathedral Provincial Park, Cascades recreational area, E.C. Manning Provincial Park and Skagit Valley Provincial Park. Scenic, technical and non-technical trails, one river crossing, and sumptuous aid stations. Well rewarded for climbs with top of the ridge vistas. Demanding finish. All racers must be prepared for a challenging route. Teams provide their own transportation to exchange points. Starts near Keremeos, finishes at beautiful Lightning Lake.
Legs vary from7 to38 km. Minimum2 racers, maximum9 racers. Team members can combine legs if desired, for example, one person can do relay legs 5 and 6.

50 miler

Challenging point to point trail race across two stunning provincial parks in British Columbia, BC: E.C. Manning Provincial Park and Skagit Valley Provincial Park. Scenic, technical and non-technical trails and sumptuous aid stations. Well rewarded for climbs with top of the ridge vistas. Demanding last leg to the finish. All racers must be prepared for a challenging route. Starts and finishes in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Finish at beautiful Lightning Lake.

40 miler

Point to point trail race across two stunning provincial parks in British Columbia, BC: Skagit Valley Provincial Park and E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Scenic, technical and non-technical trails and sumptuous aid stations. Well rewarded for climbs with top of the ridge vistas. Demanding last leg to the finish. All racers must be prepared for a challenging route. Starts in Skagit Valley Provincial Park and finishes in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Finish at beautiful Lightning Lake.

About the course

120 Mile and Relay

120 mile and relay do all the legs shown above.

70 Mile Route

Start atBlackwall Peak to Bonnevier junction. Then do Legs 4 to 6 above.
Gain = 4055 m. Loss= 4800 m.

50 Mile Route

Start at Cayuse Flatsand go to Cascade. Then do Legs 5 and 6 above.

Gain = 3271 m. Loss = 2810 m.

40 Mile Route

Start at Sumallo Grove, go through Skagit and then do Skyline. 40 mile route.

Gain = 2792 m. Loss = 2152 m.

Relay Legs

Descriptions: relay Leg 1 Cathedral, relay Leg 2 Ashnola, relay Leg 3 Trapper, relay LEg 4 Bonnevier, relay Leg 5 Heather, relay Leg 6 Cayuse Flats, relay Leg 7 Cascade, relay Leg 8 Shawatum, and relay Leg 9 Skyline.

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