10KM, 20KM & 60KM
September 25 & 26, 2021
Lewiston Ultra Events Presents
The Shuswap Ultra
Registration opens January 12, 2021 at 9AM MST/8AM PST
The Shuswap Ultra is a 10KM, 20KM & 60KM solo mountain trail event connecting the communities of Salmon Arm and Sicamous in the gorgeous Shuswap, British Columbia.
2021 Virtual Format - Interior Health has rescinded many event approved COVID-19 protocols & has changed the parameters in which we are able to host an outdoor event. Shuswap Ultra was one of these events. With less than 30 days to race day, we no longer have an approved COVID-19 protocol and we do not fit the guidelines to re-apply/host. The 2021 Shuswap Ultra is moving to a virtual format.
Racers have received an email with all the details.
New for 2021 - We are unfortunately no longer able to host relay teams due to logistics and COVID-19 restrictions/guidelines. Deep breath, we got y'all & are excited to announce we are moving to a two day trail running event that hosts 60KM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 and 10KM & 20KM on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Yay for a full weekend of trails and run!
The 60KM distance starts at Klahani Park in Salmon Arm and brings racers into the inviting South Canoe trail system where they will journey into the Larch Hills Traverse to experience a variety of ecosystems, each offering their own unique character. Throughout the day, runners are rewarded with forests, fens, fresh single track trails and remarkable viewpoints overlooking Shuswap & Mara Lake(s). The final descent brings runners down fast, flowing switchbacks and into unique private trails on Splatsin First Nation land. The finish line is a short jaunt on Old Spallumcheen road and into the impressive lake front Hyde Mountain Golf Resort. The 60KM distance is a point to point event; racers will have the option to 'add on' shuttle for travel back to Klahani Park or have the option to secure their own means of transportation.
The 20KM & 10KM distances showcase the gorgeous and established cross county ski area & will start and finish at Larch Hills Nordic Chalet. Runners will weave through pristine single track & a variety of forest, including jaw dropping older growth cedar and hemlock. 20KM runners will continue on to the infamous, super cute & intimate Cec's Cabin while the 10KM participants will begin the subtle decent to the finish line and back to the gorgeous Chalet.
Lewiston Ultra Events are inspired by Lewiston James Olstad and community. Lewiston reminded us to squeeze a little harder, love a little longer and savour the moments we tend to wish away. Lewiston was small and mighty and encouraged community to rise up, persevere and run towards the roar.
Visit About - Love for Lewiston to learn more about Lewiston Olstad’s journey & Love for Lewiston.
SHUSWAP ULTRA 60KM IS CAPPED AT 250 PARTICIPANTS.
SHUSWAP ULTRA 10KM & 20KM IS CAPPED AT 250 PARTICIPANTS.
2021 registration includes Rabbit EZ TEE SS, Lewiston Ultra Events pint glass, Born Colorado Brewing/Lewiston Ultra Events craft beer, finishers medal by local artist, Riders Rustic Woodworking. Full list of what's included in the 2021 racer kit is in Registration.
Top female & male 10KM, 20KM & 60KM finishers will be awarded custom paintings by Kelowna artist, Nathan Karsgaard of Folk & Wild.
*We are doing everything humanly possible to ensure we have an event for 2021 and will be following current COVID-19 Provincial Guidelines & Restrictions (COVID-19 PROTOCOL BELOW). If the event is forced to cancel due to COVID-19, we will move to a virtual platform, race kits will be available for pick up and finish line raffle prizing will be drawn at random. Refunds will not be offered as we are committed to contracts, apparel, permits, etc. Discounted registration would be offered in 2022 to all 2021 registered participants.