Lewiston Ultra Events Presents
The Shuswap Ultra
Hosted over summer solstice, the Shuswap Ultra is a 120KM, 60KM & Relay trail event that connects the communities of Salmon Arm and Sicamous in the gorgeous Shuswap, British Columbia.
For 2023, Shuswap Ultra is an official Saucony Project Peak global event! We are beyond excited to join Saucony in Project Peak, a new global trail running series. The top men's and women's 60KM & 120KM amateur finishers at Shuswap Ultra will receive guaranteed entry & travel to El Cruce, Argentina for an epic 3-day 100K race that traverses the iconic Andes mountains.
The trails that make up the Shuswap Ultra route(s) are within the Traditional Territory of the Southern Secwepemc First Nation.
It is a privilege to experience the preservation & beauty of these lands.
The 120KM (out & back) 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. On one of the longest days of the year, runners will be rewarded with forests, fens, fresh single track trails, remarkable Shuswap & Mara lake viewpoints, gentle switchbacks and undisturbed private trails on Splatsin First Nation land. The turnaround point/mid way is a short jaunt up Old Spallumcheen road to the impressive Mara Hills Golf Resort. From the mid point, runners will head back up the flowy Sicamous switchbacks to experience the traverse from the opposite direction and join the finish line festivities at Klahani Park.
*120KM racers are recommended to park at Klahani Park (start/finish).
The 60KM (point to point) distance starts at the gorgeous Mara Hills Golf Resort and leads racers down Old Spallumcheen road and into the stunning private trails on Splatsin First Nation land. The gentle Sicamous switchbacks guide racers up the remote traverse to experience a variety of ecosystems, each with distinct display. Throughout the day, racers will be rewarded with vast forests, old growth cedar, single track and impressive Shuswap & Mara lake viewpoints before dropping into the speedy South Canoe trail system and the finish line party at Klahani Park.
*60KM racers are recommended to park at Klahani Park (finish line) and shuttle (included in race fee) between 5:30-6am. The shuttle will take 60KM racers to the start line at Mara Hill Golf Resort. If 60KM racers choose to park at Mara Hills Golf Resort (start line) please note, parking space will be limited, vehicles cannot be left overnight and you will not have a shuttle ride from Klahani Park (finish line) to retrieve your vehicle.
The 2 PERSON RELAY (30KM/30KM) (point to point) experiences the remote Larch Hills Traverse, as a team. Relay starts with the 60KM racers at Mara Hills Golf Resort and will transition mid way at Cec's Cabin (you'll hear the music long before you get there!). Each racer will complete 30KM and revel in a variety of forest, older growth cedar, hemlock, flowy switchbacks and flowy downhill before the final decent to the festivities at Klahani Park (finish line).
*RELAY 1 racer is welcome to park at Klahani Park (finish line) and shuttle (included in race fee) between 5:30am-6am OR have RELAY 2 racer provide transportation to Mara Hills Golf Resort (start line) to send/cheer you on your way! Please note, shuttle is not provided TO/FROM Cec's Cabin (transition point); relay teams are responsible for their own transportation TO/FROM Cec's Cabin (transition point). Relay teams will be given one (1) Cec's Cabin parking pass at package pick up; each Relay team is permitted one (1) vehicle at Cec's Cabin. It is up to each Relay team to time their arrival at Cec's Cabin (transition point) and be there in time for RELAY 1 racer to finish & RELAY 2 racer to start.
The Shuswap Ultra, hosted by Lewiston Ultra Events is inspired by community. The Shuswap Ultra is inclusive and supports all levels of runner; those new to trail running, those looking to complete their first ultra and the seasoned runner that is training to crush a fast course .
Shuswap Ultra 120KM is capped at 300 participants (120KM & 60KM) & 25 teams (2 PERSON RELAY)
NOTE: Shuswap Ultra will be hosted with general safety/COVID-19 protocols; at this time there are no restrictions for outdoor sporting events, in kind to Shuswap Ultra.