Course Distances

RACES:

Below are descriptions of our 6 different races.  We have also included maps of the loops that comprise each of these races so you can take a look at what you will be facing.   A map for each loop can be found under the menu item called “Courses.”

Except for the 12km Half Yak race, all distances will run all or part of the 4 loops.  The four loops have been given the following names:

Loop 1- Summit Loop (9km)

Loop 2-Homestead Loop (19km)

Loop 3- Westridge Loop (20km)

Loop 4-Island Loop (12km)

For those of you who care:  Total elevation gain/loss for the Magilla is just over 3.3 million millimeters or, 11,000ft!!)

1. The Magilla (100km solo):

  • You must run in consecutive order the Summit Loop twice, the Homestead Loop twice, the Westridge Loop once and the Island Loop twice.
  • Cut off to begin this final leg of the Island Loop will be 6:30 PM.
  • Its called the Magilla for a reason! Its big and difficult! It will be a true test of your ultra running ability given the serious elevation gain and loss, the water and river crossings, demanding technical trails and finishing time constraint. Do not underestimate this one!!
  • 5am START TIME!
  • Race duration 15.5hrs

2. The Wallace (80km solo):

  • You must run in consecutive order the Summit Loop once, the Homestead Loop twice, the Westridge Loop once followed by the Island Loop once.
  • Cut off to begin the Island Loop will be 6:30 PM.
  • Also having a serious amount of elevation gain and loss, this course will test your abilities however you will have more time to complete this “animal.” This is an excellent precursor to your next step being the “Magilla” in our running series. But don’t underestimate it either as it too will take you over and through water courses, river crossings and technical trails that will make you glad to take a shower when done!
  • 5am START TIME!
  • Race duration 15.5hrs

3. The Muskeg (50km solo):

  • You must run in consecutive order the Summit Loop once, the Homestead Loop once during which you will be directed to go 5km out and 5km back on part of the Westridge Loop and the Island Loop once. Course marshals will be present to ensure you do not get lost. There will be an aid station close to the turnaround point.
  • Cut off to begin the Island Loop will be 6:30 PM.
  • It may be only 50km but you will see most of all the trails of REU on your run.  Not only will you get a taste of the varied types of terrain it will challenge your “wet feet” running ability given the beaver dam crossings and river crossings you will encounter. Bring extra socks and shoes!
  • 10am START TIME!
  • Race duration 10.5hrs

4. The Half Yak (12km solo):

  • You must run the Island Loop once.
  • For aspiring ultra runners we are offering this distance so you can get a taste of our “Running Series.” Its an opportunity to “dip your toes in the water” that will leave you with plenty of energy to stay for our post race festivities!
  • 1pm START TIME!
  • Race duration 7.5hrs

5. The Muskrat (kids course 3 km ish):

  • This will be a fun loop involving some single track, some climbs, some descents all to the cheers of the adults. Fun run for kids 15 years of age and under!
  • -3pm START TIME!
  • Race duration is as fast as your legs will take you 🙂

6. The Twisted Rabbit (80km relay):

  • You must run in consecutive order the Summit Loop twice, the Homestead Loop twice followed by the Island Loop twice.
  • Cut off to begin the final leg of the Island Loop will be 6:30 PM.
  • This relay race will give team members the opportunity to see a majority of the course.   Whether you have 2 or 6 team members this will be a super fun ride for all whether you have to get wet or not!
  • 7:30am START TIME!
  • Race duration 13 hrs