RACE DATE: September 19, 2020

COVID NOTICE: 

 Our policy under NORMAL circumstances is that we do not give refunds or deferrals, except for good reason such as injury or family crisis, at the race director’s sole discretion.  However, given the ABNORMAL COVID circumstances we are currently encountering, our policy regarding refunds and deferrals for Rivers Edge Ultra (REU”) and Hill of a Race (“HOAR”) events are amended as follows:

  • REU (Ultra-Race September 19, 2020)
    • Should we have to cancel the event 30 days or more prior to race day we offer you 3 choices:
      • full refund less the Race Roster administration fees,
      • deferral to any of the race distances in our September 18,2021 REU event, or
      • deferral to any of the race distances in our next HOAR event (October 3, 2020/January (Day TBD), 2021/April (Day TBD), 2021)
    • Should we have to cancel the event less than 30 days prior to race day we offer you 3 choices:
      • refund 80% of your entry fee less the Race Roster administration fees,
      • deferral to any of the race distances in our September 18, 2021 REU event, or
      • deferral to any of the race distances in our next HOAR event (October 3, 2020/January (Day TBD), 2021/April (Day TBD), 2021)
  • HOAR (3 Events on October 3, 2020/January (Day TBD), 2021/April (Day TBD), 2021)
    • Should we have to cancel any of these events 30 days or more prior to race day we offer you 3 choices:
      • full refund less the Race Roster administration fees,
      • deferral to any of the race distances in our next HOAR event, or
      • deferral to any of the race distances in our September, 18, 2021 REU event
    • Should we have to cancel the event less than 30 days prior to race day we offer you 3 choices:
      • refund 80% of your entry fee less the Race Roster administration fees,
      • deferral to any of the race distances in our next HOAR event, or
      • deferral to any of the race distances in our September, 18, 2021 REU event

NEW FOR 2020 and beyond:

  • You can ONLY register for REU events online (no in person registrations)
  • More amazing single track
  • One more hour to complete all races

“HILL OF A RACE” 

  • We are happy to inform you of a new race series under the REU banner called “Hill of a Race” on the ski slopes of Rabbit Hill Snow Resort.  Three “Hill of a Race” events will be scheduled throughout the year so please keep these times in mind: 
    • Fallfest 
      • October 3, 2020
      • Click here to register
    • Winterfest 
      • January/2021 (actual date in January TBD)
    • Springfest
      • April/2021 (actual date in April TBD) 

Come join us for an incredible day of running, scrambling, jumping, crawling, laughing and plain old socializing at our hand carved incredible single track trails in the amazing North Saskatchewan River Valley in Parkland County, just minutes west of the City of Edmonton and the Town of Devon. Amazing river valley vistas, beaver dams, river crossings, steep inclines and declines, all kinds of critters and natural beauty unobstructed by buildings. And a year-end party!

We have structured our “Running Series” in a progressive manner so if you are new to the ultra scene you can start off with the 12km distance or join a relay team to get a taste of what you can expect when participating in a full blown ultra.  You can also enter the 21km, 50km, 80km or 100km solo distances.  And, don’t forget your kids as we have a 3km and 5km fun run for them too! We’d love to have your family and friends join us for the entire day which includes music, bonfires and delicious food and beverages so bring your lawn chairs and come on down!

Each of the 5 race distances (12km, 21km, 50km, 80km and 100km) involve individual legs ranging from 9 km to 20 km that all loop back to the Start/Finish area.  You can challenge any of these distances solo or put together a relay team and do the 80km event. There is some serious elevation gain and loss so ensure hill repeats are part of your training as we want you to stay around for the post-race celebrations!

We highly recommend bringing extra socks and shoes along with a warm towel and maybe some hot chicken noodle soup!  Your feet and possibly the rest of you will get wet with the beavers setting up their lodges at the most inconvenient places!

We had the honour of hosting the ACU Canadian 50 Mile Trail Championships on our wonderful single track course.   Come join us you won’t be disappointed!!!!

To top it off, all net proceeds will go to the Olive Tree Projects. Check out their link: Olive Tree Projects.