Black Spur Ultra

24 August 2024 - 25 August 2024
Kimberley Alpine Resort, canada
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mountains race
108 KM
2 days
500 Runners
Alternate Distances: 
54 KM
   
3 KM
Difficulty:    Advanced
ENTRY FEE:    235 cad

Black Spur Ultra (BSU) is wrought from the winding, technical single track that trail runners dream about. No pavement, big climbs through rugged terrain, immaculate trails, and stunning scenery. Hosted at Kimberley Alpine Resort, you can walk to the start line right from your hotel room. Kimberley is a secluded gem nestled between the Purcell and Rocky mountains. With an extensive network of single and double track trails accessible right from the edge of town, Kimberley is a natural choice for a mountain ultra. The community is genuinely friendly and welcoming, with a spirit that embraces outdoor adventure.

BSU has 108-km and 54-km distance options. You can solo either distance or run on a team. The 54-km is open to team of 2 to 3 people and the 108-km is open to teams of 2 to 6 people. The 54-km consists of 3 legs which all start and end at Kimberley Alpine Resort which makes it super easy for your support crew to assist you. The 108-km consists of two rounds of the 54-km loop.

As of 2023, we have a Kids’ Race that is ~3km in length. This is a great option to get the kids involved while they’re waiting to cheer on their family and friends. The kids get to experience the same start and finish as the adults and are able to hear the cheering crowds for the majority of their run.

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For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

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Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

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Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

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Increase of up to 1500 metres

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

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Increase of up to 1000 metres

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

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Very little change < 500 metres

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.