Beaver Flat 50k
Who said Saskatchewan was flat? Are you ready to climb? We have 2300 meters/7500 feet of vertical gain on 50 kilometers of very narrow animal trail. It's the Dam Hard 20k, plus an additional 30k. And the last 30k makes the Dam Hard 20k look like a walk in the park. It's wet shoes, ankle strain, sandy hands, scratched shins. It's hill repeats in the worst kind of way. There's cacti, juniper bushes, rock, sand, snakes and water. Welcome to the big dance.
Maps and Course Details
Aid Stations and Cutoff Times
Gun goes at 8:00am
Two Chairs - Aid station 1 - 11km, no cut-off time. Enjoy the views of the wide open prairie fields. Also enjoy how you're probably not even tired yet!
Windsor Knot - Aid station 2 - 16km, 11:30am cut-off time. This aid station is at the bottom of the interpretative trails at the fork.
Wheatman - Aid station 3 - 23km, 1:00pm cut-off time. Make sure you catch your breath at this one because a few ugly climbs are right around the corner.
Goodwin House - Aid station 4 - 33km, drop bag, 3:30pm cut-off time. This is where you can pick up your drop bag. Your feet will get wet a few kilometers before this aid station, so you might want to think about stashing a pair of dry shoes and socks in your drop bag. This aid station is located in the Goodwin House parking lot. This is also the last logical place to drop from the race.
Knock Knock Joke - Aid station 5 - 43km, 5:30pm cut-off time. Sooooo close... but sooooo far away.
Finish: 6:30pm. You have a total of 10.5 hours to finish and receive your finishers badge.
Mike Sidic : 4:37:21 (Vancouver, BC) 2018
Brittany Steele : 6:10:20 (Fort Macleod, AB) 2018