Aid Stations and Cut Off Times
All runners will have access to fully-stocked aid stations to help keep you on your feet. There are five aid stations, four of which have cut off times. If you do not make it to the aid station before the cut off time, you will be removed from the course. These cut off times will help ensure that we are able to get everyone off the course before it gets dark, including volunteers. The following aid station cut off times will be strictly enforced for the Beaver Flat 50km.
Aid Stations and cutoff times
Our Aid Station distances were a little off last year. These ones should be close for this year's race:
Gun goes at 8:00am
Aid station 1 - 11.5km, no cut-off time. Enjoy the views of the wide open prairie fields. Also enjoy how you're probably not even tired yet!
Aid station 2 - 16.35km, 11:30am cut-off time. This aid station is at the bottom of the interpretative trails at the fork.
Aid station 3 - 23.3km, 1:00pm cut-off time. Make sure you catch your breath at this one because a few ugly climbs are right around the corner.
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 kilometres 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.
Aid station 5 - 43.5km, 5:30pm cut-off time. Sooooo close to the finish line...yet so far away.
Finish: 6:30pm. You have a total of 10.5 hours to finish and receive your finishers badge.
Drop Bags, Race kit pickup and Registration
If you are participating in the Beaver Flat 50km , you will be able to leave one drop bag when you sign in the morning of the race. You can put whatever you want in the drop bag, but remember that we will be lugging it around, so don't get too carried away. Something to help you refuel, dry socks and shoes, a picture of your loved ones, whatever it takes to keep you moving. You will have access to your drop bag at Aid Station 4 (Goodwin house, 33km). Make sure you mark your bag clearly with you bib number so that it is easy for us locate it for you. Stay tuned for more information regarding race kit pickup and registation.