Race Day Schedule
6:30AM - Registration opens for all runners. This is mandatory. There is no kit pickup the night before the race this year. All runners must register and pick up their bibs and kits the morning of the race. 50K and 20K runners must register no later than 7:30AM.
7:30AM - All 50K and 20K runners must register by 7:30AM
7:50AM - 50K debriefing at start/finish line
8:00AM - Start of Beaver Flat 50K Ultra Marathon
8:00AM - All 10K and 5K runners must register by 8:00AM
8:10AM - 20K debriefing at start/finish line
8:15AM - Start of Dam Hard 20K
8:25AM - 10K debriefing at start/finish line
8:30AM - Start of 10K Trail Blitz
8:40AM - 5K debriefing at start/finish line
8:45AM - Start of Fletcher 5K
9:00AM - food and beverages available
12:00PM - Start of Kids Fun Run
6:30PM - Cut-off time for 50K runners
Two Chairs - Aid station 1 - 11km
Windsor Knot - Aid station 2 - 16km
Wheatman - Aid station 3 - 23km
Goodwin House - Aid station 4 - 33km, drop bag
Knock Knock Joke - Aid station 5 - 43km
50k runners pass all aid stations.
20k runners pass 1 and 2.
10k runners pass 2 twice.
5k runners pass no aid stations.
Each aid station will be stocked with water courtesy of Crystal Fresh Swift Current, sports drink and Coke. In addition to this, each aid station will have an assortment of food and goodies, such as gummy worms, 2-bite brownies, peanut M&Ms, chips, pretzels, pickles, bananas, watermelon, sunscreen and bug spray.
Cutoff times for the 50k will be strictly enforced They are:
Two chairs - no cutoff time
Windsor Knot - 11:30am
Wheatman - 1:00pm
Goodwin House - 3:30pm
Knock Knock Joke - 5:30pm
We are shutting things downs shortly after 6:30pm, giving you 10.5 hours to collect your badge.
50k runners follow the orange flags
20k runners follow the yellow flags
10k runners follow the white flags
5k runners follow the red flags
Follow your color and you'll be fine. It is important to follow the course markings as it will be easy to get off trail. The course will be marked with pin flags and signs with arrows.
10 Simple Rules
Dangerous weather can move in at a moments notice. This could result in the suspension of the race for an undetermined period of time and may result in shortening of the race. It may also result in the start of the race being postponed.
If you're a 50km runner, aid station attendees will conduct coherency checks. If an attendee is concerned for your safety, they will have a medic conduct an assessment. If you are judged to be unfit to continue, you will be removed from the race. This decision is final.
Be courteous to volunteers
Check-in and check-out at each aid station
Respect the course (carry your gel wrappers off the course) and place all trash in the cans at aid stations.
Pacers and dogs: Not allowed
Strollers: Not allowed
Trekking poles: Allowed
Headphones: Highly discouraged
There will be first aid on site at Race Headquarters. If you're experiencing difficulties on the course, we ask that you either:
1. Get yourself to the nearest aid station and have them call Race HQ for you; or
2. Notify a passing runner that you need aid and have them report it to the next station.
Massage and Physio
Don't forget that our friends from Stride Physio and Performance will be setup at race HQ for the day. Go say "hi." Get a massage. Have them look at your twisted ankle. Recovery = beer, physio and poutine... in any order.
Volunteers will be wearing special shirts. Use them. Thank them. Love them.
The park golf course clubhouse will be open. The Town of Kyle is 21km north of the Landing, Stewart Valley is 15km south and the Swift Current is 35km south. You should be able to find the essentials at these locations.
Smoke's Poutinerie, Saskatoon will be taking care of all your poutine needs from 9am to 6:30pm. Remember to use your meal ticket in your race kits to get a meal anytime between these hours.
Don't leave garbage on the course. Carry it to an aid station and dispose of it. These trails are pristine and we want to keep them that way.
Many sections of the course are quite technical and you’ll be bootin up and down hills that will make you wonder why the hell you signed up. Take it one step at a time and never take your footing for granted. The course is steep and exposed. Dress accordingly.
BEAVER FLAT 50 ACCOMMODATIONS
Looking for a place to put up your legs before and after the race? Check out our friends at Days Inn Swift Current. They are providing a discounted room rate and free rooms for volunteers, yes, FREE ROOMS FOR VOLUNTEERS. Let us know if you are volunteering and need a place to stay, because Days Inn has you covered.
Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park will have a campground open on race weekend. The campground has approximately 100 self-register first-come-first-serve electric sites and a shower and bathroom facility that campers and all runners are welcome to use. The campground is located in the park approximately a 5 minute drive from the start/finish line.
There are a couple Bed and Breakfasts in the area, including Rabbit Hill B&B and Teahouse, which is only about 30 kilometers from Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. There are three different options for accommodations here. Give Eugene and Caroline a call to find out more information or book a room.