General Event Info
September 16, 2017
Reaching New Heights On The Prairies
Race Day Schedule
7:00AM - 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 - 50K and 20K runners must register by 7:30AM
7:45AM - 50K runner debriefing at start/finish line
8:00AM - Start of Beaver Flat 50K Ultra Marathon
8:15AM - 20K runner debriefing at start/finish line
8:30AM - Start of Dam Hard 20K
8:30AM - 10K and 5K runners must register before 8:30AM
8:45AM - 10K and 5K runner debriefing at start/finish line
9:00AM - Start of 10K Trail Blitz and 5k Try-a-Trail
9:00AM - food and beverages available
12:00PM - Start of Kids Fun Run
6:30PM - Cut-off time for 50K runners
7:00PM - Awards
For 50k runners, there will be five fully stocked aid stations - 12k, 17k, 26k, 34k and 42k. The 20k runners will pass the 12k aid station. 10k and 5k runners will pass the 17k aid station at about the half way point of their races. These runners can feel free to use this aid station if they wish. 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 and watermelon. There will be sunscreen and bug spray too, just in case.
Cutoff times will be strictly enforced. They are:
12k aid station - no cutoff
17k aid station - 11:30am
26k aid station - 1:30pm
34k aid station - 3:00pm
42k aid station - 5:00pm
The race ends at 6:30pm for a total duration of 10.5 hours. Make sure folks at aid stations have a chance to get your number as you come through.
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. Remember that the course isn't on "real" trails. Rather, the majority of the run is on worn game trail that we've started to work on over the past couple years. 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.
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, massage and BBQ... in any order.
Volunteers will be wearing special shirts. Use them. Thank 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.
Certain sections of course are quite technical and you’ll be running/hiking up and down many a steep side-hill. Don’t take your footing for granted. Course is 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 Home Inn and Suites Swift Current. They are providing a discounted room rate and complimentary water bottle for participants and free rooms for volunteers, yes, FREE ROOMS FOR VOLUNTEERS. Let us know if you are volunteering and need a place to stay, because Home Inn and Suites 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 kilometres 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.