November 22, 2014 - (Golden, BC) Golden, BC will be hosting its first ever ultramarathon and stage trail running event from September 18-20, 2015. This will be the first major trail running event on the beautiful single-track trails of Golden, drawing runners from across Western Canada and the North Western USA.
The Golden Ultra features three stages: The Blood, The Sweat and The Tears. Runners may participate solo in the stage race, as a relay team of three, or may register for any single stage individually.
The Blood is a 5 km, 1000 m vertical gain effort, known as a vertical kilometre. This event will start at the bottom of the gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and finish at the top, traversing a variety of single track trails and steep ski runs on the way up.
Stage 2, The Sweat, will be the toughest day for most: 55 km of running, including 2500 m of elevation gain. This stage starts from the Town of Golden, summits Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and returns to Spirit Square on the Kicking Horse River.
The final day, The Tears, is a relatively easy 20 km trail run with only 375 m of elevation gain. This final stage is sure to be popular with trail runners who are looking for a flatter and faster course.
Kicking Horse Lodging has partnered with the Golden Ultra to offer an accommodation and meals package for participants. Single and double occupancy options are available through the online registration system.
To register for the Golden Ultra, please visit www.goldenultra.com