Sweat - 55 km

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"The Sweat" is the second day of the Golden Ultra.  This is the queen stage with the most vertical and the best single track.  You'll be covering 55 km of distance, with a whopping 3600 m of elevation gain. 

This course is deceptively difficult with lots of rolling climbs in the first 20 km, followed by a vertical KM climb, before a nice descent and some more climbing.

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  • Maps & Navigation

  • Start Times & Cut Offs

  • Aid Stations

  • Bag Drop

  • Pacers

  • Support Crew

  • Mandatory Gear

  • UTMB

  • Course Records


Maps and Navigation

Downloads

.PDF Course Map (includes insets for in route and out route)

Load these files to your Suunto watch for on the fly navigation.

KML File

GPX File


Start Times and Cut Offs

All times are in the Mountain Time Zone (GMT -7)

Friday

12 pm - 8 pm - Race Package Pick up
8:00 pm - Drop Bags for Aid Stations 1 & 2 must be dropped at registration.

Saturday

7:00 am - Sign in and Gear Check (Spirit Square)
7:30 am - Drop Bags for Aid Stations 3 & 4 must be dropped at registration tent

7:30 am - START
9:30 am - Selkirk Slacker (AS1) cut off: 10.5 km
11:00 am - Cedar House (AS2) cut off: 16 km
3:00 pm - Mount 7 (AS3) cut off: 24.5 km
6:00 pm - Bush Party (AS4) cut off: 41 km
8:00 pm - Finish line closes

8:00 pm - Awards

AID STATION MENU

  • Water

  • Skratch Electrolyte

  • Coffee (Aid Station 1)

  • Soup Broth (Aid Station 3)

  • Coca Cola or Root Beer (Aid station 3 and 4)

  • Skratch Chews and Bars

  • Gels

  • Bread (Honey, Hummus, Peanut Butter)

  • Bananas (Aid Station 1 and 3)

  • Oranges (Aid Station 3 and 4)

  • Watermelon (Aid Station 4)

  • Chips (Aid Station 2 and 4)

  • Salted Nuts (Aid Station 1 and 3)

  • Jerky (Aid Station 3 and 4)

  • Pumpkin Pie (Aid Station 4)

  • Pizza (Aid Station 4)

  • Candy (Aid Station 3 and 4)

  • Chocolate Almonds (Aid Station 1 and 4)

  • Cookies (Aid Station 1, Aid Station 3)

(Pending availability)

No cups at aid stations! Please carry your own.


Other Important Information

 

Bag Drop

We will deliver drop bags for runners to all aid station locations on the Sweat (60 km) course. Drop bags must be clearly labelled with the runner name, bib # and aid station to which it should be delivered.  Bags must be dropped off to the registration area before 8:00 pm on Friday for Aid Stations 1 (Selkirk Slacker) & 2 (Cedar House) or before start on Saturday for Aid Stations 3 (Mount 7) and 4 (Bush Party). Aid Station volunteers will lay out the bags on the ground at the aid station and runners will have to find their own bags.  We will also return bags (and any items left at aid stations) to the start/finish line at the end of the day. 

 

Support Crew

Due to the location of the course in 2019 there is no required crew pass. Your crew may access all aid stations with personal vehicles and/or a bit of walking. We recommend that you visit the Schacher and Bush Party aid stations as the others are more remote (you will not be able to drive to them) or the access crosses private property.

 

Course Records

… up for grabs!

Pacers

Pacers are not permitted on the course.  This is because of our emergency response plan and abilities to respond to and track "unknown" runners on course.  This decision may be revisited in future years, pending demand.  

 

Mandatory Gear

A mandatory gear list will be posted on the news page up to a month prior to the event. Mandatory gear may include:

  • Hat and gloves

  • Jacket

  • Survival Blanket

  • Water bottles or hydration devices

  • Cell phone

  • Bear Spray

 

UTMB

Qualifying Race: 3 points