The Blood - Vertical KM


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"The Blood" is the first stage of the Golden Ultra.  Known as a vertical kilometre, you'll gain 1000m in less than 5 km of "running." 

The course starts at the bottom of the gondola at Kicking Horse Resort and wind its way up service road, quad track and a final beautiful kilometre of singletrack at the top.  The only disappointment is that with your nose stuck in the vertical you don't get to appreciate the spectacular mountain and river views until you're at the finish line.

Start Time and Cut-offs

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

12 pm - 3:30 pm - Race Package Pick-up

4:00 pm - START
5:00 pm - Aid Station cut off (approx half way)
6:30 pm - Finish Line closes

6 pm - 8 pm - Dinner
7 pm - Awards & Welcome

Aid Station Menu

  • Water
  • Skratch Electrolyte
  • Fruit
  • Salty Snacks

No cups at aid stations! Please carry your own.

Maps and Navigation

Download the RunGo maps and route guidance here (click the logo)

Download the RunGo maps and route guidance here (click the logo)


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Records and Descriptions

Male Course Record (2017) - Eric Carter / 45:37
Female Course Record (2017) - Kelly Quinn / 55:00

The Course, as described by:

Pavement Runner (2015)

Jamie King Fit (2015)

Jackie Windh (2015)

Nikki Scott (2015)

Our Race Director (2015)