A word of warning: These are not beginner’s runs. You might find the terrain very difficult as it has very few flat sections with lots of climbing and descending. There are lots of factors at play during the run – weather – trail conditions, the remoteness of the run – wildlife encounters. So be prepared, this is not your typical ultra trail run. These are runs designed for experienced ultra runners. Please do not try to run this course if you’re not completely prepared. For those of you that are, you will be greeted with a well-marked and challenging run, spectacular autumn scenery, terrific aid stations (located approximately every 13 kms) and a chance for you, your family and friends to see one of the most beautiful areas in Eastern North America – the town of Killarney Ontario and Killarney Provincial Park.
The course is closed. That means that runners are required to follow the specified route and that they may not cut corners or switchbacks or wander off the trail and not come back to where they so wandered off. The courses start and finish at the bandshell at George Lake Camp Ground. The course will be really well marked, but be alert as this is a remote course. Course descriptions for both the 100 mile and 50 mile events can be found in the Runners Manual.
The course will be marked with brightly coloured ribbons, natural rock cairns and Provincial Park blue trail indicators; and, in sections likely to be traversed at night, with reflective tape or markings. We will show them to you at the race briefing. We will not use glow sticks. There will also be race signs indicating turns and directing you to the next aid station, and, where applicable we may use signage to indicate where the course trail crosses other trails to ensure runners stay on course. We will mark the very obvious parts a lot less than the more difficult stretches but it will be marked well. We promise. By and large, the course is easy to follow, with most of it quite obvious. Volunteers will try and assist you in finding your way, but please realize they may not be familiar with the route and they may be tired and they make mistakes too. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO!
Runners must be ready to leave for their second loop by 11:00PM (17 hrs) in order to continue running in the La Cloche Endurance Run. Organizers reserve the right to stop any runner found medically unfit to continue, at their discretion.
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