50 Mile Instructions - La Cloche Endurance Runs
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50 Mile Instructions


Our 50M Endurance Run activities start on  Friday, October 12th, 2018.  Registration will open December 1st, 2017 at 7 am (ET)! Please check the website often.  Also, please read our Runner’s Manual (coming soon) for everything you and your friends, family and crew need to know about this year’s race. Everything you need to know is in there.

Schedule of Events
Mandatory Meeting, Check-in & Packet Pick-Up:

The mandatory meeting, check-in and packet pick-up will be Friday, October 12, from 5-6 PM at the host hotel, Killarney Mountain Lodge, in Killarney, ON. There is absolutely no race day check-in or packet pick-up.  Please see Schedule of Events below.

Friday, October 12th, 2018   

5:00pm – 6:00pm Race package pickup, drop bags, medical check & mandatory gear check
5:00pm – 5:20pm Grand opening ceremonies
5:30pm – 6:00pm Mandatory meeting with guest speaker(s)

Saturday, October 13th, 2018     

6:00 AM  50 MILE start

Sunday, October 14th, 2018 

12:00 AM Official end to the 50 Mile Endurance Run
8:30AM-9:30AM Pancake breakfast (Killarney Mountain Lodge)
9:00AM – 10:00AM Awards presentation, draw prizes & closing ceremonies


Come meet your fellow runners, volunteers, Provincial Park staff and run-directors. We will also host a Q&A with a pretty amazing athlete panel that you won’t want to miss.


There are NO Drop Bags in our 50 Mile Endurance Run.  You may leave a bag near the finish line at George Lake. Please be sure to write your bib number, name and ‘Finish’ aid station to your drop bag!

If not picked up when you finish, drop bags will be returned to the Killarney Mountain Lodge and ready for pickup on Sunday 830 -10 AM.  WE WILL NOT SHIP DROP BAGS BACK TO YOU.  PLEASE ARRANGE TO HAVE YOUR DROP BAG PICKED UP BY SOMEONE IF YOU CAN’T DO IT YOURSELF.  TO REPEAT: WE WILL NOT SHIP DROP BAGS BACK TO YOU!


You will receive an Ontario Parks Parking Pass in your Racer’s Kit.  DO NOT forget this!  It will need to be displayed in your windshield.  There is very limited parking right near the start for those with family or friends dropping them off for the race.


50M runners will start right at George Lake Campground at 6:00 AM sharp. We will have coffee, as well as water at the start of the race.  However, please fill your water bottles before you get to the start line. There are bathrooms available.


Even though our aid stations are remote, rest assured you will not go hungry.

All aid stations will be stocked with Tailwind, water and soft drinks, and a combination of turkey and cheese sandwiches and/or wraps, chips, goodies (i.e. cookies, candy), and fruit and vegetables.   There will be hot items for the night such as tea, coffee, soup, quesadillas, eggs, and bacon.

If there are other items you really want, please let us know.  We will try to accommodate, if there is enough demand.

The aid stations will be manned by friendly, smiling volunteers, who will do whatever they can to help you finish, so, please remember to be kind, smile back and say thanks.

It goes without saying, we all want you to finish, but your safety is our number one concern.  So, with that in mind, before we can shut down an aid station, every runner must be accounted for. When entering an aid station please check in; and if for some reason you feel that you can’t finish, please make sure you tell someone at the aid station before you leave.  Initiating a search and rescue operation in Killarney Provincial Park is not an easy thing to do.


There are NO pacers allowed in our 50M Endurance Run.


Unfortunately, many of us have had races that don’t go as planned and we drop out. Understand that everyone involved with the La Cloche Endurance Runs will do everything in their power to help you finish, but should you decide to drop out, first and foremost please notify someone at the aid station. Also, PLEASE, PLEASE remember that this is a very remote course (with access for the most part only by foot and canoe) so even if you make it to an aid station and you drop out, understand that you may be there awhile (most likely until the aid station closes down).  We have an emergency management plan in place that will work to get you out of an aid station if there is a legitimate medical emergency.

Also please note that there is very limited and sporadic cellular service in case you try to reach your team.


50M runners in the Elite Field (under 13-hour finish) will NOT be permitted the use of poles.  We are only permitting the use of poles for those not competing for the prize money.


The time limit for 50M is 18 hours (which is 12:00 AM on Sun. Oct. 14, 2018).

Organizers reserve the right to stop any runner found medically unfit to continue, at their discretion.  We understand that you might be upset if we pull you from the event, but understand that it’s for your safety, so please don’t argue if we tell you your race is over. Come back next year and show us how wrong we were.



The finish is right where you started. You did it!  Please have warm clothes waiting for you.  Time to rest a little and join us for our Closing Ceremonies at the Killarney Mountain Lodge, Sunday morning at 830AM.  Ceremonies will include a pancake breakfast, awards and draw prizes.  Family and friends are invited to join in the post-race celebration, however they will need to buy a ticket to attend – cost of each ticket is $20. If not already done so, tickets can be purchased Friday evening at the opening ceremonies.


All finishers will receive a beautiful medallion and a special gift (Inukshuk).  Over-all women and men winners will also receive a nice award.  (Only one award per runner)


Only 50M runners who have officially signed up in the Elite Field (under 13-hours) are eligible to compete for the prize money.  Check out the Prize Money page.


The weather in October may be unpredictable, with rain or snow not out of the question – please plan ahead. All runners MUST carry all mandatory gear, as listed here.  It’s for your safety!

Please be nice to all the volunteers, they’re out there too.  Help each other out.  We can’t state enough, this course is rugged and secluded.  Use each other for support. Please be nice to each other. Get to know each other.  Do not litter.  And have fun.


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