Frosty Mountain Ultra

Registration for 2022 is now open!

Register before July 12, 2022 to guarantee an event T-Shirt and size

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The race is held in Manning Provincial Park, which is a 3 hour drive east from Vancouver, BC.

Race Day Details

WhenSeptember 17, 2022
WhereManning Park, BC. Lightning Lake Day use area
Distance50 km, 27 km and 13 km
Start Times50 km – 8:00 AM
27 km – 9:30 AM
13 km – 11:00 AM
50 km Cut-off Time27km Aid Station 3 – 2:00 PM (6 hrs)
Age Requirements 50 km – Age on race day 19 years or older
27 km/13 km – Age on race day 13 years or older
Note: Cut-off time only applies to 50 km event. No cut-offs for the 13 km and 27 km.

How to Get There

From Vancouver, take Highway 1 to Hope, then Highway 3 to Manning Park. Follow the signs to Lightning Lake “DAY” parking. It takes about 2.5-3 hours to get there. Allow plenty of time on race day or spend the night before at the campground or lodge.

Aid Stations

Due to the remote location of the race, aid will be limited. We have two main aid stations with food and water and three water only stations. Please be prepared, plan to carry lots of water and nutrition. First Aid personnel will be onsite. Drop bags for the 50k can be accessed at Aid Station Three.

Lightning – 13 km

Aid Station 13 km
Finish13 km

Endurance – 27 km

Water Station 18 km
Water Station 220 km
Finish27 km

Ultra 50 km

Water Station 18 km
Water Station 220 km
Aid Station 327 km
Water Station 434 km
Aid Station 544 km
Finish50 km

Race Package Pickup

Friday September 16th

Cabin #41 @ Manning Park Lodge from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Race Day Package Pickup

Race Day pickup @ start/finish line opens at 7:00am


Top Male and Female competitor in the 50 km ultra will receive a CAD$200 GC

Top Male and Female competitor in the 27 km race will receive CAD$100 GC.

All finishers will receive a Finisher Medal.


Please note the registration fees and dates below:

(Until March 31)
(Starting April 1)
13 km Lightning$65$85
27 km Endurance$85$105
50 km Ultra$110$130
Each race registration includes your event t-shirt, race bib, fully stocked aid stations, finish line food, finishers medal and a $5.00 donation to R.A.P.P.S. Register before July 12, 2022 to guarantee an event tshirt size.

Race Day Registration is available by CASH only:

50k – $155.00 – 27k $125.00 – 13k $110.00

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The Route

The race will start in Lightning Lake Day Parking Lot, Manning Park, BC. The route will travel on a trail beside the road to turnoff to 20 Minute Lake Trail but go left along Little Muddy Trail (which is through a field). Follow posted signage to Windy Joe and Similkameen Trail. After that, follow signage for Frosty Mtn. Ascend to the forested areas, open meadows, single track, and rocky sections to wooden signs just before the summit of Frosty Mountain which is the highest peak in Manning Park at 7900 feet (2408 meters). After reaching the wooden signs, the race will descend (on the right side) through a short rocky section then into meadows on easy switchbacks and reach the south side of Lightning Lake. The 27 km race will turn off to finish back at Lightning Lake parking lot just past Aid station 3, while the 50 km race will continue around Lightning and Strike Lake followed by a relatively easy climb up Sky Line Trail 1 returning via Strawberry Flats to Lightning Lake parking lot.

50 km course (elevation gain: 2215m)
27 km course (elevation gain: 1211m)
13 km course

Click here to download the 50 km route .gpx file.

Click here to download the 27 km route .gpx file.

Click here to download the 13 km route .gpx file.

50 km Ultra Elevation Profile

27K Elevation Gain: 1211m. 50K Elevation Gain: 2215m

Where to Stay

Manning Park Resort is ideal for lodging, however space is very limited during the summer months, so you must book as soon as possible.

Camping is available: Lightning Lakes campground is in the Reservation system from June 3 to October 11. Other campgrounds are approximately 50% reservable and 50% first come, first served. All reservations must go through the BC Parks Reservation Service.

Note: The Discover Camping website is migrating to BC Parks and should be available starting March 14, 2022