Frosty Mountain Ultra

***EVENT UPDATE

After days of careful monitoring, deliberation and speaking with BC Parks, BC Wildfire Staff and Manning Park Staff we have decided that our 2022 race will be deferred to 2023. Our 2022 race is canceled.

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

Click here to Register

Location

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

Race Day Details

WhenSeptember 16, 2023
WhereManning Park, BC. Lightning Lake Day use area
Distance50 km, 27 km and 13 km
Start Times50 km – 7:30 AM
27 km – 9:00 AM
13 km – 9:30 AM
50 km Cut-off Time27km Aid Station 3 – 2:00 PM (6.5 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.

Please note there is a mandatory gear check on race morning for both the 27km & 50km racers. Gear list will be emailed to those who register.

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

StationDistance
Aid Station 13 km
Finish13 km

Endurance – 27 km

StationDistance
Water Station 18 km
Water Station 220 km
Finish27 km

Ultra 50 km

StationDistance
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 #31 @ Manning Park Lodge from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Race Day Package Pickup

Race Day pickup @ start/finish line opens at 6:30am

Prizes

Top Male and Female competitor in the 50 km ultra will receive a CAD$100 GC

Top Male and Female competitor in the 27 km race will receive CAD$50 GC.

Top Male and Female competitor in the 13 km race will receive CAD$25 GC.

All finishers will receive a Finisher Medal.

Once the top three in each distance has crossed the finish line we will have a brief podium ceremony presenting the gift cards and 1, 2, 3 medals. There is no set time for each ceremony, however they will be shortly after top three are in!

Registration

Please note the registration fees and dates below:

DistanceEarly
(Until March 31)
Regular
(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.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

Click Here to Register

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

Mandatory Gear Check List for 27km and 50km:

 – Collapsible cup to be used at all aid stations for beverages and food. We are trying to

limit our environmental impact by being a cup-less event.

 – Minimum of 2 liters of fluid capacity is carried with you. 

 – Headlamp in working condition. Bring spare batteries for your lights.

 – One emergencysurvival blanket

 – Whistle attached to outside of pack or clothing.

 – Extra food in reserve. Minimum 400 calories extra (not to be consumed unless

emergency)

 – Waterproof jacket with taped seams and hood.

 – Long running pants or leggings or a combination of leggings and long socks which cover

the legs completely (optional waterproof pants).

 – Insulating layer long-sleeve shirt

 – Hat and gloves.

 – GPX navigation device with the race route loaded. This must be charged and operable

for the entire event. To keep charged, many runners use battery packs in their drop

bags. This could be a cell phone or other device.

ALSO RECOMMENDED: 

 – Water bottle equipped with filtration, or water treatment tablets if you plan to use

streams for water.

 – Soft flask in case your water bladder breaks/leaks.

zip-top bag if you wish to take food with you from an aid station

 – Personal medications – we cannot administer any medications, even Advil!

 – Sunscreen and lip balm.

– Fire starter.

 – Bug spray.

 – Extra pair of socks in your pack.

 – 1 compression bandage for sprains or other injuries.

 – Compact first-aid and foot care kit.

 – Toilet paper/wipes and a zip top bag to carry it out with.

 – Moleskin, band aids, duct tape.

 – Vaseline or other anti-chaff product.

 – Bear spray or air horn if you are concerned about bears.

 – Finish line warm clothes packed in a waterproof drop bag

Poles are allowed in all of the race distances.