Frosty Mountain Ultra

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Race Details – Saturday, September 14, 2024

Taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2023 – the Frosty Mountain Ultra will lead you to the peak of Frosty Mountain and through unbelievable alpine meadows. With 360 degree views throughout and a start/finish at beautiful Lightning Lake, this race is an unforgettable journey!

There will be a post-race BBQ at the Lightning Lake finish line for all participants.

Race Day Timeline: September 14, 2024

  • 6:15am package pickup/check in & gear check opens
  • 7:15am 50k pre race speech
  • 7:30am 50k starts
  • 8:15am 27k pre race speech
  • 8:30am 27k starts
  • 9:15am 13k pre race speech
  • 9:30am 13k starts
  • 2:30pm cut off time for 50k’ers at 27k, aid station 3
  • 7:00pm finish line closes

13km

Start time is 9:30am.

27km

Start time is 8:30am. There is mandatory gear required for this race.

50km

Start time is 7:30am with a cut off of 2:30pm at Aid Station 3 (27km – 7 hours.) There is mandatory gear required for this race.

Registration

13km

  • Early Bird (until April 15, 2024) – $85
  • Regular – $95**

27km

  • Early Bird (until April 15, 2024) – $110
  • Regular – $125**

50km

  • Early Bird (until April 15, 2024) – $135
  • Regular – $150**

***NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS

Registration pricing is in CAD and includes an event t-shirt, race bib, fully stocked aid stations, finish line food, finisher’s medal and a $5.00 donation to the Canadian Red Cross for Wildfire Relief Fund.

Registration will open at 7AM PST December 19, 2024

Location

The race is held in Manning Provincial Park at the Lightning Lake Day Use area. Manning Park is a 3 hour drive east from Vancouver, BC.

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.

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 and can be booked up to 4 months in advance of the booking date. Other campgrounds are approximately 50% reservable and 50% first come, first served. All reservations must go through the BC Parks Reservation Service.

Aid Stations

Due to the remote location of the race, aid will be limited. Please be prepared and plan to carry lots of water and nutrition. First Aid personnel will be onsite.

Aid stations will include pop and water, energy gels and bars, various candy, chips and fresh fruit.

Aid Stations13km Course27km Course50km Course
Water Station #18km8km
Water Station #220km20km
Aid Station #33km27km
Water Station #434km
Aid Station #544km

13km

  • Aid Station #3 – 3km

27km

  • Water Station #1 – 8km
  • Water Station #2 – 20km

50km

  • Water Station #1 – 8km
  • Water Station #2 – 20km
  • Aid Station #3 – 27km
  • Water Station #4 – 34km
  • Aid Station #5 – 44km

Race Package Pick-Up

  • Friday September 13, 2023 – Manning Park Resort, cabin number to be announced 2 weeks prior to race date
  • Saturday September 14, 2023 – Race Day – Pickup @ start/finish line opens at 6:15am
  • All participants are required to check in on race morning before the start time of your event. This is mandatory, even if you have picked up your race package the night before. We will also be checking mandatory gear for those doing the 27k and 50k.

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 the 20 Minute Lake Trail turnoff, and then goes left (East) along Little Muddy Trail (which is through a field). Follow posted signage to Similkameen Trail and then turnoff on Windy Joe Trail. After climbing part way to Windy Joe Peak, 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 to the right (North) through a short rocky section then into meadows followed by easy switchbacks before reaching the south side of Lightning Lake. The 27km race will turn off to finish back at Lightning Lake parking lot just past Aid station 3, while the 50km race will continue around Lightning Lake followed by a steady climb up Skyline Trail 1 returning via Strawberry Flats to Lightning Lake parking lot. The 13km course goes around Lightning Lake and along Flash Lake.

13km

This course has an elevation gain of 185m.

Download the 13km route .gpx file

27km

This course has an elevation gain of 1250m.

Download the 27km route .gpx file

50km

This course has an elevation gain of 2090m.

Download the 50km route .gpx

Gear Checklist

Mandatory 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 to be carried with you
  • Headlamp in working condition. Bring spare batteries for your lights.
  • One emergency survival 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.

Also Recommended:

  • GPS navigation device with the race route loaded. This must be charged and operable for the entire event. This could be a cell phone or other device.
  • 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.

Prizes

  • Top Male and Female competitor in the 13km race will each receive CAD$25 gift certificate
  • Top Male and Female competitor in the 27km race will each receive CAD$50 gift certificate
  • Top Male and Female competitor in the 50km ultra will each receive a CAD$100 gift certificate
  • All finishers will receive a Finisher Medal

Once the top three in each distance have 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 the top three are in!

Race Records

  • 13km
    • Male: Ewan MacKenzie – 0:59:03 – 2019
    • Female: Megan Bissky – 1:04:03 – 2019
  • 27km
    • Male: Chris Barth – 2:27:42 – 2014
    • Female: Stacey Cleveland – 2:47:49 – 2017
  • 50km
    • Male: Marcus Ribi – 4:50:14 – 2017
    • Female: Tamsin Amstey – 5:25:38 – 2009

Results 2023

Dog Policy

Frosty is dog friendly! We ask that your dogs are well behaved and on-leash for the start.  Runners with dogs will need to start at the back.  It is the runner’s responsibility to understand and obey any dog related rules in Manning Park.  Here are some helpful links, but please do your own research and check for any changes in policy. Manning Park Resort E.C. Manning Park Special Notes,

Event Policy

For information about bib transfers, cancellations and deferrals for this race, please refer to our Event Policies.

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