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Pacific Spirit Ultramarathon · Sunday, March 24th, 2024

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Organized by: Noah Macdonald.

Start: Sunday, Mar. 24th, 8:00 am
End: Sunday, Mar. 24th, 5:00 pm

Description:

Come join a handful of other deranged runners as we cover every trail in Pacific Spirit in a single push. 

I don't expect a huge turnout, so I'm happy to make some of the decisions about this event more democratic. The current event date is just a placeholder; if the date doesn't work for you, but you're keen on running this, sign up as interested anyways. We can sort out a time that works for more people once we have some signups.

 

THE ROUTE:

This is not the first time UBC students have undertaken the challenge of running Pacific Spirit; I have a GPX file from when it was done before. That route is just under 60km with 700m of elevation gain. 

Using the old GPX as a base, I created two new courses. One includes Wreck Beach (the long version), while the other does not (the short version).

The stats are roughly as follows:

Short Course: 61.1km, 1479m gain

Long Course: 69.8km, 1925m gain

The old GPX shows 700m elevation gain, so I expect the elevation figures are wrong (i.e. are higher than the actual course will involve). The distance may end up being longer, though; these numbers come from a route plotted on Gaia GPS, but never properly measured.

 

You can find the GPX files for the courses here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZlxI_wUrMWKXgkQByPEevu_D10kIHbs1?usp=sharing

OTHER DETAILS:

No registration fee, but also no aid stations or official support. This is a race in name only. There are also no route markers, so either come prepared with the course GPX downloaded or go retro with a paper map.  

Prizes include bragging rights and feeling good about yourself. I'll also write a trip report immortalizing your accomplishments (or DNF) on the VOC website.

 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the event! 

 

Posted: 2023-10-16 20:50:11
Last modified: 2024-03-23 10:12:59