Happy New Year!
The team members for the 2018 IAU World Trail Championships set to take place May 12th in Spain are:
1 - Annie Jean
2 - Anne Marie Madden
3 - Marianne Hogan
4 - Ailsa MacDonald
5 - Stephanie Case
6 - Kim Magnus
1 - Nick Elson
2 - Rob Krar
3 - Mike Murphy
4 - Cody Callon
5 - Calum Neff
6 - Jack Sikkema
All above listed athletes will be contacted immediately with details and acceptance/decline deadlines. A small alternate list will be contacted as well should a spot free up. Any questions please don't hesitate to ask -
Congratulations to the above 12 and welcome to the National Team!
Dear Race Directors,
the Association of Canadian Ultramarathon (ACU) National Championships Series is now completed for 2017 and we are focusing on the 2018 Series.
The Series has been in place since 2004 and 2017 was another great success.
In the next few weeks we will be accepting applications for hosting the National Championships in the 50K, 100K, 50M, 100M, 6 Hrs, 12 Hrs, 24 Hrs and 48 Hrs Trail and Road events.
We will also be looking for applications to take part in the Series for the same events.
The Invitation proposal document and the Participation Agreement document are available on the ACU web site under National Championships/ RD Dashboard.
Please review and if interested, fill in the participation agreement, sign and return to us.
We have already received many requests for the calendar schedule from athletes across Canada, trying to plan their 2018 races schedule.
Please reply before Dec 30 as our objective is to have the calendar updated for Jan 1st 2018.
Lets make 2018 another successfull Series !!
The end of the season is getting close and we just up-loaded the latest rankings with performances up to November 22nd.
Our athletes from all across the country have been pretty busy so far in 2017, posting almost 8000 finishes (7644 to be precise) in events nationaly and around the world.
We try to capture and record every results but sometimes some are missed therefore, take a few moments to verify the Rankings List and let us know if any errors or omissions.
Congratulations to all and all the best for the rest of the season !!
The Foshan Mountain 24 Hrs Invitational is scheduled for next Saturday Nov 4th in China.
Steven Parke and April Boultbee will be competing and representing Canada.
Best wishes from all of us !!
EPIC5 Ultra Run Challenge invitation
5 – 50K runs | 5 Hawaiian Islands | 5 Days
The ACU in relationship with EPIC5 Ultra Run Challenge Hawaii is offering runners the opportunity to run a total of 250km over a five consecutive day period by running 50km ultra marathons on each of the following Hawaiian Islands—Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Big Island
Join us for the inaugural EPIC5 Ultra Run Challenge event as we traverse through Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui & the Big Island on a historical & scenic foot tour. We’ll run on both trails and road, along with a short section of beach.
The event is schedule 8-12 March 2018
The inaugural event is limited to 25 fortunate adventurers. Relay teams up to 5 are welcome!
In addition to this great opportunity, EPIC5 is offering 20% discount to ACU members that are interested.
Please visit the official EPIC5 web site
For more information on how to get your 20% discount please contact the ACU,
Congratulations to Samuel Trudel and Calum Neff for their outstanding performances at the 2017 Invitational 50K and 100K Ultra in Fuxian Lake Highland in Yunnan Province, China on Sept 30th 2017.
Samuel Trudel took 7th Place (unofficial) in the 100K event.
Calum Neff took 2nd Place (unofficial) in the 50K event.
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