SINISTER 7 ULTRA

Race Date: July 8-9, 2023


100-miler • 50-miler • 50k • Relay

Welcome to Sinister 7 Ultra — a race that may be the greatest challenge of your life. The 100-mile and 50-mile courses will take you through the most rugged, remote and beautiful terrain in Alberta's stunning Rocky Mountains. With over 6,600m of elevation gain across the 100-mile course, this race will punish those who are not prepared.

Sinister 7 is open to solo runners or teams of up to seven and racers have 30 hours to complete the grueling event. The course is split into seven stages, each featuring a geographic and historic highlight of the area. The race's name is inspired by the treacherous Seven Sisters Mountain that looms over much of the course.

We have three distance options in the 2022 race: the 100-mile, the 50-miler (half of leg 4, + legs 5 through 7).

Be sure to check out the Racer Information Package for full race details.

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Race Details

Full race info is in the Racer Information Package.


Date/Start Time:
July 8-9, 2023

  • Friday (at Coleman Sports Complex)
    • 1:00-9:00pm – Racer Check-in
    • 5:00-7:00pm – Pre-race dinner
    • 7:00pm – Racer Meeting
    • 7:45pm – Volunteer Meeting
  • Saturday
    • 7:00am – 100-mile Race Start (at Stone's Throw Cafe, Blairmore)
    • 7:30am – 50k Race Start (at Stone's Throw Cafe, Blairmore)
    • 7:00am-9:00am – 50-mile Late Check-in (at Coleman Sports Complex)
    • 10:00am – 50-mile Race Start (west of Bushtown, Coleman)
    • 9:00pm – 50k course closes
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am – Breakfast begins (Gazebo Park, Blairmore)
    • 10:00am – 50-mile course closes
    • 10:00am-1:00pm – Post-race brunch (Gazebo Park, Blairmore)
    • 10:15am – 50-mile and 50k awards (Gazebo Park, Blairmore)
    • 1:00pm – 100-mile course closes + race ends
    • 1:15pm – Awards
Friday Check-in:
Crowsnest Sports Complex
Crowsnest Pass (Coleman), Alberta
Saturday Check-in (50mi/50k only):
Crowsnest Sports Complex
Crowsnest Pass (Coleman), Alberta
Start Locations:
Distance:
  • 100-Mile - Solo or Relay split into 7 stages ranging from 16.7km to 36.2km
  • 50-Mile - Solo only, split into four stages ranging from 10.7km to 36.2km
  • 50k - Solo only, split into three stages ranging from 16.7km to 18.3km
Elev. Gain/Loss:
  • 100-Mile – 6287m gain / 6363m loss
  • 50-Mile – 3514m gain / 3511m loss
Duration:
30 hours (100-miler) / 24 hours (50-miler)
Course:
Registration Cap:
1,600 racers total. 250 spots reserved for solos until the end of January.
Registration Opens:
Solos – October 1, 12:00hrs (MST)
Teams – October 1, 14:00hrs (MST)
Registration Deadline:
June 23; 23:59hrs (MST) or when full
Support Crew:
A support crew (someone to move your gear and food) is not required but recommended for solo runners.
Transition Area (TA):
  • See the TA driving directions in the Racer Information Package
  • TAs are located at the end of each stage
  • Solo runners, and teams if need be, are allowed a drop bag at every TA
  • TAs are accessible by vehicle
  • Relay racers should be at the TA approximately one hour before their previous runner
  • TAs are staffed and have drinking water available as well as food for all runners (note that this is snack food and should not be your primary sustenance)
  • Runner support crews are able to meet racers at all TAs
Aid Stations (CPs):
  • CPs are located throughout each stage
  • All stages have at least one CP
  • Runners are not allowed to cache gear at CPs (picking up or dropping off) but they are encouraged to leave garbage here.
  • CPs are staffed and have drinking water available. Some have snack food but do not count on it.
  • Support crews should not meet their runners at CPs
Categories:
  • Female Solo (100 + 50-Mile)
  • Female Solo Masters (100 + 50-Mile)
  • Male Solo (100 + 50-Mile)
  • Male Solo Masters (100 + 50-Mile)
  • Co-ed Team (100-Mile)
  • Female Team (100-Mile)
  • Male Team (100-Mile)
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