Hook or Crook Ultra


May 1, 2021. By any means necessary.

Spring! It's a time to get out and stretch your legs. Spring in the Rockies is a special time and Mother Nature can throw anything at you. It could be hot, or it could rain and snow. You're guaranteed to be in snow at some point, especially at higher elevations. Spring snow is usually dense and glistening and there is something magical about running in snow when it's 15-20C outside.

Hook or Crook Ultra is hosted at Pass Powderkeg Ski Lodge in Blairmore. The course takes advantage of the long and diverse trail network in the surrounding area. You will get up into some alpine areas that are accessible, even in the snow (with some hard work).

People who deferred from 2020 races will have the first crack at Hook or Crook Ultra, then we'll open it up to everyone else on January 11.

How it Works

Run, snowshoe, or slide your way across the wild and rugged 50km course. Choose your your gear based on the conditions that you encounter. You can use any reasonable, self-propelled, non-motorized, non-mechanical means of getting around (but no skis - insurance doesn't like skiing). Just ask if you aren't sure.

You will be able to stash a drop bag at CP1 and CP4, so use that to your advantage. We will give course updates in the week leading up to the race so that you know if it's a big snow year, average, or dry. Alpine areas will always have snow in May, so choose wisely how you want to carry gear or arrange your drop bags.


Race Details

  • Friday, April 30
    • 3:00pm-8:00pm – Racer Check-in
    • 7:00pm – Racer Meeting
    • 7:45pm – Volunteer Meeting
  • Saturday, May 1
    • 7:00am – Race Start
    • 10:00pm –  Race Ends
  • Sunday, May 2
    • 10:00am-11:00am – Awards (online unless restrictions are lifted)
Host Site:
Pass Powderkeg Ski Lodge
Crowsnest Pass (Blairmore), Alberta
15 hours
Open to solo runners and teams of 2.

250 racers total - first come, first served
(to be increased if gathering restrictions are lifted and permits allow)
Registration Opens:
January 11; 12:00hrs (MST)
Registration Deadline:
April 11, 2021; 23:59hrs (MST) or when full
Support Crew:
Until Covid restrictions are lifted, we ask that you do not use a support crew as this will affect the allowable event numbers.
Aid Stations (CPs):
  • CPs are located throughout each stage
  • All stages have at least one CP
  • Runners are allowed to cache gear at the central staging area
  • CPs are staffed and have drinking water available with some snack foods
  • Female Solo
  • Male Solo
  • Co-ed Team
  • Female Team
  • Male Team
Entry Fee:
  • $220 per person*
*GST not included. Prices subject to change without notice.
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