SINISTER 7 ULTRA

Race Date: July 13-14, 2024


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, 50-mile, and 50km 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.

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 13-14, 2024

  • 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)
    • 7:30am-9:00am – 50-mile Late Check-in (at Coleman Sports Complex)
    • 8:00am – Kids Race Starts
    • 9:45am – Kids Race Awards (if the kids are in)
    • 10:30am – 50-mile Race Start (west of Bushtown, Coleman)
    • 9:00pm – 50k course closes
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am – Breakfast begins (at Coleman Sports Complex)
    • 10:30am – 50-mile course closes
    • 10:00am-1:00pm – Post-race brunch (at Coleman Sports Complex)
    • 10:15am – 50-mile and 50k awards (at Coleman Sports Complex)
    • 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
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 – 6363m gain / 6287m loss
  • 50-Mile – 2985m gain / 2951m loss
  • 50k – 2255m gain / 2255m loss
Duration:
30 hours (100-miler) / 24 hours (50-miler)
Course:
Registration Cap:
1,800 racers total. 250 spots reserved for solos in each distance until the end of January.
Registration Opens:
Solos – October 10, 12:00hrs (MST)
Teams – October 10, 12:00hrs (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)
Prizing:
  • 1st Female Solo (100-mile) – $1,000 cash + prizes
  • 1st Female Solo (50-mile) – $500 cash + prizes
  • 1st Female Solo (50k) – Sponsored prizes
  • 1st Male Solo (100-mile) –  $1,000 cash + prizes
  • 1st Male Solo (50-mile) – $500 cash + prizes
  • 1st Male Solo (50k) – Sponsored prizes
  • 1st Team in each category – $150 per person credit to the next Sinister Sports race + prizes
  • We will have prize packages for the following podium finishers:
    • Female solo 1st, 2nd, 3rd
    • Male solo 1st, 2nd, 3rd
    • Female team 1st, 2nd, 3rd
    • Mixed team 1st, 2nd, 3rd
    • Male team 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • We also have many awards for the unsung heroes of the race.
You Receive:
  • Pre-race dinner
  • A high quality race tech shirt
  • Complimentary race photos
  • Entry to the awards ceremony and post-race meal
  • A medal for all finishers (affectionately known as "Sinners")
    • Solo finishers in under the cutoff of 30 hours get a belt buckle and a custom labeled bottle of wine
  • Most importantly, an expertly organized and exciting race
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