September 16, 2023


Drumheller Alberta
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2023 X ULTRA - 50km

Canadian Badlands running has been called otherworldly. Surrounded by remarkable rock formations and fossil beds, it is enough to transport you to another time, one which we have only ever dreamed of.

These private sections of land are in areas that are rich in fossil deposits, sensitive vegetation, and incredibly unique natural rock formations. While we are thrilled and grateful beyond belief to be given exclusive access to such unique and sacred lands, we also understand that it is our shared responsibility to protect and preserve this area and its natural assets. In order to achieve this we all must follow Local, Provincial, & Federal laws.

With your help and cooperation, we can all enjoy this incredible and unique annual opportunity to celebrate the Canadian Badlands for years to come.

Host Hotels

We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with the team at Canalta Hotels

Events like this are simply not possible without the support of local businesses. Make a weekend out of it, bring the family and stay at one of our 3 amazing host hotels!

Ramada by Wyndham Drumheller
680 2 Street SE Drumheller, AB 1-403-823-2028

Sure Stay Plus Hotel
600, 680 2 Street SE Drumheller, AB 1-403-823-8887

Canalta Jurassic
1103 HWY 9 South Ave, Drumheller, AB 1-403-823-7700

Event Schedule

Friday Sept 15- Canalta Jurassic Hotel

6:00 pm –   Pre Race Briefing / Pasta Dinner

Saturday Sept 16- Barney's Adventure Park - Upper Parking Lot

6:30 am  – Base Camp Opens / Parking Lot Opens
8:00 am  – Ultra Soloist Staggered Start
8:30 am  – Ultra Relay Staggered Start
10:00 am  - 5km & 10km Badlands Staggered Start Run
12:00 pm - 1km Kids Fun Run
3:00 pm  – Awards

Saturday Sept 16- Pearl & Hart Patio (Next to O'Sheas)

3:00 pm onwards - Post Event Patio Beers (First Beer is on us!)

Ultra Course


  • Leg 1 TBA
  • Leg 2 TBA
  • Leg 3 TBA
  • Leg 4 TBA

Leg Type - Barkley Book

  • Racers must complete full loop starting and finishing at Base Camp
  • Racers must bring correct Bib Page # back from book located at halfway mark
  • Book page must be handed in to be stamped before next Leg can be started


  • Maps being released 48 hours prior to event date

Refuelling Checkpoints

  • Aid stations will be located at leg Junctions 1-2 & 3. Water & electrolyte drinks will be provided.

Ultra Time Limit

  • Soloists / Teams will have 10 hours to complete the course
  • Leg 4 start cut off  time will be decided based on a number of factors including average times, weather etc
  • Have no fear, if a cut off time is being considered, discussions will be had with all remaining teams for input prior to any decision being made
New! Base Camp Parking & Participant Drop Off

Barney's Adventure Park Base Camp - All Day Parking
In Support of the Drumheller Dragons

Participant Drop Off

  • Getting dropped off with your gear? No problem!
  • Participant drop off / turn around loop available
Ultra Course Access

Restricted Course Access

  • As we are utilizing private properties, access to the course is restricted to registered participants only
  • Racers must have bib visible at all times
  • Any racers without official event bib will be asked to step off the course
  • Crew members are not allowed on course

Transition Area

  • Team transitions to take place in designated transition loop
  • Access to transition area is open to racers & crew members

Soloist Refuelling Zone

  • Access to Soloist Refuelling Zone is limited to registered soloists only
  • Soloist crew members can enter zone when racer is present
  • Refuelling items are for registered soloists only
Suggested Gear

Suggested Equipment

  • Trail shoes with aggressive tread
  • Lightweight gaiters & tall socks
  • Hydration Pack or multiple water bottles
  • Body glide (the chafe is real)
  • Hat / Sunscreen / Sunglasses
  • Extra socks!
  • Pop up tent / canopy for gear & supplies

Suggested Nutrition

  • Water & electrolytes (hydrate, hydrate, hydrate….and hydrate)
  • Salt tabs / pills or any form of sodium intake  (if you want to take a pickle or two..that's up to you)
  • Gels / Bars / Calories (feed the machine for best results)
  • Simple carbohydrates (sugar / candy….TSN turning point type stuff)
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  • Ultra Solo
  • Ultra Team of 2 Relay
  • Ultra Team of 3 Relay

Registration Includes

  • Pre Event Pasta Dinner - Event Location TBD
  • X Ultra Finisher Belt Buckle (Ultra Soloists Only)
  • X Ultra Finisher Medal (Ultra Teams)
  • X Ultra Reusable Cup & Water Bottle
  • Finisher Tech Shirt
  • Finisher Ball Cap
  • Refuelling Stations
  • Event Photos
  • Team Tent Base Camp

Staging Area & Base Camp - Barney's Adventure Park

  • 100% of parking revenues going to the Drumheller Junior A Dragons Hockey Club
  • Bring your pop up tent, canopy, coolers and lawn chairs. Dogs on leash are welcome.
  • Event day access opens at 6:30 am


Ultra Solo

  • Overall Top 3 (Men / Women)
  • Masters 40+ (Men / Women)
  • Ultra Masters 50+ (Men / Women)

Ultra Teams of 2

  • Overall Top 3 (Men / Women / Mixed)

Ultra Teams of 4

  • Overall Top 3 (Men /Women / Mixed)

Event Sponsors

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