Join us for the fourth annual running of TLC! You will love it!
The Limberlost Challenge 2013 promises to be better than ever. Experience the very best of trail courses. The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is the trail runner’s dream with its challenging terrain that will take you alongside pristine lakes, through a wetland with its tier of beaver dams, up and over some steep inclines and either tiptoeing or splashing through the occasional creek or mud hole.
You will run through technical areas that will require the nimblest of footwork and on trails that allow you to open up to your best speed, plus everything in between. You will marvel at the extraordinary beauty of this privately owned Reserve that we are so privileged to enjoy. It will leave you breathless in more ways than one!
We promise you a well marked course, enthusiastic volunteers and a post-race meal that you will write home about.
Join us on Saturday July 13th, 2013. You will love it!
Newsflash!!! TLC2013 ……..More Age Groups!
In addition to First Overall Male and Female, we will have -
19 and under (14km race only)
20-29 (14km race only)
29 and under (28, 42, 56km)
30-39 (all races)
40-49 (all races)
50-59 (all races)
60+ (all races)
The custodians, staff and volunteers at the Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve have spent countless hours restoring these historic wilderness trails and are pleased to be able to welcome local residents and visitors to experience them.
The date: Saturday, July 13th, 2013
The location: The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve, South Limberlost Road,
Township of Lake of Bays . It is halfway between Huntsville and Dwight. Google Map
Race distances: 14km, 28km, 42km, 56km. The 56km race has an eleven hour time limit (last loop must start before 8 hours – by 4:00pm). Note: the 56km race qualifies for points in the Ontario Ultra Series and the 50K Challenge Series. The 28km race qualifies for points in the Trail Series. The 14km and 42km races do not qualify for any Ontario Ultra Series points. See http://www.ouser.org/rules.htm for details.
Cap: There is a 550 runner cap on this years event. If that is reached before race day we will start a Waiting List. There will only be race day entries if the cap is not reached.
Entry Fees: 14km is $55, 28km is $70, 42km is $75, 56km is $80 (increases by $10 after June 30th) Post race lunch for everyone (spectators pay $10 adults,$5 children under 16). Gender specific tech T-shirt guaranteed for all those who sign up before July 1st. Beyond that sign up date we will do our best. You will be given the t-shirt size that you ordered. If you find that the t-shirt does not fit, exchange with another runner.
Register Online Now, Printable Registration Form
Race series website Ontario Ultra Series
The course: A 14km loop that passes alongside five lakes and a wetland. It is 90% single and double track trail and 10% gravel road.
Start Times: 56km – 8:00am, 42km – 8:20am, 28km – 8:40am, 14km – 9:00am
Aid Stations: Friendly volunteers at 3.9 and 8.6km and at the Start/Finish. These aid
stations will be fully stocked with water, electrolytes, cola and ginger ale, sweet snacks,
salty snacks and fruit.
Although there will be cups of water, electrolyte, cola and ginger ale at each aid station, we encourage you to have your own water container filled instead. You could also have a drop bag at the start/finish. There will be a large tent for this purpose.
Awards: First Place Men, First Place Women, plus First, Second and Third for all age groups (see above for full list of age groups)
Lunch: TLC is well known for the delicious food, cooked by Chef Freddie. See the FAQ for details. It is free for all competitors. Spectators pay $10 for adults, $5 for children under 16.
Important!! – Please bring your own plate, cup and cutlery so that we can further reduce the amount of garbage we take to the landfill.
Medical Support: Trained personnel at the Start/Finish. First Aid kits at all Aid Stations.
Accommodation: Many motels,hotels and bed and breakfast’s in the area. See ‘Where to stay’.Book early! See FAQ for suggestions.
Camping: Basic camping is available near the start/finish on both the Friday and Saturday nights. Sorry, no hydro hookups. Drinking water will be provided. There will be portapotties. You are also welcome to swim at the beach, which is right next to the camping area on Clear Lake. Camping is $12 per adult per night payable at registration. Children under 16 are free.
Facilities: Porta-potties at Start/Finish and at Aid Stations. Hand Wash Stations near the food tent. Plus our own beach.
Carpooling: There is limited parking at the Reserve, so we strongly encourage you to
Training: Are you looking for an ultra training program? Check these out.
Training Runs: Save the date!
There will be training runs on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June. This is only for those who have already registered for the race. Meet there at 10:00am. We will run the exact 14km loop that you will see on race day. The main group will be guided, stopping at intersections to allow everyone to regroup. The main intersections will be flagged so that faster runners can go on ahead at their preferred pace. We will have electrolytes and snacks at the location of the two aid stations (3.9km, 8.6km). You are welcome to run more than one loop. Only the first loop will be guided. As always, there is no charge for using the trails at Limberlost. Email email@example.com if you will be joining us.
The Limberlost Challenge supports the excellent work of Trails Youth Initiative, and will be making a donation to them following the race. www.trails.ca