The Limberlost Challenge 2020

Cancelled for 2020. Options to defer to 2021 or 75% refund.


The Limberlost Challenge

Run Somewhere Extraordinary!


Spectactular 14km Loop


Happy Holidays to all our partners, participants, volunteers and families – we wish you all a wonderful holiday season filled with quiet reflection, many happy memories and exciting plans for the year to come!  This time has certainly been a challenge but with longer days comes the light rising on the horizon and the knowledge that we will be back together soon on the trails!  Enjoy this time close to yourself and your winter trail running shoes!  The woods are calling for runners, snowshoers and skiers alike.

Warm holiday wishes from our team to you and yours.


Hello Limberlost Challenge participants,

We are writing to announce the unfortunate cancellation for this year’s 2020 Limberlost Challenge. This has been a very difficult decision, however, we feel it is the only decision we can make that keeps our runners, their families and our volunteers safe. We want to assure you that this is just a blip on our running event radar and that we will come back stronger than ever in 2021.  The 2021 Limberlost Challenge is planned for Saturday July 3rd.

If you have registered for this event, you now have the following two options:

1) Free deferral of your registration to The Limberlost Challenge event in 2021; OR

2) A 75% refund of the registration fee already paid.

Our goal is to provide you with as much refund as possible while still addressing the commitments already made over this year. We hope that you will find one of the above options that best suits your needs. Below outlines what you do next to make your choice:

Once you have decided on the right option for you, please follow these steps before September 4th, 2020: 

  • Sign into your Race Roster account here
  • Click “Edit registration” in the right corner of the screen 
  • Choose from the options under the question “How would you like to convert your registration?”
  • Click ‘save & exit’

From our race crew to you and your families – please stay safe, keep active and enjoying safe solo trail running experiences throughout the summer.  We can’t wait to get back together again soon!  

We sincerely Thank You all for your wonderful support during this trying time.

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.

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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 4th, 2020 (Cancelled). New Date: Saturday July 3rd, 2021.
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: 7km (new!)14km, 28km, 42km and 56km.

The Limberlost Challenge supports the excellent work of Trails Youth Initiative, and will be making a donation to them following the race.

TLC 2020 ….Run Somewhere Extraordinary!

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