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River Valley Revenge Ultra - Winter

19-Jan-2019 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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50KM / 31Miles
1 Day - 250 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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Scotfree

09:17 07-02-18

In 2017 I really had no concept of what an Ultra would be like in the winter or summer for that matter since the furthest I had ran was 42km for the Military Mountain Man competitions in Edmonton. I wanted to challenge myself and therefore I entered the Winter 50km with just the mentality of finishing the race. I had completed the 25km-ish Winter RVR in 2016 and quite enjoyed it.
The race itself consists of very scenic areas of the Edmonton River Valley, but mostly takes place in the Whitemud Ravine, with winding switchbacks lots of single tracks you are really one with nature and at times you don't even feel like you're in the middle of Alberta's Capital city. With 2, 25-ish kilometer loops its a challenge but a fun one due to Directors in charge Sheryl and Todd Savard put on an amazing race with lots of race swag and local area vendors with the latest and greatest shoes and running apparel. Providing a top notch group of volunteers that really amp up the experience from Hawaiian themed aid stations... yes Hawaiian to Fireball ridge where as you may have guessed it provided a shot of Fireball to get those legs even more warmed up.
I would definitely recommend this race to trail racers its fun and challenging and even if you're not into the 50km distance there are alternatives the 25km and the 8km. I myself am looking forward to registering for the Winter RVR in 2019.
Cheers

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