To all of our dedicated participants, volunteers, and race supporters,
THE RACE IS ON!
We are happy and excited to announce our full intention of running the Haliburton Forest Trail Race with its new route this year. We are waiting to find out more details on the guidelines that will govern outdoor gatherings and events come September but it is our hope that we will be able to host all 5 sub-events (100 mile, 50 mile, 50km, 26km and 12km) with a capacity of 100 registered participants per event. Deferrals or refunds will be available to participants who do not feel comfortable racing this year. It is safe to assume there will be some modifications to the format of the Friday night 100 miler dinner, the Sunday afternoon awards ceremony, and general etiquette at Base Camp to ensure the event is operating within all gathering guidelines and limitations.
We expect some additional barriers and limitations with regards to the format and extent of food provisioning at Aid Stations but are confident that our team of amazing staff and volunteers are equipped to navigate these challenges and still deliver aid in a safe and effective manner. With that said, we encourage all runners to plan on being as self-supported as possible. We will be more accommodating of the size and bulk of drop bags for 100 mile and 50-mile runners.
Finalized maps for each race length are being done up now and will be made available soon. We are striving to provide as much detail as possible with regards to quantitative race route data (elevation gain/loss, distance between Aid Stations etc.) to you all as soon as possible. There will be 4 Aid Stations on the new race route. The cut-off time for the 100 mile race will be 33 hrs.
Training runs are a go and are scheduled for a 9:00am start on both Saturday, July 10 and Saturday, August 7.
We look forward to seeing you all in September! Best of luck with your training!
Please direct any questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to our Haliburton Family Reunion!
Tegan, Jamie, Cameron, Don, Gary, Merle and Helen