Frozen Falcon

Can you winter ultra??
Frozen Falcon is a winter, 8-hour, looped trail running race held at the Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes located at Falcon Trails Resort. The loop is 6.5ish km/4ish mile and follows the High Lake Multi-Use Trail.

The goal? 
To have a fun time, pushing your limits to see how far you can go in 8-hours. Go hard for 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours or the whole time. Just do your best and have fun!

The ultimate challenge?
To run 8 loops, equalling just over 50k in the 8-hours, which will earn you the Frozen Falcon 50k Finisher toque!

If you have already accomplished this challenge, and received the toque, don’t fret. If you hit 50k again, you will receive a snowflake patch which can be added to your toque.
Those who hit 40 cumulative loops will receive special recognition and an award to be determined.

Registration Details

Race Date

Sunday, February 5, 2023
– Check-In begins at 8:00 AM
– Racer meeting at 8:45 AM
– Race Start: 9:00 AM

Cap

The cap for this event will be 60 participants. See registration dates below. If we hit our cap, registration will be closed. We will not be doing a waitlist.

Registration Dates

Early Registration – November 20 (9:00 AM) – December 3
– $115 plus UltraSignup Fee

Regular Registration – December 4 – January 15
– $130 plus UltraSignup Fee

Late Registration – January 16-Race Day
– $145 – Registration will be closed on UltraSignup during this period. Email for details on how to do a late registration ( joel[at]ontheedgerunning[dot]com ). No personalized bib for those who register late, but you’ll still get a cool race logo’d bib.

Refund Policy **Please take this into consideration before registering.

– In the case of the event being cancelled due to public health restrictions, weather or any other factors beyond our control there will be no refunds or deferrals. Many of the costs of the event are incurred well before the event takes place. If you are uneasy with this policy, please do not register.

– If you are unable to race for whatever reason, bib transfers are allowed. Bib transfers are allowed up until race day. Contact Joel Toews to make arrangements to transfer your bib.

Entry Includes

Access to a groomed, winter-use trail, access to the beautiful Falcon Trails Ski Slopes Yurt in which to warm-up, simple aid station food (see more details re: aid below), first aid support with AED on site, Frozen Falcon patch, special 50k finisher award and post-race meal.

There will also be awards for 1st Place Male & Female. (Furthest distance, faster time for tie in distance.)

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Additional Race Details

Check In & Start

Check in begins at 8:00 AM on Sunday, February 5, with a mandatory racer meeting at 8:45 AM. Check in and racer meeting will take place in the Yurt. Aid station and timing will also take place in the Yurt.
Race begins at 9:00 AM, finishing at 5:00 PM.

Gear List

Even though this is a looped race, it’s still a winter event, therefore you will be required to carry the following gear which must be presented at check-in.
– 500ml insulated beverage container.
– Extra toque.
– Extra windproof jacket.
– Emergency blanket.

Timing

We will use manual timing for this event, and there will be no live tracking. At the end of each loop, you need to enter the Yurt to check-in so we can record your lap. If at any point you decide you’ve done enough distance and are ready to chill out, you must let the timing crew know. We don’t want to spend our evening looking for someone on the trail that didn’t let us know they were finished.

Location 
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The race will take place at Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes.

Course Description 

The route will follow the groomed, High Lake Multi-Use Trail (6.5 km/loop). There will be MINIMAL ADDITIONAL MARKINGS added to the route other than what is already being used. See link above for description and route.
In case of soft-snow/warm-weather conditions, an alternate, shorter route will be used that will include the Top of the World Trail. This decision will be made at the discretion of Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes in order to maintain the trail for future use.  Let’s all wish for a colder, but beautiful day!!

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Aid Stations

As a looped course, you will regularly return to the Yurt where you will find the aid station set up. It will consist of chips, candy, instant noodle soup (ramen), vegetable broth and water (bring your own cup, if need be). Anything that you want for your race beyond that you can provide. Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes also has food for sale (burgers, fries, beer, etc) in the chalet that operates from 10-4.

Snowshoes

Snowshoes are allowed.

Emergencies

On the trail, you are responsible for you! Please make sure you have the required gear, and know how to use it. If you see someone in trouble, please provide help.

Local Accommodations

If you are looking to stay in the area for the weekend, there are many options in the area.

These include;