Warning: This is a trail running event in a wilderness setting!

  1. All event distances start and finish at the Otway Ski Center
  2. All competitors must sign in on the form provided at race start, and when completing their event, SIGN out
    • This is for your safety so that we know if you are on course or not
  3. All events follow trails through the Otway ski center connecting to the Greenway trail
  4. At the 10 KM turnaround point, runners simply backtrack to the finish
  5. At the Half Marathon turnaround point, runners simply backtrack to the finish
  6. Full Marathoners proceed all the way to the Greenway Trailhead parking lot at UNBC where you will find a water station, turn around and head back to Otway
  7. Ultras follow the Marathon course on their first loop of the Greenway (#6 above) and then follow the Half Marathon course on their second loop of the Greenway (#5 above)
 
 

Mad Moose Ultra-Marathon Course Maps

 The Ultra-Marathon will proceed as follows:

  1. Two 6KM start loops on the Otway Nordic Ski Trails (the same start loop as the other distances)
  2. From Otway to UNBC and back (on the Marathon course)
  3. From Otway to Takla Road and back (on the Half-Marathon course)
 
 
 
Mad Moose 10KM Moose Calf Course Maps

 The 10 KM Moose Calf will proceed as follows:

  1. From Otway towards Takla Road and back (on the Half-Marathon course), you will NOT do the 6KM start loop that all the other distances do.
  2. Your turnaround will happen before the Half-Marathon turn around on Takla Road, please watch for signage and turnaround at the appropriate place (there will not be any water stops on the 10 KM course so please carry water if you need it)

 Mad Moose 10 KM Course Map

 

The Race:

Competitors are warned that aid support (water, gatorade support will be very limited)—it’s a trail run after all. At aid stations runners must re-supply themselves with fluids. Don't expect aid stations every 3k as in road races !

Expect to be running for a significant period of time between aid stations, while alone in rough country! For the Ultras, because of your 6am start, it will be dark at the beginning of the race. Headlamps and extra care on the dark trails to prevent trips, falls and sprained ankles is recommended.


It is further strongly suggested that competitors run with a group or friend! Please be aware that wild animals such as moose, bears, including grizzlies, cougars, and domestic animal encounters could occur--ie horses. Please don't spook the horses!

 

Race Suggestions

  • All competitors are strongly advised to carry enough fluids (a water pack is a good idea), gels and supplies to get to the next aid station with plenty to spare. While bear bells and bear spray are not mandatory, they are good ideas.
  • Be courteous to other hikers and trail users. This is a public hiking trail and WILL NOT BE CLOSED to other users during this event. Watch out for possible logging activity and vehicles when approaching the Takla Road water station location.

  • Do not litter or trespass onto private property. We will want to do this event again.

  • Do not stray off the trail and you should be fine! If there are no markings telling you to turn DO NOT TURN!!!!!

  • Carry a cell phone and leave the number with the race officials and on the sign in sheet.
    • Turn the cell phone on :)
  • Warning: This is a trail running event in a wilderness setting! All event distances start and finish at the Otway Ski Center All competitors must sign in on the form provided, and when completing their event, SIGN out All events follow trails through the Otway ski center connecting to the Greenway trail At the Half Marathon turnaround point, runners simply backtrack to the finish At the 10 KM turnaround point, runners simply backtrack to the finish Full Marathoners proceed all the way to the Greenway Trailhead parking lot at UNBC where you will find a water station, turn around and head back to Otway Ultras follow the Marathon course on their first loop of the Greenway (#6 above) and then follow the Half Marathon course on their second loop of the Greenway (#4 above)
  • Pack out what you pack in.
  • If for any reason you are unable to complete your event you must advise a race official or volunteer accordingly and sign out at the start /finish line before leaving the race site.
  • All competitors must ensure they are signed out on the list before departing the race start finish area. This is to avoid an unnecessary search party being sent to look for you. (we will contact your emergency contact people if you do not sign out!)

  • Take care for your own safety and enjoy this unique event

  • Day of race entries are not possible, the entry deadline is Friday, September 22nd, 2017 @ 6 PM

  • There will be place medals for the 10 KM overall winners

  • There will be place medals and finisher medals for the half and full marathon and belt buckles for the ultra (sorry, belt buckles are not available for purchase)

  • The results will be posted on the MMM Website

  • Muffins, cookies and fruit will be available at the finish

 

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