Welcome

Welcome to the Iron Legs 50 miler and relay.  It is a 50 mile trail run beside an up onto Moose Mountain, in Kananaskis Country and offers fantastic single track and stunning views of the Canadian Rockies.  The course is mostly on single track trails with some fire roads and lots of elevation change.

 

It can be run either solo or as a relay team of 2 or 3 runners. 

 

There is a cap of 200 runners so register early to ensure your spot in the race.

Fees

Solo - $80

2 Person Relay - $95

3 Person Relay - $135

Up to July 1st a 50% refund will will be given and no transfers are allowed.  There are no refunds if the race has to be cancelled for unforeseen circumstances such as but not limited to weather, fire or unsafe conditions.

 

Registration will close Aug 15th @ 11:59pm.

 

The registration fee's go up by $10 on June 15th, 2012

 

Shirts are only guaranteed until July 1st, so if you want the shirt register early. 

Iron Legs 50 miler on Facebook
Volunteers

Like all races, they do not happen without the help of volunteers.  If you are interested in helping out at this years race please contact the Jamie through the contact us link.  We need help with aid stations, course marking, course marshals, course sweeps, package pickup, racer check-in, and other tasks.

Organizations that we Support

Volunteer Requirement Change

We all know a race cannot function without volunteers, but how many of us have even considered offering our time and support for a race aside from supporting or pacing a fellow runner? Ultra running events typically have runners out on their courses 10, 16, upwards of 36 hours or more. Often many volunteers are needed in the far-reaches of a course where no support crews can gain access. Racers... often rely upon and need the support of volunteers to offer guidance, fuel, and encouragement all throughout their events and, without this integral support, many racers may not meet the finish line. An ultra event is difficult even with support. Now imagine without it.

In order to help this wonderful sport grow, Iron Legs wants to support racers and races. So, starting next year there will be a four hour volunteer requirement at an ultra running event. Our hope is that this will help people get more involved with supporting races in capacities other than just racing and give back to a community that only strives to give.

 

Course Change

The new course starts at Stations Flats and heads up to the summit of Powderface before dropping down to the Little Elbow Campground. Racers will then make their way up Ford Knoll before continuing up Ford Creek to the connector trail and up the backside of Powderface to Powderface Saddle before dropping back to the Powderface parking lot. From here the trail will head back along Elbow Valley Trail and Sulphur Springs before heading up Pneuma and then to the saddle below the summit of Moose Mountain. Racers then head back downhill to the finish, following the Moose Mountain trail before turning off on Moose Packers, down to Ridgeback and into Station Flats for the finish.

Aid Stations:
1 - Powderface parking lot
2 - Little Elbow at the end of Hwy 66
3 - Powderface parking lot
4 - Top of Moose Packers
5 - Top of Moose Packers

 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers make this race such a success and like every year we need people to step up and help out.  If you have free time on one of the days, we need help.  Please come on out and assist some amazing people complete a monumental challenge.  Please follow the link below to see what volunteer positions are available and when.

Thanks!!!

https://www.volunteersignup.org/8KH3P

 

2014 Race date is Aug 16th.  

 

 

 

 

Check out this video done by Alan Lam of the 2012 race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEFpGquxkw&feature=youtu.be