Friday October 2nd 2015 will be the start of the sixth running of the Lemming Loop where you will compete against the clock to see how far you can go in the time limit. The 24 hour event starts Friday afternoon. The 3/6/12 hour races will start Saturday morning. In 2009, Janet Findlay set the bar really high, three trail marathons in 12 hours; anyone willing to try and beat that? Then in 2010, Sue Lucas set a Canadian record for her age group in the 12 hour while taking the overall victory as well.
The Lemming Loop can be entered as either a solo runner or in relay teams of 2, 3 or 4 runners/walkers. If you are interested in participating in a relay event, but need to find a team, e-mail us and we’ll play matchmaker.
Living Prairie Museum at 2795 Ness Ave in Winnipeg. We will have indoor facilities available to us, including washrooms.
The four events all have different start times as follows:
NOTE: The 12 hour racers will most likely want a headlamp/flashlight for the the first 60 – 90 minutes. Of course, the 24 hour will have about 12 hours of darkness starting at about 7:30pm.
See who is registered on the roster page.
You can also take an active part by volunteering.
To pay by cheque, fill in the on-line form and choose the ‘Pay by Cheque’ option.
The loop at the Living Prairie Museum is 3.3km. It is mostly single track with about 15% mowed double track and about 200 metres of asphalt. Check out this recent blog post for all the course details.
Kit pick up and in person registration for the Lemming Loop will be held at the race site Friday afternoon starting at 3:00pm. Registration and kit pick up for each event will close 30 minutes before the start of that event (ie. 5:30 am for the 12 hour, 8:30 for the 6 hour and 10:30 for the three hour).
In addition to the typical aid station fare you would find at an ultra (think carby smorg in the forest!) we will have a fresh hot pizza from Papa Murphy’s on Grant made fresh on site to fill you up when your race is over.
The main aid station will be at the start/finish area and will be well stocked with water, sports drink and a variety of more solid nutrition options typical of an ultramarathon event. There will be a variety of hot foods available overnight for the 24 hour race as well; requests are welcome!