Distances: 110miles & 115km & 20km
Location: Powell River, Sunshine Coast
Date: TBC, June 2018.
This race is open to Sweaty Yeti Running Society members only, and there is no entry fee for members in good standing, except for a $10 donation to the local trail and access societies. If you want to run this event, please fill out the membership subscription form and pay your membership dues at the Sweaty Yeti shop, then complete the race entry form.
The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180km (110mile) journey from the rocky Sarah Point north of Powell River to the forested, lush Saltery Bay to the south. Less than one kilometre is on pavement, and the majority is on single track. With nearly 8,000m of vertical gain and highly technical trail, this is a challenge to take seriously; despite a dozen or more serious, credible attempts, only three people have successfully through-run the trail – and they followed a slightly shorter, older routing. The Men’s FKT is 31:55 while the Ladies’ FKT is 34:50.
Due to the remoteness and difficulty of evacuation, along with the distance between aid stations, this is a graduate level race. You are required to have completed at least one mountain 50 mile race (significant technical running and a minimum of 3,000m of ascent), or are able to demonstrate comparable experience to the organizer’s satisfaction.