IAU TRAIL label 2016

Victoria BC, Canada
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 6:00 a.m.

100K, 50-Miles, 50K Ultramarathons
Glenn Jaques 40K Ultra Walk


The Event

Prairie Inn Harriers running club is pleased to present the 29th Annual 2:18 Run Elk/Beaver Ultras.

The Course

The fast and flat 10 kilometre trail circuit around Elk and Beaver Lakes is considered as one of the premiere races of its type in North America. Runners complete 10 laps for the 100K division, 8+ laps for 50 Miles and 5 laps for 50K while walkers complete 4 laps for 40K.

The venue is all trails, very flat, has good footing, and is in excellent condition. Definitely a runner-friendly, P.R. type course!


Many North American open and age class records have been set at the Elk/Beaver race including the Andy Jones 100K course record of 6:46:09 and Ray Piva’s North American M70 record of 10:49:41 both set in 1997. In 2000 Lori Bowden set an open women’s 50K Canadian Record of 3:34:18 while Jim Swadling has established three 50K Canadian age class records at E/B, M50 – 3:26:20 in 2000, M55 – 3:32:39 in 2003 and M65 – 3:51:44 in 2012. In 2010 Ellie Greenwood won the E/B 100K race outright and, in doing so, set a trail World Record of 7:36:40 for open women.


The race attracts some of the most elite ultramarathoners in Canada and the United States. It is an excellent qualifier for 100 Mile events. The course is accurately-measured with a Jones Counter and certified splits are available every 10 kilometres. You will not find a flatter trail ultra anywhere in Canada - definitely P.R. material! You'll receive great organization, support, hospitality and race services.

Starting Times

The course will be open at 5:00 a.m. The event begins at 6:00 a.m. sharp for all runners and walkers.

Cut-Off Time

6:00 p.m. - all runners and walkers must finish in 12 hours or sooner.


  • 100 Kilometres - certified - accurately measured (10 laps).
  • 50 Miles - certified - accurately measured (8 laps plus 470 metres).
  • 50 Kilometres - certified - accurately measured (5 laps).
  • 40 km, Walking Division only, - certified - accurately measured (4 laps).


Map Link Here - Hamsterley Beach, Elk Lake, 13 kilometres north of Victoria, 20 kilometres south of Victoria airport and ferry terminal. Easy access to Start/Finish area, good parking.


A group rate at the local Howard Johnson has been negotiated. Registrations at the hotel must be made before April 10, 2016. Contact the race director after registering in the race for details. Click here for directions from the Howard Johnson to the race site.


  • Online registration available at RaceOnline.ca.
  • Mail in registration will be available October 1, 2015.  Simply print the form and send it to the mailing address on the form.
  • Registrations will be accepted by mail up to one week before race day. Day-of-race entrants will only be accepted should entry limit not be reached.

Entry Limits

The first 200 entries will be accepted. Elite or far-traveled athletes will receive special consideration.


Race confirmation and detailed instructions will be e-mailed to all registrants.

Entry Fee

  • $75.00 for all divisions. Registration closes May 7, 2016.
  • $125.00 for day-of-race procrastinators (all distances). No t-shirt, no excuses, no whining, you’re late!

Age Categories

Open Men (20-39), Open Women (20-39), Master Men (40+), Master Women (40+).


Water at 5 locations on the course, washrooms at 5 locations, sheltered clothing drop, food, defizzed coke, Gatorade and water at start/finish area and approximately half way on the 10K loop. Fruit and cookies supplied, bring your own personal drinks and energy food.


B.C. Ambulance Service will be available on call for the duration of the race.


Trophies for top male and female in all competitive divisions. Finishers’ medals will be given to all finishers.


An attractive souvenir garment with the race logo for the first 60 registrants.


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Package Pick-Up

Pre-race package pick-up will take place at the Howard Johnson on Elk Lake Drive, between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Friday May 13, 2016.

Contact Information

Darcy Kernel, Race Director, Harriers 2:18 Run Elk/Beaver Ultras
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Detailed computer results will be e-mailed within one week following the race. Same day results available online.

Download this file (EB_Race_Report_2016.doc)2016 Race Report29 kB2016-05-23
Download this file (EB_Results_2013.pdf)EB_Results_2013.pdf104 kB2016-05-23
Download this file (EB_Race_Report_2013.pdf)EB_Race_Report_2013.pdf84 kB2016-05-23
Download this file (EB_Lap_Times_2013.pdf)EB_Lap_Times_2013.pdf100 kB2016-05-23
Download this file (EB_Lap_Times_2016.xls)2016 Splits36 kB2016-05-17
Download this file (EB_Results_2016.doc)2016 Results34 kB2016-05-16
Download this file (Winners_Elk_Beaver_Ultras.doc)List of Race Winners50 kB2016-04-22
Download this file (2016 Elk Beaver Ultras Printable Entry Form.pdf)2016 Printable Entry Form285 kB2015-11-21
Download this file (EB_Race_Report_2015.pdf)2015 Report107 kB2015-11-03
Download this file (EB_Lap_Times_2015.pdf)2015 Splits106 kB2015-11-03
Download this file (EB_Results_2015.pdf)2015 Results111 kB2015-11-03
Download this file (EB_Race_Report_2014.pdf)2014 Report91 kB2015-11-03
Download this file (EB_Lap_Times_2014.pdf)2014 Splits120 kB2015-11-03

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