Fat Dog 120
09 August 2019
The Fat Dog 120 is a difficult point to point trail race with elevation gain (8672.7 metres) just less than Everest (8848 metres). It crosses three stunning provincial parks and one recreational area in British Columbia, BC: Cathedral Provincial Park, Cascades recreational area, E.C. Manning Provincial Park and Skagit Valley Provincial Park. Scenic, technical and non-technical trails with one river crossing.
The 120 mile race is run on technical and non-technical trails, mainly single track, some dirt roads and 5 km of paved road. The race starts near Keremeos on Ashnola River Road (23 km from Keremeos). The first portion of the race is run in Cathedral Provincial Park. The second portion travels between Ashnola River Road and Manning Park East gate and involves one river crossing with current. The third portion travels along trails north of Hwy #3 then descends to Hwy #3 and along to Cascades day use area at Hwy #3. The last portion covers trails south of Hwy #3 through the Skagit Valley and returns to Manning Park to finish at Lightning Lake.
Parking available in Manning Park.
Bag drop and at Manning Park Lodge.
15 Aid Stations throughout the course. Aid stations will be stocked with the following foods and liquids: water, chips, Coke, energy drink, gels, CLIF bars, cookies, potatoes, sandwiches, soup, fruit, gummies, and other tasty treats.
Food for all runners and their crew will be provided. It will consist of breakfast foods, BBQ with hamburgers, chicken, pasta salads, chips, soft drinks and water. For $5, showers are available behind Manning Park Lodge in the Loon Lagoon.
Manning Park Lodge
For the 120 mile, you should have completed 100 mile race previously OR Fat Dog 70 mile, OR a difficult race of less distance.
Lightning Lake Belt buckle for finishers. Full colour awarded for 36 hours or less. Silver awarded for completion up to 48 hours.. First overall male and female finishers will receive a jacket with the race logo. Top record breaker gets cash prize.
Bus transportation will be available to get to the start location.