“When I was planning this race, I tapped into a sort of frontier spirit. I wanted racers to face the elements and terrain like the early European explorers, and with that same sense of wonder. Hope, determination, and by any means necessary.”
~ Brian Gallant – Race Director
Fall!. It could be hot, or it could rain and snow. You’re guaranteed to be in snow at some point, especially at higher elevations. October is one of the driest months in the southern Canadian Rockies.
How it Works… Run, snowshoe, or slide your way across the wild and rugged 50km course. Choose your your gear based on the conditions that you encounter. You can use any reasonable, self-propelled, non-motorized, non-mechanical means of getting around (but no skis – insurance doesn’t like skiing). Just ask if you aren’t sure. You do not need any climbing equipment for this race; you will mostly be on your feet, unless you choose to slide.
Hook or Crook Ultra is hosted at Pass Powderkeg Ski Lodge in Blairmore. The course takes advantage of the long and diverse trail network in the surrounding area. You will get up into some alpine areas that are accessible, even in the snow (with some hard work).