The Arc'teryx Squamish 50 is a TOUGH RACE and a truly unforgettable trail ultra experience. With over 85% singletrack and over
12,000 feet of climbing and descent, topped off by stunning sweeping vistas
across glaciated snow capped peaks that jut straight out of the Pacific
Ocean, this course may just take your breath away (get it).
Let us put it this way, the first six miles and the final mile are relatively flat. There is over 12,000 feet / 3650 meters of climbing jammed into approximately 43 miles of terrain. Your largest individual climb is 1500 feet / 450 meters. This is an exceptionally difficult course made tougher still by the technical nature of a majority of the terrain. Throw in the fact that the back half runs much more difficult than the front half and you have yourself a nice little day of suffering in the mountains. Thankfully we've made every effort to alleviate that suffering by distracting you with incredible scenery at every possible turn.
We've definitely constructed an event by runners, for runners,
that highlights the absolute best running terrain in Western Canada.
Trail Runner Magazine listed Squamish as a Top Trail Town, and locals
have long known what makes Squamish such a highly sought-after adventure
destination. Our greatest challenge has not been piecing together a
stellar 50 mile course, it has been trimming this race down to just 50
miles. Our options were endless and as such we've been able to create a
truly unforgettable trail ultra experience.