THE SMOKEY/HALF SMOKEY
Due to the inability for these events to be run effectively and safely as a result of Covid 19, we are cancelling both of these events. We hope to bring the Smokey back as soon as we are able. Thanks!
FULL SMOKEY SATURDAY JULY 11
HALF SMOKEY JULY 12
(TBC based on COVID 19 Provincial and Federal regulations)
The Smokey and the Half Smokey are new races for Don't Get Lost are based loosely on the somewhat infamous race developed by Gary Cantrell AKA Lazarus Lake, The Barkley Marathon! Although not nearly as brutal as the Barkley, The Smokey will be of considerable difficulty with very tight time limits, difficult navigation, purposefully difficult terrain and a longer overall distance compared to our other races (if you are one of the few to have the pleasure and pain of finishing, otherwise if may just be short and punishing). The specifics of the race will be kept secretive for now, you may not know what you are getting yourself into until the race is underway and that's the intent. What we will say is that you should be prepared for a very long day and that registration numbers will be limited and your overall experience level will matter for this race. You must have a strong background in orienteering, adventure racing or ultra running and you must be prepared for a long and uncomfortable life experience.
If you are chosen through the registration process, more information will be provided...maybe...you will at least know where to park. (NOTE: DUE TO COVID 19, SOME CHANGES WILL OCCUR TO HOW THIS RACE OCCURS, HOWEVER IT WILL STILL BE IN THE REALM OF "HARD"
The Half Smokey will be in a more familiar raid style and will....you guessed it...be half the overall distance and potentially half the pain of the full Smokey....but likely less...maybe.
Junior Men, Junior Women (Only for Half Smokey) Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men (45+), Masters Women (45+)
ages as of December 31, 2019
The race format of the Smokey will be discussed in a participant email before the day of the race, what we will say is that you should be prepared for a long day/evening. The race format will be updated soon based on governmental regulations. Expect the unexpected, come with a positive attitude and a strong mind and be prepared to engage in dislocated expectations.
The Half Smokey will have more information coming soon.
Registration: Full Smokey Registration will be limited to 52 individuals. Half Smokey 150
Race Resume: Smokey Resume should be a list of racing or adventure accomplishments that you believe qualify you to compete in this race. All are welcome to submit a race resume for evaluation. RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED UP TO ONE WEEK BEFORE THE RACE.
* NO RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR HALF SMOKEY
Online registration: If you are chosen through the resume process you will be informed via email and will then be prompted to register online.
Half Smokey registration will be live by May 25/2020
Half Smokey $180
Competitors will use the App MapRunF to track the course and register at checkpoints. This will enable checkpoints to be touch free.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Due to COVID 19, the race day schedule will be modified to adhere to federal and provincial guidelines. More information to come as regulations are updated.
There will be no aid for these races due to social distancing guidelines. Participants will be responsible for their own aid and will be able to leave a drop bag/have aid assistance from a partner (within their social distancing network) at a location to be confirmed closer to race date.
Water and electrolytes
Appropriate nutrition for a long day on your feet
Small First Aid: Recommended
Fully Charged Cell Phone
ANY OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS THAT YOU DEEM NECESSARY FOR A LONG DAY, BE PREPARED.
If you intend on competing, all race resumes for the FULL SMOKEY must be submitted to the following contact UP TO ONE WEEK BEFORE RACE DAY