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JULY 22, 2023

2022 RESULTS

2022 PHOTOS

The Smokey and the Half Smokey are new races for Don't Get Lost, designed to blend long distance running with compass navigation for solo racers (however running with others is acceptable). The courses for both distances will be equally challenging and scenic to run on and will provide their own set of challenges based on terrain and time limits. The Full Smokey is 10 hours in duration, while its cousin the Half Smokey is...well...half the duration (5 hours). This is a self-supported style event and, as this race is smack in the middle of the summer, you need to be prepared for the heat, but have no fear, we will have water and ice at both our start/finish point and, for the full Smokey only, our transition area. Come experience a beautiful and challenging race with typical adventure running terrain, lots of elevation change, creek crossings and a whole lot of running - so lots of adventure.  

START LOCATION

Bayview Park, Burlington.

 

CATEGORIES

Junior Men & Junior Women (Half Smokey only), Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men (45+), Masters Women (45+)

[all ages as of December 31, 2023].

** NOTE: THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 25 ATHLETES IN EACH OF THE SMOKEY AND HALF SMOKEY RACES.

RACE DISTANCES

Full Smokey: 50-60ish km
Half Smokey: 25-30ish km

RACE FORMATS

Full Smokey competitors will have 10 hours to run five separate point-to-point map segments. There will also be a transition area with water (and maybe a treat!) where participants can have a drop bag delivered. Each race segments will vary in distance and duration, with one acting as a time trial, forcing competitors to race the clock in order to continue their race. As an added twist, stay flexible with your course planning as you'll be given decoy courses early in the race - be ready to gamble on route choices!

Each of the five race segments will have a time limit, meaning that you will have the full 10 hours to complete all 5 maps, but only if you complete each segment in the time allotted - miss a time cutoff and you're done. In order to continue racing, you need to:

1. Visit all checkpoints on each of the 5 maps, in order.

2. Complete each race segment in the allotted timeframe.

3. Make it back to the finish by the cutoff time (4pm).

The Half Smokey course will take half the time (5 hours) and be roughly half the distance, but you still get to experience many of the same challenges, and joys, as it's full cousin. Half Smokey competitors will be required to visit all checkpoints on two map segments, completing each within an allotted time frame to continue racing. There will not be a transition area and all aid will be at the start/finish (with one extra water drop on course) - this is still primarily a self-supported event, so come prepared.

***NEW RACE FEE***

Full Smokey: $175

Half Smokey: $130

Fees do not include online credit card charge or HST

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Full Smokey (10 hour time limit): Start at 6am / Finish by 4pm

Half Smokey (5 hour time limit): Start at 11am / Finish by 4pm

* Check-in and first map distribution: one hour prior to start

POST RACE FOOD & BEER

Post race food will be provided by Cafe Domestique and all participants are invited to join us at Fairweather Brewing for post race libations at 5:30pm (first pour is on us!)

REQUIRED GEAR -  Full & Half Smokey

Compass

Hydration Pack

Whistle

Emergency space blanket

Water and electrolytes (water drops will be available in certain locations)

Appropriate nutrition for a long day on your feet (think 'self-supported') 

Small First Aid kit

Fully Charged Cell Phone 

A really good attitude

 

Full Smokey only: any other personal items you deem necessary for a full day of racing may be placed in a drop bag which will be delivered to the transition area.

CONTACT

Jay Thompson

jay.dontgetlost@gmail.com