JULY 24, 2022

The Smokey and the Half Smokey are new races for Don't Get Lost, and were designed to be loosely based on the the Barkley Marathon, the somewhat infamous race developed by Gary Cantrell AKA Lazarus Lake. Although not nearly as brutal as the Barkley, The Smokey is a race of considerable difficulty with tight time limits, compass navigation, the use of challenging terrain and a longer overall distance compared to our traditional Raid style races.

START LOCATION

Waterdown, Ontario. The specific start location will be emailed to participants a week prior to the event. 

 

CATEGORIES

Junior Men, Junior Women (Only for Half Smokey) Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men (45+), Masters Women (45+)

ages as of December 31, 2021.

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

 

RACE ENTRY RECOMMENDATIONS

The Smokey is a self supported style ultra-adventure race that suits an athlete with experience running our traditional Raids, who has completed ultramarathons and events over 8 hours in duration, and who thirsts to push their physical and mental limits. 

RACE FORMAT

We will not be divulging too much information on the specifics of this race and format, learning on the fly is part of the fun. What we will say is that this race will be primarily on a combination of single track and off trail terrain, will involve lots of climbing and will play to the strengths of the flexible hybrid athlete who seeks adventure.

 

Imagine a tough mudder, an ultra-marathon and a Raid had a baby!

***NEW RACE FEE

Smokey: $175

Half Smokey: $130

Fees do not include online credit card charge or HST

RACE DISTANCES

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

RACE DAY SCHEDULE (TBD)

Full Smokey Start: 6am

Half Smokey Start: 8am

 

AID STATIONS

Not really ~ this is a self supported style event. However there will be some water drops throughout the course.

Drop Bag location will be available at the start/finish 

REQUIRED GEAR

Compass

Sport Ident Timing Chip (provided)

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 (self-supported) 

Small First Aid kit

Fully Charged Cell Phone 

A really good attitude

 

ANY OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS THAT YOU DEEM NECESSARY FOR A LONG DAY, BE PREPARED.

CONTACT

Jay Thompson

jay.dontgetlost@gmail.com