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The TransRockies Golden Ultra cancelled

The Golden Ultra was forced to cancel their event for a second straight year due to the ongoing pandemic

Photo by: Richard Lee Yuen

The TransRockies Golden Ultra race, one of Canada’s toughest trail races, has been cancelled this year due to the mandating of organized events set by the British Columbia government. 

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The Golden Ultra was supposed to take place on Sept. 17-19 in Golden, B.C. but as of Aug. 23, the B.C Interior Health Region stated that all outdoor organized events will be limited to under 100 people for one month to stop the spread of COVID-19.    

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Race organizers did everything they could to try to make this event happen, but the public health mandate does not allow large gatherings, and this event cannot operate without all its volunteers and athletes. 

Top three women for the Golden Ultra: Ailsa Macdonald, Alicia Woodside, and Kelsey Knoll
Photo: Alicia Woodside

TransRockies organizers said this in their Aug. 23 press release:

“Even without the challenges of today‚Äôs pandemic-related announcement, producing a three-day running stage race is complex. This is especially true for our small, independent company; we strive to raise the bar in all we do to deliver exceptional experiences for our athletes. Our events exemplify stellar community gatherings. Our athletes are the most important stakeholder to our company and our entire team and dozens of volunteers are committed to excellence for you.”

Information on the 2022 event will be updated over the next couple of days. All of the 2021 registrants will be deferred to the 2022 event with no penalty.

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