The Canadian Death Race is one seriously extreme race. Training
at altitude on the course is of massive benefit and key to doing
well. The trail is marked year round for training purposes.
For those that can take advantage of the opportunity we highly
recommend you attend one of the Canadian Death Race Training Camps (we
are offering two camps in Grande Cache this year) This is an
excellent way to
learn the race course and get in some solid long run
training. In addition we are offering a third Death Race
Training Camp in Vernon, B.C. this year. You should come to the
camps or clinics
reasonably fit. For the Death Run Camp, you must (very highly
recommended at any rate) bring your mountain bike (and bike helmet) so
you have the option of riding a section if your legs need a break.
The Grande Cache Training Camps include two training sessions per day,
session and one evening session, and lunch on course on Saturday.
During the Training Camps runners will get a chance to see the entire
Trail, which is a major psychological, not to mention strategic,
over those that will not get a chance to visit the trail. The
is Dale Tuck who brings a wealth of experience in extreme racing in
disciplines and knows the Death Trail like no one else. Relaxed,
atmosphere. Call the Death Race office at 780 827-5413 (E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to confirm your
attendance. Space is limited to 24 people. Bring all the
gear you will be training in and using in the race. This is a
great chance to test your equipment in a training environment as
opposed to on race day where there are always last minute
surprises. We will also be testing our new timing system during
the training camps so you will be able to get familiarized with it in
advance of race weekend and will be able to check it out and see how
easy and cool it is first hand.
your space send cheque or money order payable to:
Canadian Institute of Extreme Racing
Grande Cache, Alberta
When confirming your attendance please specify which camp (#1,
#2, or #3) you will be attending.
Or Register on-line below:
* 2007 UPDATE *
Death Run Training Camp #1 - Vernon: (2007 May 25th, 26th and 27th)
Grande Cache, AB, $85.00
Death Run Training Camp
#2 - Grande Cache (2007 June 8th, 9th and 10th)
Grande Cache, AB, $85.00 +
Death Run Training Camp #3 - Grande Cache ( 2007 July 6th, 7th and 8th)
Grande Cache, AB, $85.00 + GST
Register On-Line Here.
Grande Cache Death Run Training Camps 2007 Schedule (Tenative):
Morning: Travel day
to Grande Cache.
12pm - meet at Grande Cache Tourism Centre for info meeting (15
12:15pm - from Tourism Centre Logistics of race start, and LeMans start
as a group.
Bring a mountain bike and your helmet (30 minutes).
1:00pm - jog/walk/hike Flood Mountain leg (6 hours).
11:30 - optional night hike/run on 5km of the “Tunnel” section of
the 5th leg. Bring your headlamp. This will be valuable
night running experience on part of the Death Trail (45 minutes).
10:30am - meet at race start for third leg. Highly recommended
that you bring your mountain bike to do this section (2 hours 15
1pm - lunch included with the Training Camp (1hour).
2:30pm - 4th leg (Hamel Mountain). This leg is so long and
tenuous that it will really be a hike and jog affair. Come fully
equipped for 5-7 hours of hiking (5-7hours).
8:00pm - Dinner/Social at Grande Cache Hotel. Just a recommended
place to meet and share the experience of the camp with all those that
want to attend . Food and drinks are available from the
restaurant but are not included with the camp.
9:00am - meet at the Start line for trail run portion of 1st leg,
followed by mountain bike road portion of 1st leg (2 hour 30 minutes).
12:00pm - Break for lunch (1 hour).
1pm meet at the race start and shuttle to Sulphur Gates (Hell’s Gates)
for ferry across Smoky River and trail run the 5th and final relay leg.
Finish is downtown (2 hours 45 minutes).
Recommended Equipment List
Moleskin, Band-Aids, duct tape
Fanny pack or small backpack
Hydration system(large reservoir) and/or two to three - large water
High energy food and drink
Long lasting water proof and sweat proof Sunscreen & lip balm
(at 6000 to 7000ft skin burns quite easily even on a cloudy day)
Sunglasses (anti-fog lens work best)
Night eye protection
Running shoes (x2)
Mountain Bike & bike helmet (we will be riding some of the Death
Trail during the running camp, as an option).
Minimum one spare tube & patch kit
Mini bike pump
Basic tools for common bike repairs (wrenches, tire iron, etc).
Come to the Camps fit but well rested.
Ahhhh . . . the mountain bike & helmet (at a run camp?)
A very good question. You do not need to have a mountain bike at the
run camp, you can run the whole thing, but (and this is a very big
but), everyone that comes to the camp has brought a bike and they were
eternally thankful that they did, we are going to see the entire 125km
of course in just 2.5 days (that's like doing three full marathons in a
row - hey and this is not flat marathons here it’s like mountains - no
kidding!) you will be glad you brought the bike to do the flatter
easier sections, so you can save your
legs for the tough stuff. It is just a suggestion but it is highly
recommended. Believe me it will be plenty tough enough with your bike;
injury is a distinct possibility if you actually run the whole training
camp. Remember the goal is to see the course and mentally
prepare, plus I'll share some helpful training tips and
philosophies. We don't want to kill ourselves -
we can do that on race day. Leave your bike at home at your own peril.
least you will have the option to ride or run. We use the bike for part
the road section of leg 1, and for all of leg 3.
The Canadian Death Race is one seriously extreme race. As we stated,
training at altitude on the course is of massive benefit. The trail is
year round for training purposes. For those that can take advantage of
opportunity we highly recommend you attend one of our training camps.