World Championships 24 Hrs 2014

Written by Armand Leblanc Sunday, 24 August 2014 17:55

News flash

The World Championships 24 Hrs 2014 previously announced for Dec in Taiwan has now been cancelled.

The 2015 edition is confirmed for April 11-12th in Torine, Italy



World Championships 100K National Team 2014

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 August 2014 17:52 Written by Armand Leblanc Sunday, 24 August 2014 17:43

The 2014 World Championships 100K National Team preliminary selection is now complete.

Based on performances of 2012/2013 and up to July 31st 2014, 6 men and 6 women have been selected.

Invitations have been sent out ot those athletes selected and the final teams will be announced shortly after September 15th.

Please visit the "Selection 100K" page to see who are the potential athletes that will represent Canada in Qatar in November.




World Championships 24 Hrs 2014

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 May 2014 18:20 Written by Armand Leblanc Sunday, 11 May 2014 18:14


The World 24 Hrs Championships 2014 is back on schedule and will be held in Soochow, Taiwan on Dec 6-7th 2014.

Selection of the National Teams will take place on September 1st 2014

The selection will be based on performances acheived in 2012, 2013 and up to Sept 1st 2014.

All the best for the upcoming season.


Ultra D-Day Trail

Written by Armand Leblanc Sunday, 04 May 2014 17:46

Ultra D Day Trail - June 12th & 13th 2014


To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy and to recognize the 7 countries that participated , a team of 2 athletes representing the military members of each countries have been selected  to complete the 100 Milkes journey.

The 100 miles’ D DAY ULTRA TRAIL will run along the great historical places of June 6th 1944 landings, most notably passing through the five great beaches: Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach.

The D DAY ULTRA TRAIL is not a competitive race. This running will gather 7 athletes and 7 soldiers who will start and end the race together, hand in hand.

The runners will have to stop at " checkpoints ": 14 places of high historical value that fit perfectly in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the landing.

The ACU has selected 2 athletes to represent Canada. One of the criterias to be selected was to have been past or present member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and obvioustly being able to cover the 100 Miles distance.

Jason Loutitt and Major Bruce Barteaux will be representing Canada at this historic celebration. Jason has been a member of the military in the past and Bruce is still serving with over 35 years in the military.

You can follow their adventure on the following web site

Congratulations and all the best to Bruce and Jason !!


Athlete of the Year 2013

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:37 Written by Armand Leblanc Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:31

The Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners is proud to announced that the following members have been named as ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2013.

Stacie Carrigan

from Kelowna, British Columbia, as ACU Women Athelte of the Year

Sebastien Roulier

from Sherbrooke, Quebec, as ACU Men Athlete of the Year

Award presentation and photos will be available by CLICKING HERE



World Championships 2014 updates

Written by Armand Leblanc Saturday, 15 March 2014 17:44

Dear members, Athletes,

First I would like to apologize for the lack of updates with regards to the upcoming World Championships in 2014. The uncertainty and conflicting updates received made it very difficult to confirm any dates or location for 2014. Since last Fall, the IAU has been working very hard to secure the venues for these events. With the ups and dows of the world economy, it is getting very difficult for any organization interested in hosting a world event, to come up with enough fundings and meet all the requirements associated with hosting such events.

Here are the latest confirmations received from the IAU.

The World Championships 24 Hrs scheduled for 21-22 Jun in Pilzen Czeck Republic, has been cancelled. Discussions between the IAU and Soochow, Taiwan are on going

The World Championships 100K scheduled for Aug 30th in Latvia has also been cancelled but the IAU has confirmed the new venue for 2014, Doha, Qatar on Nov 28th 2014.

The World Trophy Final 50K will also take place in Doha, Qatar on Oct 31st 2014.

The selection for the National Team 100K for Doha, Qatar will be based on performances acheived in 2012, 2013 and up to Aug 28th 2014.

The selection for the National Team 24 Hrs will be announced as soon as a new venue has been secured and confirmed by the IAU.

The Wild Rose Brewery 50K,  of the Calgary Marathon, has been selected as part of the World Trophy Final 50K Series and any athletes who meet the qualifying standards during this event will be invited to the World Final 50K in Doha, Qatar.

Thank you for your patience

Yours in sports


Armand Leblanc

President ACU


Athlete of the Year 2013 nominations

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 18:21 Written by Armand Leblanc Monday, 06 January 2014 18:51


2013 is over and what an exiting year it was. We have experienced outstanding performances, numerous records and great achievements.

Every year, the ACU name a men and women Athlete of the Year based on nominations received from the running community.

Athlete of the year 2013 (Men and Women) nominations will be accepted until January 31st 2014.

Please use the ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATION FORM located in the menu tabs under "Athletes" to submit your nominations.


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