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
A HUMAN ADVENTURE, A HISTORIC TERRITORY
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 http://www.ultraddaytrail.com/index.php
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.
from Kelowna, British Columbia, as ACU Women Athelte of the Year
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
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
ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2013
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.
New Provincial Director for Quebec Region
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 14:36 Written by Armand Leblanc Wednesday, 01 January 2014 14:07
The ACU is please to announce the nomination of Eric Bellavance as the new Provincial Director for the Quebec Region.
Eric follows in the step of Michel Gouin who had been at the elm since 2006.
Welcome aboard Eric!!
Year in review from British Columbia
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 14:02 Written by Armand Leblanc Wednesday, 01 January 2014 13:34
2013 has been a benchmark year for Canadians all across the country and living abroad. Numerous records from trail to road to multiday have gone down in 2013 and 2014 is lining up to be an even better year.
Likely the most notable Canadian story for 2013 is the emergence of Rob Krar. For those that don't know, Rob is a Canadian currently living in Flagstaff, Arizona. His resume for 2013 includes wins at the UROC 100km in Colorado, Leona Divide 50 miler in California and The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler a few weeks ago in San Francisco. He also was 2nd place at the Western States 100 miler in a blazing 15h22m and torched the FKT for the Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim by over 30 minutes (which was previously held by Dakota Jones). He is basically a shoe in to win the UltraRunning Magazine UROY which would make him the 1st Canadian Male to earn that distinction. More...
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