Are you an aspiring ultramarathoner and have visions of competing on the world stage, or even gaining points to become a national series winner? The only way you can do this is through becoming a member of the ACU, then all those ultra events you enter and place in will allow you to have those points tallied and it then becomes official.
The next World Championships that will be coming up is the World Trail in Portugal in June. Team selection is taking place as we speak and will be announced shortly.
Don’t miss your chance at that type of representation ... join the ACU (if you haven’t done so already) and don't forget to renew if expired.
There are many events in Canada that allow you to gain those points. Simply visit www.acu100k.com and look at the “National Championships” calendar to see the different events listed.
JOIN TODAY !!
Happy New Year to everyone!
Now that we are officially into the new year, we need to see if anyone deserves the title of 2018 Athlete of the Year, Men and Women. To be nominated, here is the criteria to be considered:
✅ Performance at the regional, national and international level.
✅ Involvement in the running community
Nomination form can be found on the ACU web site under "Athletes" and "Athlete of the Year" than "Nomination form"
Deadline to submit the nominations Feb 28th.
We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season thus far and have some great 2019 running plans in the works!
Just an update regarding the selection for the 2019 National Trail Team:
4 of the 6 spots will be named on January 31st. We had 1 male spot and 1 female spot claimed at the UTHC 65km auto qualifier back in September.
We will be using the Chuckanut 50km on March 16th, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington as an opportunity for a final auto qualifier.
The event is sold out, HOWEVER, if you are interested in competing and attempting to garner a spot on Team Canada for 2019 you are still able to get into the event. You need to contact myself (Ryne) and NOT THE RACE DIRECTOR. I will liaise the entry process on behalf of the event. You will still need to pay the entry fee ($95USD plus taxes) but will be given a code to bypass the waitlist and get into the event.
The criteria to gain an auto spot on the 2019 team we be: 1st Canadian Male under 3h55m and 1st Canadian Female under 4h25m. If someone who is already on the team named Jan 31st tops the Chuckanut results the spot will roll down as long as the time barrier is still achieved.
Any questions please don't hesitate to ask -
Happy trails and best wishes for the holiday season to you and your families.
It is with great sadness to announce that we’ve recently lost an ultramarathon athlete, Evgeny Sotnikov, who lost his battle with mental illness on Monday. No one knew he was suffering. Evgeny recently competed and set a course record at local event. We offer our heart-felt condolences to his family and friends. Let’s take this important time out to also make sure we are getting help if we need it .. keep the conversation about mental illness an important one.
His obituary is below:
Great news out of Manitoba!
The position for the Provincial Representative has been filled.
Michael Anderson, from Winnipeg, has accepted to represent Manitoba.
Welcome to the team Michael!
The ACU is looking for an energetic individual to help promote ultrarunning and represent the ultra community as Provincial Representative for Manitoba.
For more info please contact Armand by e-mail at
The position of the ACU Ontario Provincial Rep has now been filled.
Please welcome April Boultbee to her new position!
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