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The Canadian Death Race takes place every August Long Weekend in Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada.


Since the start of the millennium, elite racers have come to the Canadian Rockies to cheat Death in one of the world's toughest adventure races. The 125 km course begins and ends on a 4,200 foot plateau, passes over three mountain summits and includes 17,000 feet of elevation change and a major river crossing at the spectacular Hell's Gate canyon at the confluence of the Smoky and Sulphur Rivers. During the August long weekend each year, extreme athletes, individually and in relays, push themselves to the limits of their endurance against the breathtaking background of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Each year, well-trained and totally committed, they battle heat, cold, altitude and themselves. There are no big prizes for winning: finishing is hard enough. And the bragging rights are priceless…

Race Schedule

Friday, August 4th

  • Noon to 8pm - Registration / Race kit Pick-up (Arena)
  • 4:00 pm - 8pm - Pasta Supper (Grande Cache Hotel)
  • 5:00 pm - Mandatory Volunteer Meeting (Curling Rink, Rec Centre)
  • 5:00 pm - Media Briefing (Tourism Centre)
  • 8:30 pm - Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting / Welcome (DeathFest Main Stage, Central Park) Race Kit Pick-up

Saturday, August 5th

  • 7:00 to 7:40am - Racer Check-in
  • 8:00 am - Race Start

Sunday, August 6th

  • 8am - Race Finish
  • 2pm - Kids Death Race
  •  4pm - Kids Race Awards (Arena)

Monday, August 7th

  • 8:30am - Awards Breakfast (Arena)

Festival Contact Info

Website: www.canadiandeathrace.com
Email: raceinfo@canadiandeathrace.com

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