Canadian Death Race – Grande Cache, AB

Probably Canada’s most hardcore race takes place this weekend. “The Canadian Death Race” . I worked in the bush in this area in the past, I know the terrain it is hard core and the wildlife is hardcore (if you think grizzlies are hardcore). This is a race I have on my to-do list.

The North FaceĀ® Canadian Death Race takes place August 2-4, 2008. Be Ready.

For nearly a decade, elite racers have come here to cheat Death in one of the world’s toughest adventure races. The 125 km course begins and ends on a 4200 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 cash prizes for winning: finishing is hard enough. And the bragging rights are pricelessā€¦

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