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Grizzly Ultra Marathon

Grizzly Canmore Ultra Marathon

Picture this: Majestic Rocky Mountains as your backdrop, crisp mountain air filling your lungs, and a trail that’s both your best friend and your biggest challenge. The Grizzly Ultra isn’t just a race; it’s a rendezvous with nature, a test of endurance, and a celebration of human spirit in the heart of the Canadian wilderness.

The course itself is a rollercoaster of terrain – from challenging ascents that’ll have your quads questioning your life choices, to descents that let you feel the wind in your hair as you navigate through the awe-inspiring landscapes. It’s not just a run; it’s a journey through pine-scented trails, babbling brooks, and maybe even the occasional surprise wildlife sighting.

But hey, it’s not all blood, sweat, and steep inclines. The camaraderie among participants is as warm as a cozy fireside chat. You’ll find yourself exchanging smiles, encouragement, and maybe even a few “Can you believe we signed up for this?” laughs with your fellow ultra warriors.

And let’s not forget the energy at the aid stations – they’re like oases in the wilderness, stocked with everything from energy-boosting snacks to high-fives from the awesome volunteers. It’s like a pit stop of motivation to keep you charging forward.

Now, the finish line – oh, what a sweet sight! Imagine crossing that threshold, surrounded by cheers from supporters, the breathtaking mountain scenery as your witness, and the sheer satisfaction of conquering the untamed course. It’s not just a race; it’s a triumph, a personal victory against the rugged elements.

So, if you’re ready for a challenge that combines the wild beauty of the Rockies with the grit of an ultra marathon, the 2024 Grizzly Ultra Marathon in Canmore is calling your name. Lace-up those trail shoes, embrace the adventure, and let the mountains be your witness to an unforgettable journey! 🏞️🏅👟

Since 2006 we have hosted over 50,000 participants and helped many registered charities / non-profits raise over $5 million. Past and present partners include MitoCanada, SPCA, MS Society, Terry Fox Foundation, Enviros Wilderness Schools, Banff YWCA, Canmore Nordic Ski Club and Wheels For Wells. We also donate significant time, energy and equipment every year while supporting several community events.


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Oct 12 - 13 2024


Canmore, AB