The Lone Wolf Race

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 24, 2022



So, what is the Lone Wolf? A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together on the hour as a pack, needing to finish the loop within the hour. As when the next hour strikes, the race starts again, in the opposite direction. The goal? To complete as many loops as you can.

This “Last (Wo)Man Standing” takes place on a beautiful, single track 6.8km loop, with 210m of vertical/descent. On paper it seems easy enough to complete within the cutoff time for most, however pacing and tactics will come into play as the day goes on, and year one saw a lot of racers tap out earlier than expected!

The loop is washing-machine style – heading clockwise, then counterclockwise, then clockwise and so on. Racers need to make it back to base before the hour cutoff, and be ready to start the loop again, on the hour. If you miss the cutoff, you’re out and you remain in the den.

Unlike other Last Racer Standing formats, this one’s a little different – as once you get past midnight, expect the RD’s to change the rules on you a little…you have been warned!

With a well-stocked aid station, easy logistics for one drop bag at base, and the opportunity to race as a Lone Wolf (solo), Coyotes (2-person team), Cougars (2-person team combined age of >80) or Pups (2-person team combined age of 32 or under), the race caters to a variety of runners, with a variety of goals. Challenge yourself to do one more loop than you thought you could. See how far you can go after a summer of training. Or simply have a great day on the trails, running, cheering and supporting fellow runners. Or simply have a great day on the trails, running, cheering and supporting fellow runners.

Whatever your goal, it promises fantastic #FernieStoke atmosphere and Fernie Brewing Co. beer (Lone Wolf IPA of course). Alpha Males and Female Lone Wolves will be crowned, with prizing for top three in all team categories (female, male and mixed).

Whatever your goal, it promises a fantastic fun day(s) on the Fernie trails, and we can’t wait for 2022! For your entry, you get a sweet Shirt from Giv’er Shirtworks, Finish Line Beer from Fernie Brewing Co., Finishers Medal and top 3 trophies from Wild Wolves Design.

So, think you can outrun the pack and become The Lone Wolf?

Visit Stag Leap Running Co. website for more details.