Friday, 06 July 2018 09:20

Annual 100 Mile Ultra, Sinister 7 Ultra race coming this weekend

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Sinister 7 Ultra is on again this year on the weekend of July 6-8.  This will be the 11th year the race has been hosted in the stunning Crowsnest Pass. 


This year Sinister Sports  is proud to introduce Sin Fest.
There are a number of organizations participating to provide attractions and activities around Crowsnest Pass for visitors The Crowsnest Community Market will be in full swing on Saturday.  Pass Powder Keg Ski Area has guided bike tours where you can view parts of the Sinister 7 Ultra trail, while Uplift Adventures will have interpretive hikes throughout the weekend with options to learn about the local heritage or local plants and wildlife. The Frank Interpretive Center will also do presentations throughout the weekend, and drop-in art classes for kids will be hosted through the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery.  Don’t forget to stop at the lodge at Pass Powder  Keg party and watch the race from the patio. 
The race itself is sold out again, with the relay portion of the race filled up in under 2 minutes.  It seems runners have not been discouraged by the 18% finish rate last year.  “Last year was complete carnage” says race director, Brian Gallant, referring to the heat wave during Sinister 7 Ultra last year. 
This gruelling 160 km race is welcoming back both local and international runners along with their supporters, coming from as far as Japan and Australia. 
Sinister 7 Ultra has become a major attraction for Crowsnest Pass, and is one of the busiest weekends for restaurants and hotels.  Last year it was calculated that Sinister 7 Ultra had a $3.1 million dollar economic footprint. 
Whether you are participating in the ultra or a visitor it is bound to be unforgettable weekend. 
For more information, or to request a map and media package, please contact kelsey@ sinistersport.ca or 403-826-0985. 

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