Actif Epica is a self supported ultra endurance event in extreme trail and weather conditions. It promotes health benefits associated with outdoor activity in icy temperatures, windswept trails, big skies and huge landscapes, and Celebrates Human Resilience.
There are a number of CheckPoints, most but not all of which are staffed with volunteers, along the route that allow participants to take shelter if necessary (they also act as a means for us to keep track of participants as they progress through the race), but there are unsupported stretches where participants need to be able to take care of themselves. Some ‘grab and go’ food may be provided at some Check Points, but this can’t be relied upon. Participants must be able to make it through the race without assistance, even if they may be able to enjoy some ‘bonus’ food along the way. To get a more complete sense of what is required for participants to support themselves through the race check out the Race Bible.
THE RACE ROUTE
The race route can be found in the Racer and Spectator Course Guide. Short and mid distance cyclists and runners are treated to a mostly urban course that still has a rural feel as they traverse at least three of Winnipeg’s major waterways (the Red, Assiniboine, and the Seine Rivers) on a looped route that starts and ends at The Forks..
Long distance cyclists may additionally do an out and back along another river, to be determined soon as we finalize the course for 2022.
Our goal is to offer a safe race course that remains close to civilization (and relatively close to our race HQ at The Forks and within reach of our medic team and volunteer rovers) while featuring quiet trails and paths that allow participants to enjoy the pristine winter conditions that Winnipeg offers intrepid souls.