THE 2023 RACE
Cycle 50km, 115km, or 230km, or Run 50km, 115km, or 100 miles, based out of St. Pierre-Jolys on a 50km (cycle/run) out-and-back or 115km (cycle/run) loop. All racers start at approximately the same time and do 1 or 2 loops (longest distance runners will have an addition at the end of the 115km loop to make up distance for 100 miles).
Pre-race check in (sign waivers, pick up bib #’s, cue sheets, commemorative toque, etc) will be the Friday before the event, Feb 17th (location/time TBA). The race takes place on Saturday/Sunday February 18/19th of 2023.
Actif Epica Ltd is a self supported winter endurance event. It promotes health benefits associated with outdoor activity in icy temperatures, snowy and/or windswept trails and paths, and Celebrates Human Resilience.
There are electronic CheckPoints along the route that participants scan themselves through using their smartphones that help us keep track of progress, and there are volunteers roving the course and a medic on standby, but participants should consider the event largely unsupported. You need to be able to take care of yourself during this event, making it through the race without assistance. 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 Race Bible with a 50km course and a 115km loop. Cyclists and runners are treated to a rural course based out of St. Pierre-Jolys MB, returning to the Crow Wing Trail, visiting some of the communities in South Eastern Manitoba. Depending on the selected distance those include St. Malo, St. Pierre-Jolys, Niverville and the Crystal Spring Colony.
Our goal is to offer a safe race course that exposes participants to some of ‘The Great Trail’ along the Crow-Wing sections in South-Eastern Manitoba and some of the associated communities it traverses through.