July 1, 2017  

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Yep, the Big Kahuna.  This is an Alberta favourite, a classic, the one that started it all and a ‘must-do’ for any trail runner.  The Powderface 42 serves up 44.4km (bonus!) and 1671m of elevation gain on some wickedly beautiful K-Country singletrack.  We're going back to the classic format and offering up a half marathon distance as well.  There are only 150 spots total so we suggest you register early before it sells out!

Kananaskis is bear country!  As such we strongly recommend you carry bear spray.  Scatbelt offers comfortable belts that offer quick access to your bear spray.

Date: July 1, 2017

Trails: Powderface and Prairie Creek.

Directions to Start: From Calgary to the Station Flats Parking lot HERE.

Distances and Fees:         

Both the marathon and half marathon are the same price:  $135 plus GST and registration fees.


  • Post race snacks including pie.  Wait what?  Yes, pie!  In addition to our usual post race spread, we'll have a variety of high calorie pies to help you refuel!
  • Official race Tshirt
  • Fully stocked food and refreshment table in the finish line area and at checkpoints
  • Well marked routes and gorgeous views!


Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 1

6:30am    Packet Pick Up opens at Station Flats (K-Country)

8:00am    Packet Pick Up Ends

7:15am     Marathoners check-in start chute – bibs recorded

7:30am    Full Marathon Start

8:30am    Half Marathon Start

10:00am    Expected Half Marathon Winner

12:15pm    Expected Full Marathon Winner

2:30pm    Awards Start

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be at approximately:

  1. 5k
  2. 10.5k
  3. 24.5k
  4. 33.5k
  5. 38.5k


For all races and events, please bring your own reusable cup/container/ water belt or hydration pack. Thank-you for being a part of our commitment to the environment! 

Cut Off Times

The aid station cut off times are established for your own safety and apply to marathon runners only.  Any person not making the cut off times is likely injured or in jeopardy of finishing the race. You will be directed by race officials to remain at the aid station and will be transported back to the start of the race. The aid station cut off times are:
– 2nd Powderface road crossing (Aid station 3) — 12:00pm
– Powderface parking lot (Aid station 4) — 2:00pm

Spectators: Parking is limited so be sure to arrive early and please carpool!


Prizes will be awarded for:

Marathon – 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female

Half Marathon – 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female

Looking for a coaching plan to help you master Powderface?  Let coach Jacob Puzey from McMillan Running help you be your best.  The plan is only $325 for a 12 week plan, starting April 1.  

Here is what it entails:

Jacob will contact you in March to review your race goals and lifestyle.  Jacob will then build you a custom training plan, specific to your needs, skills, experience level, fitness and goals.  

The cost for this special Powderface plan is $325.00 plus GST.  It can be purchased at checkout when you register for Powderface.



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