July 4, 2020

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 4, 2020 

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:  $138 plus GST and registration fees.

Drop Bags:

If you'd like to have a drop bag on course for you, we can place these for you at the aid stations/ check points.  Please label your bags with your name and which check point you would like it placed at.  


  • Post race snacks. In addition to our usual post race spread, we'll have a variety of high calorie pies to help you refuel!

  • Official race swag

  • 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 4 2020

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

Mandatory Gear:

All runners must carry the following items at all times during their run, for their own safety:

  • Water vessel that can be filled at aid stations.

  • Light shell or jacket

  • Toque or buff

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


Package Pickup:  Race morning only as schedule above.



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