6/12/24 Hour Ultra

Winners of category will earn this coveted trophy

On June 26 to 27, 2021 Walk or run as far as you can in 6, 12 or 24 hours around the William McDonald track OR where ever you chose in Yellowknife in the freebird mode using William McDonald Track as a starting point.

Sign up at www.zone4.ca.

Official Race Rules and Schedule at the bottom of the page

This is your chance to set a personal record! Take as many breaks as you like, take a 5 hour nap. This event is a chance to see how far you can go in 24 hours. Run, walk or crawl just keep moving forward!

Start and finish location for all categories: William McDonald Track

Start/finish times (subject to change):

  • 6 hour category – June 26, 2021 – 9am Start/ 3pm Finish
  • 12 hour category – June 26, 2021- 8am Start/ 8pm Finish
  • 24 hour category – June 26, 2021- 7am Start/ 7am(June 27, 2021) Finish
  • Virtual – Send proof you completed your event to ykmultisport@gmail.com (a medal will be sent to the mailing address you register with)

**Sorry, Virtual Race can only be completed in Canada. Do not sign up if you are planning on doing it outside of Canada.**

$60 Race Fee includes:

  • A well earned medal
  • Portapotty access
  • William McDonald track rental
  • Water
  • music
  • Prizes


  1. Track participants will be chip timed. (50 people maximum on the track)
  2. Freebird participants will show the race director GPS data to support their result.
  3. This event is self supported – meaning you provide your own food.
  4. This is and individual event, not a team or relay event.
  5. Track traffic rules will be in place with some lanes designated for running and others for walking.
  6. Track direction will change every 2 hours (subject to change, but there will be change of directions)
  7. Free bird participants will be permitted on the track and to use the site.
  8. You are permitted to set up a tent at the William McDonald Track, but be respectful of the site.
  9. No fires allowed.
  10. Event will take place rain or shine.
  11. Don’t blame the DJ if you don’t like the tunes… 🙂
  12. Sorry, strictly no refunds.

This is about endurance, not speed. How long can you last?!?


Volunteers are still needed for the event. If you are interested in any of the following positions please contact ykmultisport@gmail.com.

Race Setup (2 Volunteers)

  • Volunteers on setup will meet at William McDonald between 5:30 am – 7:30 am June 26th to setup the race stadium including placing pylons, tents, tables, flags, etc.

Race Check In (2 – 4 Volunteers)

  • Volunteers will be required from 6:20 am – 9:40 am June 26th to check in participants and hand out the race packages.

Race Finish (6 Volunteers)

  • Tasks include handing out medals, announcing time remaining, rounding up participants post race, and collecting timing chips. Volunteers will be needed during the following times ( 2:00 pm 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm June 26th and 6:30 am – 8:00 am June 27)

Race Tear Down (2 Volunteers)

  • Tasks include collecting all items and delivering them to the YK Multisport storage located at the ski club.

Race Monitors (Multiple)

  • Race Monitors will be needed throughout the day and night to cheer the runners, assist the race director and timing coordinators. Times will divided into 2 hour increments for the 24 hour period of the race.

Official Race Rules and Schedule