Join us the weekend of July 1st and 2nd for our annual Never Summer training and trail work weekend. This is an informal training weekend that will give you a chance to get up high and preview the trails that make up the Never Summer 100km course. Race staff and volunteers will also be out finishing up the final pieces of trail maintenance and we’d appreciate any support you can offer if you don’t plan on running.
For those out training, we will provide limited support with water drops and car shuttles for the following routes:
Saturday 7/1 (~16.5 miles, 33 miles) – 8am meet at the Ranger Lakes campground to run the southern section of the course. From Ranger Lakes to the Diamond aid station it is roughly 16 miles (with 2 mile jog on hard shoulder back to Ranger Lakes – or car drops/shuttle can be arranged). The full loop from Ranger Lakes to North Diamond, across to Montgomery and down to Bockman and back to Ranger Lakes via the Grass Creek/Gould Mtn section of the course is a little over 33 miles.
Route data (Elijah Flenner): https://www.strava.com/activities/628066417
Sunday 7/2 (21 miles) – 8am meet at Ruby Jewel TH. Run up the Ruby Jewel Road to Kelly Lake/Hidden Valley. Complete the northern loop after descending from Kelly Lake and return via Canadian/North Yurt for 21/25 miles (with/without Clear Lake spur). A shorter option would be to shortcut south on the access road to Canadian from the Kelly Lake junction (~17 miles).
Route data (no Clear Lake o&b): https://www.strava.com/activities/629223222
Trail work volunteers can meet up with us either day. We’ll mainly be working the southern section of the course.
We suggest the Crags Campground (first come, first served, rarely fills) for those that want to camp.
We’ll update plans on the event facebook page as we get a handle on numbers and logistics: https://www.facebook.com/events/307921969657055