Fat Dog 120 Trail Race

Update about COVID-19

If we have to cancel to 2021, you can get a 100% deferral. And we have extended our date for requesting partial refunds to April 30 (from March). We recognize that some runners may not be able to train properly.
Here's a thought-provoking article about the ways that various countries are approaching this pandemic (Mitigation or Suppression).
If your qualifying race was canceled or postponed, you can send us your Strava link to show you covered the distance. For training, some runners are using less-traveled trails to maintain distance from other people. Run 6 feet apart. Check out this helpful article on iRunFar.
We are monitoring the pandemic and researching mass gathering recommendations. So far, we have some things on our side like time (several months), separate groups (120, 70, 50, 40 and relay), lower numbers than road races, an outside environment, and ways to manage hygiene and social distancing. Our risk assessment will include factors outlined on this Canadian Government site which is an excellent resource.  See also Community-based measures.

August 7-9, 2020

Most scenic ultra race in Canada. Join us for a challenging point to point race that straddles 3 stunning provincial parks in British Columbia, Canada in the Cascade Mountains. Just short of Everest for elevation gain; Fat Dog 120 mile is 8682 metres, Everest is 8848 metres.


What's New

  • So far, 14 countries are coming to Fat Dog in 2020!
  • We are hoping to use the original route from Keremeos to Manning in 2020; just waiting on trail repairs being done in the Skagit Valley.
  • Call Manning Park Resort to book your accommodations 1-604-668-5922.
  • Box lunches will be available for relay teams and support crews (you can pre-order and pre-pay).
  • Awards lunch provided in the Alpine Room in 2020.
  • Like to identify scat? See new Resources page.
  • UTMB allows 6 points for 120 mile event.
  • Trail Runner Magazine suggests Fat Dog 120 if you didn't make Hardrock or Western States!

Join Us for Trail Work

Whether in your neighbourhood or our parks, your participation is significant in helping maintain trails. Add this to your training program! See the Trail Work page.

Race Difficulty

Not only is this race just short of Everest, it is also considered one of the world's 9 toughest ultramarathons by Outside Online. See About details.