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Fat Dog 120 Trail Race

 August 9-11, 2024

 The Fatdog 120 team is passionate about equipping people to reach their life goals. No matter what distance, it is our commitment to come alongside every racer and get them to the finish line. We strive to achieve this by offering a hospitable, inclusive, memorable and fun event that is also extremely challenging. Fatdog 120 is also very active in the maintenance and care of the extensive trail network that is used for our event. We recognize that it is a great privilege to run on these trails and it is one way of giving back to the outdoor community at large. Many of the trails incorporated have rich history connected to the area now known as British Columbia.  For more information, check out our about page.

Course Overview

Beginning in the community of East Gate BC, and finishing in iconic E.C. Manning Provincial Park, the course is 124 Miles long, incorporating a point-to-point style route. Cumulative elevation gain is approximately 26,000 feet or 8000 meters. The majority of the course is run on very remote technical single track trail. Much of it is far from road access and will take you through some of the absolute most scenic parts of southwestern British Columbia. You will travel from valley bottoms up into high sub-alpine terrain with many panoramic views along the way. Not "just" 100 miles!!  Other distances will see sections of the 120 mile course. Full route details including maps and GPX files are available in the "Routes and Maps" section.

For 2024 - the 120 mile event starts Friday, August 9
 100 km, 50 mile and 40 mile events start Saturday, August 10

Congratulations to all our 2023 starters and finishers!
View the Race results from 2023
View the Photo Story or full Photo Gallery from 2023.  Thanks to Matt Cecill for his amazing work!


2025 will be Hosted in Abbotsford, BC March 15-?.  Read all the information on our Backyard Ultra Tab


Fatdog is proud to partner with the Run For Water Society, raising funds for clean water projects in Ethiopia and globally.  A portion of race entry fees will be donated to this cause.  See the Run for Water Trail Run website for more info on their trail race event and water projects

We are pleased to announce that we have become a Trail Sisters approved race. Trail Sisters is an organization that works towards gender equality in sports, specifically trail racing.  By becoming a Trail Sisters approved race, we commit to equal opportunities for all our racers. Check out the Trail Sisters Website for their full mission statement and a list of other approved races.

As part of our commitment to sustainability in our race, we are supporting the International Trail Running Association's green program.  Every year we will review our race to look for ways to lessen our impact on the beautiful planet we run on.  To learn more, check out the ITRA's website.

Join the  "Fatdog Racers" Facebook group to connect!  This is the place to ask questions, arrange carpools for crew and pacers, share accommodations etc. 

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See Jeff Pelletier's video as he fast-packs a section of the Fatdog race course!