Race Overview

Fat Dog will take you through some of the most scenic parts of southwestern British Columbia.  In this point-to-point course, you will travel from valley bottoms, through forests and up into high sub-alpine terrain.  The course offers incredibly stunning alpine views including mountain vistas, wildflower meadows and sub-alpine forests.  There is a mix of technical and non-technical trails with large sections being runnable.  Most of the course is in very remote areas, with little to no cell phone coverage, no town visible, and no road access. All distances involve a challenging elevation profile, both in ascent and decent. Many racers have said it is of similar difficulty to Hardrock. See route maps for details and specifics for each distance.

Aid stations are well stocked with cold and hot food, beverages and race fuel including gluten free and vegan options. Enthusiastic volunteers will be there to help you on your way. 
The finish line for all distances is at Lightning Lake in E.C. Manning Park and includes a hospitality tent as well as catered hot and cold food for all racers.  Many racers stay on the finish line to cheer on fellow runners or to soak in the mountain lake.
 Seriously scenic, and not "just" 100 miles!

Distances offered for 2023

120 mile, 100k, 50 mile, and 40 mile

Fatdog Media Coverage

Fat Dog 120 mile is considered one of the top 9 toughest ultras by Outside Online.
RAD Season listed Fat Dog 120 first in its list for North America's Top 6 Stunning Ultra Trail Runs.
Canadian Trail Running Magazine lists Fat Dog in Canada's must run list.
RunUltra lists Fat Dog 120 as a finalist in their North American race awards.
Trail Runner Magazine lists Fat Dog as an alternative in their list of 10 choices for ultra racers who do not get into Hardrock or Western States.