First newsletter for 2013
Welcome to the Ultimate XC Kmag Festival.
The purpose of this latest newsletter is to help you improve your stay St-Donat and give you all the necessary information in order to have a more enjoyable experience while in the area
Saint-Donat has everything to accommodate you: A pharmacy, a post office, gas station, a tourism office, restaurants, church, etc..
There are two ways to get to St-Donat:
- Highway 15 North to Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, take exit 89 and follow the 329 to St-Donat.
- Highway 25 North and then road 125
St-Donat is located 90km from Montreal. Parking for the event is limited. You must arrive minimum one hour before departure of your shuttle bus for your start.
From the Parking, it’s little walk to get to the registration office, it’s located behind the City Hall of St-Donat. All bus departure will be in the parking lot behind City Hall, right next to the registration office.
Village map to download on the UltimateXC Kmag Festival website:
Address of the City Hall:
Hôtel de Ville de St-Donat
490 Rue Principale
2) Registration Office – Race Packets and timing-chip.
The Registration Office will be at the City Hall of St. Donat, 490 Main Street, at the rear of the building!
58km and 38km:
It is MANDATORY for participants in the 58km and 38 km to get their Race Packets Friday, June 28, 2013 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The registration office will not be open before the departure of the shuttle buses for the 38 and 58 km on Saturday morning. There will be no exception.
21km, 10km, 5km and 1km:
Friday, June 28, 2012 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, June 39, 2012 from 8:00am to 11:30am
In order to get your race packet it is Mandatory to have a valid photo ID at the registration office. No ID no Race packet
3) Bus Timetables for your respective departures:
We organized a shuttle Bus to take you to your respective Starts( all at different locations)
You are not permitted to go on your own at the start because there is no parking available at those starts and we need to make a head count on the BUS. No shuttle is organized after the race
4) Aid Stations
5km and 10km:
Aid stations will only be supplying liquid : water and X1 (energy drink).
Bananas and oranges will be available at the finish.
58km, 38km, 21km:
Aid stations will be located about 45 to 90 minutes apart from one another. As such we recommend racers use some sort of hydration system, ie ,racing belt or bottle of water.
Each aid station will have both liquids and solids that will vary according to distance covered and estimated time remaining before the finish.
Participants of the 21,35 and 50 km races will be treated to salty pasta, salted potatoes, gummy bear candies, Nutella and peanut butter and warm soup stock at the aid station of Lake Bouillon which is located at the base station of Ski la Reserve. This aid station will be located 10 km from the finish line. The final 10 km will be grueling, please take advantage of this aid station to re fuel up so you can finish strong.
The only aid station accessible to the public is the one located
at the base station of Ski la Reserve. To reach it leave the start area, drive through the village towards route 329 and get on route125 and take the second exit for la Reserve. Please do not take
the first entrance as it will lead you at the wrong place . Over 400 runners will pass through this station. With family and friends, we ask all spectators to please respect the parking indications to avoid congestions
- Race packet pickup for the 58 and 38 km races must be done on Friday night,
No race bib or timing chips will be available for these races on
- One piece of photo ID will be required to pick up your race bib and timing chip.
- Ipods and MP3 are NOT allowed on the 58,38 and 21 km courses.
- Ipods and MP3's are allowed o the 13 and 5 km courses.
- Walking poles or sticks are not allowed on any of the courses.
- No runner will be allowed to have a pacer with them on the course.
- No participant will be allowed to drive themselves to the start lines except for the 5 and 1 km events.
- There will be no shuttle following the race. As such participants will need to take the bus to get to the starts of 58km, 38km, 21km and 13 km events.
- This year there will be no official cut off time for the 58, 38 and 21 km events, however if your pace indicates that you are primarily walking, we reserve the right to end your race out of respect for our volunteers.
- You will not longer be allowed to transfert from one race to another as of Today
Some aid stations on the 58, 38 and 21 km races are more than one hour apart, it is advisable to bring a hydration system or water bottle.
Since mosquito season is in full swing a bottle of bug repellant is probably a good idea.
The race courses include some astonishing views and as such feel free to bring a camera with you to take some pretty pictures.
8) Drop Bags (58, 38 km)
Notes for the 58 km and 38 km
Following the water crossing, you will have access to your dropoff bag which will be located at km 36 on58km course and 19km on the 38 km course. All drop bags will be brought back to the finish line by the organisation.
Drop bags will be weighed before the start and cannot exceed 5 pounds.
Any bag weighing more than 5 pounds will not be brought to the area after the river crossing.
We will provide white plastic bag for that purpose. Only those bags can be used.