MEC Big White Ultra - CANCELLED

  • Date
    Sunday, 05 July, 2020
  • Time
    From 07:00 am to 05:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Kelowna
  • Price
  • Address
    Big White Mountain Resort
    Happy Valley Road
    Big White, BC

2020 High Point Race Series – COVID Cancellation Notice

As you know, COVID-19 has affected how we can safely recreate together in groups. Given these evolving guidelines, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 High Point Race Series.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances associated with COVID-19, MEC is making an exception to our refund policy and will be providing all race participants with a refund of their paid registration fee. Registered race participants will receive an email from MEC regarding the refund process. 

Thank you for choosing to run with us. We hope to see you out on the trails, racing again soon.

6K / 12K / 20K / 50K

Choose your mountain challenge. With lots of distances up for grabs, you get to decide just how far to go. One thing all trail distances have in common? Each one heads straight up a ski run to get your thighs buzzing.

Well-marked routes and fun finish line vibes with music, stretch zones, product demos and a beer garden.





Early Bird

Until Jan 31 at 11:59pm


Until Jul 3 at 10:00am


Until Jul 4 at 5:00pm

Race Day

6K $15 $20 $20



12K $15 $20 $20



20K $20 $25 $25



50K $40 $45 $45


No race day registration

What's included?

  • 10% off in-store purchases during package pick-up
  • Chip timing by Race Day Timing
  • Vendor Village with samples, demos, and more!
  • Finish line vibes + unlimited high fives


Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances. Please see our refund policy.


Distance Elevation Start Time Aid Stations Cut-off Time
6K 380m 10:45 am 1 N/A
12K 642m 10:30 am 1 N/A
20K 1098m 8:30 am 2* N/A
50K 2182m 7:00 am 5* 5:30pm

*Mandatory Aid Station check-ins required

Select your distance below for route maps & more info:




Distance changes will be accepted online until 7:00am PST on Friday, July 3 2020 or in-store during package pick-up. We will not accept any race day distance changes.

If you move down in distance you will not be refunded the price difference.

CLICK HERE to request a race distance change.


Location Date Time

MEC Kelowna

1876 Cooper Road #100

Friday, Jul 3 

Saturday, Jul 4



In-Store Discount

Receive 10% off in-store purchases* during package pick-up. Just show your bib upon check-out to redeem! 

*Discount applies to in-stock, regular priced product in-store (Arcteryx, Patagonia, Blundstone, Birkenstock and Glerups footwear are exempt) and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Race Day package pick-up will not be available. 

Can't make package pick-up? No stress. Send a friend or family member with your full name and race confirmation email to pick up your package for you.  




Race Location

All distances start at Big White Resort, in front of the Happy Valley Day Lodge, along Happy Valley Rd. 

All distances finish in the centre of the village at Big White Resort. 


Parking is available in the Happy Valley Parking Lot for racers and spectators. Day parking is also available at the Village Centre Mall, which is closest to the finish line. Find out more info about parking at Big White

How to Get There

By Car: Big White Ski Resort is located 56km SE of Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan Valley. From Kelowna, follow Highway 33 for 32km until you reach the Big White Road. Turn onto Big White Road and follow it for another 24km until you arrive at the Happy Valley turnoff, where you'll find free parking in Happy Valley.

By Air: Kelowna International Airport is the closest airport to Big White Resort, with direct flights from most major cities. 

Find our more info about how to get to Big White


In an effort to reduce our environmental impact, the 20K and 50K will be cup-free!

Help us keep our races green by bringing your own water bottle, wearing a hydration vest, or bringing your reusable cup.

Race Results

Results will be available online on Race Day Timing. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each distance (no age category awards). 

Canadian Mountain Running Qualifying Series

This race is part of the 2020 Canadian Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series.                 

Finishing in the top 5 in your age group in two races in the qualifying series, including this race, will allow you to be eligible to enter for the 2021 Canadian Mountain Running Championships.                                                                                          

For more information about the 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Qualifying Series Races, go to:                                                                                                   

To find out more about mountain running in Canada, go to:   


A race is only as strong as its volunteers, so thank you for supporting this years race. Volunteering with MEC is an absolute blast with lots of cheering and countless high-fives. Grab a friend and sign up today!

As a volunteer you will recieve the following:

  • Access to the in-store 10% discount during package pick-up
  • Endless gratitude from the run community

CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer!


For vacation rentals and more information about Big White, check out their website here.

Vacation packages, trip planning hints, and more coming soon!