The Little River Reservoir Ultra – 52k / 26k / 10k

2019 Ultra, 26k & 10k Race Results – Sunday 25 August 2019

We had a wonderful day yesterday with a field of 57 runners from as far away as Winnipeg and England, a great opportunity for us to show off the Rez, our gorgeous park in east Saint John.
After a chilly start it turned into a spectacular day, hot an sunny with a little breeze to cool the air down and a nice lake to dip aching legs into after the race.
Congratulations to Michel Leblanc for winning the 52k in a time of 4hrs 27min 25sec and the Doucet family with Evan tearing up the course in 1hr 49min 32sec and Shelley cruising around in 1hr 51min 59sec. Thanks again, especially to Denelda and Jim all the way from Winnipeg.
I cannot thank the following people enough, Kim Spinney, Kim Williams, Jill Roach, Doug Barrett, Wayne Arrowsmith, Daryl & Ellen Steeves, Sandy Brown as well as the volunteers I have forgotten – sorry.

The Little River Reservoir is a jewel in the City of Saint John and is becoming a mecca for runners and swimmers as a great place to train and race. Our Ultra will take place completely within the park on a traffic free, crushed rock, flat course over a 3.3k looped course with spectaculars views of the park and lake and an elevation change of only 10m. The nature of this short loop will make it easy and safe for runners to obtain nutrition and see friends & family each lap. The final number of runners will be limited to avoid saturation in the park so please register early.

Please click here for our 2019 Registration Page

Thanks to Andrew Wagstaff of Maritime Runner for the great race review which can be found by clicking here.

2018 Race Comments:

I just wanted to send this quick email to thank you for organizing the 52k race. I thought it was well organized and a great experience. The third place prizes were also items that I wanted to purchase eventually anyway.

Here are 10 great reasons to race an Ultra with us.

1) All finishers will receive a beautiful Medal / Gift.

2) Beautiful location and scenic course.

3) One of the fastest routes / terrain you can possibly find if you are seeking a Personal Record for 50k.

4) One of the flattest routes if this is your first Ultra.

5) Gravel trail makes running a little easier on the body.

6) 3.3k per lap makes it easy to see friends and family – no long meandering course for hours on end.

7) One amazingly stocked aid station per lap makes access to food and drinks easy and we can keep any special foods/drinks for runners at the aid station for quick access each lap.

8) Great camaraderie on course amongst runners on the looped route.

9) Impossible to get lost – once you complete loop 1 – repeat until the end.

10) We will allow 1 support runner after the 5 hour point to bring you home. No support runners prior to this point. (no pacing of any kind will be allowed prior to 5 hours).

No littering on the course. What you bring in, take out with you. If you are caught you will get an infraction ranging from a 15 minute time penalty to disqualification.

Red Route in the map below indicates the provisional race route of 3.3k per lap.For more information please contact Garth at