Team Custom Electric traveled to Grande Cache last weekend to compete in one of the most grueling adventure races in North America, the Canadian Death Race. The team pushed each other and themselves through the race to the finish line and a successful finish.
Sinister Sports, the event organizer, describes the race: “Since the start of the millennium, racers have come to the Canadian Rockies to cheat Death in one of the world’s toughest ultramarathons. The 118km course begins and ends on a 4200-foot plateau, passes over three mountain summits, and not only includes over 17,000 feet of elevation change but a major river crossing at the spectacular Hell’s Gate canyon at the confluence of the Smoky and Sulphur Rivers. Each year, extreme athletes push themselves to the limits of their endurance against the breathtaking background of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Well-trained and totally committed, they battle heat, cold, altitude, and their own demons. Finishing is the prize and the bragging rights are priceless.” The event is also one of the few in Canada to be classed as a Western States qualifying race.