Rockcut Ultra 50 & 19km 

September 30, 2023

Race start time:

Ultra: 7:17a & 19km: 10:19a 

        Rockcut Ultra 50kms & 19kms Registration is Closed!

Video Brief:

There will be a video brief posted to our social media pages 48 hours prior to race day.

Pre-Race Check In:

All runners are to report and check in at Rock Adventures, Kayak Tours (34 Main St, Twillingate) on Sept. 29th between 2-9p.m.

Race Day Check In:

50km Ultramarathoners will be required to check in at the start line between 6:30 – 7:10 a.m. 

19km runners will be required to check in between 9:15 – 10:10 a.m.

Race Day check in will take place at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, located in the same lot as the Wooden Boat Museum.

Start and Finish

Known to the locals as Snellins Cove but found on charts as Dumpling Cove. To get there, you come onto North Twilllingate Island, past Split Rock Brewery. Take a left where there are signs for the Twillingate Museum and the Wooden Boat Museum. Follow the road until it turns into a dirt road and just past the cemetery is the picturesque Snellins Cove.


There is limited parking so please car pool or walk to the start if possible. There is some parking at the Wooden Boat Museum and Twillingate Museum parking lots. There are the two schools where you can walk from and various rest stops.


The Wooden Boat Museum & St. Peter’s Church will be open for the early start of the 50km Ultra.

For the 19km, the Wooden Boat Museum and St. Peter’s Church will remain open but you are also welcome to use the facilities at the Anchor Inn and Blue Barrel Cafe.

Cut-Off Times

50km race must be completed in 12 hours.

Rockcut 19km runners will have 6 hours to complete the race.

Water & Food

There are water, electrolytes and food stations throughout the course.

Food for the ultra will include such items as chips, bagels, potatoes, and Harriet’s famous cinnamon buns.

Drop Bags

If you are running the ultra and have a drop bag, you can leave it at Rock Adventures when you pick up your swag bag. Drop bags will be available for you in Little Harbour (approx. half way).

Sweater Donation

If you wish to wear an old sweater to the start line, there will be collection bins and all items will be donated locally.


Rockcut Ultra – 50kms

Starting in Snellins Cove, you will head to French Beach and along the coastal Rockcut Trails to Little Harbour before circling back.

Rockcut 19km

The 19km trail starts in Snellins Cove and runs a loop around the north island and Crow Head. This section is arguably one of the harder, prettier routes on the island.

Elevation Gain/Loss

Ultra: 5,328 ft

Rockcut 19: 2,909 ft


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