Rockcut Ultra & 19km 

September 24, 2022

Race start time:

7:17 a.m.

Pre-Race Video Briefing

We will post a pre-race video briefing on or before Sept. 12th

 Race Registration: September 23 between 2pm – 9pm

Sign your waiver and pick up your swag bags at Rock Adventures, Kayak Yours (34 Main St, Twillingate)

Race Day Check In

You will be required to check in at the start line between 6:30 – 7:15 a.m. 

Check in will close at 7:15 a.m.

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.

Cut-Off Times

Ultra Cut-Off Times and Distances:

42km Cut-off is 8 hours and the race must be completed in 12 hours.

Rockcut 19km runners will have 4 hours to complete the race.


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.


There will be two port-a-potties at the start and the Wooden Boat Museum will be open for our use.

Water & Food

There are water stations approximately every 5kms with food at the lighthouse (9kms) and every station after the 19km mark and of course, the finish line.

The 9km and every station after 19kms will have water, electrolytes and food.

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 bags, you can leave it at Rock Adventures when you pick up your swag bag. Drop bags will be available for you at French Beach (approx 30 & 58kms).

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.

Covid Guidelines

At the time of the race, we will follow all government issued Covid guidelines.

Rockcut Ultra – 66kms

Starting in Snellins Cove, runners will head north through Back Harbour to the lighthouse and back down the other side of the Island as they make there way to South Twillingate. From there you will head to French Beach and along the coastal Rockcut Trails to Little Harbour before circling back.

Rockcut 19km

The 19km trail race will run the beginning portion of the ultra, with a start and finish in Snellins Cove. This section is arguably one of the harder, prettier routes on the island.

Elevation Gain/Loss

Ultra: 7,298 ft

Rockcut 19: 2,909 ft

Rockcut 2021 Charitable Donation

As many of you know, Rockcut 2021 race was cancelled by the Deputy Minister of Health at the last hour. Due to the cancellation, there was $523.27 remaining in the budget. With that, Rockcut 2021 donated $273 to Remembering Robbie, a local not for profit that works hard to raise awareness about mental health. There was also a donation made to the Twillingate Fire Department, an amazing group of volunteers who keep our community safe. The money was used to help purchase a stretcher with large wheels, designed specifically for off road (trail) rescues. And, well we kept the $0.27 🙂

Link to Rockcut Trails

(does not include all trails used in the race)

Please Support Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

$75 Vacation Homes/BnB's

If you are the owner of a vacation home or BnB and want to support the race, we ask for $75 or that you volunteer throughout the race. Your sponsorship will contribute to the overall outcome of the race and in return, you will be listed on the website with a direct link to your booking site.

$450 & $600 Multiple Businesses

If you own multiple businesses and want each of them highlighted, the price is $450 for 2 businesses and $600 for 3+ businesses.

$250 Business Sponsorship

If you are the owner of a single business and wish to sponsor, it is a $250 donation or the equivalent in prizes. In return, your logo will be on our website where we encourage runners to support our partners.