A three part triathlon over six weeks starts with the bike ...
The event will start at the Provincial Park in the main parking lot beside the lower campground. There will be four ride versions again this year including:
Smolt Ride which will take those registrants - likely kids through the park along the beautiful path toward the Petroglyphs.
Sprint Ride will take our riders along Ash Main from the Provincial Park over to the Sproat Lake Water Sports area on Stirling Arm (and back). Ride will be approximately 20 kms - gravel.
Challenge ride will be a Challenge! It too will start at the Provincial Park and will follow the same route as the Sprint Ride only to carry on past the Water Sports Park all the way to Snow Creek Recreation Site (and Campground). And return. This ride is approximately 70 kilometers - bumpy, hilly, challenging and beautiful.
Iconic Ride is....well, it's Iconic! Again, you'll start at the Sproat Lake Provincial Park Campground head along Ash Main over to Taylor Main then to Gracie Lake Main then Nahmint Main - Canal Main before winding back over to the Provincial Park. Total KM's are about 90 but don't kid yourself....this is not an easy ride. Steep climbs, gravel, rocks and scenery like you've never seen before. You'll see many waterfalls, you'll see Sproat Lake - Stirling Arm, Gracie Lake, Nahmint Lake and from there you'll work your way back over to the Alberni Inlet where you'll catch a break over at the beautiful Mactush Campground - likely one of the prettiest you'll ever see. Then a bumpy and stunning ride back to the starting point. Where you'll end....
Races all start at 8:00am -
The Edge to Edge takes you along the Wild Pacific Trail, one of British Columbia's top attractions, and through the West Coast town of Ucluelet. There is no marathon this year due to construction on the trail, but there is a half marathon or 10k.
For more information go to: www.edgetoedgemarathon.com
The second part of the Tri-Conic Challenge
All-out foot races begin at the Harbour Quay E&N Railway Train Station, home of Port Alberni's Iconic 1929 No. 7 Baldwin Steam Train.
This event started it all! Known on its own as the No. 7 Challenge, "Sprint" runners will race the train on a 10K journey from our bustling waterfront, through town, and out to the McLean Mill National Historic Site - Canada's only operational Steam Powered Mill. Both the Challenge and Iconic races will also start at the Train Station and new for 2018 they too will end at the National Historic Site. Our Smolt Run will take place at Harbour Quay and it will include a ride on the Train out to the Site where all the fun will be.
Remember, this is FATHER'S DAY! We're going to include some fantastic things for all Dad's of any age! Like how about a beer/burger just to make things feel a bit better after a long run! Car show? Steam Up event? Music? Bands?
8:00am Sunday, June 17, 2018 FATHER'S DAY
Free Registration from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on event day.
Registration table & start line at intersection of 5th Street & Woods Ave, Courtenay.
Run starts at 9:30 AM.
Come in your Canada 150 Retro Costume. Awards for top age-group finishers.
Enjoy the Canada Day Parade following the run.
A great event for the whole family!
The third and final part of the Tri-Conic Challenge
Extreme open-water swims begin on beautiful Sproat Lake Provincial Park, which has been the home-base for Coulson's Iconic 1945 Martin Mars Flying Tankers.
Though the 'Phillippine and Hawaii' Water Bombers are 'retired' from active duty they are nearby and access for viewing can be arranged. This year our swim will feature the historic Petroglyphs which were carved into the nearby rocks some 800 years ago by the local First Nations People. The Iconic Swim will bring our athletes very close to these historic and amazing drawings.
The Perseverance Trail Run is a community driven, grass roots trail running event held in Cumberland, BC. The race has been organized by volunteers and supported by local sponsoring businesses, since 2004, with the goal of raising funds for the Cumberland Community Forest Society.
This is the finale of the 5 km Running Clinic giving participants a chance to "go the distance." The 5 Km Fun Run is free for clinic participants and is also open to the public. We welcome walkers and runners of all abilities to participate for a nominal fee of $10.00. A great opportunity to get a 5 km time while enjoying the company of others.