This September, Vancouver’s outdoor sports lovers will have the opportunity to pursue their passion while also giving back to their community by taking part in the Canuck Place Adventure Race, a multi-sport, family-friendly charity event supporting B.C. children and their families.
The event is a fun and exciting test of endurance and technical skills and combines kayaking, biking and running, with the course taking participants through Jericho Beach, one of Vancouver’s most scenic routes.
While you can complete the race on your own, everything is better with friends! Bring your friends/family/coworkers together to complete this challenge as a team. You are welcome to have as many people you like on your team but you must all finish together!
Adult course (18+)
The adult course will see participants paddle out from Jericho Beach for a three km kayak loop before taking to the trails of Pacific Spirit Regional Park for the 20km mountain bike and six km trail running segments of the race.
The adult race also has a relay option where three-person teams will have each member complete one leg of the race!
Teen challenge (14 to 17)
The Teen Challenge takes place on the adult course with all teens competing in their own heat for a fun and challenging race against their peers.
The Teen Challenge also has a relay option where four-person teams will have two members completing the kayak leg in a double kayak, and one member each completing the bike and run components. For safety reasons, Teen Challenge relay teams must have two teens (age 14+) complete the kayak portion in a double kayak.
Click here to view the course map!
Kids course (6 to 13)
Racers will navigate through a multi-sport challenge that will put their minds and bodies to the test. The course begins with a series of obstacles followed by a two km bike ride and one km run.
At the conclusion of the race, all participants can celebrate their accomplishments at the finish line where there will be plenty of food and festivities for the whole family to enjoy
Canuck Place Adventure Race 2015
When: Sunday, September 13
Where: Jericho Beach
Congratulations to Ashleigh Myerscough who has won two entries to Canuck Place Adventure Race along with a signed Vancouver Canucks hockey stick.
About Canuck Place
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice supports children with life-threatening illnesses through respite for the entire family, pain and symptom care, 24-hour province-wide family support, art, education, music and recreation therapy, bereavement counselling and end-of-life care. Whether life is measured in days, weeks or months, children deserve the opportunity to learn, develop and grow. Canuck Place helps children and families live courageously through life’s most challenging circumstances.
Whether you sign up as an individual or compete as a team, the Canuck Place Adventure Race will provide you with a thrilling challenge and a great way to give back to your community. Your participation ensures B.C.’s children with life-threatening illnesses and their families get the care they need.
Vancity Buzz is a proud media sponsor of Canuck Place Adventure Race