Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay presented by Great Northern Powder Guides 2019
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A Fernie Tradition that has been going strong since 1984! Teams of 2-5 people ski, bike, paddle and then run in a fun (yet competitive) relay race, followed by a BBQ in the plaza and the Fernival band – this event is the perfect season ender!
Early Bird (on or before April 8th) – $40+gst per person/team member
Late Registration (on/after April 9th) – $50+gst per person/team member
**Registration includes: entry to the race, event t-shirt and post-race BBQ. We strongly encourage all teams to register before April 9th as that helps us with our food order for the BBQ.
Online registration closes at 5pm (MST) on Friday, April 12th. On site registration is available on Friday,April 12th from 5pm -8pm in the daylodge. All teams must be registered by 8pm on Friday.
NOTE: There are NO NEW TEAM REGISTRATIONS Saturday morning (Only pre-registered team check in).
SKI – Top of Bear Express Chair, down Cedar Bowl & Cedar Trail to the base area
BIKE – From base area, through Timberline Subdivision to Highway #3, along Highway #3 to the town of Fernie. Turn right at the lights (4th Street) then take your next right onto 6th Avenue. Head straight along 6th avenue to the Elk River.
PADDLE – From Fernie, down the Elk River to the bottom of Ski Hill Road.
RUN – From bottom of ski hill road run uphill, through the Timberline Subdivision, through Parking Lot #1 to the finish line in the base.
– Men’s Team
– Women’s Team
– Mixed Team (must have at least 2 females)
– Family/Youth Team** (must have at least 2 youth under 18yrs)
Teams can have 2 to 5 people. 1 person per leg with the exception of the paddle leg which can be done by 2 people in the same boat. Team members can do more than 1 leg but must NOTE THAT THE PADDLER AND RUNNER CANNOT BE THE SAME PERSON (we will not have a take-out point to be able to transition a paddler to a runner this year so the paddler and runner must be 2 different people).
**Minimum age to be able to participate in the competition is 12yrs old.
EVENT SCHEDULE: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Friday, April 12th
5:00pm – 8:00pm: Check-in, Late Registration & Bib/Bauble Pickup @ Daylodge
**We encourage all teams to check in on Friday if possible (then you can sleep in Saturday and just show up at the competitors meeting at 10am!). Online Event Waivers are available (note any competitor 15 yrs of age and younger must have a parent legal guardian fill out the waiver). If all team members are done online then just 1 person has to show up at check-in to pick up their bibs and t-shirts!
Online Event Waiver Link – https://passes.skircr.com/waivers-special/signup.aspx
Saturday, April 13th
8:00am – 9:30am: Bib/Bauble Pickup @ Daylodge. NOTE: All teams MUST be checked in and have all their team member’s waivers signed BEFORE 9:30am and NO new registrations allowed on race morning!
10:00am: All Competitors Meeting (Mandatory) @ Daylodge/Village Plaza
11:00am: Race Start @ Top of Bear Chair
12:00-1:00pm (approx) – racers reaching finish line
5:30pm (approx): Prize Presentation @ Plaza – Main Stage (Prize presentation will be approx 20min after the BCDC Fernival performance ends)
Helmets are MANDATORY for all ski & bike stage competitors
Life jackets are MANDATORY for those on the paddle leg and paddlers must be wearing their life jacket (not good enough to just have it in the boat)
Competitors must supply all of their gear (including canoe/kayak) and ensure their gear is in good condition.
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There are fantastic prizes for the top finishers in each category as well as bonus prizes! Costumes are encouraged as there are prizes for best costume, best theme, most creative name and more!
This year we are excited to announce the return of cat skiing as one of the prizes!! Thanks to our partner at Great Nothern Powder Guides one lucky team will win a team day cat skiing. This year the winners of the Men’s Team category will win the cat ski prize! The prize will rotate categories each year…next year it will go to the winning Mixed Team and the year after to the winning Women’s Team.
A huge thanks goes out to our title sponsor: Raging Elk Hostel & Kodiak Lounge….spend a night, not a fortune at Fernie’s premiere hostel or enjoy a cold beverage in the cozy Kodiak Lounge. For more information visit their website at http://ragingelk.com/
Thanks to our presenting sponsor Great Northern Powder Guides. With 3,788 vertical rise and 20,000 acres of glades, pillows, trees and chutes…Great Northern Powder Guides offer the ultimate in backcountry Cat Ski experience. Visit their website to learn more at http://greatnorthernpowderguides.com