The Canuck Place Adventure Race is the ultimate celebration of outdoor athleticism. This multi-sport, family friendly event is a fun and exciting test of endurance and technical skills with the course taking participants through one of Vancouver's most scenic routes.
While you can complete the race on your own, everything is better with friends! We encourage you to 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 3km kayak loop before taking to the trails of Pacific Spirit Regional Park for the 20km mountain bike and 6km trail running segments of the race. Kayaks, lifejackets, and paddles will be provided and racers have the option of paddling solo or with a team mate in a double kayak. You do have to bring your own bike and helmet!
The adult race also has a relay option where three-person teams will have each member complete one leg of the race!
Teen Challenge (14-17)
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 (6-13)
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 2km bike ride and 1km 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!
Registration for the 2015 Adventure Race is now open. Don't miss out - registration closes at midnight on on Tuesday, September 8!
The Canuck Place Adventure Race is a fundraising event with 100% of the proceeds going toward care for BC's children and families when they need it most. Fundraising goals are per person.
But you don't have to do it alone! Canuck Place staff are here to support you in your fundraising efforts. We will be sending out newsletters with fundraising and training tips and we welcome you to view our Fundraiser Toolkit with countless tips and ideas to kickstart your fundraising.
If you're planning to participate in the event with a group of friends you are also more than welcome to create a team and fundraise together! Each team member is still resonsible for their own $1,000 goal, but you can encourage and promote your fundraising through a team page.
If that's not enough, we have plenty of prizes to entice you to bring in those bucks!
Autographed Henrik Sedin Jersey
All registered participants will receive an entry into a draw for an autographed Henrik Sedin jersey with every $100 they raise. The more you raise, the more chances you have to win!
Autographed Vancouver Canucks Stick
The top fundraiser overall will win a Vancouver Canucks hockey stick autographed by the entire roster.
Canuck Place Swag Bag
The first male and female participants to reach their fundraising goal will each receive a Canuck Place swag bag full of goodies.
Teens! Win a pizza party for your class
The top Teen Challenge fundraiser will win a pizza party for their entire class.
Kids! Win cookies for your class
The top kids' race fundraiser will win an enormous batch of cookies to share with their class. The cookies made fresh daily at Canuck Place are famous!
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 BC’s children with life-threatening illnesses and their families get the care they need.
For more information, please visit www.canuckplace.org.