Organizers are revealing more information for the Great Snow-Earth-Water Race, one of the main events of the inaugural GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival taking place on the Victoria Day Long Weekend, May 16-19, 2014.
The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race, a multisport, team relay featuring snow, earth and water last held in Whistler 20 years ago, will make a comeback on Sunday, May 18.
The event will be made up of six timed stages starting with ski/snowboard touring and downhill skiing/snowboarding on Whistler Blackcomb, downhill mountain biking from the snow line to the valley, running, canoeing through the River of Golden Dreams, and finishing with cross country biking.
“We are so excited to bring the Great Snow-Earth-Water Race back to life as part of the event line-up at Whistler’s new spring festival GO Fest,” says Darren Kinnaird, General Manager of Crankworx Events Inc., the production company for the inaugural GO Fest. “The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race is the convergence of some of the awesome outdoor activities people can do in the spring here in Whistler – you can literally do it all.”
Interested teams must have either five or six members, meaning one team member is permitted to compete in two stages. Every team must have at least two women and two men out of their total five or six.
For more details about the Great Snow-Earth-Water race, including routes for each stage and rules and regulations, go to www.greatoutdoorsfest.com. Registration is not open yet, but individuals are encouraged to get their teams together and start planning their winning strategy.
GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival, an initiative of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and funded through the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative, will present a four-day schedule of active programming celebrating Whistler’s great outdoors. GO Fest is part of the RMOW’s Festival, Events and Animation program, and is one component of the larger May Long Weekend Initiative.
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