Competitors coming to run, hike, swim, climb and mountain bike through Penticton with Adventure Racing World Series – Penticton News
A multi-day non-stop adventure race will take place through Penticton as part of the Adventure Race World Series (ARWS).
Expedition Canada is a grueling 403 km race that puts participants to the test with trekking / running, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing, swimming and rock climbing. rope through the hills, expecting most runners to finish in two and a half days.
The course will be open for just over four days to allow less experienced teams to complete an Expedition race. 68 extreme athletes will have to navigate only with the map and the compass, no GPS allowed.
There will be no mandatory stops or optional checks.
Teams of four are set up with trackers and a live tracking feed for friends and family to follow, along with daily photos and videos posted during the race.
While Expedition Canada 2021 has been postponed twice due to COVID-19, the small number of attendees at the event allowed it to unfold in nine days.
“But don’t be fooled by the size of this event, this small event has enormous significance for the region. After this first demonstration race, Expedition Canada will become a qualifier for ARWS and will grow and return each year as the only Canadian destination in the series, ”the press release said.
Currently, ARWS races are held in 17 countries around the world and attract millions of eyes internationally in the regions that host them.
The racetracks are only communicated to the teams a few hours before the race.
A media team will also follow the runners throughout the course allowing spectators from around the world to watch the “points” online and view footage from the Okanagan field, learning about the region through live video from the. event.
The race will begin at 7 a.m. on September 29 at Okanagan Lake, with the location of the start line revealed early that morning.
To watch the race live, follow www.expeditionracecanada.ca or on social media @expeditioncanada.