Race Legs and Rules

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Race Legs

Alpine Skiing

In this exhilirating first leg the racer will proceed to the top of the Eagle Express Chair wearing ski boots and using poles. At the top you put on skis and follow the marked course down to the change-over at the nordic exchange.

Nordic Skiing

With the Exchange Area at the bottom of the Hawk Chair, skiers will line up as directed by the race officials, ready to move the baton forward. The course is set for skate and classic skiing, with groomed tracks marking the route.

Running

The Run Exchange area is approximately 13 km from the Strathcona Parkway – Duncan Bay Logging Road intersection. Runners will set out to challenge themselves in this fast-paced part of the race, as they cover a variety of trail running terrains.

Mountain Biking

Highly competitive, the mountain biking leg is one of the most popular elements of the race. Hold onto your handlebars as mandatory bike check-in starts at 8:15 am and riders brace themselves for the challenge ahead.

Kayaking

During this indivudual event, competitors have to traverse the waters of Comox Lake as they try to break away from the pack. Kayaks must be unloaded at the Courtenay Fish and Game Club by 09:45 and participants are to remain ready to take to the water as soon as their teammates pull in.

Road Biking

The Road Bike leg of the course starts at Cumberland Lake Park and consists of a 25.2 km route on paved public roads and highways. It makes for another highly competitive part of the event, as this sport is hugely popular in the Comox Valley and beyond.

Canoeing

Next comes the team paddle in a more traditional craft. Teams launch and paddle to Comox Marina, staying outside of the first breakwater. If you capsize, right your boat and continue. If you manage to stay upright and find your rythm, that gold medal beckons.

Finish

Next comes the team paddle in a more traditional craft. Teams launch and paddle to Comox Marina, staying outside of the first breakwater. If you capsize, right your boat and continue. If you manage to stay upright and find your rythm, that gold medal beckons.

Registration Fees

Register Online and pay online to secure your spot in the Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf! You will be able to update your team’s info after registering.

Registration is limited to first 150 teams for adult categories, and the first 25 teams for the Junior categories, first come first served. Registration is not complete until payment is received.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: 9 race shirts, 9 entries into Pre-Race Social,

9 complimentary beer tickets per adult team, 9 beverage tickets per Junior team (at race finish). Please note that if your team has only one runner, you will have an extra t-shirt and beverage ticket.

All entries will be processed in a first-come, first-served basis.

There are NO REFUNDS.

* Space permitting/all racers min age 14 by May 1st, 2022

First Deadline:

Entries received by January 14th, 2022 or first 90 teams:
$450.00 plus $22.5 GST + 18 Admin Fee

TOTAL $490.50

Second Deadline:

Entries received by February 15th, 2022 or next 50 teams:
$525.00 plus $26.25 GST + 18 Admin Fee

TOTAL $569.25

Third Deadline:

Entries after by February 15th, 2022 until full:
$600.00 plus $30 GST + 18 Admin Fee

TOTAL $648.00
– JUNIOR TEAM
* Minimum age 14 and maximum 19 as of Dec 31, 2022, December 31, 2022
Entries received for 2022:
$350.00 plus $17.5 GST + 18 Admin Fee
TOTAL $385.50

Race Divisions

Please note that in all categories age is determined by a 9 member team. In the event, you are racing with less than 9 members the missing leg age is the average age of the team.

The race is a relay competition with a wrist band being passed from team member to team member.

NOTE: The band must be visible at all times for course marshals recording team members passing through various checkpoints throughout the course. Failure to produce band during course of the race may result in team disqualification. Each team member will wear the team’s number. Failure to turn in wrist band at race finish will result in loss of complimentary beer tickets and possible disqualification.

All racers must meet minimum age requirement for their category by April 25, 2020

The Comox Valley Snow to Surf Society reserves the right to make changes to the course or the rules if deemed necessary. It is the responsibility of all team members to familiarize themselves with the race course and the rules.

Recreational

Recreational Men – all racers male. (MINIMUM 4 participants.) Minimum Age 14 years.

Recreational Women – all racers female. (MINIMUM 4 participants.) Minimum Age 14 years.

Recreational Mixed – minimum 4 female racers. Minimum Age 14 years.

Recreational Junior – MINIMUM 4 participants. Minimum racer age 14, maximum racer age 19 as of December 31, 2020.

Open

Minimum Age 14 years

Classic Open Men – all racers male. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Open Women – all racers female. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Open Mixed – minimum 4 female racers.

Masters

Minimum racer age 30, Minimum total age (all racers combined) 315 years. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Masters Men – all racers male. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Masters Women – all racers female. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Masters Mixed – minimum 4 female racers. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Grand Masters

Minimum racer age 40, Minimum total age (all racers combined) 400 years. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Grand Masters Men – all racers male. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Grand Masters Women – all racers female. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Grand Masters Mixed – minimum 4 female racers. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Great Grand Masters

Minimum racer age 55, Minimum total age (all racers combined) 550 years. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Great Grand Masters Men – all racers male. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Great Grand Masters Women – all racers female. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Great Grand Masters Mixed – minimum 4 female racers. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Military

All racers must belong to CF Regular or Reserve A, B, or C.

Open – minimum racer age 19.

Masters – minimum total racer age (all racers combined) 350 years.

The Junior Event

Minimum racer age 14, maximum racer age 19 as of December 31, 2020.

Classic Junior Male – all racers male. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Junior Female – all racers female. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

Classic Junior Mixed – minimum 4 female racers. (MINIMUM 4 participants.)

The total combined age of all racers must not exceed 162 years.

Military Teams

Military teams based on Canadian soil are eligible to compete for the Base Commander’s Trophy awarded to the top Military finishers. Teams from across the nation bring a special flavour to the race and help make it a truly national and international event.

The Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf Relay Salutes 19 Wing Canadian Forces Base Comox and members of the Canadian Armed Forces !