2015 TRAIL RUNNING CALENDAR

April 18, 2015 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on 2015 TRAIL RUNNING CALENDAR


We are so lucky to have the expansive network of trails and the dedication of tireless race organizers that allows us to have a huge calendar of trail runs here on the West Coast of BC. Add a few to your personal race calendar as training for the MOMAR!

2015 TRAIL RUNNING CALENDAR

 

 


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SOME KICKASS RACES YOU COULD DO IF YOU STOPPED WATCHING SO MUCH TV

May 7, 2014 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on SOME KICKASS RACES YOU COULD DO IF YOU STOPPED WATCHING SO MUCH TV


Photo from the Big Chop Summer Paddle Series in Vancouver, BC

Photo from the Big Chop Summer Paddle Series in Vancouver, BC

With the nice and sunny Spring weather upon us, now is the time to get off the couch and do some racing.  We’re very fortunate to live in a place where we one can find numerous races on any one weekend.  Here is a list of some of the best ones that are coming up in the next few months:

PADDLING EVENTS:

MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENTS:

TRAIL RUNNING EVENTS:

ORIENTEERING:


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CUMBERLAND 2013: ONE RACE, ONE ADVENTURE.

January 15, 2013 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on CUMBERLAND 2013: ONE RACE, ONE ADVENTURE.


Just like the MOMAR racer, I too have to make some tough choices.  The big one for me was the decision to forgo the Burnaby MOMAR and only offer the race in Cumberland.  The MOMAR has been in Cumberland for 12 of our 13 years and it’s always a big success.  The community and trails are first class all the way and the party never misses.  Saturday, September 21st, 2013, is the date — mark it in your calendar.

We had two great years in Burnaby with challenging courses, fantastic trails, and many amazing memories.  However, in the end, the numbers just didn’t add up and we had to make the difficult decision to let it go.  It was a tough call because Gary and I had a good plan for another course that would have used some cool new terrain.

I would like to extend a BIG thanks to Matthew Coyne at Tourism Burnaby for inviting us to Burnaby and making it all happen. Thanks to the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University for granting us permission to race on their trails. Thanks to Magnus Johansson and the GVOC for designing the awesome orienteering stage on the SFU campus!  And a big final thanks to my good buddy, Gary Robbins, for your awesome course design and management!

Now with all our adventure eggs in one basket, the Cumberland MOMAR will be capped at 350 racers and with only one MOMAR, I’m predicting an early sell out.  With the Cumberland race, you can count on another fun Friday night registration night at the Riding Fool Hostel complete with a free beer and a goodie laden swag bag.  We promise you another stellar course with lots of navigational choices,  sweet single-track riding, and non-stop adventure.  No, there won’t be any contrived obstacles, just you and the challenges of the wild Cumberland wilderness.  And we’ll celebrate your day in a big way at the award winning after-party!

We hope that you will make this MOMAR part of your adventurous plans for 2013!  We hope that you will rally your couch potato friends to join your team.

Registration is open. Be there or be square.

Yours in adventure,

Bryan Tasaka
Race Director


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FEAT CANADA 2.0 COMING FEB 9TH – 9 DYNAMIC SPEAKERS

January 28, 2012 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on FEAT CANADA 2.0 COMING FEB 9TH – 9 DYNAMIC SPEAKERS


The MOMAR has teamed up with FEAT Canada to bring you 9 dynamic speakers in an electric atmosphere.  You will experience 40 years of climbing, extreme skiing, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, freediving, cycling and hiking all in one action packed night of adventures and expeditions.  Join us on Sunday, February 12th, at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver for one inspiring night of speakers.

Click on the link to get your tickets and use the discount code FEAT3G7 to get 25% off the door price.

Do you like BUFFs?  If so, click here for you chance to win one.


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AND YOU THOUGHT THE MOMAR WAS TOUGH! COLIN ANGUS TRAVELS THE AMAZON RIVER.

April 4, 2011 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on AND YOU THOUGHT THE MOMAR WAS TOUGH! COLIN ANGUS TRAVELS THE AMAZON RIVER.


Cumberland’s Colin Angus is taking his Amazon River Show & Film on tour starting this Thursday in Vancouver.  The journey sounds amazing and nothing short of inspiring.

Here’s what it’s all about (taken from www.angusadventures.com):

Colin Angus and his team were the first to voyage the entire length of the Amazon River by raft and only the third to navigate it by any means.  Meet Colin in person as shares his story of this epic adventure and screens the award-winning National Geographic film Amazon Extreme

His journey takes you to Brazil, Peru and Columbia, exposing hidden wonders only revealed when travelling on the most off-the-beat paths.  Delve into the depths of the Amazon jungle and find out what it feels like to raft treacherous class 5 rapids, be shot at by terrorists, and run out of water in the desert. 

The Amazon River begins as a maelstrom of whitewater high up in the Andes Mountains. From eighteen thousand feet, it cascades down to the Amazon Basin below through deep fractured canyons. It wasn’t until 1986 when the first team, led by Piotr Chmielinski, was successful in voyaging the Amazon’s full length. That adventure was written about in Joe Kane’s bestselling book Running the Amazon. The Amazon’s upper tributaries contain some of the word’s most dangerous whitewater. Before Chmielinski’s success, three teams had attempted to run the world’s greatest river but failed due to deaths in the whitewater.

In 1999 a multi-national team set out to run the full length of the Amazon River once again. Colin Angus of Canada, Ben Kozel, Australian, and Scott Borthwick, South African began their attempt in September. As well as their goal of voyaging the world’s largest river, the trio also wanted to cross South America from one side to the other under their own power. Since the 6,600-km length of the Amazon almost spans the South American continent, they decided to hike the four hundred-km from the Pacific Coast to the South American Continental Divide and the source of the Amazon. From here they would follow the river all the way to the Atlantic, rafting the Amazom River from its source to the sea.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Vancouver, BC
When: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Where: Hollywood Theatre, 3123 West Broadway, Vancouver, tel: 604-738-3211

Nanaimo, BC
When: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Where: Nanaimo Museum, 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo

Victoria, BC
When: Friday, April 15, 2011
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Where: David Lam Auditorium, University of Victoria

Campbell River, BC
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Where: Outdoor Addictions, 1980 Island Highway

Parksville, BC
When: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:15 pm)
Where: The Chrysler Theatre, Parksville Community Centre, 132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville

Courtenay, BC
When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre – North Island College, 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay


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