Race Details

WHAT IS THE MOMAR?  Cumberland is an adventure racer’s dream destination, filled with world-class single-track trails, breath-taking terrain and set in a cozy little historic mining town. This MOMAR will feature kayaking, mountain biking, trekking (trail running/hiking), maybe some bushwhacking and possibly a few mystery challenges too. It will be a test for both the seasoned weekend warrior and the dedicated novice. Make sure you plan on staying the Saturday night as this race features a ‘not-to-be-missed’ awards dinner and after party.

LOCATION:  Cumberland, BC, CANADA (map)

DATE:  Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. The 2017 race will be the 38th race in our 18 year history.

CAPACITY:  700 spots for both races combined

THE WAITLIST:  The MOMAR is now currently sold out.  With the race months away, there is always a level of attrition and by joining the waitlist, we will let you know if a spot becomes available.  Click here to join the WAITLIST for the 2017 MOMAR.

2017 RACER INFORMATION PACKAGE:  This package will contain specifics on the race weekend along with two waiver forms.  You can expect to see this posted in August 2017

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • 5:30 – 9:30pm – Friday Night Registration at the Riding Fool Hostel

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • 6:30am – Bike drop opens
  • 7:30am – Enduro course maps released
  • 8:30am – Enduro Race Briefing
  • 8:45am – Group photo (racers and volunteers)
  • 9:00am – Enduro race starts
  • 9:01am – Sport course maps released
  • 10:00am – Sport Race Briefing
  • 10:30am – Sport course starts
  • 5:00pm – Course closed
  • 6:30pm – Banquet doors open at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
  • 7:00pm – Dinner buffet begins
  • 8:15pm – Awards Ceremony
  • 9:15pm – After Party at Fat Teddy’s
  • 1:00am – End of the night!

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The Enduro course is 50K and features approximately 10K of paddling, 25K of mountain biking and 15K of trekking.  The Sport course is 30K with approximately 5K of paddling, 15K of mountain biking and 10K of trekking.  You will not know the order of the stages and it is very likely that the biking and trekking stage will be broken up into multiple stages.  For example, a MOMAR course may require you to paddle, bike, trek, bike, and then trek to the finish line.  For the most part, teams will be required to self navigate from one checkpoint to the next; however, some sections of the mountain bike stage may be flagged.

ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME:  Teams can expect to finish the MOMAR in 4.5 to 8 hours for the Enduro and 3.5 to 6.5 hours for the Sport.  All teams must cross the finish line by 5pm or face disqualification.  There will be a series of time cutoff points to ensure you make the finish line time deadline.

TEAM COMPOSITION:  For the Enduro, you can race solo or in a team of two or four.  Sport course racers can ONLY race as team of two.  Any gender combination is allowed.

FRIDAY NIGHT MANDATORY REGISTRATION:   All teams are required to come to the Riding Fool Hostel (2705 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland) on Friday night to pick up their race package, event t-shirt, and hand in their waiver and medical forms. You will also find out the location of the start and finish location for the race. One member from your team can check in the entire team, but must bring all completed waivers and medical forms.

SATURDAY NIGHT AWARDS DINNER & AFTER PARTY:  The MOMAR after-party is legendary and was voted “Best Post Race Party” by Get Out There Magazine readers for three years in a row. Celebrate a grueling day of racing with your fellow racers and volunteers at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort. The night features a gourmet dinner, an awards presentation with tons of great draw prizes, and ends with an after-party at Fat Teddy’s.  All racers and volunteers get a ticket with their race fee.  A limited number of guest tickets are available for $40+gst (tickets will be available during online registration).

WHAT CAN I WIN?  All first place finishers in each category will receive a medal, $50 Gift Certificate from Frontrunners, box of Clif Bars, accolades from your fans and bragging rights until next year. Second and third place finishers will receive a medal.

Last year’s prizes included the following. We’ll update this list in 2017.

  • $500 Gift Card to Atmosphere
  • $500 Shopping Spree at Frontrunners
  • A weekend stay at the Parkside Hotel & Spa in Victoria (including a $200 spa gift certificate)

And we encourage you to put the FUN into the race by coming in costume and compete for the highly coveted Spirit Award.  The team with the best costume and spirit will take home comp entries to the next MOMAR and Merrell gift cards for new runners!

NOTE: Prizes subject to change.

MANDATORY GEAR LIST:  Click Here

NEED TO RENT A KAYAK?  Click Here

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?  Click Here

INTERESTED IN TRAINING CLINICS & TIPS: Click Here

RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS: Click Here

FAQ? GOT MORE QUESTIONS?  Click Here






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