36th Edition of the MOMAR Set for September 26, 2016

October 2, 2014 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on 36th Edition of the MOMAR Set for September 26, 2016


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The date is set for the 16th season of the Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race.  On September 26th, 2015, over 500 weekend warriors will line up for another adventure filled day in the Village of Cumberland.

Racers can expect another challenging course complete with paddling, mountain biking, trail running, bushwhacking and more.  Registration will open in early January and we are expecting another early sell out.  Get your team together and save the date!

For more race details, go here.


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Did you make it on this year’s MOMAR poster?

August 11, 2014 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on Did you make it on this year’s MOMAR poster?


The 2014 edition of the MOMAR poster is now out on the streets!  Check it out and see if your happy mug made the cut.  Big thanks to my talented brother, Rod Tasaka, for his design work and to amazing Dave Silver Photography for taking the awesome photos!   If you would like to print your own copy for the wall, click here to download the high res 11″x17″  PDF (48MB). It’ll make for a great souvenir!

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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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FIREBALL ALERT! Only 25 Spots Left for the MOMAR!

April 21, 2014 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on FIREBALL ALERT! Only 25 Spots Left for the MOMAR!


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With just five months to go before the one and only Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race hits the village of Cumberland, we are headed for another early sell out.  Over 400 weekend warriors have already registered and now we’re down to our final 25 spots before we are all sold out.

We are working on some new course concepts and possible new starting and finish locations too.  New trails will be explored and we’ll look to put even more ‘adventure’ into this year’s course.

If you have friends that haven’t registered, please let them know get off the fence and stop procrastinating.  The final spots will go quick!


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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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