Get ready to GO.
Registration for four Great Outdoors Festival (GO Fest) events began April 21 at 9 a.m. at www.greatoutdoorsfest.com. The festival takes place from May 15 to May 18.
Crankworx Events general manager Darren Kinnaird noted both the enduro and disc golf events were boosted to higher levels this season, which should bring some added excitement to the festival.
In particular, adding the enduro race to the North American Enduro Tour was a huge boon for the event.
"We expect quite a few people to sign up really quickly for the enduro race," he said on April 16. "As part of the North American Enduro Tour, we expect it to sell out.
"The enduro was just a fun Friday night thing last year, and this year we decided to put it on the Saturday, so it will be a proper enduro."
Registration for disc golf, the Great Snow-Earth-Water Race and the Great Cheakamus River Extreme Kayak Race all opened at the same time.
The DiscGO Disc Golf Tournament is moving up to a Tier B event from Tier C, Kinnaird said, which should help take that event up a notch, too.
Kinnaird noted the registration cost for the Great Snow-Earth-Water Race is down to $200 from $300 last year.
"We're hoping to draw some more teams," he said. "We weren't really sure how many people would sign up last year, so we were a little nervous.
"We think we can make it all happen for a little bit less this year with a few more teams involved."
The enduro race costs $75, the kayak race is $20 in advance and $30 on-site and the disc golf tournament is $30 to $60 depending on division.
The format of the GO Sail Regatta has not yet been confirmed, while anyone taking part in the Great Slush Cup can sign up on the day of the race.
Crowdfunding for Crane-Mauzy organized
Those still feeling the latent spirit of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival can help out one of the competitors.
Utah skier Jamie Crane-Mauzy was injured in the slopestyle event on April 11 and faces a long road ahead in recovery. A crowdfunding campaign for the family has been launched at ussa.rallyme.com/rallies/1644/mocrazystrong.
As of the evening of April 21, the campaign had raised about 30 per cent of its $20,000 goal to help the family cover medical and rehabilitation expenses for Crane-Mauzy.
According to the page, Crane-Mauzy is still in critical condition.
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