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Sea 2 Summit Race this weekend

Now in its 11 th year, the Whistler Sea 2 Summit Adventure Race is considered one of North America’s original adventure racing competitions, and is one of the more unique long distance challenges anywhere with a two day format.

The course is completely different this year, and there is also a new one-day point-to-point race for people who are new to the sport or don’t have the time to complete the full two-day event.

The two-day race kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday in Pemberton, starting with a 23 km paddle through the Pemberton Meadows, followed by a 55 km mountain bike to Whistler with a 5 km to 8 km trek/hike-a-bike en route. All the climbs are rewarded with descents.

Day two gets underway at Skiers Plaza at 7 a.m., leading off with a 30 km mountain bike. Stage two is a 14 km paddle on lakes and flat rivers, possibly with a 300 metre portage if water levels are low. The last stage is a trek and trail run that finishes in the village.

The one day race is on the Sunday, and follows the same course.

There will be a dinner for athletes on the Saturday night and an awards ceremony on Sunday.

Athletes have to be self-supported, and can race as solos, teams of two or teams of four (male, female and co-ed categories).

Registration is available online at www.sea2summit.com , and race day registration may also be available. Also visit the website to read the rules and regulations, as well as the mandatory gear list.

 

Women’s hockey draft Sept. 14

The Whistler Women’s Hockey League is getting ready to drop the puck for the season, and all six teams are looking for new players.

There will be a league draft on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m., at Meadow Park Arena. Come dressed to play and scrimmage, with skates, full protective gear and sticks. The cost is $10 to cover the ice time.

The first part of the draft will consist of a few drills, followed by a scrimmage to 9:15 p.m. where the teams can watch skaters in action. Players will be contacted if they are drafted.

Players must pre register if they want to be part of the draft. To get your name on the list contact Christine Kenny at chris27@hotmail.com or 604-935-3145.

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