Local adventure company takes sports to thrilling heights with two upcoming races in March
Penticton, BC: The team at Hoodoo Adventures is looking forward to welcoming sports enthusiasts to its Elevation Series, two upcoming races taking place in the Okanagan in March: the Ski2Tree in Kelowna on March 18 and the Elevator Race in Penticton on March 24.
Designed to appeal to a range of athletes, including competitive men and women, recreational groups, masters (55+), student groups (post-secondary), and teams of corporate companies and sports groups, the two race courses showcase the Okanagan’s outdoor recreation potential.
“We’re incredibly grateful to live in an area with stunning vistas and amazing terrain,” says Lyndie Hill, Hoodoo Adventures. “Where else can we partake in all these awesome sports on the same day at this time of year? From skiing to paddling, running and biking, both race courses will incorporate a fun mix of activities perfectly suited to the Okanagan’s incredible lakes, geography and climate.”
The second annual Ski2Tree on Sunday, March 18, will take participants from the Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club to downtown Kelowna, crossing the finish line in front of the Tree Brewing Beer Institute after competing in the following sports: nordic ski, snowshoe run, mountain bike, road bike, run and paddle. Teams will descend 3,000 feet in 88km over six stages.
The following week, on Saturday, March 24, the seventh annual Elevator Race will see teams use six different activities to travel from Okanagan Lake in Penticton to finish atop Apex Mountain Resort. Featuring the following activities: paddle, road bike, run/snowshoe, mountain bike, nordic ski, alpine ski/board, the race will ascend 6,000 feet in 52km over six stages.
Participants can feel good in knowing that 100% of the net proceeds from each race will be donated to the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society (YORS), a subsidy program that funds outdoor recreation opportunities for schools in the Okanagan.
Registration is open for both races. Participants can sign up with a team (up to seven people) or as solo competitors. For full details, including pricing, and to sign up, please visit elevationseries.ca.
Sunday, March 18
Saturday, March 24
Hoodoo Adventures is seeking volunteers to assist with each event on race day (for two-five hour shifts between 8 am and 5 pm). On course directors are needed to help direct athletes on the road bike and run sections; timing captains are also required to assist with timing at each transition. For more details on positions and to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hoodoo Adventures
Award-winning Hoodoo Adventures aims to provide quality outdoor adventures and events that highlight the best the Okanagan has to offer. The Penticton-based company brings together some of the most energetic, personable and dedicated individuals in the industry, offering outstanding instructional skills, playful attitudes and knowledge of safety management with a wide range of backgrounds, qualifications and experience. hoodooadventures.ca