Presentation of the 2017 August 12th 4 hour Sprint AR
Municipality of La Pêche sector Wakefield, Outaouais QC
Race HQ at ski Vorlage
The Sprint Adventure Racing is accessible to all levels of experience from beginner to expert. It is the ideal format to try adventure racing and to get a taste of this great sport.
Location: The Raid Pulse team is proud to invite you to the Municipality of La Pêche in the Wakefield area for a thrilling adventure race. It's a wooded and hilly location with numerous beautiful lakes and MTB trails, ideal for an adventure race.
A race not to be missed!
Event specific details
4 hour lenght Rogaine style event. Total race time is planned to be four hours. All teams must cross the finish line before 2:00PM (race will start at 10AM) to avoid a time penalty. Please note that this year the advanced section will be planned so that the top teams will be on the course for all of the allocated time (four hours).
TOTAL DISTANCE: 35 km
Trekking ~ 5 Km
Paddling ~ 5 Km
Mountain biking ~ 25 Km (MTB, Hybrid or cyclocross bike accepted)
Advanced section (optional)
All through the race, teams must navigate with a map to get to the various check points and complete the course. The level of difficulty is accessible to all. If you can find the North with your compass you will be ok!
There will also be an advanced run for teams that are looking for a bigger challenge.
The categories (5):
Solo (male or female)
Team of 2 Male
Team of 2 Female
Team of 2 Co-ed
Solo = must use a kayak
Team of 2 = must use a canoe
Teams and solos can bring their own canoe and/or kayak.
Raid Pulse can provide canoes and/or kayak for the event.
Rental available for 40$ per boat including transportation, life jacket and paddles (regular canoe paddles will be provided with the canoes).
*Limited quantity make reservation via the registration form.
Kayak paddles are allowed for teams using a canoe. Unfortenatly we are not offering kayak paddle rental anymore for teams using a canoe so if you rent a canoe with us you will get regular canoe paddles.
Camping: For teams that wish to arrive during the evening preceding the race, it is possible to camp at the headquarters free of charges (no services). Camping at HQ
If you want a camping with full services you can make reservation at camping du lac Philippe (5 min drive from HQ) Follow the link for more info: http://www.demsis.ca/parcdelagatineau.php
Other options: Lodging options close to the HQ
*Early bird registration
before July 1st = 15% discount
before August 1st = 10% discount
Registration cost per racer
Registration cost Junior (under 20 years old)
What do you get?
- Topographic coloured maps
- A Raid Pulse souvenir (technical t-shirt)
- Race support (we will transport your gear & equipment)
- Race jersey and bike plate
- After race meal and ceremony with a slide show of pictures of the day
- bronze, silver and gold medals for each category
- Results and photos on the Web site
- A superb adventure racing experience
PRIZES AND GIFTS
Our numerous partners ( Keen Canada, Atmosphère, La Shoppe) will provide great prizes to be distributed among the participants.
August 27th 2016 event recap
Congratulations to all the teams for a great race! The weather was great and racers had a blast on a tough and challenging course. The paddling start on the Gatineau river was spectacular, the trekking section offered multiple route choice in a magnificent landscape and racers finish it off with a nice MTB ride on the NCC trails. This event was a unique and intense adventure and crossing the finish line was an accomplishment in itself.
A big thanks to the people of municipalité de La Pêche who provided us with a lot of support for the organization of this event. Also we would like to thank all of our sponsors (KEEN, ATMOSPHÈRE, VÉLO LA SHOP, IGA EXTRA FAMILLE PLANTE, CYCLE GM BERTRAND, EXEL RADIO, LES CAISSES DESJARDINS).
It would simply be impossible to organize such an event without the enthusiastic participation of numerous volunteers; special thanks to all of them for their contribution and for making this race a great success.
Special mention to the teams that helped other teams in trouble during the event. This kind of behavior reflects very well the spirit of good-companionship which is so present in Raid Pulse events.
See you next year for another great AR season.
Results of the event