MOMAR returns to Cumberland on Sept. 24.

MOMAR returning to Cumberland for 17th season on Sept. 24

Organizers say volunteers are needed for the biggest race to date

The Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race Preparing for Biggest Race to Date

 

 

 

The Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race (MOMAR) returns to Cumberland on Sept. 24 for its 17th season.

With its ever-growing number of participants, MOMAR continues to be the largest adventure race in North America.

“We have been able to accommodate the growing demand, with over 650 racers expected at the start line,” says race director Bryan Tasaka. “We will be welcoming over 300 first-time racers from the local area and from afar.”

Just over half of the participants are from Vancouver Island, with the rest coming from South Africa, Australia, Germany, Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington State, the Yukon, Alberta and all over B.C.

The MOMAR has partnered with the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS), an organization dedicated to preserving 150 acres of mature forest bordering the Village of Cumberland, from Comox Lake to The Trent River. Over $3,000 was raised last year for the CCFS at the MOMAR, and race organizers are hoping to top that number this year.

The public is invited to Cumberland Village Park to cheer on the racers as they cross the finish line. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including a fundraising barbecue put on the CCFS from 12-5 p.m. The Atmosphere Chill Zone will also be at the finish line, offering snacks and massages to all racers.

Race organizers are still looking for volunteers for race day. The MOMAR will be donating $5 to both the CCFS and the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue for every registered volunteer. All volunteers will also receive a ticket for the MOMAR’s legendary after-party at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

For more information on volunteering, visit www.mindovermountain.com/MOMAR or contact lisa@mindovermountain.com.

The MOMAR is an off-road multisport sprint adventure race that requires participants to navigate their way to a series of checkpoints within an eight-hour limit. The disciplines include mountain biking, paddling, orienteering and trail running over scenic and rugged West Coast terrain.

The MOMAR series has staged 37 races in British Columbia, Canada over 17 race seasons.

MOMAR’s sponsors include Atmosphere, Merrell, Frontrunners, Clif Bar, Lighthouse Brewing Co., Parkside Hotel & Spa, Riding Fool Hostel, Comox Valley Kayaks, Rider’s Pizza, Seeds Natural Food Market, and Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society.

 

Just Posted

People’s Party of Canada plan to have a candidate in the North Island-Powell River riding

Elections Canada formally recognized the North Island—Powell River PPC Association

North Island College showcases web programming and design talent

North Island College’s Interactive Media Grad Show will feature the best work… Continue reading

Union Bay elects two new trustees

Paul Healey and Hein Vandenberg will join the Union Bay Improvement District board

Painted pinkies mark World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week runs April 24-30

Looking for crafters for the Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair in Courtenay

Calling all youth crafters and entrepreneurs! The Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair… Continue reading

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Fishing charters feel pinch of restrictions

Government imposes chinook restrictions

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

New look, same people at rebranded Comox bike store

New name, new logo, same people. That’s the idea behind Comox Bike… Continue reading

Man’s body found in popular Cowichan Valley hiking area

Police say death not suspicious after discovery in Stoney Hill area overlooking Saltspring Island

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Vancouver Island-based company provides glass alternatives to plastic straws

Enviro Glass Straws now producing more than 60,000 staws each year

Most Read