The Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race’s (MOMAR) only stop this year will be in Cumberland on Saturday, Sept. 21. Organizers say a record-setting 475 MOMAR racers will be at the starting line, making it one of the biggest adventure races in North America.
The majority of racers are from Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver, with a few dozen racers heading to the Comox Valley from faraway places. “In addition to all the amazing local racers, we’re looking forward to hosting racers from Colorado, Washington State, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Whitehorse, and all over B.C.,” says race director Bryan Tasaka. “There’s even a team coming from the UK.”
This is the 13th year for the MOMAR Cumberland. “After hosting 12 races in the Comox Valley, we’re still able to make the courses fresh with route changes and brand new trails,” states Tasaka.
“We promise another year of stellar courses with lots of navigational choices, sweet single-track riding, and non-stop adventure.”
Racers will be eligible to win numerous prizes including a $500 shopping spree at both Atmosphere and Frontrunners, and a trip for two with WestJet.
MOMAR, its racers and volunteers give back to the community through MOMAR’s chosen charities. Over the last six years MOMAR has donated over $24,000 to the Make-a-Wish foundation, and raised funds for the Comox Valley Search and Rescue and the Cumberland Community Forest Society.
The MOMAR is an off road multi-sport sprint adventure race that requires teams to mountain bike, kayak, trail run, trek, and orienteer through a series of checkpoints over scenic and rugged West Coast terrain. The MOMAR series has staged 35 races in British Columbia over 14 race seasons.
– Mind Over Mountain Adventure Racing