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FAQs - Arctic Fox Winter Stage Race

What can we expect at the Arctic Fox?

The Arctic Fox Winter Stage Race is a 2-part race that you (and your teammate) can take part March.  Each stage will have designated disciplines (ski, snowshoe, bike, run, etc. depending on where you are taking part) and involve overland navigation. Our goal is to create stages that are roughly 3-4 hours in length. The Arctic Fox.

Where is Arctic Fox happening?

The Arctic Fox is a regional race taking place throughout Alberta. Currently, we have races confirmed in Canmore with the possibility of other locations. Though we don't anticipate going far from urban centres, you may need to drive to access each stage depending on where you live.

Does this mean I can sign up for more than one Arctic Fox?

Sure can, though that's completely up to you! Make sure when you are registering to race, you chose the location that suits you best! 

Is the course the same for everyone?

Yes, each stage will have a designated set of check points and you will receive race instructions, maps, check points and all necessary information beforehand so you can plan your routes accordingly. 

Is the FamJam happeing this year?

The Arctic Fox Winter FamJam is a family friendly event designed to introduce your adventurous family into the the sport of adventure racing. We have big plans for the FamJam, so we've opted not to run it concurrently with the Arctic Fox. Stay tuned for an announcement in the future of when and where we'll host the FamJam. 

How do you know we’ve made it to each checkpoint (CP)?

We'll be using a typical adventure racing control card where you'll have to 'punch' your control card at each checkpoint so we can confirm you've made it there.

I'm new to adventure racing, is this for me?

YES, this race is for you! We've designed the event so first time participants will feel success and so will those who have been racing for years. Our goal is to build a community around the sport of adventure racing. 

Navigation? I get lost in my own house!

Well it’s a good thing that the race isn’t until March! We’ll be hosting a handful of small-group navigation clinics in the near future. Keep an eye on our Master Classes page for more details. Remember, our goals is to create safe and challenging stages for athletes of all abilities, so a basic understanding of how to read a map and use a compass will go a long way. 

What categories are there on Race Day and how many people are on a team?

Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to our community. As a result, we will have Male, Female, Co-Ed and Non-Binary categories for all our races. We see you.. and you belong in our events! The Arctic Fox can be completed as an individual or in a team of two. 

Can I do one stage and my teammate do another?

Ish... to be considered a 'team', teammates must compete in each race, side-by-side at the same time. 

Can I use my e-bike?

No, not this year. The AFWSR will be held at the Canmore Nordic Centre, not on urban trails like years past.

Have more questions?

No stress, send us and email and let's hop on a call to chat more. We've got you!

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