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FAQs - Western Canadian Youth Adventure Racing Championship

What can we expect at the Western Canadian Youth Adventure Racing Championship?

An amazing time, obvi (that's 'obviously' for all the parents out there reading this. We think that's what the kids say these days)! The Western Canadian Youth Adventure Racing Championship is a 3-5 hour wilderness adventure race hosted at the Canmore Nordic Centre. While traditional adventure racing includes paddling, there will be no paddling section in 2024. 

Is the course the same for everyone?

Yes, to a degree - it is designed for youth, not all us adults. We will be hosting a race specifically for adults at the same time and will use components of that course for the WCYARC.

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

YES, this race is for you! Our primary goal is to grow the adventure racing community and we've designed a race for the first-time adventure racer, and with youth in mind. Still a little unsure? That's okay, just check out our Master Classes to help build your confidence in adventure racing. 

Navigation? I get lost in my own house!

Well it’s a good thing that the race is still a few months away! 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 events 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?

Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to our community. As a result, we will have Male, Female, Mixed and Open categories for all our races. We see you, and you belong in our events!

Can I use my e-bike?

Though our goal is to be as inclusive as possible and grow the love of adventure racing, we won't allow e-bikes in this particular race. From time-to-time, we'll send you off on bike trails that don't allow for e-bikes and as such, can't allow them in the race. 

Can I still register even though it's a Championship?

Yes, you sure can. At the moment there is no formal 'series' for youth adventure racers, but we know it will come and we are doing our part to support the community. 

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