The Elevation Series, comprised of four outdoor races, is coming to the Okanagan.
Organized by Hoodoo Adventures, the races will take place in Penticton, Kelowna, Apex Mountain Resort and Big White Ski Resort.
New races for 2017 include a second Ullr’s Winter Tri, taking place Feb. 26 at Big White Ski Resort.
The multi-sport races feature mountain and road biking, skiing, snowshoeing, road and trail running and paddling.
The Elevation Series is for competitive men and women, recreational groups, masters (55+), and teams of corporate companies and sports groups. Athletes of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate.
“The Okanagan is the perfect setting for these types of winter and early spring races,” says Lyndie Hill, co-owner of Hoodoo Adventures. “We want to showcase the fact that athletes can ski and paddle in the same day with four other disciplines in between.”
The two other races are the the Ullr’s Winter Triathlon on Feb. 18 at Apex Mountain Resort, and the Elevator Race, March 25 from Penticton to Apex.
Hoodoo Adventures supports the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society (YORS), a newly founded subsidy program that funds outdoor recreation opportunities for schools in the Okanagan.
The Elevation Series has a goal to create business partnerships through sponsorship opportunities to cover the cost of the races in the series, with all other net profits going directly to YORS.
Hoodoo also encourages participants to gain sponsors to donate and support the cause, with prizes given to the largest fundraisers.
Participants can register for each race individually or sign up for all four. Athletes competing in more than one race in the series are eligible for discount pricing. For more information and to register, visit elevationseries.ca.