Sun Peaks Resort is partnering with the Kamloops trail event company Dirty Feet to bring two new, exciting events to the resort. The partnership says they plan to utilize a combination of organizational expertise and experience with unique alpine terrain to create new racing events for guests and competitors.
The Dirty Feet Mountain Bike Weekend on July 21 and 22, is part of the Yeah Bro! Bike Fest that runs the week of July13 to 22. The event is a mix of crit racing and cross country mountain biking, and will draw competitors, volunteers and spectators from across the region. The North Face Dirty Feet Mountain Run, on Sept. 8, will include a mountain run and a shorter fun run; withsomething for everyone.
The 600m Mountain Crit race will loop through the Sun Peaks village on paved and gravel paths. This race is both cross country bike and mountain bike friendly. Start times will begin at 3 p.m., and include categories for all ages and abilities.
Those looking for a larger challenge will find it during the XC Marathon. Competitors can choose a distance of 20km, 40km or 60km and ride solo or as a relay team of three. This event will allow people to discover the cross country biking opportunities at Sun Peaks and have fun with friends and other riders. Race times start at 10 a.m.
“Dirty Feet is excited to bring this fun and exciting event to Sun Peaks,” said Grace Hiom of Dirty Feet. “It’s going to be great exploring mountain biking trails around the resort.”
In the fall, the North Face Dirty Feet Mountain Run will feature two races. The 16km Mountain Run will start in the Village and wind its way up to Mid-Mountain then follow fun trails back down.
This course was marked last year with GPS and the Dirty Feet team is looking forward to adding it to their summer races throughout the Interior. The 5km Fun Run will use the Nordic ski trails and encourage adults and kids to walk or run while enjoying nature and the extensive trail system at the resort.
“A mountain run and 5km fun run are a perfect addition to the North Face Dirty Feet line up for 2012. We are excited to take advantage of what this mountain has to offer,” says Hiom.
Interested participants can register at www.dirtyfeet.ca. or visit www.sunpeaksresort.comfor more information.