Monday, October 3, 2011

ELM Urban Attack 'Non'- Race!


On Saturday, ELM hosted a special community event that included a fun, 5km Urban Attack adventure race to raise funds for the local Boys and Girls Club and celebrate 10 years of providing fun fitness adventures in the Comox Valley.

Teams of 2 with names like '4 kids later' and 'Who's on 5th?' worked to find a series of check points in the downtown Courtenay area on foot. Along the way, teams had to complete many 'mystery challenges' including some set up at local sponsoring businesses.

“The weather turned out great and scavenger hunt was fun; nice way to see the community.” says one of the participants who completed the Urban Attack event.

After the event, participants enjoyed a BBQ lunch and a big raffle with prizes from local sponsors. Sponsors include: Mountain City Cycle, Valhalla, Extreme Runners, Bayview Chiropractic, Zen Zero, Extreme Runners, CV Acupuncture, Island Pilates & Fitness, Oh Spa, Lotuswear, Active Comox Valley and Ascent Physiotherapy. Special thank you to Fiestaquest for providing the music, Mudsharks for the coffee and CV Road Runners for the 'race central' equipment.

Check out photo's from the event including some awesome action shots taken during the 'mystery challenges' on the ELM facebook page. More photos will be uploaded later this week so be sure to check back and join the ELM facebook fan page to get updates.

A few racers commented that they had so much fun they would like to do it every week! Well maybe once a never know!

Cheers to all the volunteers and community sponsors for making this day such a success! I couldn't do it without you...just like the last 10 years.

BIG thank you to all the racers for coming out, giving urban adventure racing a try and supporting this event. You ROCK!

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