Hello Sp’akw’us Racers and Participants,

We are excited to be hosting the Sp’akw’us Events which include the Sp’akw’us 50km June 15th, the Sp’akw’us 35km June 16th and the first Sp’akw’us Challenge 2-Day Stage Race the weekend of June 15th and 16th.

Please read this entire page but here are the relevant forms and documents for this race:

Package Pick-up:

All participants are required to sign in and receive their number plate.  This package pick-up for all events will be located at the Executive Suites Hotel clubhouse 40900 Tantalus Rd, Squamish, BC. Package Pick-up is open on:

Friday, June 14th from 6pm – 9pm,

Saturday, June 15th from 7 am – 10 am, and

Sunday, June 16th from 7 am – 10 am.

An important reminder that all racers will a require photo ID (and/or Race License) and a signed Waiver to race.

Racers presenting their Race License at package pick-up (UCI or Cycling BC Race License) do not required a one day license from.  All other participants will be required to complete a One-Day-Licence-Form.  We will have Waivers and One Day License forms available at package pick-up OR you can print the Racer-Waiver-and-Release form or One-Day-Licence-Form.

Parking:

On June 15th & 16th, there is no parking along Tantalus Road in front of the hotel (please see accompanying map in Technical Guide on page 5).  Parking is provided on the golf course via the west end of Newport Ridge Drive.  No Racer parking in hotel parking lot (see map on page 5).

Racer Warm-Up:

The course will be open for warm up at 9:30 am on both race days, but please stay out of the immediate area of the start corral until 30 minutes before race start at 11:00 AM. Warming up on any municipality roads outside of the venue is strictly prohibited as your safety could be at risk. Please respect the residents in the area and use the ample space within the park for warm ups. Helmets must be worn AT ALL TIMES when riding the course & failure to comply will result in disqualification.

Course Marking & Conditions:

The courses are signed in TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS.

Sp’akw’us 50 – Saturday = BLUE

Sp’akw’us 35 – Sunday = YELLOW

Race Etiquette

Standard Race Etiquette applies. If a rider has caught up to you either going uphill or downhill, they are faster than you. If they ask to get by you must let them pass as soon as it is safe for you to do so. Riders who refuse and are causing a mighty stir, can be reported and will be subject to public shaming during the awards ceremony.

Please be kind and respectful to one another out there. More importantly, be kind to the volunteers.  Any racers treating our volunteers in an un-Canadian way will be deported via a small row boat with paper oars.

Bear Aware

We share our trails with many different user groups, including wildlife.  Please respect their home and do your part to pack your garbage out.  This includes gel packs and water bottles.  While our volunteers and sweeps do what they can to clean up any accidental debris, we need our racers to do their part in keeping our trails clean and our wildlife safe.

Encountering Injured Racers on Course

Safety team number: 604-802-6877.

If you come across an injured rider. Slow down to see if they are ok. If they say yes, keep riding and stop to alert the next race marshal that there has been an injury on course and the location.
If they are NOT ok or non-responsive then wait for the next racer and flag them down. Have this rider head down course to notify the next marshal with the location of the injured rider.

What to do if you get injured or pull out of the event

Call or text our safety team at 604-802-6877.

If you get injured, if it is safe to move, try to get off to the side of the race course. Flag the next rider down and tell them to signal the next race marshal that help is needed and the location.
Head injuries are serious. If you have crashed and hit your head DO NOT CONTINUE the race. Wait for help to arrive.

If you pull out of the event, for any reason, please notify a course marshal or text your name and race number to 604-802-6877.

Race Cut-Off Times

Saturday, June 15, 2018: Feed Zone #3 at 4 hours and 15 minutes (3:15 pm)

Sunday, June 16, 2018: Feed Zone #2 at 3 hours (2:00 pm)

No Dogs Allowed

Dogs are not allowed on the golf course.  Also, we expect that Saturday and Sunday will be hot. Please leave your four legged-fur babies at home where it is cool and comfortable for them. DO NOT leave any animal in a car, even with the windows down.

Post Race Events

You will receive a Backstage Pass card that will allow you to redeem your post-race food and beverage.  Please do not lose this as we will only issue one per rider.  Sharpies will be available at Registration and we recommend you write your name on your card in the event you misplace it.

Also available is a complementary bike check, and on Saturday volunteers permitting, a complementary bike wash.  This complementary bike check (and wash?) is being run by teams from the Squamish Minor Hockey Association so please feel free to tip or donate.