bike the

p̕inw̕ał (ship)

bike - sunday, may 27th, 2018

Swan and Biker.jpg

Our Bike event for 2018 will bring you to the beautiful area surrounding Sproat Lake. The event will start at  the Provincial Park in the main parking lot beside the lower campground. There will be four ride versions again this year including:

Smolt Ride which will take those registrants - likely kids through the park along the beautiful path toward the Petroglyphs.

Sprint Ride will take our riders along Ash Main from the Provincial Park over to the Sproat Lake Water Sports area on Stirling Arm (and back). Ride will be approximately 20 kms - gravel. 

Challenge ride will be a Challenge! It too will start at the Provincial Park and will follow the same route as the Sprint Ride only to carry on past the Water Sports Park all the way to Snow Creek Recreation Site (and Campground). And return. This ride is approximately 70 kilometers - bumpy, hilly, challenging and beautiful. 

Iconic Ride is....well, it's Iconic! Again, you'll start at the Sproat Lake Provincial Park Campground head along Ash Main over to Taylor Main then to Gracie Lake Main then Nahmint Main - Canal Main before winding back over to the Provincial Park. Total KM's are about 90 but don't kid yourself....this is not an easy ride. Steep climbs, gravel, rocks and scenery like you've never seen before. You'll see many waterfalls, you'll see Sproat Lake - Stirling Arm, Gracie Lake, Nahmint Lake and from there you'll work your way back over to the Alberni Inlet where you'll catch a break over at the beautiful Mactush Campground - likely one of the prettiest you'll ever see. Then a bumpy and stunning ride back to the starting point. Where you'll end...

Races all start at 8:00am - Sunday, May 27, 2018

More race day details are available here




run the

muuna (train)

run - sunday, July 1, 2018 CANADA DAY - Featuring the 61st annual canada day parade

All-out foot races begin at the Harbour Quay E&N Railway Train Station, home of Port Alberni's Iconic 1929 No. 7 Baldwin Steam Train.

This event started it all! Known on its own as the No. 7 Challenge, "Sprint" runners will race the train on a 10K journey from our bustling waterfront, through town, and out to the McLean Mill National Historic Site - Canada's only operational Steam Powered Mill.  Our Smolt Run will take place at the McLean Mill and it will include a ride on the Train out to the Site where all the fun will be. 

Remember, this is CANADA DAY! We're going to include some fantastic things for ALL! Race the Steam Train, Enjoy the parade as it comes toward you, enjoy Beer/Burger at the McLean Mill, a Car Show, events for Children and much more! 

10:00am Sunday, July 1, 2017 - Canada Day

More race day details are available here


swim the

matuk (plane)

SWIM - sunday, july 8th, 2018

Extreme open-water swims begin on beautiful Sproat Lake Provincial Park, which has been the home-base for Coulson's Iconic 1945 Martin Mars Flying Tankers

Though the 'Phillippine and Hawaii' Water Bombers are 'retired' from active duty they are nearby and access for viewing can be arranged. This year our swim will feature the historic Petroglyphs which were carved into the nearby rocks some 800 years ago by the local First Nations People. The Iconic Swim will bring our athletes very close to these historic and amazing drawings. 

9:00am Sunday, July 8, 2018


More race day details are available here



Smolts:  ~ 3km (Mtn Bike)
Sprints: ~ 17 km (Mtn Bike)
Challenge: ~ 80 km (Mtn Bike)
Iconic:  ~ 90 km (Mtn Bike)

running Tiers

Smolts: 500m
Sprints: 10Km


Smolts: 100m
Sprints: 500m
Challenge: 2,000m
Iconic: 4,000m