Aerothlon is a contest that mixes cross country running, paragliding and mountain biking.
AEROTHLON UPDATE, CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS !
It's a GO ! Registration by donation ($suggested $100CDN) for the Pemberton Aerothlon is now open! I would like to officially invite any interested sponsors, paraglide pilots, mountain bikers and runners to the Pemberton Demonstration Aerothlon September 1st.
In order to remedy the perceived " Event " status of the aerothlon we have down scaled the race to a Demonstration only with a smaller group of participants registered by donation only of suggested $100 registration fee in order to pay for costs such as insurance, petrol , prizes and logistics as a non profit happening. This way we are not a commercial event but rather a group of friends making a reconnaissance of the course for an event person to take over in future years. We are now not different than a regular FLY IN as ones hosted by West Coast Soaring Club for example at the Millers Field earlier this summer. Both the www.aerothlon.com website and raceroster are being adjusted for this update. https://raceroster.com/events/2018/14525/pemberton-aerothlon It is now a voluntary $100 donation to participate and register.
We have some volunteer requirements. If you can help in any of these shifts please get in touch .
Thursd Thursd 30 Aug. Need two people to walk and mark running trail . Meet gravel pit 8;30am. Entire chore will take 3 hours . It is a nice hike.
Friday 31 Aug Need two people to ride bike trail and mark with ribbons, approx. 3 hours. Meet gravel pit 8:30am .
Friday Evening Aug 31st Need two people for registration.
Saturday Sept1st ; We need 3 4x4 trucks with drivers, can pay petrol to take paragliders and two timing people to upper launch 7am.
6 people for 6 hours w smart phone to be timers at 3 locations using software and manual backup with pen and book.
4 people for giving water at lower launch and upper launch for 3 hours 9am till noon.
4 people for giving water at mountain bike course, can walk , be dropped off or ride bike there, for 3 hours 9am till noon.
2 people Sept2nd or 3rd to take down ribbons.
2 people experienced in tree climbing, and rescue with 4x4 vehicle in case of emergency extraction with First Aid to get any victims to ambulance .
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ALONG COURSE TO TAKE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TO MAKE TRAILER FOR EVENT IN FUTURE YEARS. 5 minimum with go pros, phones, cameras.
Feel free to get in touch with me by email , email@example.com FB or phone 604-894-2492. It should be a fun race and we are working on nice dinner party and awards afterwards. Help invited in this dept as well. If you are coming from Vancouver it is a wonderful weekend with no bugs and a great time to hang out in Pemby.
It's a GO ! Registration for the Pemberton Aerothlon is now open! I would like to officially invite any interested sponsors, paraglide pilots, mountain bikers and runners to the Pemberton Aerothlon September 1st.
We will be shuttling the mountain bikers by vans, trucks and automobiles from the paragliding field chosen that morning for the start of the mountain bike leg in the gravel parking lot where all the Mountain Bikers start their day. This way we can go by RASP and weather conditions that day and even fly north some XC if conditions permit. Otherwise we have a field right on Pemberton Side of railway bridge, an easy glide over Lillooet River. So I hope you can sign up for either of the three categories below. The next aerothlon coming up is in Peru, so hope to see some of you there.
We have three categories in the competition. We created this event to help promote the sport of paragliding to the mountain bike and running world, which are huge compared to our paragliding family which may number in a million pilots globally at most. As a result, we have brought mountain bike tourism to places in Colombia and Peru where the sport was still new. Feel free to get in touch with us in Pemberton as we can use rider skills and knowledge to make this event a real success. Right now many mountain bikers and runners are looking into taking up our flying sport, asking about tandem flights and instruction, so it is a win win situation !
Paul Guschlbauer , a www.redbullxalps.com second place past finisher takes the podium at the www.aerothlon.com in Roldanillo, Colombia last night with Pal Takats (last years winner) coming in fourth in the Individual division. See all results on www.aerothlon.com , also on facebook and pinkbike posts. Looking forward to Peru and Pemberton soon !
1. Team relay where each person does different sport .
2. Individual , where hard core athletes such as ones from
www.redbullxalps.com do all three sports, run, fly and bike.
3. The Tandem duo, where the athlete who runs and bikes goes with the tandem pilot .
Come join us for an amazing event on Labour day long weekend in our beautiful province British Columbia!
8k Run > 30k Mountain Bike ride > TBA paragliding
September 1 8:00 AM PDT - Aerothlon