3 Events - 6 Weeks. (It's a Port Alberni version of a Triathlon; we make it hard and....easy at the same time!)
Here is what to expect:
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, through Catalyst Paper Mill (about 1km in total) and out to the McLean Mill National Historic Site - Canada's only *operational Steam Powered Mill. Both the Challenge and Iconic races will also start at the Train Station and new for 2018 they too will end at the National Historic Site. Our Smolt Run will take place at Harbour Quay and it will include a ride on the Train out to the Site where all the fun will be. The Challenge race will head out past the McLean Mill going over to Beaver Creek Road where it will then turn left and wind its way along some residential areas before getting back to the McLean Mill. The Iconic Run will do the same except those runners will turn right on Beaver Creek and work their way up to Stamp River Provincial Park which is in the opinion of many - the most beautiful spot on Vancouver Island. Runners will go along the waterfront, will have the opportunity to see the fish migrating as this run occurs during the early days of the Sockeye returns. From there they'll head through some trails do a few hills and get back out to Beaver Creek Road working their way again through many local residential areas before getting back to the McLean Mill National Historic Site
Remember, this is CANADA DAY! We're going to include some fantastic things for all! Like how about a beer/burger just to make things feel a bit better after a long run! Car show? Steam Up event? Music? Bands? Oh and don't forget to look out for the Canada Day Parade Floats as they come toward you on Stamp Avenue! (Sprint/Challenge runs only)
8:00am Sunday, July, 1, 2018 CANADA DAY
Sign up for all three by clicking REGISTER FOR SERIES!
The Tri-Conic Challenge was an initiative of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce that was supported by Canada 150 as a Feature Event aimed at celebrating Canada's Heritage. The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce extends its thanks to Canada 150 for believing in our vision so that we could bring this incredible event to the Alberni Valley.
500m includes train pass
10K. Starts at E&N Train Station in Port Alberni. Winds through town up through Cherry Creek and ending at the McLean Mill National Historic Site. Transportation back will be provided with early registrants having best chance of returning by train. Others will return by bus or other transportation options. Family activities at the McLean Mill will be significant. Plan to stay for a while.
Train Station - 3100 Kingsway Ave, Port Alberni
Schedule of Events
Sunday, July 1, 2018
May 27 8:00 AM PDT - Bike Events
July 1 8:00 AM PDT - Running Events
July 8 9:00 AM PDT - Swim Events