The Aerothlon participants register by a suggested $100 donation registration fee in order to pay for costs such as insurance, petrol , prizes and logistics as a non profit event.
Part of the proceeds will go to the Pemberton Valley Trails Association.
Come join us for an amazing event on Labour day long weekend in our beautiful province British Columbia!
Registration is open!
The Pemberton Aerothlon is set again for next year after it’s inaugural event in 2018. We learned a lot from the first year. We had a variety of international athletes participate and registration is set for 2019.
I would like to officially invite any interested sponsors, paraglide pilots, mountain bikers and runners to The Pemberton Aerothlon September 1st.
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 .
Where hardcore athletes do all three sports: run, fly and bike!
Where the athlete who runs and bikes goes WITH the tandem pilot!
With the Aerothlon being such an international event taking place in four nations, we could really do something with that. Our local mountain bike riders, paraglide pilots, and runners, along with our events in Colombia, Mexico and Peru have started something special between these 4 communities. I include some possibilities with an example of cross cultural interaction between four mountain towns in four countries . More on the www.aerothlon.com website.
For example, here are a few possibilities;
I am just touching on all the possibilities available to us in Pemberton through our little event. I do not want or need this event to get very big. I would be happy keeping it small, non profit by donation and manageable and maybe doubling the competitors to around 50 maximum, with volunteers the entire event would not exceed 100 participants. The rest of the people, the athletes families and friends are enjoying what our valley has to offer. I would love to have part of the proceeds go to our trail association here in Pemberton as it is those trails that made all this possible, and there is lots of room on them for more visitors. This is primarily a media and social media event , but it is proven that with these competitors, several hundred friends, family and media can come and enjoy beautiful Pemberton for a few weeks leaving a small eco footprint.
In order to have a really successful event, I need to raise an extra monies for prizes in order to attract the top athletes from the three sports. It is proven that every top athlete has thousands of followers and it is those that we draw on to visit. The great thing is that local athletes here can challenge themselves with the worlds best. Here is an example of one famous athlete who visited Pemberton in his small plane on way from Alaska to Argentina. He is a www.redbullxalps.com athlete who helped us consult on our course in September!
Thank you Pique for a kind review on our Aerothlon... Yes stay in touch about the Aerothlon in Pemberton planned for Sept1st , 2019 , a Sunday this time with Saturday left as a training , recon trail and course day .
Also see Mountainlife article earlier ;
August 31 8:00 AM PDT - Training day for competitors to run , fly , and mountain bike course
September 1 8:00 AM PDT - Aerothlon Competition