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First and foremost, changes in the time of COVID:

  • The QB Civic Centre is unavailable hence new locations for registration, race start, washrooms and team tents. Follow the signs!

Course Description

The only course change for this year is the Race Start. It will begin close to the most northerly (lower) playing field and run slightly uphill towards the kid’s playground where it will join the main course.

Otherwise, this will be the same great course that riders have come to know. A counter-clockwise direction on the same grass, same BMX , same sand pits and same forested sections.
Hot/dry or wet/muddy?? Come and find out.

NOTE: Absolutely NO riding on the playing fields! Thanks!

NOTE *2: The course area is a public recreation site, be courteous and respectful of other users. This is especially true along the paved path where the Team Tents will be located.

NOTE *3: The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting Fall Fest in the downtown area on Oct. 2-3. Lots happening close to the Civic Centre.

NOTE *4: The Knockananna Grill food truck will be onsite for your dining pleasure.

Team Tents

Team tents will now be located on the south side of and parallel to the paved path that separates the lower and mid-level playing fields. (Do not spike ten supports within 1 metre of the paved path due to buried irrigation) No vehicles allowed to this location so the best and shortest point of access is from Park Rd just off of First Ave. Unload then park in the BMX parking lot which is really close.

Parking
Parking is bound to be at a premium due to the Fall Fest. So be patient and make note of the following locations.

The Civic Centre parking lot is still available but in a reduced capacity due to VIHA and a Covid testing site.

Other good locations include along Jones St. and the BMX lot on Park Rd (this is your prime location for Team Tent drop off and parking) and Ravensong Swimming pool.

Washrooms

They are situated in a standalone building adjacent to the paved path. QB calls it the fieldhouse and it is very close to the Park Rd entrance to the path where the Team Tents will be located.

 ADULTYOUTH
Launch$20$15
Intermediate / Masters / Open$27$17
Kids (Grogu and Younglings) Free
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. NO day of race registration.

Race Schedule

CategoryStart Time
Registration Open9:15 am
Beginner Clinic10:00 am
Launch Men (formerly Beginner) (Including Youth U13 and U15)10:45 am
Launch Women (formerly Beginner) (Including Youth U13 and U15)10:46 am
Younglings (Bigger Kids). Full lap or almost a full lap11:40
Intermediate Men (Including U17)12:10 pm
Intermediate Women (Including U17 and Masters Women)12:11 pm
Lil Nutcase Kids Race12:15 pm
Masters Men (40-54)1:15 pm
Super Master Men (55+)1:16 pm
Open Men (formerly Expert)2:30 pm
Open Women (formerly Expert)2:31 pm

Location

At the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre (more or less). Good access from all highways:
1. From Hwy 19, take the only off-ramp into Qualicum Beach, follow the traffic circle
around to Rupert Rd, drive 1 block and turn right onto Jones St.
2. Coming from north Island on Hwy 19A, turn right onto Laburnum Rd and continue until
a left turn on Jones St.
3. If coming from down Island on Hwy 19A, turn left at Bennett Rd (also goes to airport),
it will change to Rupert Rd, go around the traffic circle then one more block to a right
turn on Jones St.
4. From the west (Port Alberni, Hwy 4) drive towards town and follow the traffic circle
around to Rupert Rd, drive 1 block and turn right onto Jones St.
From the west (Port Alberni, Hwy 4) drive towards town and follow the traffic circle around to Rupert Rd, drive 1 block and turn right onto Jones St.