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Compete SOLO or in RELAY teams of three

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a refund if the weather doesn’t cooperate?



We make every effort to ensure that the weather does not thwart our fun and we’ll stay in touch with you about any curve balls mother nature throws our way.


We have marked February 12 as a poor weather date, in the event we have to postpone our in-person race due to inclement weather.


This year, there are 15 days for virtual racers to participate virtually (January 20 - February 3), so virtual racers have ample time to complete their event as weather windows allow.  


Winters are cold, but hopefully, it won’t be -30 for 14 days, or two weekends, straight!

How do I create my own course for a virtual race?

Pick two sports and plan three legs. 


Some sport options are (but are not limited to): running, cross country skiing, tobogganing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, biking, walking, pulling your child or friend on a toboggan, or rolling a snowball uphill (if you can find a hill).

Too cold or too warm?

If the air temperature is below -30 C on the day you planned to race virtually, please take caution. You have 15 ​days to participate, so you should have another opportunity to complete the race. If the weather is warm, please use caution on frozen bodies of water and respect all posted signage regarding the use of the River Trail.


In the event the weather is too warm and the River Trail is un-skateable, we will convert our in-person race to a duathlon — 5km run, 5km bike, 5 km run. For relay teams, the skater or one of their teammates would run 5km.


How do I track my virtual event time and send it in?

If you have a sports watch, record your event on that and sync it to it’s corresponding app. If you don’t, you can download a GPS tracker such as Strava, Map My Run, or Garmin. Track each leg that you do and take a screenshot of the leg. 


We’ll post more information on submitting your results virtually closer to the race dates.


How does fundraising work? 

Create an online pledge page individually or as a team at the bottom of the registration page. Share this page to family, friends, coworkers or anyone you want to encourage to donate to the cause.


​We have rad prizes for the top fundraisers and will award prizes to the following:

Top individual fundraiser: a stand up paddle board

Top team fundraiser:  6 tickets to a Moose game with concession voucher, plus an autographed set of gloves

Top virtual participant fundraiser: TBD


When can I start my virtual race? 

You can complete your race any time between January 20 and February 3!


The beauty of the virtual race is that it’s flexible, and you can start whenever it works for you and your team!


How do I get my race kit?

There are two days for you to pick up your race kits. Please have your confirmation email handy. You may pick up a friend’s race kit by getting them to forward you their confirmation email. Only one team member has to come for relay teams, just make sure that person has the team confirmation email.

Thursday, February 2

  • Bikes & Beyond, 227 Henderson Hwy

  • 4-6 p.m.

Friday, February 3

  • Race HQ, Room 201 (next to Coal & Canary), 1 Forks Market Rd.

  • 6-8 p.m.


What kind of bike should I use?

Fat bikes, mountain bikes, or cyclocross bikes are all acceptable. 


There is no minimum tire width and we allow studded tires provided that the studs are shorter than 5mm, measured from the tire surface.


Can I still rent a bike at The Forks?

Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventure’s has set aside a number of fatbike rentals for event day, February 4, 2023.


Book your rental directly through Kendricks by calling 204.299.3732.


If you need a bike, we suggest getting in touch with them sooner, rather than later to make sure you have wheels for the event!


Are there age restrictions?

Yes. Participants must be at least 16 years old on race day. 

Do I have to wear a helmet?

YES. You must wear a helmet for any skate and bike segments. 


The in-person event is sanctioned by Triathlon Maniotba, and we will be checking helmets when you access the transition zone prior to the race.


Can I use grips or studs on my running shoes?



Do I have to have a Triathlon Manitoba membership?

Yes, you must have a valid Triathlon Manitoba membership to race in the in person event. 


If you do not have a membership, you may pucharse a day-license for race day.


Virtual participants do not need to purchase a day license to register.


Is there an award for the fastest time?

Yes! We have swag for the top three male, top three female, and top relay team finishers.

Does my virtual course have to be at The Forks?

No! Create your course wherever you can safely do so.


Where do I store my bike and skates if I do a virtual race at The Forks?

You will be responsible for find safe storage for your belongings while you complete your event legs if you choose to do your virtual event at The Forks. Please use a good U-lock if you intend to lock your bike outside.


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