Jan 2, 2014 -- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! -- You can now register for the the 2014 MOMAR! We had an early sell out last year so we strongly recommend you sign up soon. Click here to sign up today.
Dec 21, 2013 -- WHEN IS NEXT YEAR'S RACE? -- The 2014 edition of the Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race will take place on Saturday, September 20th, in Cumberland, BC.
Sept 25, 2013 -- UPDATED RESULTS WITH SPLITS -- Here are the updated race results with split times for each stage. We are still missing passports from a few teams. Please send them to us if you would like your results updated.
Sept 21, 2013 -- RACE RESULTS & PHOTOS -- Thanks to everyone who was part of making this year's MOMAR a big success! Big congrats to all of the racer who took on the many challenges of this year's course -- auguably maybe the second to third hardest ones in in our 35 year history (still can't top the first on on Mt. Washington in 2001). The results are on the Past Races page and photos are all on our Facebook page. More detailed results with split times will be posted in the coming days. Stay tuned for more!
WE'RE ON FACEBOOK -- Be sure to check out the MOMAR Facebook Fan Page where most of the breaking news is being posted.
Cumberland is an adventure
racer's dream destination as it is filled with world-class single-track trails.
This MOMAR will feature kayaking, mountain
biking, trail running, orienteering and event a few mystery challenges. It will be a test for both the seasoned
weekend warrior and the dedicated novice. Make sure you plan on staying the Saturday
night as this race features a 'not-to-be-missed' dinner and after party.
September 20, 2014
|Enduro 50km Course - 9:00am
Sport 30km Course - 10:30am
||Cumberland, BC, Vancouver Island [map]
Course Design Team:
Bryan Tasaka with Liz Tribe, & Carl Coger
Estimated Completion Time: 4-8 hours
Categories: Solo, Teams of 2, & Teams
of 4; (any gender combination)
Disciplines: This course will feature tons of great XC mountain biking, kayaking, challenging navigation, orienteering, incredible viewpoint checkpoints, bushwacking, and trail running. Racers can expect multiple stages of running and riding. More details to come.
Estimated Completion Time: 3-6 hours
Categories: Teams of 2 only (any gender combination)
Disciplines: This course will feature tons of great XC mountain biking, kayaking, basic navigation/orienteering, incredible viewpoint checkpoints, bushwacking, and trail running. Racers can expect multiple stages of running and riding. More details to come.
There are cut-off points along the course that you must get to in order to continue on the full course. The cutoff points are very achievable for 90% of the teams. The map will show you where and when these cutoff points are located.
How much and what's included?
2013 ENTRY FEES:
+ $130/racer -- January 1 - March 31
+ $150/racer -- April 1 - August 31
+ $165/racer --
September 1 - September 19
* NOTE: HST (12%) is effective until March 31 and GST (5%) is effective as of April 1st.
YOUR ENTRY INCLUDES:
+ A professionally designed course
+ A comprehensive safety and medical team.
+ A Gift Bag filled with cool stuff
+ An awesome souvenir technical shirt from Merrell with a great graphic design. Female cut available.
+ Professional course mapping.
+ A huge post-race refreshment table.
+ A custom Finishers medal.
+ Professional photography
+ One awesome MC, Dave Norona.
+ Friday night social.
+ Gourmet banquet dinner buffet.
+ Lively awards ceremony with medals and/or prizing for 1st to 3rd place finishers in all categories.
+ Tons of killer draw prizes (In 2011, we gave out over $15,000 worth of series prizing).
+ Award winning DJ at the after-party to keep the dance floor packed all night long.
= ONE ADVENTURE PACKED WEEKEND EXPERIENCE!!!
||The official race map will be given
out on the morning of the race -- 90 minutes prior to the start. To view samples of past maps, please go to the MAPS page of the website.
Sponsored by the:
Friday, September 20, 2013
Riding Fool Hostel, Cumberland. Click here for a map.
6:30-9:30pm (no earlybirds please)
All teams are required to come to the MOMAR Friday Night Registration to pick up their race package, event t-shirt, and hand in their waiver and medical forms. You will also find out the location of the start and finish location for the race.
Please bring your completed forms (Waivers & Medical) to check in. You will get these forms in the Racer Info Package.
LOCATION: Mt. Washington Alpine Resort; (located 30 minutes from the race
6:30pm - Doors open
7:00pm - Dinner is served
8:30pm - Awards Ceremony
9:15pm - Down to Fat Teddy's Bar for the Party
1:00am - End of the night
THE ENTERTAINMENT: Cumberland Brothers and Haus Banned
GUEST TICKETS: Guest are welcome and the fee is $30+GST. You must pre-order tickets either when you register or can be ordered separately online.
Win a Trip for Two anywhere WestJet flies.
The MOMAR is proud to have the Make-A-Wish Foundation as our official charity. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
Over the past five years, we have raised over $24,000 for this great cause. Please show your support by taking part in our various fundraising initiatives such as the Mega 50/50 Draw, Cowbells for Wishes, and our Grand Prize.
Please bring cash and your generous hearts on race weekend and help us raise over $5000 this year!
Cumberland is 1.25 hours from Nanaimo, 2.5 hours from Victoria, 4 hours from Vancouver, and 6 hours from Seattle.
For ferry information visit www.bcferries.com
or call 1-888-223-3779. The ferries may be busy this weekend so you might want
to make reservations (only $17 per vehicle).
Seattle racers can catch the
ferry from Anacortes to Victoria and drive up the Island Highway to Cumberland
(3 hours) . Visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/index.cfm
for more information.
BY AIR: Westjet Airlines will fly you into directly into Comox which is 30 minutes from the race start/finish. Click here for map from the airport. There are direct flights from all of Canada's major cities, as well as, from the US (LA, Vegas, Tampa, etc). Check the website for more info www.westjet.com. Once you fly in, you can rent a vehicle from Budget Car and Truck Rental at the airport and drive to the race start.
We recommend that
racers consider staying at the Riding
Fool Hostel in Cumberland for Friday night since that is where Friday
night registration will be and it's minutes away from the race start/finish line.
The Riding Fool Hostel is right above Dodge City Cycles where you can conveniently
get your bike checked or pick up any last minute race supplies.
Another great place to stay is at the Stansbury Guest House in Cumberland. Situated in the heart of Cumberland, the Stansbury offers fully furnished 2 and 3 bedroom suites which are self-contained, spacious and newly renovated. Both suites feel like a "home away from home" and are ideal for your team on race weekend. Call 1-877-336-2062 to make a reservation.
Mt. Washington - Since the post-race dinner and awards banquet will be
held up at Mt. Washington, we HIGHLY recommend that all out-of-town racers try
to book accommodations on the mountain for Saturday night. Condos are very inexpensive
at this time of the year and there are many places that sleep 6-8 people and rent
for $50-100 per night, if you book early. It's a beautiful place to spend the
weekend. Go to www.mtwashington.ca to make a reservation.
We also recommend the Cumberland Lake Park Campground for a great place to camp on Friday night.
Other Accommodation Options:
For a more comprehensive list visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce .
is highly recommended that you reserve your kayak as soon as possible as they
book very quickly.
* Because the Sport Course starts 90 minutes after the Enduro course, the kayak companies are allowed to DOUBLE BOOK their kayaks. Let them know which course you are racing and be sure you are booking for the right race.
here for a full list of Kayak Suppliers
||Go to the GEAR
page to view the unofficial mandatory gear list.
Not required for 2013
|Do I need Support personnel ?
||No. The MOMAR is an unsupported race.
|Any recommendations for Sunday activities?
+ Downhill riding at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
+ Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park.
+ Ride the course again!
Any cool prizes?
The 2011 list
* subject to change
All first place finishers in each category will receive a medal, $25 Gift Certificate from Frontrunners, box of Clif Bars, accolades from your fans and bragging rights until next year. Second and third place finishers will receive a medal. NOTE: Prizes subject to change.
THE 2011 BIG PRIZES:
- $500 Gift Card from Atmosphere as part of the Make-A-Wish Mega 50/50.
- A $500 Shopping Spree to Frontrunners
- A trip for two anywhere WestJet flies.
- BEST TEAM SPIRIT / COSTUME: Dress up and show the most spirit and you could win the highly coveted Spirit Award! The prize is a
free entry to your next MOMAR ($140/value).
Lots of great Draw Prizes from our sponsors including prize packages from:
- Riding Fool Hostel
- Seeds Food Market
- and more!
|Race Results & Photos
Posted on the Monday following the event. Go to the Results Page
For a list of MOMAR clinics click here.
For a list of Training Articles click here.
For a list of Links to cool stuff click here.
|Race Rules & Regulations
- Teams will be ranked according to the number of Checkpoints they collect.
- In the event of a tie, the finishing time (less penalties) will be used to further rank teams.
- Please note that for the Cumberland MOMAR, the Orienteering Stage has time penalties for missed CPs (30 minutes per CP) and does NOT factor into the total CP count.
- 60 minute penalty if you RAM your kayak on the beach upon your return from the kayak stage
- 15 minutes penalty if you are caught out of visual range of you teammates.
- 15 minutes for receiving outside support from any non-racer.
- 15 minutes for the first traffic violation. Disqualification for the second.
- 15 minutes for littering.
- 15 minutes for using any form of electronic communication device between teammates (ie FRS radios)
- 15 minute for using any form of listening device (ie iPod, walkman, etc). Disqualification for the second.
- 5 minutes for modifying your MOMAR bib number. You must wear it on the front and it cannot be folded or cut in any way.
- 5 minutes for each item that you do not have that is on the mandatory gear list.
You will be disqualified for the following reasons:
- You deviate severely from the race course (discretion of the race director)
- If one of your teammates does not cross the finish line. In adventure racing, all members of a team must finish the course together. Thus, you are only as fast as your slowest racer. If a teammate decides they cannot go on, the remaining members may race unranked.
- Unsportsmanlike conduct to fellow racers, volunteers, or spectators.
Support Personnel: Absolutely no outside support personnel will be allowed along the race course except at the start and finish lines. 15 minute time penalties will be handed out to teams in violation. Team must be fully self-sufficient and plan provisions accordingly.
In the event of a dispute, please let the Race Officials know and we will do our best to resolve the issue fairly.
|Race Day Lunch
||The MOMAR requires a talented team of volunteers to make this event a success. Please encourage your friends and family to volunteer and be part of the fun. All volunteers get a MOMAR t-shirt and entry to the banquet and after-party. Sign me up.
general questions are answered in our FAQ page.