Year 4 of Actif Epica will be a real sweetheart! On February 14, 2015, racers from around the world will gather in the frozen winter landscape of North America’s geographic centre—Winnipeg, Manitoba. While they’re here to bike or run 130 km of unforgiving temperatures, brutal winds and bare landscapes, they’ll be treated to a, Read More
From year one of Actif Epica, we’ve had people asking us if we could add a relay option. Last year we did a trial, and we’re happy to announce that we have made two relay options available.
The check-point to check-point option is for a team of 6 participants. It’s great if you’re looking to just try things out and get a bit of a taste for the course and the challenge.
If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging, but not quite ready for the full 130km trek, the 2 person relay option lets you and a friend split the course, with a hand-off at the mid-way check-point in Niverville.
In either option, each person can choose whether to run or bike their particular section.
We’re happy to add this great option for people who want to give Actif Epica a shot with some friends! All you have to do is find your team, and register.
PS: We’ll be at MEC Winnipeg’s Snowfest all day today, together with all kinds of other people who love outdoor winter activity. Come by and say hello!
We were stoked to catch Actif Epica alum “Barefoot” Bob Nicol on Global on Friday talking about going au natural, prepping for Tuscobia and sporting an Actif T-Shirt:
It’s a great little segment, and we know that Bob could have worn any T-shirt. He chose to wear ours. Thanks Bob, and best of luck with your training.
Watch the segment here.
PS: You can get your own cool shirt by registering or volunteering for Actif Epica 2015.
Can you feel winter’s cold whispers in the air?
If you’re like us, you know that can only mean one thing: time to start prepping for another great season of celebrating human resilience.
We quietly opened up registration yesterday, letting previous registrants in on the action throughout the evening. It’s amazing how quickly some of them responded! We already have a handful registered. Some expressing excitement at coming back, and some looking for revenge after last year’s brutal cold.
We’ve also heard talk in ultra circles that several people are going after The Order of The Hrimthurs this year. Last year’s conditions were tough at all three events that comprise The Order, and no one made it through for 2014. Here’s hoping that 2015 is different—at least for a few of you.
Whatever your motivation, if you register now, you can get in on early-bird pricing (until Dec 12).
Last year, we experimented with a few relay variations. Based on their success (and lots of interest), we’ll be officially adding two relay options this year. We should have the details worked out in the next couple of weeks and will be opening up registration for them as soon as we can.
We are really proud to have received a 2014 Travel Manitoba Tourism Award two weeks ago. It really goes to show that we have an incredible group of volunteers who work tirelessly (and enthusiastically) to put on our little event each year. We really can’t do it without them, and we honestly can’t thank them enough.
It’s also a testament to the great feedback we’ve gotten from participants coming from outside Manitoba about how much they enjoy visiting. There’s something truly special about coming up the Crow Wing Trail and crossing through into the beauty and activity of Winnipeg and The Forks.
Now that we’re in the thick of planning, we are looking for more people to help us put on the 2015 edition of Actif Epica. We have some interesting and exciting things planned, but we need extra person-power to pull them off. If you are interested in helping out, whether beforehand or on the day of the event, please take a minute to get in touch. Even if you can only help a little, we’ll find something great for you to do.
PS: Winnipeg is also hosting this little thing called the Canadian Cyclocross Nationals at the end of the month. You should check it out. We hear it’s going to be off the hook.