The Thursday Night Races at Fernie Alpine Resort return for another year!
Come out every Thursday for an evening of fun, gravity-fed mountain biking, great post-race draw prizes from SCOTT and Fox, and post-race refreshments at Legends Mountain Eatery.
FAR has also added the Wednesday Afternoon Race Series for Kids & Youth, Thursdays are for Adult & Master categories.
They have made some essential changes to this year’s events to ensure we are providing a safe environment for everyone involved. Please read the following details carefully and check out the event webpage for more information on their COVID-19 safety plan.
REGISTRATIONS ARE GOING ONLINE!
To minimize contact points and ensure we are adhering to the public health recommendations surrounding COVID-19, we will NOT be taking onsite registrations. ALL registrations must be completed ONLINE before 6:00 pm on race day.
Registrations for each event will be limited this year, so get in quick to secure your spot!
REGISTER ONLINE NOW –
The entry fee is $5 (includes race and post-race drink at Legends Mountain Eatery).
A lift ticket or a season pass is required to access the race course (lift ticket is not included in entry fee).
All racers must check-in at Guest Services on the day of the race to pay their $5 registration fee and collect their race plate. The dedicated check-in desk at Guest Services will be open from 12 pm – 6 pm every Thursday.
Racers will get one lap down the designated course and are timed via our manual Webscorer App.
The course will be open to the public all day and racers are encouraged to take a practice run as no formal training run will take place.
Following the race, competitors can head over to Legends Mountain Eatery and trade in their race plate for a cold beverage to enjoy as times are tabulated.
The prize ceremony will follow at Legends approx. 20-30 min after the last racer has crossed the finish line. Weekly prizes are given out via draw prizes.
Competitors accumulate points at each race, and the Series Champion in each category will be crowned at the final race on September 3rd (please note racers must compete in a minimum of 3 races over the season in order to qualify for the overall standings).
Racing will start at 6:30 pm this year to ensure we can stagger start times and avoid any crowding at the start area. We will be running staggered starts and each racing category will be given a specific start time. Competitors will not be permitted to enter the start area until 5 minutes before their race time. Only competitors and race officials will be allowed in the starting area (exceptions will be made for parents with kids racing, please contact the event organiser to discuss this further).
COURSE: The course will be announced the day of each race right here on our Facebook page.
2020 Race Dates:
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
Race Categories (male & female categories for each age group):
Kids (age 8-12)
Youth (age 13-17)
Adult (age 18-39)
Masters (age 40+)
*Race category is determined by your age at your first race*
Resort waiver(s) are required prior to racing. Racers ages 16 and over must complete a resort EVENT WAIVER. Racers ages 15 and under must have their parent or legal guardian complete both an EVENT WAIVER AND PARENTAL CONSENT WAIVER. The waiver(s) just have to be completed once and will cover the whole series.
All waivers must be completed online before 6 pm on race day. No paper waivers will be available this year!
IMPORTANT note for competitors 15yr and younger doing the waivers online – your parent must complete BOTH the EVENT & PARENTAL WAIVERS (you will get 2 confirmation emails – one with the event waiver and one with the parental wavier). Please do not miss one or the other – you cannot complete your registration or pick up your bike plate until both waivers are complete.