Expedition Canada will start in Penticton, B.C. The end location will not be disclosed. The course will be about 403 km long and includes the following disciplines:
-Trekking/Trail running: The Okanagan has some of the best trail system you can imagine. You can be expecting to travel in different terrain and elevation ranging from 300 to 2300m.
-Orienteering on foot: You can expect to all have to do some orienteering at some point during the course as there will be a little rogaine style section. I would recommend that everyone gets a 101 orienteering.
-MTBiking: MTBs are compulsory. cyclo-cross, road bikes, e-bikes and all other bicycles will not be allowed. You will want proper MTBs anyway as you will have the opportunity to have a taste of some of the best trails around. The riding legs will be a mix of technical single tracks, quad trails and some roads but expect to be on sweet single trails a lot more than you are used to in expedition race...
-Paddling: Most of the paddling will be on flat water in canoes. Short Stand Up Paddling section
-Swimming: 1km Maximum, Wetsuit allowed and recommended. No Fins or any other buoyancy aid device allowed (except for PFD)
-Ropes: There will be some rope sections such as rappelling. More details to come
We are expecting the winners to come in 2 to 2,5 days. The course will be opened for just over 4 days in order to give less experienced team a chance to have a feel and finish an Expedition race.
There will be no mandatory stops and no optional controls.
Teams will be carrying tracking devices and there will be a live tracking for friends and family to follow as well as daily pictures and videos posted during the race.
The course outline and logistic diagram will be released approximately three weeks before the race and maps and more details about each legs will be delivered a couple hours before race start in a lock down room.