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Human Powered Challenge Update

Since the onset of event cancellations due to Covid 19, Human Powered Racing has been creating challenges designed to give athletes a focus for training and goals to achieve. Our first challenge was Ride the Rock, a challenge to cycle the equivalent of the length of Vancouver Island during the month of May. Since then we have offered a variety of running and cycling challenges taking athletes on a virtual journey around the globe to storied destinations to reach iconic …

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The Challenge of Corsica, July 1st Start

Our challenge series continues! Join our Facebook Group and public results and vie for your plaque. As you do one cycling loop of the island of Corsica you will earn your medallion; or earn a second medallion if you can manage a second loop in the month of July. Track your progress on the Challenge of Corsica progress page and see how you do. Share your progress with participants, friends and family. France is the birthplace of modern bike racing …

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Ride the Rock Challenge

Ride the Rock is a Wrap

The Ride the Rock Challenge came to a close on May 31. For the month of May participants challenged themselves to ride the equivalent of the length of Vancouver Island. People started off to get some kilometres in on their bike but found different benefits to the Challenge along the way.

The award plaque for the Big Island Challenge with a runner in the background.

The Big Island Challenge

Human Powered Racing has created a series of challenge events to give our athlete community a focus during these times of social isolation and physical distancing. We understand your desire to push your limits and share your need to set and achieve goals. The Human Powered Challenges are a way to accomplish this in the absence of group events. You can complete each challenge while still being socially responsible and safeguarding against the spread of COVID-19. The Big Island Challenge …

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Ride the Rock Challenge

Ride the Rock Challenge

The Ride the Rock Challenge is the first of the Covid Challenges hosted by Human Powered Racing. It is a challenge to ride the distance equivalent to the length of Vancouver Island.

Legs of a cyclist on a bike mounted on a trainer

Embrace the suck!

Long, lonely training sessions will help athletes prepare mentally for the lows experience during long races.

Volunteers, racers and supporters at the Victoria Youth Triathlon at UVic.

2020 Victoria Youth Tri Postponed

We have postponed the 2020 Victoria Youth Triathlon, originally scheduled for June 7th, 2020. We were informed yesterday that our venue, the University of Victoria, has cancelled all facility bookings up until the end of June. We are working with them and our other stakeholders to determine a new date later in the summer, but at this point no new date has been identified. The situation concerning COVID-19 is presenting many challenges and created uncertainty with sporting events in general. …

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COVID-19 and Human Powered Racing

The COVID-19 virus is having considerable impact on our daily lives. This is very true in the event industry. Facility closures, event postponements and cancellations are happening as the advise of medical and government experts changes to address current conditions. At Human Powered Racing our biggest concern is the well being of our athletes and volunteers. We will do what we can to help limit the spread of the virus and to ensure the health and safety of our athletes. …

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Huge thank you

“Wanted to send a huge thank you to you and all involved with the Tri of Compassion. Without a doubt one of the best times of our lives! Look forward to next year. Kukwstsétsemc (thank you)! “ – Christina Tsuil-menak (Team Athena)

Top 2 males XTERRA Victoria 2018

XTERRA Victoria

The mens’ pro field for the 2019 XTERRA Victoria is heating up. Last year’s champion and 2018 XTERRA Pan Am Tour Champion Brendan Rakita will be defending his title again last year’s runner up and former XTERRA World Champion Joshiah Middaugh and Sam Osborne, a fellow Kiwi who as 3rd at the 2018 XTERRA World Championships and is coming off 3 consecutive XTERRA World Tour wins. The challenging course at XTERRA Victoria is becoming world famous and continues to draw …

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Thank you, Island Savings!

Big shout out to Island Savings Credit Union for supporting our youth triathletes through the Island Savings Greater Victoria Youth Triathlon Series.