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We Want You!

Human Powered Racing is preparing for better things in 2021. We are accepting applications from like minded athletes.

Coaching in a Pandemic

As an athlete the past 7 months has been extremely challenging. As a coach 2020 has almost been worse. As coaches our JOB is to help people set goals, improve, overcome obstacles, overcome disappointments and in the end achieve set goals. While there is a lot of intrinsic satisfaction from nailing workouts and accomplishing certain training goals, there is nothing quite like the feeling of doing it on a certain day at a certain place. A day that you have …

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In the left is a person wearing a white "Human Powered Racing" swim cap. They are the part of the photo in focus. We cannot see their face because they are looking away from the camera and out across a lake with evergreen trees on the other side. They are also wearing blue goggle, which are pushed up on the swim cap in the photo.

Thank You

As the summer of 2020 draws to a close and with Canadian Thanksgiving right around the corner, now might be a good time to step back from the state of the world and all it’s problems (too numerous to mention at the moment) and simply say thank you and be grateful for some of the things we have. Nature – We are extremely lucky to live in a country that has such a vast, varied and beautiful landscape. A country …

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The Last Athlete

Their determination to finish a long multisport race like a triathlon or SwimRun exemplifies grit and spirit. Cheerers shed tears seeing the last athlete cross the finish line. Volunteers cheer. And race directors finally exhale.

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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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