With terrain and views that stand above the rest, the Elevator is the only race of it’s kind! Participants paddle, road bike, run/snowshoe, mountain bike, Nordic ski, hike and downhill ski/board from valley floor to mountain top!

A range of categories provides an opportunity for both competitive athletes as well as fun loving thrill seekers to compete in another one of our arse kick’n events!

 Overview of the Elevator Race

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It is important to highlight that 100% of the net proceeds of this Series are donated to a not for profit society that supports local youth  – The  Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. (Y.O.R.S) provides affordable programs for mainstream and at-risk youth in the Okanagan to participate in outdoor recreation, education and leadership activities.  Community Support is very important to our company, we believe strongly that giving back to the community creates more opportunity and success for everyone, and where better to start then by exposing our kids to all the things we cherish about this valley.  There is no better classroom than the great outdoors.

Saturday March 25, 2017
Penticton to Apex Mountain Resort, BC
Relay ground up.

Pre Race Meeting

This year a video with the pre-race information will be available in the new year (watch this space for more detail).  We will also host a pre-race meeting on Friday evening that will be optional, however if it is your first time doing the race, it is recommended that you attend.  Check in will take place both Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Start and Finish

The race starts at 8:30am at the SS Sicamous on Okanagan Lake. Your race is officially finished once you or your team member crosses the finish line past the gates of the downhill ski being handed an Elevator beverage compliments of Tree Brewery!

Race Course

Click here for a link to our Elevator Race Course Map on Google. This map has been created to enable participants to study the course pre-race. Please note that stage and course details may vary depending on weather conditions.

Relay Overview

Paddle Overview
Cyclist Overview
Mountain Run/Snowshoe Overview
Mountain Bike Overview
Nordic Overview
Alpine Overview

Events Pricing – Registration Now Open!

Early Bird Before Jan. 1 Before Jan. 15 Before Feb. 28 Before March 15 After March 15
Solo $140 $175 $210 $250 $275
Team of 2 $170 $205 $240 $280 $300
Team of 3 $225 $260 $295 $345 $375
Team of 4 $255 $290 $300 $370 $450
Team of 5 $285 $320 $355 $400 $550
Team of 6 or 7 $300 $335 $370 $450 $575
Junior Team $130 $150 $175 $200 $250
Student or Junior Solo (University student or under age 18) $80 $110 $140 $175 $200

Kayak Rental Rates

Singles $20
Doubles $40
Pre-race practice rentals available.  Boats delivered to start line on race day.

Other Rentals

Please contact us if you require other equipment rentals.  We can help you organize snowshoe, mountain bike or road bike rentals.  Nordic ski rentals are available at the Nordic Center and downhill skis or snowboards at Apex Resort.  These all may be great options for those athletes that are traveling to do the race!

Participant Info

  • Teams

Entering under a category is now mandatory. Prizes will be given for each category.



Accommodation and race entry packages are available with the Penticton Ramada.

Race and Stay for as little as $75/person!! If you get in on Early Bird Pricing, participants can register for the race and get their shared accommodation for as little as $75 each!!

Special room rates are available for March 24 & 25, 2017 at the Penticton Ramada.  Watch this space for more detail. 

Elevator Race Results 2014 – Race Results 15 – Race Results 2016

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