Raid the North
Kimberley Alpine Resort, British Columbia

July 26 - 27, 2003

This is Western Canada's second Raid the North of the 2003 season. The surrounding mountains and waterways provide an excellent backdrop for the event so expect a fantastic racecourse!

About Kimberley Alpine Resort

Resorts of the Canadian Rockies' Kimberley Alpine Resort is nestled amongst the Purcell and Rocky Mountains of southeast British Columbia. Along with their world-class accommodation offering, the resort offers a host of year-round activities for any level of adventure enthusiast. Cross-Country & Downhill skiing, Snowboarding, and Snowshoeing in the winter and Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rafting, and Horseback Riding in the summer - along with year round pub crawls in Kimberley!

The town of Kimberley, known as the 'Bavarian City of the Rockies', is one of Canada's highest cities (elevation of 1,113 metres above sea level), and has a population of just over 6,700. The town is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia and is only a 20 minute drive from the Cranbrook Airport, 4 hours southwest from Calgary, and 3.5 hours north from Spokane. When people aren't off playing in the mountains, they'll be enjoying Julyfest, Winterfest, the Alpine Folk Dancing Festival, the Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Championship, or strolling along the Platzl.

For more information about the year-round facilities, activities, and accommodation options at Kimberley Alpine Resort, visit

Date: July 26 - 27, 2003
Format: 150 km, 24 - 36 hrs non-stop, supported, regular and advanced racecourse option
Categories: Coed teams of four (18 years of age or older)
Disciplines: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Rappelling
Cost: $1,600 CDN / $1,155  USD per team
What's Included:

Event t-shirt, race jersey, sponsor swag, post race banquet and awards, camping facility before race, watercraft rental

Prizing: 1st - $1,000 CDN and FREE entry to RtN Championship
2nd - $500 CDN and 50% off RtN Championship
3rd - 25% off RtN Championship
4th - 15% off RtN Championship
5th - 10% off RtN Championship
PLUS - Prizes from Salomon, Seal Skinz, Fast Fuel, Princeton Tec, Suunto and other sponsors
Registered Teams:

CLICK HERE to find out more on who your team will be racing against at Raid the North Kimberley, BC! [Maximum is 60 teams]

Competitor Newsletters:

Registered teams must download this series of detailed documents leading up to the race, to ensure that your team is fully prepared for the adventure that awaits you. Topics covered include - Event Timeline, Racecourse Description, and necessary Forms to Complete.

Competitor Update #1

Competitor Update #2

Gear List:

CLICK HERE to download the Raid the North Gear List

Simon River Sports
Kayak Paddle Rentals

NEW! FAR Inc has created the SRS Paddle Rental Programme so that more people can enjoy the incredible difference of a carbon wing. Each is universally adjustable and breaks down to 5-pieces. Rentals are $48 CDN (incl. GST) for the team. Email to reserve yours! [Rental fleet of 16 paddles]
* Sorry, SRS paddle rentals sold out for Kimberley!

Directions: CLICK HERE to find out how to get to Kimberley Alpine Resort.

Details coming soon!

Other 2003
Raid the North events

[Hope, BC]
[Parry Sound, ON]
[Stoneham Mountain Resort, QC]
[Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC]
[RtN Championship - Mattawa, ON]
[RtN Extreme - Atikokan, ON]

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