The Vancouver Island PBR Grand Prix is an off-road triathlon with a paddle leg as the water discipline

PBR Grand Prix opens this weekend in Gold River

Pack your bags and bring the dog. The Vancouver Island PBR Grand Prix is set to kick off this weekend in Gold River.

Paddle, Bike and Run your way around Antler Lake solo or as a co-ed team. This 15km Adventure Race includes a 2.5km paddleboard or kayak, 7.5km mountain bike ride and 5km run.

Gold River is the ultimate destination to start the Island Series and set the pace for this brand new, multi-sport race series says Comox Valley resident and race director Marc St.Jules. “I’ve lived in all the recreation hot spots in BC and from a logistics standpoint, you can’t compete with Gold River,” he says.

There’s a reason Explore magazine named it a top 10 town in Canada for recreation and lifestyle. This is going to be the hottest place to be for May Long Weekend and such an incredible deal. $75 includes your race fees, t-shirt, camping and post race festivities with award winning band Wil.

The series is attracting the attention of some of Canada’s top athletes, past and present including Olympic Gold Medalist and Paddleboard fanatic Simon Whitfield, 3 x Olympian and World Champion Mountain Biker Geoff Kabush and National Geographic Adventurer of the year Colin Angus.

Although the series is attracting elite competitors with it’s grand prize purse of over $10,000 in cash and prizes, the intention is to create awareness for environmental issues and raise money for the host community.

Antler Lake will be the beneficiary from this event with monies being geared towards a new dock, trail maintenance and signage.

Visit pawsfornature.com for more information.

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