Saturday, May 12th 2018
Registration opens on February 14, 2018
The Comox Valley Road Runners are hosting the 3rd annual running of the Cumby, which will include our signature 20 + km race in addition to the new Half Cumby, a 13 km race.
We are very pleased to announce that over the two years of the Cumby we have donated $23,000 to the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) which serves to purchase and protect the Cumberland Forest for its ecological, historical, economic and recreational values. The CCFS is supported by hundreds of donors from Cumberland and beyond. The Comox Valley Road Runners are happy to be counted as one of those donors. All Cumby net proceeds will, once again, be donated to the CCFS. We know that many of you are also committed donors. If not, you will be as a Cumby racer!
The Cumby 2018 will continue to take place in the hills above the historic Village of Cumberland. Where once it was the largest Chinese community north of San Francisco and was supported by coal mining, Cumberland has developed a new reputation in the last decade, as a mecca for mountain biking and outdoor adventure. The Cumby takes full advantage of an extensive system of trails managed by the United Riders of Cumberland through a trail access agreement between the Village of Cumberland, Timber West Forest Corporation, and Hancock Forest Management.
The race will start in No. 6 Mine Heritage Park in downtown Cumberland and proceed through the Cumberland Community Forest and adjacent working forests. The race route takes a steady climb through rich timberland and reclaimed logging areas. CVRR promises you a fast, technical race that is predominantly single track, with tough but runnable uphill climbs, stream crossings, narrow bridges, and fast descents The Half Cumby will follow the Full Cumby route to the half way point before a quick romp to the finish line.
Just Hills, No Frills
Our race motto is Just Hills, No Frills however, our handmade Cumby medals are much sought after items in any trail racer’s collection of race spoils. Our food offerings are talked about long after the race day soreness goes away.
Please join us on May 12, 2018.
Registration for the Cumby will open at 6am on February 14th, 2018.
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