Hello Cumby fans,
Thank you for checking our website! We are stoked to host The Cumby on May 4, 2024. This will be year nine of the Cumby.
Thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm for our race. If you are new to The Cumby we know you will have a great time enjoying our hospitality and a choice of one of our races. We will continue to have 3 races: Quarter Cumby - 7.5 km, Half Cumby - 15 km and Full Cumby - 25 km.
The Cumberland Hills always provide a lot of well...hills, and our route this year will be completely runnable. The start of the race will provide for competitors to spread out before heading up...you know, a hill. There will be a few changes from 2023. All to be revealed as we get closer to race day. We want to give you the date as a heads up to plan your 2024 racing calendar.
We plan to meet at Race Central at Village Park once again under the cover of those magnificent Douglas Fir trees.
Of course our commitment to the Cumberland Community Forest never wains. We were so pleased to hand over a big fat cheque last May to the CCF to the tune of $43,500. This great contribution from our sponsors, participants and donors brings us to a total of $177,500 over the 8 years of the Cumby.
Our organizing committee is very eager to welcome youth and families to our races and particularly to our 7.5 km race. We keep the registration fees low for all youth under 19 years for the Quarter Cumby. We are committed to supporting the next generation of trail runners and racers.
Can't wait to see you in person on May 4, 2024! Registration opens in February.
Race Director for The Cumby,
on behalf of the Comox Valley Road Runners
photo credit to Bill Jorgensen
The theme of Cumby 2024 is
MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU!
The Cumby Trail Race has raised over $177, 500 to support the important work of the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) . You are playing a role in protecting the hills, forest, creeks and wetlands adjacent to Cumberland.
The Cumby team and the Comox Valley Road Runners want to build our population of racers to include youth and new trail racers and walkers. For Cumby 2024 we have a 7.5 km route that will make you want to come back for more next year. Medals in more categories for youth this year.
We have such great community support for our race. Cumby volunteers are fabulous, from the familiarization run leaders, to the equipment set up folks, the mountain biking first aid attendants, our wonderful food preps, aid station folks, sweeps and all the others who make this race so special.
We thank you. Please say thank you as you race by them on race day!
photo credit to Lorenz Jimenez
Trail racing on Vancouver Island has never been so good. There is so much to choose from; there are series races, at least three ultras, a number of independent races, the return of a beloved northern klimb, our sister race, the Perserverance and The Cumby. Do them all and support all of these hard working trail racing organizing teams who put them together for all of our enjoyment . Help out as a volunteer when you can. Do it. Do it.