Hello Cumby fans,
Thank you for checking our website! With so many trail racing opportunities happening on Vancouver Island we are stoked that you are continuing to support 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 have 3 races: Quarter Cumby - 7.5 km, Half Cumby - 15 km and Full Cumby - 25 km!
What is new? We have 3 new routes. You can count on the Cumby to change the route every year. This one is the very best. The Cumberland Hills always provide a lot of well...hills, but our route this year is completely runnable. The start of the race will provide for competitors to spread out before heading up...you know, a hill. We are even taking advantage of the newest UROC climbing trail, all the way to Nikkeii Mountain, just like we did for our first race in 2016. The end for all 3 races will be flat and fast. All the way to the end.
What else is new? A new location for Race Central out of Village Park in Cumberland. We are excited for you to check out our new start and finish area amongst the great stand of Douglas and Grand Firs beside the baseball diamond.
What is not new is our commitment to raise funds for the Cumberland Community Forest and the work that they do on behalf of all of us in saving forest lands and protecting watersheds. With your help, The Cumby provided $34,000 last year to help meet the targets to purchase 44 acres in the Lower Perserverance Corridor. This corridor links the lands of the Cumberland Community Forest Park with protected lands at Comox Lake! The Cumby is pleased to be identified as a Forest Guardian. Total donations over these last 8 years in spite of 2 years of a pandemic = $134,000. Wow.
Our organizing committee is very eager to welcome youth and families to our races and particularly to our 7 km race. We keep the registration fees low for all youth under 19 years for the Quarter Cumby. Please contact the race director if you have ideas about how to increase the numbers of youth in our race. We are committed to supporting the next generation of trail runners and racers.
Can't wait to see you in person on May 6, 2023! Registration opens on February 9th at 6 AM. Early bird registration prices February 9, 10, 11th just in time to send someone a Valentine's gift; an entry to the Cumby.
Race Director for The Cumby,
on behalf of the Comox Valley Road Runners
photo credit to Bill Jorgensen
The theme of Cumby 2023 is RUN FOR THE HILLS. The Cumby Trail Race has raised over $134, 000 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. Our recent www.cumberlandforest.co
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 2023 we have a 7 km route that will make you want to come back for more next 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.