The Sun Peaks Kookaburra Cup is back for its fifth year, and better than ever! Originated as a key event in the Sun Peaks Family Cup 'All Nations Celebrations', this event has been rapidly growing in popularity. Now listed as a BC Sanctioned Cross Country event, the Loppet consists of 4 courses to choose from with 10 age categories. This fun, family-oriented event is open to all ability levels.
New last year was the 30km distance where you can enter as a skater or classic skier, and receive a separate time. New this year is the 15km distance which is a shorter recreational length. By skiing two laps of the 15km course you will complete the 30km loppet. There is a 2km course for beginners, novice skiers, bunnies and rabbits, and a 5km course for rabbits and track attack skiers, and beginner-intermediate skiers looking for a bit more of a challenge.
The 2km, 5km, and 15km courses are free technique events which means you can skate or do classic technique, and timing is combined for both techniques. The 30km course is for either skate or classic skiers with separate timing for both techniques.
Age Categories5 and under, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ years of age. Male and female in each class.
Courses2km, 5km, 15km and 30km (two laps of the 15km course).
Note: Due to the number of age classes and courses the race organizers may decide to not award metals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories as a result of the numbers entered in each category.
Registration Registration is online only, visit ZONE4 to join this event today!
Registration ends on January 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon - no registration on race day.
Bib pick-up and waiver signing will be at the Sun Peaks Nordic Centre from 8:00am to 10:00am on January 12, 2014.
Start Time and LocationThe loppet begins at 10:30am on January 12, 2014, with a second wave at 10:35am. The starting location is just above the Nordic Centre at the west end of Parking Lot #5.
Description of CourseCheck out our interactive map for reference:
2km Course: Start at the Umbrella Café, heading past the Nordic Centre, along P5 to Cotton Tail, down Cotton Tail to the finish at the Nordic Centre.
5km Course: Start at the Umbrella Café, heading up past the Nordic Centre, along P5 to Cotton Tail, out Cotton Tail to Vista, up Vista to McGillivray Lake Trail and turn around point, back on Vista, Cotton Tail to finish at the Nordic Centre.
15km Course: Start at the Umbrella Café, up past the Nordic Centre, along P5 to Cotton Tail, out Cotton Tail to Vista, up Vista to McGillivray Lake Trail, up McGillivray Lake Trail, to Blue Grouse, to Nut Hatch, to Raven Ramble, to McGillivray Lake FSR (out and back 0.7 km), to McGillivray Lake Cabin turn around and aid station, back to Otter Loop, to Great Grey, to Vista (hard left turn) to Cotton Tail, to finish at Nordic Centre.
30km Course: Two laps of the 15km course.
Note: Please use caution with two way traffic on Cotton Tail.
Post Race SocialA post-loppet social with prizing and awards will be held at the Morrisey Public House at 3:00pm, where awards and over $4000 of draw prizes will be awarded to participants!