Learn more about the runners who are going to brave the INAUGURAL Survival Run Canada.
Motivation: I am a true believer in everything Survival Race stands for. I live my life with the attitude that if you aren’t continuously trying to push your limits and challenge yourself then you are wasting time. Survival Race Canada is the ultimate physical and mental test and would be the culmination of everything I spend my time training for. It would be a privilege and an honour to be chosen.
Motivation: I live on the west coast of Canada. I love racing and challenging myself., I’m taking a year off work starting in early spring to concentrate on racing many different types of races including mountain bikes., I will be a finisher., I want this!
Motivation: As a competitive elite obstacle course racer and outdoor enthusiast, I spend my free time training in the mountains and truly believe Survival Race Canada aligns with my goals as an athlete. As someone who has grown up backcountry camping and backcountry skiing, I believe Survival Race is the perfect culmination of my extracurricular hobbies and my athletic aspirations.
Motivation: I’m a strong climber, scrambler, swimmer and very comfortable being alone in the mountains on big days in very ugly conditions! I have two 160km mountain days planned for 2017.This race fits perfectly into my skill set and is the logical next step in races I need to add to my resume!
Motivation: Nobody is entitled to run an event like this, but I show the events and the training to participate in them with respect. I DNFd a Spartan Ultra beast in 2014 (Vermont) and 2015 (Sun Peaks). I kept coming back each year until 2016 when I finally finished. Training was constantly changed each year in progressive but more thoughtful ways to be adaptive to any situation.
Motivation: I’d like the opportunity to wrestle a grizzly bear, whether that’s part of the race or not.
Motivation: I love everything about it.
Motivation: Having completed the Survival Run Nicaragua, I can’t pass over the one in my home country, Canada!
Motivation: I used to run marathons in my early 30s and recently been doing OCRs the last few years and have been wanting to up my game so to speak. What better way than to tackle this in my own back yard. Allison Tai has totally said I can do this and will be a great training partner.
Motivation: I have lived in the country my entire life, learning to hunt and trap., I have learned survival skills completing both a goruck navigator and jedburgh event, I have been rock climbing since 2010, I have been accepted for survival run nicaragua
Motivation: I have a lot say, but in few word i like to take part of new challenge and i know i am physically and mentally prepared and if i can send you a longer text i can explain you why. now i want to know if i have what it’s take!!! I have been racing for 3 years, having made multiple changes in my life. After 2 years of trail racing and OCR, I decided that 2016 would be a year of challenge. After participating in the Navyseal challenge in May, where I learned a lot about myself. The greatest discovery was to see just how much my mind was stronger than my physique. I then participated in more than 20 OCR races of varying distances ranging from 5 to 50km and I crowned my season at the world championship finishing 19th in my age group. I am part of a training group that advocates self-transcendence, team spirit and participation before success, 3 things that directly joins me. This is why I decided that for 2017 I will offer myself even more challenge, always in order to learn more about me, several OCR on the menu, some ultrabeast, harricana 65km and still the navyseal challenge. Being a fan of Hélène Dumais I could not pass to the side of the chance to participate in Survival. When the announcement was made for Canada it was a sign to me. I intend to team up with Raphael Duchesne, a 19 year old with whom I had the chance to fight during the navy and with whom I spent the majority of my OCRs this summer. Hoping that this short text on my motivations will join you enough for you to let me try my luck. I have the physique and the mind strong enough to start and I want to know if I have what it takes to get through. And as you say so well; If I am wounded, lost or die, it will only be my fault.
Participating in over 20 races a year but now I’ve been concentrating on long distance events. My first
Ultra beast in killington Vermont I finished 40th overall in the elite heat And 11 th overall in the following ones. I ran with ray zahab for he’s I2p 100 km trail run last August which started at nigh time and managed to finish 1st with over 40 minutes lead on the second runner. Loved my experience which is why I’m pursuing other challenges like this one and will also be entering the 2018 fire and ice ultra in Iceland. I now have coach to help me train properly and smarter not only to help me finish theses events but to perform really well. Not mentioning that I organized a team of 16 peoples to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2015 to raise money for our children’s hospital. Which we all succeeded the ascent.
Motivation: I am hoping no other Australians have done it before. First Aussie to compete in a Dearh race and also Suck and Ultimate Suck.
Motivation: After competing in 2 obstacle race world championships in Lake Tahoe, California and Blue Mountain, Ontario I am ready for my endurance year – 2017. My plan is to kick endurance butt: I want to complete the Spartan Agoge, 60+km Feb, Mt Albert 100km skyrun in July and complete the Raid Int’l Gaspésie, 300km adventure race in Gaspésie in Sept. I also have 14 years experience in the Canadian army
Motivation: As an experienced and seasoned Ultra runner I have grown to love endurance challenges. My experience competing in and finishing the Devils Double in Nicaragua in 2015 opened a whole new world to me. Survival races take the best of my running, cross fit and outdoor adventure activities and combine them in a way that pushes competitors to their limits. What could be more fun.
Motivation: I live in Vancouver and spend my play time in the Sea to Sky / Whistler area. Along with my organized endurance running, I have also run from Laos to Vietnam following the Mekong River, Siem Reap to Pre Vihear along the Angkor Trail and the eastern jungle border area between Cambodia and Vietnam. I am looking for more, something that I’m not actually sure I can finish and more than possibly Fail!
Motivation: This race looks exciting and is right in my backyard. As a coach, I want to encourage others to take it on. By partaking in the first one, I will gain better perspective on how to prepare my athletes exactly for this type of event. Im looking for a new challenge beyond just running. Squamish terrain is perfect for this!!!
Motivation: While I don’t have a super long resume of endurance races, I am a US Army veteran and I completed both the winter/summer mountain warfare schools with elite male soldiers. I worked 7 yrs as a mountain guide in AK, US, & S. America with several peaks >18,000 ft. I’m no stranger to tolerance for adversity/uncertainty. I also have had reinforced from the TPK Endurance Race series that I have grit!
Motivation: I have a long history of competing in multi-day adventure races, ultra-marathons in mountain terrain, and navigation races at the World level. I live in the Canadian Rockies and spend much of my summers in the Squamish region so I understand mountain terrain and mountain weather, and particularly the unique features of the beautiful north shore. I also have been doing Crossfit for the last 4 years
Motivation: Great question!
Motivation: I have found my true passion in Survival/Adventure endurance racing. Adapting and overcoming what life deals you has been woven into my life’s story. I’m in great shape, possess an indomitably positive attitude and have lots of skills (primitive living,orienteering, Backcountry first-aid and rescue, CPR, former gymnast, skiing, winter hiking). Lastly, I love Canada; proposed to my wife in Ontario
Motivation: I enjoy exploration of movement and mental challenges that the physical pain an ultra event provides.
Motivation: Because I’m such a strong female athlete that only a slingshot, at almost the end of the race, can hold me back from finishing in Nicaragua
Motivation: Cuz I freaking love the fact that SR is coming to BC! , Came so close to finishing the SR Nicaragua in 2015 that I def need to do it again!
Motivation: Of all the races I have competed in, the only ones I have not completed are the survival runs. I will keep trying until I do. Also it’s a good excuse to go somewhere I’ve never been before