The Mountain Madness relay race happened yesterday in Banff. It is a fun, multi-sport race with teams of five competing in a five-leg relay from the top of Mount Norquay to the finish line in town.
It starts with a downhill ski leg from the top of Mt. Norquay, then the race then works its way down to the Recreation grounds(formerly on the Bow River) via run, ice skate, classic cross-country ski and snowshoe segments. Much of the action takes place at the Recreation Grounds, where friends and fans cheer on the athletes. Teams try to out-do each other with wacky team names, themes and costumes.
Chuck was there and captured the action in photos.
Thanks so much for posting this Bob! I was a first time participant and had a blast. Looking forward to future events.
Ed W., aka “Blondie” standing on the far left
Not on the Bow River this year due to potential safety concerns. Looks like it will have a new permanent home at the Rec grounds. Super fun event for adults and kids!
Thanks for the update, Jeff. I’ve updated the text of the article to reflect the new location. -Bob