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Conquer The Vedder – Race With A Twist

Conquer the Vedder is a new multisport race with a twist! SUP, bike and run make up the triathlon course.

Held on May 7 & 8, 2022 in Canada, Conquer The Vedder is a race not to miss if you’re the outdoor adventure type!

Cultus Lake and Vedder Mountain offer up unapparelled trail and water access. There are hundreds of kilometers of singletrack trails all over Vedder Mountain, and Cultus Lake is a favourite summer destination for watersport lovers.

Many in the trail running world have dipped their toes in the SUP and Gravel Biking scene over the last few years, and the team look forward to presenting you with a great option to either put all your new sports gear to the test, or to link up with a few friends from different sports scenes to have a blast as a relay team!


Stage 1: 6km SUP on Cultus Lake, start and finish at Smith Falls Campground.

Stage 2: 15km Gravel bike from Smith Falls up Vedder Mountain via a mix of gravel bike rideable singletrack and the Vedder Mountain Service Road.
Ascent: 680m / 2230ft
Descent: 0m / 0ft

Stage 3: 11km Trail run, up and over Vedder Mountain.
Ascent: 535m / 1755ft
Descent: 535m / 1755ft

Stage 4: 14km Gravel bike back down Vedder Mountain to the finish line at Smith Falls Campground. ​
Ascent: 0m / 0ft
Descent: 680m / 2230ft


Date:Saturday, May 7th – solo racers only
Sunday, May 8th – relay teams of 3, one person per discipline
Disciplines:Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) / Gravel Biking / Trail Running

  • no kayaks, canoes or surf-skis allowed; SUP only
  • mountain bikes are allowed, but gravel and cyclocross bikes are WAY more efficient for these courses. Using a mountain bike will place you at a disadvantage, but they are allowed.
Location:Smith Falls Campground, Cultus Lake, BC
Start Times:8:00am each day
8.5 hours each day

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