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Squamish Rocks 2010 takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Squamish Adventure Centre, with the special announcement at 1:45 p.m.
Ski cross champion Aleisha Cline will emcee the event, and several other athletes are expected to participate and meet with the public.
Other attractions include live entertainment from Dana Marie, The Jocelyn Band, Bitterly Divine and The Paperboys, interactive sport demos and activities, a sneak peak at the 2010 torch, and a chance for kids to meet 2010 mascots Miga, Quatchi and Sumi.
Comfortably Numb trail run drawing closer
If you still haven't registered for the Comfortably Numb Trail Run, organizers are encouraging you to get off the fence sooner than later so they know how much water they'll need at mid-station, and how much food to provide at the finish. June 9 was the deadline to receive a free long-sleeved t-shirt, but late entries an still get technical running hats and water bottles.
Comfortably Numb is a 25 km trail run that starts at Wedgemont Creek and follows the mountain bike trail to Spruce Grove Park, via Lost Lake Park. There is 800 metres of climbing from start to finish, spectacular views of the valley, and enough singletrack to make the run interesting from start to finish.
Registration is $50, and you can sign on at www.comfortablynumb.ca.
Sea to Sky Trail Challenge rolls July 11
Large sections of the Sea to Sky Trail from D'Arcy to Squamish are now established, thanks to the combined efforts of local governments, trail builders and advocates throughout the corridor. There are also some new sections, including two new sections to the south of Whistler that were completed over the past two years and two new sections of a trail that will one day link all of Squamish.
While that's a lot of trail, the 14th annual Sea to Sky Trail Challenge breaks the ride up over two days, and gives riders the option of missing the highway section from Pemberton to Whistler.
This year's event takes place on July 11 and 12. Organizers have limited the number of participants to 150 for logistical reasons, and are expecting to sell out. Early registration is recommended.
The first day goes from D'Arcy to Pemberton, following a selection of roads and trails to One Mile Lake where riders have the option of loading their bikes onto trucks or to keep pedaling. Day two is from Whistler to Squamish, and includes four recently added trails to the south of Whistler.