Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle relay leads to Fernival

All slideshow photos by T. Hynd

The Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle (PPP) has been going strong as a local’s favourite relay race since 1984.

The tradition continued Saturday as individuals and teams of two to five people raced 18.5 kilometres from the top of the Bear Express Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort all the way to Fernie and back to the ski hill base. Athletes skied 4.5 km, biked six km from Fernie Alpine Resort to town, paddled six km down the Elk River to the bottom of the Ski Hill Road and then ran two km up hill to the finish line at the ski base in a fun yet competitive relay race.

Bikers suffered mechanicals like throwing a chain, and a few paddlers bailed in the chilly water. The boaters had to paddle a bit further this year to a proper take-out due to bank erosion from flooding in 2013.

Winners were announced and prizes were awarded after the Fernival bands performance at the FAR plaza.

Everyone was welcome to Fernival, a free concert with great music from The Dudes.

Daniel Wesley opened for The Dudes.

Here are the results for all the categories, including placing, bib number, and total time.


1. CANMORE-57-Family Team Canmore 1:04.33.72

2. SWIFT FAMILYROBINSON SHAWS-58- Family Team Fernie 1:19.10.53

3. 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS-28- Family Team Fernie 1:41.42.50


1. BOB MAUDIE-64 -Fernie 1:12.11.41

2. DANIMAL-78-Fernie 1:18.08.85

3. GEARHALL SOLO-73-Fernie 1:23.14.97

4. CLARY JONES 62-Fernie 1:27.21.88

5. 59 REASONS 45-Fernie 1:28.01.30

6. JEFF JONES 53-Fernie 1:34.40.63

7. PEACOCKING 3-Fernie 1:37.54.53

8. MIJATA 74-Fernie 1:39.19.69

9. HENRY 26-Fernie 1:51.05.97


1. FAT FATTER FASTEST 60-Fernie 1:04.33.58

2. A FLY BY NIGHT OUTFIT 55-Fernie 1:05.49.44

3. Snow PPP Problem 48-Calgary 1:09.39.41

4. SHEEP HURTERS 54-Fernie 1:14.41.85

5. CMO 24-Fernie 1:15.22.10

6. LAST PLACE 65-Fernie 1:22.33.79


1. CROSSFIT FERNIE – 3 JERKS AND 2 SNATCHES 29-Fernie 1:12.47.76

2. DOUGIE 1 47-Calgary 1:16.52.66

3. SECRET HIT SAVAD 43-Fernie 1:18.12.66

4. SEXUAL HEALING-69-Fernie 1:19.32.85

5. DOUGIE 2-40-Calgary 1:21.24.38

6. SENDING IT-59-Fernie 1:27.49.50

7. THE DESPPPICABLE TEAM-8 Fernie 1:28.53.44


1. AUSSIE LUCY-61-Fernie 1:21.12.16

2. ZENA WARRIOR PRINCESS-75-Fernie 1:32.36.69


1. NO PRESSURE 51-Fernie 1:05.28.16

2. THE QUEENS OF MELODRAMA-42-Fernie 1:08.44.16

3. SNOW ANGELS-25-Calgary 1:09.39.75

4. THE BUSH CREW-98-Fernie 1:16.40.28

5. HAUL ME MAYBE-52-Fernie 1:29.09.75

6. HIRANO`S HUSTLERS063-Fernie 1:37.44.56






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