Ramada Inn Elevator Race ready for climb

The second annual Ramada Inn Elevator Race has 175 athletes and counting signed up for this Saturday’s event.

The second annual Ramada Inn Elevator Race has 175 athletes and counting signed up for this Saturday’s event.

The athletes will complete 50-plus kilometres and 6,000 feet of elevation as they paddle, road bike, run, snowshoe, mountain bike, nordic ski and downhill ski from the lakes of Penticton to the mountain peaks of Apex Resort. Hill said those who are interested in watching the race can at the start line which is the S.S. Sicamous as athletes transition to their road bikes in front of Loco Landing. At Apex Resort, spectators can watch the runners snowshoe up Keremeos Creek and pass in front of the Gunbarrel and onto their mountain bikes from the parking lot next to Apex accommodations.  At Nickel Nordic Centre, mountain bikers can be found transitioning to their nordic skis, then head to the upper parking lot at Apex to watch the final transition to the downhill skier. Spectators are asked to try to stay clear of Green Mountain road between 9 to 11 a.m. as there will of course be cyclists on the road. For more race information and to sign up for the Penticton Ramada Elevator you can visit www.theelevatorrace.ca.