The Make it or Break it (4-hr challenge)

2019 event: Douglas Race was the Make It Or Break It champion for a second year in a row finishing with 18 laps, in a time of 3:46:10; a pace of 5:43/K; and a distance of 39.6. (Photo: Tina-Louise Harris)

Start time: 9:00 am

Finish time: 1:00 pm

Goal: Walk/run up and down the 4.5 km loop of the Coquitlam Crunch as many times possible in a 4-hour period and try to make the event goal of completing 4 round trips. Please note, the route will remain as in previous years, using the older, west stairs (437 steps).

This can be challenging. If you choose this option, you should be in good physical condition. Anyone attempting this category should be prepared to run or walk in heat, sun or rain. It is recommended that you bring a hat, sunscreen, and an extra change of clothing as clothes can chafe your skin when wet. Water is provided.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented in four categories (male/female) 15 and under; 16- 35 years; 36-64 years; and 65 or over after 1:00 p.m.

Half-Lap Rule: As this event has grown more competitive over the years, we’ve added the half-lap rule, which means, that IF a competitor can make it back up to the top race mat and clocks in there before the 1 p.m. finish time, it will count as an added half-lap. This could determine the winner, so please factor this rule in.

Registration Fee: 

Early bird: $15 / $10 Youth / $12 Seniors (Before May 31st)
Until Sept. 4 at midnight: $25 / $15 Youth / 18 Senior
Event day : $30 / $20 Youth / $22 Senior (Register from 7 – 9 a.m.)

2018 event: Douglas Race completed 9 laps with a time of 3:50:04 in his first Make It or Break It.