You can cool down and enjoy a libation at the event beer garden which will open at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. at the foot of the Crunch trail, adjacent to the Scott Creek Community Garden and on top of the gravel lot. It’s the perfect place to get a bird’s eye view of the Crunch trail and stairs, as well as the finish/start line for the event.
This is the second time the event has hosted a beer garden, and last year, after a summer drought, the skies opened on the day of the event; a day that is traditionally warm, or hot, and dry — but no one seemed to mind.
“Last year we felt glorious with the rain,” said event co-chair Brian Kenny, President, Nothin’ Dragon Masters dragon boat team. “We celebrated the best attendance even though it was wet. This year, we’re expecting it to be ‘business as usual’ with the weather. We’re thrilled to have Yellow Dog back, who also sponsor our dragon boat team, as well as Coquitlam’s premier brewery, Mariner!”
There will be plenty to watch and see as the Stair Master takes place at 8 a.m. sharp; followed by the Make It Or Break It 4-hour challenge.For those not up to a race, you can sign up for the Recreational and walk the Crunch at your leisure.
The official opening of the event will take place between 9 and 10 a.m. with an opening by Kwikwetlem First Nation and words from Coquitlam’s mayor, Richard Stewart (who registered early for the event).
Enjoy music provided by Rod MacBeth (event MC) and a there’s a few other surprises in store. This is a pet friendly event, and it runs rain or shine!
Can’t make the date, but want to support? You can donate HERE.
The 2018 event is supported by New Earth Marketing, Sandpiper Signs & Decals, On Track Dental, Oddball Workshop Apparel, Joep Olthuis of Shutter Up & Shoot, The Tri-City News, Yellow Dog Brewing, Mariner Brewing, Magenta Printing & Imaging, City of Coquitlam, snapd Tri-Cities, Vancity, Body by Brandt, Rod Macbeth, Pasta Polo, Eagle Ridge Chevrolet Buick GMC, Coquitlam Chrysler, Optimum Family Chiropractic, Shaughnessy Veterinary Clinic, lululemon, Starbucks, Jurgen Kaminski, and Hydro Pop Event Services Inc.
Get a reminder by RSVPing at the Facebook event page.
The Coquitlam Crunch ‘Diversity’ Challenge is an annual event founded by Tri-City’s resident Alex Bell, which celebrates diversity and supports the Nothin’ Dragon Masters senior dragon boat team and their community programs, and the Coquitlam Foundation’s ‘Diversity’ Fund. The event started in 2010 and takes place at the Coquitlam Crunch hiking trail in B.C., Canada. The event started in 2010 and takes place at the Coquitlam Crunch hiking trail in B.C., Canada. The Challenge features a Stair Master competition; the Make It Or Break It 4-hour competition; and a Recreational category.
We’ll see you at the Crunch!