Crankworx, the Canadian Enduro League and Cycling Canada have announced the return of the top title in Canadian enduro racing.
The Canadian Enduro Championships are back in 2023 and coming to Crankworx Whistler. The Canadian Enduro Champion titles will be awarded to Canadian racers based on the Elite (17+) results of the Canadian Open Enduro.
The Canadian Open Enduro will take place on the final weekend of Crankworx Whistler on Sunday, July 30. And while Canada’s elite will have their eyes set on the championship titles, the race itself will be open to elite and amateur racers from all nations.
Racers can expect the high-caliber racing, advanced terrain, and iconic Whistler tracks they’ve come to expect of enduro racing at Crankworx Whistler.
The event will by co-produced by Crankworx and the Canadian Enduro League and sanctioned by Cycling Canada.
The race will be a one-day format with training Saturday, July 29, and racing Sunday, July 30.
The Canadian Championship titles will be awarded to the top Canadian male and female riders racing in the Elite (17+) category of the Canadian Open Enduro.
The Canadian Open Enduro will have three registration categories for both men and women, open to riders from any nation: Elite (17+), and amateur U21 and 21+. A prize purse of $20,000 CAD total will be awarded to the top finishers in the Elite category.
Points toward the Canadian Enduro League will also be up for grabs. Additionally, the Canadian Open Enduro will provide a means for scoring qualifying points to compete in the EDR (formerly Enduro World Series). Details on the latter to come.
The race is expected to attract Canada’s top enduro riders on the hunt for the coveted Canadian Champions’ title. Additionally, with a gap in the EDR schedule, odds are high the race will attract a healthy smattering of top international talent.
There will be a cap of 300 spots available in the race, across categories, so racers are encouraged to mark down the registration date and be ready. The race is expected to sell out.
Registration will go live at 10 a.m. PST on April 13, 2023.
For young racers looking to get involved, there will be a separate Kidsworx Enduro. The event will be run on a different day during Crankworx Whistler. Full details to come.
Those who’d like to be first in-the-know as details become available about the Canadian Open Enduro can register their interest here: Canadian Open Enduro Email List