PAIN in the ASS..iniboine! (PITA)
Beginning at the Forks Market you will cycle 32 km over a series of river trails, single track, paved roads and limestone trail until you reach Beaudry Park in Headingly, Manitoba.
From Beaudry Park, racers will paddle 32 km by canoe (teams) or kayak (solo) down river to the finish line at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
Racers (solo or team) must have minimum 1 support crew member to transport and pick up equipment from the transition zone at Beaudry Park.
Teams of 2:
Teams of 2 people will be required to complete all disciplines of the race course and each member will carry all mandatory gear items throughout the entire race. Teams of 2 can be of any gender and all teams will be ranked in the same category. Each racer will ride their own bikes and paddle in a canoe together.
Individual racers will be required to complete all disciplines of the race course and carry all mandatory gear items throughout the entire race. Solos will be separated into male and female categories. Racers must be 18 years of age to race solo. Racers may use kayak OR solo canoe
Open Solo / Team:
Racers may register in this category as a solo OR team. This category will be timed but will NOT be ranked. Mode of transport is flexible will be noted on results. Each racer will both bike and paddle in a boat together (all team members must be in the same boat). All bikes and boats must be human powered.
Modes of transport acceptable in the OPEN category may include:
- Tandem Bike
- Tandem Kayak
- Voyageur Canoe
When you register in the open category you will choose the number of team mates you will race with. After you proceed to cart and pay, the appropriate number of registration forms will populate for you to fill out.
NOTE: There is no age limits for the team category however all racers under 18 must race with a guardian.
The Swamp Donkey race crew would like to thank all of our sponsors! They are an important part of The Pain In The ASSiniboine Urban Adventure. We would like to encourage all participants to visit and support our sponsors. Give them a big thanks for their help in making the PITA race happen!
2011 Pain In The ASSiniboine Urban Adventure Video
A great new event that combines some of the best "scenic cycling" our city has to offer with a "pleasurable paddle" on the Assiniboine.This urban off-road adventure will surely get you ready for The Swamp Donkey in September!
Explore Winnipeg from a different perspective! Pain in the ASSiniboine is our newest and most exciting urban race! Racers cycle river trails, single track, park roads and the famous Trans Canada Trail to reach beautiful Beaudry Park in Headingly, Manitoba.
Hop into your canoe or kayak and paddle the swift moving Assiniboine River past some of Winnipeg's most elegant estates until you reach the Forks - Winnipeg's most popular landmark.
Pain In The ASSiniboine Course Map and Race Directions
Join in the fun! Are you interested in learning more about the sport of adventure racing? Do you want to watch and support friends and family who are racing? Thinking about competing someday? Want to be part of an exhilarating experience?