UBC Centennial Alumni Races at Storm the Wall 2016

UBC_CENT_Vert_RGBFor more than 30 years, Storm the Wall has been an iconic event on the Point Grey campus. Now UBC REC and alumni UBC invite you tore-live the experience of scaling a 12 foot wall with four of your friends. Legs of the relay race include a swim, sprint, bike, and run all followed by the challenge of getting your team up and over the wall.

This year we will be celebrating a special UBC milestone in its 100th year. Get excited for an exciting campus celebration including special events at the Storm the Wall festival. We know it may have been a few years since you last stormed the wall or perhaps you missed out on the Storm the Wall experience as an undergrad. Not to worry, there will be help available throughout the race and at the walls to make sure you get over.

Event Details – Register here!

Sunday, March 20, 2016
The Nest at the Student Union Building – map

9:00 am– 1:30 pm
Registration: 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Wall Training Clinic (Mandatory): 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Storm the Wall Alumni Races: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Casual Lunch: 12:00 pm– 1:15 pm

Team Composition

Your team of 5 participants must have a minimum of 3 UBC alumni.  Awards will be presented to the teams that come in first place in the categories below. We welcome all levels of participants and will provide help along the route if needed. Only teams that complete the entire route without assistance will qualify for prizes.

  • Men’s Teams – all participants should be men; however any combination of men and women is allowed to race in this category
  • Women’s Teams – all participants must be women
  • Co-ed Teams – all Co-ed teams must have a minimum of 2 women race, otherwise they will be deemed to be a Men’s Team

Event Description

Each member of your team is responsible for one leg of the event. The individual that you select to lead Stage 5 of the event will be responsible for getting your entire team over the Wall. Worried about getting over the Wall? Don’t, you will get a chance to practice the Wall as part of the clinic and there will be extra help for those that need it!^StormTheWall_Logo

Stage 1: Swim (225 Yards – 9 widths of pool)
Stage 2: Sprint (450 m)
Stage 3: Cycle (approx. 3.5 Kilometers)

Stage 4: Run (1 Kilometer)
Stage 5: The Wall

Storm Festival 

After the Wall, you can head over to the brand new Student Union Building where our reception will include a complementary lunch and awards ceremony. Following this, take a walk around our exciting festival area! The Storm the Wall team has been working hard to plan special events, contests, and activities from 1:00-3:00 at the Storm festival area near the walls. There will also be child-friendly games, performances and activities so families are encouraged to come out and celebrate with us! Check out the Facebook link here for more details.

Festival Event Schedule

11:00am – 12:00pm – Alumni & Community Storm the Wall Races
11:30am – 2:00pm – Kids festival including inflatables & games
12:30pm – 1:30pm – FREE Bobs & Lolo concert
11:30am – 2:00pm – Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden


Attire and Equipment

All racers: Dress in layers. The event will have both indoor and outdoor components, so you may need to remove or add clothing during the event.

Swimmer: Please arrive with your swimsuit on underneath your clothing. There will be a change room; however, there is limited time to change before your race.

Runners, wall persons: Appropriate attire for racing includes: running shoes, shorts, jogging pants, track pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt.

Cyclists: Helmet and bike required (rentals available upon request). Appropriate cycling clothing and cycling shoes are suggested, if available. Please note, that you will not be allowed to climb the walls with your cycling shoes, so bringing an extra pair of running shoes is advised.

No Bike? No Worries! UBC REC will have a select number of bikes available for use at Storm the Wall. Please send an email to storm.the.wall@ubc.ca to request a bike reservation. You will be notified whether there is a bike (and helmet if needed) available for your race.

Please include your:

  • First and last name
  • Heat day and time
  • Phone number
  • Whether or not you need a helmet

Register Today!

Registration is $129 per team.

Register here! You do not have to register all 5 of your teammates upon initial registration. Final rosters will also be needed by the 16th of March.

Please register by Wednesday, March 16.