Storm the Wall

Welcome to Storm the Wall

March 19 - 22, 2023 | Register by March 10, 2023

Join us for one of UBC’s most iconic experiences! Participate as a competitive or just for fun team and complete the course as a relay, or challenge yourself to do the whole course on your own as an Iron Person. You will swim, sprint, bike, run, and Storm The Wall! A fun & exciting UBC tradition!

Registration for Storm the Wall 2023 will be available near the end of 2022! 

Embrace Tradition. Embrace the Spirit. Embrace the Storm.

Event Date: Sunday March 19 - Wednesday March 22, 2023

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 11:59PM

Team Roster Submission Deadline: coming soon!

Mandatory Pre-Race Clinics: Monday March 13 - Friday March 17, 2023

Event Structure

Mandatory Pre-Race Clinics

Clinics include a safety demonstration, explanation of the race and its route, as well as a chance for teams to practice getting over the wall. For your team to be eligible to race, at least one person from your team MUST attend a clinic. It is recommended that you have at least four individuals from your team attend clinics so that you can practice on the walls.

Ironpeople (completing the course on their own) can attend any clinic of their choice. They must attend a clinic to be eligible to race. Ironpeople will be allowed to practice on the wall at clinics after the other teams have cleared. They will receive an allotted practice time and once that time has passed, they will be cut off and will receive no further time on the wall.

Event Day

Teams of 5 compete in this one-of-a-kind event. Each person competes in a different leg of the race before meeting to Storm the Wall together. Ironpeople complete all the legs of the race on their own and Storm the Wall with the help of one other person. Depending on the Team Structure you choose, there are slightly different swim and bike lengths.

Team Structure Swim Sprint Bike Run
Competitive Team 175m (7 lengths) 500m 3.5km (9 laps) 1.5km
Just For Fun Team 125m (5 lengths) 500m 2km (5 laps) 1.5km
Iron Persons 175m (7 lengths) 500m 3.5km (9 laps) 1.5km

They’re multiple ways to participate in Storm the Wall! Participate as a Competitive or Just-for-Fun team, or challenge yourself to do the whole course on your own as an Iron Person. Explore the following links to learn about the different ways to participate as a: 

When you are registering a team for UBC Recreation Intramurals Leagues or Events, there are a number of different participation options for your team based on the composition of your team in terms of skill level, gender identity and expression, and your campus community affiliations. If you are unsure of what to register for, follow these three steps prior to registering your team.

We're always looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! You'll have a blast with our staff, get a complimentary volunteer shirt, and we'll provide you with food throughout your shift. Opportunities are available at registration, timing, and on race route. Sign up by filling out our volunteer form.

We aspire to include everyone in our programs and to provide a positive experience for all. We invite you to fill out our Exceptionalities Form to provide us with information about you, so we can do our best to provide you with a positive experience.

Intramurals | Storm the Wall Exceptionalities

Please Read Before Continuing: UBC Intramurals works hard to provide an accommodating and inclusive program experience. By giving us additional information about yourself prior to the program beginning, we can work together to ensure you have a positive experience. While the information you choose to share through our online form is confidential, it will be shared among event management and staff working directly to provide you with the best experience we can are able to provide. While we hope we can accommodate all requests, resources and time constraints may affect our ability to provide the best possible experience. Therefore, we encourage all individuals to submit this form as early as possible. We encourage you to provide as much detail as possible; this will allow us to educate our staff, who can in turn modify programming to better accommodate and ensure all participants are included. The information you provide will also allow staff to better address conflict, should it arise, and to better understand behaviours as they arise. Information you may wish to share could include tips and tricks, a medical diagnosis, recent life events that may affect your participation, colour or light sensitivities and more. Note: UBC Intramurals is not always able to provide 1-on-1 support; the information you provide is meant to ensure instructors are knowledgeable prior to your participation and can plan accordingly. If you require 1-on-1 support and are able to have a family member, friend, support-worker, or aide attend, in most cases we are able to accommodate this request. In which case, please communicate with event staff early. If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact us by email at storm.the.wall@ubc.ca or by phone at 604-822-2506.

At UBC Recreation we aspire to include everyone in our programs and facilities. But you may have questions or concerns about if this event is right for you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our event team at storm.the.wall@ubc.ca or call 604-822-9052.

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