Challenge Cup races are designed to increase competition among local teams from corporate or community groups. If there are more than 8 teams registered in a Challenge Cup your afternoon race will serve as the Challenge Cup Final.
Challenge Cup Teams must have a minimum of 9 people racing from the designated cup category.
The Challenge Cups listed below are open to local teams ONLY, with the exception of the Breast Cancer Survivor Cup:
Breast Cancer Survivors* – teams whose members are breast cancer survivors.
Building & Development - teams representing companies whose major business involves construction, project development, engineering consultants, building materials, etc.
Education – teams whose members attend or work for educational institutions, administration, or associated parent advisory associations.
Embassies & Foreign Missions – teams whose members work for embassies or foreign missions, or immigrant services or associated community associations.
Emergency Services & Canadian Forces – teams whose members work for police forces, services or associations, or fire fighters, services or associations, or the Canadian Army, Air Force, or Navy.
Financial Services - teams representing companies or institutions providing financial services (Banks, Trust Companies, Investment, Insurance, Mortgage Brokers, etc.)
Friends & Family* – teams made up of men and/or women who have made a team of friends and family members.
Recreational Women – recreational women’s teams only.
Government – teams whose members work for federal, provincial or municipal governments.
High Tech - teams representing companies whose major business is the production of computer software and hardware, system interfaces, etc.
Health Care & Ambulance Services – teams whose members work for hospitals, medical clinics, ambulance services, or medical or dental offices.
Hospitality & Tourism - teams representing companies whose major business is providing hospitality or tourism services, accommodation or meals.
Professional Services - teams representing companies or businesses providing services in accounting, law, or associations.
Charity Challenge Cup A & B - The top 16 fundraising teams compete for these cups.
PLEASE NOTE: A team may only select ONE challenge cup category.
*These cups require that the entire crew meet the criteria, with the exception of the steersperson and drummer.