What Happens if Air Quality Advisories are in effect for Event Day?

We will monitor the Air Quality Health Index to determine how the air quality may impact the event. Final decisions relating to the Capilano Volkswagen Cypress Challenge could be made as late as Sunday morning as the air quality changes daily, sometimes hourly.

Capilano Volkswagen Cypress Challenge: Air Quality Guidelines

The safety of participants, vendors and volunteers is our top priority.

The BC Cancer Foundation will monitor air quality daily during the lead up to event weekend to assess the safety.

The following guideline will help us determine how the event moves forward based on the Air Quality Health Index:

12345678910+LowRisk (1-3)ModerateRisk (4-6)HighRisk (7-10)VeryHigh Risk

  • 1-3: Event goes on, no modification
  • 4-6: Event goes on and is issued as voluntary. Participants are encouraged to recognize their own limitations, especially those who have respiratory issues. WARNING: All participants who have a pre-existing conditions that require rescue medication (cardiovascular or respiratory) should have medication on-hand!
  • 7+: Event is moved to a virtual self-supported week long challenge where participants can complete climb on their own or with their team/club.