Shingle Mill Pub and Bistro
We are grateful to the Shingle Mill for being a close partner of the Shuffle since the start in 1993. The Shingle Mill allows the event to use their two (2) upper parking lots for the finish line and parking. Park for free and get a bus to the start of the Shuffle. The Shingle Mill also buys all Shuffle participants and volunteers a celebratory drink and offers a convenient place for you to celebrate after the Shuffle. If you’re lucky, Tricia (who has been a key supporter of the event every year since 1993) will be your server!
City of Powell River
Maintaining a strong sense of community is important to the people who administer the City of Powell River. When planning for the Shuffle in late 2022 a key question was “How to we get participants to the start of the point-to-point Marathon Shuffle course?” When we came begging for help, the City literally saved the event by providing two (2) buses which allow us to accommodate about 160 Shuffle participants. Many thanks to Gary Johnson, Tor Birtig and Mayor Ron Woznow and City Council for your ongoing support of the Marathon Shuffle.
PRSAR (Powell River Search and Rescue)
This group of local volunteers is there for us if we need them, PRSAR members dedicate their time to help people when playing outdoors turns into misadventure. Representatives of PRSAR will be at the start and finish of the Shuffle and at points in-between as needed. Even if you don’t need their help, please be sure to say “Hi!” and thank them for their time.
These folks know Powell River and go out of their way to do things that serve the local community. Agent Dustin Villeneuve, has served on the board of qPAWS (organizers of the Marathon Shuffle) and continues to help maintain the Sunshine Coast Trail. For the first time in 2023, 460 will manage the finish line of the Shuffle. They’re the ones who set up the tents, yell encouragement as you near the finish line, take your finish times and offer you a seat if you need to catch your breath. They also manage the Lost and Found, so if you lost a special water bottle while out Shufflin’ they’ll hopefully have it for you at the finish.
The Dirt Monkeys
Yes, dirt monkeys thrive in the qathet region! Dirt Monkey are the people who maintain the Sunshine Coast Trail. Starting just after New Years Day, they’re out most Tuesdays and Thursdays “Shuffle-ize” the Marathon Shuffle course. They clear fallen trees, drain mudholes, cut back the jungle and otherwise make sure the trail is in great shape for the Marathon Shuffle. Special kudos to Scott Glaspey and Eagle Walz who’ve been at it for over 30 years!
Since before the Marathon Shuffle was even an idea, family-operated Aaron has been serving the Powell River community with purified water and eco-friendly products. Again in 2023, Aaron will be making sure that thirsty Shufflers will have crystal-clear water at the aid stations. Thank you, Trevor Anderson!
When ‘ya gotta go, ‘ya gotta go… and at the start of the Marathon Shuffle when you get the butterflies, ‘ya gotta go NOW! Thanks to Rural Septic Services, you won’t have to go in the great outdoors because they’ve provided two (2) portable toilets at the start and finish of the 2023 Marathon Shuffle. Thank you, Bonnie and Dan Robinson for helping out Shuffle participants in their time of need!
Manager Terri Cramb and the team at Anytime Fitness have been enthusiastically managing the aid station at Appleton for years. You’re halfway home when you get there!
Thank you, Chris Rueshmann, for stocking the Marathon Shuffle aid stations for many years in a row.
Frequent Marathon Shuffle finishers, parents to top finishers in the under-18 age group, a big shout-out to Katie and Joseph McLean for the custom number bibs!
Southview Donuts. qathet flavours on crispy, crunchy cake-style donuts – Texada Rock Island Farm maple syrup; Wildwood Queens honey; locally-grown rhubarb, lavender, strawberries, blueberries, and much more. They’re made by the Woolley family. Find them at the Farmers Market Sundays in the summertime, at Andtbaka Farm Gate Fridays, and at Tla’amin Convenience Store Mondays and Wednesdays.