One of the Pacific Northwest’s largest extreme sporting events is finally coming to the Lower Mainland.

Organizer Bryan Tasaka confirmed yesterday that the 32nd edition of the Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race (MOMAR) — which combines mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and orienteering — will be held in Burnaby this spring, utilizing both Burnaby Mountain and the Burrard Inlet as its primary venues.

“This is definitely a lifestyle city,” said Tasaka.

“Hopefully this new location will be a great way to get more people involved.”

The MOMAR, which draws nearly 400 participants from across B.C. and around the world, has until now been primarily a Vancouver Island-based event, despite the fact that nearly half of its competitors hail from the greater Vancouver area.

Though the precise route remains a secret until race day, Tasaka confirmed that the May 28 race will include a detour through the grounds of SFU’s Burnaby campus.