How the E-mazing Race Works
The E-mazing Race is managed through your smartphone with the Sun Country Highway App – allowing you to take part no matter where you live or how far you’d like to travel. Racers, volunteers and sponsors across the continent can create local race events as well as personal and team challenges. Over the course of a month, electric vehicles can register their charging at Sun Country Highway charging stations by posting a photo with charger and EV to check-in. A racer profile will collect points and place each vehicle on a Leaderboard. Friends and followers can boost a racer’s status with likes and sharing. The Leaderboard is updated daily. Serious racers have the opportunity to win prizes and discounts. Compete to win or sign up for fun – Every registrant contributes to EV awareness and infrastructure. We encourage all EV owners to sign up, spread the message, follow racers, and track your status on Leaderboard. The Race is as epic as you want it to be! Special incentives will be offered at select locations.
Get in your EV and go; drain that battery on a weekend getaway, grocery expedition or join the E-mazing race cross-country challenge from Halifax, NS to Whistler, BC.
Stop at as many Sun Country Highway EV charger as you can find. Grab a quick charge, and don’t forget to check-in on the Sun Country Highway app. Each charge/check-in gets you points, and brings you one step closer to an E-mazing Race victory!
Grab a few extra points during the race by attending the launch in Halifax, NS or finish line event in Whistler, BC.
Snap a photo of your journey and post it on Facebook or Twitter – just make sure you tag it with #emazingrace.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the advantage of signing up as a VIP?
VIP racers receive a VIP packge with their $39 registration fee. The pack includes a tote bag, lanyard, vehicle decal and t-shirt. VIP registrants will also receive some additional website and event recognition.
What if I don’t own an EV, should I sign-up?
Definitely! Even if you sign-up you aren’t obligated to drive or check-in at any Sun Country Highway chargers. Your registration can be symbolic, supporting EV adoption and green infrastructure in North america.
There is more than one person in our EV, can we both sign-up?
You can both sign-up, but only one person per vehicle can win a prize, so make sure all of your check-ins are under one registrant/participant. Think of it as your EV being the actual participant, not each person in the vehicle.
I’m not able to travel from PEI to Whistler, can I still participate?
You can, and you should! Just travel in your area, or to/from any location that you choose. Chart your own course and make the race your own adventure. The trip from PEI to whistler is just an option we’ve provided, and is not at all mandatory.
Are there different ‘classes’ or race divisions?
There are. We have a few different categories that will win prizes. The top 3 racers with the most points, the racer who submits/checks-in with the most creative photo, and the top short-range EV (under 200km).
Can anyone attend launch events?
Yes, all E-mazing Race events are free and for all ages. Stop by and meet the racers and learn more about EVs and EV infrastructure. We want to see as many people as possible at our events, but it’s not mandatory.