Over the Edge Sprint AR, September 17th 2011
|The views in this race||are awe inspiring!|
|Venue:||Golden Gate Canyone State Park (just west of Golden, CO)|
|Sprint: 6hr race with 9 hr cutoff|
|Race Distance:||Approximately 18-30 tough, beautiful miles|
Mountain Biking - a mix of technical, difficult, and sweet single track with some easier double track. No roads. No jeep roads. Mountain bikers will love this course. Beginner bikers will find this course challenging.
Running/Trekking - single and double track as well
Rogaine Style Orienteering - Most of the course will have minimal navigation but there will be an orienteering leg
Ropes Challenges - Rappel, Rope Ascending (Instructional Video), and Low Ropes Challenges. There will be a choice, you may not have to do all events.
Short Paddling Challenge (inflatable kayaks, paddles, and PFDs are provided)
|Hub race - one gear drop at start/finish|
|Divisions:||3-4 Coed, 2 Open, 2 Coed, Solo Male, Solo Female, Large Group and Family (3+ open and 5+ coed)|
|Optional Check-in Friday September 16th 5-8PM at JackRabbit Bike and Trail. 2nd Checkin 6:45-8:15AM September 17th at Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Mandatory Pre-Race meeting 8:30AM September 17th.|
|Post-Race Party & SWAG Raffle:||6:30-9PM at the Red Barn on the east side of Golden Gate Canyon State Park|
|A secondary competition to help benefit the environment|
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Race Update #1
Final Race Update
|Mountain Biking||12-15 miles|
|Rogaine-style Orienteering||There will be an orienteering (map and compass) leg in this race.|
|Short Paddling Challenge||This is a short, fun paddling challenge in a pond. You will be using inflatable kayaks. Kayaks, paddles, and PFDs will be provided.|
|Ascending||Climb the face of a cliff by using mechanical devices to ascend a rope directly (all equipment provided)|
|Rappel||After ascending the cliff you rappel down the other side using a rope|
|Low Ropes Challenges||Upper body and lower body balance challenges.|
While the mileage is not high, the difficulty is quite high. This is not the final biking leg design, it is fairly representative of
the mountain biking in the race:
Similarly, while this is not the final running/trekking leg, it represents a completion of all running/trekking possible in the race:
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- Mountain Bike (no cyclocross bikes)
- Bike Helmet
- One Spare Inner Tube
- Biking Gloves
- Climbing Harness - UIAA Approved
- 1 Locking Carabiner
- Belay Device (ATC or Figure 8)
- Hydration System (2 liters minimum, 3 liters recommended)
- Emergency Blanket
- Bike Tire Pump
- Bike Repair Tool
- Waterproof First Aid Kit
- One fully charged cell phone in a waterproof enclosure
- Water Filtration or tables (There are natural springs along the course)
- Cold Weather Sport Performance Clothing (no cotton!)
- Water Resistant Jacket
- Waterproof bags or zip-lock bags for sensitive gear or clothing
Race Winners Prizes
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|3-4 Coed||TBD||Sponsored by Nathan Sports||Sponsored by The Trailhead|
|2 Open||Sponsored by Nathan Sports||Sponsored by Planet Bike and Polar Bottle||None|
|2 Coed||Sponsored by Nathan Sports||Sponsored by Planet Bike and Polar Bottle||None|
|Solo Male||BMA Race Vouchers, value TBD||None||None|
|Solo Female||BMA Race Vouchers, value TBD||None||None|
|4+ open/5+coed||BMA Race Vouchers, value TBD||None||None|
Winners of BMARE get prizes from Golite and Sole.
|1st Place (Amount, by weight)||2nd Place (Creative display of trash)|
|Prize||Sponsored by GoLite||Sponsored by GoLite|
If you liked the Rampart RAGE race, you'll love the Over the Edge Sprint Race. The beauty is unparalled. The trails are exciting and in the backcountry - you will be on no roads of any kind during this race. The terrain is rugged and inspiring. This will be an epic sprint race! You will be climbing and descending through pine forests, alpine meadows, and golden aspens in the mountain fall. At the peaks of the course you will earn views of the Continental Divide and the Indian peaks Wilderness Area. This gorgeous course lies minutes west of Golden and easy access from anywhere on the front range!
All racers will recieve a SWAG bag, a commemorative beer glass (no t-shirts this time), and will be entered into a SWAG raffle. Post Race Party will begin at 6:30PM. Food will be provided and winners will be announced.
Healing Touch Massage will be at the race to provide massage. Details TBD.
For any questions regarding the Over the Edge Sprint Adventure Race, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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