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The Fredericksburg Off-Road Duathlon (F.O.R.D.)

IN LIGHT OF THE CONSTRUCTION CLOSING OF FALL HILL AVENUE, ALL FREDERICKSBURG QUARRY RACES WILL BE STAGED AT THE BOTTOM OF WICKLOW DRIVE. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE CHANGED DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO THE RACE START FOR: FORD (APRIL 12), THE RAD RACE (JUNE 15), AND THE BATTLE ON THE RIDGE MTB RACE (JULY 27).

April 12, 2014

                        

(Register Below)

What is F.O.R.D. all about?

Check out the 2014 BEGINNER COURSE MAP

Check out the 2014 ADVANCED COURSE MAP

Thank you Rob Maple and FAMBE.ORG

The Fredericksburg Off-Road Duathlon (F.O.R.D.) is a Virginia Off-Road Series race with a focus on good, friendly, and fun competition. We started F.O.R.D. eleven years ago, and the race has developed into one of the best Off-Road Duathlons in Virginia. Why? Because we offer awesome racing PLUS a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we are able to offer free food plus a good draft from local breweries post race (no worries - non-alcoholic beverages will be offered as well). And what better place to enjoy these perks than on "the beach" of the Rappahannock River! Spectators can take advantage of all of the adventure the river has to offer since the race site is located right on the premises of the Virginia Outdoor Center (V.O.C.). Next to tubing, canoeing and kayaking, the center offers a rock climbing wall for beginners and experts AND race site camping for a minimal price.

Competitors will be able to choose between  Beginner and Advanced distances. Please note that ONLY THE TOP 3 OVERALL MALE/FEMALE ADVANCED racers will have a shot at the top 3 finishers prize money! A team option is also available (1 runner, 1 biker), but all teams MUST race the Advanced distance to qualify for awards.

 

 

        

Distances:

Beginner: Two 1.1 mile runs split by an approximate 6 mile mountain bike  

Advanced: Two 2.5 mile runs split by a 9-10 mile mountain bike.

Teams:  One runner, one biker, race advanced distances.

DISTANCES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY CHANGE WITH WEATHER CONDITIONS!

 

Race Start:

 

9:00 a.m. race start for all racers.  Race briefing will be held at 8:45 a.m.

Terrain:

This is a great course that offers everything from fire roads to technical, hilly single track.  Beginners: Be advised that this is a course that requires some experience on the mountain bike. There are steep ups and downs with log hops (not to say you can't walk certain sections). ALL racers MUST wear helmets and ride a functional mountain bike.

Click HERE for a detailed race course map - GREAT for pre-riding and HUGE thanks to Rob Maple and FAMBE.org - check out www.fambe.org and JOIN!!

Don't have one or need an overhaul? See Squirrel at The Bike Stop (540-825-2105). Trust us - it's worth the trip!!

 

Awards:

Prizes go to overall top 3 male/female and 3 deep in all categories. Dollars will come to the overall top male/female finishers.

 

Age Groups:

Male/Female, 0-13, 14-19 (High School), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-92

Team Cats: Male/Female/Coed. If there are not enough teams to fill the categories, they will all race together.

 

Perks:

One shirt for the series is guaranteed to all pre-registered athletes. If we run out, we will make sure to have plenty at the second race! Free grub and drink for all athletes. IF we have extra, spectators that come with racers are welcome to some as well. Otherwise, please let the athletes eat and drink first!

 

Fees:

$30 Early Bird Registration (ends 2/1), $40 Pre-Registration (ends 4/9), $50 Race Day Registration. Teams pay $5 less per racer (i.e. $25/racer Early Bird). 

 

Directions:

FALL HILL AVENUE WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT THE TIME OF THE RACE, SO DIRECTIONS HAVE CHANGED. UPDATES WILL BE MADE WHEN NECESSARY, BUT PLEASE READ THE CHANGED DIRECTIONS!!

 

Coming North/South on I-95: Take Exit 130 to Culpeper. Stay in right lane and make right into Central Park (Central Park Blvd.). Stay on Blvd. until you pass Wal-Mart on your left. Make a right on Fall Hill Ave. (you'll see Sheetz across the street). Travel ~1/2 Mile. cross I-95 and continue until you see a 7-11 on your left. At the light, make a left onto Wicklow Drive. Follow until you drive into a baseball stadium parking lot. Follow the parking volunteers' directions once you see one.

Coming West on Rt. 3: Cross over I-95 and make right into Central Park. Follow directions above.

Coming East on Rt. 3: Go past Mall Entrance and make left into Central Park (at the big sign). If you cross I-95 you went too far.

Parking:

In baseball stadium parking lot. Look for parking volunteers to guide you.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up:

This will take place under the tents right at the transition area. You can't miss it. Registration and packet pickup start at 7 a.m. and close at 8:45 (at the time of the race briefing).

 

Click HERE for participant list

Click HERE to register  

      Registration opens 12/1/13        

 

                         April 12, 2014                            

 

 

 

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