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R.A.D.  Sunday, June 15, 2014

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What is the R.A.D. Race all about?

 

 

 

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You are looking for a race that is actually FUN and still pushes you. One that you can compete in as a soloist or that you can try to brave with some of your friends. THIS is the race for you!!

Athletes can register as SOLO Racers or as teams which  can compete in 3 categories: Male, Female, and Coed.  The teams can be as big as you want them to be - they will be competing for the ultimate trophy in each of the categories!

The paddling  will take place on the Rappahannock River. There are some decent rapids on the 4 mile river section, so be ready to get wet. The run is challenging with good climbs, great single track, and fire roads. Free post race food and beer are guaranteed to all competitors. This is set up to possibly become one of the best times you will have at a race in 2013, so come out and join us for this "adventure".

Soloists:  Kayaks only in this category - no canoes!  Soloists will race in 10 year age group brackets. You must provide your own kayak and safety equipment or rent from the Virginia Outdoor Center (V.O.C.) (not included in race fee).  Solo racers must have all of their personal gear approved at the race start by 8:30 in order to race.  An email with race information will be sent prior to race day.  Racers must be familiar with the race format and other important info before arriving at the race site. If needed, we will arrange for a shuttle to take you back to the race start when it's all done!

Teams:  Teams will race in one of 3 categories: All Male, All Female, or Coed. Canoes and safety gear will be provided by the (V.O.C.). and are included in the race fee. Teams are welcome to bring their own equipment, but the registration fee will remain the same. Team captains will receive an email with an informational attachment. They are responsible for sharing this info with the other team members. All members must be familiar with the race format and other important info before they arrive at the race site. 

Shuttles will be provided from the registration area to the race start (see below).  Please be aware that you must wear helmets (this can be a bike helmet or one provided by the VOC).

The V.O.C. is offering AWESOME camping the night before the race - right at the race site.  Contact the  V.O.C. for more information and to make reservations.

No race day registration for the RAD, so claim your spot early!!

 

 
 
Distances: ~4 mile paddle, ~5 mile trail run.

All team members MUST finish each leg together to be able to enter the transition area or cross the finish line. Team members can never be further than 100 yards apart - in other words, don't let your buddy die in the woods!

 

Race Start: 9:00 a.m. race start with a mandatory pre-race briefing at 8:45 at the canoe start site.

Shuttles to the canoe start will leave approximately every 15 minutes from the V.O.C. parking lot (beginning around 7:30am, ending around 8:15).

 

Awards: Awards will be given 3 deep in all categories.

The top 3 teams in each category get a trophy. The top 3 OVERALL soloists will get some cash monay!!

 

Categories: Solo Kayak: 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Male/Female (if less then 2 sign up for a cat then they will be moved in with another one)

Canoe Teams:  Male, Female, and Coed  (no age groups and size DOESN'T matter, no more than 2/boat)

 

Perks: Awesome food from Primavera Pizza AND brew from local breweries. Plus some sort of garment guaranteed to all pre-registered racers and a sweet atmosphere!

 

Fees:

Teams - Per Person:  $60 Early Bird Registration (ends 3/1), $70 Pre-Registration (ends 5/1), $80 (ends 6/11) (price includes boat rental. No discounts are given if you bring your own)

Solos: $40 Early Bird (ends 3/1), $50 Pre (ends 5/1), $60 (ends 6/11) (fee does NOT include the boat, but you can bring your own or rent from the VOC)

 

Directions:

DUE TO THE CLOSING OF FALL HILL AVE FOR THIS SEASON, THE RACE TRANSITION AREA AND START LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED - PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS!!!

Coming North/South on I-95: Take Exit 130 to downtown Fredericksburg (Rte. 3 East). Go through 4 lights, down a hill, and then cross under Rte. 1 Bridge. Take the ramp immediately after you cross under to drive onto Rte 1. Cross bridge over Rte. 3. Continue ~1 mile, cross under the University of Mary Washington Footbridge, pass CVS on your left. Take left onto Fall Hill Ave - IGNORE THE DETOUR SIGNS and continue PAST the road barrier - YES, DO NOT STOP AT THE BARRIER, but drive past it and let it lead you into the VOC parking lot. Follow volunteer directions from this point.

Coming West on Rt. 3: Make a right turn onto Rte 1, right after the downtown Fredericksburg Exit (Williams Street) and follow the above directions starting after the bridge crossing.

Coming East on Rt. 3: Cross I-95 and then follow directions above.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BOAT LAUNCH FROM REGISTRATION: GO BACK out to Rte. 1. TAKE A RIGHT AND STAY ON RTE 1 FOR ~1/2 MILE. ONCE YOU DROVE UNDER UMW FOOT BRIDGE, GO THROUGH 1 LIGHT AND MAKE A RIGHT AT THE NEXT LIGHT ONTO COWAN BLVD. FOLLOW OVER I-95. AT NEXT INTERSECTION (CARL D SILVER PKWY), TAKE A RIGHT. CONTINUE TO 2ND LIGHT AND MAKE LEFT ONTO FALL HILL AVE. MAKE A RIGHT AT THE NEXT LIGHT ONTO RIVER ROAD, CONTINUE UNTIL YOU SEE A VERY STEEP UPHILL - DON'T GO UP IT, BUT MAKE A RIGHT ONTO A PUBLIC BOAT LANDING PARKING LOT (MOTTS LANDING). BRING YOUR BOATS TO THE GRASSY FIELD ON YOUR LEFT. THIS IS WHERE THE RACE BRIEFING WILL BE HELD AND WHERE THE RACE STARTS.

Parking: Parking in V.O.C. parking lot, along gravel road, or in neighborhood across from V.O.C. (If you are bringing your own equipment, DO NOT drive down gravel road, but park in the neighborhood.)

Transition and registration will be set-up at end of gravel road. 

Shuttle(s) to the canoe start will leave approximately every 15 minutes from the V.O.C. parking lot (beginning around 7:30am, ending around 8:15).

 

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up: Transition opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 8:15 a.m.

No race day registration!! Packets can be picked up at the tents on race day starting at 7 a.m until 8:30!

 

 

 

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