The 9 Hours of Cranky Monkey is back for round five at beautiful Rocky Gap. Solo racers and teams of 2 or 3 will churn out as many 9-mile laps as they can in a 9 hour period, from 10am-7pm. In addition, we will once again bring back the 3 hour solo option. This is perfect for those not able to commit the time or training to compete in the full race.
Racers LOVE Rocky Gap for its awesome trail network, fantastic facilities, and gorgeous lake views. We are really excited about hosting this event again and are sure it will continue to be wildly popular! Come on out and race with the monkey!
Camping and Facilities
On both Fri 5/2 and Sat 5/3, racers will be permitted to camp in the huge grassy pit area located along the course and next to two gorgeous beaches ($5/person/night - pay at check-in). Hot showers and bathrooms are close to the camping area. Swimming is permitted in the lake and at that time of year, the water temperature should be chilly but refreshing for those in-between-lap swims. For those not camping, there is a lodge right on site and plenty of nearby hotels.
The 9 Hours of Cranky Monkey race course consists of a 9 mile lap around a fun, challenging, and semi-technical loop. The course is very diverse and has a little of everything - smooth lakeside single-track, flat open grassy areas, a few rock gardens, log ramps, several steep hills, and a couple of long fire road sections.
Solos and teams of 2 or 3 will complete as many 9-mile laps as possible in a 9 hour period, from 10am-7pm. We are once again offering a 3 hour option in 2014 where solo racers complete as many laps as possible in a three hour period, from 10:20am-1:20pm. Team members alternate laps in relay fashion. An electronic e-punch timing system, similar to chip timing, will be used to accurately calculate lap times.
3 Hr - Solo Classes
Female, Beginner Male, Male Open, and Clydesdale (200+lbs)
9 Hr - Solo Classes
Solo Female, Solo Male, Solo Single-speed, Solo Male Masters 35+, Solo Male Masters 45+
9 Hr - 2/Team Classes
Duo Co-Ed, Duo Female, Duo Male, Duo Male Masters 80+ (combined team age of 80+)
9 Hr - 3/Team Classes
Co-Ed, Female, Male, Male Masters 120+ (combined team age of 120+)
The top five finishers in each class will receive awards. The top three finishers in each class will receive prizes.
3 Hr. Reg Fees (Solo only)
Early by 3/3: $65
Regular by 4/3: $80
Late by 4/29: $95
On-site on 5/2 or 5/3: $110 (if space is available)
9 Hr Reg. Fees
Solo/2-Person Team/3-Person Team
Early by 3/3: $110/$180/$225
Regular by 4/3: $125/$200/$255
Late by 4/29: $140/$220/$285
On-site on 5/2 or 5/3: $155/$240/$315 (if space is available)
Entry Fee Includes
Fun and challenging course design, limited race entry (400 racers), professional race operations, wonderful volunteer support, medical support, aid stations, electronic e-punch timng system (similar to chip timing), accurate results with split/lap times, timely posting of results on the EX2 website, plentiful post-race food, electric atmosphere, great music, awards/prizes, and colorful t-shirts.
High-quality Zorrel t-shirts are distributed at all EX2 events. They have a cotton feel and microfiber Dri-Balance Lifestyle Moisture Transport Technology. All racers that register at least 10 days before the event are guaranteed a t-shirt in their specified size. In an attempt to predict racer participation, we will order some additional t-shirts. However, those registering within 10 days of the event will receive t-shirts while supplies last.
Please visit www.ex2adventures.com for more information.
Rocky Gap has tons to do and is just a 2.5 hour drive from the Washington and Baltimore metro areas. You can make it a family weekend, with camping, a Jack Nicklaus golf course, awesome beaches, plenty of trails, and fishing – everyone will love it!