If you are registering as a Pair or 3-4 person team, Each team member must register individually and your team name must match on the registration form.
Racers start with a 13 mile bike ride on a paved road seeing the change from desert cactus to ponderosa pine. The course winds through the streets of Grants and begins the 1800 foot climb. At the end of the paved road, bikes are parked
Racers must run the next five miles on gravel roads. The road generally starts out dry but usually runs to snow packed. This part of the course will climb 1200 feet in elevation.
Runners then turn to cross-country skis to challenge the next 1200 foot climb of the mountaineering ski course that covers two miles. During the final yards of this course you must face the notorious "HEARTBREAK HILL" that lays waiting for weary racers.
The remaining one mile climb on snowshoes gains 600 feet to reach the 11,301 foot summit of MT. TAYLOR where a person can see for over a hundred miles on a clear day.
Then the Best Part you have to turn around and Go back to where you started!!!
Event details and schedule
PACKET PICK-UP February 17, 2017 - Time: 3:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (if other arrangements need to be made please contact us as soon as possible)Location: Cibola County Convention Center - Address 515 W. High Street.EQUIPMENT CHECK-INFebruary 17, 2017 - Time: 3:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.Location: Grants Fire Department Station 1 - Address 620 W. High Street.RACE DAYFebruary 18, 2017Soloist Start Time - 8:00 A.M.Pair/Team Start Time - 8:30 A.M.All activities start and end at the Cibola County Complex - Address 515 W. High Street.Be prepared for anything the event is in February the weather can change any moment. You are responsible for your well being so PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME it will be provided.
Cycling helmets are required during the entire bike race.Each participant will be individually responsible for repair and maintenance of their own bike without any outside assistance.No exchange of equipment unless carried up on the bike by the racer.Participants may walk or carry their bike if necessary.No drafting allowed on the downhill segment.RUN RULESNo form of locomotion other than running, walking, or crawling is allowed.No individual support vehicles or non-participant escort runners are allowed.SKI RULESSkis must be worn throughout the entire race. Participants must finish the race with at least one ski on.All skis and poles must be checked in and transported by the quad to the transition.Skins are recommended and participants are responsible for removal.SNOWSHOE RULESThe snowshoer may use ski poles.Snowshoes must be worn at all times during the race.A snowshoer must finish the race with at least one snowshoe on.Snowshoers must use a legitimate manufactured snowshoe.Snowshoers will be required to walk to the Ski/Snowshoe transition from the Run/Ski transition on their own.
Soloists and pairs must carry their snowshoes with them from the Ski transition. We are no longer able to bring snowshoes down. You must carry them while you ski up and down. Most competitors use a backpack.Snowshoes are to be fastened or contained as to prevent injury.Race number must be visible at all times.Course marshals and officials have authority to disqualify participants for any violation of the rules.Medical personnel have ultimate authority to remove a participant from the race.A contestant must personally notify and turn in their race bib to the nearest race official if they decide to withdraw from the race.Good sportsmanship conduct will be demanded of all contestants.Participants will be required to pass through timing chutes at each transition.Pairs are a two-member entry. Teams may consist of three or four members. During the race, no transportation of any type will be provided or allowed between transition points(NO LEAPFROGGING).All transfer of personnel within a pair or team must be done at transition sites. Any contestant within a team or pair may continue a part of the race as long as their participation is continuous and does not violate the leap frogging provision.No pets on the course. EQUIPMENTAll equipment to be transported must be check in by 9:00 PM on Friday. No exceptions! Marking of all equipment will take place at the time you check in and colored tape will be provided at equipment check-in.No equipment check-in on race day.All equipment should be clearly marked with contestant's color coded race number. This includes any items which will be separated from you during the race (bike, helmet, running shoes, poles, snow shoes, ski boots, backpacks, gloves, hats, jackets, bags of clothing, or food).Colored tape is provided to number and identify where checked-in equipment goes to each transition.SOLOIST: Bike/Run Transition: Numbered with Yellow duct tape onlyPAIRS: Bike/Run Transition: Numbered with White duct tape onlyRun/Ski Transition: Numbered with Red duct tape onlyRun/Ski Transition: Numbered with Green duct tape onlyTEAMS: Run/Ski Transition: Numbered with Blue duct tape onlyTWO PERSON TEAMS (Where one person does 3 events:To be established at time of check-in.)All skis and poles must be checked in. You will not be allowed to carry these items on the shuttles.Team members should transport their own equipment (with the exception of skis and poles) to the desired transitions by carrying it with them on the shuttles.Soloists and pairs must carry their snow shoes with them from the ski transition. We are no longer able to bring snowshoes down; you must carry them while you ski up and down.SOLOIST AND PAIRS: It is recommended that you:Place your run up and bike down gear in one bag, preferably one with a zipper. The bag will be transported to the Bike/Run transition and placed in numbered racks which correspond to your race number. Your bike will also be located in these numbered racks when you return from the run.Take your skis, snowshoes, and a bag with your run down gear, food, water, and clothing items and bundle them all together. This equipment will be transported to the Run/Ski transition and placed in numbered racks which correspond to your race number. All equipment must be retrieved by 6:00 p.m. on race day. Left over equipment or unclaimed items will be donated to local charities.Oranges, bananas & Racer Fuel will be provided on the mountain.