TIMING

All participants will have a timing chip and a bib. If you do not have your bib visible during the event, you will be pulled from the race and DQ’d and will not get a finishing time. Bibs covered or not visible at the finish line will not be timed. Please pay close attention to the placement of your bib from the graph below. Cyclists (GG and Du) will also have a bike plate to attach to the front of the bike. Here is how each race will display their bib/plate and where your timing chip is located:

Event

Numbers

Bib Placement

Timing Chip Location

20, 40 and 60 mile Gravel Grinder

Bike Plate/Bib

Back of Shirt

Bike Plate

Duathlon Individual

Bike Plate/Bib

Front of Shirt

Bib on Shirt

Duathlon (2 & 3 person team)

Bike Plate/Bib

Front of Shirt

Ankle Band

10k Off Road Run

BIB ONLY

Front of Shirt

Bib on Shirt

All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike. All athletes must wear their assigned race number (if it’s not displayed, the Duathlon and Gravel Grinder athletes cannot cross the bridge over into the west side):

  • 10k Off Road Run – bib number for front of shirt
  • Gravel Grinder – small bike handlebar number (20, 40 and 60 mile bibs will be different colors) and corresponding bib number for back of jersey
  • Duathlon – timing tag will be on the bib on the front of this shirt for individual participants and an ankle band (for relay participants). Duathlon participants will also have a corresponding small bike handlebar number.

Gravel Grinders must count laps and know when to return to the east side towards finish. 20 milers count 2 laps and turn across bridge at approx 21.8 miles, 40 milers count 5 laps and turn across bridge at approx 39.5 miles, and 60 milers count 8 laps and turn across bridge at approx 57.2 miles. 

Duathlon cyclists will do 2 laps on the west side, 13.25 miles total from transition to finish. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDS

If you are participating in the Duathlon or Gravel Grinder we suggest you use a mountain bike or if you are an experienced cyclocross bike rider that is comfortable on gravel roads that have holes/dips and some ‘larger’ rocks in various sections then a cyclocross bike will also work for the event. ROAD BIKES ARE HIGHLY DISCOURAGED.  All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike.

Please be prepared to have your own equipment to change a flat tire. We will have mechanical support roving throughout the west side of the estate but you are responsible to have your own items to change a flat and be prepared to do this without volunteer assistance. 

WATER STATIONS

Please refer to our course maps for water station locations.

DUATHLON: 
1st 5k: W.S. is located shortly before the 5k turnaround and will consist of water, electrolyte drink and CLIF Gels.
Bike: W.S. is located on the West Side by Alta Vista Barn and will consist of water, electrolyte drink, CLIF gels and bars and fruit. 
2nd 5k: W.S. is located by the start of loop on Westover Trails and will consist of water, electrolyte drink and CLIF Gels.

GRAVEL GRINDER:
W.S. is located on the West Side of the Estate at Alta Vista Barn and will consist of water, electrolyte drink, CLIF gels and bars and fruit. 

10k OFF ROAD RUN:
W.S. is located shortly before the Duathlon 5k Turnaround on Lagoon Trail and will consist of water, electrolyte drink and CLIF Gels.