2013 CRITICAL INFO FOR TEAMS
PRE RACE PACKET PICKUP:
Wards Corner Chiropractic
550 Wards Corner Road
Loveland Ohio 45140. (Map)
Saturday, June 8th 12pm - 4pm
Sunday, June 9th 12pm - 4pm
Wed June 12th 6:45pm - 8:30pm
You may pick up other teams' packets for them.
Please. No race day packet pickup.
(ONLY TEAMS MORE THAN 30 MILES AWAY CAN ARRIVE 90 MINUTES EARLY ON RACE DAY TO PICK UP YOUR PACKETS AT START LINE AREA)
Race packets include one shirt and bib number per team member. Race shirts, with bib numbers pinned on front, MUST be worn by all participants on race day. Sorry, but we CANNOT exchange shirt sizes at packet pickup. IF we are able to do a shirt swap like last year, it will take place AFTER June 12th & you will receive an email with those details.
YOUR BIB NUMBER
Confirm your start time on your bib number.
Food & drink tickets for participants are on the bottom of ONLY ONE of the team member's bibs. The other bib will be checked off by designated volunteers wearing sombreros during the race as you complete each challenge station.
The drink tickets on your bib are redeemable for beer and non alcoholic drinks at the post race party. Food tickets on your bib are redeemable for lunch.
One of the Bibs has a radio chip on it. Protect and keep it on there.
The course map will be released at the Map Release Party at Shooters on June 14th at 7PM.
It will be sent out by email and posted on the web site about 9:00 PM.
GETTING TO THE RACE AND CHECKING IN ON RACE DAY:
No mandatory item or parking area this year.
The start line is at Carriage Way Park 651 Riverside Drive
Milford OH 45150. (NOTE - The start is at Carriage Way Park as shown here. NOT at Paxton Ramsey Park) There is plenty of general parking in and around Milford. Find a spot and ride your bikes to the start line.
You will start the race on your bike (don't forget your helmet.)
Arrive at start at least 60 minutes prior to your start time.
WHAT TO BRING RACE DAY
Race t-shirts, with bib numbers pinned on front, MUST be worn by all participants on race day. Each person must bring a bicycle and helmet. Helmets must be worn during all bicycling. Your shoes and bike will likely take a beating.
Bring whatever will make you comfortable to enjoy the post race party. Hoses available for clean up. If you want a dry shirt or whatever, have a friend bring it.
BRING YOUR AMAZING SENSE OF HUMOR AND HAVE FUN!!!!
You must have an ID with you at post race if you want to drink beer. The only ID check for beer this year will be at post race.
An ideal location for family and spectators is the race finish area at Riverside Park as fun challenges are close.
Give the course map to family and friends so they can pick out places to watch you.
RULES OF THE ROAD
At the start, you will be lined up in the starting chute by starting time WITH YOUR BIKE AND HELMET.
Beginning at 9:00 AM, 3 to 4 teams will be started every minute.
The very first leg of the race is on bike.
While on bike you must ride with traffic. On bike keep a careful eye out for hazards such as uneven pavement, gravel roads, muddy areas, street traffic and other teams.
If law enforcement reports your bib number you may be disqualified.
Observe "Mandatory Dismounts." This means get off and walk or jog your bike.
While on foot you must stay on sidewalks when available and off the street. YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION.
Course has STEEP downhill on bike with sharp turn. GO SLOW.
Course has STEEP climb on foot with bike.
Course has rough, rocky and rural terrain that may be slippery while on foot. GO SLOW and watch your footing.
Observe signs along the course.
Provided Life Jackets are mandatory for the river portion of race.
At each challenge station you will complete the challenge and one member of your team must get your bib number marked to show completion of that station. Your team bib numbers will be the same but only one team member wears the bib that must be marked at each station. The other team member's bib has your drink and food tickets attached. Challenge Station Captains are the final authority for all decisions at that station. Their goal is to help everyone have a good time, run a fair competition and keep things moving.
The course will close at 2:30PM.
Heads Up: At challenge #13 you will need a to complete a seperate waiver form, yes it's a pain, but this particular venue requires it and the challenge is so much fun we think it's worth it. to preview the waiver click here.
FINISHING THE AMAZING RACE
It is very hard to say but we are guessing 1.5 hours to finish but it may be longer or shorter. It will be fun and at the end you will feel like you've accomplished something!
POST RACE PARTY
The party is at the Milford American Legion Post, 450 Victor Stier Dr, Milford, OH 45150 right on the Little Miami River. Lots of shade, picnic tables and river views.
It's time to relax and share stories. Plan to meet family and friends at Post Race Party. While your food and beverages are included in your registration it will also be available to family and friends at modest prices. Stick around for an afternoon of music, food, drink and telling tall tales from your race experience. Live music, good food available to all.
See Start Line, Finish Line, Post Race Party location.
GETTING BACK TO YOUR CAR.
From the Post Race Party walk to the nearby Bike Corral and retrieve your bikes then walk or ride them to your car.
Post race Party ends at 4:30 pm. Bikes must be removed from the Bike Corral by 5:00 PM. Race and volunteers are not responsible for bikes. Bring bike lock if concerned. We have never had a bike stolen.
This is a rain or shine event. The event will be modified to deal with any weather issues.
GETTING YOUR RESULTS
Posted at www.LovelandsAmazingRace.com
FINDING YOUR PERSONAL PHOTOS
We will have photographers on the course and photos will be available. Link will be posted at www.LovelandsAmazingRace.com
COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR, THIS YEAR, GENERAL DISCUSSION, RANTS AND RAVES, TAUNTS FOR OTHER TEAMS....let it fly at our Facebook page at www.LovelandsAmazingRace.com
REGISTRATION FOR 2014 WILL GO ON SALE AT 12 NOON SUNDAY JUNE 16TH!
See you race day!