2012 CRITICAL INFO FOR TEAMS
PRE RACE PACKET PICKUP:
June 9th & 10th 12:00-4:00pm
and June 13th 6:30-8:30 pm
Wards Corner Chiropractic
550 Wards Corner Road
Loveland Ohio 45140. (Map)
You may pick up other teams' packets for them.
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 AFTER YOU HAVE CHECKED IN AND DROPPED OFF YOUR BIKES.)
Pick up race packet, pre-race instructions and one t-shirt and bib number per team member. Race t-shirts, with bib numbers pinned on front, MUST be worn by all participants on race day.
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. Please share :) 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 NUMBER ARE REDEEMABLE FOR BEERS AT THE BEER GARDEN OR NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS / BOTTLED WATER. FOOD TICKETS FROM YOUR BIB NUMBER ARE ONLY REDEEMABLE AT THE TEAM FOOD AREA.
One of the Bibs has a radio chip on it. Protect and keep it on there!
The course map will be sent out by email and posted on the web site Friday June 15th about 9:00 PM.
GETTING TO THE RACE AND CHECKING IN ON RACE DAY:
All teams must check in& drop off your bikes/helmets ONE HOUR prior to your start time at:
Loveland Presbyterian Church.
360 Robin Avenue. Loveland, Ohio 45140
MAP LINK http://g.co/maps/qcxag
1 - Park you car in the traffic circle to the side so others can get by.
2 - Get out, check in, get your race item & drop off your bikes & helmets.
3 - Get back in your car and proceed to
where you will PARK YOUR CAR:
Loveland Early Education Center
6740 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland, OH 45140
MAP LINK http://g.co/maps/qvnuc
4 - Take shuttle to start.
Each team member will receive an essential item at check in which you must use during the race.
RONCKERS START LINE STASH
If you want dry clothes or a towel at post race (your race technical shirt will dry quickly) you can stash them at the Start Line Stash hosted by Roncker's Running Spot.
WHAT TO BRING RACE DAY
Race t-shirts, with bib numbers pinned on front, MUST be worn by all participants on race day.
You must bring TWO road worthy bicycles and helmets. Helmets must be worn during all bicycling.
Your shoes 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 start area as many challenges are close. Another good choice is Miami Riverview Park or the Firefighters Association on East Loveland.
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. Beginning at 9:00 AM, 3 to 4 teams will be started every minute. The very first leg of the race is on foot. This is very important. While on foot you must stay on sidewalks and off the street. NO ROADS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION. While on bike you must ride with traffic and obey all signals and signs. On bike keep a careful eye out for hazards such as drain grates, RR tracks and uneven pavement. If law enforcement reports your bib number you may be disqualified.
Observe "Mandatory Dismounts." This means get off and walk or jog your bike.
Provided Life Jackets are mandatory for the river portion of race.
Course has STEEP downhill on bike with sharp turn. GO SLOW.
Course has rough, rock and rural terrain that may be slippery while on foot. GO SLOW and watch your footing.
Observe signs along the course. Some signs are fun facts that may pay off to remember.
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 members 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.
We will have Photographers along the course catching you at your best! Smile Smile Smile!
The course will close at 2:30PM.
FINISHING LOVELAND'S AMAZING RACE
It is very hard to say but we are guessing 1.25 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! It's time to relax and share stories. Plan to meet family and friends at LaRosa's Finish Line Festival. 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. Paxton's Grill will have a cookout set up where family and friends can make purchases. The beer garden will be open to the public as well.
GETTING BACK TO YOUR CAR
To get back to your car a shuttle will be provided from Broadway Ave to the parking area from 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. The last shuttle to the parking area is at 4:00!! Shuttle loads on Broadway behind Bob Roncker's Running Spot.
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.
You will be stopping by the END bike corral at Loveland Veterinary Hospital -Location Map- on your way home to pick up your bike OR you can pick up your bike first and ride to your car.
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 2013 IS POSTPONED WHILE WE DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT ISSUE. DETAILS TO FOLLOW. IF AND WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS WE WILL NOTIFY YOU BY EMAIL.