Email sent to Registered Racers 10-14-17
We are one week away from The Edge Adventure Race, and are excited that you will be part of the fun!
All of your general racing information, driving directions, gear list, fundraising, etc. can be found here: http://goalsara.org/2017-races/edge-adventure-races/info-for-racers/
The race will start and end off of Chalfont Road at Marsh Creek State Park. Parking is in a
grassy field, so plan accordingly for parking. Teams will be able to transition from their vehicles.
Please also note some slight time adjustments to our schedule:
8am -9:30am Race Check in
9am: Introduction to Adventure Racing for those new to the sport
9:40 Team Meeting
6 Hr Race Begins 10:15
3 Hr Race Begins 10:30
Please check your registration information here: http://goalsara.org/2017-races/edge-adventure-races/edge-registered-racers/
If there is a “??” near your team, please have your additional team mate register, or email us if there is a change in your team category.
If your team is the only team registered in the masters category, your team will be moved to the open division.
This year GOALS ARA has focused its efforts on giving back to the environment. Please help us to support our park systems, who promote outdoor recreation for everyone! We are asking you to help us fundraise by asking friends, enemies, co-workers, neighbors, family, and anyone you know, to support you in this race.
Our charity is the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation, and 100% of the donations will go back into Marsh Creek State Park.
Information on fundraising can be found in your rules document and here: http://goalsara.org/2017-races/edge-adventure-races/edge-fundraising/
While fundraising is not required to race, we kindly ask you to try and raise at least $50 to support the park. Donations
can be in the form of cash or check (made out to PPFF) or on line.
Prizes awarded to the racer that raises the most funds!
At check in you will receive your race map. When the race begins there will be an opening activity where you will receive your race passport. This will determine if you will bike 1st, canoe 1st, foot orienteer 1st or complete the team challenges 1st. Teams rotate throughout the day. The race is points based scoring. This means that each checkpoint has a certain point value. Your team has up to 3 or 6 hours to collect as many points as you can. Your strategy may include skipping some points, or trying to go for all of them.
If a team decides to not do an entire section (ex: paddle section) – they must still check in with the volunteer at the paddle TA
6 HR Race: Biking will be held on a combination of single and double track with a potential for road travel at times. Trails are a combination of packed dirt, gravel, rocks and roots. The 6 hour course will be using more single track and while you would be OK on a hybrid, we would encourage a mountain bike for that race.
3 HR Race: In an effort to make the 3 hour race accessible and beginner friendly, bike points will all be optional and can be obtained either on bike or by foot. We encourage the use of bikes as it will be more time efficient however 3 hour racers will still be able to enjoy a fun day out in the woods on whatever method of travel they may choose.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.