Information for Racers

10-5-19: All participants who register after this date will receive a t shirt on a first come first serve basis in order of registration date

 

10-7-19: Below is a pdf document that all racers should download and review. It covers specific driving directions, general race rules, race scoring, safety, etc. 

RACE INFORMATION FOR EDGE RACERS
Rules_Edge_2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [672.8 KB]

Email sent to registered racers 10/9

Hello racers!

We are quickly approaching The Edge Adventure Race! Our course designer, Bruce Kuo, has been working hard to put together a great event for you!

 

Driving directions to the race start and general race rules are now posted. Please be sure to read through all the pages: http://goalsara.org/2019-races/edge-adventure-races/info-for-racers/

 

Please check the team list for accuracy.  Email us with any changes.  In particular, check if your team is in the open or masters division. On race day, if there is only one team registered in a masters category, that team will be moved to the open division: http://goalsara.org/2019-races/edge-adventure-races/registered-racers/
 

Our main staging area will be at Pavilion #10. This is located just off Woodbourne Road, across from Maple Point Middle School, and  by the tennis courts in the park.
If using GPS plug in 1749 Woodbourne Rd, Langhorne, PA


Please note these updated times
8:00-9:15am: Team check in
8:45am : Beginner Intro to Adventure Racing Clinic
9:30am: Team meeting/race briefing
Race begins 10:00AM

 

VOLUNTEERS:   If you have any family or friends that would like to help out they are more than welcome. Please have them contact us ahead of time so we can plan accordingly. We also could use help in course CP clean up post race and Monday. All volunteers will receive goodie bag, lunch, our eternal gratitude, and 20% off their next GOALS race (or your next GOALS race). Email us back as soon as you know.

TRANSITION AREA & PADDLE INFORMATION
There is a central transition area where you will return to between each leg of the race. Racers may transition out of their vehicles, or set up a person area in the grass near the pavilion.
Please note, that volunteers are not responsible for the security of your items.


PADDLES – For those using rental equipment we will provide the paddles and pfd’s for you, and they will be at the boat launch with the canoes. For those of you who choose to bring your own paddles and pfd’s be prepared to transport them back and forth from the boat launch on bike
. (about a mile)

What to expect for the race format?
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 you are over the 3 or 6 hour time limit, your team loses points. . If a team is one minute late (you have up to 6 hours 59 seconds) your highest point will be deducted. The next highest point will be deducted every 5 minutes thereafter. (6 hours 6 minutes, 12 hours 11 minutes, etc.)   In other words---don’t be late!


Thanks and see you on the race course!

 Anne Gibbons

Bill Gibbons

Bruce Kuo

 

10-16-19

Email sent to registered racers: 

 

Hello Racers!!

 

We are quickly approaching The Edge Adventure Race, and wanted to touch base with you with some final important details.

 

  1. We ask that you make every effort to travel in one team vehicle if possible. As per our conversation with park officials today, we will be sharing the parking lots near our race start with some baseball and soccer games going on in the nearby fields.

We want you to know ahead of time that some of you will be in the parking lot, and some teams will be parking in a grassy field area by the tennis courts.  (See the map below)

Our volunteers will be there to greet you and direct you accordingly.  

For your Transition Area – you may set up a small area behind our pavilion OR you may transition out of your vehicle. Please keep in mind our volunteers are NOT responsible for unlocked vehicles, or gear that is left out by your vehicles. We will have volunteers stationed at the pavilion all day.

 

  1. For this race we have developed a “park clean up” team challenge. All those who participate will receive one additional bonus point for their race. We will also be awarding prizes in this category. Please bring with you one grocery bag per team. Mark your team # on it.

 

  1. The team list has just been updated. When we have only one team registered in a category, we combine the categories (example Master Coed 3 and Coed 3). There are some teams that this affects for this race. Please check the team list. Teams highlighted in pink are affected by this change. http://goalsara.org/2019-races/edge-adventure-races/registered-racers/

 

This is going to be a fun race, with many checkpoints and navigational choices. Looking forward to having you join us!

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Anne, Bill, and Bruce
GOALS ARA

1302 SPELLMAN DRIVE

DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335

INFO@GOALSARA.ORG

If you would like to speak to a GOALS staff member, pop us an email with your phone # and we'd be happy to call you back! 

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