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.
Email sent to registered racers 10/9
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:
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
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!
Email sent to registered racers:
We are quickly approaching The Edge Adventure Race, and wanted to touch base with you with some final important details.
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.
This is going to be a fun race, with many checkpoints and navigational choices. Looking forward to having you join us!
Anne, Bill, and Bruce