You’re in for a great race at Dale Hollow. The Park is beautiful, the Lake is clear, and the food and accommodations are superb. We’re really excited about turning you loose on this 6 Hour course and seeing what happens! As promised, this one will be all about good race strategy, decisions, and time management. We have over 100 racers coming out to play; a bunch of first-timers and several veterans that will be in-it to win-it. With that said, if you’d read over this little communication it’ll make your weekend go much more smoothly. Early Race Check In: 5:00pm to 6:00 pm - Mary Ray Oaken Lodge, Room KYR Friday Dinner: 6:00pm - Mary Ray Oaken Lodge Free Navigation Clinic: 7:00pm - Picnic Shelter Paddle Gear Staging: 7:00am to 9:00am – BOAT RAMP Race Check In/Maps: 7:30am to 9:00am – Mary Ray Oaken Lodge, Room KYR Pre-Race Meeting: 9:00am – Mary Ray Oaken Lodge, Room KYR Your registration includes an excellent post-race meal (Grilled Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Veggie Burgers, Pasta Salad, Grilled Veggies, Brownies, Cookies and Beverages). A breakfast-wagon will be set up with items to purchase (breakfast biscuits, oatmeal, granola, fruit, drinks, etc.) the morning of the race. For those of you joining us Friday evening, we’ve been told its seafood buffet evening at the Park. You may also order from the menu. Note: we have a private dining room reserved, but the actual meal is on you. RACE START: 10:00am -START/FINISH – Mary Ray Oaken Lodge RACE FINISH: 4:00pm -START/FINISH – Mary Ray Oaken Lodge Food/Awards: 4:30pm Mary Ray Oaken Lodge, Room KYR … USEFUL LINKS … DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK MANDATORY GEAR LIST OFFICIAL RACE RULES FACEBOOK PAGE Everything youneed need to to know isis Everything you Everything you need to know or is probably this communication probably in in this communication probably in this communication or at or at www.361adventures.com. at www.361adventures.com. If you www.361adventures.com. If youfeel still If you still have questions, still questions, freeus: to havehave questions, feel freefeel to email free to email us: email us: [email protected] If a team wishes to use their own PFD/paddles or boat, they need to be staged between 7:00am to 9:00am Saturday morning at the designated area by the boat ramp. If you arranged for rentals, they will be staged for you already. No other gear may be left with your paddle gear – paddles and PFDs only. Do not try to squirrel away water, food, clothes or ANYTHING else with your boats Bring your bikes to the START – there is NO staging for your bikes. View from a sweet checkpoint set atop an overlook. The amount of poison ivy within the Park that you’ll be traipsing through is significant enough for us to mention it in writing, which means it’s pretty thick. Plan accordingly. All mandatory gear included on the list must be carried at all times for the legs specified. Be prepared for gear-checks. Each team/solo will receive one 1:24,000 scale map and race instructions printed on waterproof paper (size is 11 x 17). You will get your map at check in – check in will not start prior to 7:30am. MANDATORY GEAR LIST Note, you may (or may not) find the Dale Hollow Park Map useful; a copy can be found in the main lobby of the Lodge or online at this link. We’ve GPS’d the trails and overlaid them on your actual race-map. Generally, the trails on the Park Map are pretty inaccurately depicted, so use at your own discretion. If you’re attending the free navigation Friday evening, meet at the Shelter (you’ll see the sign to the shelter right after the campground turnoff coming in to the Park). Pants and a compass are a good idea – mind the poison ivy. isn’t only the presenting sponsor, but an instrumental part in keeping our KY State Parks thriving. If you haven’t, please check them out! We’ll be posting updates and photos on Facebook, so consider giving us a like. If you are not a current USARA member on race day, you will need to purchase either a one-day membership ($8) or annual membership ($35), during racer check-in. Please bring proof of membership if you are a current member. Click here for a complete Team Roster. Remember to race 2 out of the 3 races this summer to be entered into the Series standings.
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