This is a distance over time race. Meaning the final
placement, within each category, will be determined by the person or team that
covers the most distance (Laps) within the 8-hour time limit.

 

Placement: Should a person or team complete the same
distance (number of laps) within the 8-hour time limit placement will be
determined by the person or team completing the distance (laps) in the shortest
amount of time.

Example: Runner 101 completes 10 laps with a final time of
7 hours 45 minutes and runner 105 Completes 10 laps with a final time of 7
hours 32 minutes runner 105 will be the winner.

Any lap completed after the 8-hour time limit will NOT be
counted.  Therefore be confident of the
time you will need to complete your final lap to ensure arrival at the final
finish PRIOR to the 8-hour limit.

 

Check-in, Check-out procedure:

Each racer must check-in and check-out of each lap.

The ski lodge patio will be used for timing.  As you enter the patio you must stop and
present your bib # to the staff at the check in table. Each racer must wait for
confirmation from the timing staff that they have been logged in and time
noted.

After handling your aid/refuel/restroom/team transitioning
(all available on the patio/lodge area) you will depart the patio to the west,
stopping at the check-out table, presenting your bib # and awaiting
confirmation that the timing staff has logged and noted your departure time.

 

Course Rules:

Runners and riders will share much of the same course.

The entire first mile (and 1,000’ of elevation gain) is
climbing.

Runners will depart the double track/road to the
Continental Divide Trail before the Riders do.

Prior to this departure Riders have right of way, due to
the steepness of the road and difficulty of making this climb while staying on
your bike. With that right of way comes the responsibility to KINDLY announce
yourself and your intention as you approach a runner from the rear. “Coming
around you on your left….”

 

The Continental Divide Trail will be busy with hikers all
day and they have the right of way at all times, please be courteous to other
trail users.

When the riders join the Continental Divide Trail they
again have right of way. This section of the trail is fairly fast and flowing
single-track. Again, with this right of way comes the responsibility to KINDLY
announce yourself and your intentions. PLEASE allow time for runners to step
safely off the trail allowing riders to pass.

 

Once the summit has been reached and you begin the
descent, RUNNERS have the right of way all the way to start finish patio.
RIDERS, this means it is your responsibility to control your speed and allow
adequate time, space and distance to SAFELY and Comfortably pass runners while
descending.

 

The descent is a mix of remote/rough double track to high
speed dirt service road.

There are several sections combining VERY TIGHT CORNERS,
with VERY LOOSE GRAVEL!!!

Use caution and pay attention.

All of these trails and roads get very limited activity.
Large rocks, large and small logs and branches are common and should be
expected.

 

TEAMS:

Teams of riders and runners may consist of 2-4 members. Each
member of your team MUST sign his or her own individual event waiver.

Teams may mix and complete laps in any order they wish.
The only rule here is that the team member that starts a lap must complete the
entire lap, (no splitting or breaking up a lap).

Teams MUST exchange their bib number at the timing area
and the team bib # must be carried on each lap by the racer completely that
lap. Your bib must be available to show race staff on course.

 

Aid:

Aid and support may be handled in either (or both) of two
ways.

The patio of the ski lodge/timing area is available
(outside only!) for you to leave supplies, crew, family, team members, bikes,
etc.

(Please organize and handle your aid as to not interfere with
racers moving through the timing lanes, and check-in/check-out tables.)

Additionally you are allowed to leave the course to visit
your vehicle or camping area to use as aid/support.

However you do it. It is your responsibility to check-in
and check-out of each lap. We don’t care how you do it but we strongly suggest
you check-in upon arrival, aid if you are using the deck, then check-out as you
leave the deck. If you are going to a vehicle we strongly recommend you
check-in, immediately check-out, then go to your vehicle prior to heading back
out on course. It is up to you, but if you forget to check-in or out your lap
will not count!

 

Emergency:

Any emergency on course, if you have a cell phone call 911
then Morgan at 303-475-6053 or Mike at 970-398-0612, Then, alert a rider to
relay the information to the start/finish line. We are all in this together and
keeping each other safe is most important to all of us.

 

Race Hard, Have Fun, Take a lot of Pictures and enjoy the
Fierce Beauty of the Wolf.

 

TEAM GECKO,

MIKE, KIRSTEN AND MORGAN

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