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Location: North Country Hospital
189 Prouty Drive
Newport, VT 05855
Date and Time: June 19th from 4-7pm
June 20th from 6am-7am. (Please check in on the 19th if possible.)
Start Line: Paddle staging will open at 8:15am at the Lake Memphremagog Waterfront Plaza southerly end of the parking lot.
Wave 1: Single entrant racers
Wave 2: Teams of TWO
Wave 3: Teams of THREE
Finish Line: Entrants will peddle into the North Country Hospital parking lot where the finish will be clearly indicated. After the race everyone is encouraged to enjoy the live music, BBQ and other family fun events!
All entrants will gather at North Country Hospital no later than 7:30AM for a Safety Meeting. This is mandatory for all racers. After the announcements all racers will be shuttled just seconds away to the race start location (Lake Memphremagog/Waterfront Plaza). Spectators are welcome to drive their own vehicles to the start but parking is limited.
Equipment Drop Off & Rentals
During equipment drop-off, vehicles must pull into the designated drop-off area and unload their vehicle and move out to park at an off-site location as soon as possible. Also after the race, participants must use the designated pick-up area to load their equipment. Due to the small event site area, we ask that participants please be prepared to unload and load their equipment as quickly as they can. We will have volunteers available for assistance.
Please, please, please try and drop off your kayak and bike at the event site during the Friday staging time. There is a security guard that will be monitoring all equipment Friday night. The event site space is limited and there will be LOTS of traffic, so for your own peace of mind, we ask you drop your boat off on Friday. You can leave your bike overnight, or ride it from the parking lot to the event site in the morning.
Athletes are required to supply their own equipment, including bikes (road bikes or mountain bikes), helmets (mandatory), water transportation (kayak/canoe/stand up paddle board/etc), and paddles. We will have a kayak rental option available when you register online at runsignup.com. (Early registration begins Jan. 1, 2020). Kayaks are available on a first come basis as rental inventory is limited.
June in Newport, Vermont can bring any type of weather, from 80 degrees or cool and rain. The race will not be delayed for any weather unless there is severe lightening visible.
Be ready to start at 9am regardless of rain or fog. If there is a delay it will be in 15 minute increments.
The event will be chip timed with mats in two locations: the start line, entrance or exit of the transition areas, and the finish line. See instructions on how to use the timing chip on race day.
Event staging takes place on Friday June 19 from 5-8pm and from 6:00-7:00am Saturday June 20 at the event site.
Run staging opens at 7:00am. Please try and drop off your kayak/SUP and bike at the event site during the Friday evening staging time.
We are not responsible for late arrivals and hold the right to refuse any entry after the staging/transition area is closed. Bikes and kayaks/SUP’s/etc. must be placed in proper location during the allotted staging time. Please respect the event management and volunteers.
Kayak/SUP Power Washing:
In an effort to safeguard against invasive species, we are requiring that either:
A) participants have their kayaks or SUPS and equipment washed and inspected by the Lake Memphremagog boat wash station located at the Newport City/Gateway Center launch ramp.
B) assure with officials at registration that their watercraft and equipment have not been in another body of water for 10 or more days or
C) their watercraft and equipment have been power washed with hot water.
A receipt or tag for your boat will be given to participants upon the completion of the wash, or at registration if an assurance can be made that the boat is invasive species free per B) or C) above. This will allow boats to enter the race event site. For those who can guarantee alternative clean boat compliance B) or C) above tags will be provided at the registration check-in.
Parking for all participants will be at North Country Hospital. Shuttle buses will be used to move racers to the start location. Shuttle service to the start will be at 8:00AM. Parking is available at the start but space is limited.
There will be porta potties placed at all race segments for the convenience of all participants.
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