Empower Off Road Challenge

Sat October 23, 2021 Forest, VA 24551 US Directions

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.empowermultisport.com.

Place

1645 Thomas Jefferson Rd
Forest, VA US 24551

Description

The Empower Off Road Challenge is an exciting individual or team event where you have the opportunity to run as many 1.5 mile loops as possible within your chosen time category of 2 - 4 - 6 or 8 hours.  The object of the challenge is within YOU, the participant!

How many loops are you willing to push yourself to run, walk, and even crawl within your selected and respective time period?

Schedule:

Friday Oct. 22nd
4:00 - 5:30pm            
Athlete Check-in, packet pickup.  Athletes teams can setup their tents, team areas
.
5:30pm - 5:45pm       
Pre-Race Meeting

5:45pm                       
We are offering a Pasta Dinner on site.  Cost:  $12.00 per person (Adult).  To include pasta, meat sauce, salad, breadsticks.  Gluten free options                                        available.   $8.00 per child 6 and under (Pasta, Cookie, Juice Box)

6:30pm                       
Hear from Dr. David Horton, Ultra Running Legend.  Dr. Horton will share his inspiring journey, speak about his book The Runner: Extreme                                                UltraRunner David Horton and answer athlete questions.  We will also be presenting Dr. Horton with a special award for his years of                                                  commitment and service to the running community.

6:30 - 8:30pm   
         
Sign Station.  We have the supplies, you create fun signs for your team or in support of individual runners.  All signs will be placed out on race                                          course by race staff.

Saturday Oct. 23rd (Race Day)

Race Day Packet Pickup:     6:00-6:45am

Start times:

  • 8 hour Team Competition and Individual Runners
    7:00am Start
  • 6 hour Team Competition and Individual Runners
    9:am Start
  • 4 hour Team Competition and Individual Runners
    11:00am Start
  • 2 hour Team Competition and Individual Runners
    1:00pm Start

How it works:

Event is Chip Timed (timing chip integrated into your race bib).  

Individual and Team runners receive credit for each lap completed within their designated race category of 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours.  There will be timing mats at the Start/ Finish as well as the half way point of the run.  Total credit given to the farthest checkpoint achieved during your designated race time.

There will be a designated “transition zone” for teams and individuals just after the Start/ Finish line.  We encourage all teams and individuals to bring tents and set-up your own Aid Station/ Team Zone.  We want the Transition Zone to be fun and filled with Energy.  We will provide the music, we want you to get creative with your team transition zone - tent.  We will have an Award for the most “Energetic” Team Zone.

COURSE:
The course will be a 1.5 mile looped wide gravel road and trail in Forest, Virginia.  We are using the local high school competition Cross Country Course.  The terrain is flat with a few modest rollers.  It’s an all dirt trail which meanders through the woods, heavy tree cover for a vast majority of the run with some open field sections, highlighted by a wide running path throughout.

We will have an Aid Station with water and electrolytes at the Start/ Finish line.  In addition teams will be allowed to setup their own Aid Station at their team tents or transition table.  Transition tables provided by Race Organization.

RACE CATEGORIES:

There will be (2) Race Categories (Individual & Team) in each of the designated events.  Designated events being the 2, 4, 6 or 8 hour Challenge.

- Individual
- Team (The team category will include a team of 2-4 runners).

Team Competition Designation: 
- Each team will be comprised of 2 - 4 runners

  • Each team member must complete a minimum of 1 lap(s) during your designated 2 hour race to qualify for team awards.

  • Each team member must complete a minimum of 2 lap(s) during your designated 4 hour race to qualify for team awards.
  • Each team member must complete a minimum of 3 lap(s) during your designated 6 hour race to qualify for team awards.

  • Each team member must complete a minimum of 4 lap(s) during your designated 8 hour race to qualify for team awards.

Racers Receive:

Racers receive a Tech Shirt & Medal for each athlete upon event completion. (Specific Awards TBD)

Raffle Prizes:
We will be announcing Raffle prize winners throughout the day.  Runners/ Teams who get picked for a Raffle Prize while running will have their prize put aside or delivered to their Team Tent.

RULES:

Runners cannot receive aid from their crew or others not running the race.... unless it is at the start/finish location.

Crews are welcome to help runners at the start/finish.

No pacers are allowed.

No crew members are allowed on the course but are allowed in the transition zone areas for feeding and cheering.

Bib transfers allowed for a $10 fee.

Bib numbers should be visible at all times.

No littering. Pack in, pack out.

Runners should stay on the established course or you will be disqualified.

No deferrals.

No refunds.

No dogs (or other animals)

All Races end at 3:00pm

AWARDS:

Top Male & Female Overall Runner in the (2, 4, 6 and 8 hour event)

Top Teams in the 2,4,6 and 8 hour event.
- All Male Team
- All Female Team
- Co-Ed

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