Ball's Falls Conservation Area, 3292 Sixth Avenue, Jordon (Lincoln) ON L0R 1S0
*no pets permitted at race headquarters or on course.
barrier to early explorers in Ontario. Steep cliffs, rocky ground, and large creeks also made navigation difficult for these adventurers.The Raid the Rib Adventure Run takes place on the Niagara Escarpment so participants can expect lots of technical running and some interesting navigational challenges.
The 2017 Raid the Rib returns to Niagara Region for the 1st time since 2012. As with that year's event we're again featuring a linear race along beautiful sections of the Escarpment, including areas we've never before used for a Raid! We'll be in high waterfall season and the course will feature several of Niagara's finest, so team photo ops will abound. (Nope, taking the Maid of the Mist will not be a viable option!) We will also be continuing our fine tradition of the post race BBQ so you'll have one more reason to push hard to
Raid the Rib 2017 will use a modified format from the "Choose Your Adventure" format used in the last couple
of years, combining a point to point format (the "classic" format of races such as Raid the Hammer) with the CYA approach. (Think of a backbone with ribs! The "backbone" will be mandatory and form the minimum requirement for completing the race; the ribs will be optional navigation and/or physical terrain challenges worth points depending on difficulty and distance. Team finishing with the highest points within the time limit wins.) The race is team based - teams of 3 have a choice between Raid and Half Raid race options as described below. There MAY be remote starts with participants bused to the start location. The course route itself is not known until teams pick up their race kits.
RAID: The course will have teams of three racing over a 5 hour time limit, on a course that involves intermediate trail running and trekking skills and intermediate to advanced navigation skills. Yep, we've added a full hour to the time limit from the last couple of years to give you that much extra opportunity to max your points! (However, the winning team will still be expected to clean the course and cross the finish line in the standard 3 to 3 1/2 hr time frame.) Teams have up to five hours to run the "backbone" and complete as many of the optional "ribs" presented along the way. Each of the optional challenges will be rated as green, blue, black diamond and double black diamond difficulty depending on the physical and navigation skills needed to find the checkpoint.
Teams are required to carry personal and team gear and there will be two aid stations on the course.
Choose between the following RAID categories: Coed, Male, Female, Masters (average age over 45).
HALF-RAID: This course is roughly half the distance of the full raid course, with a 3 hour time limit. The Half Raid course will follow the same format as the Raid, with a (shorter) mandatory "backbone" run on the Escarpment complimented with optional challenges ("ribs") presented and rated in a similar manner. Green, blue, black diamond and double black diamond symbols on the map will indicate the difficulty of each optional challenge. Teams must complete at a minimum the "backbone" and will receive points for each "rib" completed. Intermediate trail running and trekking ability and beginner to intermediate navigation skills are recommended. Teams are required to carry personal and team gear and there will be an aid station on the course. The Half Raid is a great option for juniors, teams that are new to the sport and experienced racers that are looking for a shorter race than the full raid distance.
Choose between the following HALF-RAID categories: Open-Half, Junior (ages 13-18).
RULES & REQUIRED GEAR
All participants are required to review the DontGetLost Adventure Running Series RAID Rules
and carry the RAID Required Gear
during the race. All teams are required to hand in a completed waiver during registration.
The maps do not include a legend on them. Print this legend
and bring it with you on race day if you are not famliar with our detailed adventure running maps.
|07:30 - 08:45
||Raid race kit pick-up
||08:45 - 09:45
||Half-Raid race kit pick-up
|08:45 - 09:00
||Raid pre-race briefing
||09:45 - 10:00
||Half-Raid pre-race briefing
|09:00 - 09:10
||Raid - load buses to start
||10:00 - 10:10
||Half Raid - load buses to start
||Raid race start time
||Half-Raid race start time
|12:30 - 13:00
||Expected Raid 1st team finish
||12:00 - 12:30
||Expected Half Raid 1st team finish
||Raid 5-hour time limit
||Half-Raid 3-hour time limit
|13:00 - 15:30
||13:00 - 14:30
||Raid awards, draw prizes
||Half-Raid awards, draw prizes
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE
|Cost per team
(by February 16)
(by March 30)
(by April 13)
Entry fee includes HST, park entrance fee, copies of all race maps for each participant, timing chip rental, post-race hot food, and race swag from our sponsors. Entry fee does not include online transaction charge. Refund policy
DontGetLost Adventure Running is a not for profit organization. All proceeds from our events are used to support our Adventure Running Kids program as well as mapping activities supporting all event, clinic, and youth programs.
AWARDS & PRIZES
This year we're offering a free race technical T shirt to each participant. Please include your Tshirt size when registering. Note that entries received close to the race may not be able to specify shirt size due to the need to order in advance so please enter early! We will also have lots of draw prizes from our sponsors. Awards will be given to the first place team in all categories and to the top 3 teams in all categories with at least 10 entries.
DontGetLost Adventure Running is a not-for-profit organization and the success of our races relies on the wonderful support we get from our volunteers. We require 15-20 volunteers for each race. There are many benefits to being a DontGetLost Adventure Running Series volunteer including: having fun, get free race swag, enjoy the outdoors, learn about the sport (a great way to start), build management experience, free post-race food, and it counts towards highschool student volunteer curriculum. If you are interested in volunteering contact Cassie (Cassie at dontgetlost dot ca).
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