RAID THE HAMMER ADVENTURE RUN
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2017 (HAMILTON, ON)
The Hamilton (aka the Hammer) region has a rich long distance running history as the home of North America's oldest road running race and the hometown of many past winners of the Boston marathon and Canadian Olympian runners. The Raid the Hammer Adventure Run builds on this running history by combining road running, trail running, navigation, and trekking together into Ontario's gnarliest running race. Teams of three can expect lots of mud, rock and calf killing climbs as they Raid the Hammer.
Ancaster High School (TBC)
The Raid the Hammer follows our classic point-to-point adventure format. Teams can choose between or Raid or Half-Raid point-to-point race course options. The course route is not known until teams pick up their race kits on the morning of the race.
RAID: This course is a 24-28 km course that involves intermediate trail running, trekking skills and endurance, and intermediate to advanced navigation skills. Teams of 3 can expect to take 3-6 hours to complete the course with most teams finishing in 5 hours. Teams are required to carry personal and team gear, and there are normally several food and aid stations on the course. Choose among the following RAID categories: Coed, Male, Female, Masters (average teammate age 45 or more).
HALF-RAID: This course is approximately half the distance of the full Raid, a 12-14 km course that includes many of the same elements. Intermediate trail running, trekking skills and endurance and beginner to intermediate navigation skills are recommended. Teams of three can expect to take 2-4 hours to complete the course with most teams finishing in 3 hours. Teams are required to carry personal and team gear, and there are normally several food and aid stations on the course. This is a great course for juniors, teams that are new to the sport and experienced racers looking for a shorter distance than the full Raid. Choose between the following HALF-RAID categories: Open, Junior (ages 13-18).
RULES & REQUIRED GEAR
All participants are required to review the DontGetLost Adventure Running Series rules
and carry the required gear
during the race. All teams are required to hand in a completed waiver
The official training event for this year's race is the Peak-2-Peak Adventure Run
on Sunday, October 30. The Peak-2-Peak Adventure Run includes many of the same adventure running and navigation skills that will be tested in the Raid the Hammer Adventure Run. Train as a team or train on your own.
|07:30 - 08:20
||Raid race kit pick-up
||08:30 - 09:30
||Half-Raid race kit pick-up
|08:20 - 08:30
||Raid pre-race briefing (NEW TIME!)
||Half-Raid pre-race briefing
||Bus departure to start (NEW TIME!)
||Bus departure to start of Half-Raid
||Raid race start time
||Half-Raid race start time
||First teams to finish Raid
||First teams to finish Half-Raid
||Raid awards ceremony
||Half-Raid awards ceremony
||Raid race course closes
||Half-Raid race course closes
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE
|Cost per team
(by Sep 21)
(by Oct 26)
(by Nov 9)
Entry fee includes HST, park entrance fee, copies of all race maps for each participant, timing chip rental, post-race hot food, and Fox River race swag. Entry fee does not include online transaction charge. Refund policy
AWARDS & PRIZES
This race is so awesome it will knock your socks off and leave them muddy and ripped and torn. So thanks to support from Fox River, all participants will receive a free pair of running socks after the race. We 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.
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