RAID THE HAMMER ADVENTURE RUN

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2016 (HAMILTON, ON)

LOCATION
TBA
*no pets permitted at race headquarters or on course.
 
DESCRIPTION
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

COURSE OPTIONS
The Raid the Hammer follows a unique format in the DontGetLost Adventure Running Series in that it adopts 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 includes intermediate trail running and trekking skills and endurance and intermediate to advanced navigation skills. Teams of 3 can expect to take 3 to 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 between the following RAID categories: Coed, Male, Female, Masters (average age over 45).

HALF-RAID: This course is approximately half the distance of the full raid (12-14 km) course that includes many of the same elements of the full raid. Intermediate trail running and trekking skills and endurance and beginner to intermediate navigation skills are recommended. Teams of 3 can expect to take 2 to 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 that are looking for a shorter race than the full raid distance. Choose between the following HALF-RAID categories: Open-Half, Juniors (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 during registration.
 
TRAINING
The official training event for this year's race is the Peak-2-Peak Adventure Run. The Peak-2-Peak Adventure Run includes many of the same adventure running navigation and running skills that will be tested in the Raid the Hammer Adventure Run. Train as a team or train on your own. Sign up for the free pre-event navigation clinic before the Peak-2-Peak starts!
 
RACE-DAY SCHEDULE
RAID     HALF-RAID  
07:30 - 08:30 Raid race kit pick-up   08:30 - 09:30 Half-Raid race kit pick-up
08:30 - 08:45 Raid pre-race briefing   09:30-09:45 Half-Raid pre-race briefing
08:45 Bus departure to start of Raid   09:45 Bus departure to start of Half-Raid
09:15 Raid race start time   10:15 Half-Raid race start time
12:15 First teams to finish Raid   11:45 First teams to finish Half-Raid
14:15 Raid awards ceremony   13:15 Half-Raid awards ceremony
16:00 Raid race course closes   15:15 Half-Raid race course closes
 
 
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE
Cost per team
EARLY
(by Sep 22)
REGULAR
(by Oct 27)
 LATE 
(by Nov 10)  
RAID $185 $205 $225
HALF-RAID $170 $190 $210
JUNIORS $70 $90 $110
 
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. The entry fee also includes a 2015 DontGetLost Adventure Running membership (operated by Golden Horseshoe Orienteering Inc.) to cover race insurance. For more registration information contact our Raid the Hammer registrar: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
AWARDS & PRIZES
This race is so awesome it will knock your socks off and leave them muddy and ripped and torn. So thanks to the 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.

VOLUNTEERS
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 the Race Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
DONTGETLOST CLOTHING
DONTGETLOST has great buffs, t-shirts and hoodies for sale. You can add DGL gear to your race entry and pick it up at the race!
 
CONTACT
For team name, category and team members changes/updates contact our registrar: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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SPONSORS
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