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My Latest Challenge:

 

THe Mt. Taylor

WINTER QUADRATHLON

 

Elevation 11,301 

 

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About The Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon

Racers start with a 13 mile bike ride on a paved road seeing the change from desert cactus to ponderosa pine. The course winds through the streets of Grants and begins the 1800 foot climb. At the end of the paved road, bikes are parked

Racers must run the next five miles on gravel roads. The road generally starts out dry but usually runs to snow packed. This part of the course will climb 1200 feet in elevation.

Runners then turn to cross-country skis to challenge the next 1200 foot climb of the mountaineering ski course that covers two miles. During the final yards of this course you must face the notorious "HEARTBREAK HILL" that lays waiting for weary racers.

The remaining one mile climb on snowshoes gains 600 feet to reach the 11,301 foot summit of MT. TAYLOR where a person can see for over a hundred miles on a clear day.

Then the Best Part you have to turn around and race back to where you started.

At the completion of the Ultimate challenge you will have conquered 4,900 ft of elevation gain, and 43 miles and some change in exhilarating and agonizing bliss.  Are you ready for your Ultimate Challenge!


elevation

11,301 ft 35.2386° N, 107.6082° W

location

Grants, New Mexico

Coordinates 

35.2386° N, 107.6082° W

                                                                           "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."                                                                                               -Edmund Hillary



Registration 


Soloist

Contestants competes in all elements of the Bike, Run, Ski and Snowshoe

 Ages 14 and over as of 2/17/2017

$90.00 September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

$100.00 January 1, 2017 - January 31, 2017

$115.00 February 1, 2017 - February 14, 2017 (Midnight)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2017 Pair Relay

A Team of two must complete the Bike, Run, Ski and Snowshoe

in an order in which the contestants choose

but they cannot leap Frog an event.

  Ages 14 and over as of 2/17/2017

$65.00 September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

$75.00 January 1, 2017 - January 31, 2017

$90.00 February 1, 2017 - February 14, 2017 (Midnight)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2017 3-4 Person Relay

A team of 3-4 will compete in the Bike, Run, Ski, and Snowshoe.

The contestants can chose a leg of the race and compete in that event.

Person 1 Bike, Person 2 Run, Person 3 Ski, Person 4 Snowshoe.

No contestant may leap frog an event to compete in another leg.

$65.00 September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

$75.00 January 1, 2017 - January 31, 2017

$90.00 February 1, 2017 - February 14, 2017 (Midnight)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


CATEGORIES AND AWARDS


OVERALL SOLOIST


Male & Female

1st Place Overall $1,000

2nd Place Overall $500

3rd Place Overall $250

 

 

 

SOLOIST


CATEGORY AWARDS

Male & Female

1st - 2nd - 3rd

18 & Under   
19 - 29
30 - 39

40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69

70+

PAIRS AND TEAMS


CATEGORY AWARDS

Male, Female, Coed

1st - 2nd - 3rd

18 & Under   
19 - 29
30 - 39

40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69

70+


PACKET PICK-UP

February 17, 2017

Time: 3:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Location: Cibola County Convention Center

Address 515 W. High Street.

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN

February 17, 2017

Time: 3:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Location: Grants Fire Department Station 1

Address 620 W. High Street.

RACE DAY

February 18, 2017

Soloist Start Time - 8:00 A.M.

Pair/Team Start Time - 8:30 A.M.

High Carb Dinner

February 17, 2017

Time 5:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. 

The dinner is included in your entry fee. Your ticket will be in your race packet. 

The High Carb Dinner is the Annual fundraiser that supports the Grants High School Music Program.

Location: Grants High School Cafeteria

Address 500 Mountain Road.


RACE DAY


Participants/Volunteer/Spectators Shuttle Depart times 5:45-7:15a.m. (First shuttle to leave at 5:45 a.m. It is recommended if you are on a team as the snow shoer to be on the 1st departing shuttle. Shuttles will then leave approximately 15mins there after. 

Course/Road is Closed to all Traffic 7:30 a.m.

Soloist Race Starts 8:00 a.m.

Pairs and Team Race Starts 8:30 a.m.

Quad Kids Race Starts 9:00 a.m.

Solo Cut-off Time to Start Snowshoes 1:00 p.m.

Team/Pair Cut-off Time to Start Snowshoes 1:30 p.m.

All racers cut off time to start downhill bike 4:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony 5:00 p.m. 

All Equipment must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. (Back side of the convention center)


PARKING


To promote safety along the course, parking is only allowed at designated points. The entire

race course is closed to traffic at 7:30 am with the exception of shuttles. All vehicles must be

parked by 7:30am.

Parking for the Start/Finish is located near the Cibola County Complex 515 W. High St. Grants,

N.M.

Parking is available at the Bike/Run transition at the 13 mile marker on a first come basis.

NO PARKING is available for competitors or spectators at the Run/Ski transition.

Spectators are expected to stay until law enforcement permits traffic off the mountain this is for the

safety of the event.


SHUTTLES


Transportation shuttles will be available to transport competitors spectators and volunteers to the various

transition points along the course. Shuttles will depart from the Cibola County Complex from

5:45am to 7:15am. It is recommended that snow-shoers and skiers take the earliest shuttles in

order to reach their destinations on time. Depending on road and snow conditions, you may be

required to change shuttles several times along the route.

Shuttles may consist of:

  • School buses
  • Vans
  • The bed of pick-up trucks

Dress warmly and allow yourself plenty of time to reach your

destination. Return shuttles begin coming off the mountain with law enforcements permission.

Each one leaves when a sufficient number of people are aboard.

The Race will Start and End in front of the Cibola County Complex 515 W. High St. Grants, N.M.


RULES & EQUIPMENT


BIKE RULES

Cycling Helmets Are Required During The Entire Bike Race.

Each Participant Will Be Individually Responsible For Repair And Maintenance Of Their Own Bike Without Any Outside Assistance.

No Exchange Of Equipment Unless Carried Up On The Bike By The Racer.

Participants May Walk Or Carry Their Bike If Necessary.

No Drafting Allowed On The Downhill Segment.


RUN RULES

No Form Of Locomotion Other Than Running, Walking, Or Crawling Is Allowed.

No Individual Support Vehicles Or Non-Participant Escort Runners Are Allowed.


SKI RULES

Skis Must Be Worn Throughout The Entire Race. Participants Must Finish The Race With At Least One Ski On.

All Skis And Poles Must Be Checked In And Transported By The Quad To The Transition.

Skins Are Recommended And Participants Are Responsible For Removal.

Skis Must Be Worn Throughout The Entire Race. Participants Must Finish The Race With At Least One Ski On.

All Skis And Poles Must Be Checked In And Transported By The Quad To The Transition.

Skins Are Recommended And Participants Are Responsible For Removal.


SNOWSHOE RULES

The Snowshoer May Use Ski Poles.

Snowshoes Must Be Worn At All Times During The Race.

A Snowshoer Must Finish The Race With At Least One Snowshoe On.

Snowshoers Must Use A Legitimate Manufactured Snowshoe.

Snowshoers Will Be Required To Walk To The Ski/Snowshoe Transition From The Run/Ski Transition On Their Own.

Soloists And Pairs Must Carry Their Snowshoes With Them From The Ski Transition. We Are No Longer Able To Bring Snowshoes Down. You Must Carry Them While You Ski Up And Down. Most Competitors Use A Backpack.

Snowshoes Are To Be Fastened Or Contained As To Prevent Injury.

EQUIPMENT

All Equipment To Be Transported Must Be Check In By 9:00 PM On Friday. No Exceptions! Marking Of All Equipment Will Take Place At The Time You Check In And Colored Tape Will Be Provided At Equipment Check-In.

No Equipment Check-In On Race Day.

All Equipment Should Be Clearly Marked With Contestant's Color Coded Race Number. This Includes Any Items Which Will Be Separated From You During The Race (Bike, Helmet, Running Shoes, Poles, Snow Shoes, Ski Boots, Backpacks, Gloves, Hats, Jackets, Bags Of Clothing, Or Food).

Colored Tape Is Provided To Number And Identify Where Checked-In Equipment Goes To Each Transition.

SOLOIST: Bike/Run Transition: Numbered With Yellow Duct Tape Only

PAIRS: Bike/Run Transition: Numbered With White Duct Tape Only

Run/Ski Transition: Numbered With Red Duct Tape Only

Run/Ski Transition: Numbered With Green Duct Tape Only

TEAMS: Run/Ski Transition: Numbered With Blue Duct Tape Only

TWO PERSON TEAMS (Where One Person Does 3 Events:To Be Established At Time Of Check-In.)

All Skis And Poles Must Be Checked In. You Will Not Be Allowed To Carry These Items On The Shuttles.

Team Members Should Transport Their Own Equipment (With The Exception Of Skis And Poles) To The Desired Transitions By Carrying It With Them On The Shuttles.

Soloists And Pairs Must Carry Their Snow Shoes With Them From The Ski Transition. We Are No Longer Able To Bring Snowshoes Down; You Must Carry Them While You Ski Up And Down.

SOLOIST AND PAIRS:

It Is Recommended That You:

Place Your Run Up And Bike Down Gear In One Bag, Preferably One With A Zipper. The Bag Will Be Transported To The Bike/Run Transition And Placed In Numbered Racks Which Correspond To Your Race Number. Your Bike Will Also Be Located In These Numbered Racks When You Return From The Run.

Take Your Skis, Snowshoes, And A Bag With Your Run Down Gear, Food, Water, And Clothing Items And Bundle Them All Together. This Equipment Will Be Transported To The Run/Ski Transition And Placed In Numbered Racks Which Correspond To Your Race Number.

 All Equipment Must Be Retrieved By 6:00 P.M. On Race Day. Left Over Equipment Or Unclaimed Items Will Be Donated To Local Charities.



ADDITIONAL RULES


Race Number Must Be Visible At All Times.

Course Marshals And Officials Have Authority To Disqualify Participants For Any Violation Of The Rules.

Medical Personnel Have Ultimate Authority To Remove A Participant From The Race.

A Contestant Must Personally Notify And Turn In Their Race Bib To The Nearest Race Official If They Decide To Withdraw From The Race.

Good Sportsmanship Conduct Will Be Demanded Of All Contestants.

Participants Will Be Required To Pass Through Timing Chutes At Each Transition.

Pairs Are A Two-Member Entry.

Teams Consist Of Three Or Four Members.

During The Race, No Transportation Of Any Type Will Be Provided Or Allowed Between Transition Points

NO LEAPFROGGING.

All Transfer Of Personnel Within A Pair Or Team Must Be Done At Transition Sites.

Any Contestant Within A Team Or Pair May Continue A Part Of The Race As Long As Their Participation Is Continuous And Does Not Violate The Leap Frogging Provision.

You the contestant are responsible for your well-being while waiting on your teammate at a transition.  The Quad volunteers will do their best to ensure your safety as priority but it is not their job to cater to you at this time. 

We do allow campfires in our transitions for volunteers and competitors to stay warm.  Remember if you are not racing or competing standing around can get very cold for some people so if the Smoke bothers you, we are sorry but a fire is an essential part of keeping people warm.    

The course is closed from 8-5 so if you drive your vehicle up the course. You will have to wait until course official’s deem it safe to move on the course. Please be patient.

No Pets On The Course.

HEARTBREAK HILL

HEARTBREAK HILL


WEATHER


The Weather In February Can Be Extremely Unpredictable And Can Change Drastically Throughout The Day. We Encourage Athletes To Prepare For A Wide Variation In Temperature, Wind Chill Factors, And Precipitation.We Have Had Race Days Where The Temperature Has Been In The High 50s With Minimal Winds And No Precipitation. We Have Also Had Days Where The Temperature Was In The Low 40s With Wind Chill Below Zero On The Face Of The Mountain.

Whiteout Conditions Can Exist On The Top Half Of The Mountain.

Course Conditions May Mean Exposed Rocks, Tree Roots, Cattle Guard, Etc. We Cannot Be Responsible For The Damage Caused By These And Other Road Hazards To Yourself Or Equipment. Please Choose Appropriate Race Equipment!

Plan For These Changes In Temperatures By Layering Your Clothing, So You Can Make Adjustments Along The Way. It Is Helpful To Have Extra Clothing, Gloves, Hats, And Jackets At Each Of The Transition Points.

A Contingency Plan Is In Place Provided The Mountain Lacks Enough Snow On Race Day.

If We Cannot Host The Race Due To Severe Weather, We Will Update Our Website/Facebook/Etc. As Soon As We Know.

There Will Not Be Any Refunds Due To Acts Of God.


Course Maps


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About Quad Kids

Quad Kids Has Been Developed For The Younger Generations To See And Be Part Of The Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon When They Are Older.  As The Kids Learn About The Quad And Race In Quad Kids It Will Give Them The Motivation In Years To Come To One-Day Race In The Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon. Quad Kids Consists Of Boys And Girls Categories Ranging In Ages From 3 To 12 Year Olds. The Quad Kids Bike/Run On A Designated Course In The Downtown Area Of Grants.  


QUAD KIDS REGISTRATION


PRE-RACE REGISTRATION FEBRUARY 17, 2017 - 5:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M. - CIBOLA CONVENTION CENTER          

                RACE DAY REGISTRATION FEBRUARY 18, 2017 7:45 A.M. TO 8:30 A.M. CIBOLA CONVENTION CENTER          

 ENTRY FEE PER CHILD IS $10.00

INCLUDED WITH ENTRY FEE

 QUAD KIDS T-SHIRT AND FINISHER MEDAL


THE AGE GROUPS/RACE AWARDS CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: 

BOYS & GIRLS

3-4 YEAR OLDS

5-6 YEAR OLDS

7-8 YEAR OLDS

9-10 YEAR OLDS

11-12 YEAR OLDS

RACE DAY FEBRUARY 18, 2017

START & FINISH

FRONT OF THE CIBOLA COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER

RACE TIMES (TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE)

3-4 YEAR OLDS - 9:00 A.M.

5-6 YEAR OLDS - 9:15 A.M.

7-8 YEAR OLDS - 9:30 A.M.

9-10 YEAR OLDS - 9:45 A.M.

11-12 YEAR OLDS - 10:00 A.M.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Race headquarters

CIBOLA COUNTY CHAMBER
100 IRON ST
GRANTS, NM 87020

 
 

Contact Us

MAILING ADDRESS

MT. TAYLOR WINTER QUADRATHLON

P.O. Box 85

Grants, N.M. 8020

PHONE     1-505-287-4802

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