Bike, Run, Ski, Snowshoe

  • 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 and 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.
The race is only half over. You must reverse the four events and race the 22 miles back to the start/finish line in Grants - a total of 43 miles.
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REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

REGISTRATION FEE

No refunds, transfers

or rain checks.  

Register Here!

Soloists Entry Fees are as follows:  

$90.00 Now until August 31, 2015

$95.00 September 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015

$100.00 December 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

$110.00 January 1, 2016 - February 8, 2016

Last Day to Register as a Soloist will be on February 8, 2016 - Noon 

 

Pair/Team Entry Fees are as follows:  

$50.00 Now until August 31, 2015

$55.00 September 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015

$65.00 December 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

$75.00 January 1, 2016 - February 8, 2016

Last Day to Register as a Pair/Team will be on February 8, 2016 - Noon

  • No Registration after February 8, 2016 - Noon

  • No refunds, transfers, or rain checks. 

Included with Entry Fee

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Use of Timing Chip Bracelet Provided By Championship of the Rockies
  • Pre-race High Carb Dinner
  • 2016 QUAD T-SHIRT
  • Meal Voucher 
  • Oranges-Bananas/stations, Port-A-Potties, 1st aid stations along the route
  • The best volunteer support groups in the country!

RACE CATEGORIES

Soloist Male & Female
Pairs: Male, Female, Mixed
Teams of 3 or 4  Male, Female, Mixed

AGE CATEGORIES

18 & under 
19 - 29
30 - 39

 

40 - 49
50 - 59
60+


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Itinerary will be available soon. Please check back for updates.

All activities start at the Cibola County Complex 515 W. High St, Grants, NM

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 and spectators to the various transition points along the course. Shuttles will depart from the Cibola County Complex from 6:00am to 7:00am. It is recommended that snow-shoers and skiers take the earliest shuttles inorder 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, or the back 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 enforcement's permission. Each one leaves when a sufficient number of people are aboard.

 

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.

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.
  • 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 may 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.
  • No pets on the course.

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.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

To retrieve your race equipment after the race, present your race bib to the equipment official. All equipment must be retrieved by 5:30 pm on Saturday. Left over equipment or unclaimed items will be donated to local charities.Oranges, bananas & gels will be provided on the mountain.


TIMING INFORMATION

ChampionChip of the Rockies, (timing company based out of Colorado Springs, CO.) will coordinate the timing for this year's race. ChampionChip of the Rockies uses a worldwide standard timing system for running events, triathlons and other multi-sporting events. Each soloist receives a timing chip. Each pair and team must share the timing chip. There will be an added charge for a lost chip.

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