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.