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Short Track Relay

A SPICY LITTLE SPRINT

Ambitious teams of two take on the dirt, grass, and pavement of Vail in this short track speedy relay.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

fRIDAY, June 5

9:30am*

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Wednesday, June 3 at 11pm.

*Times subject to change

The Mountain Games Short Track Relay is a fast, fun and crowd-friendly cycling event. It consists of two-person teams racing on a combination of dirt road, short single track, grass, and pavement. Only one rider per team is on the course at any time and riders must exchange in the designated exchange area each lap.

Times
FRIDAY, June 5

Junior Men (U18) – 9:30am*
Junior Women (U18) – 9:30am*
Mixed Juniors (U18) – 9:30am*

Men 18-39 – 10:15am*
Mixed 18-39 – 10:15am*

Men 40+ – 11:15am*
Mixed 40+ – 11:15am*

Women 18-39 – 12:15pm*
Women 40+ – 12:15pm*

Pro/Elite – 1:15pm*
Pro/Elite – 1:15pm*
Mixed Pro/Elite – 1:15pm*

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Wednesday, June 3 at 11pm.

*Times subject to change

RACE CATEGORIES:
CategoryDuration (Mins.)Start Time*
Junior Men (U18)309:30 AM
Junior Women (U18)309:30 AM
Mixed Juniors (U18)309:30 AM
Men 18-394510:15 AM
Mixed 18-394510:15 AM
Mixed 40+4511:15 AM
Men 40+4511:15 AM
Women 18-394512:15 PM
Women 40+4512:15 PM
Pro/Elite/UMC Men601:15 PM
Pro/Elite/UMC Women601:15 PM
Mixed Pro/Elite/UMC601:15 PM

*Times subject to change

COMPETITION:
  • The 2020 Mountain Games Short Track Relay will be a fast, fun and crowd-friendly cycling event. It will consist of two-person teams. Only one rider per team is on the course at any time and rider must exchange in the designated exchange area each lap.
  • Teams will be ranked by category based upon number of laps completed in their wave duration.
    The course will be a combination of dirt road, short single track, grass and pavement. The final course (variable due to snowmelt) will have length of 5-8 minutes for elites, 6-10 minutes for amateurs.
  • The course will be a closed format and will primarily be in the Golden Peak area with a short extension to Mountain Plaza (see event map, subject to change).
  • The course will best suited to XC and cyclocross bikes, but a rider can also be competitive on a gravel or trail bike. Riders can use enduro bikes as well, but may be at a disadvantage given terrain.
  • The exchange area will be located near Race City in Golden Peak, and an exact map of the exchange area will be posted prior to June 1, 2020.
Rules

PRICE

REGISTRATION LAUNCH // February 5 – April 4, 2020
$40 – Juniors (U18)
$50 – Men, Women & Mixed Teams 18-39 & 40+
$75 – Pro/Elite Men, Women & Mixed Teams

EARLY BIRD // April 5 – May 26, 2020
$45 – Juniors (U18)
$55 – Men, Women & Mixed Teams 18-39 & 40+
$80 – Pro/Elite Men, Women & Mixed Teams

EVENT PRICING // May 27 – June 7, 2020
$55 – Juniors (U18)
$65 – Men, Women & Mixed Teams 18-39 & 40+
$90 – Pro/Elite Men, Women & Mixed Teams


PAYOUT

TOTAL PURSE: $9,000

MEN – (Pro/Elite – per team)
1st – $1,500
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500

WOMEN – (Pro/Elite – per team)
1st – $1,500
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500

MIXED TEAM – (Pro/Elite – per team)
1st – $1,500
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500


PRIZES

First place male, female, and mixed team Pro category finishers will win YETI merchandise!

Price & Prizes
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Course map to be posted the week of the event.