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Short Track Relay

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A SPICY LITTLE SPRINT

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

fRIDAY, June 7

9:30am

COURSE MAP

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Wednesday, June 5 at 11pm

REGISTER EARLY! The first 5 teams to register will receive 2 (one per teammate) $50 Sweet Protection or Craniologie gift cards! Once the first 5 teams register, each team after will receive an exclusive 20% discount to sweetprotection.com!

The 2019 Mountain Games Short Track Relay will be a fast, fun and crowd-friendly cycling event. It will consist 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 rider must exchange in the designated exchange area each lap.

Times
FRIDAY, June 7

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 5 at 11pm

REGISTER EARLY! The first 5 teams to register will receive 2 (one per teammate) $50 Sweet Protection or Craniologie gift cards! Once the first 5 teams register, each team after will receive an exclusive 20% discount to sweetprotection.com!

RACE CATEGORIES:

30min Duration:
Junior Men (U18)
Junior Women (U18)
Mixed Juniors (U18)

45min Duration:
Men 18-39
Mixed 18-39
Men 40+
Mixed 40+
Women 18-39
Women 40+

60min Duration:
Pro/Elite
Pro/Elite
Mixed Pro/Elite

COMPETITION:
  • The 2019 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, 2019.
Rules
Results

RESULTS

 

PRICE

REGISTRATION LAUNCH // February 6 – April 5, 2019
$40 – Juniors (U18)
$50 – Men, Women & Mixed Teams 18-39 & 40+
$75 – Pro/Elite Men, Women & Mixed Teams

EARLY BIRD // April 6 – May 27, 2019
$45 – Juniors (U18)
$55 – Men, Women & Mixed Teams 18-39 & 40+
$80 – Pro/Elite Men, Women & Mixed Teams

EVENT PRICING // May 28 – June 9, 2019
$55 – Juniors (U18)
$65 – Men, Women & Mixed Teams 18-39 & 40+
$90 – Pro/Elite Men, Women & Mixed Teams

REGISTER EARLY! The first 5 teams to register will receive 2 (one per teammate) $50 Sweet Protection or Craniologie gift cards! Once the first 5 teams register, each team after will receive an exclusive 20% discount to sweetprotection.com!


PAYOUT

TOTAL PURSE: $9,000

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

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

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


PRIZES

First place male, female, and mixed team Pro category finishers will win a YETI Panga 50!

Price & Prizes