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Thumper & Break up Adventure Race

Milford, KS, US
Mar 10, 2012

Type: Adventure Racing - Regional

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Thumper & Break up Adventure Race
Presented by Manhattan Running Co
March 10th, 2012
DIVISIONS (3 person Co-Ed teams are the official divisions for prizes)
solo, 2 or 3 person teams (Co-Ed, all male or female teams). Two distances to choose from:
3-5hr or 8-12hr . . . OR do both?! If you're fast, you MIGHT make both courses in one day.

Break Up: North Face gear prizes from the Manhattan Running Company and future race
discounts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. LA "medal" mugs.
Thumper: Future race discounts and LA "medal" mugs.

Obviously, it's an Adventure--too many details would spoil that. But in general, there will be
navigation, canoing, trekking (running or hiking) and mountain biking. The team that completes all
the checkpoints (or more than other teams) with the fastest time will win the race. There will be
several checkpoints that are mandatory (transition areas), but most are not--meaning a team could
choose to skip checkpoints and shorten the course for themselves and still have an official finish--
though probably not place in the top 10.

Both courses are unsupported, you will have access ONLY to the gear, food and drink that you have
on your bike or in your pack. Plan accordingly.

The navigation will require plotting of UTMs on a 1:24000 Topo map (except Thumper UTMs will
already be plotted on map), basic understanding of terrain features and distance measure. There
will be very few rules of travel, teams will choose their own route/strategy (with mode of travel
specified for checkpoints).

Registration includes: navigation class (3/4), watercraft/ropes gear rental, topo maps, tshirts, post
race dinner (baked potatoes/sweet potatoes, BBQ beef, brownies, chips, BYOB) and awards.
Unfortunately no showers are available at the start/finish.

Thumper (3-5hr Sprint) Information
Registration (closes 3/1/12)
Solo: Early $50 until 2/1; Normal $65 until 3/1.
(Kayaks provided for solos--or can bring own kayak)
2-3 person teams: Early $40/person until 2/1; Normal $55/person until 3/1.
(2 and 3 person teams provided 1 canoe for each team).

Race Check In and Pre-Race Meeting
Thumper teams can choose to check in on Friday night or Saturday. Whichever check in
your teams chooses, ALL team members MUST be present before race packet is given.
Friday check in is 3/9, 6-7pm, Milford City Building
OR Saturday check in at the race start (North Timber Creek, Wakefield, KS), 11:30am-12:
30pm (ONLY during this 1 hour, no early or late check in on Saturday).
Pre-race meeting at 1:30pm on Saturday, show up to the meeting with all gear ready to race!

Bike Drop: None, bring bikes to the start.

Gear Check: On the course, make sure you have required items or face penalties. All
racers MUST bring their working headlamp to the pre-race meeting.

Race Start, Finish and Awards Locations and Times
Start 1:45pm; Expected Finish 5pm to 7pm; Awards 7pm--all locations North Timber Creek.

Break Up (8-12hr Adventure) Information
Registration-Closes 3/1/12
Solo: Early $80 until 2/1; Normal $95 until 3/1 (requires race resume prior to registration).
2-3 person teams: Early $75/person until 2/1; Normal $90/person until 3/1.
USARA dues for Break Up (separate fee) $8 paid at check in (qualifying race).

Race Check In and Pre-Race Meeting
Check in on Friday, 3/9, 6-7pm, Milford City Building
All team members MUST be present to get your race packet.
Pre-race meeting will be at 7pm.

BIKE DROP--You can leave all bike related gear secured to your bikes at Kansas
Landscape Arboretum on 3/10 from 5:00am-5:45am.

GEAR CHECK--On the course (penalties of 1 hr per missing gear will be applied--no
exceptions). All racers must be wearing working headlamp at start.

Race Start, Finish and Awards Locations and Times-T
Start 6:15am; Expected Finish 2pm-7pm; Awards 7pm--all locations North Timber Creek.

Hotel/Camping Info:
South Timber Creek Campground has free camping (no showers)
Clay County Park, Wakefield (showers available)
Acorns Resort (cabins), Milford, KS

VOLUNTEERS and/or STAFF needed for Checkpoints
Qualifications are: Positive attitude, over 16 yrs old, dependable, own transportation, able to
commit to date/times. See what you can give, learn and gain as a volunteer.

Volunteers receive:
8 hrs, tshirt,award dinner, $55 off future reg
12 hrs, tshirt, award dinner, $75 off future reg
20 hrs, tshirt, award dinner, $100 off future reg


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