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The Captain Myles Keogh Paddle, Wheel, & Run


Great Race 44





General Race Rules and Important Information

Race Day Instructions

Note: Registration closes at 5PM, Friday, August 12

Packet Pick-up is Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Auburn YMCA, and Sunday morning from 7 AM to 9AM at Emerson Park

This is a Relay Team Triathlon

Team Relay Races of Runners, Bikers, and Paddlers (Canoe, Kayak, or Paddleboard)



For those who still need to: Sign The Waiver

Boss

Canoe Teams


Runner - 4 miles
Biker - 20 kilometers
2 person Canoe - 2.5 miles

Boss

Kayak Teams


Runner - 4 miles
Biker - 20 kilometers
1 person Kayak - 2.5 miles

Boss

Tandem Teams


Runner - 4 miles
Biker - 20 kilometers
Both must Canoe - 2.5 miles


New Category! Solo Division -

In response to interested racers, paddleboarders, we are offering a Solo Division. Run/Bike/Paddle

K-2 Team division

4 Person teams: Runner, Biker, and 2 Paddlers with a 2-Person Kayak.

Standup Paddleboard Division -

3 person Paddleboard Teams, no age groups.


General Race Rules

  • Early online registration will result in an advantageous position in the run to bike and bike to canoe changeover zones.
  • All racers must complete a liability waiver by signing the registration form or signing online.
  • If you need to make a change to your team roster, follow these Team Roster Change Rules
  • Bikers: Take Note! The bike course closes at noon. ALL bikes must be back to the changeover zone by noon!
  • No E bikes or powered bikes are allowed.
  • Canoes are only allowed in the Canoe categories and kayaks are only allowed in the Kayak categories.
  • The Solo division is open to Canoes, Kayaks, or Paddleboards.
  • Run and bike splits will be timed by an electronic chip timing system which will record your finish times. These must be worn to receive a finish time.
  • There are no age group categories in the Family and Corporate categories.
  • All teams must enter in one of the team categories. However, the top teams in each race will place in the Open Division (see below), regardless of category.
  • The average of all team members' ages on race day determines the age group.
  • Canoeists: No double ended paddles allowed. Paddlers who do not wear life jackets will be disqualified.
  • Canoeists: All canoes must meet U.S. Canoe Association competition specifications for either Pro Boats (3x27) or Competition Cruisers (4x32).
  • Kayaks: Double ended paddles required. Paddlers who do not wear life jackets will be disqualified. The race committee reserves the right to require paddlers to wear their life jackets.
  • Note to runners and cyclists: Walking is not a cause for disqualification.
  • Cyclists: Approved bike helmets are required for all cyclists. Cyclists without helmets will be disqualified.
  • Tandem racers: Each participant must either run or bike and both must canoe together.
  • All racers and especially tandem and solo racers: Each participant is responsible for his or her own equipment
  • All racers must show proof of age to redeem beverage tickets for beer. Bring your ID!

More detailed race day rules and specific team instructions will be avaliable soon

Awards Categories

Open Awards


4 Person Canoe Divisions: Open Awards will be given to the first 3 four person teams in the canoe race.

3 Person Kayak Divisions: There will be 3 Open Awards in the kayak division.

Tandem Division: There will be 3 Open division awards in the tandem division.

Teams placing in the Open division will not place in the age group categories below. That is, there will be no duplication of awards.

Additionally, age group awards for all divisions will be awarded as shown below.

Awards in Team age group categories

Awards will be made to the top 3 teams in each category. The average (whole number) of all team members' ages on race day determines the age group. For example, a 4 person team of 3 women and one man, ages 40, 40, 40 and 39 have an average age of 39.75. That team would be in the Mixed 18-39 category (not 40-59).

Four Person (Canoe) Teams


Male

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up

Female

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up

Mixed

1 person of opposite sex

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up


Family

Siblings with at least one parent or grandparent
No age or sex categories

Corporate Challenge

4 full-time employees from the same company
No age or sex categories

 


Three Person (Kayak) Teams


Kayak Division Male

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up

Kayak Division Female

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up

Kayak Division Mixed

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up


New Kayak Family category : Child or children from the same nuclear family plus at least 1 parent or grandparent


Two Person (Tandem): Runner, Biker, both must canoe


Tandem Male

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up

Tandem Female

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up

Tandem Mixed

Under 18
18 - 39
40 - 59
60 & up


New Category! Solo Division -

In response to interested racers, paddleboarders, we are offering a Solo Division. Run/Bike/Paddle

K-2 Team division

4 Person teams: Runner, Biker, and 2 Paddlers with a 2-Person Kayak, all ages/ genders.

Standup Paddleboard Division -

3 person Paddleboard Teams, all ages/ genders.

Memorial Awards

These special memorial awards will be presented on Great Race Day to honor athletes in the race and supporters of the race:



  • The Jule Verdi Award, presented to the first 4 person (canoe) team.
  • The Bill Michaels Award , presented to the first female and first male runner to finish.
  • The Brian Hanley Memorial Award, presented to the first all female 4 person (canoe) team.
  • The Geri Read Award, presented to the first all female 3 person (Kayak) team.
  • The Paul Ringwood Senior Memorial Award, presented to the first place finisher in the Family Category in the canoe race.
  • The Newman Award, presented to the oldest (average age) 4 person canoe team to finish.
  • The Bonnie Foster Dello Stritto Award, presented to the youngest team to finish the race (canoe or kayak).
  • The "Big John" Connors Award, presented to an outstanding Great Race volunteer or group of volunteers.
  • The Frank Ruggiero Memorial Scholarship awarded to a deserving college bound Great Race athlete or volunteer.

Team fee and Registration information
Photos
2019 and earlier Photos from Pat Handrick photography
Race location
Location Map
Location via Google Maps.

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