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One last race update for our upcoming Rope Mill Duathlon and Trail Run...if you are participating in the duathlon see COURSE FLOW/TRANSITION AREA SETUP below. This event is rain or shine, but may be modified if we have excessive rain (as of now weather is looking good). Consider checking in early on Thursday night (details below) so you have more time on Saturday morning. I have also included all the info sent in the previous race update so you have it.

COURSE FLOW/TRANSITION AREA SETUP

Solos: ensure your pin-on number is pinned to the front of your body and the cardboard number is mounted on the handlebar of your bike. Teams: ensure pin-on number is pinned on front of RUNNER, and cardboard number is mounted on handlebar of bike for RIDER. 3 Person Teams: ensure you switch the bike number to the second rider's bike while your runner is out.

Duathlon participants will start the race on bike. There will be start corrals marked along the concrete path that correspond to your start wave. You need to exit the Transition Area by 8:45 and head to start staging. YOU CAN VIEW YOUR START WAVE HERE. Your wave number will be written on your number plate. You will be released in waves and complete the Mill Trails CW.

As riders return from Bike Leg 1 on the Mill Trails, you will need to dismount your bike in the grass just past the bridge and run through the small ditch into the Transition Area. There will be signs that say DISMOUNT HERE. You must dismount and run your bike into the TA.

Once in the transition area, solos will rack their bike and then head out the back of the TA onto Explorer and complete the run loop CCW. For teams, the rider needs to physically tag their runner before the runner can head out. Teams should also re-rack their bikes while waiting. You must keep the aisles of the TA clear and team riders need to wear a face covering while waiting in the TA for their runner to return.

Once back from the run, solos retrieve their bike from the racks and they need to RUN it out of the TA (no riding in TA) across the small wooden bridge, back towards the finish arch. Once across the bridge, you can get back on the bike and ride through the finish arch, through the circle parking lot and onto Avalanche Trail CCW (This will all be marked). For teams, the returning runner needs to tag the rider before the rider can leave the TA, also RUNNING their bike across the wooden bridge. The main aisle of the TA leading to the wooden bridge needs to be kept clear so Team riders should not unrack their bike until they see their runner heading back in.

Once riders complere bike leg 2 on Avalanche CCW, they will finish via the big hill behind the pavilion and ride through the finish.

No spectators in the TA - encourage them to watch elsewhere.

Once solos/teams finish the race, you may not exit TA over the wooden bridge when done as you will interfere with finishing traffic. You must exit out the back of TA or through the woods on side.

MASK REQUIREMENTS:

Masks/Face Coverings are required for check-in. They are requred in the TRANSITION AREA (TA) PRE-race and POST-race while you are setting up/gathering your gear as it will be crowded. They are required in the transition area for teammates waiting for their runner/biker to come in (TIP - STUFF A MASK IN YOUR JERSEY POCKET BEFORE THE RACE). Once you tag your teammate and are racing, face coverings are not required. Solo racers do not need to wear a face covering while passing through the TA during the race. Once you set up your gear in the TA, please take your bike and go hang out elsewhere to minimize crowding in the TA. Face coverings are recommended at staging, awards, bathroom line, etc. Please maintain 6' spacing. Your cooperation helps ensure that the City of Woodstock will allow us to keep having events and we want you all to stay healthy!

CHECK-IN

▪ Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to packet pickup CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER You may pick up someone else's number ONLY IF YOU BRING A WAIVER SIGNED BY THEM.
▪ Optional early packet pickup is outdoors at OUTSPOKIN BICYCLES: 3422 Sixes Rd #110, Canton, GA 30114 on Thursday 11/12 from 4 to 7 pm. Only one person/family group up at the table at a time. If there is a line, please wait at a cone in front of the table and maintain 10' spacing between groups. You will receive your race bib and swag at this time. Hand sanitizer will be available. I'm asking that EVERYONE wear a mask/face covering to packet pickup for the safety of my family and volunteers...we will be doing the same for you. If you check in early, you can go straight to the start on Saturday morning. (RECOMMENDED)
▪ No race day distance changes or participant swaps - No rider adds/transfers past this point as we have our hands full with getting everything else ready for you all.
▪ Saturday Check-in hours are from 7 am to 8:30 am on Saturday morning. When you arrive, parking volunteers will direct you where to park, which will be in one of 3 locations depending on when you arrive. If you arrive later, be prepared to park at the Kirk Rudy office and jog/ride the 1/2 mile down the road to the start. Leave yourself enough time to check-in and get to the start. We will have a bag drop area near the pavilion for trail run only participants or you can leave items in the transition area so you do not have to go back to your car until after the race. PRO TIP: PUT ALL YOUR GEAR IN A BACKPACK SO ITS EASY TO CARRY
▪ Proceed to appropriate check-in line with waiver. Only one person/family group at each table at a time. If there is a line, please wait at a cone in front of your respective table and maintain 10' spacing between groups. You will receive your race bib and swag at this time. I'm asking that EVERYONE wear a mask/face covering to packet pickup for the safety of my family and volunteers...we will be doing the same for you. Hand sanitizer will be available.
▪ You are not required to wear a face covering while racing, however we recommend having one for the bathroom line, start line, awards or if you plan to hang out at Rope Mill Park after the event, as it could potentially be crowded.
▪ Port-o-lets as well as permanent bathrooms with running water will be available at this venue.
Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to packet pickup CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER You may pick up someone else's number ONLY IF YOU BRING A WAIVER SIGNED BY THEM.
Optional early packet pickup is outdoors at OUTSPOKIN BICYCLES: 3422 Sixes Rd #110, Canton, GA 30114 on Thursday 11/12 from 4 to 7 pm. Only one person/family group up at the table at a time. If there is a line, please wait at a cone in front of the table and maintain 10' spacing between groups. You will receive your race bib and swag at this time. Hand sanitizer will be available. I'm asking that EVERYONE wear a mask/face covering to packet pickup for the safety of my family and volunteers...we will be doing the same for you. If you check in early, you can go straight to the start on Saturday morning. (RECOMMENDED)
No race day distance changes or participant swaps - No rider adds/transfers past this point as we have our hands full with getting everything else ready for you all.
Saturday Check-in hours are from 7 am to 8:30 am on Saturday morning. When you arrive, parking volunteers will direct you where to park, which will be in one of 3 locations depending on when you arrive. If you arrive later, be prepared to park at the Kirk Rudy office and jog/ride the 1/2 mile down the road to the start. Leave yourself enough time to check-in and get to the start. We will have a bag drop area near the pavilion for trail run only participants or you can leave items in the transition area so you do not have to go back to your car until after the race. PRO TIP: PUT ALL YOUR GEAR IN A BACKPACK SO ITS EASY TO CARRY
Proceed to appropriate check-in line with waiver. Only one person/family group at each table at a time. If there is a line, please wait at a cone in front of your respective table and maintain 10' spacing between groups. You will receive your race bib and swag at this time. I'm asking that EVERYONE wear a mask/face covering to packet pickup for the safety of my family and volunteers...we will be doing the same for you. Hand sanitizer will be available.
You are not required to wear a face covering while racing, however we recommend having one for the bathroom line, start line, awards or if you plan to hang out at Rope Mill Park after the event, as it could potentially be crowded.
Port-o-lets as well as permanent bathrooms with running water will be available at this venue.

RACE PROCEDURES

▪ No pre-race group meeting - This email serves as your pre-race meeting and instructions.
▪ RACERS ONLY in the transition area and YOU MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING IN THE TRANSITION AREA PRE-RACE, POST-RACE, AND IF YOU ARE NOT ACTIVELY RACING (meaning a teammate waiting for partner to come through). It wil be crowded in the Transition Area, especially pre-race as racers will be setting up their gear. If you don't want to wear a face covering, take your bike and go hang out near the start corrals, the deck by the river, or somewhere else that won't be as crowded. Once you are racing and "on the clock" you do not need to wear a face covering.
▪ Make sure the tyvek race bib is pinned on your FRONT. Those in the trail run only will have a tyvek bib with timing chip. Those in the Duathlon will NOT have a timing chip on their running bib. All duathlon timing is done with the cardboard bike number plate, which gets mounted on your handlebars. If you are a team in the duathlon, the rider gets the cardboard bike plate and the runner wears the pin-on tyvek race number. Solo duathlon participants wear the pin-on tyvek race number as well as mount the cardboard number plate to their bike handlebars.
▪ If you are on a 3 person team, you will need to transfer the bike plate to the second rider's bike while your runner is completing the run segment.
▪ We will have multiple start waves for the trail run and duathlon beginning at 8:55 am. YOU CAN VIEW YOUR START WAVE HERE. Your wave number will be written on your number plate.
▪ We will have start wave corrals set up along the concrete path for the trail run and various duathlon start waves. You need to head to your corral at 8:45 am for start staging.
▪ No Aid Station on the run course or in the transition area - all participants must be self sufficient and carry their own fluids and nutrition. There will be a Hammer Gel, Hammer HEED and Fizz included in each race bag.
▪ Do not litter anywhere on the course - penalty is a DQ
▪ Course will be well marked with pink ribbons and pink/black arrow signs at turns. Pink ribbons indicate the direction you want to head and are also used to designate that you are on-course if it has been a while in between turns. Course marshals will be positioned throughout the course for your safety.
▪ Duathlon course is bike the Mill Trails CW, run Explorer Trails CCW, then bike Avalanche Trails CCW. Trail run only will run the Explorer Trails CCW.
▪ Give other folks not in your family/running group at least 6' spacing while at the race venue.
▪ ANNOUNCE if you are passing to runners/riders ahead and say PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other lots of space out on the trails.
▪ Once finished, please do not congregate near the finish line or in the transition area. Rope Mill has a lot of space to spread out, so please find your own safe space.
▪ COURSE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE
No pre-race group meeting - This email serves as your pre-race meeting and instructions.
RACERS ONLY in the transition area and YOU MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING IN THE TRANSITION AREA PRE-RACE, POST-RACE, AND IF YOU ARE NOT ACTIVELY RACING (meaning a teammate waiting for partner to come through). It wil be crowded in the Transition Area, especially pre-race as racers will be setting up their gear. If you don't want to wear a face covering, take your bike and go hang out near the start corrals, the deck by the river, or somewhere else that won't be as crowded. Once you are racing and "on the clock" you do not need to wear a face covering.
Make sure the tyvek race bib is pinned on your FRONT. Those in the trail run only will have a tyvek bib with timing chip. Those in the Duathlon will NOT have a timing chip on their running bib. All duathlon timing is done with the cardboard bike number plate, which gets mounted on your handlebars. If you are a team in the duathlon, the rider gets the cardboard bike plate and the runner wears the pin-on tyvek race number. Solo duathlon participants wear the pin-on tyvek race number as well as mount the cardboard number plate to their bike handlebars.
If you are on a 3 person team, you will need to transfer the bike plate to the second rider's bike while your runner is completing the run segment.
We will have multiple start waves for the trail run and duathlon beginning at 8:55 am. YOU CAN VIEW YOUR START WAVE HERE. Your wave number will be written on your number plate.
We will have start wave corrals set up along the concrete path for the trail run and various duathlon start waves. You need to head to your corral at 8:45 am for start staging.
No Aid Station on the run course or in the transition area - all participants must be self sufficient and carry their own fluids and nutrition. There will be a Hammer Gel, Hammer HEED and Fizz included in each race bag.
Do not litter anywhere on the course - penalty is a DQ
Course will be well marked with pink ribbons and pink/black arrow signs at turns. Pink ribbons indicate the direction you want to head and are also used to designate that you are on-course if it has been a while in between turns. Course marshals will be positioned throughout the course for your safety.
Duathlon course is bike the Mill Trails CW, run Explorer Trails CCW, then bike Avalanche Trails CCW. Trail run only will run the Explorer Trails CCW.
Give other folks not in your family/running group at least 6' spacing while at the race venue.
ANNOUNCE if you are passing to runners/riders ahead and say PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other lots of space out on the trails.
Once finished, please do not congregate near the finish line or in the transition area. Rope Mill has a lot of space to spread out, so please find your own safe space.
COURSE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE

RESULTS/AWARDS

▪ Finish times wlll be uploaded to our resutls website, mgaresults.com , so you can view them on your mobile device from anywhere at the venue.
▪ Trail Run awards are at 10:30 am Duathlon awards will be at approximately 11:30 am, assuming we have enough finishers in - We are going to have a social distanced podium ceremony. Wear a face covering or make sure you are 6' from others at all times.
Finish times wlll be uploaded to our resutls website, mgaresults.com , so you can view them on your mobile device from anywhere at the venue.
Trail Run awards are at 10:30 am Duathlon awards will be at approximately 11:30 am, assuming we have enough finishers in - We are going to have a social distanced podium ceremony. Wear a face covering or make sure you are 6' from others at all times.

You are welcome to come up individually AFTER the awards ceremony to pick up your medal if you prefer.
AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED - THEY MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RACE

RM Dirty Duathlon 2018 KEV-569- ZF-10581-33850-1-021
RM Dirty Duathlon 2018 KEV-990- ZF-10581-33850-1-008
RM Dirty Duathlon 2018 KEL-103- ZF-10581-33850-1-013
DirtyDuathlon19KEV-188-153- ZF-6060-97551-1-006
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Hats, Visors, Goat Gear and Clearance Shirts Available at this event - CASH ONLY PLEASE

We have an entire year's worth of clearance race shirts that we want to find homes for. Help me downsize and pick up a shirt or four. $3 each or 2 for $5. We have both men's and ladies sizes available in various past race designs.

We will also have our hats, visors, and thermal beanies for sale. All are $15 each. Thermal headbands are $12 each.

Cash only on merchandise sales at this event.

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We strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all of our crew and participants, but any activity in the presence of other humans presents a potential risk of being infected with COVID-19. If you are sick or showing signs of sickness or illness (running a fever over 100.4 F, having a cough or shortness of breath, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, had symptoms of COVID-19) or come in contact with a person that has or is suspected of having COVID-19, please sit this one out - there will be other races we'd love to see you healthy at!

Thank you and be well!
Lisa Randall

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