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BLANKETS CREEK DIRTY 15/30 RACER UPDATE - START TIMES AND RACE DAY PROCEDURES

This is just a reminder of our new procedures for the upcoming race on June 27th at Blankets Creek. If you've read this already, thank you! Knowing these procedures will help us ensure we have a safe and smooth event for everyone.

A few additions/reiterations of important details:

▪ OPTIONAL early check-in Thursday June 25 from 4 to 7 pm Outdoors at OutSpokin' Bicycles, 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114. (RECOMMENDED)
▪ No race day distance changes or rider swaps - we are trying to reduce contact so if you want to change distance, you need to contact me via email no later than 6/23. No changes after 6/23.
▪ We can still convert your entry to a virtual rider but you must email me no later than 6/23.
▪ Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to the race check-in CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER
▪ Please do not arrive at Blankets Creek before 10 am - bike race check-in will not be available until 10 am.
▪ Bring Plenty of Fluids on Saturday - the predicted high is 90 degrees so make sure you are prepared. 15 mile riders must carry fluids/calories. 30 mile riders may pre-stage bottles or food in the Skills Yard
▪ KNOW YOUR START TIME and do not come down to starting area until 5-7 minutes before your assigned start time - we are trying to reduce/avoid crowding - NOTE START TIME LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED.
▪ When you exit Mosquito Flats Creekside near the start/finish, 15 mile riders turn RIGHT to finish and 30 mile riders turn LEFT to go out for another lap. Know which way your're going at this point. ONCE YOU START, YOU DO NOT CROSS UNDER THE FINISH ARCH UNLESS YOU ARE FINISHING.
OPTIONAL early check-in Thursday June 25 from 4 to 7 pm Outdoors at OutSpokin' Bicycles, 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114. (RECOMMENDED)
No race day distance changes or rider swaps - we are trying to reduce contact so if you want to change distance, you need to contact me via email no later than 6/23. No changes after 6/23.
We can still convert your entry to a virtual rider but you must email me no later than 6/23.
Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to the race check-in CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER
Please do not arrive at Blankets Creek before 10 am - bike race check-in will not be available until 10 am.
Bring Plenty of Fluids on Saturday - the predicted high is 90 degrees so make sure you are prepared. 15 mile riders must carry fluids/calories. 30 mile riders may pre-stage bottles or food in the Skills Yard
KNOW YOUR START TIME and do not come down to starting area until 5-7 minutes before your assigned start time - we are trying to reduce/avoid crowding - NOTE START TIME LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED.
When you exit Mosquito Flats Creekside near the start/finish, 15 mile riders turn RIGHT to finish and 30 mile riders turn LEFT to go out for another lap. Know which way your're going at this point. ONCE YOU START, YOU DO NOT CROSS UNDER THE FINISH ARCH UNLESS YOU ARE FINISHING.

CHECK-IN

▪ Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to the race CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER
▪ OPTIONAL Check-in Thursday June 25 from 4 to 7 pm Outdoors at OutSpokin' Bicycles, 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114. 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, Dirty 15/30 swag, and any additional merchandise you ordered at this time. Hand sanitizer will be available. If you check in early, you can go straight to the start on Saturday morning.(RECOMMENDED)
▪ Saturday Check-in hours are from 10 am to 11:15 am on Saturday morning. Please do not arrive before 10 am - there is a trail run earlier in the morning and we are trying to prevent overcrowding at the trailhead. When you arrive, parking helpers will direct you where to park - please park where directed as we are trying to fill spots as they empty from the morning run.
▪ 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, Dirty 15/30 swag, and any additional merchandise you ordered at this time. Hand sanitizer will be available.
▪ We are asking all participants to please wear a face covering to pick up your race packet, however you are not required to wear a face covering while racing.
▪ 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 the race CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER
OPTIONAL Check-in Thursday June 25 from 4 to 7 pm Outdoors at OutSpokin' Bicycles, 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114. 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, Dirty 15/30 swag, and any additional merchandise you ordered at this time. Hand sanitizer will be available. If you check in early, you can go straight to the start on Saturday morning.(RECOMMENDED)
Saturday Check-in hours are from 10 am to 11:15 am on Saturday morning. Please do not arrive before 10 am - there is a trail run earlier in the morning and we are trying to prevent overcrowding at the trailhead. When you arrive, parking helpers will direct you where to park - please park where directed as we are trying to fill spots as they empty from the morning run.
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, Dirty 15/30 swag, and any additional merchandise you ordered at this time. Hand sanitizer will be available.
We are asking all participants to please wear a face covering to pick up your race packet, however you are not required to wear a face covering while racing.
Port-o-lets as well as permanent bathrooms with running water will be available at this venue.

RACE PROCEDURES

▪ START TIMES ARE PRE-ASSIGNED, this year's event will be time-trial format. Riders will start in groups of 4-7 riders, no parking lot loop. Some larger categories are split into 2-3 start waves. Do not come down to the start staging area until 5-7 minutes before your assigned start time. Look for the "Wait Here to Start" signs and stand at the appropriate cone - listen for instructions. Your time starts when you cross over the start/finish mats. CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF START TIMES - UPDATED!
▪ Make sure your number plate is attached to your Handlebar (twist ties will be in your race bag) - do not bend the foam timing chip.
▪ No pre-race group meeting - Consider this your pre-race meeting. Any last minute additions will be posted at check-in so you can photograph and read back at your car.
▪ No Aid Station on 15 mile course - short course riders must be self sufficient and carry their own water and nutrition. There will be a Hammer Gel, Fizz, and Hammer HEED pouch in all race packets.
▪ 30 mile riders may pre-stage bottles, coolers, etc anywhere within the skills yard area for access at the start of their second lap. ITEMS MUST BE STAGED BY 11 AM WHEN THE RACE STARTS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
▪ 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.
▪ Give other folks not in your family/riding group at least 6' spacing while at the race venue.
▪ ANNOUNCE if you are passing to riders ahead and say PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
▪ Because we have nearly 25 start waves, the faster 30 mile riders may catch beginner riders in the middle/end of their second lap. Again, PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
▪ Once finished, please do not congregate near the finish line. Blankets Creek is a large venue, so please spread out and find your own safe space. If you are hanging out in a group, keep it less than 25 in any one area so we don't get in trouble with the Cherokee County Marshal.
▪ COURSE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE
START TIMES ARE PRE-ASSIGNED, this year's event will be time-trial format. Riders will start in groups of 4-7 riders, no parking lot loop. Some larger categories are split into 2-3 start waves. Do not come down to the start staging area until 5-7 minutes before your assigned start time. Look for the "Wait Here to Start" signs and stand at the appropriate cone - listen for instructions. Your time starts when you cross over the start/finish mats. CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF START TIMES - UPDATED!
Make sure your number plate is attached to your Handlebar (twist ties will be in your race bag) - do not bend the foam timing chip.
No pre-race group meeting - Consider this your pre-race meeting. Any last minute additions will be posted at check-in so you can photograph and read back at your car.
No Aid Station on 15 mile course - short course riders must be self sufficient and carry their own water and nutrition. There will be a Hammer Gel, Fizz, and Hammer HEED pouch in all race packets.
30 mile riders may pre-stage bottles, coolers, etc anywhere within the skills yard area for access at the start of their second lap. ITEMS MUST BE STAGED BY 11 AM WHEN THE RACE STARTS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
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.
Give other folks not in your family/riding group at least 6' spacing while at the race venue.
ANNOUNCE if you are passing to riders ahead and say PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
Because we have nearly 25 start waves, the faster 30 mile riders may catch beginner riders in the middle/end of their second lap. Again, PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
Once finished, please do not congregate near the finish line. Blankets Creek is a large venue, so please spread out and find your own safe space. If you are hanging out in a group, keep it less than 25 in any one area so we don't get in trouble with the Cherokee County Marshal.
COURSE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE

RESULTS/AWARDS

▪ Finish times wlll be uploaded to our results website, mgaresults.com , so you can view them on your mobile device from your car or elsewhere at the venue. Keep in mind that with staggered starts, someone who starts after you can still beat you, so your placing may change depending on when you look at it. Some categories start in multiple waves.
▪ Social Distanced 15 mile awards will at 1:45 pm and 30 mile awards will be at 3 pm in the Festival Lawn area where we can spread out. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED - THEY MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RACE
Finish times wlll be uploaded to our results website, mgaresults.com , so you can view them on your mobile device from your car or elsewhere at the venue. Keep in mind that with staggered starts, someone who starts after you can still beat you, so your placing may change depending on when you look at it. Some categories start in multiple waves.
Social Distanced 15 mile awards will at 1:45 pm and 30 mile awards will be at 3 pm in the Festival Lawn area where we can spread out. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED - THEY MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RACE
DIRTY302019KEL-011- ZF-10232-88393-1-007
Dirty Duathlon Kel 1-4626
Dirty 30-15 Kel 17-4634
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VIRTUAL OPTION STILL AVAILABLE

Don't forget - We have also added a VIRTUAL category to this event, so if you are not comfortable coming out on race day, you can still ride the course at any time up to the race date and submit your time. We will mail you your race bib and and t-shirt after the event. There are no prizes/medals for the virtual race, but an overall finish list will be posted. If you would like to switch to the virtual race, please email lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com no later than 6/23.

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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 the least bit hesitant to come out, 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 and we can convert you to a virtual runner - there will be other races we'd love to see you healthy at!

We hope you all are excited to get the competitive juices flowing again and hope that this event will provide some motivation to keep staying active. We miss seeing everyone and are looking forward to being together again - while maintaining a safe distance - at this upcoming event : )

Lisa Randall

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