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The 8 Ball Kayak Sprint powered by Dagger Kayak is kayaking's version of NASCAR, where rubbin' is racin'. After a floating start at the Covered Bridge, as many as ten kayakers will push, shove and jostle their way through a 200 meter sprint in the narrow confines of Gore Creek. Along the way, boaters must avoid being knocked off by the 8 Ballers - loathsome kayakers in full body armor waiting patiently to attack the sprinters and slow them down throughout the course.

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Sunday
June 7, 2015

TIME & CATEGORIES:
10:15am - (Qualifier)
4pm - (Finals)
4:45pm - (Awards Ceremony)

LOCATION:
International Bridge/Vail Whitewater Park

PRICE:

All Categories:
2/17 - 3/16: $35
3/17 - 5/16: $40
5/17 - 6/03: $45
6/04 - 6/07: $50

Online registration closes at 8:15am on event day or earlier if the event sells out.  No day of registration will be available.

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.

PRIZES:

THE PAYOUT:
Men/Women
1st - $500
2nd - $250
3rd - $100

Organizers reserve the right to change/alter these prizes

NOTES:

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY

**Early Bird Pricing**

Register online before 3/17/15 for the lowest prices, and to reserve your athlete bag.

**Standard Pricing**

Register online between 3/17/15 - 5/16/15 and spend $5 more on your registration fee, and to reserve your athlete bag.

**Procrastination Pricing**

Register online between 5/17/15 - 6/03/15 and spend $10 more on your registration fee.

**Event Pricing**

Register online during the event window 6/04/15 - 6/07/15 and you'll spend $15 more on your registration fee. You may, or may not receive an athlete bag depending on availability.

ON-SITE ONLINE REGISTRATION

During Event Registration hours you may use one of our self-service kiosks to register ONLINE.  To avoid any registration delays we highly recommend registering in advance ONLINE.

ATHLETE CHECK-IN

All registrants must sign liability and release waivers when checking in to receive their bib.  We advise all athletes to check in for their event the day prior to competing or at least two (2) hours prior to the start of their competition.  Please see Event Registration hours.  All registrants must be present at check in to receive their bib.  Bibs will NOT be given to family, friends, or coaches.  Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications, network or equipment or computer software or hardware.

REGISTRATION MODIFICATIONS

Any modification to a registration must be completed by Sunday, May 31st.  All changes will be subject to a $20 change fee.  Please note that participants can NOT change their name, address or in any way transfer a registration to another individual.

EVENT REGISTRATION

Location: Golden Peak Lodge at Golden Peak
Wednesday, June 3rd 9am - 5pm
Thursday, June 4th 9am - 5pm
Friday, June 5th 9am - 7pm
Saturday, June 6th 6am - 6pm
Sunday, June 7th 6am - 2pm

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.

HOW TO ENTER:
The "8" Ball Kayak Sprint is a kayak race for experienced Class III whitewater paddlers. The race takes place on Gore Creek located in the heart of Vail Village.

All interested athletes can pre-register on the event website @ www.mountaingames.com. Athletes may also register on-site at the registration area. Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications network or equipment or computer software or hardware.

RACE CATEGORIES:
Open-Men / Open-Women

RACE RULES:

EQUIPMENT:
1) Athletes must be equipped with the appropriate boat, gear and safety equipment sufficient to sustain whitewater race conditions.

2) Boat Lengths: 8' 6" or smaller.

3) Plastic whitewater boats only.

RACE:
1) Start order: Women will compete followed by men. Athletes start within each division will be chosen at random. Special requests for start times will NOT be accepted. Athletes must adhere to the start position he/she is given.

2) Athletes will be placed in "race pods" of no more then ten kayakers. Final number of pods will be determined the day of the race in accordance with total number of athletes registered for the race.

3) The race begins with competitors starting in a "floating start" format at the Covered Bridge. When all of the competitors are as close as possible, the horn will blow and they will sprint 200 meters to the finish line at the International Bridge. Along the way, boaters must avoid being pushed off course by the "8 Ball Kayakers" who will be situated throughout the course. The roll of the "8 Balls" is to impede the forward progress of lead kayakers.

4) Both hands must remain on the athletes paddle at all times.

5) No intentional grabbing, shoving, hitting or horseplay.

6) Top finishers will advance to the next round. Amount of racers advancing in each round will be determined by amount of athletes in each pod. Rounds will continue until a winner is determined.

ADDITIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS:

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:
The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.

PARTICIPATION:
Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.

ORGANIZERS:

The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of the Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.


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11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 8
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1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 Mountain Mud Run - Kids Wave 1 Start
1:30 S2 SUP Cross - Semi-Final & Finals
1:45 Mountain Mud Run - Kids Wave 2 Start
2:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:30 Mountain Mud Run - All Mountain Madness Division Start
2:30 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony
3:00 Disc Golf - Skills Challenge 3
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Slackline Invitational - Semi Finals Round 2
3:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
3:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
4:00 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
6:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 Bouldering World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 The Silent Comedy - Showtime
6:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
7:30 G. Love & Special Sauce - Showtime
9:00 Cerro Torre - Showtime
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8:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Finals
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Youth Bouldering - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 10
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 KIND Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Native Eyewear Endurance Zone - Open
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Start
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
10:00 Disc Golf - Finals
10:15 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Qualifier
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 11
11:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Start
11:00 Paraclimbing Bouldering - Start
11:45 Youth Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
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1:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - All in One Finals
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3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Awards Ceremony
3:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
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4:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Big Air Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro Contender & Amateur
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
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