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Raft Cross

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Similar to the Bud Light Lime 8 Ball Kayak Sprint, the Raft Cross is a raft race (two person rafts) on the Class II / III whitewater of Gore Creek in Vail Village.  Two person teams will have a chance to showcase their speed, agility and agression in a timed qualifying run through the heart of Vail Village on Gore Creek. Teams will then be placed in "race pods" of no more than three teams to go head to head in the Vail Whitewater Park (1/10th of a mile). The winner(s) advance to the next round.  Along the way, rafters will have to navigate no less than 2 upstream gates and don't forget RAMMING IS ALLOWED. The Raft Cross is a rafting competition not to be missed!

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Sunday
June 8, 2014

TIME & CATEGORIES:
12pm - (Qualifier)
2pm - (Finals)

LOCATION:
International Bridge/Vail Whitewater Park

PRICE:

All Categories:
2/17 - 3/16: $50/Team
3/17 - 5/16: $55/Team
5/17 - 6/08: $60/Team

Online registration closes at 10am 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:
Team
1st - $750
2nd - $500
3rd - $250

Organizers reserve the right to change/alter these prizes

NOTES:

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
Save $5 by registering online before 3/17/14
Spend $5 MORE by registering online 3/17/14 - 5/16/14
Spend $10 MORE by registering online 5/17/14 - 6/8/14

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, June 1st.  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 4th 9am - 5pm
Thursday, June 5th 9am - 5pm
Friday, June 6th 9am - 7pm
Saturday, June 7th 6am - 6pm
Sunday, June 8th 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 Raft Cross is a raft race for experienced Class II / 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-Team

RACE RULES

EQUIPMENT:
1) Required Gear: Life Jacket (Coast Guard approved Type III), helmet, protective footwear and raft paddle.  Dry-top or paddling jacket or wetsuit are not mandatory but recommended for less experienced paddlers. 
2) Boats: Boats will be provided for the teams

RACE:
1) Start order: Athletes start will be chosen at random.  Special requests for start times will NOT be accepted.  Teams must adhere to the start position he/she is given.

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

3) Start positions within each pod will be determined at random.

4) The race begins with competitors starting in a "land start" format at the Covered Bridge. The horn will blow and they will sprint 200 meters to the finish line at the International Bridge.

5) Along the way, rafters will have to navigate no less then two (2) upstream gates.   Both team members must be in the boat and around the gate.  There is no penalty for touching the gate.  Teams missing gates will be dis-qualified.

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

7) No grabbing or horseplay.   Ramming another team's boat is allowed.

8) Both team members feet must remain in the raft at all times.

9) 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 and Information

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 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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PARTNERS
Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1
8:00 BADASS Dash - Elite Trained Division
8:00 Down River Sprint - Start
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Start
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 BADASS Dash - Recreation Division
9:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 5
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
10:00 Bouldering World Cup - Semi-Finals
10:00 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
10:00 X-Country Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 6
11:00 Kayak Freestyle - Semi-Final
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
11:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
PM
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Qualifying Round 1
1:00 BADASS Dash - Kids Dash
1:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 7
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
2:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 BADASS Dash - K-9 Companion Division
2:00 Costa Casting Clinics - Start
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Slackline World Cup - Quarterfinals
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
4:15 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
5:00 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
7:00 Cold War Kids Free Concert - Showtime
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