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Down River SUP Sprint

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Mirrored off the classic Down River Kayak Sprint, the Down River SUP Sprint is a race against the clock in the heart of Vail on Gore Creek. Anyone up for the challenge will run this 3-mile stretch of Gore Creek from East Vail to Vail Village SUP style. Competitors must stand strong because snow melt from the nearby Gore Range makes for icy waters while navigating the class II/III course. Mix in a handful of low bridges, drops and wave trains as paddlers battle it out in the SUP'ing of Gore Creek.

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PART OF THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

Do you have what it takes to tackle four of the GoPro Mountain Games toughest events in two days?

* Note that competitors must compete in either the Down River Sprint OR SUP Surf Sprint, not both.

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PART OF THE TUDOR ULTIMATE RIVER CHALLENGE

Who are the fastest all-round river masters at the GoPro Mountain Games? We're about to find out. This grueling three leg competition will cover all three major whitewater crafts:  Kayaks Stand Up Paddle Boards and  Rafts. Could you be the all around best?

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Saturday
June 6, 2015

TIME & CATEGORIES:
9:30am - (Start)
5pm - (Awards Ceremony)

LOCATION:
Gore Creek

PRICE:

All Categories:
2/17 - 3/16: $40
3/17 - 5/16: $45
5/17 - 6/03: $50
6/04 - 6/05: $55

Online registration closes at 6pm June 5th 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.

DOCUMENTATION:

Part of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge

PRIZES:

THE PAYOUT:
Men/Women:
1st - $750
2nd - $500
3rd - $250

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 race section is a three (3) mile stretch of river that has several Class II and III rapids that will require advanced S.U.P. skills. You should be able to paddle your board in a straight line and be able to make quick adjustments to avoid obstacles. You must be a competent swimmer and we strongly recommend practice runs before race day.

RACE CATEGORIES:
Open-Men / Open-Women

RACE RULES:

EQUIPMENT:
1) Board length: 12' 6" or smaller. Due to the unique put-in location, all boards must be given to event staff at registration on Friday, the day before the race between 4:30pm - 7:00pm. There is no parking available at the put-in. Please take the shuttle from the Vail Village Parking Structure or arrange for a friend to drop you off.

2) Required Gear: Life Jacket, helmet, protective footwear, and a full leg wetsuit.

3) No Leashes.

4) No double bladed paddles.

5) Athletes must wear competitor bibs outside their PFDs at all times. For athletes that place on the podium, we ask that you wear your competitor bib.

6) For additional information on the stretch of river or wet suite rental, Alpine Quest Sports has a wealth of knowledge. They can be reached at 970-926-3867.

COMPETITION:
1) The race start line / put-in is located in East Vail, at the end of Aspen Lane. Due to the unique location, there is no parking at this location. The finish line is three (3) miles downstream at the Covered Bridge in Vail Village.

2) The race is a time trial format. UMC athletes will compete first then women followed by the men. Athletes will begin the race in thirty (30) second intervals and starting positions will be determined by registration date. At the check-in, athletes will sign waivers and go through a gear check. Special requests for start times will not be accepted. Athletes must adhere to the start position he/she is given.

3) Athletes must be ready to go and start in the designated starting spot or they will be disqualified. The race starter will give each athlete a 30 second warning, 10 second warning and begin the start countdown at five (5). On "go", athletes will be released onto to race course. Finish times will be recorded when the athletes cross the finish line.

ADDITIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS:

DIRECTIONS TO PUT-IN:
From Vail Village: head east on South Frontage Road about three (3) miles. Take right on Aspen Lane. This road is located right before you go under the highway. Put-in is located at end of Aspen Lane, at the "T" intersection of Booth Creek Lane.

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.


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Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1
8:00 Disc Golf - Pool A: Accuracy Round
8:00 Disc Golf - Pool B: Putting Round
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Start
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Ultimate River Challenge - Kayak Sprint - Start
8:00 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 7
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 KIND Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Native Eyewear Endurance Zone - Open
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:30 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
9:30 Ultimate River Challenge - SUP Sprint - Start
10:00 Bouldering World Cup - Semi-Finals M+W
10:00 Disc Golf - Pool A: Putting Round
10:00 Disc Golf - Pool B: Accuracy Round
10:00 X-Country Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:15 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
10:30 River Town - SUP Yoga
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 8
11:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Start
11:00 Ultimate River Challenge - R2 Sprint - Start
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 Slackline Invitational - Semi Finals Round 1
12:30 S2 SUP Cross - Qualifier
1:00 Disc Golf - Pools A & B: Speed Round
1:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 9
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 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
2:30 Mountain Mud Run - All Mountain Madness Division Start
2:30 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony
3:00 Coors Light River Town Happy Hour - Party Time
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 GoPro Original Productions - Showtime
7:45 G. Love & Special Sauce - Showtime
9:00 Altitude Bar and Grill - Party Time!
9:00 Cerro Torre - Showtime
AM EVENT
8:00 10K Spring Runoff - Start
8:00 Costa 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 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 - SUP Yoga
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 Paraclimbing Bouldering - Start
11:30 Youth Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
PM
12:00 10K Spring Runoff - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
12:30 Slackline Invitational - Finals
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - All in One Finals
2:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 2
2:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
2:30 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 1 Awards Ceremony
3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Awards Ceremony
3:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Finals
4:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Big Air Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro Contender & Amateur
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Awards Ceremony - IBridge
5:30 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 2 Awards Ceremony
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