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.
Open-Men / Open-Women
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.