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POLE, PEDAL, PADDLE P3 yo.

2nd Annual Whitefish Pole, Pedal, Paddle Winter Triathlon

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Whitefish Pole, Pedal, Paddle Triathlon

Saturday, March 31st.

As we begin to look towards the changing seasons we are offering an event that caters to whatever your pleasure may be. This 3-leg multi sport relay race includes a Boating section, a Biking section and a Mountain section (which includes an uphill and downhill portion) - Hence the name Pole, Pedal, Paddle. This is an event that should become a staple Whitefish Mountain Resort spring event.

The event can be raced by individuals doing all 3 legs of the race, or with teams of 3 with one member completing one section each.

Specific details on each section, equipment needs, categories, logistics and maps are below.Â

As we begin to look towards the changing seasons we are offering an event that caters to whatever your pleasure may be. This 3-leg multi sport relay race includes – a Boating section, a Biking section and a Mountain section (which includes an uphill and downhill portion) - Hence the name Pole, Pedal, Paddle. This is an event that should become a staple Whitefish Mountain Resort spring event.

The event can be raced by individuals doing all 3 legs of the race, or with teams of 3 with one member completing one section each.

Specific details on each section, equipment needs, categories, logistics and maps are below.


SCHEDULE

Registration – 7:30am – 9am April 2nd, 2011 at the Baker Ave Park (next to the post office, on Baker Ave and the river)

Race Start – 10am. The race will take varying amounts of time for different people. Take your time have fun and we will be there for you along the way.

Awards – Located on the Base Lodge Deck, about 30 minutes after the last racer finishes. Likely around 1pm - 2pm

Course Summary – See Course Maps

    

NOTE - ‘the water section of the course could change due to snow levels, and the river cleanup project’. Any changes will be posted here.


Paddle - 2.5 miles –City Park at Baker Ave (Next to the Post Office / Tennis Courts / Kiddie Park) to mouth of the Lake and back. There will be a buoy to turn around by the mouth of the lake.

Transition - Boat to Bike - Located at the Kiddie Park (Baker Ave and the River).

Bike -8.25 miles / 1500’ vertical-From Kiddie Park to the Base Lodge of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

From the Kiddie Park on Baker Ave take the new Bike Path all the way to Big Mountain Road. Obey normal traffic and pedestrian laws when encountering other people or road crossings. When you have climbed up the mountain road, turn right on Glades Drive which leads directly to the Baselodge. Base Lodge deck will be accessed from the back of Spruce Parking Lot (last parking lot on left before reaching the Base Lodge).

Transition from Bike to Ski Located on Base Lodge deck at the bottom of Glades Drive (bottom of Chair 6).

Mountain Section – 3.4 miles / 2200’ vertical - From the Base Lodge to the Summit, and skiing back down to the Base Lodge.

Uphill - Actual Route will be up Chipmunk (below Ch 6) and up the skiers right of Toni Matt to the summit (same route as the approved uphill traffic path).

Downhill – Course will be marked with race gates. From the summit transition, take Inspiration to Big Face. Follow the Ch 5 Lift Line to Heep Steep to Larch to Corkscrew to Inspiration to the Base Lodge. Finish Line will be just outside the Base Lodge Deck. Please obey all Skier Codes and Statutes.

Rules

Rules for All Sections -

All racers must sign a waiver and be fully prepared for inclement conditions.

All participants must register at the start location (Kiddie Park / Baker Ave Park by the Post Office)

All racers must be at least 16 years of age, and must sign a waiver or have a parent sign a waiver if under 18.

Helmets are required for all participants, on the bike section and mountain sections of the race.

Racers must physically tag team member in order to begin the next section.

Paddle Rules

-Any self propelled water craft is acceptable. Kayaks, Canoes, Sea Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards, or even Paddle Boats are all allowed (but racing in same category).

-All participants must transport boats to Baker Ave Park and be fully registered by 9am. All boaters must have an approved PFD.

-One person per boat only.

Bike Rules

-Any bike in good condition is allowed. Helmet required.

Flashing Lights are highly recommended. Please stay on the bike path, use normal road rules (i.e. yielding to traffic and pedestrians). There will be no traffic or crossing guards, so use caution.

Mountain Rules-

all 'normal' equipment is allowed (no shovels, sleds, etc), must have edges and in good repair. (Alpine, Telemark, Splitboard / Snowboard, AT, Nordic, even Snow Shoes).

Everyone must obey the Skiers Code. Ski safe, yield to others, and normal mountain etiquette applies. Please ask if unfamiliar. Course will be marked and racers must stay within the course.

Access Information/ Transition Logistics

This includes where, when and what to bring for each leg of the race.

This race is 14 miles long and requires multiple types of equipment. It would be hard to paddle the river carrying your bike and skis, or to bike carrying your skis. With that in mind, lets work out the details as to how to get this done.

INDIVIDUALS – Individuals require more planning than teams. The Events Crew will be available to help move your skis to the Base Lodge for the Mountain Section. We will also be on site at the Base Lodge with a secure storage area for you bike. Individual racers do need to be responsible for the security of their boats at Baker Ave Park. Individuals should be at the start no later than 8:30am to accommodate these moves. Individual racers should arrange for transportation back to town or take the SNOW bus.

TEAMS – Teams are required to be their own support staff. If one person is doing each section, they are responsible for their gear and proper storage. We suggest dropping a vehicle at Baker Ave Park so that the boater can load their boat and meet the biker and skier at the Base Lodge for security and transportation.

Boating Section-

Meet at registration to check in no later than 9AM. Registration and race start will be located at the Baker Ave Park.

Biking Section– Team Members - Please meet no later than 9:30AM at the Kiddie Park (by the Post Office on Baker Ave). Course workers will be there to keep bikes secure.

Mountain Section

Team Members - Please meet on the Base Lodge Deck no later than 10:30am.

REGISTRATION/ FEES

Registration -

Registrationopensat 7:30am April 2 at the Baker Ave Park

Day of RegistrationClosesat 9am sharp. Period. Please do not be late.

Individual Fee at Registration - $25

Team Fee at Registration - $50

CATEGORIES / RACE DIVISIONS

INDIVIDUALS (one person for the entire race)

Men

Woman

MENS OR WOMENS TEAMS (3 racers per team)

Mens – One racer per section

Womens - One racer per section

MIXED TEAMS ( 3 racers per team, must include at least one woman / one man )

Check out photos of last year's event on Facebook.

SPONSORS-

Stumptown Snowboards, Rossignol, Giro, Sportsman & Ski Haus, Great Northern Brewing, Hammer Nutrition, Montana Coffee Traders, Remedies Massage, Oakley

For More Information – Please call 862.2910. Most questions can be answered with the above information. If the answer is not there, please give us a call!