RAID THE CITY ADVENTURE RUN
AUGUST 16, 2020 (HAMILTON, ON)
A 3-hour race for teams of two with navigation by map across the Steel City. Want to use your GPS watch, your phone, a compass to help get around? Go for it - anything goes for this race as long as you do it on foot. No Uber, no bus, no SOBI bike.
Competitors travel to checkpoints located throughout the city; trail, road, alleyway, park - there will be a bit of everything. Go as hard or as easy as you like! Checkpoints (CPs) are rated on their difficulty and are assigned different point values.
MAY 14 UPDATE
The 2020 edition of Raid the City will go ahead. We will enact staggered or wave starts in accordance with whatever the maximum group size is allowed at that time. We will provide further updates closer to the start day.
Teams of 2 (Male, Coed, Female, Masters, Super Masters, Family, Juniors).
Ages are teammate ages as of Dec. 31, 2020.
Masters teams must have a combined age of 90 or over.
Super Masters teams must have a combined age of 120 or over.
Family teams consist of one parent and one child (<= 18).
Junior teams have both team members under the age of 18 (and at least one member over 14).
EARLY: by June 18
REGULAR: by July 30
LATE: by Aug 13
Registration closes at midnight on July 13th
Entry fee includes copies of all race maps for each participant, race app access, post-race hot food, and event gear (eg T-Shirt, socks, headband), and 2020 DontGetLost Adventure Running membership to cover race insurance.
Entry fee does not include online transaction charge or HST.
Race Kit Pick-up: 8:30 - 9:45am (Pre-marked maps distributed with race kits)
Race Briefing: 9:30am
Race Start Options: 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00am
Course Cut-Off: TBA
Smart phone; we will be using an app, Goosechase Adventures, to track teams as they visit checkpoints, so a smartphone that can hold enough juice for three hours is mandatory. It is possible to use multiple phones if battery life is a concern. Data use is minimal.
There will be no aid stations on this race, teams must carry all the sustenance they need for three hours. The city is full of 'aid stations', so taking cash or a credit card to pick up water or carbs on the go is recommended.
Teams must stay within visual sight and be able to verbally communicate with each other at all times. All normal road rules must be followed and teams may not enter private property.
Teams must have their race number visible at all times.
AWARDS & PRIZES
Awards will be given to the first place team in all categories and to the top 3 teams in all categories with at least 10 entries. We also have lots of draw prizes from our sponsors.
Do you own a business in the City of Hamilton that would like to be a checkpoint for our next race?
We are looking for Sponsors for this race. Check out our sponsorship package and contact Patrick if you are interested.