RACEDAY IS AUGUST 11, 2018

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BUFF® LONG COURSE: Ages 18+ Start: 6:30AM Start, 5:00AM Bus

SUNTRAIL COURSE & DUATHLON Minimum Age 14+, Recommended Age 16+ 10:00AM Start

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • All accomodation
  • All travel to and from Wiarton
  • Bringing your bike and boat to and from Wiarton - *rentals sold out -see Rental Gear ›
  • Your breakfast, race snacks
  • Completing an affidavit of skills (forms below)
  • Bringing and carrying your Mandatory Gear ›
  • Bringing your boat & paddling gear to the start line in Wiarton (sprint courses only)




NEWSLETTERS

We've had three e-newsletters with race information this year:

The first e-Newsletter from 2018 is HERE

The second e-Newsletter from 2018 is HERE

The third e-Newsletter from 2018 is HERE


COURSE MAPS

HELD SECRET UNTIL RACE WEEKEND. For a rough idea of the BUFF® Long Course and sprint courses see The Race, or get hints in our FAQ section.

RULES (2018)

2018 Course Rules, Protocol & Gear movements, Site Plan

WAIVERS, RELEASES, MEDICAL FORMS, STATEMENT OF SKILLS (2018)

NEW: updated for 2018:

2018 Waivers & Forms

SPECIFIC DEADLINES (2018)

deadlines can ruin your experience!

TUESDAY AUGUST 7 2018 at 12AM: DEADLINE TO REGISTER IF NOT SOLD OUT
Kids race registration will re-open in-person on raceday.

FRIDAY AUGUST 10 2018 at 9:30pm: Deadline for BUFF® LONG COURSE Gear Drop
FYI Gear Drop for BOTH Buff® Long Course & sprint courses, open 5:30pm-9:30pm @ THE WIARTON ARENA
IMPORTANT NOTE: All Buff® Long Course course equipment MUST be dropped off by 9:30pm FRIDAY EVENING at the Arena or the registration is forfieted.

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 2018 at approx 5:00am: Deadline to board the bus for BUFF® LONG COURSE @ THE WIARTON ARENA

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 2018 at 8:00am: Deadline for SPRINT COURSES Gear Drop (Bike & Bag) @ THE WIARTON ARENA
(to clarify, Saturday Gear Drop is only for sprint (25K) courses, and is open 6:30am - 8:00am)

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 2018 at 12:30pm: If you are paddling to the finish line in the Subaru Duathlon, you must arrive at the beginning of the return paddling stage by 12:30pm or you will not be allowed to proceed onto the water and your boat & gear will be transported back to the Wiarton Arena. You may choose to run to the finish line and be re-classed to the Suntrail Course.

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 2018 at 2:00pm: If you are paddling to the finish line in the Subaru Duathlon, you must collect your boat gear in Bluewater Park by 2pm when this checkpoint closes, or it will be left unsupervised

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 2018 at 3:00pm: If you have opted for picking up your own gear at the Sprint Course TA, you must collect it by 3pm when the TA closes, or it will be left unsupervised.

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 2018 at 4:30pm: The Northern Confections Award Show will start @ BLUEWATER PARK, you must be present, or still on course, to win the Devinci Mountain Bike door prize.


SCHEDULE

new in 2018 is a Craft Beer & Cider Tent from 11am-6pm at the finish


(THIS IS HOW RACEDAY SHOOK DOWN BACK IN 2017)

  • Bus departed Wiarton Arena for the Buff® Long course start:......................................................................................................... 5:00 AM
  • Buff® Long Course race started:........................................................................................................................................................... 6:30 AM
  • Race Kit Pickup / gear drop (25K SUNTRAIL AND DUATHLON COURSES ONLY):......................................... 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Pre-race briefing for Suntrail course & Duathlon:.............................................................................................................................. 9:30 AM
  • Suntrail Course & Duathlon started at Bluewater Park:................................................................................................................... 10:00 AM
  • LIVE MUSIC: Steenika & Back Home Country:.......................................................................................................................... 10:30 AM
  • First Suntrail course participant finished:................................................. 11:44 AM (Subaru Duathlon - Yay! Mark Shouldice)
  • Kids Registration opened:..................................................................................................................................................................... 11:30 AM
  • First Buff® Long course participant finished:........................................................................... 2:23 PM (Yay! Bill Logie!)
  • Kids Race briefing:................................................................................................................................................................................... 1:30 PM
  • Kids Race began:..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2:00 PM
  • Vendors Village in Bluewater Park:............................................... ...................................................................... 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Nutritious & delicious post-race meal served:............................................... .......................................................... 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Awards:..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4:30 PM
  • Last finisher:............................................................................................................................................................................................. 6:15 PM

LAST FEW NOTES great job making it this far down the page!

  • Please bring clothing suitable for cold and wet weather.
  • Please pack out all garbage, recycling and compost.
  • Please carpool to Bluewater Park in Wiarton, if not walk or ride your bike.
  • DID YOU KNOW: You can take the PARKBUS from Toronto to Wiarton for race weekend and the area is now serviced by Bruce Peninsula Transit