Gold Rush Summer Challenge. 2012
Location of event: Tuttletown Rec Area,
Date of event: Sunday June 3rd
Welcome to the Gold Rush Summer Challenge Adventure race.
Instructions to the Start
We will be camping at Tuttletown Rec area at
Camping at the group site will be $10 per person. We will collect the $10 camping fee at the location. Entry to the Tuttletown rec area is $8 per car but you have to pay for Saturday and Sunday seperatly so $16. Other individual campsites are available at the Tuttletown rec area if you wish to look into those.
Big Blue Adventures is partnering with us so we can offer a great event.
Saturday 2nd June.
Mountain Bike fundamentals and tips seminar.
2:15pm Orienteering and navigation seminar.
Paddling skills seminar.
Welcome and camping. Fiddleneck Group camping area at New Melones.
Attendance is not required.
Sunday 3rd June
Check in. Eagle Point picnic area at Tuttletown at
Teams *MUST* check in by .
7:30am Pre-race briefing 6 hour race.. Route instructions and maps distributed.
8:00am Race start for the 6 hour race.
Meal and celebration. Tuttletown RecArea.
Race Cutoff for 6 hr race.
To reach the start, go to
Group camping is at the Fiddleneck Group Campsite.
Note: For those of you from far away, the event takes place approximately 100 miles East of San Francisco. Nearest major airports are
The event start and finish is at the Eagle Point parking lot. There are restrooms and camping facilities.
For Tuttletown, the last good shopping (grocery, drugstore, restaurants, motels, gas stations) is in
Hiking/Orienteering: Rugged hiking and orienteering.
Mountain bike: Dirt roads and singletrack
Team members must be able to swim.
Map (provided by organizers)
Boat For the 2 hour race inflatables will be provided and muct be used.
Fo rteh 6 hour race, kayak, canoe, or inflatable ia acceptable. Kayak or canoe is recommended for fast times.
Crews are not required or permitted.
During the Summer Challenge we will be traversing beautiful
Abbreviations: ACP = Assistance check point, CP = Checkpoint
1. <![endif]>The winning team is the team that crosses the finish line with the lowest elapsed time, after application of any bonuses or penalties.![if>
2. <![endif]>Teams will be required to visit checkpoints (CP’s) at the location defined by the instructions. A team has visited a CP only when all team members reach the CP and when the passport card has been correctly marked. Penalty up to and including disqualification.![if>
3. <![endif]>Time penalties may be applied for rule violations or unsportsmanlike behavior.![if>
4. <![endif]>Time bonuses may be applied for sporting behavior or safety assistance by teams.![if>
5. <![endif]>Teams must travel together and not allow more than 100 yards between most distant members. Penalty up to and including disqualification.![if>
6. <![endif]>No assistance is allowed outside of the ACP’s. With the exception that casual assistance from complete strangers unrelated in any way to the race is acceptable. Penalty up to and including disqualification.![if>
7. <![endif]>The following equipment is not allowed unless provided by the organizers and used as directed by the organizers:
Maps other than provided by the organizers
Means of transport other than instructed by the organizers
Electronic communication equipment, GPS or equivalent.
Penalty up to and including disqualification![if>
8. <![endif]>Non-mandatory equipment and supplies (including food wrappers) may only be picked up or left behind at ACP’s. Certain items of equipment (bikes, boats) must be moved from ACP to ACP in accordance with the race instructions. Penalty up to and including disqualification.![if>
9. <![endif]>PFD (life jacket) must be worn at all times on the water. Bike helmets must be worn during bike sections. Rules of the road must be adhered to; specifically teams must stop at STOP signs or when joining a major road, give way when required and ride on the correct side of the road. Penalty up to and including disqualification.![if>
10. <![endif]>Modifications to these rules will be provided in writing.![if>
A Modesto-based group of adventure racers with interests in endurance events, adventure races, orienteering, and mountaineering. Team members have been involved in event organization for 15 years including adventure races, orienteering, marathons, mountaineering and running events. Team members have raced in the Eco Challenge, Raid Gaulloise, Primal Quest, Western States 100, and Alaska Wilderness Classic.
Entry Information. Please see www.GoldRushAR.com