SORCAR-Season Opener Raccoon Creek Adventure Race March 24
This year's SORCAR will take place in conjunction with the WPOC's Raccoongaine. Grass Roots Racers will meet and assemble at Linsly Outdoor Center (see directions below) in Raccoon Creek State Park. It is a short (1.2 mile), and flat walk or bike ride to the Recreation Hall where the race will start and finish. Racers will be given the choice to complete the 3 or 6 hour Raccoongaine. Racers will also have the choice to complete as many GRR "Bonus" CPs as they wish. GRR "Bonus" CPs will only count toward the racer's GRR score. This score will then be entered as their first score of the 2013 series. Racers must finish within the 3 hour or 6 hour time frame, and must declare in advance which they will complete. One point will be deducted from the racer's score for each full minute they are late. All GRR Racers are eligible for WPOC awards and food.
Parking Area (Linsly Outdoor Center) opens: 8:00 am--It is necessary that all GRR racers park at Linsly and not the Rec. Hall!!
Start time: 10:00 am
3 hour category mandatory finish: 1:00 pm
3 hour category awards: 2:00 pm
6 hour category mandatory finish: 4:00 pm
6 hour category awards: 4:30 pm
This race will be run in Rogaine format and racers will navigate the course using a large 1:15,000 scale map. Control points in the form of standard orienteering markers will be placed throughout the course on terrain features. Control points (CPs) will carry different point values based on the difficulty of reaching them. Racers may visit as many or as few CPs as they wish. GRR Racers may also visit as many "Bonus" CPs as they wish. Food will be provided at the Recreation Hall after finishing.
New this year:
Racers will have the option of competing in either short or long course categories.
Points retrieved in either category will be applied to the racer's GRASS score for the year.
Awards for the short course category will be limited to first place overall, co-ed, all male, all female team divisions, and male and female solos.
Awards for the long course category will be awarded to first overall, and first through third in each division.
Gear requirements: Source of hydration, compass, pen/pencil, map case or ziploc for punch card.
Directions to Linsly Outdoor Center: Traveling on SR18 (either direction) turn on SR168. Pass through the Pondersoa Golf Course, and turn right at the gate just past Springs Drive. Follow the dirt road for 1 mile to the Administration Building and follow directions for parking there.
$75 per team of two or $50 per solo for the 6 hour event until March 1st.
$45 per team of two or $30 per solo for the 3 hour event until March 1st.
$90 per team of two or $65 per solo for the 6 hour event until March 20th.
$55 per team of two or $40 per solo for the 3 hour event until March 20th.
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