TURFF-The Urban Race For Fifty April 20
For 2013, TURFF will start and finish at an (as of yet) undisclosed location in the East End of Pittsburgh. Start/Finish location will be announced by April 17th to registered racers via email update. TURFF race format includes running/trekking and biking. Most bicycle portions will be on road, so road bikes are permitted. The number of Control Points will be 50 and the total mileage of the race will also be 50.
This race will be run in Rogaine format and racers will navigate the course using city maps. Control points in the form of memorials, road signs, and other public markers will be identified on the map. The racer will then be responsible for writing down any requested information to prove they traveled to the control point. Control points (CPs) will carry different point values based on the difficulty of reaching them, and the mode of transportation. CPs visited on foot will carry twice the value of those retrieved by bike. Racers may visit as many or as few CPs as they wish within the time allotted. There will be a one point penalty for each part of a minute racers are late crossing the finish line.
Transition Area opens: 7:00 am
Map distribution: 8:00 am
Start time: 9:00 am
3 hour category mandatory finish: 12:00 pm
3 hour category awards: 1:00 pm
6 hour category mandatory finish: 3:00 pm
6 hour category awards: 4:00 pm
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. Cash prize of $100 will be awarded to first place overall in the 6 hour division.
Gear requirements: Mountain or road bike (if biking), bike helmet (if biking), source of hydration, compass, pen/pencil.
$75 per team of two or $50 per solo until April 18th.
Note: This year's race will be limited to the first 50 racers!!
Be sure to register for email updates to receive up to the minute information and changes regarding this race.
TURFF mail-in registration form Click here for a mail in registration form.
Click here for on-line registration.