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The Captain Myles Keogh Paddle, Wheel, & Run


Great Race 40





General Race Rules and Important Information

This is a Relay Team Triathlon

5 Team Relay Races of Runners, Bikers, and Paddlers (Canoe or Kayak)

Team Packet pick-up times

For those who still need to: Sign The Waiver

Canoe Teams

Long Course
Runner - 10 kilometers
Biker - 20 miles
2 person Canoe - 4 miles

Short Course
Runner - 5 kilometers
Biker - 10 miles
2 person Canoe - 2 miles

Kayak Teams

Long Course
Runner - 10 kilometers
Biker - 20 miles
1 person Kayak - 4 miles

Short Course
Runner - 5 kilometers
Biker - 10 miles
1 person Kayak - 2 miles

Tandem Teams

Long Course Only
Runner - 10 kilometers
Biker - 20 miles
Both must Canoe - 4 miles


New for 2017!! Standup Paddleboard Division -

This year, in response to some interested paddleboarders, we are offering a 3 person Paddleboard Team Division in both the Short and long Courses.

Another new addition - K-2 Team divisions

in both the long and short courses. 4 Person teams: Runner, Biker, and 2 Paddlers with a 2-Person Kayak.


General Race Rules

  • Early return of the race entry form or online registration will result in an advantageous position in the run to bike and bike to canoe changeover zones.
  • All racers must complete a liability waiver by signing the registration form or signing online.
  • Canoes are only allowed in the Canoe categories and kayaks are only allowed in the Kayak categories.
  • Run and bike splits will be timed by an electronic chip timing system which will record your finish times. These must be worn to receive a finish time.
  • There are no age group categories in the Family and Corporate categories.
  • All teams must enter in one of the team categories. However, the top teams in each race will place in the Open Division (see below), regardless of category.
  • The average of all team members' ages on race day determines the age group.
  • Canoeists: No double ended paddles allowed. Paddlers who do not wear life jackets will be disqualified.
  • Canoeists: All canoes must meet U.S. Canoe Association competition specifications for either Pro Boats (3x27) or Competition Cruisers (4x32).
  • Kayaks: Double ended paddles required. Paddlers who do not wear life jackets will be disqualified. The race committee reserves the right to require paddlers to wear their life jackets.
  • Note to runners and cyclists: Walking is not a cause for disqualification.
  • Cyclists: Approved bike helmets are required for all cyclists. Cyclists without helmets will be disqualified.
  • Tandem racers: Each participant must either run or bike and both must canoe together.
  • All racers and especially tandem racers: Each participant is responsible for his or her own equipment
  • If you need to make a change to your team roster, follow these Rules
  • Tandem teams take notice! Not a new rule, but the rule requiring tandem bikers to rack their bikes in the changeover zone will be strictly enforced.
  • All racers must show proof of age to redeem beverage tickets for beer. Bring your ID!

More detailed race day rules and specific team instructions are avaliable here

Awards Categories

Open Awards


4 Person Canoe Divisions: Open Awards will be given to the first 13 four person teams in the traditional course race and the first 6 four person teams in the short course race.

3 Person Kayak Divisions: There will be 7 Open Awards in the traditional course kayak division. There will be 4 Open Division Awards in the short course kayak division.

Tandem Division: There will be 3 Open division awards in the tandem division.

Teams placing in the Open division will not place in the age group categories below. That is, there will be no duplication of awards.

Additionally, age group awards for all divisions will be awarded as shown below.

Awards in 71 Team categories

Awards will be made to the top 20 per cent of the teams in each category. The average (whole number) of all team members' ages on race day determines the age group. For example, a 4 person team of 3 women and one man, ages 40, 40, 40 and 39 have an average age of 39.75. That team would be in the Mixed (3 to 1 sex ratio) under 40 category (not 40 & up).

Four Person (Canoe) Teams Long or Short Races


Male

Under 14
14 - 18
19 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 & up

Female

Under 14
14 - 18
19 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 & up

Mixed

1 person of opposite sex ( 3 to 1 ratio)
Mixed under 18
Mixed 18-39
Mixed 40 & up


Couples

2 persons of each sex
Couples under 18
Couples 18-39
Couples 40 & up

Corporate Challenge

4 full-time employees from the same company
No age or sex categories

Family

Siblings with at least one parent or grandparent
No age or sex categories


Three Person (Kayak) Teams in both Long or Short Races


Kayak Division Male

Under 18
18-39
40 & up

Kayak Division Female

Under 18
18-39
40 & up

Kayak Division Mixed

Under 18
18-39
40 & up


Two Person (Tandem) Teams Long Race Only


Tandem Male

Under 18
18-39
40 & up

Tandem Female

Under 18
18-39
40 & up

Tandem Mixed

Under 18
18-39
40 & up


New Standup Paddleboard Division -

One division, No age or sex categories

New K-2 Team divisions

One division, No age or sex categories.

Memorial Awards

These special memorial awards will be presented on Great Race Day to honor athletes in the race and supporters of the race:



  • The Jule Verdi Award, presented to the first 4 person (canoe) team to finish the traditional course.
  • The Bill Michaels Award , presented to the first female and first male runner to finish the 10 kilometer portion of the traditional race.
  • The Brian Hanley Memorial Award, presented to the first all female 4 person (canoe) team to finish the traditional course.
  • The Geri Read Award, presented to the first all female 4 person (canoe) team to finish the short course.
  • The Paul Ringwood Senior Memorial Award, presented to the first place finisher in the Family Category in the short race.
  • The Newman Award, presented to the oldest (average age) 4 person team to finish either race.
  • The Bonnie Foster Dello Stritto Award, presented to the youngest team to finish the race (either the short or traditional course).
  • The "Big John" Connors Award, presented to an outstanding Great Race volunteer or group of volunteers.
  • The Frank Ruggiero Memorial Scholarship awarded to a deserving college bound 2014 Great Race athlete or volunteer.

Team fee and Registration information

Race location

Location Map
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