No. As per the required gear list, you do not need (and cannot use) your own boat and/or paddles. You CAN, however, use your own life vests if you don't want to use the ones provided.
2010 Fat Otter Fall Sprint
Disciplines include Mountain Biking, Paddling, Orienteering, and Special Events. Last year it was bit chilly out there, so please dress accordingly. You might want to put an extra change of clothes in the car for after the paddle just in case.
We will be providing post race food and beverage in typical Fat Otter style (burgers, chips, beans, etc.) Course instructions will be handed out at check-in and will be covered during the pre-race meeting. Order of events will also be revealed at the pre-race meeting. That’s about it, feel free to contact us with any questions.
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No. All the maps will have the checkpoints pre-plotted.
As with most 'Adventure' races, the exact course and distances will not be revealed until the pre-race briefing just before the event. As a general rule of thumb, we try to even out the TIME spent doing each discipline throughout the event. In addition, we try to not have participants doing any one thing for a ridiculous amount of time.
As per the required gear list posted on the website, you MUST use a mountain bike. No road bikes, cyclocross bikes, or tandem bikes will be allowed. Trust me, with the trails I'll have you on, you wouldn't want a road bike!!
The kind that float on the water... and that's all you get to know!
Part of the fun of Adventure Racing is not knowing exactly what you're getting yourself into! Instructions provided at the start of the race can be anything from instructions to run east, to instructions for the entire course. Don't let this intimidate you though, everyone is in the same situation.
Various map scales will be used during the event.
In the past, 1:10000. 1:15000, and 1:24000 have been used.
Maps won't be handed out until the pre-race briefing just before the race. The mystery behind the course is part of the experience
Although the navigation will be on the easy side for experienced teams, the race is structured in such a way that experienced racers will still have to work hard for the duration.