Important Registration Information: 

Due to lack of interest in the Fall Sprint, it will be postponed yet again. Alternately, this year the event will be FREE for all who wish to participate. To sign up, check out the Fat Otter Meetup Group in the near future to see the upcoming event.

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Registration closed September 01, 2015
Rod McLennan
Race Director
Karen McLennan
Race Director
Volunteer Coordinator

Date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am

The first annual Fall Sprint Colorado will be held at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, CO.  As always, this will be a great race for beginners and experienced racers.   A beginners navigation clinic will be held prior to the start to help those who may not have done any orienteering before.

As we are still in the planning stages, discipline distances are not yet available, but stay tuned for updates. 

Disciplines include
- Running
- Biking (non-techinical)
- Orienteering
- Paddling
- Surprise Challenges

Team configurations will be 2-Person Male, 2-Person Female, 2-Person Coed (prize division).  Solo racers may be considered, but provide proof of experience and will be required to supply their own boat.

As this race is in a Colorado State Park, all vehicles will be required to pay the daily use fee.  I am trying to streamline this so the fee can just be rolled into the registration so we don't have a large backup at the ranger station.

Check-in, pre-race briefing, and start are all at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area in the Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit.

The race course follows the Ice Age National Scenic Trail through the entire distance of the forest. Racers will complete two out-and-backs. The first takes them to the Northern most point and back, followed by the Southern most point and back.

Gear is staged near the ranger station at the Mauthe Lake entrance.

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Are pacers allowed?

Pacers are allowed at any point during the race due to the increased level of safety they provide. They may not provide ANY support other than moral support. This is a self-supported event, not a pacer supported event.

How Do I Transfer a Bib?

The bib transfer process is now fully automated. The parties involved are solely responsible for payment transfer and confirmation. The process is as follows:

1. The recipient must have an account on the website
2. The current bib owner should log in and navigate to the event page.
3. The current bib owner will see an option to either view the 'want' list or 'transfer registration'

IF THE RECIPIENT IS ON THE WANT LIST
- Click on the 'View "Want" List' button
- Click 'transfer' under the Actions column

IF THE RECIPIENT IS NOT ON THE WANT LIST
- Click on the 'Transfer Registration' button
- Enter the email address of the recipient (must be the one they registered with)

Upon completion, the registration will appear under the new users account. This can be verified by viewing the participant list.

Is there a medical check for participants?

There is no medical check during the event. The volunteers will do their best to keep an eye on the state of the participants, but are not expected to, nor qualified to make any medical judgements. It is the responsibility of the racers to access their condition and decide if they are able to continue. Race staff will have the right to pull any racer out if they feel they are a danger to themselves. All racers are required to carry a cellular phone to activate the 911 system if needed.

Can I stage gear or have a support crew?

Support is only allowed at the central staging area at Mauthe Lake. Participants may leave a drop bin/bag at the 46 mile Mauthe Lake checkpoint. Any spectators providing support beyond what is being provided by the volunteer staff to all racers will disqualify that racer.

What qualifies as the required shelter?

Starting in 2020, the extreme gear shelter requirement has been replaced by a 3-4 season bivy instead. This is due to the confusion surrounding what would qualify as a shelter as well as the safety concerns around being able to pitch a shelter in an emergency. Emergency bivys do not qualify. You may, however, carry the 3-4 season bivy as a replacement for the otherwise required emergency bivy when extreme weather gear is not required.