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Spartan River Races

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7:00 AM


Location: The races will take place on the beautiful Pere Marquette River starting at the Scottville Riverside Park. Race Options: Race #1 Scottville to Ludington: 12 river miles by canoe or kayak.  Race #2 Triathlon: 12 mike bike, 4.7 mile run, and 4.7 river miles by canoe or kayak. Start with approximately a 12 mile bike ride starting at the Scottville Riverside Park. South on Scottville Road to Chauvez Road, East to Custer Road, then north to Wilson Road, West to Scottville Road and North to Scottville Riverside Park. Once back at the Park you will change to run approximately 4.7 miles to the Custer Boat Launch Area. Route: South on Scottville Road to Conrad Road, East to Custer Road, north to Launch site. Your bike and gear will be in a secure area monitored by a security person until you come back for your items. When you reach the Custer Bridge Launch Area your canoe or kayak will be waiting for you to race to Scottville Riverside Park. Participants must get their vessel to the Custer Bridge area themselves. Race #3 Custer to Scottville: 4.7 river miles by canoe or kayak.  Check-In: All racers check-in at the Scottville Riverside Park on July 13th. The Scottville to Ludington Race check-in starts at 7:00 am. The Triathlon check-in starts at 7:30 am. The Custer to Scottville Race check-in starts at 9:30 am. Divisions for Race #1 (Ludington to Scottville) Age Divisions Singles: Male and Female 18 to 25 & 26 and over Double/Tandem Male, Female, and Co-Ed Divisions (combined ages): 36 to 50, & 51 and over The Top Three finishers in each Division will receive awards. Divisions Race #2 (Triathlon) Age Divisions Singles will be: Male and Female 18 to 25 & 26 and over The Top Three finishers in each Division will receive awards. Divisions for Race #3 (Custer to Scottville) Age Divisions Singles Male and Female will be 18 – 25, 26 – 32, 33 – 39, 40 – 49, 50+. Double/Tandem Male, Female, and Co-Ed Divisions  (combined ages) 36-50, 51-64, 65-78, 79-99, 100+ The Top Three finishers in each Division will receive awards. Races Start Schedule: The Scottville to Ludington Race racers will start in flights of 3-5 participants, with the first flight leaving at 7:30 am. Last group needs to leave by 8:00 am. The river course to Ludington will be marked and there will be a checkpoint approximately ½ way to Ludington. Triathlon participants are responsible for getting their vessels to the Custer Road Bridge Launch Area There will a security person on site to watch over your gear/vessel. Your gear left there will be transported to the Scottville Riverside Park. Tagged and identified for you. The Triathlon racers will start the bike ride as a group at 8:30 am. The Custer to Scottville Race racers will start in flights of 3-5 participants, with the first flight leaving at 10:30 a.m. Last group needs to leave by 11:00 a.m. Race Details: Must be 18 years of age or older. Entry fee: $25.00 per participant prior to July 12th.  On July 13th the entry fee will be $30.00 and be registered by 8:00 am. NO REFUNDS, event held rain or shine. Participants may also register at Paddle Sports located in Scottville. Checks need to be written to MCC Ed Foundation. Vessels for race #1 & #3 may be a single or tandem canoe, single or double Kayak. Vessels for race #2 may only be single canoe or kayak. Kayaks will be limited to 14 feet!!! Scottville to Ludington participants are responsible for getting their vessels to the starting area and there will be a shuttle of vessels from Ludington back to the Scottville Riverside Park. Racers are responsible for their own PFD, paddle, vessel, and bicycle. Canoes must be propelled with a single blade paddle. Kayaks with a double-bladed paddle. Bent shafts are permitted. Participants MUST show a USCG approved PFD’s at the start of the race. NO Cushions to be used as PFD’s Absolutely NO ALCOHOL BEVERAGES during the race. If you do not finish the race, you must notify a race official. Awards Ceremony at approximately 1:00 pm

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