New York Adventure Racing is proud to present the second annual Ramapo Rampage Sprint Race on Sunday, October 16, 2011! Solo's and Teams of 2 will mountain bike, paddle and trek all while navigating their way through the beautiful and rugged terrain of the North Jersey Highlands. For this year's race, teams will have the option to pre-register for a 5 hour or 8 hour rogaine style event with either length being suitable for beginners and top competitors. During this modified rogaine event teams will travel to mandatory points but may also collect optional check points at their discretion. The team with the most optional points at the end of the day will be crowned champions.
* Loop/point to point format
* Modified Rogaine/Score-O style course
* Strategic Route Planning
* Pre-Plotted Maps
* Scenic & Challenging Terrain
* technical single track and double track mountain biking.
* lake paddle
* trail running
Start Time: 8:30am (for both race durations)
Finish Time: 1:30 pm or 4:30 pm
5 or 8 hours of rogaine format racing (must pre-register for the event duration of your choice)
Categories: Male, Female, Coed, Solo
August 30th, 2011
We are excited to let you know that this year’s Rampage course is complete! This year’s course will include some well used staple locations, but in true NYARA fashion almost 40% of the course is new terrain that has never been explored in a previous race! There will be plenty of optional CP’s to challenge teams of all levels while allowing everyone the chance to finish the full race. The course design is a point to point format with little duplicate use of park land and very little use of paved roads. The mountain bike section is incredible with optional single track sections tailored for technical biking (dual suspension is highly recommended). The trek will travel over some very scenic and rugged terrain. The paddle is interesting and as always, don’t count out a potential swim! Stay tuned for further race updates and plan to receive the location of the registration area about a week prior to the race.
October 4th, 2011
We have pre-run and ridden almost all of the course and it's going to be a great race! We are hoping that we've timed it so that the best two person teams will just barely be able to get all the points on course in 8 hours - but as usual we never know for sure so you better run, paddle and bike fast and navigate well.
We have returned this year with the choose-your-own race discipline to start the event. Teams can pick between biking or heading out on the paddle section first. Choose wisely to make sure you maximize your ability to get points and return on time. There are big penalties for arriving late at the finish. We have some updates to the gear list that you might want to pay attention to...
1. You need to provide a team or individual paddle gear bin or bag for transportation of anything you want (within reason). You will have access to this at the kayak put-in and take-out.
2. If you want to go for our optional trek-swim point (big optional points) we suggest bringing a backpack big enough to fit your PFD for the entire trek section. If not, you can wear it the whole time or carry it under your arm, but be sure that we will have measures in place to make sure you wear it during the swim. For you non-swimmers, if you don't want to even try for that point (we'll be sad), you don't have to bring it on the trek at all.
3. We have the best maps money can buy for this race, believe me we've worked hard to make them that way! If you want to bring your own, please feel free. They likely won't make you a better navigator! But if you are not comfortable reading a detailed map with a myriad of trails, lots of contours and no distinction of private vs. public land then we suggest bringing along a copy of the 2009 North Jersey map by set by the NY/NJ Trail Conference. It's available at campmor... http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___67825. On second thought, it might even be good for you confident navigators as well!
Also, for your enjoyment we will have two construction style potable johns at the race start with some graphic writing for your reading enjoyment. There are also johns at the paddle put-in and take-out. Take advantage of these early as they are often crowded at just before the race start! Don't forget some TP in case we run out. You never know!
Our next update will be on Oct. 10th or 11th with the final race instructions, race start location and anything else you may need to know.
Tell your friends to sign up! We have a huge field already but we always want more! We can't wait to see you at the race!
October 10th, 2011
The 2011 Rampage is almost upon us! I’m sure you are all anxiously awaiting the start location! But first we had a question about PFD’s on the optional swim point on the Trek section of the race. The question was asked about allowing inflatable PFD’s to be used for that point. Please pay close attention to our response…
“Only a USCG approved Type III non-inflatable PFD is allowed on the paddle section of this race. However, since the optional swim is short and you must carry a PFD throughout the entire trek for one swim point, we will allow the use of either a USCG approved Type III non-inflatable PFD or a USCG approved inflatable type III or type V PFD for this point. Before the start of the race you must prove to one of the race directors that your inflatable PFD holds air with no leaks and show us how you intend to inflate it. In addition, it must be inflated and worn properly while you are on the swim section. We will have measures in place to make sure this is done. Note – no one under the age of 16 years old is allowed to wear an inflatable life jacket according to the USCG and all life jackets must be sized properly to fit each individual. Swimmies, inflatable dinosaurs and inner tubes are not USCG approved floatation devices so don’t even ask!”
Second, even though we’ve already said it once, after pre-riding the bike section the weather over the last month has done a number on some of the single track trails. We strongly recommend dual suspension bikes if you have the option, but you will be fine on any bike to complete the course.
Finally, the start location is at the upper parking lot in Jungle Habitat. We will be there at 6:30am to begin registering teams for the 8:30am race start. You will get your race instructions and maps as soon as you register with your entire team.
Directions to Jungle Habitat from 287 are as follows:
Take exit 57 for Skyline drive. Take Skyline Drive North (From 287 South turn right off the exit, and from 287 North turn left off the exit) for approximately 5 miles to the end and turn right on CR511 Greenwood Lake Turnpike. Go approximately 7 miles and turn left on Marshall Hill Rd. Make your first left on Airport Road. Follow Airport Road up the hill for 0.5 miles and bear left through the gate to Jungle Habitat (you will see signs there for the NYARA Event). Follow the road another 0.5 miles up to the upper parking lot. We will be set up by the tunnel on the left side. For GPS users we suggest using 199 Airport Rd., West Milford, NJ 07480. Just in case you arrive at the airport by mistake, turn around and make your 1st right into Jungle Habitat.
We will be setting flags on the course this Saturday. Please don’t show up and try to scout the race the day before! If we catch you, there will be public ridicule prior to the race start and we’ll let the mob decide your punishment!
Good luck and we’ll see you Sunday!
Pre-Race: What you need to know
· Check-in Location: Tent @ Upper Parking Lot, Jungle Habitat.
· Check-in Time: Check in opens at 6:30am.
· Check in with race staff to hand in ALL team member’s signed waivers.
· Pick-up your team’s Racer Packet. Your team’s racer packet will consist of everything you need for the race, including maps:
· Number bibs for each team member - must be pinned to backpack.
· Race Rules and Instructions.
· Wristbands - for 2 person teams only.
· Race Course Outline and Description.
· Three punch cards – one for Paddle Points “P”, one for Trek Points “T” and one for Bike Points “B”. Mandatory points will be MP for the paddle, MT for the trek and MB for the bike. You will exchange and get new optional punch cards during the race as indicated on the course instructions.
· (3) maps – North, South and Bike maps. Two person teams will receive a fourth 8.5” x 11” North Map.
· Gather at the tent at 7:40am for the pre-race meeting.
· Hand in your paddle gear bag and bundled paddles (if you have your own), by 8:15am. Please write your team number on paddles and gear bins/bags.
· Choose your starting discipline and hand in you other punch cards by 8:15am.
· Assemble at starting line for an 8:30am race start!
Race Directors: Sam Scaturro & Ed Harrington
Race Fees: $160 for team of 2 until September 15th, $185 for team of 2 after September 15th. Soloists $85.
* 6:30am Registration Opens
* 7:45am Pre-Race Meeting
* 8:30am Race Start
* 1:30pm Race Closes for the 5 hour event
* 4:30pm Race Closes for the 8 hour event
Register for The Ramapo Rampage HERE
|Contact: Denise Mast - email@example.com |
|Results can be found HERE |