GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION


INDEX:

CHOOSING A RACE HEAT


ABOUT THE COURSE


COURSE RULES

PRIZE MONEY SCHEDULE


ABOUT THE EVENT


RACE BIBS

RACE TYPES / LENGTHS


EVENT PARKING


TIMING CHIP

REGISTRATION


FESTIVAL AREA


SHOWERS

CREATING TEAMS


EVENT CHECK IN


WHAT TO BRING

ATLAS KIDS RACE


BAG CHECK


RACE DAY TIPS

VOLUNTEERING


EVENT SAFETY RULES


TIPS FOR SPECTATORS




PICK YOUR HEAT: HOW DO YOU WANT TO RACE?


OPEN HEATS

ATLAS RACE OPEN HEATS ARE FOR RACERS WHO ARE NOT COMPETING FOR PRIZE MONEY. WHILE THESE HEATS ARE COMPETITIVE, THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE MONEY AND WILL OFTEN BE LARGER HEATS WITH MORE RACERS ON THE COURSE AT A GIVEN TIME.

OPEN HEATS ARE A GREAT WAY TO TAKE ON THE COURSE REGARDLESS OF YOUR FITNESS LEVEL OR EXPERIENCE WITH OBSTACLE RACING.

ELITE HEATS

FOR THE EXPERIENCED, OR BRAVE NEWCOMERS WHO WISH TO COMPETE FOR PRIZE MONEY AND PODIUM SPOTS, THE ELITE HEATS ARE THE PLACE TO BE. THESE HEATS ARE EARLIER IN THE DAY AND ARE GENERALLY RUN BY EXPERIENCED OBSTACLE RACERS AND OBSTACLE RACING PRO ATHLETES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY.

WITH HUGE CASH PRIZES AND A CHANCE TO RACE WITH THE GREATS, THE ELITE HEATS ARE FOR THE SERIOUS OBSTACLE RACER WHO WANTS A SPOT ON THE PODIUM.

ELITE HEAT PRIZE MONEY STRUCTURE

THE ELITE HEAT PRIZE MONEY IS AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL

1ST PLACE


$2500

2ND PLACE


$1500

3RD PLACE


$1000

4TH PLACE


$ 750

5TH PLACE


$ 500

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL

1ST PLACE


$2500

2ND PLACE


$1500

3RD PLACE


$1000

4TH PLACE


$ 750

5TH PLACE


$ 500


MEN'S TEAM

1ST PLACE


$4000

2ND PLACE


$2000

3RD PLACE


$1500

4TH PLACE


$1000

5TH PLACE


$ 800


WOMEN'S TEAM

1ST PLACE


$4000

2ND PLACE


$2000

3RD PLACE


$1500

4TH PLACE


$1000

5TH PLACE


$ 800

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Race lengths


ATLAS RACE OFFERS TWO PRIMARY RACE LENGTHS: THE BOSS AND THE RANGER. SOME RACES, DEPENDING ON LOCATION AND VENUE MAY OFFER LONGER RACE LENGTHS. VIEW EACH EVENT PAGE FOR DETAILS ON WHAT RACE LENGTHS ARE OFFERED AND PRICING LEVELS.

"the boss" 3-5 MILES AND 20+ OBSTACLES

THE BOSS IS BACK. VACATION IS OVER. TEST YOUR WILL AND STRENGTH AGAINST A COURSE BETWEEN 3-5 MILES. THIS COURSE WILL CONSIST OF AT LEAST 20 OBSTACLES SPREAD OUT OVER THE TOTAL DISTANCE. THE COURSE WILL BEGIN AND END AT THE FESTIVAL AREA.

"the ranger" 7-9 MILES AND 25+ OBSTACLES

THE RANGER IS A LONGER COURSE OF BETWEEN 7-9 MILES CONSISTING OF AT LEAST 25 OBSTACLES SPREAD OUT OVER THE TOTAL DISTANCE. THIS COURSE WILL BEGIN AND END AT THE FESTIVAL AREA.

course markers

DURING MOST EVENTS THE BOSS AND THE RANGER WILL CROSS PATHS. TO AVOID CONFUSION WE PLACE MARKERS AND VOLUNTEERS AT CRUCIAL POINTS TO HELP ENSURE RACERS STAY ON COURSE.


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REGISTRATION FOR INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS


HOW TO REGISTER FOR AN EVENT

TO REGISTER FOR ANY EVENT CLICK THE EVENT NAME. DATE, OR RACE DISTANCE SHOWN ABOVE. YOU WILL THEN BE TAKEN TO THE EVENT PAGE WITH MORE DETAILS AND INFORMATION. ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL SEE BUTTON THAT READ REGISTER NOW. CLICKING THESE BUTTONS TAKES YOU TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE WHERE YOU CAN ENTER YOUR RACER INFORMATION AND BILLING INFORMATION.

NEXT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION ONCE YOUR REGISTRATION IS COMPLETED. KEEP THIS CONFIRMATION FOR REFERENCE. IT WILL INCLUDE EVENT INFORMATION AND TIPS FOR RACERS.

HOW DO I CREATE A TEAM

DURING REGISTRATION, THE FIRST QUESTION YOU MUST ANSWER IS HOW YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE. CHOICES ARE INDIVIDUAL, CREATE A TEAM OR JOIN A TEAM. TO CREATE A TEAM CLICK THE CREATE A TEAM BUTTON AND YOU WILL NEXT BE PROMPTED TO ENTER IN YOUR TEAM NAME AND COMPLETED THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.


THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF TEAMS THAT CAN BE CREATED: AN OPEN TEAM, MEANING ANYONE CAN JOIN; AND A PRIVATE TEAM REQUIRING AN INVITE TO JOIN.

IF YOU WISH TO CREATE A PRIVATE TEAM THAT IS INVITE OPEN LOOK FOR THAT OPTION WHEN YOU CREATE YOUR TEAM

ONCE YOU CREATE A TEAM, YOU WILL GAIN ACCESS TO TEAM RECRUITMENT TOOLS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING TOOLS TO HELP PROMOTE AND GROW YOUR TEAM. THIS INCLUDES A CUSTOM WEBPAGE FOR YOUR TEAM YOU CAN SHARE WITH OTHERS.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN JOIN A TEAM

FOR TEAMS RUNNING OPEN HEATS (NON COMPETITIVE HEATS) TEAMS CAN BE AS LARGE AS YOU WISH. BE ADVISED HOWEVER IF A TEAM GETS TOO BIG THEIR HEAT MAY BE SPLIT UP TO ACCOMMODATE A SAFE AMOUNT OF RACERS ON THE COURSE AT ANY GIVEN TIME.

FOR TEAMS COMPETING IN THE ELITE HEATS (RACING FOR PRIZE MONEY) ARE LIMITED TO 4 RACERS.

HOW DO I JOIN A TEAM

TO JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM YOU WILL ALSO VISIT THE REGISTRATION PAGE AND CLICK THE JOIN A TEAM BUTTON. YOU CAN EITHER SELECT FROM A LIST OF OPEN TEAMS, OR IF THE TEAM YOU ARE JOINING IS PRIVATE YOU WILL NEED TO BE INVITED, OR AT MINIMUM WILL NEED TO KNOW THE NAME OF THE TEAM YOU WISH TO JOIN.

can i edit or cancel my registration

WE DO ALLOW EDITS TO REGISTRATIONS SUCH AS NAME OR CONTACT INFO. WE DO NOT ALLOW REGISTRATIONS TO TRANSFER BETWEEN RACERS OR EVENTS. WE ALSO ALLOW RACERS TO CANCEL A REGISTRATION AHEAD OF TIME.

TO EDIT OR CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION, CONSULT THE EMAIL YOU WERE SENT WHEN YOU REGISTERED. IT WILL HAVE ALL OF THE NECESSARY INFORMATION ON HOW TO DO SO. REGISTRATIONS MAY BE CANCELLED UP TO THE NIGHT BEFORE AN EVENT.

IF A RACER REGISTERED FOR AN EVENT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON RACE DAY, AND HAS NOT CANCELLED IN ADVANCE THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY REFUND OF THEIR REGISTRATION CHARGES. NO EXCEPTIONS

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ABOUT THE COURSE


general info

ATLAS OBSTACLE COURSES CONSIST OF MILITARY STYLE OBSTACLES, AND RUNNING THROUGH RUGGED TERRAIN, DEEP MUD, SLIPPERY SURFACES, AND ELEVATION CHANGES. THE COURSES ARE DESIGNED TO CHALLENGE RUNNERS IN SEVERAL WAYS. EXPECT TESTS OF BRAVERY, STAMINA, DETERMINATION, GRIT, AND STRENGTH.

OUR COURSES ARE NOT EASY. THEY ARE DESIGNED TO BE CHALLENGING FOR PEOPLE OF ALL ATHLETIC ABILITIES. REGARDLESS OF YOUR ATHLETIC ABILITY OR FITNESS LEVEL, THOSE WITH A STRONG WILL AND A DETERMINED SPIRIT WILL EXPERIENCE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE AND EARN AN ATLAS MEDAL.

course layout and aid stations

ATLAS RACE EVENTS ARE UNIQUE. WHILE MOST OBSTACLE RACE EVENTS OFFER SOME VIEW OF THE COURSE FROM THE SPECTATOR AREA, ATLAS RACE FOCUSES ON THE FESTIVAL AREA AS BOTH THE START AND FINISH LINE. ATLAS SPECTATORS ARE OFFERED FRONT ROW VIEWING FOR SEVERAL COURSE OBSTACLES SO THEY CAN WATCH THE RACING ACTION FROM UP CLOSE.

MOST ATLAS RACE COURSES WILL HAVE A MINIMUM OF TWO AIDE STATIONS. AIDE STATIONS OFFER HYDRATION BREAKS DURING THE COURSE. THOSE WITH PREVIOUS RACE EXPERIENCE UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT AIDE STATIONS CAN BE. THESE AIDE STATIONS ALSO OFFER RACERS THE ABILITY TO ASK QUESTIONS ON THE COURSE, IN SOME CASES EVEN ADVICE ON HOW TO APPROACH THE NEXT OBSTACLE FOLLOWING THE AIDE STATION.


course rules - don't get disqualified!

THE FOLLOWING RULES AND GUIDELINES KEEP THIS RACE A FUN AND SAFE EVENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

PARTICIPANTS MUST ABIDE BY ALL INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN FROM THE RACE DIRECTOR, RACE STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL.

PARTICIPANTS UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE ATLAS RACE H IS AN EXTREME EVENT AND ACCEPT ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE AND ALL OBSTACLES.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 14 YEARS-OLD OR OLDER ON RACE DAY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ATLAS RACE. YOUNGER RACERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO RUN THE ATLAS KIDS RACE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR THE PROVIDED ATLAS RACE BIB NUMBER CLEARLY SHOWN ON THEIR BODY. NO PARTICIPANT WILL BE ALLOWED TO RACE WITHOUT AN OFFICIAL BIB NUMBER.

SEVERAL VIDEOGRAPHERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE STATIONED ALONG THE COURSE. PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO ALLOW THE EVENT  TO USE ANY PICTURES OR VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE EVENT FOR FUTURE PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES.

BABY JOGGERS, BABY STROLLERS, IN-LINE SKATES, BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF WHEELED DEVICE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE COURSE.

URINATING OR DEFECATING ON OR ANYWHERE NEAR THE COURSE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

REGISTRATION BOOTH WILL CLOSE WHEN THE MAXIMUM VENUE CAPACITY IS REACHED.

RUNNERS WHO ATTEMPT TO RUN OFF COURSE (OUTSIDE RACE MARKER BOUNDARIES) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND THEIR TIMING CHIPS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RESET.

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FESTIVAL AREA


THE FESTIVAL AREA PROVIDES SPECTATORS AND RACERS WITH ENTERTAINMENT, VENDOR BOOTHS, FOOD AND DRINK AREAS, AND EVEN PRACTICE OBSTACLES FOR SPECTATORS TO ATTEMPT. CHECK OUT ALL THE BOOTHS FOR SOME EXCELLENT SAVINGS AND SPECIAL OFFERS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ATLAS RACERS.

bag check

ALONG WITH YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET YOU WILL RECEIVE A RACE BIB, SUPPLIES TO ATTACH THE BIB, AND ALSO A BAG CHECK TICKET. THIS TICKET IS USUALLY AFFIXED TO THE BIB ITSELF AND SHOULD BE REMOVED. THIS ALLOWS RACERS TO STORE THERE BAGS AND PERSONAL ITEMS FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT. YOUR BAG CHECK NUMBER WILL CORRESPOND TO YOUR RACE BIB NUMBER SHOULD IT GET LOST. VISIT THE BAG CHECK AREA EARLY TO AVOID ANY LINES.

registration / check in booth

AS YOU ENTER THE FESTIVAL AREA YOU WILL SEE A REGISTRATION / CHECK IN BOOTH. THIS IS WHERE RACERS WHO HAVE NOT PICKED UP THEIR PACKETS IN ADVANCE SHOULD GO FIRST. VISIT THE BOOTH, PICK UP YOUR PACKET, AND PROCEED TO THE BAG CHECK AREA WHEN YOU ARE READ.

race bib

IN YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR RACING BIB AND BAG CHECK TICKET. BEFORE YOU ATTACH YOUR RACE BIB BE SURE TO REMOVE THE BAG CHECK TICKET AND FREE BEER TICKET. ONCE YOU HAVE REMOVED YOUR BAG CHECK TICKET, TAKE YOUR BAG TO THE BAG CHECK AREA BEFORE YOUR RACE BEGINS. OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL ATTACH YOUR BAG CHECK TICKET TO YOUR BAG AND YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR BAG LATER USING YOUR RACING BIB. IF YOU LOSE YOUR BIB ON THE COURSE, WE CAN LOOK YOU UP AT THE BAG CHECK BOOTH AND ASSIST YOU IN LOCATING YOUR CHECKED BAG.

NEXT ATTACH YOUR BIB TO THE FRONT OR BACK OF YOUR SHIRT. THIS BIB HELPS US FIND YOU IN THE MANY RACE PHOTOS WE TAKE. RACERS ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO WRITE THEIR BIB NUMBER SOMEWHERE ON THEIR BODY JUST IN CASE THE RACE BIB FALLS OFF WHILE RACING.

timing chip

YOUR RACE TIMING CHIP WILL ALSO BE IN YOUR RACE PACKET. THE TIMING CHIP IS A SMALL PLASTIC DEVICE ATTACHED USUALLY TO ONE SHOE WHICH DIGITALLY TRACKS YOUR TIME. THE CHIP BEGINS TIMING AS YOU CROSS THE STARTING LINE AND AUTOMATICALLY ENDS WHEN YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE. ATTACH THESE TIMING CHIPS CAREFULLY. IF YOU LOSE YOUR TIMING CHIP THERE MAY BE A FEE, AND YOUR TIME WILL NOT BE TALLIED SO YOU WILL NOT KNOW HOW LONG IT TOOK YOU TO COMPLETE THE COURSE. BEFORE LINING UP ON THE STARTING LINE BE SURE YOUR TIMING CHIP IS FIRMLY AND SECURELY ATTACHED. OUR VOLUNTEERS CAN ASSIST YOU WITH THIS.

starting line

ALL ATLAS RACES BEGIN AT THE FESTIVAL AREA. LOOK FOR A WELL MARKED STARTING LINE, AND LINE UP THERE AT LEAST 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SPECIFIC START TIME (HEAT). RACERS WILL BEGIN THE COURSE FROM THE STARTING LINE AND WILL COMPLETE THE COURSE BY CROSSING THE FINISH LINE WHICH WILL ALSO BE IN THE FESTIVAL AREA. THIS GIVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY THE CHANCE TO WATCH AND CHEER YOU ON.

finish line

THE FINISH LINE WILL ALSO BE IN THE FESTIVAL AREA. ALL RACERS WHO FINISH WILL BE GIVEN AN ATLAS RACE MEDAL, ATLAS RACE FINISHERS SHIRT AS WELL AS FREE WATER AND ENERGY SNACKS. PLAN TO BRING YOUR OWN AS WELL, BUT THESE ARE WAITING FOR YOU AT THE FINISH LINE.

SHOWER AREA

AN OUTDOOR SHARED SHOWER AREA WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO RACERS FOR POST RACE CLEANUP. RACERS CAN WASH OFF THEMSELVES, AND THEIR CLOTHING AND SHOES. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO USE THE SHOWER AREA.

beer garden

ONCE YOUR RACE IS OVER TAKE YOUR FREE DRINK TICKET TO THE BEER GARDEN AND CLAIM YOUR VICTORY BEER! I.D. IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE BEER GARDEN AREA. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 SHALL BE PERMITTED EVEN WITH A GUARDIAN. NO ALCOHOL MAY BE CARRIED OUTSIDE OF THE BEER GARDEN AREA. RESPECT THE RULES AND FOLLOW THEM. THE BEER GARDEN IS AVAILABLE ALL DAY TO SPECTATORS AS WELL FOR PURCHASE.

NON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

NON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE FOOD AND DRINK AREA OF THE FESTIVAL SECTION AND CAN BE CARRIED ANYWHERE IN THE FESTIVAL AREA.

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ATLAS KIDS RACE


THE ATLAS KIDS RACE IS A TOUGH COURSE DESIGNED JUST FOR KIDS. FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE ALONG SIDE KIDS IF THEY DESIRE, AND WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME DOING IT.

ALL ATLAS RACE EVENTS WILL FEATURE KIDS RACES. ATLAS KIDS RACE FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A FINISHERS MEDAL AND AN ATLAS RACE T- SHIRT.

KIDS AGE 4-8

1 LAP ON THE .5 MILE COURSE FULL OF OBSTACLES AND MUD.
PARENTS CAN RUN ALONG SIDE IF THEY WISH.
SEVERAL ELITE TEAM MEMBERS WILL BE RUNNING WITH AND HELPING WITH THE KIDS RACES.


KIDS AGE 9-13

2 LAPS FOR A 1 MILE COURSE FULL OF OBSTACLES AND MUD.
PARENTS CAN RUN ALONG SIDE IF THEY WISH.
SEVERAL ELITE TEAM MEMBERS WILL BE RUNNING WITH AND HELPING WITH THE KIDS RACES.


REGISTRATION FOR ATLAS KIDS RACE

TO REGISTER FOR ATLAS KIDS RACE, VISIT ANY EVENT PAGE AND CLICK REGISTER NOW. WHEN YOU REACH THE REGISTRATION PAGE CLICK RACE AS INDIVIDUAL, THEN SELECT THE ATLAS KIDS RACE OPTION. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR DESIRED RACE, AND FOR YOUR CHILD AT THE SAME TIME.


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RACE DAY TIPS AND INFORMATION


event parking

DEPENDING ON THE EVENT VENUE THERE WILL LIKELY BE A CHARGE FOR PARKING. PLAN ON BRINGING SOME CASH FOR PARKING. WE RECOMMEND $10 EVEN THOUGH GENERALLY THE PARKING FEE MAY BE LESS.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

RACE DAY IS EXCITING. MAKE SURE YOU PLAN TO BE PREPARED BY THE TIME YOU ARRIVE AT THE COURSE. ON THE DAY OF THE RACE THE VENUE WILL BE CROWDED AND ITS EASY TO GET LOST IN THE EXCITEMENT. BRINGING A FEW KEY THINGS WITH YOU WILL HELP YOU TO BE RELAXED AND READY. HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON WHAT TO HAVE AND HOW TO PACK.

WHAT TO CARRY IN YOUR BAG 

IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A BAG OR BACKPACK LARGE ENOUGH TO HOLD A FEW NECESSITIES. FIRST AND FOREMOST YOU WILL WANT TO BRING EXTRA CLOTHES, SOCKS, AND SHOES TO WEAR AFTER THE EVENT. YOU MAY BE COMFORTABLE AT THE VENUE WITH YOUR WET CLOTHES AND MUDDY SHOES, BUT WHEN YOU GET BACK INTO THE CAR AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU WILL WANT CLEAN SHOES, CLOTHES AND SOCKS. SHOES TAKE UP A LOT OF ROOM IN A BAG SO BRING A LARGE BAG OR PACK.

YOUR BAG SHOULD ALSO BE CAPABLE OF HOLDING A WALLET OR PURSE, BOTTLED WATER, YOUR CAMERA / GOPRO, ENERGY BOOSTING SNACKS AND SHOULD STILL HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO HOLD ANY SOUVENIRS YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE HOME.

ONE LAST ITEM TO CONSIDER IS A TOWEL. WHEN CHANGING FROM YOUR MUDDY COURSE CLOTHES AND SHOES A TOWEL IS GREAT TO HELP WIPE AWAY ANY REMAINING MUD. NO MATTER HOW WELL YOU RINSE OFF AFTER ONE OF THESE EVENTS, YOU WILL STILL HAVE MUD HIDING WAITING TO RUIN YOUR CLEAN POST RACE CLOTHING.

ON YOUR BODY - PLAN AHEAD 

ANY PERSONAL ITEMS YOU PLAN TO CARRY WITH YOU DURING YOUR RUN SHOULD BE FIRMLY SECURED AND TESTED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE EVENT. IT MAY LOOK FUNNY, BUT SHAKING YOUR HEAD VIGOROUSLY WHILE WEARING YOUR GOPRO HEAD MOUNT IS A GREAT WAY TO ENSURE THAT ITS PROPERLY FITTED AND SECURED FOR THE RACE.

ALL GLASSES AND SUN GLASSES SHOULD BE STRAPPED TO YOU SECURELY USING EYE-WEAR STRAPS. BE AWARE THAT YOUR STRAPS NEED TO BE WATER PROOF. TEST THEM FIRST BEFORE BRINGING ANY EYE-WEAR ON THE COURSE.

ALL WATER CARRYING DEVICES SHOULD BE TIGHT, SMALL, AND EASY TO MOVE OUT OF YOUR WAY ON THE COURSE. FOR THIS REASON MANY RUNNERS DO NOT CARRY WATER WITH THEM. THERE WILL BE AT LEAST ONE AID STATION ON THE COURSE WHERE YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STOP AND RE-HYDRATE DURING THE COURSE.

ALL ENERGY SNACKS / FOOD ITEMS SHOULD BE VERY SMALL AND CARRIED IN A SECURE POCKET. YOUR POCKETS WILL BE FILLED WITH MUDDY WATER AND THUS ALL SNACKS WILL NEED TO BE WRAPPED AND WATER TIGHT.

YOUR RACE BIB AND TIMING CHIP 

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR RACERS TO PROPERLY SECURE THEIR RACE BIBS IN PREPARATION FOR THEIR EVENT. YOUR RACE BIB HELPS US IDENTIFY YOU FOR PHOTOS WE TAKE AT THE RACE, AND IS ALSO IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU MAY WISH TO SAVE THIS AS A MUD CRUSTED REMINDER OF THE GLORY YOU ACHIEVE ON THIS DAY. SECURE YOUR RACE BIB TIGHTLY, BUT WITH ENOUGH GIVE THAT YOUR SHIRT WILL NOT TEAR IF IT GETS SNAGGED. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BIB DURING THE RACE AS WELL TO BE SURE IT IS SECURE.

ATLAS RACE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ATTACHABLE TIMING CHIP WHICH KEEPS TRACKS OF YOUR FINISHING TIME. IF YOU LOSE YOUR CHIP ON THE COURSE YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A FINISH TIME BUT WILL STILL RECEIVE YOUR FINISHER MEDAL AND SHIRT.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT YOUR TIMING CHIP IS TURNED IN AT THE END OF YOUR RACE HEAT. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A FEE CHARGED TO THE CREDIT CARD YOU REGISTERED WITH.

GENERAL SPECTATOR TIPS 

SPECTATORS SHOULD ALSO BRING A NICE SIZED BAG OR PURSE. YOU MAY NEED BOTTLED WATER, JACKETS, CAMERAS AND OTHER THINGS SUCH AS A BLANKET. PLAN AHEAD TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU WILL BE COMFORTABLE AT THE EVENT AS YOU CHEER ON THE RACERS. IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT RACE DAY PLEASE CONTACT US HERE.

general atlas race safety rules

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND PARTICIPANTS WEAR RUNNING SHOES. WHILE SOME RUNNERS PREFER BAREFOOT, OUR COURSES CAN PRESENT DANGERS NOT FOUND IN TYPICAL RUNNING EVENTS. FOR THIS PURPOSE WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND WEARING SHOES. MINIMAL STYLE RUNNING SHOES MAY BE MORE COMFORTABLE FOR THOSE USED TO BAREFOOT RUNNING.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD DRESS APPROPRIATELY. THIS COURSE MAY INCLUDE COLD WATER AND SLIPPERY SURFACES. RACE CLOTHING SHOULD BE DURABLE BUT NOT CONSTRICT MOVEMENT.

FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY WE RECOMMEND THOSE WHO WEAR PRESCRIPTION GLASSES TO TETHER THEIR EYE-WEAR WITH A WATERPROOF SUNGLASSES HOLDER. WATER AND MUD HAVE A WAY OF SWALLOWING ANYTHING NOT TETHERED TO A RACERS BODY.

OUR COURSES ARE ROUGH AND RUGGED. ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING MAY BE PRESENT: POISON OAK OR SUMAC, TRIPPING HAZARDS SUCH AS TREE ROOTS, LOW HANGING BRANCHES, BITING INSECTS, UNEVEN SURFACES, OBSTACLES WHICH MUST BE CLIMBED, STEEP HILLS BOTH INCLINE AND DECLINE AND OTHER UNPREDICTABLE DANGERS. BECAUSE OF THIS WE ADVISE RUNNERS TO STAY ON COURSE. OUR COURSES ARE CAREFULLY PLOTTED AND EXAMINED. STAYING ON COURSE KEEPS RUNNERS SAFE AND HAVING A GOOD TIME.

DO NOT MOVE RACE MARKERS. OUR COURSE MARKERS ARE DESIGNED TO KEEP OUR RACERS ON COURSE AND SAFE. MOVING MARKERS IS NOT ONLY DANGEROUS, BUT COULD CAUSE HARM TO OTHERS. DON'T DO IT.

MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ARE ON SITE FOR ALL ATLAS RACE EVENTS. IF YOU SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION OR EXPERIENCE ANY UNUSUAL CONDITIONS OR SYMPTOMS WHILE RUNNING, SPEAK TO A VOLUNTEER AND LET THEM KNOW. OUR MEDICAL PERSONNEL ARE MOBILE AND WILL COME TO YOU. STOP, REST AND WAIT FOR ASSISTANCE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTINUE THE COURSE IF YOU BECOME INJURED.

ATLAS RACE MEDICAL PERSONNEL MAY EXAMINE ANY PARTICIPANT WHO APPEARS TO BE INJURED OR SUFFERING. THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL MAY REMOVE ANY PARTICIPANT FROM THE EVENT, IF, IN THE OPINION OF THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL THE PARTICIPANT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED.

PARTICIPANTS ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL MEDICAL EXPENSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF TRAINING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE ATLAS RACE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HOSPITALIZATION, AMBULANCE TRANSPORTATION OR PHYSICIAN SERVICES.

THE EVENT PRODUCERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL OR DELAY THE RACE DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER OR IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER.


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VOLUNTEERS


HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

TO BECOME AN ATLAS RACE VOLUNTEER, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SIGN UP! CHECK OUT THIS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS. ANYONE CAN VOLUNTEER REGARDLESS OF VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE. BECOMING A VOLUNTEER IS A GREAT WAY TO RACE FOR FREE AND TO GET A CHANCE TO TALK WITH THE PEOPLE WHO CREATE ATLAS RACE.

WHAT VOLUNTEERS DO AT OUR EVENTS

BEING AN ATLAS RACE VOLUNTEER MEANS THAT YOU WOULD HELP US PUT ON THE BEST EVENT POSSIBLE BY LENDING A HAND. RANGING FROM HELP WITH EVENT COORDINATION AND REGISTRATION, TO COURSE HELPERS AND OBSTACLE ATTENDERS, TO THE KIDS RACE AND BEYOND. WE HAVE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO BECOME INVOLVED. BEST OF ALL YOU GET FREE RACE ENTRY AND A SPECIAL SHORT WE CREATE ONLY FOR OUR HELPERS.

HOW TO GET FREE RACE ENTRY FOR VOLUNTEERING

TO GAIN FREE ENTRY JUST SIGN UP! WE WILL CONTACT YOU AS THE EVENT YOU VOLUNTEER FOR GETS CLOSER WITH DIRECTIONS ABOUT A SPECIAL CODE TO USE FOR FREE ENTRY AND ABOUT WHAT KIND OF HELP WE WILL NEED. TYPICALLY, OUR VOLUNTEERS RUN THE COURSE LATER IN THE DAY AFTER HELPING AT THE EVENT.



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