June 10, 2018

Packet Pickup #1

1pm-4pm

The First Packet Pickup will be Sunday, June 10th from 1-4pm at Fleet Feet in Blue Ash.

June 14, 2018

Packet Pickup #2

5-8pm

The 2nd Packet Pickup will be Thursday, June 14th from 5-8pm at Fleet Feet in Blue Ash.  Teams who are at least 25 miles away, can pick up Race Day Morning....all others....need to pick up here.

Please reload

RACE PACKET - T-SHIRT & BIB NUMBER:

  • Your race packet will include one shirt and bib number per team member.

  • Each Team Member must wear their Race shirt with their bib number pinned on front during the race.  You can decorate/update your shirt how ever you want, but you must wear your race shirt.

  • One Team Member will wear the bib number with the radio chip on it. Protect and keep it on there. The other Team Member will wear the bib that will be checked off by designated volunteers wearing sombreros during the race as you complete each challenge station.

  • Confirm your start time on your bib number.

  • Sorry, but we CANNOT exchange shirt sizes at packet pickup.

 

FOOD & DRINK TICKETS:

 

  • One of the Bib Numbers will have your Food & Drink Tickets attached.  Please do not remove these until you need them at the race after party!  

  • 1 ticket each for Hamburgers and Hot Dogs etc. provided by American Food Group,  Pulled Pork Sliders from Texas Road House, Corn on the Cob from Paul Hall & Assoc. and Bananas from Kroger.

  • 1 ticket each for Water and Pepsi products provided by Pepsi and/or Beer provided by Stagnero Distributing and 50 West Brewery.

PLEASE PLAN ON 2 HOURS TO DROP BIK​E OFF, PARK CAR AND TAKE BUS TO START LINE!
  • This year, we will be starting the race at the PAXTON RAMSEY PARK and finishing at VALLEY VIEW FOUNDATION FARM  in Milford.  Because of this, you will have to drop your bikes off at CUB WORLD in Miami Township and then drive yourself to the finish line parking at PATTISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL to park your vehicle and then ride a bus back to PAXTON RAMSEY PARK.

  • This AWESOME NEW COURSE is wonderful, but with a little bit of tricky logistics...again please please please leave  AT LEAST 2 HOURS AHEAD OF YOUR START TIME!  PLEASE make sure and plan to have your bikes at the CUB WORLD  bike corral in Miami Township at least 90 minutes before your start time to allow enough time to drive to Pattison Elementary School and then ride the bus back to the Paxton Ramsey Park. You should be on a bus riding back to the Paxton Ramsey Park  by at least 60 minutes before your start time.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Here are the lane closures during the race starting at 7:45AM until the race ends on these roads:

 

1) Southbound lane of Price Road from Paxton Ramsey Park to Ibold Road;

2) Westbound lane of Ibold Road from Price Road to Camp Friedlander entrance; and

3) Southbound lane of Price Road between Cub World entrance and Milford city line (just north of Miami Woods Dr in Milford).

 

Note that both lanes between the Ibold and Price intersection to Cub World are open.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

DIRECTIONS TO START BIKE CORRAL:

Cub World 6035 Price Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

 

From I-275E and Wards Corner Rd

Turn RIGHT at light and head southwest on Wards Corner Rd (Past Frisch’s)1.4 mi

At STOP sign turn LEFT onto OH-126E 0.2 mi

Continue straight onto Loveland-Miamiville Rd 0.6 mi

Turn RIGHT onto Ibold Rd 0.9 mi

Please watch for Racers on road

At STOP Sign continue straight to stay on Loveland-Milford Rd/Price Rd 0.9 mi

Turn right in to CUB WORLD please follow VOLUNTEERS directions

 

From I-275W and Wards Corner Rd

Turn LEFT at light and head southwest on Wards Corner Rd 1.6 mi

At STOP sign turn LEFT onto OH-126E 0.2 mi

Continue straight onto Loveland-Miamiville Rd 0.6 mi

Turn RIGHT onto Ibold Rd 0.9 mi

Please watch for Racers on road

At STOP Sign continue straight to stay on Loveland-Milford Rd/Price Rd 0.9 mi

Turn right in to CUB WORLD please follow VOLUNTEERS directions

DIRECTIONS TO FINISH LINE PARKING AND BUS PICKUP:

From - Cub World 6035 Price Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

 

PLEASE Follow VOLUNTEERS directions!

Exit Cub World by turning LEFT onto Loveland-Milford Rd/Price Rd 2 min (0.4 mi)

At STOP Sign turn RIGHT to stay on Loveland-Milford Rd/Price Rd 0.9 mi

Follow OFFICERS directions

Please watch for Racers on road

At STOP sign turn LEFT onto Loveland-Milford Rd/Price Rd 0.6 mi

Turn LEFT at light and head southwest (Cross over highway) and enter I-275 East

Follow I-275 East for 2 exits. Take exit 59 for OH-450/Milford Parkway

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Milford Parkway 0.6 mi

At light turn LEFT onto Chamber Dr.

At TRAFFIC CIRCLE take first exit onto Beechwood Rd

Turn RIGHT at STOP SIGN onto Round Bottom Rd

Continue on Round Bottom Rd. Drive to S Milford 2 min (1.2 mi)

Turn right onto S Milford Rd 0.3 mi

Follow VOLUNTEERS directions

 

Pattison Elementary School

5330 S Milford Rd, Milford, OH 45150

WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  1. This is a rain or shine event. The event will be modified to deal with any weather issues. Should we encounter severe weather the race will be temporarily halted.  All racers shall stop and follow given directions.  When the “all clear” is given the the clock will and race will resume.

  2. Lightening Sirens - if the lightening sirens do go off we will PAUSE the Race!  Volunteers will be alerted by radio to stop you and help you find shelter.  We will give the ALL-CLEAR when it is safe to resume the race.

BIKE CORAL DROP OFF:

  1. We are NOT providing cards for your race number this year.  Please feel free to put any markings, flags, streamers, stickers. etc... on your bikes, that you feel necessary to help you find your bikes as fast as possible during the exchanges.

  2. Please park your bikes in your designated start time area - this will be the quickest way for you to find it come exchange time!

  3. Remember: Each rider must have their own helmet, and WEAR THE HELMET AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE BIKE!

WHAT TO BRING RACE DAY:

  1. Race t-shirts, with bib numbers pinned on front, MUST be worn by all participants on race day.

  2. Each person must bring a bicycle and helmet.  Helmets must be worn during all bicycling. Your shoes and bike will likely take a beating.

  3. Bring whatever will make you comfortable to enjoy the post-race party. Hoses available for cleanup. If you want a dry shirt, shoes or whatever, leave it in your car or have a friend bring it to the finish line party.

  4. You must have an ID with you at post race if you want to drink beer. The only ID check for beer this year will be at post race.

  5. SUNSCREEN

  6. Waterproof Phone case or ZIP-LOC Bag for Phone or leave phone in car. YOUR PHONE WILL GET WET!

  7. No need to bring water, there is plenty of drinking WATER on the course and at the finish line party. 

 

MOST OF ALL:  BRING YOUR AMAZING SENSE OF HUMOR AND HAVE FUN!!!!

SPECTATOR VIEWING:          

 

The best  locations for family and spectators is at the FINISH LINE.  Spectators should park at Pattison Elementary School

 

Park at the School and then walk to the Valley View Farm Entrance, follow signs to Post Race Party.  Please watch out for racers! 

 

Give the course map to family and friends so they can pick out places to watch you.

 

RACE DAY TIPS:

You will be starting off RUNNING/WALKING from PAXTON RAMSEY PARK..

 

  • Beginning at 8:00 AM, 3 to 4 teams will start every minute until 11am.  We estimate the course to be about 10-11 miles (5 on foot and 5 on bike) The race will take anywhere from 1 1/2 hours - 3-4 hours depending on how your do at each event.

 

  • While on bike you must ride with traffic. You MUST WEAR YOUR HELMET at all times while on the bike!  Please keep a careful eye out for hazards such as uneven pavement, gravel roads, muddy areas, street traffic and other teams. 

  • Observe "Mandatory Dismounts." This means get off and walk or jog with your bike.  While on foot you must stay on sidewalks when available and off the street. YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION.

  • The first part of the course has A STEEP uphill on bike. Most racers will have to walk their bike up the hill and then hop on their bikes at the top.

  • Course will have A STEEP downhill on bike  GO SLOW.

  • Course has rough, rocky and rural terrain that may be slippery while on foot. GO SLOW and watch your footing.

  • Observe signs along the course.

  • Provided Life Jackets are mandatory for the water portions of race.

  • At each challenge station you will complete the challenge and one member of your team must get your bib number marked to show completion of that station. Your team bib numbers will be the same but only one team member wears the bib that must be marked at each station. The other team member's bib has your drink and food tickets attached. Challenge Station Captains are the final authority for all decisions at that station. Their goal is to help everyone have a good time, run a fair competition and keep things moving.

  • The course will close at 3:00PM.

 

*** WE HAVE HAD SOME COMPLAINTS FROM VOLUNTEERS THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME RUDE CONTESTANTS. WHILE THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOR THE MAJORITY WE STILL MUST LET EVERYONE KNOW. IT SEEMS THE ACTS OF RUDENESS HAVE MOSTLY STEMMED AROUND OUR MOST COMPETITIVE TEAMS. WHILE WE WANT YOU ALL TO HAVE FUN AND BE COMPETITIVE, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS A CHARITY EVENT WITH VOLUNTEERS. THERE IS NO RACE WITHOUT THEM! IF WE HEAR OF ANY RUDENESS TOWARDS ANY OF VOLUNTEERS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE COURSE. THERE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THE RULE. IF YOU REFUSE TO LEAVE THE AUTHORITIES WILL ENFORCE THE RULE.***

**If law enforcement reports your bib number you may be disqualified.**

 

CHIEF JOHN E. COOPER VOLUNTEER GROUP AWARD:

Remember! We will be asking you to VOTE on your favorite Volunteer Group at either a challenge station or water stop or bike corral.  The group who is the most enthusiastic, entertaining, helpful and FUN will win a special plaque and an extra $500 towards their charity!  So, please try and keep track of your favorite volunteers during the race!

  • We estimate the course to be about 10-11 miles (5 on foot and 5 on bike) The race will take anywhere from 1 1/2 hours - 3-4 hours depending on how your do at each event.

POST RACE PARTY AND BEER GARDEN:​
  • The party is at The Barn Area at Valley View Foundation, right past the last event and finish line into the woods.  You will run right into the finish line party!

  • It's time to relax and share stories. Plan to meet family and friends at Post Race Party. While your food and beverages are included in your registration it will also be available to family and friends at modest prices. Stick around for an afternoon of music, food, drink and telling tall tales from your race experience.

  • Thank you to the COUNTING SKELETONS!!! for bringing the best post-race party music ever!

  • One of the Bib Numbers will have your Food & Drink Tickets attached.  Please do not remove these until you need them at the race after party!  

  • Thank you to AMERICAN FOOD GROUP and TEXAS ROADHOUSE and PAUL HALL ASSOCIATES and KROGER for the yummy hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sliders, corn and other goodies! (A limited supply of Black Bean burgers will also be provided)

  • Thank you to PEPSI, STAGNERO DISTRIBUTING and 50 WEST BREWERY for providing the delicious and thirst quenching drinks and FUN!

 

GETTING BACK TO YOUR CAR:

From the Post-Race Party follow the signs back to the Valley View Entrance and then to the Bike Corral and retrieve your bikes.  Race and volunteers are not responsible for bikes. Bring bike lock if concerned. We have never had a bike stolen.

AFTER RACE INFO:​
  • RACE RESULTS:  Race results will be posted on our website and other social media.  amazingcharityrace.com

  • RACE DAY PHOTOS:  Thank you to David Long and http://www.cincyphotography.com/ for taking your wonderful finish line photos again this year!  

  • LOVELAND MAGAZINE:  Thank you to David Miller for taking pictures and videos throughout the race.  http://lovelandmagazine.com/

NEXT YEARS RACE:
As usual.....spots for next years race THE AMAZING CHARITY RACE #14 (SATURDAY JUNE 15th 2019)  will go on sale Father's Day, Sunday June 17th at 3pm
DON'T MISS OUT!!! They WILL go FAST!

NEED TO SELL YOUR SPOT?

The easiest way to see your spot is to post it on FaceBook.  Simply tell people that you have a spot for sale with your start time.  Ask them to Private Message you (PM) if they are interested - Do not put your email or phone number.