Wingmates

Your team's Wingmate(s) will be your lifeline for the event! They transport team members and needed equipment to the start line of each race leg and are responsible for extracting racers and their equipment at the end of each leg. Below are important details, driving instructions, and estimated travel times between events to help your Wingmates plan the logistics of getting your team around the course. The order of events for the Full Course and the Sprint Course versions of the Relay vary, so please read the details carefully.

When planning your race day, please include time for drop-off / pick-up into your calculations, especially in the first two exchange zones as there may be extended wait times. We would suggest calculating a minimum of 30 minutes for drop-off times at exchange zones in addition to your drive times.

Wingmates are considered official members of your team and will receive event shirts and awards. Wingmates can be competing or non-competing members of your team. If you are competing with fewer than 7 team members, we suggest that your Wingmates do not compete so they can dedicate the entire day to supporting your team. Larger teams may be able to use competing members as Wingmates, switching off between events. Wingmates will receive VAPPs (Vehicle Access and Parking Permits) that will grant them access to exchange zone vehicle parking areas that are closed to the general public.

Based on your team's circumstances, a second Wingmate might be necessary.

Parking is limited along the course, so we recommend that your athletes travel together as much as possible. We do not guarantee parking for anyone wanting to leave their car at a start location. Please shuttle athletes to and from their cars at suggest parking areas. If you don’t have a support vehicle for your team, check out these sites where you can reserve one.

Full
1. Paddle (PAD)

NOW LEG 1! Paddle (PAD) - Leg 1 Start Line: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp (RCBR)

Course Hours: 6:30 am -9:00 am
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 5:30 am
Estimated Drive Time to SWM Exchange Zone | -none-
PAD, SWM, SUP & RDR Start Exchange Zones & Parking Map

2. Swim (SWM)

NOW LEG 2! Open Swim (SWM) - Leg 2 Start Line: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp (RCBR)

Course Hours: 06:00 am - 9:30 am
Drop Off Time - Begining at 5:30 am
Estimated Drive Time to SUP Exchange Zone | -none-
PAD, SWM, SUP & RDR Start Exchange Zones & Parking Map

3. Standup Paddleboard (SUP)

NOW LEG 3! Standup Paddleboard (SUP) - Leg 3 Start Line: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp (RCBR)

Course Hours: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Drop Off Time - Begining at 5:30 am
Estimated Drive Time RDR Exchange Zone (RDR) | 2 min
PAD, SWM, SUP & RDR Start Exchange Zones & Parking Map

4. Road Run (RDR)

NOW LEG 4! Road Run (RDR) - Leg 4 Start Line: Rock Cliff Nature Center (RCNC)

Course Hours: 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
RDR1 Drop Off Time - Begining at 6:30 am
RDR2 Drop-Off Time (Midpoint): Beginning at 6:30 am
Estimated Drive Time to RDR2 / MTB | 15 / 30 Minutes
Travel Route: PAD, SWM, SUP, RDR Start >> RDR Mid-Point >> MTB Start

** Sprint Course Relay Teams: Please note that once your SUP teammate arrives to the Road Race Exchange Zone at Rock Cliff, course referees will relay that message to their counterparts at Midway City Ice Rink and give the green light for the Road Runner to begin.

5. Mountain Bike (MTB)

NOW LEG 5! Mountain Bike (MTB) - Leg 5 Start Line: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC)

Course Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Drop Off Time - Begining at 8:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to TRL Exchange Zone | -none-
MTB, TRL, RCY Start / Valyrie Relay Finish Exchange Zones & Vehicle Parking - Soldier Hollow (SHNC)

6. Trail Run (TRL)

NOW LEG 6! Trail Run (TRL) - Leg 6 Start: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC)

Course Hours 5:00 am - 8:00 am
Drop Off Time - Begining at 9:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to RCY Exchange Zone | -none-
MTB, TRL, RCY Start / Valyrie Relay Finish Exchange Zones & Vehicle Parking - Soldier Hollow (SHNC)

7. Road Cycling (RCY)

Road Cycling (RCY) - Leg 7 Start Line: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC)

Course Hours: 10:45 am - 6:00 pm
Drop Off Time - Begining at 10:15 am
Estimated Drive Time to Valkyrie Realy Finish Line | -none-
MTB, TRL, RCY Start / Valyrie Relay Finish Exchange Zones & Vehicle Parking - Soldier Hollow (SHNC)

Sprint
1. Paddle (PAD)

NOW LEG 1! Paddle (PAD) - Leg 1 Start Line: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp (RCBR)

Course Hours - 6:00 - 7:30 am
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 5:30 am

Estimated Drive Time to SWM Exchange Zone | -none-
PAD, SWM, SUP & RDR Start Exchange Zones & Parking Map

2. Swim (SWM)

NOW LEG 2! Open Swim (SWM) - Leg 2 Start Line: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp (RCBR)

Course Hours: 06:00 am - 9:30 am
Drop Off Time - Begining at 5:30 am
PAD, SWM, SUP & RDR Start Exchange Zones & Parking Map
Estimated Drive Time to SUP Exchange Zone | -none-

3. Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP)

NOW LEG 3! Standup Paddleboard (SUP) - Leg 3 Start Line: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp (RCBR)

Course Hours: 6:40 am - 9:30 am

Drop Off Time - Begining at 5:30 am
Estimated Drive Time to RDR Exchange Zone | 2 min
PAD, SWM, SUP & RDR Start Exchange Zones & Parking Map

Driving Drirections: PAD, SWM, SUP, RDR Start >> RDR Mid-Point >> MTB Start

*** Please note that once your SUP teammate finishes their leg, including the short connection run, and reports to course referee at the RDR Exchange Zone at Rock Cliff Nature Center, your RDR teammate will be advised by radio or other communications to begin their leg starting at Midway City Ice Rink. It is not required that the RDR teammates start right away, in case the RDR athlete must transfer from Rock Cliff to the Ice Rink. Timing for the RDR course will not begin until the RDR teammate restarts you team's time at the Ice Rink timing gate.

4. Road Run (RDR)

NOW LEG 4! Road Run (RDR) - Leg 4 Start Line: Midway City Ice Rink

Course Hours: 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Drop Off Time - Begining at 6:30 am
Estimated Drive Time to RDR2 / MTB Exchange Zones | 0 / 15 Minutes
Sprint RDR Start, Mid-Point >> Sprint MTB Start

*** Please note that once your SUP teammate finishes their leg, including the short connection run, and reports to course referee at the RDR Exchange Zone at Rock Cliff Nature Center, your RDR teammate will be advised by radio or other communications to begin their leg starting at Midway City Ice Rink. It is not required that the RDR teammates start right away, in case the RDR athlete must transfer from Rock Cliff to the Ice Rink. Timing for the RDR course will not begin until the RDR teammate restarts you team's time at the Ice Rink timing gate.

5. Mountain Bike (MTB)

NOW LEG 5! Mountain Bike (MTB) - Leg 5 Start Line: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC)

Course Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Drop Off Time - Begining at 8:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to TRL Exchange Zone | -none-
MTB, TRL, RCY Start / Valyrie Relay Finish Exchange Zones & Vehicle Parking - Soldier Hollow (SHNC)

6. Trail Run (TRL)

NOW LEG 6! Trail Run (TRL) - Leg 6 Start: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC)

Course Hours: 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Drop Off Time - Begining at 9:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to RCY Exchange Zone | -none-
MTB, TRL, RCY Start / Valyrie Relay Finish Exchange Zones & Vehicle Parking - Soldier Hollow (SHNC)

7. Road Cycle (RCY)

Road Cycling (RCY) - Leg 7 Start Line: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC)

Course Hours: 10:45 am - 6:00 pm

Drop Off Time - Begining at 10:15 am
Estimated Drive Time to Valkyrie Realy Finish Line | -none-
MTB, TRL, RCY Start / Valyrie Relay Finish Exchange Zones & Vehicle Parking - Soldier Hollow (SHNC)

Endurance Sports Summit
The race concludes at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, where the annual Endurance Sports Summit is held. The Summit is an all-day expo that brings the endurance community together, under one roof, along with manufacturers, retailers, coaches, educators, and event companies.