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 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 suggested parking areas. If you don’t have a support vehicle for your team, check out these sites where you can reserve one.

Full
1. Trail Run (TRL)

LEG 1: Trail Run (TRL)

Start: Ross Creek Trailhead

Course Hours 5:00 am - 7:30 am
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 4:30 am
Distance | Estimated Drive Time to PAD Exchange Zone: 14.1 mi | 21 min.
TRL Start to TRL>PAD Exchange

2. Paddle (PAD)

LEG 2 Paddle (PAD) -

Course Hours: 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Boat Drop Off Time - 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday, June 17 and beginning 5:00 am, Saturday, June 18 2022. Must be clear of Boat ramp by 06:00am

Distance | Estimated Drive Time to PAD Exchange Zone: 14.1 mi | 21 min.
TRL Start to TRL>PAD Exchange

3. Road Run (RDR)

LEG 3: Road Run (RDR) - Start Line: Rock Cliff Nature Center (RCNC)

Course Hours: 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
RDR1 Drop Off Time - Beginning at 5:00 am
RDR2 Drop-Off Time (Midpoint): Beginning at 6:30 am
Estimated Drive Time to RDR2 / MTB | 15 / 30 Minutes
Rock Cliff >> RDR (Full) Mid-Point / RDR (Sprint) Start >> Soldier Hollow

** Sprint Course Relay Teams: Please note that once your PAD teammate arrives to the Road Race Exchange Zone at Rock Cliff Nature Center, 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.

4. Mountain Bike (MTB)

LEG 4: Mountain Bike (MTB) - Leg 4 Start Line: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

Course Hours: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 6:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to RCY Exchange Zone | -none-
2022 Soldier Hollow Venue Traffic and Parking Map

5. Standup Paddleboard (SUP)

LEG 5: Standup Paddleboard (SUP) - Leg 5 Start Line: Great Horned Owl Beachhead, Deer Creek Reservoir

Course Hours: 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 7:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to SWM Exchange Zone (RDR) | none
Soldier Hollow >> Deer Creek (SUP, SWM) Vehicle Route and Parking

6. Swim (SWM)

LEG 6: Open Swim (SWM) - Leg 6 Start: Great Horned Owl Beachhead, Deer Creek Reservoir

Course Hours: 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 7:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to Soldier Hollow
Soldier Hollow >> Deer Creek (SUP, SWM) Vehicle Route and Parking

7. Road Cycling (RCY)

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

Course Hours: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Time Start: 7:00 am

Start & Finish: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

Course Time: 10:30am - 8:00pm

Estimated Drive Time to Valkyrie Relay Finish Line | -none-
2022 Soldier Hollow Venue Traffic and Parking Map

Sprint
1. Trail Run (TRL)

LEG 1: Trail Run (TRL)

Course Hours: 5:00 - 7:00AM
Drop Off Time - Beginning 4:30AM
Estimated Drive Time to PAD Exchange Zone | -none-

TRL, PAD, & RDR Start Exchange Zones & Parking Map

2. Paddle (PAD)

LEG 2: Paddle (PAD)

Start & Finish : Rock Cliff Boat Ramp

Course Hours - 6:00 - 9:30 am
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 5:00pm, 17 June 2022 (day before).

Estimated Drive Time to RDR Exchange Zone | 2 min
TRL, PAD, & RDR Start Exchange Zones & Parking Map

3. Road Run (RDR)

LEG 3: Road Run (RDR)

Start: Midway City Ice Rink

Course Hours: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 6:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to RDR2 / MTB Exchange Zones | 0 / 15 Minutes
Rock Cliff >> RDR (Full) Mid-Point / RDR (Sprint) Start >> Soldier Hollow

2022 RDR (Sprint) Start >> RDR (Sprint) midpoint >> Soldier Hollow Driving Route

*** Please note that once your PAD 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. Mountain Bike (MTB)

LEG 4: Mountain Bike (MTB) - Leg 4 Start Line: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

Course Hours: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 6:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to RCY Exchange Zone | -none-
2022 Soldier Hollow Venue Traffic and Parking Map

5. Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP)

LEG 5: Standup Paddleboard (SUP) - Leg 5 Start Line: Great Horned Owl Beachhead, Deer Creek Reservoir

Course Hours: 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 7:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to SWM Exchange Zone (RDR) | none
Soldier Hollow >> Deer Creek (SUP, SWM) Vehicle Route and Parking

6. Swim (SWM)

LEG 6: Open Swim (SWM) - Leg 6 Start: Great Horned Owl Beachhead, Deer Creek Reservoir

Course Hours: 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Drop Off Time - Beginning at 7:00 am
Estimated Drive Time to Soldier Hollow -
Soldier Hollow >> Deer Creek (SUP, SWM) Vehicle Route and Parking

7. Road Cycle (RCY)

LEG 7: Road Cycling (RCY)

Course Hours: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Time Start: 7:00 am

Start & Finish: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

Course Time: 10:30am - 8:00pm

Estimated Drive Time to Valkyrie Relay Finish Line | -none-
2022 Soldier Hollow Venue Traffic and Parking Map

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.