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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RACE

Please read all the details below to see if we have addressed your concerns/questions. Contact us with any further questions at: race director@zgullchallenge.com

ABOUT THE EVENT

Average Lake temperature will range from 67-72 degrees Fahrenheit. Wet suits are recommended. If you do not have a wetsuit, they can be rented or purchased from our sponsor Gear West. See the links above for easy solutions.

The long course distance is 2.4 miles starting from the Sherwood Forest access on Lake Margaret.

The short course distance is 1.2 miles. The starting point for this race and the exchange point for the relay will be a the Robin Hood Way access on Lake Margaret.

Packet Pick-up will be at Zorbaz from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Friday, June 9th – Directions - http://goo.gl/maps/Jnlkb

Same Day Packet pick-up will be at Zorbaz from 5:00 am – 6:00 am Same Day Registration will be at Zorbaz from 5:00 am – 6:00 am

There will be a mandatory pre-race meeting for the short course at 6:40 am with a 6:45 am start There will be a mandatory pre-race meeting for the long course and relay team start at 6:15 am with a 6:30 am start

No artificial swimming aids (fins, snorkels, flotation devices) will be allowed in the race event, except wetsuits. Voluntarily touching a boat or receiving items handed to them by a boat will result in disqualification. Relay teams are made up of two members only. Relay members must tag off with one another in the transition area or be disqualified The course is a water’s edge start (knee deep) water in Lake Margaret and will follow a buoy line for the to the finish at Zorbaz, where there will be a water's edge finish. Swimmers are to keep Buoy’s to their left at all times. There will be safety craft (kayaks, boards, boats) along the buoy line to keep swimmers on track. Should a swimmer need assistance, they can swim to shore (right side) or to a safety craft in the to the left. You should have some open water swim racing experience or able to swim a mile in under 45:00 in a pool to swim in the race event. In the case of inclement weather, we will hold the race start up to 30 minutes in a effort to secure safe weather conditions for the racers. If unsafe conditions persist, the race will be cancelled for safety reasons. The final decision to cancel rests with the Race Director. Should the race be cancelled for natural causes/weather conditions, no refunds will be given.

There willl be a shuttle running from the Zorbaz parking lot to each of the race start lines. It will run from 5:30 util 6:15am (2.4/relay start line) and 6:40am (1.2 start line).

Spectators are encouraged to bring athlete to the start areas (long course and short course) and watch the start of the race. Then, they should proceed to Zorbaz to watch the finish.

No cash refunds will be given, but if you are unable to race, we will issue a credit for next year’s event. In the case of inclement weather, we will hold the race start up to 30 minutes in a effort to secure safe weather conditions for the racers. If unsafe conditions persist, the race will be cancelled for safety reasons. The final decision to cancel rests with the Race Director. Should the race be cancelled for natural causes/weather conditions, no refunds will be given.

The reace is insured by City Securities Insurance, a group that specializes in open water race events.

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