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Angel Island Adventure Race

 

Your next challenge is right around the corner

 

If adventure and surprises get your adrenaline pumping, then it is time to test your skills and see if you and a partner can complete our 8K Junior Team Race, 10k Family Team Race, or 15K Adult Team Race on Angel Island. 

Featuring 5 – 10 fun and challenging obstacles throughout the course, teams of two will bike and run on trails, fire roads, and Angel Island’s Perimeter Rd. 

Teams will not know the course or challenges until the day of the race. Tactics can be planned on the Ferry ride over.  One bike is allotted per team and used throughout the race. Choose wisely as to who rides where and does what. The total combined team milage should be around 8K (kids), 10k (Adult & Youth), or 15K (adults). 

*All obstacles and challenges will be on a path, road, field, or beach.

There is no order to completing obstacles / challenges, but teams should work together to formulate a plan of attack once they receive the race map. Some obstacles require both teammates to be present, while others only require a single teammate. No team will know any of the obstacles / challenges before race day.

Circumnavigating these roads and trails will test your mind, body, and spirit. Get ready to sweat on this hilly course and experience the island's breathtaking scenery and panoramic vistas!  

The goal of the race is to complete all challenges and obstacles, then race back to the Start / Finish line and complete one final challenge!

                15k Adult Prizes

              10K Family Race

             8K Youth Race Prizes

Date

May 1, 2016

Location

Angel Island State Park

Tiburon, CA 94920

Time

9:00am - 2:00pm

 

TIB. FERRY departs: 8:30am  

SF FERRY departs: 10:00AM

TIB. RACER START: 9:30AM

SF RACER START 10:30AM

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Registration Rates:

Adult Racer (ages 13+): $100 per person

Junior Racer (ages 8 – 12): $80 per person

***NEW*** Adult & Youth Racers (ages 10+): $150 per team

(Includes ferry ride, bib, and finisher shirt)

(This race is limited to 100 teams)

Frequently Asked Questions

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+ WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE RACE?
Adventure Racing is typically a multi-disciplinary team sport involving navigation over an unmarked course with races extending anywhere from two hours up to two weeks in length. Adventure Racing incorporates many different disciplines but most popular ones are mountain biking, paddling, climbing, running, horse riding, trekking, skiing, and white water rafting. Some races offer solo competition as well, but most teams vary in gender and in size from two to five competitors, however the premier format is considered to be mixed gender teams of four racers. There is typically no suspension of the clock during races, length is relative; competition time runs concurrently with real time, and competitors must choose if or when to rest.

+ HOW DOES THE RANCH'S ADVENTURE RACE COMPARE TO OTHER ADVENTURE RACES?
This is The Ranch's first Adventure Race on Angel Island. In the coming years we want to add more disciplines, but this year we will focus on running, mountain biking, and obstacles / challenges.

This Adventure Race is a two person combined 8K (Junior Race) 10K (Mixed Team- Adult & Youth) and 15K (Adult Race). One bike is allotted per team, so choose wisely as to who rides where and does what. Teams will not know the course or challenges until the day of the race. Tactics can be planned on the Ferry ride over.

The goal of the race is to complete all challenges and obstacles and race back to the Start / Finish line.

+ WHAT IS A COMBINED 8K, 10K, OR 15K?
Overall, Adult race participant will do a minimum of 7K (4.3 miles), depending on how their team prepares. If teams do not communicate well or have a difficult time completing challenges, they may each end up running / biking upwards of 11K (6.8 miles). Each team will have 8-10 obstacles / challenges to complete, and teams can choose who bikes / runs where.

Same goes for the 10K and 15K. Split that number in half and that is your average total distance each partcipant will cover. Don't forget one person will be running, while the other is biking!

+ WHAT ARE THE OBSTACLES / CHALLENGES?
Each team will have 8-10 obstacles / challenges to complete. There is no order to completing obstacles / challenges, but teams should work together to formulate a plan of attack once they receive the race map. Some obstacles require both teammates to be present , while others only require a single teammate. No team will know any of the obstacles / challenges before race day (except the one described below).

"Super Sling Shot" - This 2 person challenge will take place at Fort McDowell. Partner 1 will wear a colored basket on their head and be standing about 50 feet from the sling shot; Partner 2 will be in charge of flinging brightly colored rubber chickens from the sling shot trying to get a total of 3 in their partners basket.

+ WHATS THE DEAL WITH THIS COSTUME CONTEST?
Wearing a costume / dressing your bike adds a little bit more fun to the day! Another great reason is that it will identify your bike from someone elses. Lastly, best dressed team wins a Fit bit Flex!

+ HOW DO I GET TO ANGEL ISLAND?
Upon registering for the race, participants will get a ticket to ride an early ferry from Tiburon to Angel Island. Details about times (most likely 8:30 a.m.) will be in the Racer Packet.

+ CAN I TAKE THE FERRY FROM SF?
Unfortunately we do not have an early ferry from SF to Angel Island. We will however have two start times for the race: Tibruon Ferry- 9:30am Start, SF Ferry- 10:30 Start. Ferry tickets will be included in your racer packet and a race organizer will give you a course map the day of the event. Arrive 30 minutes early to the SF Ferry and receive your Race Map. This way both SF and Tiburon racers get 1 hour to prep for the race.

+ DO I NEED MY OWN BIKE?
Although using a moutain bike is optional for the race, it will certaily help racers get to areas faster. If you own a mountain bike, bring it. If you don't own a bike rent one at Demo Sport.

Use the Promo Code: 'The Ranch' for $10 off your rental.

+ WHERE DO I PARK?
There are 5 parking lots located in Tiburon for day use parking. Each lot is between $4-5 per day. This fee is not included in regristration. For more details about driving directions or a map of parking lots please visit here

+ WHAT TYPE OF SUPPLIES DO I NEED?
We will provide a couple of hydration stations / re-fueling stations, but it would be a good idea to have at least 1 backpack per team, layered clothing (Angel Island is windy!), water bottle, bike helmet, watch, and permanant marker.

+ WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A PARTNER?
Finding the right partner is important. Both need to be someone who can support each other and communicate well. Partners should be at similar fitness levels and should have similar goals they'd like to achieve.

+ DO SPECTATORS HAVE TO PAY FOR THE FERRY TO WATCH ME RACE?
Yes, spectators will have to buy a full price ticket for $15, but can take the early the Ferry with participants. Spectators may also choose to ride the scheduled ferries from Tiburon or SF.

+ WHAT IS THE PRIZE FOR WINNING?
We have some awesome prizes for best dressed and 1st and 2nd place.

15K Adult Race Prizes

1st Place: 2- One night stays at the lodge in Tiburon

2nd Place: 2- $100 Gift Cards to Sea Trek

Best Dressed: 2- Fitbit Flex



8K Youth Race Prizes

1st Place:2- Fitbit Flex

2nd Place: 2- $50 REI Gift Card

Best Dressed: 2- Tiburon Swag Sweatshirts

+ MORE QUESTIONS?
Contact bvitale@theranchtoday.org to get the imporant answers you need to know to register!

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Interested in volunteering?

Interested in running an obstacle or challenge, hanging out drinks/snacks, or helping with set up / take down? Sign up and be part of an exciting crew that will help make this event a great success! 

 

All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and ferry ride to Angel Island.

 

Please email bvitale@theranchtoday.org for more details.

In June 1975 the City of Belvedere and Town of Tiburon entered into a Joint Powers Agreement that established the Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation Committee. The purpose of the agreement was to create a recreation committee that would formulate, administer and operate recreation programs and facilities for the residents of Belvedere and Tiburon.  Although we are still officially Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation Committee, in 2013 we changed our name to The Ranch.

 

The Ranch offers over 500 classes and activities each year and registers over 4,800 participants in association with these programs.

 

We aspire to contribute to the quality of life on the Tiburon Peninsula, and be an innovator in competitive business. We are dedicated to enhancing the way we live today and intend to be purposeful and active in building a strong community.

2016 Sponsors

   Tiburon Peninsula Foundation

   Tiburon Peninsula Foundation