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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 your team can complete our Junior Team Race, Family Team Race, or Adult Team Race on Angel Island. 

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

One bike per two person team or two bikes per four person team is allotted, and used throughout the race; Teammates choose who rides where and when, and can switch off as often as they choose. 

Teams will not know the course or challenges until the day of the race. Team tactics can be planned on the Ferry ride over, up until race time.  

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

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!

There is no order to completing obstacles / challenges, but teammates 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!  

             

Junior AND FAMILY Team Race

April 30, 2017

Adult Team RACE

May 7, 2017

Location

Angel Island State Park

Tiburon, CA 94920

Time

9:00am - 2:00pm

TIB. FERRY departs- 8:30am  

TIB. RACER START- 9:30AM

SF FERRY DEPARTS- 10:00AM

SF RACER START- 10:30AM

"We wish we didn't have to wait a whole year to race in it again."

"Team events like this with strategy elements, physical challenges, and mental tasks are so much fun."

"It was a very fun concept and I love the teamwork aspect. Overall great race... Can't wait until next year"

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Junior Division

  • Junior Doubles

    • 2 Youth
    • 1 bike
  • Junior Quad

    • 4 Youth
    • 2 bikes

 

This division features 5 - 8 obstacles that utilize half of the island.

 

This division is specific for ages 8 - 13.

 

Each participant will run and/or bike an average of 2 - 4 miles.  The combined distance for a team will be a 8 - 10k ( 5 - 6 miles).

Family Division

  • Family Doubles

    • 1 youth, 1 adult
    • 1 bike
  • Family Quad

    • 1 - 3 youth; 1-2 adults
    • 2 bikes

 

This division features 7 - 9 obstacles that utilize most of the island. 

 

This division is specific for youth ages 10 - 15 and adults over 18.  

           

Each participant will run and/or bike an average of 3 - 5 miles.  The combined distance for a team will be 10 - 12k (6 - 8 miles).


 

Adult Division

  • Adult Doubles

    • 2 adults
    • 1 bike
  • Adult Quad

    • 4 adults
    • 2 bikes

 

This division features 8 - 10 obstacles that utilizes the entire island, including fire roads and trails.  

 

This division is specific for anyone 16+.

 

Each participant will run and/or bike an average of 4 - 6 miles. The combined distance for a team will be 15 - 18k ( 9 - 11 miles).

Register Now!!!

Adult Division (ages 16+):

$90 per person

$180 per doubles team

$360 per quad team

Race Date: May 7, 2017

Junior Division (ages 8 – 13):

$60 per person

$120 per doubles team

$240 per quad team

Race Date: April 30, 2017

 Family Division (ages 10-15):

$150 per doubles team

$300 per quad team

Race Date: April 30, 2017

(Includes ferry ride, bib, finisher shirt, and 1 beverage)

(This race is limited to 100 teams)

>>>Price increase for all DIVISIONS 4/1/17<<<

*No refunds available* 

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 Second Annual Adventure Race on Angel Island.

This Adventure Race is a two or four person combined 10K (Junior Division), 12K (Family Division) or 15K (Adult Adult). Competitors will have to complete between five and ten obstacles / challenges on their own or as a team. One bike is allotted per team of two and two bikes are allotted per team of four. Any teammate can ride at any point, 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 10K, 12K, OR 15K?
Overall, Adult Division participants will each 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 Adult team will have 8-10 obstacles / challenges to complete, and teams can choose who bikes / runs where.

Same goes for the 10K and 12K. 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 5-10 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 Kangaroo marsupium (or pouch) and be standing about 50 feet from the sling shot; Partner 2 will be in charge of flinging brightly colored rubber Joey's (ruber chickens) from the sling shot trying to get a total of 5 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 in each Division wins a super awesome prize!

+ 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 and other location pick ups will be announced soon.

+ CAN I TAKE THE FERRY FROM SF OR THE EAST BAY?
We are currently working to get shuttle service to and from SF and the East Bay.

+ 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!



+ 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 (mandatory), 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. If you are looking for a partner, email bvitale@theranchtoday.org.

+ 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?
Prizes will be announced 4/1/17
+ 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.