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Angel Island Adventure Race

4th Annual

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 has what it takes to complete our Junior Team Race, Family Team Race, or Adult Team Race on Angel Island. 

 

>>>>Price increases for all divisions on 01/01/19<<<<

>>>>No Refunds<<<<

 

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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).

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 - 15. Parents are encouraged to ride/run with their kids! 

 

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

    • (4 total people)

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

 

This division is specific for youth ages 8 - 15 and adults 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).


 

 

So what's the deal with this adventure race?

This race is like no other adventure race out there. Think, Double Dare physical challenges, meets Survivor challenges, add in some Amazing Race team dynamics, and throw in a cycling / running race around Angel Island.

(Now that you've watched all episodes of those amazing shows, you’re a pro and are ready for the race!)

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The Angel Island Adventure Race features 8 - 10 fun and challenging obstacles throughout the island. Teams of two or four bike and run on trails, fire roads, and Angel Island’s Perimeter Rd. completing obstacles along the way.

 

 

Teams won't know the course or challenges until the day of the race, so tactics can be planned on the ferry ride over, up until race time.  

Remember, this race is focused around team dynamics, communication, and coordination. 

 

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The goal of this race is to complete all challenges and obstacles, race back to Ayala Cove, complete one final challenge and sprint to the finish line!

 

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 all teammates to be present, while others only require a single teammate.

No team will know any of the obstacles / challenges before race day. 

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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!

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- New Course - 

- New Obstacles - 

- New Adventures -

Sign up begins November 1, 2018

 
 

So what's Included?

  • Entry to the Race
  • Racer Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • 1 Picnic voucher good for any lunch combo
  • 1 Ice cold beverage (Beer/cider or soda)
  • Bag Check
  • Drop in child care
  • ...and of course the best views in the bay!
 
 
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Interested in volunteering?

Love the thrill of a race, but don't love the punishment? Try your hand at running an obstacle or challenge, handing 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 receive a free t-shirt and ferry ride to Angel Island. Please fill out the form below and we will email you with more details.

Please email bvitale@theranchtoday.org If you have more questions

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Our mission:

To enhance the experience of living in our community; to play an active role in helping it be a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling place (and way) to live.

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 fourth Annual Adventure Race on Angel Island.

This Adventure Race is a two or four person combined 12K (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 12K and 15K?
Overall, Adult Division participants will each do a minimum of 8K (5 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 12K (7.4 miles). Each Adult team will have 8-10 obstacles / challenges to complete, and teams can choose who bikes / runs where.

Same goes for the 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 Camp Reynolds. 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.

+ HOW HILLY IS HILLY?
Angel Islands roads are farily hilly. Lots of ups and downs, but no more than 100 - 150 vertail feet gained on the premiter road in 1.5 miles. The elevation gain from Ayala Cove (Start line) to Mt. Livermore (Probably an obstacle for adults) is 781 feet. Cycling is not allowed on the trails, but is allowed on the fire roads leading up to the trails.

+ HOW DO I GET TO ANGEL ISLAND?
Participants will have to purchase a ticket to ride the ferry from Tiburon and SF to Angel Island. We will depart at the scheduled ferry times. Tiburon - 10am; SF - 9:45am.

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

+ DO I NEED MY OWN BIKE?
Yes you need your own bike. We do not provide bikes. And any bike will work! No electric bikes and no tandem bikes



+ 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. Spectators may also choose to ride the scheduled ferries from Tiburon or SF.

+ WHAT IF MY KIDS ARE TOO YOUNG TO PARTICIPATE? CAN I STILL ATTEND THE RACE?
We will be offering complimentary drop in child care on the day of the race. Our youth staff professionals will spend the day playing games and activities with your kids and cheer on racers as they cross the finish line!
+DRINKS AND FOOD ARE INCLUDED?
Yes, you get one ice cold beverage (beer, cider, or soda) for completing the race, then you may purchase addititonal beverages for $5.00 each. There are three meal options that are included and can be selected when signing up: The Ayala Plate- Beef or Veggie Burger (w/ cheese), salad, corn on the cob and bag of chips; The Reynolds Plate- Hot Dog, salad, corn on the cob and bag of chips; or The McDowell Plate- BBQ Chicken Sandwich, salad, corn on the cob and bag of chips.

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