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ATTN ALL TRAIL RUNNERS, MOUNTAIN BIKERS, AND WHITEWATER KAYAKERS:
We need YOU to help represent Outdoors at UVa at the second-annual King of the James! This is a Run-Bike-Kayak triathlon, hosted in Richmond, VA, and I will be organizing individual and relay teams to participate in this event.
If the video from last year doesn’t get you stoked to sign up, I don’t know what else will: https://player.vimeo.com/video/113977515
Also check out the race website here for more info: http://kingofthejames.com/
And the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/673877299380277/682531818514825/
My hopes are to get a good number of people willing to do even one leg of the triathlon, so we can combine our strengths and put together some really stacked relay teams! When signing up, indicate the legs you would feel comfortable and capable doing, and in the order of your preference. Signup deadline is next Wednesday night, so I can organize teams, carpooling, and gear.
More details about the course:
*Trail Run: The “Forest Hill Loop,” a ~3.2 mile section of trail in Forest Hill Park.
*Mountain Bike: Fairly technical ~10 mile section of the Buttermilk Trail. More info here: http://rvamore.org/trails/jrps/
This isn’t a beginner course, and previous experience is helpful for navigating this section.
*Whitewater Kayak: ~2.5 miles down the section of the James River through the city. There are 2 class III rapids, so previous experience paddling this particular section is required. There will be safety out on the course for any swimmers, so if you’ve paddled the James mildly successfully before, you should be able sign up for this leg. River description: //www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1952/
$25 ($5 off for ACA members) [This may or may not include a t-shirt…]
Check-in is from 8:00-8:30am, so we’ll need to leave town fairly early. I’m setting the meeting time to 6:30am for now, but this is subject to change. Race starts at 9:00am. The race/post-race isn’t expected to take long, so we’ll be back in CVille by early afternoon.
I don’t know if any other college students from Richmond will be participating this year, but if so, lets show them that UVa is King!