January 15, 2022 Chilly Cheeks #1 Update

REMEMBER: A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKET

Updated 1/13/20 at 7:00pm:

REMEMBER: A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKET

I was out on the course today and both the run and bike courses are dry (other than a few wet spots) and race ready!!! We are excited for race #2 in the Chilly Cheeks Series on Saturday morning.

The forecast is calling for sunshine and temps hitting mid-40s, but it will be in the 30's at the start. There is also the possibility of a little snow (1 inch or less) falling on Friday afternoon. Well watch the weather and see what we get (if anything at all).

REMEMBER: A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKET

Directions and Parking: The event will start and finish at the Hobie Hill area, near the West Entrance to the park. From I-25 Take Exit 199 (Belleview) and turn East on Belleview. Drive approximately 1.5 miles to Dayton (there is a stoplight). Turn left on Dayton and drive approximately 0.5 miles. The park entrance will be on your right. Parking will take place at the Hobie Hill parking lot.

Once you are inside the park, signs will direct you to the Hobie Hill lot. Once Hobie Hill has filled, additional parking will be available at the Marina, just 200 yards beyond Hobie Hill. Parking is not allowed in any other locations within the park.

PLEASE DO NOT drive or park in the grass. You will be ticketed and you will jeopardize our ability to hold the race in the future. Please do not stop on the road or off the road to unload your bike and gear. Doing so will violate a condition of our permit. If you are seen doing either of these things, you will not be permitted to race. Please park in a designated parking space and unload once you are parked.

All vehicles entering the park will be charged an $11 park entrance fee. This is a per-vehicle charge, so car-pooling is encouraged. Vehicles displaying a valid Colorado State Parks annual pass will not be charged.

If there is not an attendant at the gate, please use the credit card kiosk near the entrance station. Park rangers may ticket any vehicle not displaying a paid receipt or annual park pass.

REMEMBER: A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKET

Course and Race Info: Saturday's duathlon starts with 1.25 mile run followed by a 10.8 mile bike ride, then finishing up wth a 2.75 mile run. The start will have two waves, with all men starting at 10:00am and all women starting at 10:03am. The start line is located near transition transition. Headphones are not allowed on the run or the bike.

Run-Only participants will start along with the duathletes in the appropriate wave for their gender. If you plan to run the race with a member of the opposite gender, please let us know at packet pickup. You will both start together in wave-2 at 10:03. As run-only participants approach transition, they will be directed onto the second portion of the run course (the 2.75 mile loop). There will be a water station at 1.3 miles for run-only participants. It will not be there when the duathletes start run-2. The finish line is located on the bike path across the main park road from transition on the bike path.. Run-only participants will have a disposable timing chip on the back of their bib number. There is no need to return the disposable chips.

Duathletes will switch from run to bike in the transition area, then walk or jog their bike to the Mount sign. The bike course is 10.8 miles and will finish back at transition. Upon completing the bike portion, duathletes will head out onto the 2.75 mile run loop, finishing on the bike path across the main park road from transition. Volunteers will collect your timing chip at the bike finish. Duathletes will wear an ankle chip on a comfortable neoprene strap. These chips will be in your race packet and should be worn on your left ankle.

Please pay attention to race rules while cycling:
1 - Helmets must be on and buckled at all times while on the bike
2 - Ride on the right edge of the road, except to pass. No crossing the yellow line for any reason
3 - No headphones
4 - No drafting (leave at least 3 bike lengths between your front wheel and the rear wheel of the bike ahead of you except when passing)
5 - No side by side riding
6 - Follow the directions of course marshals, especially when in the turn-around at the far end of the course
7 - Have fun, be friendly, thank our volunteers!