LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE

RACE LOCATION:

Camp Ton-A-Wandah, 376 Lake Falls Rd, Zirconia, NC 28790(map)

PARKING:

As you approach through the camp entrance you will be directed to one of many parking lots designated for the race.

  • All participants should arrive no later than 12:30pm and enter the MAIN ENTRANCE for Camp Tonawandah and follow parking signs to park in the Soccer Fields. The address for this access is: 376 Lake Falls Rd, Zirconia, NC 28790
  • For the safety of the kids and the event, the Soccer Field parking lot, closest to the Start/Finish will be closed to traffic after 12:30pm and will reopen when the last wave has finished.
  • If you are arriving after 12:30pm you will be redirected to Satellite Parking through the Service Entrance (please note that this is a long, strenuous hike from the Satellite parking to the race hub/start/finish area and there is no drop-off area). If you wish to park closer and more conveniently to the start/finish/race hub area then please plan to arrive prior to 12:30pm. Satellite parking area - Service Entrance - Address is: 300 W Ton A Wandah Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
    • All cars on the property will need to stay throughout the duration of the race for the safety of the kids participating in the event.
  • There is no unloading zone, so please park and walk to the GYM to pick up your race bib (if you didn't pick it up on Friday) and then take your gear/bikes to the start/transition areas if you are doing the bike portion of the event.


Pre-race PACKET PICK UP AND REGISTRATION:

Friday, April 28, 2017

2:00—5:00 pm – Registration & Packet pick-up at the Mountain Community School, 613 Glover Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (map)

Friday, April 28th at The Mountain Community School from 2-5pm. Please know your team name when you come to registration and packet pickup for easy pick up. We will give both team members’ bibs to one teammate, so whomever gets to packet pickup first will get both team members bibs, tees and goody bags.
Limited onsite registration will be available on a first come, first serve basis on Friday.

Questions about registration or last minute adjustments to teams? Please come Friday to packet pickup to ask these questions and to make any changes to registration. If you cannot attend Friday's packet pickup please email support@idaph.net.

Race Day PACKET PICKUP AND REGISTRATION:

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 30th at Camp Ton-A-Wandah starting at 12pm (in the Gym).

We cannot guarantee any open team spots on race day. We are almost full! If you would like to still try to get into the race we suggest you attend packet pickup on Friday to try to secure one of the remaining team spots. - See more at: https://racesonline.com/control/websites/1431/page...

The GNAR begins with instructions and a safety briefing by the Race Director. Competitors are divided into three waves based on age and starts at set intervals. A start list will be available prior to race. An awards ceremony will take place immediately following the race.


Group Starts:

Group #1 starting at 1pm - Non-Competitive WITHOUT Bike Waves Start
Group #2 starting at 1:55pm – Competitive with Bike Waves Start

Group #3 starting at 3:15pm – Non-Competitive with Bike Waves Start

PLEASE READ! IMPORTANT NEWS!

  • Arrive at least, ONE HOUR BEFORE for your scheduled start time. Wave starts mean slow moving cars and increased traffic.
  • Parking: All participants should arrive no later than 12:30pm and enter the MAIN ENTRANCE for Camp Tonawandah and follow parking signs to park in the Soccer Fields. The address for this access is: 376 Lake Falls Rd, Zirconia, NC 28790
  • For the safety of the kids and the event, the Soccer Field parking lot, closest to the Start/Finish will be closed to traffic after 12:30pm and will reopen when the last wave has finished.
  • If you are arriving after 12:30pm you will be redirected to Satellite Parking through the Service Entrance (please note that this is a long, strenuous hike from the Satellite parking to the race hub/start/finish area and there is no drop-off area). If you wish to park closer and more conveniently to the start/finish/race hub area then please plan to arrive prior to 12:30pm. Satellite parking area - Service Entrance - Address is: 300 W Ton A Wandah Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
    • All cars on the property will need to stay throughout the duration of the race for the safety of the kids participating in the event.
  • There is no unloading zone, so please park and walk to the GYM to pick up your race bib (if you didn't pick it up on Friday) and then take your gear/bikes to the start/transition areas if you are doing the bike portion of the event.
  • All TEAM participants should bring with them sunscreen, a HELMET (no helmet = no bike race!), a BIKE that can be ridden on trails - MTB preferred (NO TRAINING WHEELS, must be able to go over rocks, stumps, roots - this is a challenging bike course), a WATER BOTTLE for transition or for on the bike, extra change of clothes, swimsuit if you choose to swim, a towel, money for post race food!
  • Most importantly, this is a TEAM EVENT. You MUST Finish the race and cross the finish line with your Teammate.
  • No blocking, skipping in line at an obstacle. If you must pass on the Run or the bike portion, please do so on the left.
  • Bring cash for post-race food!
  • A swimming area will be open during the race (weather dependent) at Lake Ton-A-Wandah. Please follow all lifeguard instructions and only swim in designated beach area. All children must wear a life vest near/in the water.
  • Keep Camp Ton-A-Wandah Clean! We want to come back year after year to do this fun, filled race. So help us by picking up trash and keeping the race site clean!


Team Start Lists can be found here!