The 4th Annual New Years Diet (well not really New Years but…) Newsletter
Sat Feb 5th 2011
12 hours- 9am start
Little Fort Recreation Area/Edinburg Gap VA
This is a diet. There are no rules or gear list, no forms to sign or medical staff waiting to rescue you. But there are a few things we would like you to follow for your safety. You can do as little or as much of the course as you like. It’s a diet:) But to make things interesting we will post the results and may even have prizes!
You will be trekking/running, mountain biking and navigating. If we ever do this in warmer weather there will be a paddle but not for this one.
A cell phone and bike is the only mandatory piece of gear. We highly recommend a mountain bike due to the terrain you will be riding on. And a map and pen.
Emergency # 911
HQ Michelle 703-899-3664 Volunteer # to be provided
Edinburg Lee Ranger Forest Office # 540-984-4101 (please call last )
Please text message if you can’t get a signal
The Diet will start at the parking lot for the Little Fort Recreation Area near Woodstock Tower VA at 9am.
Check-in for maps/passport, etc will begin at 7am.
There will be a short pre race brief at 8:45am for safety and course questions.
For safety reasons please be prepared at check-in to provide us with a team leader name, # of teammates and car info.
The start and finish is located at the Little Fort Campground. There are 10 campsites that are free and open year round. You are welcome to camp out friday/sat night. The sites will be first come first serve. Each camp site has a fire pit. There is no potable water and the bathrooms may be closed due to winter. So please plan accordingly.
For safety reasons the course will close at 9pm. You will have 12 hours to complete the course and return to the finish. There is a bale out option and shorter course option.
Due to darkness and weather please make every effort to start your way back to the finish by 7pm. We do not want to come looking for you late into the night.
A race map provided by myTOPO will be avaliable to buy for $15.00 Each map costs $15 a piece from myTOPO.com and there will be one map per team.
This map will be avaliable at the check-in Sat morning. Please pay cash if possible.
We highly recommend you purchase and use the myTOPO map.
You will also receive a small map of the OHV Trail System that will help you.
All CP’s will be on the myTOPO map.
You may bring any other maps you want but they are not necessary.
All CP’s on the course are either manned by volunteers have pink flagging at the CP or a question to answer.
If a CP is manned please check-in with the volunteer.
If the CP has pink flagging with a word or a question write the answer down on the space provided on the passport.
When you are done and leaving please check in with Michelle or leave a note on her car 2004 Silver VW Jetta, so she doesn’t worry about you all night. Thanks!