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Additional race information can be found at https://www.andyjordans.com/about/fats-flow-master-2019-pg545.htm.
Keep an eye on your email regarding the race and further updates. We're meeting tonight and devising the best plan of action, to be announced Friday. Thank you for your patience, especially those of you traveling from out of town.
-100% of race proceeds benefit FATS and SORBA-CSRA.
$6,890 raised in 2018 through race entries, T-Shirt sales, donations, and sponsorships. These funds were put directly into the trails.
-Race limited to 150 Racers by USFS.
-Non-sanctioned event. No race license needed.
-Registration deadline is October 17, 2019 unless max capacity has already been met.
-Entry Fee - Non-refundable.
$50 plus processing fee until September 15, 2019.
$65 plus processing fee from September 16, 2019 to registration deadline.
-Flow Master T-Shirt for all registrations completed by Sunday, October 6, 2019.
-Additional T-Shirts may be purchased during registration.
-Course includes Great Wall, Skinny, and Brown Wave trails, plus some gravel.
Click here for course.
-Chip timing by Go Race Productions.
-1 water station at 10 mile mark.
-Prizes and trophies awarded to top 3 Men and top 3 Women overall.
-Trophies for top 3 racers in each age category.
-Racers must be at least 15 years of age at time of race.
Click here for pics from the 2018 Flow Master.
-Early Check-in, packet pickup, and race number/timing plate will be available on Friday, October 18th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Andy Jordan's Bicycle Warehouse. You must pick up your packet in person and have your photo ID ready.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR NUMBER PLATE. NO NUMBER PLATE ON RACE DAY, NO TIMED RACE FOR YOU. DO NOT LOSE, OR FORGET, YOUR NUMBER PLATE.
-Saturday, October 19th, sign in, packet, and race number/timing plate pick up from 7:00am to 8:30am. Bring your photo ID.
-No on-site registration.
-8:30am pre-race briefing.
-Racer start staging will begin at 8:40am.
It's an approximately 5 minute downhill ride to the start line on FS662.
-Race mass start at 9am.
-Wet Trail Policy will be in effect. Should weather or wet trail conditions keep the race from occurring, the Flow Master will be cancelled and no refunds will be given (remember, we're raising funds for the trails). If weather is a threat, the decision to cancel the race will be made by Friday, October 18, 2019. This information will be posted on the official race site. If trail conditions can not handle the race on Saturday, but weather conditions permit a race, SEE BELOW FOR PLAN B.
-484 Woodlawn Road - Clarks Hill, SC 29821
-Parking is limited, so carpooling is strongly recommended.
-Staff will be on hand directing you where to park.
-Parking will be available in main FATS Parking lot. Overflow parking will be available in lot off of FS 662A.
LODGING & CAMPING
-Closest camping available at Petersburg Camground at J. Strom Thurmond Lake.
-No camping allowed at FATS.
-Holiday Inn Express Augusta Downtown - 444 Broad Street - 706-922-1414
Mention FATS Flow Master or use code FFM online at checkout.
FLOW MASTER RULES
*All riders are required to wear a helmet.
*Headphones, ear buds, bluetooth speakers, etc are strictly prohibited during the race. Any racer found using these devices, or any similar device, during the race will result in automatic disqualification.
*Cell phones are allowed on the course.
*It is recommended that all riders wear orange or other high visibility color due to hunting season. Do not wear white.
*All riders are to be self-sufficient.
*Stay on the designated course and on the trail.
*Do not litter.
*The gravel roads are open to the public and may have traffic- proceed across the roads with caution.
*Race is completed when the racer crosses the finish line.
*Event Director will determine start time (approx 9:00 am).
*The rider with the fastest time wins.
*If someone has crashed & needs help, help them.
*If someone has crashed, please notify the next volunteer you see on the course of their approx location.
*Slower riders yield to faster riders. When passing, give directions, e.g. "rider on your left".
*Course marshals will be at various road crossings and on the trail.
*We are here to have fun and raise money! If somebody has problems, help them so they can continue to ride. You may need their help later!
*You must finish the race on the same bike that you started the race on.
*Race can be ended due to trail conditions. Winners will be determined based on Race End Time.
*ALL riders must inform Event Director when dropping out of event.
*This is not a sanctioned event, USA Cycling rules do not apply.
*Event Director has final word on all decisions.
A roughly 6.5 mile race course utilizing the nearby forest service roads. It will still be a mass start, it will still be an all out sprint for the finish, and it will still be a fun time on your bike while raising funds for the local trails.
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