Sat October 24, 2020 Clarks Hill, SC 29821 US Directions
Events

FATS Flow Master 4 - XC MTB Race

9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Place
484 Woodlawn Road
Clarks Hill, SC US 29821
Description

GENERAL INFO
-100% of race proceeds benefit FATS and SORBA-CSRA.
$7.699 raised in 2019 through race entries, T-Shirt sales, donations, and sponsorships.  These funds will be used to maintain our local trails through SORBA-CSRA.
-Race limited to 100 Racers.
-Non-sanctioned event.  No race license needed. 
-Registration deadline is Thursday, October 22, 2020 unless max capacity has already been met.
-Entry Fee - Non-refundable.
$50 plus processing fee.
-Flow Master T-Shirt for all registrations completed by Sunday, October 4, 2020.
-Additional T-Shirts may be purchased during registration, with proceeds going to SORBA-CSRA.
-Course is approximately 20 miles and includes Great Wall, Skinny, and Brown Wave trails, plus some gravel.
Click here for course.
-Chip timing by Go Race Productions.
-NO AID STATIONS ON COURSE.  NO COMMUNITY FOOD OR WATER STATIONS PRE/POST RACE PROVIDED.
-Custom Flow Master stein/mug by Tommac Garrett Ceramics for Overall Male and Overall Female winner.
-Prizes and trophies awarded to top 3 Men and top 3 Women overall.
-Flow Master Silipints for top 3 racers in each age category. 
-Racers must be at least 15 years of age at time of race.

SCHEDULE
-Early Check-in, packet pickup, and race number/timing plate will be available on Friday, October 23rd 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 24th, sign in, packet, and race number/timing plate pick up from 7:00am to 8:25am.  Bring your photo ID.
-No on-site registration.
-8:25am 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 SHARP.
-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 23, 2020.  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.

PARKING
-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.
-No parking on gravel roads.
-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.

PLAN B
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.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Please follow local guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing mask.
Further updates provided as we get closer to the event.

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