is important to us. Please watch for other competitors who may
need assistance and report accidents to our Race Officials if aid is
needed. Teams are allowed to help other teams and Teams are required
to assist other Teams in danger or in distress. Teamwork is
valued both within your team and between teams, however Teams are not
allowed to provide answers to Race tasks or puzzles, or to give
information on Checkpoints to other Teams in the Race.
Each participant needs to make a copy of
the Waiver & Release Form, sign it and turn it in
the Race Official at Check-in on the morning of the race, if you have
not already mailed it to the Race Director. Click
here to print out the Waiver & Release.
Team should be sure to print out and bring copies of the maps of the
race area. Click here for Bayard maps.
race day between 7:30am and 8:00am, enter the parking area of the
race site listed on the AR Series Updates page. After
passing the entry gate, proceed to the east paved parking lot,
closest to the river.
8:00am on Race Day, Teams
should enter race site (as stated in AR
Series Updates page) and proceed to check in with Race Officials
at Race HQ. Walk – DO NOT DRIVE – to the Main Transition
(MT) area to Check-In with Race Officials.
Check-in will be from
8:00am to 8:30am, with Race
Officials at Race HQ (marked with bright yellow banners). Check-in and
complete any needed paperwork with the Race Officials. AFTER
your team has completed check-in, Enter the Main Transition (MT)
ONLY at its
entrance. Store your bikes and other gear in the MT as directed by the Race
only your kayaks and/or canoes to the Paddle Staging Area at
the north side of the Main Transition. After checking in
with the Race Official by the MT, leave only your boats at the Paddle
Staging Area. Your paddles, and lifejackets will be placed inside the
MT. After dropping off your Paddle gear, get your bikes and other
gear. Store your bikes and other gear inside the MT. Complete
your set up in the Main Transition by 8:45am -- and be ready for the
Team Meeting at 8:45am.
On race day just prior to 8:45am, all Teams are to assemble on foot with your Essential Gear
just south of the Main Transition Area near the Race banners, as directed
by Race Officials. Here
you will receive final start instructions. Of The Essential Gear,
Teams will not need bikes,
kayaks, canoes, paddles, or life jackets with them at the starting
line. Teams will need to
have all other Mandatory Gear listed in The Essential Gear list --
those marked as "Mandatory at all times."
Meeting and Start -- On race day just prior to 8:45am, all Teams are to assemble on foot with your Essential Gear
on the Start Area in front of the Main Transition Area. Line up as
directed by Race Officials to receive final start instructions. Of
The Essential Gear, Teams will not
need bikes, kayaks, canoes, paddles, or life jackets with them at the
starting line. Teams will
need to have any other Mandatory Gear listed in The Essential Gear
list. We plan to start the race at 9:00am.
Volunteers -- Race Officials
on the course are volunteers, giving their time to help make
this day of adventure both a success and a challenge for you. Please
follow their instructions and carefully follow the written
instructions they provide at various Check Points. If you have an
emergency, ask them to notify the Race Headquarters. They are here to
ensure safety and fair play. It would also be considerate for you to
thank them as your pass through their Check Points and when you see
Race Officials along the course. Without generous volunteers, races
such as the Performance Adventure Racing Series would not be possible.
Remain together as a Team through each portion of
the Race. There is no advantage to being separated. Separated Teams
will be stopped until reunited. Excessive separation will result in
severe time penalties or disqualification.
Always read all instructions before
proceeding to be sure that you understand what is required.
During all Stages of The Race, Team members must stay close
together and have plenty of fluids. Bring whatever else you may want, but do not forget your
Essential Gear (mandatory equipment). Follow directions of Race
Officials and your printed instructions.
There may be portions of
this course where you are allowed to travel on paved roads or parking
instructions cause you to follow parallel to any paved roads on foot,
such as a trek or portage, your Team must stay on the left side of
the road, facing any traffic. You may move across paved roads
(with caution), but (unless in Race Instructions) Teams may not remain on pavement as you travel on
foot. Infractions will result in severe Team penalties. From the Start
signal, Teams will have some mystery events and check points along the
course at seemingly random locations. Always announce your Team Name
and Number to Check Point officials as you approach.
Portages -- Whenever required to portage your kayaks or canoes, your
“boat” is NOT ALLOWED to be touching the ground while moving.
Your team may use a wheeled device to transport your boat
during the portage, but any conveyance must also be carried securely
on the boat during any paddling on water. If you chose not to use a
wheeled device, your team must carry the kayak or canoe off the ground
when it is moved over land, including any beach, trails, or roads.
could be Team mystery events and check-in
points along the course at seemingly random locations. There will
be Instruction Sheets that
Teams must retrieve and carry, record, or hole-punch along the course
when completing a check-in. Do not lose your Instructions or maps. Teams need to have all Instructions and maps with the Team, until told to
turn them in to a Race Official during the Race. Teams need to complete all challenges prior to the finish to
have completed The Race.
the race is held at Guana Research Reserve: In the southern part of Guana
Reserve (south of the fence to the Guana River Wildlife Management
Area-WMA), Teams must stay on designated trails and use wooden bridges
and boardwalks, unless directed by Race Instructions to do
otherwise. Teams are NOT allowed to cross
any man-made, wooden bridges either on foot or on bikes ONLY WHEN
TRAVELING WITHIN THE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (north of the dividing
fence). In the WMA, if biking, dismount, take your bike around the
bridge on foot, and continue on the course as directed in your
instructions. In this race when in the WMA ONLY, bridges are considered as obstacles and
may not be touched. Cheating will result in disqualification or severe