UPDATES and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
* Registration is OPEN
* The race is on! There may be some adjustments due to Covid, we will keep you posted.
* If you need a room please call the lodge. (541) 395-2404
* Please be prepare to be socially respectful to your fellow prticipants.
** SOME COVID-19 NOTES:
* IF we need to make any special considerations for Covid, we will announce those updates here. We hope all normal.
** Deschutes River Championships of Cornhole to be held on September 25, the day before the Ride-Row-Run.
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Participation Information Multi-Person: 4-PERSON TEAM Category - 4-people all do the event together = same time. This is different from the relay as the whole "team" does all legs of the event.
:: SATURDAY SCHEDULE OF FUN
:: SUNDAY SCHEDULE
+ 7:30 AM packet pick-up and late registration.
+ 8:40 Busses load for transportation to start at the Imperial.
+ 9:00 AM Ride-Row-Run START !!!
:: There is camping with us at the Maupin City Park (right next to the start/finish) - We cannot host a "Group Site" by permit restrictions, but you can all camp in City Park for small fee.
:: THE X-DOG CAMPING IS at CITY PARK, next to the IMPERIAL! We are not allowed to host this year, but you can still organize amongst yourselves -- Do it!
X-Dog Events and the Maupin community invite you to come and enjoy a special weekend of adventure, celebration, and fun for all. You may want to purge some endorphins and do the event, or sit on the river banks watching friends and family work up a lather (while you enjoy a cold one). There will be fun for all. Be sure to support those businesses which are helping bring you this event!
The event will feature a Grand Prix start where participants will run 1-mile to their bikes... then RIDE a 26-mile loop... then ROW/PADDLE 3-miles on the Deschutes (downstream)... then RUN 4-miles along the river banks... then ENJOY A FINISH PARTY! A real Central Oregon adventure!
SOLO - Awards given to male/female age group and overall winners.
PAIR (2-Person Relay) - Awards to Men/Women/Mixed awards presented. PAIR/2-Person Relay: Two people complete the event (only one has to register). Each person must participate in a minimum of 2 activities. Inflatable kayak included.
OPEN RELAY (UP TO 5) - 4 PERSON RAFT INCLUDED IN ENTRY! - Awards for many categories (Men/Women/Mixed/Age Ranges) OPEN RELAY may have up to 5 people. ONLY ONE person needs to register for the team.
LEGS: 1-Mile Run, Bike, Paddle (can be 1-5 people in boat), RUN -- 4-Person Raft included!
4-person TEAM - 4 PERSON RAFT INCLUDED IN ENTRY! ALL TEAM MEMBERS COMPLETE ALL LEGS TOGETHER.
2-person TEAM - BOTH TEAM MEMBERS COMPETE TOGETHER! Finish together! Two person inflatable kayak included.
START/FINISH: The Imperial Hotel, Maupin (on the banks of the river!)
Grand Prix Start:
Participants will have about a 1-mile run to their bikes. Bikes will be staged and ready at the Imperial Hotel. A shuttle will take participants to the "START" and they will run back to their bikes. ** We encourage you to ride up with your crew and let them stay there as you start, and then they can watch you bike up the hill before returning to finish area.
The bike portion of the event starts and finishes at the Imperial. Riders will travel UP through Maupin and finishes riding along the banks of the Deschutes. Here is a link the the basic routing.
3.5 miles - From the Imperial to Blue Hole. Boats will be shuttled to the finish after completing the paddle/row section. The stretch of river is mild with one set of class 1-2 rapids. There will be assistants to help enter and exit the water, and there will be safety boats on the course. PFD's are required and provided for those who rent the boats as part of registration. A safety briefing will take place at the boat launch, just prior to shuttling to the start.
NEW: Teams may use up to 5 PEOPLE in a raft if they choose!
* We recommend an inflatable kayak. You can reserve one with your registration. If you reserve/rent a boat through the registration we will have it at the start, and pick it up at the finish for you.
* If you choose to use your own kayak, we highly recommend a having a spray skirt.
The 4-Mile run course starts at the boat finish. The route returns along the river (back upstream) to the Imperial. Participants will be able to have drop bags sent to the run/paddle transition. The run is on the rural road that follows the river.
FOOD and beverages (INCLUDING WIDMER BROS. BEER) will be waiting for you at the finish-line on the banks of the river. Random prizes will be given away and age group and overall awards. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST AN AWARDS CEREMONY. WE WILL MAIL ALL AWARDS. This is a requirement of permit and insurance due to Covid.
PACKET PICK UP & LATE REGISTRATION:
PACKET PICK-UP: 2-6, Saturday (Sept. 14) at the park downtown Maupin. There will be many activities going on so be sure to come early and have some fun.
:: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN STAYING AT THE IMPERIAL HOTEL, YOU NEED TO VISIT RESERBATIONS VIA this LINK. Very few rooms remain! The Deschutes Motel is also a proud supporter, and not far from downtown!