Thank you for your participation! We hope you have a blast at our race!!
The Patapsco Valley Series
Anyone racing 4 of these races will receive an awesome Patapsco Valley Series dry-fit sports shirt.
Since the race sells out extremely quickly we are reserving 30 spots for female racers. In prior years the female classes were very small (1-3 racers) because of the limited spots that are available. We want to ensure all women that want to race have a chance to sign up regardless of when they register.
Race Day Info
Packet pick-up/day of registration will be at the Avalon Pavilions near the starting line at 6:45 am. Registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of each race. Please arrive early, we recommend arriving 1hr, before your scheduled race so that you have enough time to prepare and to pick up your packet/race number.
Masters Class Qualification
We have added a Masters class for the Beginner, Sport and Elite races again this year! To qualify for the Masters class, you much turn 40 by 12/31/2014.
Women's Races And The Field Limit
If you are trying to register for one of the Female Races and registration is closed please sign up for the wait list and we will make sure you get in the race.
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With the chip timing we'll put a chip on the number plate. Rapid results is the name of the game - they will be posted about every 10 minutes after the first five racers cross the line. Final results with lap times will be posted about 10 minutes after the last racer crosses the line. Every racer will be emailed race results about 20 minutes after the race, and final results with laps times will be posted the evening of the race.
In the event of rain or bad weather the race will be held on the rain date of Sunday, 04/06/2014. We will notify all registered participants by email on or before Friday, March 14th if the race date is moved.
Wait List Protocol
Some categories for this race fill up very quickly so all of them have wait lists. Racers will be moved to the appropriate category in the order they were added to the wait list.
Registration will be reopened if we have to go to the rain date. In the event of going to the rain date, we will e-mail racers who are on the wait list before adding them to the race.
Refunds and Transfers
Refunds will be given if both the race date and the rain date are canceled. Otherwise you must transfer your registration to a friend or to someone on the wait list by contacting the promoter.
Onsite Bike/Mechanical Support
The Hub will provide free onsite bike/mechanical support to all racers. You will be able to find them at The Hub tent located near registration. Stop in and say hi!
Other Fun Stuff
Directions To The Start
FREE BEER: For a suggested donation we will have beer available in a beer garden.
- Food like breakfast sandwiches and hot dogs donated by MD Physical Therapy will be sold for a small donation to the cause of only $2.00!
From the Beltway (I-695) Take Rt. 1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
From I -95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left onto South St. Park entrance is on the left.
Google Maps to the entrance of the park.
Course Turn By Turn Cue Sheet
Start at the Avalon Pavilion
West on river road
Left on Ridge Trail (aka Waterbars)
--begin lap loop
(Beginner races 1 @ 7.3 mile lap)
(Sport races 2 @ 7.3 mile laps)
(Expert/SS races 3 @ 7.3 mile laps)
Left at 4 way intersection on Rockburn Branch Trail
Left at 4 way intersection on Morning Choice Trail
Right on Old Track Loop
Left on Morning Choice
Stay right on Morning Choice past bamboo forest
Left on Morning Choice
Left on Lewis and Clark Trail
Cross Norris Lane
Right on Morning Choice Trail
Left down to Cascade Trail
Right on Cascade Trail
Left on Cascade Alternate Trail
Stay right at 4 way intersection on Cascade Alt Trail
Left on Cascade Trail
Right on Ridge Trail
--end lap loop
(Sport and Expert/SS repeat lap loop)
Stay left on Ridge Trial (aka Waterbars)
Right on River Road to Pavilion