-100% of net event proceeds benefit local trails and SORBA-CSRA.
$9,284.22 raised in 2021 through race entries, T-Shirt sales, donations, and sponsorships.
-Event limited to 175 Racers.
-Non-sanctioned event. No race license needed.
-Registration deadline is Thursday, October 21, 2022 unless max capacity has already been met.
-Entry Fee is Non-Refundable, but can be transferred to another participant (fees apply).
$50 plus processing fee until September 11, 2022.
$65 plus processing fee September 12, 2022 through October 19, 2022.
$80 plus processing fee after October 19, 2022 through October 21, 2022.
-Free Flow Master T-Shirt for all registrations completed by Sunday, September 25, 2022.
-Additional T-Shirts may be purchased during registration through September 25, 2022, with net proceeds going to SORBA-CSRA.
-Course is 20 miles and includes Great Wall, Skinny, and Brown Wave trails, plus some gravel.
SKINNY WILL BE OPEN FOR THIS EVENT AS PER THE USFS LAND MANAGERS!
Oh, and the trail direction will be counter clockwise.
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2022 COURSE FILE
-Chip timing by Go Race Productions.
-NO AID STATIONS ON COURSE, PLAN YOUR HYDRATION AND NUTRITIONAL NEEDS ACCORDINGLY!
-Custom Flow Master Winner’s Stein by Tommac Garrett Ceramics for Overall Male and Overall Female winner.
-Prizes and trophies awarded to top 3 Men and top 3 Women overall, including the coveted custom Flow Master Fender by Ground Keeper!
-Custom Flow Master Silipints for top 3 racers in each age category.
-Racers must be at least 15 years of age at time of race.
-Follow and share the fun on Instagram @fatsflowmaster
-Check out photos from last year's event by Robbie Ready Photography and Matt Smith Photo Design.
-Volunteer meeting Thursday, October 20 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm at Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse.
-Early Check-in, packet pickup, and race number plates will be available on Friday, October 21 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 with you.
You'll also be entered in a prize raffle for doing early packet pick up and we'll have prior year Flow Master tees for sale, $5 each!
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 22, sign in, packet, and timing chip pick up from 7:00am to 8:20am. Bring your photo ID.
-YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR TIMING CHIP ON RACEDAY BY 8:20AM SHARP.
-8:25am pre-race briefing.
-Racer start staging will begin at 8:40am.
Approximately 5 minute downhill ride to the start line on FS662 x FS662-D Intersection.
-Mass start at 9am SHARP. It will be up to each rider to seed themselves in the line up. If you’re not sure where to get in line, take a look at times from last year or go check out Strava.
-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 21, 2022. 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.
-NO PARKING ON GRAVEL ROADS!
-Parking will be available in main FATS Parking lot. Overflow parking will be available in lot on FS 662A.
LODGING & CAMPING
-Closest camping available at Petersburg Camground at J. Strom Thurmond Lake.
-No camping allowed at FATS.
FLOW MASTER RULES
*All riders are required to wear a helmet.
*All riders are to be completely self-sufficient, this is an unsupported race.
Participants must have proper hydration and nutritional items with them, plus emergency bike repair items, for up to a 3 hour ride.
*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 an 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.
*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 last rider crosses the finish line (approx 12:00pm).
*Event Director will start race at 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.
*Course sweeper has the right to pull a rider from the race if the rider has fallen too far behind or if there is a health/safety concern.
*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.