GUTS GRAVEL GLORY
Proud to be part of:
Virginia Gravel Series Virginia State Park Advenure Series
Race date: Sunday, Aug 7, 2022
For your entry:
Entry into the park for race day
Chip timed race for all distances
1st post-race beverage free
Complimentary race picture downloads (We will do our best to capture all racers} Friends of Pocahontas State Park will be selling beverates and all proceeds stay at the park.
Start: 9 a.m.. with number pickup beginning at 730am at the RunRideRace tent with the Registration flag.
Course: This is a dirt road/gravel race with a bit of double track.
Equipment: Gravel, CX or mountain bikes work well!
This event will be chipped timed! Timing chip will be on your race number. Please do not remove, fold or damage it. Numbers will be placed on your bars so the number is exposed from the front. You will be able to keep your numbers as a momento, if desired.
Where: Pocahontas State Park (just south of Richmond, VA) 10301 State Park Road Chesterfield, VA 23832 (this address is to the main entrance of the park. At this point you will turn into the Bright Hope Equestrian Park on the south side of Beach) Standard parking fee will be collected by state park employees (unless you have a state park permit). The current fee is $10 per car. If you live local you should own an annual permit. If not, carpooling can save you cost per racer.
We will be racing again on the Bright Hope Equestrian side of Pocahontas. This allows for easy parking and set up right on the course... no more hiking a mile plus to the course! There is plenty of room through transition for your personal support. You will pass the transition every 10k.
Up to 50 mile
This is an 8 lap race. Each lap has been GPSed to 6.4 miles. So, the finish will be about 50+ miles depending on your gps accuracy. There also is a time cut of, like always In the past we have cut the course off once the 1st place rider finishes. At that point all rider already on a lap will be able to finish that lap and it will be added to you total. That time has been about 2:45 to 2:50 hours. We decided to make a hard cutoff but give a few extra minutes to allow more racers to complete their laps. The time cut off to go out for your last lap will be 3 hours. We will cut the course off at that point. So, if you have not finished your 8th lap by 3 hours you will be able to complete one more lap if you are on course before 3 hours.
36 mile This is a new option this year. In the past this has been a B race, but with the 3 hour time limit to start your last lap we have seen that many 50 mile racer end up finishing 6 laps. So we dicided to make that an option. This race will still have a 3 hour limit to start your last lap. This means, if you haven't completed your 6 laps but 3 hours you can head out for one more lap if you can do so before the clock hits 3 hours. Otherwise you will be credited with the completed laps.
This division will be a 3 lap race (approx 18 miles). This is a 3 lap event which will total about 18 miles. There is a time cut off of 3 hours. If you have not already completed your three laps you are allowed to finish one more if you head out on course before the clock hits 3 hours.
Located near the completion of each lap, we will have a water station set up. This will be a place where water can be refilled and bottle hand-ups will be allowed (bring a friend or teammate to hand you your stuff). We will not have volunteers there to give hand-ups, so you should bring support if you will need assistance with water refills.
Course map/profile: Coming soon: