RACE FOR FREE PROGRAM! (Roadies can even earn FREE 2017 entries)
From juniors who want to save their parents money and learn to value of hard work to hedge fund managers trying to give back to the community we all want to save money! So how can you race for free at any CYCLO-X event, the US OPEN, Rocky Mountain Regional Championships, or the State Championships? Easy, a 3-4hr volunteer shift will earn you a free entry to be used on that particular day or upcoming race. Can a friend/parent/loved one volunteer who’s not a racer and I get their credit? Of course, you get us a volunteer and we’ll get you an entry! Right now we’re recruiting for ALL races, but especially need help next week for CYCLO-X Rueter Hess. To sign-up please e-mail Gaby@withoutlimits.com Shifts range from set-up the day before, to early morning race day set-up, timing chip hand out, registration, timing chip collection, and event clean-up. If you only race road, but still want to earn some 2017 road season entries just come on out and volunteer during cross season!
Common questions answered by Without Limits Race Director Lance Panigutti
With these two news races which venue was dropped?: We know many of you loved the iconic sands and beach party of Boulder Res, but for this season Boulder Res is serving as the emergency venue for Harlow Platts. Should another 100 year flood hit Boulder in September we’ll be using Boulder Res as our plan B venue to ensure a race on Sept 24th.
So what makes these two brand new venues so special?: When it comes to Harlow Platts just ask a racer who was around circa 2009 and you’ll see the smile in their face when they talk about Harlow. CYCLO-X Rueter Hess is a different story as there’s never been an event on these brand new grounds. Overall Rueter Hess is a venue that’s super easy to access for everyone along the Front Range and will be a very beginner friendly course to help kick off the season. The wide open field grass, ditches, and short run-ups will have a little bit of everything for those seasoned veterans tuning up for the year, or the first time racer trying out this brand new sport!
If I purchase a 5-pack do I have to decide right away what 5 races out of the 7 I’m doing?: NO, that’s the best part, you pick and choose any 5 you’d like, when you’d like. Just show up and we’ll have your number ready.
We heard about colored numbers for 2016?: Those rumors are true as well. Any category that features multiple categories racing on course at the same time will receive a special colored number so you all can tell who you’re racing against.
Equal prize money?: Yes, for 2016 the series prize money has been equalized across genders with $2,850 up for grabs in series cash
The new schedule: Is there a schedule that makes everyone in the world perfectly happy? No, but based off feedback we received from 2015 we made slight tweaks to last year’s schedule which we’re pretty excited about. The SM4’s now have the course all to themselves at 8am, we’ve flip flopped the open races in an effort to keep all the women categories together and give the larger open men a less congested course preview slot when there’s no racing action. We hope you enjoy the new schedule and thank you for your understanding that there’s a lot of parties to please with such a diverse racing population.