Rat Race Source to City

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Rat Race Source to City route

The route is 300 miles all up. That breaks down as a 22 mile mountain trek, followed by various stages of biking, a 21 mile kayak leg and a 13 mile run to finish into New York City. The exact final route distance is subject to change and might be a little above or below these figures. The route will be shared in full in advance of the Challenge commencing.

From the organizer

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Imagine a journey undertaken on foot, bike and boat that starts in pristine wilderness at a hidden mountain lake, giving rise to one Worlds great rivers. Then follow that river as it winds its way downstream, carving a course through a lush valley before finishing as a colossal waterway amidst the most famous icons in America in the hustle and bustle of New York City. This is Source to City a multi-sport descent of the mighty Hudson River traversing all 300 miles of its course.

What’s Included
Fully supported format including water safety, sweeper crews, professional medics, pit stops with snacks and drinks.
No navigation required.
Professional water safety staff, boats and water recovery planning.
3 nights inclusive lodging in comfortable hotel accommodation at the end of day 1, 2 and 3.
Optional transfer for you and your gear to the Start line at Lake Placid area from NYC area.
High value finisher’s mementos including T-shirt and medal.
Ground-breaking satellite tracking for safety and supporter interaction.
Choice to rent a kayak (double or single) or use your own boat.
Bike rentals for those who want ‘em.
Overnight bag transfers from location to location throughout the event.
After event party with complimentary meal and beverage in Manhattan.
Raceday Logistics
Day 1: Mountain trek or fast-pack on well-made trails with significant vertical ascent/ descent. Road bike on good roads for 30 miles.

Day 2: Bike is on smoot-surfaced sealed roads for 120 miles

Day 3: Bike over 45 miles of good scenic roads – with a few hilly bits. Kayak on Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Cold Spring for 21 miles.

Day 4: Initial bike leg on good roads, through a few towns with stoplights but in general, pretty quiet. Followed by stunning urban run leg in city parks and on sidewalks; all on paved surfaces.
Kit List
In general, you need a road bike and cycling clothing that is sturdy and reliable. Think bulletproof not bling bling.

You will need running clothing that is comfortable, has good wicking properties and some wet weather clothing for if it turns grim. Of course some good sturdy sneakers are essential for the urban run.

For the mountain section, we will issue a mandatory kit list that includes waterproofs with taped seams, medical kit and other items to ensure you have everything you need in case you get into trouble. You will also need to carry a mandatory amount of food and water.

For the kayak, there is the option to use your own boat (including buoyancy aid and paddle) or to use ours. You do not need a kayak to take part in this event.
We welcome supporters and they will have a great time. We can provide extra beds at supporter rates in the overnight hotels and can provide vouchers for them to attend the post-event celebration meal in Manhattan.
We welcome support from across the State, the Country and the Globe. If you do decide you want to come and work with us on this very special event alongside our professional event crew, we will make sure we look after you. Plus you will be rewarded with an unbelievable experience in a phenomenal part of the United States, of course.


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