FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
How does it work?
Teams of 6, or 4 for Ultra Racers, cover 100 miles running the Virginia Capital Trail by tag-teaming the distance, relay style. Your Team Vehicle drops off one runner at a time to take on one of the 18 legs of the race. After dropping your runner, the remaining team members drive ahead in the Team Vehicle to the next Exchange Zone to meet the runner, exchange the timing chip and cheer on the next runner. Each team member runs 3 legs, which range in distance from 3.5 mi. to 8.5 mi. Depending on your team’s strategy, an individual runner could run as short as 10.5 miles, as long as 24.5 miles, or anything in between.
Where is the start/finish?
The start and finish of the race will be at Urban Farmhouse in Richmond, 3015 Norfolk St, Richmond, VA 23230, near the start of the Virginia Capital Trail. Urban Farmhouse will also host the finish and post race party.
What are the Award Categories?
When you register you will have the option to choose between the following 4 Classifications:
- Open (any breakdown of men or women)
- Corporate (all team mates must work for the same employer)
- Mixed Relay (this means at least 50% of your team is female)
- Masters (all team members must be 40 or older)
In 2018, due to registration trends, we will be doing awards as follows:
- Top 3 Teams in the Open Division (both 4 person and 6 person teams)
- First Place Masters Team (both 4 person and 6 person teams)
- First Place Mixed Relay (both 4 person and 6 person teams)
- First Place Corporate Relay (both 4 person and 6 person teams)
Where do we get a van?
You have a few options:
- 1. Bring your own – provided you are within the size restrictions (see the Rules), you are welcome to use your own van or SUV.
- 2. Rental vans can be secured at any car rental facility of you choosing.
What time will my team start on race day?
All teams will start at 5:30am. During registration you will be asked for a finish time prediction and each team member will be asked for their most recent 10K time as well as their anticipated average pace per mile for the event.
Where can I find the most up to date information or last minute changes?
Please join our Capital Trail 100 Facebook Group for information, questions, and to talk trash with other teams.
What if I get injured or have a schedule conflict and can’t race?
Due to the nature of this event we are unable to offer deferral or transfers from this event to other Rev3 events. You can replace relay members until October 1, 2018.
Are there bathrooms and stores along the route?
The entire race takes place on the Virginia Capital Trail, but all of the Exchange Zones will have restrooms or portajohns. Some of the Exchange Zones will also be located at convenience stores in case you need to pick something up quickly.
What if I can’t check-in the day before?
All athletes are required to check in the day before the race – Team Captains will NOT be permitted to pick up race packets for other relay members. If you absolutely can not check in on Friday, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we may be able to make other arrangements for you.
How can my family and friends track me?
Each team will be given a Quarq Qollector — a small, waterproof, wearable tracker that uses GPS, ANT+™ and cellular technology to transmit data during the race allowing teams and spectators to keep track of their runners on a smartphone or tablet. (This device MUST be worn/carried by each runner.) Tracking will be available here: http://www.quarqrace.com/
How can I view the results?
On site, athletes and spectators may visit the Timing Station to view and print results. Off site (including family and friends at home) and after the event, please visit: http://timing.rev3tri.com/mobile
Do athletes have access to any post-race activities?
The finish line will be THE place to be! Urban Farmhouse is our Capital Trail 100 Post-Race Party host! Urban Farmhouse will also be a great place for spectators to hang out and wait for their athletes while enjoying some of Richmond’s finest brews!
Where will medical tents be located?
Medical tents will be located at the Start/Finish line and in each of the Major Exchange Zones. Please see any Rev3 staff member or volunteer for more information and look for the red flag labeled “Medical.”
What’s the inclement weather policy?
Every effort has been made in advance to ensure a safe, seamless racing environment for athletes. Our events take place rain or shine. In the event of a severe natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, etc.), Rev3 will be in regular communication with all registered athletes. No refunds will be offered for inclement weather.