The start of the event will be a standing start with the Fat racers starting first, the Really Fat racers next, then the Super Fat racers following. The Super Fat race is expected to take 2+ hours and cover over 25 miles. The course will be marked with tape and flagging so that all turns are visible and to keep spectators from wandering into racers. The course will not be closed to spectators but volunteers and signage will help to ensure that bystanders know of the racers presence.
As mother nature often does in the winter time, She has not disappointed us this year. The long shore currents have started building up rollers along the immediate waters edge as well as cutting a ledge that is close to 3 feet in sections. Some years this ledge has been up to 10 feet which would make for some serious climbing. The Fat category race will consist of eight laps which will take approximately 60 minutes. The course is the same for all racers with the Really Fat and Super Fat racers riding more laps. The age groups are as follows, 10-15, 16-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56+ both female and male. Fans are encouraged to bring cowbells and whistles to jeer and cheer for their favorite racers.
Tides for Race Day:
Friday March 10
6:00-7:00pm Race Packet Pick up, Blockade Runner Resort, Nighthawk Room
7:00-8:00pm Coastal Adventure cycling via Fatbike on area beaches, Nighthawk Room
Hosted by Crank Arm Brewery.
Saturday March 11
11:00-12:00am Packet Pick up Blockade Runner Resort, Nighthawk Room
12:45pm Kids race on hard sand (two modified laps, 12yrs and under) Free race day registration Nighthawk Room.
1:00pm Course sections open up for pre-ride as available
1:15-1:45pm Skid contest (Hard beach sand near start of course) Sign up at Packet Pick up
2:00 Race Start 24 lap
2:05 Race Start 16 lap
2:10 Race Start 8 lap
4:30 pm BBQ Dinner offered for sale, Blockade Runner Resort Lawn
4:00-6:00pm Awards, Blockade Runner Resort Lawn
8:00pm until After party, Blockade Runner Aquarium Bar
Sunday March 11
1:45pm-4:15pm Guided Eco Tour of Masonboro Island via Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours pontoon boat. (Limit 20 participants, for more info or to register, Click here to sign up