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The Rift 200k - 2022

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Thursday

July 21st

2022

  • 7:00

    Official Start Time Announcement*

  • 18:00 - 20:00

    Packet pick-up at Lauf Cycling, Grandagardur 1b, 101 Reykjavik.

*The highlands of Iceland can be unpredictable. When a storm comes through it can be violent – but usually short. It is for this reason that we will institute a floating start time which will be announced 48 hours prior to the race. This time could vary by up to 12 hours. If the start time is moved all cut-off and finish times will be moved accordingly.

Friday

July 22nd

2022

  • 10:00 - 12:00

    Group Ride - From Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur. Lead by Ashton Lambie and Kae Takeshita

  • 14:00 - 18:00

    Packet pick-up at Valhalla Restaurant, Hlíðarvegur 14, Hvolsvöllur

  • 19:00 - 22:00

    TBC

Saturday

July 23rd

2022

  • 6:00

    Packet pick-up at Valhalla Restaurant, Hlíðarvegur 14, Hvolsvöllur

  • 6:40

    200k - Race line-up and mandatory meeting at the start/finish line outside of Valhalla Restaurant, Hlíðarvegur 14, Hvolsvöllur

  • 6:50

    200k - Pro Call-up

  • 7:00

    Race Start*
    200 km Line-Up: Pro Men, Pro Women, Open.

  • 7:40

    100k - Race line-up and mandatory meetings at the start/finish line outside Valhalla Restaurant, Hlíðarvegur 14, Hvolsvöllur

  • 8:00

    100k - Race start

  • 9:40

    45k - Race line-up and mandatory meetings at the start/finish line outside Valhalla Restaurant, Hlíðarvegur 14, Hvolsvöllur

  • 10:00

    45k - Race start

  • 12:00 - 21:00

    Finish line party opens with music, food and games. Enjoy your aprés drink and fuel up while watching the other riders roll in at Valhalla Restaurant, Hlíðarvegur 14, Hvolsvöllur

  • 18:30 TBC

    Award Ceremony at Valhalla Restaurant, Hlíðarvegur 14, Hvolsvöllur

  • 19:00 - late

    After-Party into the sunrise with war stories.

  • 12:00 - 23:00

    The swimming pool will be open until 23:00 instead of 19:00 - Vallarbraut 18, 860 Hvolsvöllur.

RACE RULES

The race director has the final authority on any disputes. Volunteers are not staff. They may not have information about the course or your time beyond their job to hand you food and water. Do not rely on their information. Plan ahead of time. 

RACE AGE 
With the exception of the youth restrictions, your race age is the age you will be turning in the present year. ie. if you are 44 on race day, but will turn 45 in August, you will race in the 45+ category. Minimum age to race the RIFT is 18 and the Minimum age to race the Crevasse is 16. You must be the minimum age on race day. 


START 
We use a gun start, and if you jump the gun you can be dnf’d or penalized the difference + 2 min. Jumping the gun is cheating. 

CHECK POINTS AND CUT OFF TIMES
Cut-off times will be established for reaching and for departing each checkpoint. Any participant not reaching a checkpoint before the established arrival cut-off time will be pulled from the event. Arrival cut-off times are based on an average speed of 9 mph and are established for the purpose of rider safety. Therefore, these times will be strictly enforced. 

SUPPORT ON COURSE 
Outside support is not allowed on course. Support Crew are only allowed at Feed Zone CK pts 1, 3,& 4 and must access them via the designated alternative routes. Official checkpoints along the route will serve as neutral areas where participants may meet their support crew to restock supplies and repair equipment. These checkpoints will be the only locations along the entire course where participants may receive assistance from their support crew 

Participants may help other participants with mechanical support, navigational assistance, or by any other means. 

GENERAL RULES AND ETIQUETTE

  1. Be responsible for your belongings and don’t throw trash on the trail. 
  2. Be nice to your fellow racers, always announce when you are passing and make sure they have a safe place to pull over, especially in the technical parts. 
  3. No short-cutting the course 
  4. Remember Iceland is a fragile place, respect the landscape and stay on the route. 
  5. If you need to stop and take a break make sure you are well off course in a hardened area. 
  6. All riders will be asked to sign an environmental waiver at packet pick-up. Link to waiver.

CHALLENGES AND RESULTS
Timing is provided in real time and participants can check via mobile app to confirm their finish. No recorded finishes should be reported immediately. 

Only the Top 10 finishers will be posted and there will be an hour protest period before they are considered final. The Race Director has the final determination on protest. STRAVA is not considered official timing and will only be used to confirm completion of the course, not official time. 

Additional Challenges to results must be submitted within 5 days of the event via e-mail or in person to Lilja Birgisdottir lilja@liveproduction.is