2020 Pre-Race Meeting Notes
July 15, 2020 11am - July 25, 2020 9pm
- 2020 Pre-Race Meeting
This update serves as the pre-race meeting as it provides information we would share during our normal in person pre-race meeting. We will also be putting out a course guide for Loops 1 and 2 for racers that are not as familiar with the course. Those course guides will be found on the “Course Info” section of the Telluride 100 website by Tuesday, July 21st.
We have put together a plan for a COVID19 safe race but we need a commitment from every racer and their support crew to respectfully follow the mask and social distancing guidelines that are outlined in these notes as well as our COVID19 race plan.
- COVID 19 Symptoms
If you are experiencing any COVID related symptoms, or have been exposed (between July 10th and race weekend) to a known COVID positive person, please do not come to the race. We are offering refunds, or will move your entry to next year, your choice. The health of every racer, volunteer, and community member is very important to us, so please do your part. Symptoms include:
- Fever ( > 100.4F) or feeling feverish
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Extreme fatigue
- Loss of taste or smell
- Masks and Physical Distance
- Town of Telluride and Mountain Village have a mask ordinance anytime you are inside a public space ( grocery store, post office, restaurant as examples ) If you do not have a mask, you can pick one up at packet pickup as we have hundreds on hand. If you need to approach an official, volunteer or fellow racer, be sure to keep a 6 foot or greater distance.
- All racers have signed the USAC release form electronically when registering. We will also have two other waivers below for you to download, print and fill out which will need to be brought to packet pickup. One of those waivers is to confirm that you have not been experiencing COVID19 symptoms or have been exposed to a known positive since July 10th. The second waiver is for Telluride Ski & Golf as we will be using trails that are under their purview.
There is a public parking lot called Carhenge off of Pacific Ave. next to the bottom of Charlift #7. Pacific Ave. is a one-way street in this location. Access to Pacific Ave. and the parking lot is from Mahoney Dr. off the round-a-bout in town.
Rain / Sleet / Snow
This time of year rain has a daily occurrence in theTelluride area. It usually happens between 2-5PM. This will be the 7th year of the Telluride 100 and we have had rain, sometimes sleet and snow every year of the race. Some racers get through the entire course without a drop falling on them while others get every drop that could have possibly fallen. The soil type, vegetation and low humidity allow the trail to dry very quickly, This week we have ridden an hour after it rained and could not tell that it had. Roots and rocks can become slick as you know, so that is what to be on high alert about if it does. Lightning sometimes happens. The best practice for that is to get to low ground and avoid hilltops, open areas and tall objects.
- Packet Pickup
On Wednesday, July 22nd by 8PM Mountain Time, time slots will be posted for you to come to packet pickup. There will be approximately 20 people scheduled every 10 minutes to ensure distancing is occurring during this process. Packet pickup will take place on Friday, July 24th between 3:30PM – 5:30PM at the start/finish area in the Telluride Gondola Plaza area (300 W. San Juan Ave). You will need to wear a mask during the packet pickup process. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you at packet pickup. We will be checking every participants temperature during this process using a forehead infrared scanning device which will take less than 5 seconds. Per CDC guidance a temperature of 100.4 or below is what is acceptable.
- Staging/Start Times
- We will post staging and starting times on Wednesday, July 22nd by 8PM Mountain Time. Each start will be small groups of participants spaced at least 6 feet apart, and will occur every 30 seconds. Seeding will be fastest to slowest based on your shared expected finish time of Loop 1 to ensure distancing can be maximized from the start of the race, which is a key part of our COVID19 plan. Every racer has provided data of expected finish time and average speed for Loop 1, as well as past race results, in order to create seeding. We anticipate having all of these smaller groups started within 11 minutes. The starts will occur between 6:00AM-6:11AM.
- Warming Up
If you are not able to keep a 6 foot or greater distance from other racers when warming up before the start, please wear a mask or buff. As the staging and starting lines will have racers at 6 foot or greater distance, there will not be a need to have a mask or buff on for the start.
- Restrooms at the start
- We will have portable toilets on the vacant lot East of Camels Garden Hotel. The restrooms at the Gondola will also be available. We will make disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer available at these two spots.
Feedzone information is found on the Telluride 100 website. If you choose to take any of the neutral feedzone items please know that water will be in bottles. All items are single-serve packaged, however, you will need to mix the Tailwind yourself. The items will be set out on a table for you to quickly grab and go. Tables will be sanitized frequently. This is all a part of our COVID19 plan.
- Time Cutoffs
- Please reference the Course Info section of the Telluride 100 website for time cutoff information. These are in place for rider and volunteer safety. Sweep riders are sent out at the cutoff time to relieve course marshals and remove course markings. Feed zones will be taken down once the final sweep has passed their position. Riders that do not make the time cutoffs will be scored as DNF (did not finish).
- Bag Drop
- Bag drop information is found in the feed zone section on the Telluirde 100 website. We will not have a remote bag drop as in years past in order to align with our COVID19 plan. You will be able to drop a bag/parts/small cooler at the start/finish line.
If you are using the GPX files, please note that there are two spots where new trail re-routes have been created thus the GPX track is slightly off. Always follow the trail tread & course signage. Spot #1 is on loop 1 in the Magic Meadows area. Spot # 2 is on loop 2 in the transition between the River Trail at Deep Creek and Ilium Rd. GPX files can be found on on the course information section of the Telluride 100 website.
- Results & Protest Period
We will not have a results posting area in order to minimize a crowd and maximizing distancing per our COVID19 plan. Your race result will be emailed to the address you provided with registration 60 seconds or less after you cross the finish line. You can also check them via the link below. Be sure to bring any discrepancy that you spot to the attention of the officials at the finish area immediately.
- Protest period for 50 mile participants begins at 12:30PM and will end at 12:45PM
- Protest period for 100 mile participants begins at 6:30PM and will end at 6:45PM
Send this link out via social media or email to all of your family and friends so they can see how you finished:
- Awards Pickup
We are not holding a formal ceremony as we have in previous years to reduce the number of people that might gather which will also maximize distancing – a key part of our COVID19 plan. We will have a professional photographer on hand to take a quick photo of you with your award and we will make these photos available to you for free.
- 50 mile participants:
- 19-39 Women – 1PM
- 40+ Women – 1:05PM
- 19-39 Men – 1:10PM
- 40+ Men – 1:15PM
- 100 mile participants:
- 19-39 Women – 7:00PM
- 40+ Women – 7:05PM
- 19-39 Men – 7:10PM
- Single Speed 7:15PM
- 40+ Men 7:20PM
- 50+ Men 7:25PM
- 60+ Men 7:30PM
- Open Women 7:35PM
- Open Men 7:40PM