Patagonia 8 Hours @ Jacks race this Saturday

The annual 8 hours @ Jacks race is underway again this Saturday.  It's a great day out and a race well worth supporting.  Geoff has been out there over the last few weeks priming the course (see pic below on website) so it should be ready for race day.

How does the Race Day work

The access to the race is via the main Jacks Point entrance. Follow this road about 2kms to a gravel road departing on the right (signposted with 8hrs sign), turn left and follow gravel road and signposts to the pit's long grass paddock. As competitors arrive at the 'paddock', they are allocated a space which will become their pit area. The course is designed to meander through this "village" hence created. In these 'pits' any type of support is encouraged, including tents, supplies of cold beer and the odd couch! The race starts and finishes at the village area, and competitors, as individuals or in a team relay, try to complete as many full course laps as possible. Being a social event, competitors can stop before the full 8hrs are up, or go and try to break the record - 16 laps to this date. Within a team, there is no order or a compulsory number of laps to do for each competitors. The highest number of full laps completed in the shortest time determines the winners.  Full details are on the web site here.

Quick Details

RACE DATE: Saturday 8th Dec 2012 (reserve day Sunday 9th Dec 2012) ENTRY FEE :
  • $65 per person
  • $45 Junior (19 years and under).
Individual entry, or team of 2, 3 or 4 members. ONLINE ENTRIES are still open Click here to enter. SPECIALS for returning athletes and Bike Club members We are offering a SPECIAL for returning competitors from the last couple years. Enter the above highlighted word, in the appropriate line on the entry page, and receive a discounted entry to the race this year. Queenstown Mtn Bike Club members also receive a discount. The same as above - enter your Bike Club Membership No in the area indicated during the entry process. RACE SPONSORS:  Patagonia - the naming sponsor of this event have opened a store in Queenstown in the Mall called 'Lets Get Outside' and they feel a great range of both Patagonia and Merrell. If you have not had the chance be sure to check it out when you are next in Queenstown. Thanks also to our other sponsors, Jack's Point, and NZbyBike for their support, with beer prizes by Export 33. Please support them - without them, there would be no races!
mountain biker riding through big muddy puddle
Geoff testing the course - classic Otago dry hardpack.

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