2018 NOMAD Race Schedule
Pre Race events will begin on the 10th of June. The race will occur from June 11th - June 18th. Details are below.
June 10th, 2018 - Pre Race Events @ Pavilion
7:00 PM - Check-In and Map Distribution Opens
Check-in will be at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort Pavilion.
15870 Co Rd 162, Nathrop, CO 81236
The Pavilion is a large, enclosed room where racers will be able to bring and organize gear if they desire. It is located North West of the main lodge. There will be some tables for studying maps.
You are allowed to bring clean bikes into the Pavilion. Please lay bikes on the floor on the non-derailleur side. All oiling or greasing of bikes needs to be performed outside. We recommend bringing a tarp for your team to have a distinct separation between your and other teams' gear as well as help keep the carpet clean in the Pavilion.
Prologue: Soak in the Hot Springs
In previous years, we've used the prologue results to determine rafting team pairings. The rafting finish results typically only varied by 5-10 minute intervals for the whole field and had little to no correlation to finishing times. This year, since the race venue is further from the airport and teams will likely need extra time to arrive to check-in, and in effort to allow racers time to enjoy this amazing venue, we're not going to have a prologue. This will allow your team to soak in the hot springs, socialize with other racers and get a little rest before race day.
We hope you and your families will take advantage of this wonderful venue to get a good, muscle relaxing soak in the hot springs or spa treatment this year. Enjoy your stay!
8:30 PM - Racer Meeting - Overview & Questions in the Pavilion
Meeting is in the Pavilion, the same as check-in.
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Gear Drop Off At Trucks (Bike, and Gear Bins)
There are 2 trucks. They will be parked at or near Pavilion driveway. One is for your bikes, and one is for your gear bins that will be at the transition areas.
Bike Drop: Label all bikes with your team name. Load bikes into the bike moving truck. Put bike helmet, all bike gear and water bottles in your gear bins, please, for this first bike drop.
Gear Drop: Load Gear Bins into Moving Truck. Label all team gear bins with your team name. Gear bins can have a maximum of 25 gallon capacity. If you can use a smaller gear bin, we'd love you for it. You may have 1 gear bin per team member.
**Maintain your Leg 1 Rafting Items. Do not include these items in the gear drop. After 10:30 pm on Sunday, you will not see your gear bin or your bikes until Transition Area 1 following the rafting on Monday.**
June 11th, 2018 - Race Day
4:00 - 5:30 AM - Store any non-race luggage in the Pavilion @ Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
If you need to store non-race gear during the race, you can store it in the Pavilion. The Pavilion will only be used for the NOMAD for the duration of the event.
6:00 AM - Racers Load Buses at Resort Entrance
6:30 AM - Bus Ride to American Adventure Expeditions
Racers get outfitted with rafting gear, receive guide assignments and get safety talks.
7:30 AM - Depart for Race Start, Raft Put-In
Receive in-raft instructions and rules from team guide.
8:30 AM - Race Start
June 13th, 2017 - Race End
8:30 AM - Race Cut-off
Racers must finish by 8:30 AM on the 13th or risk losing 1 Checkpoint for every 5 minutes late.
The race finish will be located in the grassy area just outside of the Pavilion if the weather is good, or inside the Pavilion if the weather is bad.
Once finished, gather your gear, get cleaned up, rest a bit, and join us for the post-race party!
Noon - Post Race Party, Awards, Raffle, and Video in Centennial Conference Room
This year, the post race party will be in the Pavilion at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. We'll be announcing winners and winning times, giving out awards, raffling off some gear from our sponsors and our media crew will play a highlight reel from the race. Come join us; it should be a fun time!
For those of you who will be leaving following the race, plan on leaving the resort no sooner than 2 pm. Any sooner and you might miss something fun.