Does it feel like race season yet? Old man winter is giving us everything he has this year. Leave us alone!
Here is a quick update on what to expect on race weekend.
Genesis is offering 3 races this year. On May 21, we are offering a 6-hour, 8-hour and 12-hour. The day before race day, we are offering an intro to Climbing and an intro to navigation. Sign-up for both of those can be found here.
Sunday, May 21 Race Schedule
Genesis 6 and 8-hour race
⦁ Racer meeting 8:15 am
⦁ Start time: 09:00 am
⦁ End time 3:00 pm
⦁ Podium 4:00 pm
Sunday, Genesis 12-hour race
⦁ Racer meeting 6:50 am
⦁ Start time: 07:00 am
⦁ End time 7:00 pm
⦁ Podium 7:30 pm
You will be receiving a map upon check-in. Checkpoints may or may not be on the map, so be ready to transcribe. You will not get your map until all race liability waivers have been signed by each team member.
Check-in is NOT at the Wellington main office. Drive past the office on Stoney Pass Road, and just after passing the lake on the right, you will run into race check-in along with the camp area. Exact location here. This is subject to change.
Good news! we have sourced single-person Kayaks and 2 person canoes for full-day/race rental. If you did not sign up for a boat rental, please let us know and we can add it to your registration. You can also contact Wellington Lake to reserve one of their boats for the entire day.
The boat sections for all 3 races will now be on flat water. You can drop your boats the night before or early morning at the boat staging area. The boat drop is to be determined.
The climb/rappel section is a go! Summit Ascents International is a local guiding company committed to providing a fulfilling and personalized experience for any climber. Please check their website out at SAIGuides.com. It’s pretty amazing what they offer.
You are encouraged to bring your own harness. SAI will have limited S/M and M/L harnesses. If the harness does not fit, you will be asked to skip the section due to safety. It will be mandatory to wear a helmet while climbing. A bike helmet is acceptable.
Your team will be allowed gear bins. You will have access to them at least 1 time during the race. You can drop them off the night before at the boat coral. This location will be provided to you upon check-in.
All teams must have at least one 1:24,000 UTM tool for the orienteer section. Attached is a video on how to use a UTM tool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv7ZnNFsgsQ
6-hour Mandatory Gear List link (subject to change)
12-hour Mandatory Gear list link (subject to change)
Please review the rules of travel here.
Camping at Wellington
The race HQ campground is a large open space with primitive bathrooms and no potable water available. Private campgrounds are available through the Wellington Lakes website.
Wellington Lake on Google
On Google Maps or your maps app, enter Wellington Lake, as your destination, not the physical address. Maps may direct you to take Forest Road 543, Forest Road 550, or Forest Road 560. These roads are not maintained year-round, can be impassable after snow events, and are subject to Forest Service closures. The most reliable route is through Bailey and County Road 68. Here is a pin of checkin.
Don’t expect cell reception once you get to the camp! Please make your calls before you get to the race.
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.