Packet Pick-up and Race Day Instructions
Please note: the LOCATION CHANGE for this year’s event! We are on the east side of Lake Almanor in the Lake Almanor Country Club (LACC). This is a gated community. You will need to present your proof of registration (which will be sent to you in an E-Blast in the days prior to the race) either on your phone or in printed form at either of the two gates, on Clifford Dr and Peninsula Dr.
Friday, September 10th:
We strongly encourage participants to attend packet pickup from 4-8pm at Clifford’s Restaurant and Sugar Pine Lounge in the Lake Almanor Country Club (LACC), 951 Clifford Dr Westwood CA 96137, where you will pick up your timing chip and race essentials and drop off race equipment. Bibs and the bike and kayak number stickers will be included in the packets and must be attached to bikes and kayaks for identification purposes prior to the start of the event. (Participants are also encouraged to decorate or mark their kayaks and bikes so they can easily be identified to avoid confusion during the rushed transitions.) After picking up your packet at Clifford’s, you will be able to drive a short distance to drop off your kayak. Bikes will be dropped off at the start/end location of the race, Rec I, on race morning but to ease race morning chaos kayaks can be staged the night before at Rec II. Please reference our map of the LACC. Make sure to attach the identifying numbers onto your race equipment and leave necessary gear (floatation vest, whistle) with your kayak prior to dropping it off with our volunteers. You will place your own kayaks and bikes in our staging areas. We do have a team of individuals staying next to your equipment to guard them overnight.
Saturday, September 11th:
Packet pickup (for those who could not do so the night prior) begins at 8am at Rec I in the LACC. Your first priority will be to pick up your timing chip and packet. Attach the race/identifying numbers found in your packet to your equipment. Drop off your bike and drive to Rec II to drop off your kayak (please see map).
If you picked up your packet the night before and staged your kayak, just stage your bike (and helmet, etc) at Rec 1 when you arrive and you’re good to go! We will be having opening ceremonies at Rec I beginning at around 9am. At the start of the race at 10am, a shuttle will transport kayak teamsters to Rec II.
Be aware that we will have many photographers along the course taking pictures which we post to our social media pages. (Unlike other sport events, we won’t make you pay for your pictures!)
Please be courteous to our dedicated volunteers guarding your bikes and, upon completion of the race, promptly retrieve your bike from Rec II. (If you are a bike teamster, once you have completed the bike loop and hand off your timing chip to your kayaking partner, it would be helpful to ride your bike 1 mile back to Rec I).
We are so grateful that you tri for this cause, know that you are helping to change lives!