The Badcat Ultra Distance Triathlon

Race Date: 9/28/2018   7:00 AM
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Race Type Is: Triathlon
Race Event Address: Hwy 276, Hanksville, UT, 84533, Wayne County
Race Event Location: Bullfrog Marina
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Event Fee: Pre-Registration Fee:  $495

Description of Race Events

Every person needs, at least once in their lives, to suffer greatly.

A 390 mile, crew-supported point-to-point ultra-distance triathlon, the BADCAT is an adventure race for the tough, the gritty, and the goal-oriented. The race consists of 40 miles of kayaking, 250 miles of biking, and 100 miles of running. The bike and the run are almost entirely on dirt roads.

And when you finish, you'll return home knowing you are the baddest cat in your yard. Let'em eat that.

Competitors will be monitored by GPS tracking throughout the race. Officials will be dispersed throughout at various checkpoints.

Relay teams will share the course with one person doing the kayak, one person on the bike, one person closing it out with the run. Team-mates will tag out at the Transitions. Relay team members may crew for their team in addition to racing.

Tandem racing allows two people to race together. But they must stay together. Tandem entries should use a tandem kayak and tandem mountain bike. If tandem entries choose not to use tandem equipment, they'll be required to stay together on the course. **If you are racing tandem you should totally use the tandem equipment because it will make your lives much easier**

For true endurance badasses we bring the division of Kings: the Solo. All 390 miles, all on you. You'll be required to bring a crew with you and designate a Crew Chief.

The Course
Starting from Bullfrog, UT, at the Bullfrog Marina, racers will kayak west on Lake Powell to Iceberg Canyon. Turning around paddlers will return easterly to Bullfrog Marina (Transition 1) having covered 40 miles.

On the bicycles, racers will ride 248 miles north through the Capitol Reef National Park and the Manti-La Sal National Forest, to the Tie Fork Rest Area in Tucker, UT. Camping is encouraged along the bike course but riders are free to leave the course with their crews as needed (If you leave the course you MUST return to the same point before continuing with the race). All but a few miles of the bike section is on low-traffic dirt roads. Transition 2 will be at Tie Fork.

Leaving Tie Fork the run course is 105 miles with the middle 87 miles above 7500ft of elevation. 14,000ft of climbing, about 10 miles of trail, 1 mile of pavement, and the remainder on dirt roads.

Party at the finish at Camelot Resort campground in Fruitland, UT.

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