Monday, August 19, 2013

Aug 17, 2013: Hayden Park News #7


The 7th Annual Great Ames Adventure Race will be held SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8th! This Race is sponsored by Skunk River Paddlers, Central Iowa Biking, and Ames Running Club.
The sponsors are currently in search of prize donors, volunteers, and participants of all kinds! Spread the word - online registration is available at, and don't forget the Corporate Team and Adult/Youth Tandem Divisions!

The Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR) is an amateur athletic event designed for all ages and abilities. Challenge yourself, or challenge family, friends, and coworkers in a paddle-bike-run event that keeps bringing people back, year after year. Check us out on FACEBOOK!

Participants compete in solo, tandem or relay divisions on a course that starts and ends at Ada Hayden Heritage Park, 5205 Grand Avenue in North Ames. The race begins with waves of six canoes and kayaks on a 2.7 mile race around the lake. Participants then exit the lake to a transition area where the 15 mile bike race and the 5K run begin.

The bike route is entirely on paved roads west and north of the park. The 5K is on asphalt and cinder trails within the park. Life jackets (PFDs) and bike helmets are required.

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