RACERS COMPETING IN MULTIPLE LEGS
Teams may consist of three to eight racers. Individuals may compete in up to three different legs for one team or multiple teams. If a team chooses to have a racer compete in multiple legs, the travel and gear logistics will be the sole responsibility of the team and their support crew.
The team price remains the same regardless of how many racers are on a team. At this time, there is not a separate division for teams with less than eight racers but teams of all sizes will be eligible for Awards in their registered division. Chip timing will continue during any gear and clothing transitions by an individual racer doing multiple legs in a row. As you cross the finish line of your leg, trigger the chip to complete that leg and start the next, the time will begin as you prepare for your next leg. Team support will be relied on to gather equipment, clothing, personal items, etc at transition points for any individual doing multiple legs.
Traffic conditions and travel times should be carefully considered when planning to compete in multiple legs. For teams planning on three or four racers, please be aware that Highway 542 is closed until the sweeper van departs from Mt Baker at approximately 11:00am and racers competing in multiple legs will be released from the mountain along with all other racers behind the van. The Whatcom County Sheriff does not allow any bicycles on the Running Course so the only way to do a Ski Leg and the Road Bike Leg, is to also do the Run Leg and have your bike staged at the DOT station. Time will not allow racers doing either Ski Leg or the Run Leg to get to Everson to compete in the Canoe Leg due to the highway closure. This means that both ski legs, the run, the road bike and the canoe leg will need to be completed by two racers for a three person team or three racers in the case of a four person team. The average time to complete the canoe leg is 2-2.5 hours so this should allow for a racer driving from the mountain to get to Hovander Park for the Cyclocross Leg or Zuanich Park for the Kayak Leg. Logistics are the most challenging for teams contemplating only three racers, please feel free to contact us for more details if needed.
If you are participating in multiple legs, you must attend the mandatory safety meeting of your first leg on race day. Please check in with the Race Official (bright orange vest) of your second/third Leg to receive up-to-date information on Race Day.
ATHLETES NEEDING ACCOMMODATIONS
Athletes with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the Ski to Sea Race. Specialized or adaptive equipment and accommodation requests should be submitted by email to race officials at least 30 days prior to the race. Race officials will endeavor to accommodate all reasonable requests which will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Race officials reserve the right to refuse requests if they may negatively impact the safety of any participant, volunteer or spectator or give the athlete a special advantage over other racers.