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Welcome

Welcome to 12 Hours of Road America! As I'm writing this message, our world is in a very uncertain place. If I can be honest, we discussed at length if an event such as RA12 should happen in 2020. So many events have been cancelled, gone virtual or postponed.

We took time to reflect on our mission at myTEAM TRIUMPH. We are an organization out to address social isolation for people with diverse abilities. A mantra we've always had is: we do hard things. Athletes of diverse abilities partner to achieve goals they never thought they could. They take on IRONMAN triathlons, walk their first mile or cycle for 12 hours at Road America! We have a strong conviction that this event and our mission are absolutely essential during this time and we owe it to our members to be as resilient and creative as they are and to make sure this event happens. We believe with creative thinking and partnership with you, the athlete, we can still race in 2020!

We've worked closely with the staff at Road America, our Medical Partners, Board of Directors and more to develop our adjusted process. We are confident the changes will provide a high level of safety, comfort and feel very seamless for all involved.

Along with enhanced safety procedures, we are adding two new categories for 2020! Athletes can bike, run or duathlon! The runners and cyclists take on exclusive courses as to maximize the experience for all involved! We are also making positive changes to our layout to make the center of action off track located at Victory Lane!

One thing that hasn't changed is the importance of the mission. In 2019, 500 athletes with disabilities the chance to experience the thrill of the finish line, have unforgettable race experiences and build impactful relationships!

Challenge yourself, have fun and live with gratitude!

With sincere thanks

Christian Jensen
Executive Director

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Event Schedule

11:00 AM .....................................Top fundraisers only | Gate 6

12:00-1:30 PM ..........................TRIUMPH Ceremony | Victory Lane

2:30 PM ......................................Gates Open | Gate 6

3:00-6:00 PM ..........................Athlete check in & setup | Paddock Area

6:15-6:30 PM ............................Opening ceremonies | Victory Lane

6: 55 PM .....................................Athletes with disabilities take off | Pit Lane

7:00 PM ..................................................RACE STARTS

7:00 PM ....................................Movies at the track (Turbo) | Victory Lane 

9:00-11:00 PM ........................Band | Victory Lane

11:00 PM ....................................Movies at the track (Days of Thunder) | Victory Lane

11:30-1:00 AM ........................ Midnight Pizza Party | Paddock

1:00 AM .....................................Beer garden closes | Paddock Area

1:00-4:00 AM ........................Quiet Hours | Event Space

5:30-8:00 AM ...................... Pancake Breakfast | Paddock Area

6:00-7:00 AM ......................Power Hour | Race Track

6:30 AM ..................................Last lap | Race Track

7:00 AM ..................................Event Ends - All athletes off the course

7:30 AM- 8:00 am .............Closing Ceremony | Victory Lane

8:30AM ....................................Race HQ Closes! 

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Event Safety

12 Hours of Road America is NOT A RACE! This is an event for all abilities. You can help us make this event fun and safe for everyone by using your own best judgement and by following the guidelines listed below.

CYCLISTS:

  • All riders are required to have a working headlight and taillight on their bike at all times while riding. While we will have chargers available, we encourage you to bring backups.

  • Please, no flashing lights.

  •  Helmets and shoes must be worn at all times on the track.

  • NO headphones permitted while riding.

  • Ride at a safe speed and at a safe distance from other riders.

  • Please draft responsibly. Dangerous riders will be removed from the track.

  • Riders should wear their chip timer while on the track at all times .

 

RUNNERS:

  • All runners are required to have a working light on their body at all times while on course (ie headlamp, knuckle lights lighted running vest, etc).

  • Headphones are permitted - get your jam on!

  • Runners should wear their bib while on course at all times.

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS:

  • Please respect athletes of all abilities that are participating both on and off the track and social distance when possible. 

  • In general, cruise on the right; pass carefully on the left.

  • Verbally communicate with other athletes when passing, slowing down and/or stopping.

  • Athletes are encourage to self support their own unique nutritional needs throughout the event.  Limited athlete nutrition will be available during the event in Pit Lane and on the run course.  Any volunteer handling food will be required to wear gloves and a face mask. 

To learn about Road America's active measures against coronavirus (COVID-19) visit: roadamerica.com/covid-19

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Fundraising

All participants have the ability to fundraise and receiveincredible fundraising incentives.

 

All your fundraising money goes to benefit the myTEAM TRIUMPH Wisconsin organization as they continue to enable athletes with diverse abilities to compete in endurance events just like this one.

New this year, you can connect your fundraising page to your Facebook account and make your fundraising even easier.

Incentives - The more you raise, the bigger the reward!

  • $500 - 12 Hours of Road America Angel Cycling Jersey or Tech T

  • $1,000 - Free TRIUMPH Membership for 1 year + Angel Cycling Jersey or Tech T

  • $2,500 - Embroidered 12 Hours of Road Jacket + Angel Cycling Jersey or Tech T

  • $5,000 - Wahoo Fitness Kickr CORE direct drive smart trainer or Garmin Fenix 6. + Angel Cycling Jersey or Tech T 

If you chose to fundraise your registration and have not met the fundraising requirement, we ask that you self donate the balance on your fundraising page prior to event day to speed up your check-in time.  If you do not meet this requirement by event day,  you will be required to make this donation prior to check in at the "HELP" table.  Note: Your registration fee is automatically applied to your fundraising goal.

TRIUMPH Ceremony

The Triumph Ceremony is a VIP lunch for our Victory Lane athletes taking place on August 22nd from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. You will enjoy a catered lunch, award presentation, meet and greet with mTT Captains, special keynote VIP message, early entrance into the facility and finally a special gift from us! 

Fundraising rewards will be sent out after the event.  Fundraisers have 30 days following the event to reach these incentive levels; at which time a myTEAM TRIUMPH representative will be in contact.  For questions on fundraising, please contact Christian at cjensen@myteamtriumph-wi.org.

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Race Format

Each lap for both the ride and run are about 4 miles long. There is no limit to the amount of riders and runners who can be on course at once.  Road, triathlon, mountain, cruiser, fat bikes, hand cycles and the like are all OK on the race track.  If you have a question regarding your bike, please contact us at cjensen@myteamtriumph-wi.org

Solo riders will work to complete as many laps on the 4 mile race track as possible in the allotted time.  You do not need to ride the entire 12 hours! Ride as much or as little as you want. 

Teams of 2 or more riders can ride together to complete the most amount of laps  possible. There is no limit on the size of a team. There is no limit to the amount of riders who can be on course at once. This is NOT a "relay" format event, but a team experience where you can ride with your friends and accumulate as many completed laps as possible.

The first lap of the event will be considered a pace lap and will be led out by myTEAM TRIUMPH Captains and athletes with disabilities. Think of this as an inclusion lap for the start of the race! Timing and scoring does not start until after the inclusion lap. 

Each rider is assigned a timing chip and will be eligible for awards in their respective division. The following awards are handed out for solo and team division in both the cycling, running and duathlon division: 

  •  Most laps completed (individual mens & women's)

  •  Most laps completed (team)

The following awards are handed out for solo and team division in both the cycling and running division:

  •  King & Queen of the Mountain

  •  Not King & Queen of the Mountain (slowest up the hill)

  •  Speed Challenge (individual mens & women's)

All riders will receive the following upon checking in on race day: 

  •  12 Hours of Road America bag - (fundraising riders ONLY)

  •  Custom bike sticker (if registered by July 31st)

  •  Short sleeve, comfortable tri-blend participant shir

  •  One beer, 2 slices of pizza & pancake breakfast plate when you show your wristband

  • Timing chip

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Where to Go

Parking/Camping

 

After entering Gate 6, it's under the tunnel and up the hill to parking and camping you go!  New in 2020, you will park your car next to your camping area.  Sites will be given on a first come, first serve basis. So - if you want to be next to your friends, we suggest coordinating your arrival time! Sites are approximately 20x10 (but, this could vary based on car/tent size).  We suggest parking prior to visiting the registration table. 

The Paddock

 This is your home away from home for the duration of the event.  This is where you will find the registration tent for check-in and troubleshooting, food and the swag shop.  Here is where you will find the big myTEAM TRIUMPH Wisconsin tent; a place where you can sit and enjoy company, a meal and family friendly entertainment.

Spectators

Spectators are highly encouraged to come and join in on the fun! While the participants are sweating and pushing their limits out on the track, you can enjoy the plethora of fun activities we have available around the track and in the Paddock area. Enjoy some live music and catch a movie in victory lane or just kick back by our campfire and enjoy an evening with friends. Food/beverages can be purchased.

Pit Lane

Pit Lane is OPEN! Riders can enter pit lane at any time during the race to re-fuel, re-hydrate or receive bike support.  An aid station will be fully stocked and available to you during the duration of the event. This aid station has water and Nuun electrolyte drink, however, we encourage all riders to self-support during the event when possible.  An on-course fuel station will be available to runners at approx. miles 0.5 & 2.7.

All registered teams are allowed to pop up a 10x10 tent in Pit Lane and in the overflow camping space along the run course.  Space will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Teams can set up tents in beginning at 4:30 pm. PLEASE bring some form of weight to weigh your tent down. HAVE FUN! Bring some lights, decorations and other fun items to dress up your pit stall and help your riders identify where their pit stall is theirs. 

 

All cyclists will have space on a bike rack in Pit Lane to drop their race gear & nutrition. Space will be taken on the honor system and is first come, first serve.  Please note, all bikes, tents and gear MUST be removed from pit lane no later than 7:30 am - race cars will be entering the track at 8:00 am.

 

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Event Map

Explore the event site and participant routes!

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