From the Promoter:
DIRTY KITTEN GRAVEL RACE – AUGUST 3, 2019 @ LOCUST HILL FARM & PRESERVE
Presented by Vanderkitten-Entourage Racing
A gravel road race on private farm roads at the base of Cedar Mountain in Rapidan, Virginia.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Locust Hill Farm encompasses over 5,000 continuous acres of privately-owned land. Only 90 miles from the center of Washington, D.C., the farm is surrounded by untouched, historic land and borders Cedar Mountain (a.k.a. Slaughter’s Mountain) where a historic Civil War battle took place in 1862.
This race will explore Locust Hill Farm and Preserve on privately-owned gravel farm roads that run along the Robinson River, pass serene creeks and ponds, weave through open fields, and cross wooded forest trails. The area is truly a gravel enthusiast’s dream as well as a beautiful wildlife haven.
The “Dirty Kitten” is co-hosted by Vanderkitten-Entourage Racing and local equestrian group, Bull Run Hunt. This is its inaugural year as an official gravel race (last year was a non-competitive gravel grinder). Your entry fee includes an amazing gravel experience, ride support, post-ride food and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), commemorative event swag, and payout/merchandise prizes for the top 3-5 finishers in each category/field provided by our kickass sponsors (see prize list).
Registration: “Dirty Kitten Gravel Race” – Bike Reg
*We are offering discounts to current MABRA Champions ($5 OFF) & USA National Champions (50% OFF) in any discipline, as well as Vanderkitten Ambassadors/VIPs and volunteers. Contact the Race Directors for further information and coupon codes.
Course & Distances: The race will be run in 3 separate groups (see below) starting 1-5 minutes apart. The course is on private, gravel, farm roads with some possible dirt track and woods trails. Each lap is approximately 20 miles total. The elevation is minimal (~1000ft per lap). There are 1-2 climbs up Cedar Mountain each lap.
Dirty Kitten Full Purrito – 3 laps (approx. 60 mi)
Dirty Kitten Regular Purrito – 2 laps (approx. 40 mi)
Dirty Kitten Mini Purrito – 1 lap (approx. 20 mi)
*Gravel, cross, and mountain bikes are recommended (anything with 32mm tires and up). NO AEROBARS!!
Categories: Men’s & Women’s Elite, Men’s & Women’s Open, Men’s & Women’s Masters (40/45+), Men’s & Women’s Singlespeed, Junior Boys & Girls (under 18), FREE Kids Races, Overall Mixed Team*
*The “team” category is based on the number of overall team members who participate in the entire event. It is NOT a separate registration category.
Payout & Prizes: Provided by our kickass sponsors!!!!
*Guaranteed cash payout for Elite Men’s & Women’s fields ONLY – $1000 total ($500 each) 5 deep. Payout amount may increase based on overall registration numbers but will remain equal for the Elite Men’s and Women’s fields (details TBD).
Men’s & Women’s Elite (Full Purrito ONLY) – Cash payout (Top 5)
Men’s & Women’s Open – Merchandise (Top 3)
Men’s & Women’s Masters (40+) – Merchandise (Top 3)
Men’s & Women’s SingleSpeed – Merchandise (Top 3)
Junior Boys & Girls (under 18) – Merchandise (Top 3)
Overall Mixed Team (across all categories) – Prizes
Kids Races (5-12) – Prizes
*We will award “Overall Mixed Team” based on the number of TOTAL team members who participate in the entire event.
Directions: Start & Finish @ Locust Hill Farm Preserve – 8070 N James Madison Highway, Rapidan, VA 22733 (turn off Rt. 15/James Madison Highway and continue down a gravel road).
Accommodations: There are a number of nearby hotels and local B&Bs in the area. Visit our Facebook group and event page for more information – Dirty Kitten Gravel Race FB Group
Parking: Field and gravel. Follow signs and directions upon arrival.
Team/Club Tents: Please let us know at time of registration. Available upon request.
Food & Beverages: Lunch will be provided by Bull Run Hunt (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, condiments, chips, cookies). Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.
Restrooms: Will be available
Contacts: Alex Forte & Chris Howell (Event Directors); Rosie Campbell (Bull Run Hunt Representative)
Sponsors: Vanderkitten, Entourage Talent, Bull Run Hunt, HandUp, Haymarket Bicycles