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GKC July 18-19 2015
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GKC Road Race & Dune Climb

The racer's mantra, "For the Glory!"

Benton County Fairgrounds

Saturday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Lemans start of the road race at the Fairgrounds parking lot gives a close-up view of the racers and their costumed pit crew and entourage. After the road course along Campus Way headed toward OSU, racers return to the sand dune obstacle at the Benton County Fairgrounds. They then complete the course through fields and along the multi-use path to the west to the finish line at Benton County Fairgrounds.

GKC Road Race & Dune Climb

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Race times

The clock for the Road Race starts when racers leave the starting line and arrive at the finish line. Time spent waiting for traffic clearance, traffic signals, etc, is the luck of the draw and added to overall time.  All racers must obey traffic rules with the exception of intersections closed by race officials.

Once racers reach the Sand Dune at the Benton County Fairgrounds, there is a maximum 10 minute time allowance for racers to climb the Dune, and then continue along the road race course.

The road race course officially closes at 5:00 pm on Saturday. Most teams (unless they have breakdown difficulties) return to the finish line between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.


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Benton County Fairgrounds

Sculptures must measure no more than 8 feet wide and no more than 12 feet high while on the road or highway. Sculptures must be powered by members of the species Homo sapiens!

Water, wind, and/or gravity assistance is allowed. If a scuplture breaks down, racers may recruit any number of people from their pit crew and the spectators to help push/pull the sculpture to the finish line. No motorized vehicle assistance is allowed.


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