WHAT COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE for gray duck grit?
Gray Duck Grit (GDG) will be following all guidelines and protocols set forth by the Minnesota Dept of Health (MDH). As conditions change for our region of the state, GDG will abide by all COVID-19 guidelines MDH issues for large outdoor event gatherings to ensure the safety of our participants, crew support, staff, and volunteers. Click here for more detailed info from MDH’s website.
GDG wants to thank you in advance for your cooperation to keep our community safe!
Will we get the routes before the day of the race and where can we download them?
GPX files will be available a week before the start of the event. Cue sheets will also be available during check-in if you prefer them, don’t have a GPS bike computer, or want them as a back-up for your GPS bike computer.
I DO NOT HAVE A SUPPORT CREW. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
For the 69’er, Suburb-111, and Replacement-222 routes, we are going to have checkpoints approximately every 50-60 miles. We will have bottled water available at each checkpoint and basic nutrition options while supplies last.
**For the Cow-333 route and a change from last year, we will have bottled water available at each checkpoint and basic nutrition options except for the first checkpoint. You will be responsible for you own nutrition and fluids for the first 111 miles.**
No matter, each participant is responsible for themselves and should make sure they have with them all the tools, gear, and nutrition they will need for the event. For those with dietary restrictions, please plan accordingly.
WHEN IS participant check-in?
Participants will be required to show a photo ID at check-in. To allow yourself enough preparation time and rest before the start of your race, we recommend participants check-in the day before the start of your route when possible.
- Friday, October 6th 8:00am-9:30am (333 mi) & 7:00pm-8:300pm (222 mi)
- Saturday, October 7th 6:00am-7:30am (111 mi) & 10:00am-11:30am (69 mi)
- Location – Central Park – 421 E Fourth St, Northfield, MN 55057
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
All registration fees are non-refundable. In the event Gray Duck Grit is unable to happen or is restricted due to state guidelines or other reasons, registrants will have the following options:
- Defer to the following year
- Receive 50% refund
We will be posting our needs as GDG nears, but in the meantime you can reach us via our “Contact” page with your GDG specific capacity and other volunteer relevant info. Perks include early access to registration for the following year, t-shirt and swag. These selfless individuals make all of this happen and we could never do it without them.