Saturday May 19th,2018 12:00 PM
Get ready for possibly the most difficult multi-sport event in the world. The Silverback is our signature race involving the completion of three continuous and sequential disciplines: whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and trail running. As quoted by The Blue Ridge Outdoors,”This event represents the magnum opus of multi-sport racing in the region, incorporating three classic adventures into one adrenaline-packed day.” The kayaking leg will begin at the Tuxedo Hydro-station on the Green River and end at the first bridge on Green River Cove Road; totaling roughly 8 miles and will include the Class V Narrows. Next the competitors will transition to the mountain biking leg that takes place in the rugged Green River Game Lands over roughly 8 miles. Upon completion of the bike leg, racers will then have to run the 8 mile course. This event requires class V kayaking skills combined with technical cross country mountain biking skills and having the endurance to finish with a challenging trail run. This event is entirely self-support. We will provide shuttles to the Upper Put-in.
2015 THE SILVERBACK trail markings are: ORANGE TAPE
Kayaking: The kayaking leg of The Silverback will begin at the “Upper Green” put-in right below the Tuxedo Hydro-station. Race will be released in 1 minute intervals. The race will continue down 8 miles of the Green River through the “Upper”, the “Narrows” and 1 mile of the “Lower” Green River. The transition will be at Wilderness Cove Campgrounds, which is one mile below Fish Top and is the most upstream bridge on the Green River. The course will contain class I-V rapids.
Mountain Biking: The mountain bike course will strictly be on Green River Game Lands and include an 8 mile cross country loop over challenging terrain. The course will begin and end at Wilderness Cove Campground.
Trail Running: The trail running leg will be the same loop as the mountain biking course. The course will be roughly 8 miles and will begin and end at Wilderness Cove Campground.
11:00AM Mandatory Racers Meeting at Wilderness Cove Campground
11:30AM Shuttles will leave Wilderness Cove Campground
12:00PM Race begins at the Upper Putin
CLICK HERE for the course map and elevation chart
Safety is the first priority and racers must be prepared to stop and help fellow competitors.
A PFD and helmet must be worn at all times during the kayak leg of the race
A helmet must be worn at all times during the mountain bike leg of the race
Racers must supply all their own equipment
Headphones are strongly discouraged
All racers must check-in and sign a waiver before 9:30 am at the Wilderness Cove Campground
CUT OFF TIMES:
Mountain Biking Leg: To continue on to the trail running leg racers must have completed the mountain biking leg within 5 hours of their start time.
This is a self support race so come prepared!
There will be 1 aid station during the race & one at the start/finish. Provisions provided by Skratch Labs and Threshold Provisions.
Thanks to Sycamore Cycles there will be a bike mechanic & stand at the aid station.
There will be designated transition areas to leave your gear. You must transition in the designated areas from one sport to the next.