2021 Ascent Day Schedule

2021 Schedule

Saturday, July 31, 2021

5:00PM – 7:00PM Those who are camping may arrive during these hours. You will have to check-in on arrival. You will be directed to parking and camping area upon arrival. Please use leave no trace principles for camping. Store any food in a sealed container in your car and be very careful to properly dispose of all trash and recycling. Please note that quiet hours will begin at 8PM out of respect for teams leaving in the wee hours of the morning! Thank you in advance to our campers for leaving the sites as clean or cleaner than we found them!  

 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Teams may not depart until all mules have checked-in. No late arrivals are permitted to make the ascent for safety reasons. Mules may be moved to a later team if they arrive late, at the discretion of event organizers. 

Note to all teams: Please do not rush and arrive at the summit prior to 8:00AM. Roadrunners will arrive between 8:30 and 9:00AM

2:00AM 
Early morning safety personnel, support crew members, and early morning support vehicles head up the Auto Road.

2:15AM
Team Martin departs.

2:30AM
Early morning teams depart including: Team Gina, Team MiKayla, Team Carol, Team Thomas, Team Norcott, 

3:45AM
Team walking Strong departs.

4:00AM
Remaining safety personnel, the 2 Pit Stop crews, event photographers & videographer, and pre-identified athlete support vehicles depart to their designated stations along the Road or at the summit.

4:30AM 
Late morning Teams depart including: Team Sasha, Team Chester and Team Carden 

8:00-8:15AM Roadrunners check in/ assemble at base
Roadrunners arrive and check-in with Sunrise Ascent staff in the far parking lot as you enter the auto road (GPS Pin Here).  You will be given final instructions, a placard for free entry to the Auto Road.

8:15- Roadrunners head up the auto road
Roadrunners, PLEASE be at the check-in parking lot by 8:15AM at the VERY latest! You will depart as a group when instructed and at that time you may leave and enjoy your trip to the summit! There is no need to rush... It is likely that you will encounter the back of the ascending athlete teams and be asked to wait, this is for everyone's safety. PLEASE be patient and stay to the right on the road forming a single file lane of traffic. DO NOT PASS ATHLETE TEAMS. This is important as there may be a few State Park and Auto Road vehicles passing from behind and coming down from the top.

8:00AM- Brunch bunch arrives- grills arrive
Pre-registered Brunch Bunch members arrive with food and prepare for the athletes and mules to arrive from the summit. If you have not pre-registered as a Brunch Bunch Volunteer, we do appreciate your offer to help the morning of… but please do not be disappointed if we do not have a job for you. Those who have pre-registered as volunteers for this role are coming and have been instructed on necessary tasks.

9:00-10:00- Teams and Roadrunnners Reach summit and depart
Athlete and Mule Teams, coordinate team summit photos once you reach the summit and then immediately find the Roadrunner(s) designated to transport your team back to the base. There will be two volunteers helping coordinate you and your team loading into the roadrunner vehicles. Once loaded up, your roadrunner will take you to the bottom of the Auto Road For our grand celebratory brunch, awards, and joyful sharing of our morning's adventure. If you would like to hike down you may do so, but not via the Road. PLEASE let event staff know your plans to hike rather than ride... it is important that we know this! We must keep a headcount to ensure no one gets left at the top unintentionally.

ALL ROADRUNNERS WILL BE LEAVING THE SUMMIT BY 10:15 AM. EVERYONE MUST BE LOADED UP BY THIS TIME. ONCE AT THE BOTTOM, EVERYONE MUST CHECK-IN ONCE MORE AT THE INFLATABLE FINISH LINE. THANK YOU FOR COOPERATING WITH THIS REQUEST!!

9:30-11:30AM- Brunch
Celebratory Brunch & Awards Ceremony held at the base of the Auto Road. Please stick around for a grand and joyful celebration of an amazing feat!!