DisasTOUR VIII returns to Rochester on Saturday
ROCHESTER — This Saturday, April 27, a fun, family-friendly, multi-sport event will tour through Rochester, Hancock and Granville. First staged in 2011 just weeks after Tropical Storm Irene, the DisasTOUR was created as a way to boost community morale, celebrate the resilience of the towns, and raise money for flood relief. Since then, organization of the event was transferred to the Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA). All proceeds from DisasTOUR events benefit the White River Valley communities of Granville, Hancock and Rochester.
2019 Event Details and Schedule
The event begins and ends on the Rochester Town Park. It is approximately a 19k pedal, 8k paddle, 11k run. You can do as many or as few legs as you would like or you can do the whole thing as an iron person or a team. As usual, there will be an after party with pizza and beverages at Green Mountain Bikes.
Event start 10 a.m.
Check in 8:30-9:30 a.m. for pre-registered participants.
On-site registration at the gazebo from 8-9 a.m.
Parking is available around the park.
Event cut off time is four hours after event start (that would be 2 p.m.) At this time, times will be calculated and the award presentation will begin. Any remaining participants that have not finished the event by the event cut off time will still be timed, but are not eligible for awards.
Obstacle Course/Bike Race for kids will take place at the race finish behind Green Mountain Bikes. Bring the kids and the bikes (and helmets).
Cross bikes or mountain bikes suggested, road bikes not recommended. And helmets required for the bike leg.
Participants receive a race t-shirt as well as pizza, prizes and raffle at the post-race party.
Bring a canned food item (or several) to donate to the local food shelf.
For more info visit rastavt.org/disastour.
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