Race 8: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Miller Park

Miller Park packs a punch in a narrow space. This sliver of park by the marina offers up a blank canvas of grass for the course designer to challenge you in many different ways. There's enough hillside to keep your legs burning and the change of the tides in the river will keep things exciting.

We're changing things up a bit this race, and adding a 5k run in the middle of the day!
Because... why not?!

Do you know anyone who loves running but has never seen a CX race? (Unthinkable to us too, but just in case!) Or do you have a hidden running talent that you're dying to show off to your CX friends?!

Join us for this two-lap CX5K running race, and add to your sloppy, messy, muddy fun!
Registration is only $10, and includes two laps of RFID chip timing. Race starts at 12:05 pm. See you there!

Directions to the Race

  • Miller Park, Sacramento

Getting There
Miller Park is located just southwest of downtown Sacramento.
Address to use for directions: Marina View Dr, Sacramento, CA 95818

Parking
Parking is free. The race venue runs the length of Marina View Drive, so that's the street we recommend you plug into your GPS. (If you search Google Maps for "Miller Park" it takes you to the wrong spot!) If parking is full along Marina View Drive, please park along Miller Park Circle. Please do NOT parking in the parking lot at the end of Ramp Drive.

What can families do?
Other than admiring the gorgeous view of the river from almost any point of the race course, there is not a lot for families to do at the race venue. However, downtown Sacramento with all its museums, parks and restaurants is just a couple miles away from the venue.

What is there to eat?
El Fira will have their wood-fired oven out at this race, and will be serving wood fired pizzas, and other delictable foods.


Will there be beer?
Unfortunately, the City of Sacramento was requiring almost $800 worth of security to have a beer garden, so the Yolo Brew beer garden will not be at this race. Thankfully, they're located just minutes away.

Course preview: https://youtu.be/tXEMToukMGE (Same as last year!)

Course length: 1.5 miles

Elevation gain per lap: 171 feet/lap

Course direction: Clockwise

Bibs:

Course description:
Miller Park's riverfront venue produces a nearly all grass course with the exception of the paved start/finish. If the river level is low enough, we'll dive down to the beach for a little sand and a run-up as well. There's some punchy elevation change on this shorter course which will provide for some close and exciting racing.

Race support: Pete Tipshus, owner of Happy Trails Mechanical Support and long-time supporter of Sacramento Cyclocross, will be out at this race if you have a last-minute bike crisis. If you take advantage of his help, please send a little love his way since he donates his time, skills and supplies to support our races.

Course Map

Categories, Start Times and Prizes

Start Time Category Prizes Length
9:30 am C Men   30 min
9:30 am Junior Men 15-18   30 min
9:30 am Open Master Men 60+   30 min
9:30 am Master C Men 35+   30 min
9:30 am Master C Men 45+   30 min
9:30 am Master C Men 55+   30 min
9:30 am Junior Men 10-14   30 min
 
10:15 am C Women   30 min
10:15 am C Women 40+   30 min
10:15 am Single Speed Women   30 min
10:15 am Junior Women 15-18   30 min
10:15 am Junior Women 10-14   30 min
 
11:00 am Master A Men 35+   45 min
11:00 am Master A Men 45+   45 min
11:00 am Master A Men 55+   45 min
11:00 am B Men   45 min
11:00 am Single Speed B   45 min
 
12:00 pm Kids Race - 9 and under Free! - Register on race day. 1 modified lap.
 
12:05 pm
CX5K Run!
Here's your chance to run on the CX course (2 laps) and enjoy some sloppy, messy, muddy fun!
 
1:00 pm Elite A Women   45 min
1:00 pm Master A Women 35+   45 min
1:00 pm Open Master Women 50+   45 min
1:00 pm B Women   45 min
 
2:00 pm Master B Men 35+   45 min
2:00 pm Master B Men 45+   45 min
2:00 pm Master B Men 50+   45 min
2:00 pm Master B Men 55+   45 min
 
3:00 pm Elite Men A   60 min
3:00 pm Open Single Speed   60 min
 

Prices and Series Information


The series championship will use your six best races out of the eight race series.

You will be issued a reusable RFID chip for the entire season. A $20 deposit will be added to your first race, and is fully refundable when you return the chip at the end of the season.

Online pre-registration will close on Thursday, December 14 at 6 pm.

When you pre-register online, you do not sign-up for a specific race. Instead, purchase race credtis that allow you to come to any Sacramento Cyclocross race this season... no transfer fees! The more credits you buy at one time, the more you save.

If you lose your bib number and/or RFID chip, it is a $5 replacement fee (plus an additional $20 chip deposit). Race credits expire at the end of the season, and are not transferable to another racer. No refunds.

Adult Prices

Walk-up registration is $35*.
Race another class on the same day for $10.

Save up to 25% by registering online! Decide how many races you can come to, then register for that number of race credits. You do not need to tell us in advance which race(s) you plan on coming to.
# of Race Credits Total Price* Amount Saved
1 Race Credit $30 Save $5
2 Race Credits $60 Save $10
3 Race Credits $89 Save $16
4 Race Credits $117 Save $23
5 Race Credits $145 Save $30
6 Race Credits $172 Save $38
7 Race Credits $199 Save $46
8 Race Credits $210 Save $70
* Does not include the $20 deposit for your reusable RFID chip at your first race. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of your season.

Junior Prices (for the four junior classes)

The Junior classes are sponsored by Mike's Bikes this season! Thanks to their generosity and support, all Juniors ages 18 & under can race in a Juniors category for free this season.
# of Races You
Register for Online
Total Price* Amount Saved
1 Race $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
2 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
3 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
4 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
5 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
6 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
7 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
8 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
* Does not include the $20 deposit for your reusable RFID chip at your first race. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of your season.

Shop Sponsor

Kinetic Cycles is providing full support for this race. Please show them your love!



Venue Partner

Thanks to the City of Sacramento for allowing us to play!