Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour 

Registration opens July 1, 2016

 

 Entry Fee Schedule for 2017

 

 

Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour  34K:   All Waves

Adult Entry Fee

July 1, 2016  -  July 7,  2016.         $75.00     ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY

July 8, 2016 - November 20, 2016                $85.00

November 21,  2016 - January 27, 2017          $100.00

January 28, 2017  -  9pm, February 1,  2017.       $120.00

 

Age 17 and Under

July 1, 2016  -  9pm, February 1,  2017.        $45.00

 

Half–Boulder  15K:

Adult Entry Fee

July 1, 2016  -   9pm February 1,  2017.        $75.00

 

Age 17 and Under

July 1, 2016  -  9pm,  February 1,  2017.       $45.00

 

Special Incentive Combo Race:   1 Parent and 1 Child under 10 

July 1, 2016  -  9pm,  February 1,  2017.      $85.00

 

 

Registration

Registration for the 2017 Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour is limited to the first 800 participants registered.  The 15K Half Boulder registration will close at 200 participants.  Registration will officially close on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 9:00pm.  Your entry fee includes participation in the race, transportation to the start and back to Ketchum from the finish, clothing bag transfer from the start to the finish, bail-out shuttles along the course, aid stations, and finish area food and refreshments. All participants  receive the coveted BMT hat, a race bag, and other race souvenirs and sponsor related promotional materials.

Any questions?  Please send us an email at bouldermountaintour@gmail.com

Entry Confirmation

Entry confirmations will not be mailed.   Please click on CONFIRMATION SEARCH.  You will be redirected to the imATHLETE Participants page where you will find your confirmed entry, bib #, and wave assignment. You will be able to search the entire field to determine who is in your age class as well as who is in your wave. Please be sure to check that your information is correct.  If you find a problem or you feel you have been assigned to the wrong wave, you may request a change by emailing the seeding jury at bouldermountaintour@gmail.com.   Please provide adequate results to back up your reason for changing waves. 

There will be NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON, even if race is cancelled.

 

Race Packet and Bib / Bag Pick-up
All entrants can pick up their Race packets and Bibs, along with last minute race information, wave seeding information, souvenirs and promotional materials on Friday Feb 3 at the NordicTown USA Expo from 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. at 451 E 4th St, in the  lower level of Giacobbi Square in downtown Ketchum.  

If you are arriving in Sun Valley after 8:00 p.m. on Friday, you may pick up your bib and race bag at Galena Lodge from 8:00 am - 9:00 a.m on race morning.  If you would like to have a friend pick up your race bag, please supply them with a signed note giving your permission. 

Your official race bag is to be used for your warm clothing and will be transported from the start to the finish by the race organization.  Please be sure it is clearly marked with your name and bib number and is placed in the appropriate drop-off area for your wave.  Make sure your ski bag is clearly labeled as well.  Take a few extra minutes to be sure your bag is properly CLOSED before you head to the start line.  We highly recommend you not leave your car keys and/or cell phone in your race bag. Every effort will be made to transport your gear to the finish, however, the race officials cannot guarantee it will make it to the finish if items are not properly labeled and secured.   

Timing Chips

At Bib/Bag Pick up you will be given an electronic timing chip.  The timing chips must be secured to your ankle with the attached Velcro strap.  Please be aware that the chips must be returned at the finish line.  Please allow a BMT volunteer to remove it immediately after you have finished.   If for some reason you are unable to finish the race, either give the chip to the Chief of Course at the Finish area or return it by mail to Boulder Mountain Tour Ltd., PO Box 5868, Ketchum, ID 83340. 

 

Seeding Rules and Wave Start Protocol
                                                            

 Elite Seed Requirements:

A.  MEN:  Top 50 BMT Finish in  2014 or 2016  See cutoff times below.

B.  WOMEN:  Top 35 BMT Finish in 2014 or 2016  See cutoff times below.

C.  Top 100 in current USSA distance points list.

D.  Top 100 American Birkebeiner in 2014, 2015 or 2016.

E.  Top 25 (mens or womens fields) in other ASM race in 2014, 2015 or 2016.

Elite Seed Cutoff Times: 

                                 2014                                  2016

Elite Men:          under 1:33:00               TBA

Elite Women:    under 1:45:00              TBA


Skiers must indicate at the time of entry if they are applying for the Elite Seed.

Skiers are seeded based on their previous finish results ONLY, not previous start positions.

The Elite Seeds are strictly limited to men and women skiers who qualify under these rules.

Final determination for the Elite Seeds lies with the Race Secretary and seeding jury.

Lane assignments will be made on the Friday before the race. The bib number indicated

on the CONFIRMATION SEARCH may be different from your assigned lane number on 

race day.  It's a good idea to verify this when you pick up your packet.

 

Wave Size Limits:

Wave #1  Elite Men Maximum of 75 skiers
Wave #2 Elite Women Maximum of 50 skiers
Wave #3 Mixed Approximately 135 skiers
Wave #4 Mixed Approximately 135 skiers
Wave #5 Mixed Approximately 135 skiers
Wave #6 Mixed Approximately 135 skiers
Wave #7 Mixed Approximately 135 skiers 


Wave 3  - Wave 7  Seeding Rules
Skiers will be assigned waves based on results submitted from previous races only.  BMT results will carry more value in the consideration, however results from comparable marathon distance races completed in 2014, 2015 or 2016 will be accepted. Examples are:  American Birkebeiner, Yellowstone Rendezvous, McCall Re-Mastered, Craftsbury Marathon or the Gatineau Loppet.  We accept results from any American Ski Marathon (ASM)  race as well.   Results should include the race name, distance, your finish place and time.  It is not the responsibility of the race organization to research your race history and it will not be done.  Please be honest!  Skiers will be seeded from wave 3 through 7 based on their approximate rank in the overall field. The point of wave assignments is to alleviate congestion on the course and give all skiers an opportunity to ski their best race. Entrants with little or no prior race experience will be seeded in wave 7.  If you have registered for the BMT and acquire a result prior to race day that may change your seeding, please forward your result to us along with a request for a re-examination of your seeding.

The Boulder Mountain Tour organizing committee’s goal is to give every participant in the tour the best possible experience. Having a clear field with the least amount of skier traffic for every racer is a priority. As a result the committee has determined that the field for the 2017 BMT will be limited to the first 800 paid entrants. Please keep in mind that the Boulder Mountain Tour is a traditional mass start marathon ski race and as such involves strategy and a certain amount of skier traffic. The wave protocol is designed to alleviate but not eliminate the congestion and required strategy associated with a successful mass start marathon ski race.

The waves have been limited in size in an effort to give each skier the clearest possible course. You may not start in a wave other than your assignment. Your start time will have been entered into the computer and if you start in an earlier wave you will be disqualified. All waves will start exactly on time; you must be ready when the horn sounds. The colored bars on the shoulder of your bib are for identification purposes by race officials in the start area to help insure a clean start.
 

Refund and Cancellation Policy
There will be No Refunds on registration for any reason, even if race is cancelled.   Please do not ask.  If you are unable to use your entry, there are 2 options:   

      1) You may sell your entry to a friend OR 2) Scroll to the bottom of the BMT Home page to find the "Sell Entries" box.  Click on "Post entries for sale".  

If you are looking for an entry, click on "View entries for sale".  

Please see "Substitutions" below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Substitutions and Purchase of Pre-Existing Entry
In the event that a registered BMT skier is unable to compete in the race and chooses to sell his or her entry to another person, the new participant must:

  1. Inform the race organization of the change. 
  2. Go to the REGISTRATION page.  Download, print and fill out a new race registration form and sign the RACE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY section.  Enclose a $10 change fee.   Mail to address indicated on form.

  3. The purchaser must include a signed note from the original entrant giving permission.  Email is accepted for permission notes.

  4. The new racer will be assigned to a wave according to his or her personal race history, not the seller.

 The purchaser is buying the original racer's entry fee only and the price should be negotiated between the two parties. The BMT accepts substitutions as a benefit to participants so please do not abuse the privilege. 

 The deadline for substitutions is midnight January 27, 2017 all required information must be received by this date. 

Failure to sign a RACE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY will result in disqualification and denied racing privileges. 

Insurance

Each entrant must sign the “Waiver and Release of Liability” on the official entry form before being permitted to participate.  The race organizers and sponsors cannot be responsible for accidents during or in conjunction with the competition nor the physical condition of the participants. Therefore, each participant enters at his or her own risk and all participants are responsible for the provision of their own insurance coverage. 

 

For additional race information check all the details on the "INFORMATION" page

 

 

    







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