Coopers Rock Charity Climb-a-thon
Saturday, July 19th 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Rain Date: July 26th, 2014)
$25 registration fee required in advance
(same day registration $50, if space is available)
Additional fundraising strongly encouraged!
Call 304-777-7638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
What is a ‘Climb-a-thon’?
· A climb-a-thon is a fun way to raise money for a good cause. Like a walk-a-thon, sponsors donate money to individual participants. It's also a fun competition. In this case, it’s based on the vertical feet of climbing that you do during the event. To bring difficulty into the equation, harder climbs are worth more “calculated distance” than easier climbs. Prizes will be awarded to the first place male and to the first place female climbers covering the highest calculated distance. A prize will also be awarded to the climber that raises the most money.
What organizations will benefit from my donations?
· The beneficiaries of this year’s event are Paradox Sports and the Coopers Rock Foundation.
Paradox Sports (paradoxsports.org) Paradox Sports provides inspiration, opportunities and adaptive equipment to the disabled community, empowering their pursuit of a life of excellence through human-powered outdoor sports.
The Coopers Rock Foundation (www.coopersrock.org) promotes preservation and recreation in Coopers Rock State Forest and nearby Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area.
Must I be an experienced climber to participate in this event?
· No, this event is suitable for anyone of moderate fitness. Feel free to call for more information about the physical requirements of the climbing.
How do I register to participate in this event?
· A non-refundable $25 registration fee must be paid in advance via credit card or check to reserve your spot at the event (same day registration is available for $50, if space is available).
· All participants must complete a CRCG registration packet, which includes a medical form and waiver. Minors' forms must be signed by a parent or legal (court appointed) guardian.
How do I collect donations?
· Utilize the donation sheet to assist you in collecting donations. Participants are strongly encouraged to raise funds in addition to the $25 registration fee. Your name will be entered into the prize drawing when you register for the event, and again for each additonal $50 you raise in donations.
· Sponsors indicate on the form how much money they will donate to sponsor the climber.
· All sponsor donations must be submitted on the day of the event, during the registration process, either as cash or a check made out to Paradox Sports. The climber collecting the most money wins a prize!
How is my distance climbed calculated?
· Each climb is measured, and its height and difficulty are indicated on the score sheet that you’ll carry with you on the day of the event.
· Harder climbs contribute more to your ‘calculated distance’ than easier ones and are taken into consideration using the chart below (don’t worry, we’ll do the math for you!). The climbers with the highest calculated distance win the top climber prizes!
Beginner (5.6 and below)
100 feet of climbing X 1=
100 ‘calculated feet’
100 feet of climbing X 1.5=
150 ‘calculated feet’
100 feet of climbing X 2=
200 ‘calculated feet’
Expert (5.11 and above)
100 feet of climbing X 2.5=
250 ‘calculated feet’
What should I bring with me on the day of the event?
· Weather appropriate clothing that allows for freedom of movement.
· Closed toed shoes for hiking the short rocky trails to the climbing sites. Please no sandals, flip flops, etc.
· Water bottle
· Daypack for carrying food, drinks, camera, climbing equipment, etc. from site to site.
· Climbing shoes, harnesses and helmets are provided for those that need them. All other technical equipment is provided (ropes, anchors, etc.).
· Personal climbing gear may be used by participants, but event coordinators reserve the right to inspect personal equipment and potentially require the use of the equipment provided at the event. Harnesses and helmets must be in good condition and CEN/UIAA approved.
Event Day Schedule
9:00-10 a.m. Belay testing (for experience belayers only)
9:30-10:30 a.m. Participants Register at Pavilion #1
10:30-11 a.m. Briefing/Safety Talk
11 a.m. New Climbers- Demonstration/Additional Information
Experienced Climbers- Climbing begins!
2 p.m. Climbing Ends
-Submit score sheet in Pavilion #1
2:30 p.m. Prize drawing!
3 p.m. Awarding of BIG prizes: Top Climber and Fundraiser winners
-Awarding of Prizes
-Post Event Information
What else do I need to know?
· The minimum age for this event is 8 years old.
· All participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
· Only approved staff members working at the event or CRCG belay certified individuals are permitted to belay (i.e. manage the safety ropes). Participants wishing to become belay certified must arrive at 9:30 a.m. for a belay test.
From Route 68, take the Coopers Rock Exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp if you were headed east on Route 68 (turn left if you were headed west). Follow this road approximately 3 miles to the large parking lots in the overlook/concession stand area. Pavilion #1 is on your left.