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Alafia River State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Special Event: The Claw Adventure Race (Running, Biking, and Paddling)

In order to participate in this activity….

·  Participant must have the ability to traverse a challenging 10 to 15 mile running course through open grassland, sand, dirt, water uneven and unstable extreme terrain; independently or with assistance of a companion.

·  Participant must have the ability to traverse a challenging 30 to 50 mile Mountain Bike course on unpaved surfaces including rocks, narrow trails, steep drop offs and steep climbs; independently or with assistance of a companion.

·  Participant must have the ability to maneuver through a challenging 2 to 3 hour paddling course on lakes and the South Prong of the Alafia River; independently or with a companion.

·  Must have the ability to follow visual and /or verbal instructions independently or with assistance of a companion.

·  Must have the ability to withstand changing weather conditions of rain and hot weather conditions.

·  Must have the ability to follow trail routes with maps and signage individually or with assistance of a companion.

·  Must wear a helmet on all mountain bike trails.

·  Must have the ability to get on and off the mountain bike independently or with the assistance of a companion.

·  Must have the ability to independently control, maneuver, and maintain balance on the bike for duration of the ride.

·  Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for the duration of the running, biking, and paddling for the duration of the 10 hour event.

·  Must have the ability to enter and exit the canoe /kayak independently or with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment.

·  Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal floatation device.

·  Must not exceed the manufactures weight limit.