FAQ and RACE INFORMATION

DEAD END RACE

WHAT IS THE DEAD END RACE?


Dead End Race has been one of the most popular races in Quebec since 2014. Each year, participants look forward to this weekend! The obstacles are huge and there are a lot of them! This is an event that takes place over two days! Saturday puts the spotlight on the 6K race in different categories and on Sunday, the day is mainly dedicated to the 12K which is called APOCALYPSE. This year we have something new which is 3K racing designed for those new to the racing world. We created this course for people who want to learn about obstacle courses and/or who don't want to go long distances. It's time to get out of the daily grind to come and have fun on our awesome obstacles! Take the time to come and see us on July 9 and 10, 2022. On-site campsite. We are looking forward to seeing you!




WHAT MAKES THE DEAD END RACE STAND OUT FROM OTHER RACES?


The Dead End Race is distinguished by its original and huge obstacles. Each year, we offer you new obstacles and different courses. It is important for us to offer you races that are out of the ordinary while always having surprises around each corner. We have over a million square feet of wooded trails on our permanent site, hills, a 3-lane waterslide, multiple obstacle structures and the best event atmosphere! Dead End Race is not to be missed for 2022!




DO I NEED TO BE IN SHAPE TO PARTICIPATE IN A DEAD END RACE?


Anyone can do an obstacle course race ... it's not a bootcamp! No matter your age, your gender, your experience or your body type! Every race or physical activity you do is first and foremost a personal challenge, but we created the DEAD END RACE to be fun! It is important to go at your own pace. You know your own abilities and limitations. You can run all the time, jog, or even walk. You can even just have fun with your friends while you try the obstacles! Remember, you are here to have fun! PRE-OBSTACLE TRAINING TIPS: If you like a challenge and push yourself beyond, it's important to practice regularly to build muscle and cardio. Also, another important point is to eat healthy to stay in good physical shape. The morning of your race, take the time to have a good light breakfast. It starts the day well!




WHAT IS THE 6K RACE? WHAT ARE "OPEN" AND "ELITE" WAVES?


6 KILOMETER COURSE / FOR ALL LEVELS / 40+ OBSTACLES The 6K OPEN waves are for those who want to challenge themselves while having loads of fun. It's our most popular race since 2014! More than 10,000 people have done this course! Since this race is for fun, the obstacles are not mandatory. That is, if you are uncomfortable or you do not have the ability to make a particular obstacle, you just have to go around it and continue the race without penalties. Tell yourself it's for fun! The 6K ELITE WAVE is for those who want to surpass themselves, push their limits and participate in a timed competition. Most ELITE runners train all year round to compete against each other. All obstacles are mandatory to stay in the competition. If you pass all the obstacles, you have the chance to win prizes, stand on the podium and qualify for the OCR World Championships!




WHAT IS THE 12K RACE? WHAT ARE "OPEN" AND "ELITE" WAVES?


12 KILOMETERS COURSE / INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED / 80+ OBSTACLES The 12K APOCALYPSE is our HARDEST RACE designed to push your limits. It's 2 laps of our 6K course. The 12K OPEN WAVES are for anyone who wants to push their limits with a longer distance in addition to doubling over obstacles! Yes this race is difficult and demanding, but still fun. Obstacles are not mandatory. This means that if you are uncomfortable or you do not have the ability to do a particular obstacle, you can just go around it and continue the race without any penalty. Remember ... you are here to have fun! The 12K ELITE WAVE is for those who want to surpass themselves in this ULTIMATE 12K RACE, push their limits and participate in a timed competition. Most ELITE runners train all year round to compete against each other. All obstacles are mandatory to stay in the competition. If you pass all the obstacles, you have the chance to win prizes, stand on the podium and qualify for the OCR World Championships!




WHAT IS THE 3K RACE AND WHO IS IT FOR?


3 KILOMETERS / BEGINNERS AND FAMILIES / 20+ OBSTACLES The 3K is for everyone! It is a perfect race for anyone new to the sport, whether with family or friends. This race is for fun, you don't have to jump over an obstacle. The obstacles are the same as the 6K COURSE but with less distance. If you don't feel ready or you don't have the ability to do a particular obstacle, you can simply choose to go around it and continue the race without any penalty. Remember ... Dead End Race sound scary but is for Fun!




WHAT IS THE 1K KIDS RACE?


1 KILOMETER COURSE / KIDS 5-12 YEARS OLD / 20+ OBSTACLES It's a perfect activity to get your kids moving, enjoying nature and getting away from the daily grind! As this race is fun, the obstacles are not mandatory. That is, if your child is uncomfortable or does not have the ability to do a particular obstacle, he or she can simply go around it and continue running. As a reward, at the end of the race, your child will receive a medal with pride! Come live this beautiful family experience!




CAN I FOLLOW MY CHILD ON THE 1K KIDS COURSE?


Yes you can! The obstacles are just for kids but 1 parent can follow to encourage thier child all the way to the end! If the parent is already registered for an adult 6K, 3K or 12K race there is no charge to accompany thier child. If the parent is not registered in a 6K, 3K or 12K race there is a 10$+tx Spectator fee to be payed.




HOW MANY OBSTACLES ARE THERE PER RACE?


3K = 20+ OBSTACLES
6K = 40+ OBSTACLES
12K = 80+ OBSTACLES (It is 2 laps of the 6K)
1K KIDS = 20+ OBSTACLES




ARE SPECTATORS ALLOWED ON SITE?


Yes! Our races are set up in order to be spectator-friendly. Have your friends and family come see you race or come see your friends and family race! Food, beverages and great atmosphere available on location! There is a 10$+tx fee to enter the venue and a 15$ per vehicle parking fee.




CAN WE SEE THE OBSTACLES AND THE COURSE BEFORE THE RACE?


Yes you can. All our race course maps and list of obstacles are posted on our APP and website in the months prior to each race.




HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO END THE RACE?


It all depends on the pace you set for yourself and the distance chosen. Here is an approximate idea: 3K: 30 to 60 minutes+
6K: 45 to 90 minutes+
12K: 90 to 180 minutes+
1K KIDS: 20 to 40 minutes+




WHAT ARE THE BASIC RULES TO FOLLOW AT THE DEAD END RACE VENUE?


Here are some important rules to know: - No vulgarity or negative behavior towards others and no intentional pushing will be tolerated on the course or in the festival area. - Alcohol may be served at the concession stands at our events and are for people 18 years of age and up. This includes spectators and racers after thier race. Alcohol consumption before your race and on the ocurse is prohibited. - No alcohol from outside the venue is allowed. - No glass containers allowed on the site. - Parental supervision of young children is required at all times. Therefore, children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or an adult on site. - It is strictly prohibited to wear shoes or boots with metal studs when running the race. This is for safety reasons and as not to damage the obstacles. - All runners, when purchasing their ticket, must accept the liability waiver form which is automatically signed when registering online. - There is a 10$+tx Spectator fee to enter the venue for those not registered to race a 3K, 6K or 12K race. - There is a 15$ per vehicle parking fee. - No pets are allowed on the site.




IS THERE GROUP PRICING?


Prices are already at thier lowest during the initial launch. We have a new SOCIAL MEDIA AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: After buying your ticket, share your registration link with others and get a 5$ REFUND for everyone who signs up with your link! (*minimum 3 referrer registrations and maximum refund is your ticket price) *If you have a group of 10 people and more you can reach our customer service at 450-205-1060... we can set you up with a team rebate.




CAN I TRANSFER MY TICKET TO ANOTHER PERSON OR ANOTHER RACE AND CHANGE CATEGORY?


Yes, it is possible to make all these changes by going to your account on the site: www.myevents.active.com When you are on this site, enter your email and password that you created when registering. This platform is wonderful because you can make the changes and modify your tickets yourself. Here's what you can do on this new registration platform: 1- Change your personal information (eg phone number, address, email)
2- You forgot to buy race merchandise (eg: hoodie, cap) ... you can add them to your order by simply paying the balance.
3- Transfer your ticket to another person or another race: $ 20 fee + taxes + you must pay the difference if the race you choose is more expensive.
4- Change category in the same race: $ 15 fee + taxes + you must pay the difference if the category you choose is more expensive.




WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE BEFORE MY RACE?


You are asked to arrive at least an hour and a half before your departure time to have time to present your tickets at the box office, leave your bags in the locker room / drop bag if you need them and prepare to be ready for the ticket. start of your race.




CAN WE WASH AFTER THE RUN?


Yes, we have a cleaning station with hoses available for you to rinse off after your run.




WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED?


-Drop bag to drop off your bags or car keys: $3 fee.
-Food truck on site for food and beverages
-First aid team on site who will be ready to intervene in the event of an injury.
-Parking: $ 15 fee (in cash only)
-Camping on site (you must reserve your camping space online)




HOW MANY WATER STATIONS ON THE COURSE?


We have a minimum of 3 water stations on the course. Obviously, we will adjust the amount of water stations depending on the temperature and terrain. For those needing ''more than usual'' to drink during a race, we advise to run with a hydration backpack or water bottle.




IS THE RACE CANCELED IF IT IS RAINS?


No, the race takes place rain or shine. If it rains, it will add another challenge to your racing day!




DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?


We do not offer refunds unless you decide to take the ACTIVE Refund Plan when you register. This refund plan is a new option now available when purchasing your ticket. ACTIVE Refund is the most flexible refundable registration product on the market. No in-depth refund request process. If you can't make it to our event, we'll refund you. ACTIVE REFUND is a reimbursement option available to all registrants and will be charged in proportion to the cost of the ticket. * In order to be eligible for a refund, the ACTIVE REFUND must be added during registration. If not added, races are only transferable under the terms and conditions of each race. We do offer the option to transfer your tickets to either another person or another race (you will be charged a fee for any changes you make).




WHAT PAYMENT METHODS CAN I USE ON SITE?


We recommend that you bring cash with you, as parking is payable in cash only. For the registration booth, shop, bar and food truck, we accept debit cards, visa and mastercard.




HOW DO I DRESS FOR DEAD END RACE?


It is important to choose the right clothes to be comfortable and at ease when you go for a run on the course. Here are some clothing suggestions for a race: -A t-shirt with breathable fabric (polyester, cotton or a mix) -Shorts, jogging pants or leggings -A good pair of sneakers or trail shoes (metal studded shoes are not accepted) -If it rains, you can wear a light water-resistant jacket -On the course, there are between 3 and 5 water hydration stations to drink, but if for you it is important to drink often when running, we recommend that you bring a hydration backpack with you during your race. When participating in an obstacle course race, you may get wet and muddy so always bring extra clothes to change into after your race... and also, don't forget to bring some towels to dry off. Get warm and dry to enjoy the rest of the day with us!




WHAT AGES CAN REGISTER FOR THE DEAD END RACE?


Here are the ages by race category: -1KM race: 5 to 12 years old -3KM race: 7 years old and over -6KM ELITE race: 14 years old and over -6KM INFINITY race: 14 years old and over -6KM OPEN race: 7 years old and over -Course 6KM team race: 14 years old and over -12KM ELITE and OPEN race: 14 years old and over For children under the age of 14, they must absolutely be accompanied by an adult throughout the course (the adult must also be registered for the race).





VOLUNTEER

WHY BECOME A VOLUNTEER?


We are always looking for dynamic, outgoing volunteers who like to surround themselves with people and action. You are all so very important to the success of each and every race. Without volunteers, there would be no events!

If you like human contact, encouraging and helping people, come spend a day with us to meet extraordinary people while spending a day outdoors!

Come and encourage our runners to exceed their limits! Becoming a volunteer is a chance to live a rewarding and fulfilling experience!




HOW TO REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER?


To register, you must go to WWW.GORACE.CA

Click on the “VOLUNTEERS” tab and in the “SIGN UP NOW” box. Now checkmark the days and races that interest you and complete the form. Subsequently, you will receive a confirmation of registration of the races you have chosen by email.

This year, our goal is to involve more and more volunteers in our activities. It is for this reason that we will be doing regular follow-ups either by email or phone to keep you up to date with everything that is going on and changes if there are any. A week or two before the event, we will send you an email giving you all the details of the day. In addition, the volunteer manager will contact you by phone or email to make sure you are still available for the day of volunteering. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.




AT WHAT AGE CAN I REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER?


There is no minimum age to become a volunteer. However, children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.




WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND PRIVILEGES OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER AND PART OF OUR TEAM?


To thank you for your involvement, you will get the following:

For a full day of volunteering:

- A delicious dinner, snacks and drinks

- Free participation for a future race of your choice!

-20 GORACE! Dollar Points (which can be accumulated and used for merchandise in our store)

For half a day of volunteering:

- Half of a free participation in the race of your choice! (it takes 2 half-days to get a free race)

-Snacks and drinks

-10 GORACE! Dollar Points (which can be accumulated and used for merchandise in our store)




WHAT IS MY ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER?


Each volunteer role is important for the race to run smoothly. You are the people who make the race an unforgettable experience for the participants. We need as many people as possible to fill all the positions as we have a lot of participants and a lot of obstacles and stations.

So, here are the many positions that we offer you to choose from:

For those who want to spend a full day volunteering:

1-Ticket Booth / Reception: Validate entry tickets, direct participants in line, hand out bracelets or goodies or even guide cars in the parking lot.

2-Obstacle attendant on the course or in the festival area: Be positioned at a particular obstacle or station on the course to help and encourage all participants.

For those who want to give us half a day of volunteering:

1-Attendant for the 1km race for children in the afternoon (around 12:00 pm): Help our team on the 1km course for the children.

2-Attendant to replace other volunteers on the adult course in the afternoon period.

3-Event tear-down: Help remove flags, banners, fences, etc… after the race!




WHAT TIME DO VOLUNTEER DAYS START AND END?


It's important to get there as early as possible so that we can make sure we have enough volunteers for the day and fill all available positions. This is why we ask our volunteers to arrive between 6:30am and 7:00am (times may vary depending on the event). Depending on how the day unfolds, it usually ends between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.




HOW DOES A VOLUNTEER DAY WORK?


When you arrive, you will meet up with the Volunteer Manager so that she can assign you a position for the day and answer all your questions. A coffee awaits you to start the day! Then, when you know which position is assigned to you, a Zone Leader will give you all instructions / regulations of your obstacle station and will lead you either by ATV or on foot to your selected location.

Each volunteer will receive a radio (walkie-talkie) to be able to reach support staff and/or Zone Leaders at all times. You will have this radio for your safety and that of the participants. We never leave you alone! Lunch, snacks and beverages will be distributed throughout the day by our team. When the last runners of the race have passed, you can notify the Zone Leaders so that you can then leave your post. Before leaving the site, it is important to go see the Volunteer Manager to return your radio and give her your contact details (phone and email) so that we can contact you to give you your code for the free race. It is a day full of satisfaction and pride that is the goal of becoming a volunteer!




IF I AM REGISTERED AS A VOLUNTEER AND ON THE DAY OF THE RACE CANNOT PRESENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?


The first thing to do is to contact, either by phone or email, the person in charge of volunteers to let us know that you are no longer available. It is important for us to know this as soon as possible so that we may be able to replace you.




DO I HAVE TO BRING A LUNCH AND SPARE CLOTHES?


No need to bring a lunch and a snack as we take care of your dinner, but there's nothing stopping you from bringing extra food. For those with food allergies, we advise you to bring your own food so as not to have an incident and it is essential to inform the Volunteer Manager of which food or any other allergen are you allergic to.

Yes, we recommend that you bring a change of clothes, as the temperature can change from minute to minute (it can be cold, hot, humid even in summer). It is for these reasons that it is important to bring clothing appropriate to the temperature of the day (ex: waterproof coat if rain is in the forecast, hat or cap to spend your day in the sun ...).




HOW DO I GET MY FREE RACE?


At the end of your volunteer day, you must meet with the Volunteer Manager and give her your contact information (name, phone number and email address) so that we can reach you. In the days or weeks following the event, we will send you a promo code that you can use to register for one of our 45 Degrés Nord races. When you are ready to register for the race of your choice, enter this code in the box (coupon code) and there will be no charge.




IF WE ARE A FAMILY OR A GROUP OF FRIENDS, CAN WE BE TOGETHER ON A JOB?


Yes, it is to position several people in one place, because we have some positions that require more than one person to take care of an obstacle or a station. You must notify the volunteer manager to take your request into consideration.

Send an email to notify us: info@45degres-nord.com