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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO REGISTER

What is the deadline to register?

Registration closes at 11:59pm on August 13th. However, it is important to register as early as possible so Rampage at the Ridge can better estimate numbers and sizes for gear. In addition, the price of registration also increases as we get closer to the event, so it’s an incentive for you to register early. Only pre-registered are guaranteed a participant T-shirt.

Do I have to sign a waiver to participate?

Yes, absolutely. When you arrive on event day, you must sign a waiver in which you acknowledge that participating in the Rampage event you expose yourself to certain risks, including the risk of personal injury. For legal reasons, we suggest you read and understand the waiver before you sign it on event. Approximately two weeks prior to the event, the waiver will be located in the info packet and will also be sent directly to any registered participant via email. Remember your driver’s license will have to match your name and signature on your waiver on event day.

COSTS AND PRICING

How much does it cost to register?

Prices are listed out per individual on our pricing page. You must fully complete the registration process to lock in your price. If you do not pay before the next pricing tier, we cannot extend the price of registration. We do offer special rates for veterans and service members since that’s what this event is all about!

In addition, youth age 13-18 are also able to register at a reduced rate to make it more affordable for families interested in running together and volunteers also receive a discount (see Volunteer page for more info).

Are the prices per individual or per team?

Costs to participate in Rampage are per person, not per team. Each participant will need to pay their own registration fee. You can however join a team through the registration process.

What is included with my paid participant registration?

All pre-registered participants get entry to the Rampage event and access to run the timed course, a Rampage T-shirt, a Rampage swag bag, finishing medal and free beer. To view your time, you can access the free mobile app It’s Your Race. If you participated in the event last year you’ll be able to compare your time!

** Note: The T-shirts are 100% moisture wicking polyester. When selecting your T-shirt size you can refer to the size chart below:

HOW TO MEASURE

CHEST

XS      S       M       L       XL      2XL     3XL
32-34   35-37   38-40   41-43   44-46   47-49   50-53

With arms down at sides, measure around the upper body, under arms and over the fullest part of the chest.

What are the online processing fees?

The processing fees are standard online fees that help process and run your transaction for your Rampage registration. These fees are charged to all customers and cannot be waived. So for instance, the Standard Registration fee is $60, however, you will be charged a total of $64.85 with processing fees.

What do the different price levels mean?

The names of the different prices levels are simply for fun. The distinction is made by the date, as the different price levels will correspond with the date of registration. The earlier you sign up, the less expensive the tier. The deadline to register is displayed on the current available price level. After the deadline passes, the next price level is in effect until registration closes before the event.

TEAM REGISTRATIONS

Are teams required to finish together?

Teams are not required to finish together.

How big can teams be?

There is no team limit. We have no minimum or maximum for team size. So start recruiting them now!

Can the size of a team change?

Yes, you can continue adding members to your team until registration is closed.

Do all team members start at the same time?

Wave starts will shut down online once they are full. We encourage you to have all of your teammates register at the same time to ensure you can run together. Once you receive your official start time, you will not be able request a different start.

RAISING PLEDGES

Do I have to raise money for my run?

Absolutely not. We do however encourage you to do so and give yourself the opportunity to earn one of these fantastic prizes: - $250 in pledges = Rampage at the Ridge Long Sleeve Shirt - $500 in pledges = Rampage at the Ridge Jacket - $750 in pledges = Sonos Play 1 Compact Speaker - $2000 in pledges = 3 Night Stay at The Lodge at Giants Ridge - **Top 3 fundraisers earn a $200 gift card in addition to their tiered prize

Can I get someone to sponsor me?

Yes, you can have a business or person sponsor you, however we cannot set this up for you. Participants or teams will need to do this on their own. We do not have any forms to offer sponsors for this.

Can I raise money for a different charity?

No, Rampage at the Ridge is directing all dollars raised to United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s United for Veterans which develops local veterans programming in northeastern Minnesota.

EVENT DAY

What should I bring to the race?

• Your signed waiver (click here to download participant waiver) and I.D. All participants and volunteers are required to sign a waiver in order to enter the event. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver for them. If possible, print and sign your waiver prior to event day to speed up the check-in process. There will be a limited number of waivers on site and you will not be allowed to check in without one. Remember, your I.D. must have your picture if 16 and older and match the signature on your waiver.

• Cash/Debit Card/Check – for concessions, beer, pop and merchandise. ATMs will be available, but a distance away from the base area. We strongly recommend cash in case ATM service is interrupted. In addition, cash will eliminate long lines which will result in you being hungry and thirsty much longer than you need to be.

• Yourself: Hydrated with water and not alcohol and outfitted with a good pair of normal running shoes (spikes and cleats are absolutely prohibited)

• Other items that we think are essentials: - Dry clothing to change into after the event (including dry undies and bra) - Towel - Extra pair of shoes or flip flops - Swimsuit (there is a beautiful lake across from the base of the hill) - Costumes with creativity and a sense of humor are always a plus - Sunscreen

Is there a bag drop?

Yes, there is a free bag drop available for all. While Rampage at the Ridge cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items, we will have volunteers policing the bag drop at all times to eliminate stolen property the possibility for stolen property. We will use your bib number you were assigned when picking up your registration packet on event to mark your bag so ONLY YOU can pick it up.

Will there be alcohol at the event?

Yes, there will be alcohol available for sale at the event. All participants of legal drinking age will receive one beer as part of their registration which they can collect after they cross the finish line. Anyone under 21 that finishes the race receives one root beer.

ELIGIBILITY DETAILS

How fit do I need to be to participate?

While Rampage at the Ridge is meant to be a fun experience, your stamina and endurance will be tested. We would advise training beforehand. Recruiting a team may also help in the challenge of the event.

Is there an age requirement to participate?

Yes, you must be 13 years of age to participate in Rampage at the Ridge for legal and insurance reasons. We cannot make any exceptions to this rule, not even with parental consent. There is however, no age limit.

COURSE AND OBSTACLE INFO

What obstacles are going to be at Rampage at the Ridge?

Check out our obstacle map to look at some of the obstacles that are being created. This will give you an idea of what to expect on event day. We cannot guarantee all obstacles will be exactly as described, but we try our best.

Can I skip obstacles?

Yes, Rampage at the Ridge is not a race, so it’s fine if you want to skip an obstacle. Anyone who is at risk of our electric-related obstacle (due to medical concerns) or cannot swim (or would have a difficult time in water) is strongly advised to skip these obstacles, as safety is important to us. We also advise speaking to a doctor to evaluate any specific circumstances.

Are there water stations and snacks on the course?

Yes, Rampage at the Ridge will have multiple water stations along the course. The Kids Course will have water stations as well.

Are there bathrooms at Rampage at the Ridge along the course?

No, there are no bathrooms along the course itself, however there are bathrooms throughout the base of the hill, including at the start line.

Is there medical staff on the course?

Yes, Rampage at the Ridge will have first aid stations along the way to tend to any and all injuries. We will also have a medic station at the base of the hill for participants to use before and after they cross the finish line. Staff will be there to assist you with any injuries or treatment you may need.

EVENT UPDATES

How can I be notified with event updates?

Download the free mobile app It’s Your Race on your Apple or Android phone. This app will have event details all in one place, includes nearby places and attractions and most importantly, your results on race day.

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KIDS COURSE

How old does my child have to be to run the Kids Course?

Suggested ages are 2-12 years old (an adult is required to accompany children under 6). Many parents walk/run the course with their child(ren).

How long is the Kids Course?

The Kids Course is approximately one mile of up and down terrain on the ski hill.

How much does it cost to run the Kids Course?

Registration for the Kids Course is $15 per child and includes a Rampage T-shirt, swag bag and glass of root beer (guaranteed only to pre-registered children). **Note: the t-shirts are 100% moisture wicking polyester. When selecting your t-shirt size you can refer to the size chart below

HOW TO MEASURE

CHEST With arms down at sides, measure around the upper body, under arms and over the fullest part of the chest.

        XS      S       M       L       XL
Size    4       6/8     10/12   14/16   18/20
Chest   25-26   26-28   28-30   30-32   32-35

What time does the Kids Course open/close?

The Kids Course opens at 10:00a.m. and closes at 2:00p.m. There are no specific wave start times. Open to run at any time while the Kids Course is open.

Can my child run the Kids Course more than once?

Yes, kids can run the course as many times as they would like.

SPECTATOR INFO

Spectators must stay in designated spectator areas. Spectators are not permitted to go on the hill and follow the course with participants. Only registered photographers, medical/safety personnel, registered volunteers, Giants Ridge staff and United Way Staff are permitted.

What can spectators bring or not bring?

They can bring:

  • Lawn Chairs
  • Strollers
  • Cameras
  • Video Recorders
  • Cameras
  • Purses/Bags
  • Umbrellas

They cannot bring:

  • Outside food unless you have an allergy or small child to feed
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Bikes
  • Off-road vehicles (four-wheelers, dirt bikes etc.)

How old do spectators need to be?

There is no age limit on spectators, anyone is welcome to watch. There is a $5 donation per vehicle to enter/park at the event. Each spectator in the vehicle will receive 10 free raffle tickets. Parking donations are also directed towards the United for Veterans initiative.

Do I have to sign a waiver to spectate?

No, spectators are not required to sign a waiver.

Safety

Training:

Train helps prevent injury. Proper training before the event is key to effectively covering the 5k course and 20 obstacles without injury. The course will test your strength, stamina, agility and mental toughness.

If you have pre-existing injuries or know medical conditions, consult with a doctor before you sign up for Rampage at the Ridge.

Weather:

A variety of weather conditions may present themselves on race day. Heat, cold and rain are facts of weather in MN. Apply waterproof sunscreen to all exposed areas. Consider wearing a hat and sunglasses. If you feel dizzy please take a break and if needed seek medical attention.

Make a plan to have a change of warm, dry clothing as soon as you cross the finish line. Remember dry, clean socks, underwear, bras, too! ** Hydrate:**

Seriously, HYDRATE! No matter what the weather, be sure to get enough water in before, during and after race day.

Show Up Heathy:

If you are sick on event day, do not participate. Your illness may be contagious and may put others at risk.

Dress to Impress:

No we don’t mean designer clothes, but do consider wicking fabrics that will dry quickly. Also, take into consideration your footwear. Make sure it is sturdy and that you don’t mind them getting muddy - we mean really muddy! Make sure costumes are not going to be a hazzard.

Water Safety:

Never jump or dive into water pits headfirst. Flips off of obstacles are also prohibited.

Keep your mouth closed when entering water or mud obstacles.

If you are not a confident swimmer or uncomfortable in the water, please skip the obstacle.

Know your limits and listen to your body:

Do not attempt any obstacle you are not comfortable with. All obstacles are optional, and the most important thing is to cross the finish line with no injuries and a smile on your face.

If you feel unwell during the race, take a break. Remember at the end of the day it’s not about the race, but the challenge.

There are medical personnel throughout the course in red medic shirts. If you need assistance please tell a volunteer at an obstacle or flag one of the medics down they will assist you.

Get live athlete tracking, full event information, and much more in the palm of your hand with the ITS YOUR RACE apps!

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