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Race Across America (RAAM and RAW)

by Recreation Jun 15
Junior Seau Beach Community Center 300 North The Strand, Oceanside, CA, 92054,
Jun 15

Visit Oceanside welcomes the return of Race Across the West (RAW) and Race Across America (RAAM)!

 

Come show your Oceanside spirit by cheering on the start of these endurance racers!

 

Race Across America (RAAM) is one the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world.

 

RAAM is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well.

 

Racers must traverse 3000 miles across 12 states and climb over 170,000 vertical feet. Team racers have a maximum of nine days and most finish in about seven and a half days. Teams will ride 350-500 miles a day, racing non-stop. Solo racers have a maximum of 12 days to complete the race, with the fastest finishing in just over eight days. Solo racers will ride 250-350 miles a day, balancing speed and the need for sleep. The Race Across the West (RAW) is one of the world’s top RAAM Qualifying events. Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO – 860 miles across the rugged American West.

 

Participants cross the Coast Range, Imperial Dunes, Monument Valley and finish in the San Juan Range of SW Colorado. The RAW route follows the RAAM route to Durango. Both the RAAM and RAW racers are on the course at the same time making it a perfect way to see how you might do racing RAAM. Tuesday: Race begins for RAAM solo riders and all RAW participants. Saturday: Race begins for RAAM team riders.

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