Friday, March 20, 2015

5th Annual FRONT RUNNER® Century Ride

From time to time I will be posting races/rides that are in my area. My goal is to of course ride in the rides that I post, so I can give you guys a play by play on what it takes to train for these kind of rides and what I do to get prepared. Of course I wont be able to participate in all of these rides due to training, time and financial constraints. However I would still like to share up and coming rides and hear about how you all trained for this ride or rides with similar distance.

The 5th Annual Front Runner® Century will be held on April 25th 2015. This is a 100km (62 mile) bicycle ride from Salt Lake City to Ogden Utah. It is a fully supported ride with aid stations every 20 miles and they will provide a catered meal at the finish line (YUM).

This ride starts downtown Salt Lake City and will end in Ogden's Historic railroad depot. The ride varies on prices depending on when you sign up for the race as well as if you pick other options such as the jersey and/or meal options. Of course the earlier you sign up, the cheaper it is. The frustrating thing that I have found when registering for rides, is that they don't tell you how much anything is besides the race price until you get to the end.  I think that the reason they do this is so they have your email address in case you don't finish the registration process, then they can still email you asking if you need assistance (HA HA).

So to ease your frustration, I will give you all the info that you need to know here.
Prices and Dates:

  • $35 - 12/25/14-12/25/14 - First 100 registrations only
  • $45 - 12/25/2014 - 2/15/2015
  • $55 - 2/16/2015 - 3/31/2015
  • $ 65- 4/1/2015 - 4/22/2015
  • $75 at packet pickup and day of event - 4/24/2015 - 4/25/2015*
  • *Sign-up closes 7:30 am 4/25/2015

  • Currently at the time that this post was written (3/19/2015), the fee is $55.


    Once you get a little more than half way through the process you can add a meal option. They are catering through "Jason's Deli" and have the following options.

    Garden Wrap - Front Runner Century

    Organic wheat wrap with organic field greens, guacamole, red and yellow bell peppers, asiago, served with balsamic vinaigrette, baked chips, pickle, and a piece of season whole fruit. $6.55

    Turkey Sandwich - Front Runner Century

    Oven roasted turkey breast big sandwich on whole grain wheat bread with leafy lettuce and tomatoes, chips, pickle, and chocolate chip cookie. $6.55

     Front Runner Jersey

     The Front Runner Jersey is pretty sweet looking. They are $55 each in advance or $65 dollars at the time of packet pick-up, but don't guarantee that they will have any available at that time. As you can tell, as with every race... the sooner you register, the cheaper it will be.

    They have a special going on right now. If you go to their Facebook Page there post that was sent out on March 12th that has a button that says "Get Offer" it will give you a promo code for 20% off the registration fee.

    The really cool thing that I like about this race/ride as well as most cycling rides, is that a portion of the ride seems to always to towards a charity. So I can feel good about spending these sometimes "High Prices". I get to ride, train and do some charity work... What's better than that?

    This year a portion of the proceeds benefits the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

    I'm not sure that I will be able to attend this ride, as I have had some training setbacks. Follow my Training Roadblocks series to learn more about my set backs as well as some of your own, and what you did to overcome or tolerate your issue.

    Are you riding this ride? If so, let me know how you prepared for this ride, and any obstacles you came into. If you're not planning on riding this ride, please share an experience that you have had with a similar distance.

    1 comment:

    1. This was a great post, really informative! I love awesome rides that also donate to charity, those are the BEST. I'm not riding this ride, but I prepare by riding a spin bike to train and getting out to ride as much as possible.