16 June 2020
Race Across America (RAAM) is one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance 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.
VRAAM and VRAW announced as official qualifying races for the SOLO Racer RAAM Category
To see the announcement from Rick Boethling, RAAM Race Director, click on the image below. The usual RAAM requirements still remain and in addition RAAM will also be introducing some specific control measures over the coming days for VRAAM and VRAW.
To enter follow Steps one to three:
Download the FulGaz App
You will not be able to access VRAAM, VRAW or the60 Registration unless you have a FulGaz membership
Click Here to enter VRAAM, VRAW or the60
Designed to capture the sweat and interest of real athletes in a virtual environment, VRAAM will be staged from 16-28 June 2020.
The emergence of VRAAM came as a result of the 2020 edition of the Race Across America being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was independently created in Australia by Anthony Gordon, Sally Heginbotham and David Fell (Revolve24 Australia) for the purpose of a creative message of positivity to the global cycling community.
The message is: inspiring global awareness of the benefits of exercise in improving mental health. Research by Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum (University of New South Wales) shows that exercising for 60 minutes a week can reduce depression by 17 per cent.
Without leaving home, riders worldwide can watch or enter VRAAM. There is an “event” for every level of cyclist. All three events start with a segment in Oceanside California, the actual start of RAAM.
VRAAM- 4,542km with a total elevation gain of 73,739m - click HERE to see the course
VRAW - (Race Across the West) - 1,529km with a total elevation gain of 25,371m - click HERE to see the course
the60 - 1 hour rides held over each of the 12 days - click HERE to see the daily rides
All ride distances will be stunning road segments in the USA. They will not be the actual RAAM course. All distances and elevation gains quoted are approximate.
Registration for entries opened on Monday 18 May and will close on Tuesday 9 June 2020.
All participants will need to have a subscription to FulGaz. Subscribe to FulGaz HERE
Registration fees for VRAAM, VRAW and the60 are:
The payment portal will convert to your local currency.
This entry fee will give you access to the 12 days of rides.
Once you have entered VRAAM or VRAW then you are free to join and ride parts of the course…..or all of it!
Go HERE to enter VRAAM, VRAW or the60
The rides will commence on 16 June at the following times:
Aus 23:00 EST
US - 9:00 Eastern Daylight Saving
UK - 14:00 BST
VRAAM and VRAW - RIDE @ YOUR PACE
You can ride the segments at your own pace and finish VRAAM and VRAW more quickly than the full 12 day cut-off.
VRAAM and VRAW - FOLLOW THE LEADER
You and your followers will be able to track your progress across the USA in real time via a dot-watching facility and see where you stand in the overall leader-board. This leader-board can also be segmented by age and gender. Here is an example of how it will look:
Click on the race of your choice to view the leaderboards:
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VRAAM and VRAW - FINISHERS MEDAL
Finishing VRAAM and VRAW won’t make you official finishers of RAAM and RAW but it certainly does make you finishers of the virtual version. We will be giving finishers one of these cool virtual medals to celebrate your achievement.
There will be a Daily Results Leader-board and a cumulative General Classification over the 12 days of the series. This Leader-board will feature the ability to filter for gender and age group. Go HERE, or click on the image to get a feel for how this will work. The actual Leader-board will be available closer to the event.
Whichever event you choose, you will enter as a rider and exit as an ultra-athlete ... the key to VRAAM is participation for every aspiring and active rider on the planet in these difficult times.
To learn more about all aspects of VRAAM, please click on the relevant image:
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