Event Ratings 

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Part 1 INCLINE

Part 2 - TERRAIN

1.  Very small hills or very little stair climbing. Probably suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: up to 200 feet.

A.  Almost entirely on pavement.

2.  Some moderate hills and stair climbing. Probably suitable for strollers. May not be suitable for wheelchairs. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 200 - 1000 feet.

B.  A significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very few obstacles.

3.  Some significant hill or stair climbing. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 1000 - 2000 feet.

C.  A significant part of the route is on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths or soft sand).

4.  Lots of significant hills or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 2000 - 3500 feet.

D.  A significant part of the route is on very difficult terrain.

5.  Many steep hills. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: more than - 3500 feet.

E. The majority of the route is on very difficult terrain.

Examples:

When determining elevation gain, if a route goes up for 50 feet and down for 50 feet and back up for another 75 feet, the cumulative gain would be 125 feet.

A route that is mostly on flat pavement would be rated 1A.

A beach walk would be rated 1C.

A route with moderate hills on well groomed trails would be rated 2B.

 

 

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