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The Brawler Adventure Race
2014 Broomfield Brawler
Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 Information Brochure & Registration Form



The 2013 Broomfield Brawler raised $1660 for F.R.I.E.N.D.S.!
If you would like to have your Non-Profit be a part of this event next year, applications will be available July 1, 2013.

What is the Broomfield Brawler?
It’s a scavenger race with the same idea as a wilderness eco-challenge, but set right here in Broomfield and is conducted in a few hours. First, the race stops are a secret; hence the “scavenger” part of the name. Running and biking will be utilized during the race. Additional disciplines that each team May use could include climbing, scootering/skating, navigation, and some surprises. Technically, swimming is not listed but we reserve the right to get racers wet! Grab your running shoes, bikes and helmets and we’ll provide the rest! Registration forms will be accepted via mail or drop-off to Broomfield Community Center or the Paul Derda Recreation Center until May 1! All registration forms must be filled out completely with payment attached. Payment by check only, made out to”FRIDAY.R.I.E.N.D.S of Broomfield”. Late registrants may be accepted at the discretion of the race committee and will not receive a tech shirt. Team check-in is Saturday, May 3, 8–10 a.m. at the Paul Derda Recreation Center. Registration form available at www.BroomfieldRecreation.com.
Who's in the ring?
Anyone may compete in the Broomfield Brawler - from weekend warriors to elite athletes and anyone in between. We’re offering two team options:
Team of 2: Each made up of 2 people. Teams of 2 complete all legs of the race together.
Team of 4: Teams of 4 are ideal for friends and/or groups looking for a great way to get involved with a unique team-building event. The course and all legs of the race are the same, but participants on teams of four can chose to compete in as many or few of the legs of the course as they like, but a MANDATORY minimum of 2 team members must be on the course for each leg of the race. This gives the opportunity for racers to catch their breath, compete in legs that they are stronger in (i.e. might have a person that only does biking). This is designed to be a flexible and fun way to compete!

A MANDATORY minimum of 2 team members must be on the course for each leg of the race. If you are in a team of 2, that means you will be competing in all legs together. If you are on a team of 4, You can pick and chose which legs each team member does, as long as there's 2 members on each leg of the race.

Course Description
The Brawler course will circumnavigate the City and County of Broomfield, focusing on Broomfield’s attractions and landmarks. The course starts at the Broomfield Community Center. This is a “spoke-and-hub race,” where the race spokes out from the transition area and always comes back to the hub. All teams must complete each leg of the course correctly and in the proper order. You must be 16 or older to participate. Since the course is a secret, team members will be given a Clue just before the race begins. The Clue will indicate the first “Check-Point” destination. The goal will be to reach each Check-Point as quickly as possible using the designated mode of transportation. Each Clue will direct teams to a different Check-Point where teams will need to complete a task. After each leg of the race is completed, teams will return to the transition area to get the next set of instructions. The race will feature 6-8 legs of the course. This race is designed to take 2-5 hours to complete and cover 12-20 miles total. 

Awards

Cash prizes will be awarded based on times of completion in both the two person and four person teams. The dollar amount of the cash prizes will be determined based on the number of entries received and will be determined four days prior to race day. Cash prize will be awarded at the final destination immediately after the last team finishes.

Prizes will be awarded to the following: Teams of 2: 1st place, 2nd place; Teams of 4: 1st place, 2nd place  

Team Check-In
Team Check-In is Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at the Paul Derda Recreation Center
(13201 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020)

At least one member from each team needs to check-in the day before your city’s race. At team check-in you will:
  • Pick up racing bibs, shirts and schwag bags
  • Complete any incomplete questions on your registration form
  • Check out some of our sponsors
  • Get any last minute questions answered by race staff
Only one team member is needed to check in, but all are welcome. All team members must sign the race waiver prior to participating in the race. The waiver will be available to sign the morning of the race for those unable to attend team check-in. For racers under 18, a parent/guardian must sign the race waiver. You can check in the morning of the race, but we don't recommend it! Picking up your packet before race day allows you to do some research! Your packet will include sponsorship information, and we're not sayin' nothin, but you might be visiting these sponsors throughout the race.
 
Registration
2014 Broomfield Brawler Information & Registration Form

Entry Fees & Registration
 Team of 2  Resident fee: $100  Non-Resident fee: $120
 Team of 4  Resident fee: $180  Non-Resident fee: $200
Registration forms will be accepted via mail or drop-off to one of our facilities until May 1. All registration forms must be filled out completely with payment attached.
Send them or bring them to one of our facilities:
Broomfield Community Center
280 Spader Way
Broomfield, CO 80020
303-464-5501
Paul Derda Recreation Center
13201 Lowell Blvd
Broomfield, CO 80020
303-460-6901

Race Day
Modes of Transportation:
• Running
• Biking
 
Your team should be ready to head to the first destination at 10 am. Please plan to arrive with all equipment to the transition area at the Broomfield Community Center Parking lot by 8:30 a.m. to set-up.

Please note that streets will NOT be closed for this event. Don’t hit below the belt: Please note that all traffic laws must be obeyed and bike helmets are required.
 
What to Bring to Race Day
• Bike (either road bike or mountain bike is fine) for each team member on course
• Bike helmet for each team member on course
• 1 cell phone (minimum)
• 1 small first aid kit
• 1 digital camera (a cell phone that takes pictures is acceptable)
• sunscreen
• plenty of water or hydration of your choice

Safety Notes:
Wear your sunscreen!
Wear your bike helmet and clip it on before you enter the bike route!
Drink lots of water before, during, and after the race.
Follow all traffic and road rules and laws.
I-Pod’s or listening to music via headset is not allowed!
If you feel sick, faint, dizzy, or exhausted, do not push yourself!  Please stop and rest, drink water and find some shade.
 
You must wear your bib number somewhere on your body  - Shorts, shirt, bib belt... You must have your number to finish with! 
 
Transition Area
This is a “spoke-and-hub race,” where the race spokes out from a transition area and always comes back to the hub. This event's "hub" is the Broomfield Community Center. After each leg of the race is completed, teams will return to the transition area to get the next set of instructions. We recommend arriving at the transition area early to set-up your corner
 
The Finish Line!
At the final check-point,  there will be snacks and water. We will be giving out the cash awards to the top teams as well as raffle prizes right after the event ends.  You must be present to win a raffle prize!  A special thanks to all of the companies and organizations that donated prizes or product or volunteers for our event!  Be sure to thank them when you use their services!
 
Volunteering
Youth ages 10-13 may volunteer with an adult. If you would like to make this event a success, Please contact Veronica for more information.
 6 - 9:30 a.m.  Set-up for event
 3 - 4 p.m.  Teardown and clean-up of event

Sponsoring
We depend on help and support from the community in order to make our event a success and something the participants will remember and tell their friends about. We hope that you will consider supporting this event. We are seeking tax-deductible donations in the form of cash donations, food, or gift certificates or prizes as well as Broomfield business locations to be a "Check-point" in the race. 
 
In return for your support you will receive positive name recognition throughout the community and your company name and logo on event flyers, our event brochure, and t-shirts that we hand out to participants and volunteers.  The finish line celebration is also ideal for displaying any promotional posters, banners or flyers from our sponsors. 
 
Please send any donations or prizes to:
Paul Derda Recreation Center
C/O Veronica Mueller
13201 Lowell Blvd
Broomfield, CO  80020
 
Please let Veronica know if you have any questions or if you'd like to have any donations picked up. You may contact Veronica at 303.460.6928.