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<span style="font-size:xx-small;">Team rosters: see below.<br><br>
Registration now closed. The first day of the game is Friday, January 4.<br><br><b>Please take the time to read this thread. If you still have questions, please ask.</b></span><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>I. VRAA rules</b></span><br><blockquote></blockquote><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i>Gameplay:</i></span><br>
Gameplay is simple. The team with the highest point total after the last day of the round (Sunday, February 3) earns the title, "VRAA Champion - Gold Medalist."<br><br><b>New awards:</b> We will award the 3 teams with the highest point totals at the end of the round. Proposed titles:<br><blockquote>
<ul><li>VRAA Champion - Gold Medalist</li>
<li>VRAA Silver Medalist</li>
<li>VRAA Bronze Medalist</li>
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<a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17387" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:xx-small;">Click here for the Scoring Table.</span></a>
<blockquote></blockquote><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;">SherpaJ Day:</span></i><br>
The fifth day of this round (Jan 8th) is deemed SherpaJ Day. Stay tuned for the SherpaJ Day proclamation thread. Individuals can earn 5 extra points on this day by scoring at least one VRAA point, and making a post within the SherpaJ Day proclamation thread.
<blockquote></blockquote><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i>The race to Surf City:</i></span><br>
The VRAA "race-within-the-race" is the race to Surf City (Huntington Beach, CA), 6,192 miles from the start. Teams will be awarded bonus points, based on arrival at Surf City, on the following scale:<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">1st place: 900 pts<br>
2nd-3rd: 750 pts<br>
4th-6th: 600 pts<br>
7th-8th: 450 pts<br>
9th-10th: 300 pts</span>
<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>II. Reporting</b></span><br><br>
There will be a scoring thread for each day of the round. Post your points in the following manner:<br><br><i><span style="font-size:xx-small;">Run 4 miles = 16<br>
Cycle 10 miles = 15<br>
Alternate workout 25 minutes = 5<br><br>
36 points for <b>Team Z</b></span></i><br><br>
There is no advantage to posting early. Points posted late in the day score the same as those posted the next day. Also, please keep the chatter out of the scoring threads. We have over 150 players - help our volunteers by keeping the scoring threads clear of the unnecessary stuff.<br><br><br>
I'd like to thank each and every one of you for participating in the VRAA. We try not to take it too seriously around here. If you feel like you've earned some VRAA points, then post it and claim it. Be a good sport. Most of us do not think about scoring VRAA points outside of the main workout(s) of the day (some of you crazies do doubles.) That being said, wearing a pedometer to count every waking step is not within the spirit of this game.<br><br>
The spirit of the VRAA is to encourage you to do that little bit extra, during your workouts, on a daily basis. We've found that in being part of a team is an added bonus to the experience. While there can only be one "VRAA Champion," we believe that everyone wins when they join the VRAA.<br><br>
Have fun, and don't hurt yourself out there.<br><br>
Sincerely,<br>
~roots
 

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<img alt="" src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/josquared007/VRAAOverallmap2a.png" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>III. VRAA Route</b></span><br><br>
Start: Salt Lake City, UT<br>
533 miles: Denver, CO<br>
1,204: Des Moines, IA<br>
1,803: Detroit, MI<br>
2,363: Montreal, QC<br>
2,672: Boston, MA<br>
2,982: Philadelphia, PA<br>
3,412: Raleigh, NC<br>
3,824: Atlanta, GA<br>
4,292: New Orleans, LA<br>
4,837: San Antonio, TX<br>
5,389: El Paso, TX<br>
5,819: Phoenix, AZ<br>
6,192: Huntington Beach, CA (Surf City!)<br><br>
If that isn't enough, we'll send you up the California coast along Highway 1. You'll do out-and-backs along the the coast until the game ends on February 3. We'll see if you have the stomach to travel the PCH. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<span style="font-size:xx-small;"><b>If you registered and do not see you name, send me a PM (roots)</b><br><br>
Teams picked randomly, grouped by level of badassery.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team J:</span><br>
Apple<br>
Billy (captain)<br>
IEatHills4Meals<br>
Jill<br>
kfuller<br>
Litchfield Hills<br>
lkschiller<br>
markalan<br>
mykemp71<br>
rassmussenmp<br>
riley0003<br>
Road Hawk<br>
rockenmama<br>
rogue4wife<br>
RunAsics<br>
VTLaura<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team K:</span><br>
Antagonist (captain)<br>
CactusTri<br>
Chele<br>
curleytop<br>
fatmantrying<br>
fit45<br>
goofyguy1958<br>
jeans541<br>
Jensparks<br>
LSU_Fan_Tiff<br>
mcsolar99<br>
Ron<br>
Sisu<br>
Snooze<br>
Timr1<br>
wherestheportojohn<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team L:</span><br>
aphigirl01<br>
APRR Chuck (captain)<br>
Boyerdavea<br>
Calliope<br>
e<br>
eccabex<br>
iheartcoffee<br>
Ileneforward<br>
lyndenrunner<br>
Sans Souci<br>
Sarah46<br>
SeaPig<br>
Snowboy<br>
techgirl321<br>
valleysuper<br>
wa5yom<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team M:</span><br>
Alex<br>
batmomm<br>
BigGahoona<br>
cgerber<br>
cidersock<br>
joplus<br>
kruss (captain)<br>
markc7<br>
morph<br>
Rainierun<br>
scorch99<br>
sdp<br>
Tamster<br>
tershall<br>
Theia<br>
tigger<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team N:</span><br>
Aija<br>
CCRaces<br>
choovie<br>
CMJHawk86<br>
Gingerbread (captain)<br>
JohnnyB<br>
kestrou<br>
kimbro<br>
ksrunr<br>
Marko<br>
MelanieW<br>
Rhoon Phast<br>
solitude<br>
thirtyin04<br>
Voodoojunkie<br>
wyrillco<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team O:</span><br>
Alemma<br>
bikegirl72 (captain)<br>
breger1<br>
Cashmason<br>
CassadAAmius<br>
fbgrrl<br>
Flounder<br>
Ice Cream<br>
Indy<br>
jjketark<br>
L Train<br>
missy1102 (captain)<br>
movingon<br>
runinbehind<br>
Shuffler<br>
trail_runner<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team P:</span><br>
cajohnson5<br>
Christie Runs<br>
crazyfrog<br>
hahaoya (captain)<br>
Hairy Trotter<br>
Ken A<br>
La Tortuga<br>
millbot<br>
nadra24<br>
Nettie<br>
roots (captain)<br>
runninirish<br>
RunsTheBitterroot<br>
startingover<br>
techgoddess<br>
wonicooker<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team Q:</span><br>
hally<br>
hup<br>
jenna<br>
Johnny<br>
kp9597<br>
Mailbox Head<br>
Noni<br>
Patrick<br>
PeterP<br>
rosecoloredglasses<br>
samanthabaker<br>
sistergoldenhair (captain)<br>
Tonya921<br>
trecker<br>
wanderingoutlaw<br>
willmary<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team R:</span><br>
duckgeek<br>
gumbee<br>
intensebeet<br>
Jen<br>
KyKy<br>
Labduck<br>
RichardC<br>
run_steve<br>
runningINnyc (captain)<br>
runrmommy<br>
ShanHas<br>
solarpowered<br>
Stitcher<br>
Tazzmania<br>
Tithers<br>
xcrunner3113<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team S:</span><br>
alan fletcher<br>
Andi<br>
bard73<br>
evanflein<br>
jebba<br>
JJJessee<br>
monikam<br>
muzicgrl (captain)<br>
Nicole1650<br>
pace2race<br>
qarhon<br>
QuixoticNotions<br>
sb70<br>
Teh Anti-Kewt<br>
Triciaflower<br>
willamona<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team T:</span><br>
AlaMichele<br>
Bugs34<br>
chosha2002<br>
CoachT<br>
cowanesque<br>
divaleh<br>
em73<br>
fer<br>
Hanging Jury<br>
Marathon Princess (captain)<br>
Marianne<br>
Notey<br>
originalsuds<br>
Phill McKrevass<br>
Running-from-the-Law<br>
vashondan<br><br>
Total players: 176<br></span>
 

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Teams posted.<br><br>
Please make sure to read this thread for all things VRAA #6!!
 

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Thanks for getting us organized, roots!
 

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A couple housekeeping announcements:<br><br>
- I am pleased to announce that we are able to award the top 3 teams at the end of the round. Proposed titles:<br><blockquote>
<ul><li>VRAA Champion - Gold Medalist</li>
<li>VRAA Silver Medalist</li>
<li>VRAA Bronze Medalist</li>
</ul></blockquote>
- We have a data entry system in the works. Be prepared for new and innovative changes to the score reporting. The system will make everyone's life a little easier -- enabling automated and more frequent updates to the standings and leaderboard. Stay tuned for the implementation plan. Your captains will have information soon.
 

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<b>VRAA Post Surf City Route (Part 1 - Cabo San Lucas Leg):<br></b>First, teams will be cruising down Highway 1 all the way down the Baja Peninsula...<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/josquared007/bajamap1.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br></span><br></b> Start: Huntington Beach, CA<br>
176: Ensenada, BC, MX<br>
471: Bahia de Los Angeles, BC, MX<br>
687: Santa Rosalia, BCS, MX 687<br>
809: Loreto, BCS, MX<br>
1032: La Paz, BCS, MX 1032<br>
1167: Cabo San Lucas (via San Jose del Cabo) BCS, MX 1167<br><br>
After dropping by the Cabo Wabo to pick up some, uh, fuel <ahem>, each team gets to feast and rest up a bit as they each fly up in their own individual charter luxury Lear Jet directly to McCarran Airport, Las Vegas, NV.
 

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<b>VRAA Post Surf City Route (Part 2 - Las Vegas, NV to San Francisco, CA)<br></b>Teams will proceed directly from the airport and wind their way through Death Valley, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and Wine Country on their way to San Francisco, CA<br><br>
Start: McCarran Airport, Las Vegas, NV<br>
1285: Death Valley, CA<br>
1562: Lee Vining, CA<br>
1861: Reno, NV<br>
1993: Sacramento, CA<br>
2107: San Francisco, CA<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/josquared007/VRAAAddon1.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/josquared007/vraaaddon2.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/josquared007/vraaaddon3.gif" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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<b>VRAA Post Surf City Route (Part 3 - San Francisco, CA back to Salt Lake City, UT via Vancouver, BC)<br></b>From San Francisco, travel through redwood forests and the Pacific Northwest into Vancouver, and then head over the scenic Canadian Rockies over to Calgary and back southward to finish where we started in Salt Lake City, UT<br><br>
And if we're all lucky, Soli will have some bacony goodness to treat all the teams with when they get there <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
From San Francisco, CA<br>
2375: Eureka, CA<br>
2539: Grants Pass, OR<br>
2783: Portland, OR<br>
2957: Seattle, WA<br>
3098: Vancouver, BC, Canada<br>
3343: Kamloops, BC, Canada<br>
3731: Calgary, AB, Canada<br>
4047: Great Falls, MT, USA<br>
4406: Idaho Falls, ID<br>
4620: Salt Lake City, UT<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/josquared007/vraaaddon4.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/josquared007/vraaaddon5.gif" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Calgary, too? Sweet!<br><br>
Nice route, Moon. The supplemental 4,620 miles stretches the VRAA route to 10,812 miles!
 

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If some team's badassery makes it to SLC with a few days left, we'll add on something or another (I hear southern Utah has some pretty dazzling sights for the eyes for certain <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> )
 

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You'll be passing about one mile from my home as you come up Redwood Highway and head into Grants Pass. Maybe I'll see if my son and his buddies can have an aid station for y'all!
 

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Well, it looks like some of you badasses are going to need even MORE asphalt to pound around this great country of ours, so thus, the introduction of the rugged countryside that is VRAA Add-On Loop #2<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/josquared007/vraaaddon6d.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Loop #3 (2938 miles)<br>
230 (11042): Elko, NV<br>
491 (11303): Fernley, NV<br>
628 (11440): Austin, NV<br>
762 (11574): Baker, NV<br>
899 (11711): Cedar City, UT<br>
965 (11777): Colorado City, AZ<br>
1195 (12007): Grand Canyon, AZ<br>
1275 (12087): Flagstaff, AZ<br>
1483 (12295): Gallup, NM<br>
1624 (12436): Albuquerque, NM<br>
1799 (12611): Santa Rosa, NM<br>
1970 (12782): Amarillo, TX<br>
2090 (12902): Boise City, OK<br>
2354 (13166): Colorado Springs, CO<br>
2644 (13456): Grand Junction, CO<br>
2895 (13707): Provo, UT<br>
2938 (13750): Salt Lake City, UT (redux)<br><br>
Any team who exceeds this mileage will be doing laps around the Great Salt Lake before getting back to Soli's place <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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*bump*<br><br>
Two days left in VRAA #6. In reading this thread again, I am amazed by how far we've come in the last 30 days.<br><br>
Congratulations to all who played along this round. If the VRAA caused you to do that little bit extra, I think we've done our job. Overall, the team camaraderie was better than ever this round. To have 11 full teams is incredible.<br><br>
Two more days to determine the medals. Who's it going to be?<br><br>
Have fun.
 
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