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2014 Spectator Guide

Tuesday, Aug. 27 2013

 

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 SPECTATOR GUIDE

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Tickets available at www.ppihc.com

 

   2014 RACE WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Subject to Change)

 

2014 TENTATIVE SPECTATOR SCHEDULE

 

Monday, June 23 (Technical Inspection)

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Technical Inspection (World Arena Colorado Springs)

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Merchandise and Ticket Sales (World Arena)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Autocross ride-alongs at Tech Inspection provided by Scion. (World Arena Colorado Springs)

 

Tuesday, June 24 (PPIHC Sanctioned Practice Day)(all competitors)

4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. – Gateway open to credentialed individuals and spectators (tickets needed for spectators)

4:00 a.m. – 4:45 a.m. – Practice day tickets will be sold at the Gateway for $25 per person, per day.

4:45 a.m. – Start Line closes to uphill traffic.

5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Sanctioned Practice (Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Merchandise (Hotel Eleganté Lobby)

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. –Ticket Sales (Hotel Eleganté- Breckenridge Room)

 

Wednesday, June 25 (Practice/Qualifying Day 1)

4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. – Gateway open to credentialed individuals and spectators (tickets needed for spectators)

4:00 a.m. – 4:45 a.m. – Practice day tickets will be sold at the Gateway for $25 per person, per day.

4:45 a.m. – Start Line closes to uphill traffic.

5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Sanctioned Practice (Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Merchandise Sales (Hotel Eleganté Lobby)

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. –Ticket Sales (Hotel Eleganté- Breckenridge Room)

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Thursday, June 26 (Practice/Qualifying Day 2)

4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. – Gateway open to credentialed individuals and spectators (tickets needed for spectators)

4:00 a.m. – 4:45 a.m. – Practice day tickets will be sold at the Gateway for $25 per person, per day.

4:45 a.m. – Start Line closes to uphill traffic.

5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Sanctioned Practice (Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Merchandise Sales (Hotel Eleganté Lobby)

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. –Ticket Sales (Hotel Eleganté- Breckenridge Room)

 

Friday, June 27 (Practice/Qualifying Day 3)

4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. – Gateway open to credentialed individuals and spectators (tickets needed for spectators)

4:00 a.m. – 4:45 a.m. – Practice day tickets will be sold at the Gateway for $25 per person, per day.

4:45 a.m. – Start Line closes to uphill traffic.

5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Sanctioned Practice (Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience at the Penrose Heritage Museum open to the public. (11 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, CO)

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. –Ticket Sales (Hotel Eleganté Breckenridge Room)

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Fan Fest, downtown Colorado Springs- Open to the general public

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Merchandise and Ticket Sales (Fan Fest)

 

Saturday, June 28 (Set-Up Day)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Ticket Sales (Hotel Eleganté- Breckenridge/Aspen Room)

Noon – Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain opens for Overnight Camping

Noon – 6:00 p.m. – Ticket Sales and Will Call ticket pick up at the Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Gateway

6:00 p.m. – Gateway closes and uphill traffic stops

 

Sunday, June 29th (Race Day)

3:00 a.m. – Gateway opens to the public.  All spectators must use the uphill lane and enter through any of the three gates available.  No two way uphill traffic at any point for anyone.

3:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Ticket Sales at PPIHC and Will Call ticket pick up at the Gateway

3:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Pre-purchased ticket holders and credentialed personal will be allowed through the Gateway

6:45 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Glen Cove or until parking is full

7:00 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Ski Area and Halfway Picnic Grounds or until parking is full

7:00 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Start Line or until parking is full

7:00 a.m. – Online Livestream of the 92nd PPIHC (http://2014ppihc.emergingsports.tv)

7:30 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Start Line/Catamount or until parking is full 7:20 a.m. – Opening Ceremony

7:50 a.m. – Pace Car

7:59 a.m. – The Flag is Dropped

8:00 a.m. – Start of the 92nd Running

TBD – End of the 92nd Running

 

Merchandise will be sold at the start line area on Race Day

 

+ No spectators can leave the mountain until the end of the 92nd Running and until all competitors have returned down from the Summit.


 

IMPORTANT

NEW IN 2014…all spectators must view the race from designated spectator viewing areas

 

(maps of the spectator viewing areas can be found at the bottom of this document)

 

Ticket Information

Where to Purchase Tickets:

-          Tickets can be purchased online at www.ppihc.com

-          Tickets can be purchased throughout race week at the various locations listed on the race week schedule.

-          Spectators are not guaranteed parking spot if specific locations are full.

Ticket Cost:

-          General Admission- $40 (Race day at the gateway:  $50) – Ages 9 and under are FREE

-         Family 4 Pack – $135 (4 general admission tickets; reg. price = $160.) These must be purchased online.

-          Camping Permits- $100; Camping permits sold online or at the Gateway on Saturday the 28th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

-          $100 per vehicle, each camper must also have a race ticket.  Permits are limited.

-          Practice day tickets can be purchased online for $25 per day or at the Gateway from 4:00am-5:00am on practice day mornings.

-          There are no refunds for unused tickets.

 

Who needs a Ticket?

-          Anyone who is 10 years of age and over needs to purchase a race ticket.  Tickets can be purchased online and at the Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Gateway on June 28th from 12:00pm-6:00pm and on June 29th only. If camping, each individual must purchase a race day ticket.  A camping permit is required for each vehicle.

Practice/Qualifying Spectator Information:

-          Practice dates are June 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th 2014.  To attend practice you must purchase a ticket for each specific practice day.  All spectators must sign a liability waiver before attending practice sessions.   Gates open at 4:00 am. Gates close at 4:45 am. No Exceptions.  The Start Line closes to uphill traffic at 4:45 am. (For those who wish to view practice from above the Start Line area, it is recommended to arrive at 4:00 am.  The Start Line about 6 miles up Pikes Peak Highway from the Gateway).

-          All spectators must watch the race from designated areas along the course (Start Line, Glen Cove, Devil’s Playground). No spectators will be allowed to move up and down the course once practice has started.  Spectators found outside of these areas are subject to trespassing tickets.

Will Call

-          Tickets can be picked up at the Gateway to the Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Gateway on Saturday June 28th from Noon – 6:00pm and on Sunday June 29th from 3:00 am – 10:00 am.  You will not need to physically pick up any purchased tickets prior to race day.  Please bring your ID on race day and the Gateway workers will have you in our system.

Camping Information

General Information:

 -          Limited camping permits for June 28th, (night before the race) are available for $100 each and can be purchased via the website, www.ppihc.com, and at the Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Gateway on Saturday, June 28th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

-          There are three locations available: Glen Cove, Ski Area and Halfway Picnic Ground. These permits are for camping only.  Any camper who wishes to attend the race on June 29th must also purchase an individual race ticket in order to attend the event. Please refer to the course map for the three camping locations.

-          The Gateway opens to campers at 12:00 p.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. on June 28th.  You must be through the Gateway by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Specific Details and Information:

 

-          Maximum length for motor homes and trailers – 24 ft. (19’ wheel base maximum).

-          Maximum length for 5th wheels (not including tow vehicle), 26 ft.

(The 26′ restriction is for the 5th wheel only it is not the total length including the tow vehicle)

-          No trailers on Race Day- Trailers allowed for overnight camping with permit only on Saturday.

-          One camping permit needed per car and one camping permit needed per motorcycle.

-          There are no provisions to dispose of gray or black water from self-contained trailers and/or motor homes. This waste must be disposed of at an approved sanitary disposal (not available on Pikes Peak).

-          Open fires are prohibited!  Gas and propane stoves with shutoff valves are allowed.

-          Camping permits are restricted to the camping site designated on the front of the permit.

-          Off-Highway Vehicles (dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.), bicycles and unlicensed vehicles are not allowed at any time on the mountain, no exceptions.

-          No pets are allowed on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during race activities including overnight camping.


 

Parking Information

Where is Parking available:

 

-          Spectators can park at the following designated areas: Below the Start Line, Halfway Picnic Ground, Ski Area, Glen Cove, Cove Pit and Devil’s Playground.

 

-          Parking passes are not required to park in any of the designated locations.

 

-          Spectator vehicles will not be allowed above Devil’s Playground.

Important Parking Information:

 

-          Once you are on the mountain, unless you park below the Start Line, you will not be able to leave the mountain until the race has concluded.  Depending on how the race progresses (no crashes, etc.) this can be anytime from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m or later.

 

-          Only uphill traffic is allowed on race day morning.  It is very important that you determine where you want to park prior to coming to the event.  Please note that if you pass a designated parking area on your way up, you will not be able to come back down to that area.

 

-          It is very important that you are in your parking area well before the race start time of 8:00 a.m.  Uphill traffic will be stopped as follows:

6:45 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Glen Cove or until parking is full

7:00 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Ski Area and Halfway Picnic Grounds or until parking is full

7:00 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Start Line or until parking is full

7:30 a.m. – Uphill traffic stopped at Crystal Reservoir or until parking is full

 

-          A parking captain (in a bright yellow jacket) will be available at each of the designated parking areas.  Please direct all of your questions to them.

 

-          All spectators passing through the Gateway will be warned that if they park or leave a vehicle in an area other than a designated parking area, the vehicle may be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense.  The PPIHCEM will have private tow trucks available to perform this task.

 

-          Spectators are not guaranteed parking spot if specific locations are full.

 

Directions to the Race

 

-          Drive west from Colorado Springs on Highway 24 about 10 miles to the town of Cascade and follow the signs. Be sure to arrive early. The Gateway opens to spectators at 3 a.m.  If you want to watch the race from the upper portions of the course, it is recommended that you pass the Start Line by 6:30 a.m. The Start Line will close to uphill traffic at 7:00 a.m. Uphill traffic will be stopped at Crystal Reservoir at 7:30 a.m.


 

Spectator Course Rules

 

-          Spectators will only be allowed to view the race from designated spectator viewing areas along the course: Devil’s Playground, Cove Creek, Glen Cove, Ski Area, Halfway Picnic Grounds, and the Start Line area.  Spectators found outside of these areas are subject to trespassing tickets.

 

-          No spectator parking will be allowed anywhere along the course except in six designated parking areas: Devil’s Playground, Cove Creek, Glen Cove, Ski Area, Halfway Picnic Grounds, and the Start line area.  Any vehicles parked outside of these designated areas without a PPIHC parking pass are subject to be towed at owner’s expense.

 

-          PPIHC may limit the number of cars allowed above the Start Line to 1,300 to make sure all of the vehicles will be able to fit in the five designated areas.  If you want to view the race above the Start Line, it is recommended to arrive early as this will be first come, first serve.

 

-          PPIHC may limit the number of tickets sold to no more than 4,000 for the 2014 event.

 

-          Within the spectator viewing areas, all spectators must stay as far back from the race course as possible.

 

-          Any orange fencing in a spectator viewing area dictates a high danger area.  Do NOT stand behind orange fencing under any circumstance.

 

-          All spectators must stay behind any chain linked fence (or otherwise marked areas) that they see in the designated viewing areas.  Chain linked fence does not insure it is a safe area but it is not a restricted area.

 

-          The PPIHC is a dangerous race and all spectators must attend at their own risk.  Spectator viewing areas do not insure safety.

 

-          Do not stand or sit where a vehicle might strike you and stay off of hay bales.

 

-          Each spectator viewing area will have specific restrictions and limitations on where spectators can and cannot view the race from.

 

-          Each spectator is expected to obey request from PPIHC Course Marshalls, Crowd Control Staff, race officials, Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain Rangers, and Staff and Law Enforcement.  Any spectator who ignores request will be subject to expulsion and/or criminal charges.  If you are in doubt about whether you are safe or not please contact a course official for a safe viewing area.

-          Everyone in spectator viewing areas are encouraged to have some sort of barrier protection if possible (Rocks, Trees, and Vehicles etc.).   Chain link fencing does not qualify as a barrier protection.  For those who cannot find barrier protection, it is recommended to enjoy the race from higher ground in order to elevate yourself from the race course.

 

-          PPIHC asks that we all work together to make this race as safe as possible.  If you see any potentially dangerous activities on Race Day tweet them to us @PPIHC_Alerts while using the appropriate hashtag for your location, ex./ #StartLine, #PicnicGrounds, #SkiArea, #GlenCove, #CoveCreek #DevilsPlayground

 

-          Off-road vehicles — It is illegal to operate any motorcycle, ATV, bicycle or off-road vehicle on the Pikes Peak Highway or surrounding area. Drivers or riders who violate this policy will have their vehicles impounded.

 

-          Pets —  No pets are allowed.

 

-          While there is truly not a safe place to watch the race, spectators that take the risk are encouraged to position themselves in locations where they can move and react to their surroundings with ease. Due to the limitations they create, tree stands are prohibited.

Waiver:

You expressly assume all risks before, during, or after the event including, but not limited to, injury from objects thrown from spectator areas, injury from raceway accidents involving vehicles of any type or parts of raceway vehicles or injury from fires, and agree for yourself and your heirs, representatives, beneficiaries and assigns that the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum, its subsidiaries, affiliates, event participants, sponsors, sanctioning bodies, and any of their employees, agents, officers, and directors are hereby released from any and all claims arising from the event.

 

All media rights to this event belong to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, LLC for sales and distribution. Any unauthorized sale of photos or any footage from the 2014 event, including but not limited to, any and/ or all practice days, race days, technical inspection, and Fan Fest is strictly prohibited.

General Information and Important Tips

Leave No Trace:

 

-          The organizers and sponsors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are committed to preserving the beautiful Pikes Peak environment, which provides a thrilling setting for the 92nd Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. We have done everything possible to prevent any negative impact on these beautiful surroundings, and encourage spectators to do the same by observing these principles of “Leave No Trace.”

o    Pack It In, Pack It Out – dispose of trash and garbage properly, the bears are more active than usual due to the weather.

o    Avoid fragile vegetation.

o    Avoid disturbing wildlife.

o    Digging trenches and constructing lean-tos is illegal and violators will be prosecuted.

o    Rock climbing is strictly forbidden.

Restrictions:

 

-          NO fireworks

-          NO open fires

-          NO firearms

-          Pets are prohibited.

-          It is illegal to operate any off-road vehicles including dirt bikes, ATV’s, and bicycles on the Pikes Peak Highway or surrounding areas. These vehicles will be impounded

 

Weather and Planning

-          Expect the unexpected on Pikes Peak. A typical June day can start out very sunny and warm, and turn intensely cold with snow or rain. Dress in layers. If there is lightning or hail take shelter in your vehicle.  Don’t forget your sunscreen.

Heat Related Problems

-          Be aware of the warning signs of heat related emergencies.  On hot days the heat can affect almost anyone, but people of particularly high risk are the very young, the very old, overweight people and those in strenuous activities. Warning signs of heat related problems are:

  1. Heat Stroke – This is life threatening!  Symptoms include hot, red skin; extremely small pupils; and very high body temperature (105 degrees).
  2. Heat Exhaustion – This is less dangerous.  Symptoms include cool, pale, moist skin; heavy sweating; dilated pupils; headache; nausea; dizziness; vomiting.
  3. Heat Cramps – Symptoms are muscle spasms and pain due to heavy exertion.  Generally, abdominal muscles or leg muscles are involved.  The loss of salt and water from heavy sweating is thought to be the cause of heat cramps.

-          Prevention – Fluid intake is the best way to avoid heat related problems. Water and electrolyte drinks are very helpful to help replenish fluids. Water can also be useful if you have to respond to an incident where the victim(s) have suffered burns.  Keep in mind that carbonated drinks and caffeine are not suggested, especially above the timberline because they can cause gastric distress.

 

Cold Related Problems

-          Mornings can be chilly to extremely cold.  Certain areas on the mountain may not receive sunlight until mid-morning.  Areas in Section 3 (the upper section) are seldom warm. Warning signs of cold related problems are:

1.      Hypothermia – This may result in death!   Symptoms include shivering; dizziness; numbness; confusion; weakness; impaired judgment; impaired vision; drowsiness.

  1. Stages of Cold Related Problems – Look for the following symptoms:  shivering; apathy; loss of consciousness; decreasing heart rate and breathing rate.

 

Altitude Sickness

-          The race starts at 9,300 ft. and finishes at 14,115 ft. For those enthusiastic race fans that choose to venture above timberline, beware. Signs of high altitude sickness include nausea, dizziness and fainting. To reduce the severity of the illness, medical experts recommend you drink plenty of water, refrain from caffeine and/or alcohol. If you are visiting the area and not used to altitude for long periods of time (12-14 hours) we recommend that you enjoy the race from a lower vantage point on the course. Don’t let Mother Nature or altitude ruin your race day experience!

Bring Your Radio

-          Tune in to KRDO 1240 AM during the race for a live broadcast of the events unfolding on the mountain!

Children

 

-          The Hill Climb is an exciting event for the whole family, but it can be unpredictable. By all means, bring the kids…but keep them under close supervision. Children must be accompanied by an adult if in the pit areas. Children under 9 are admitted free of charge.

When the Race is Over

-          An official will release your parking area. Use a low gear on your descent. Hot Brakes Fail!

Food

-          Food availability on the mountain is only available at the start line area.  Bring a good supply of water and food. Gas or propane stoves with shut off valves are permitted; self-contained charcoal grills are prohibited. There are not any food vendors along the course above the Start Line.  Bring snacks and food!

Emergency Medical Services

-          Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be available at locations strategically placed throughout the Race Course. These locations can easily be found on the “course facilities” map.  All medical facilities are available for race related illnesses and injuries.  They will provide only emergency services.

 

No Downhill Traffic during the race:

 

-          Once you drive above the Start Line, you will not be able to leave the mountain or go back down the hill until the race is completed. Depending on how the race progresses (no crashes, etc.) this can be anytime after 3:00 p.m.

 

Start Time:

-          Arrive early; the road opens at 3:00 a.m. and no spectator cars will be allowed past the Start Line after 7:00 am on Race Day.

Wireless Internet:

-          Wireless internet will be available for purchase at various locations throughout the mountain.

 

Suggested Viewing Areas:

-           It depends on what your tolerance level is. If you don’t mind extreme wind and cold, Devil’s Playground provides great views above tree line.  Cove Creek is the highest spot below tree line; Glen Cove is also a popular spot below tree line. The Ski Area has ample parking but you will need to walk to a viewing area. Halfway Picnic Ground gives plenty of room for the drivers to exceed 100 mph.

 

Vehicle Information

-          Motor homes will be allowed through the Gateway on race day.  Maximum length for motor homes and trailers – 24 ft. (19’ wheel base maximum).

-          Off-Highway Vehicles (dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.), bicycles and unlicensed vehicles are not allowed at any time on the mountain, no exceptions.

-          No trailers are allowed on race day- Trailers allowed for overnight camping with permit only on Saturday.

Live Stream

-          If you cannot attend the race be sure to tap into our live video of events unfolding on the mountain! Here is the link to our live stream video: http://2014ppihc.emergingsports.tv.

 

PPIHC Traffic Plan:

-          Race Morning (2:00am-10:00am) Credentialed and Spectators:

  • Right lane only all the way up.  No two way uphill traffic.

 

-          Race Evening (spectators going down):

  • Devil’s Playground-Cove Pit: 2 way traffic (one lane downhill)
  • Cove Creek- Crow Gulch: 1 way traffic (two lanes downhill
  • Crow Gulch-Highway 24: 2 way traffic (one lane downhill)

 

-          Gateway Entrance information:

  • All Vehicles Over 10’ Clearance  Enter through Gate 3 (the entrance on the far right).
  • Any other vehicles enter through Gate 1, (the uphill lane on the far left) or enter through Gate 2, (the middle lane).

The Course Map and Spectator Viewing Maps can be found below

 

 

Race Course Map

America’s Mountain is used with the permission of the City of Colorado Spring

 

 

 

Spectator Viewing Maps

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Spectator Viewing Maps

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