Wolfpack Hustle: The Marathon Crash Race
The Marathon Crash Race
March 17th 2013
The Marathon Crash Race is a road race across Los Angeles from the East to the Beach. The course is the pre-dawn Marathon route - approximately 26 miles of LA streets. At 4AM, Marathon workers begin to barricade the streets and shortly after that is when this race takes place. This is the world's largest unsanctioned, non-permited race. However we are working with the City of Los Angeles and the LAPD to facilitate safe passage. First place Mens / Womens / Fixed Gear / Free-Wheel will receive Wolfpack Hustle Dog Tags. We will attempt to capture the top 16 finishers in each category who will receive points in the series and free entry to Race #2.
REGISTRATION IS A 2 STEP PROCESS AND IT'S FREE
We want EVERYONE to register and acknowledge the seriousness that is the Marathon Crash Race by signing waivers acknowledging your individual responsibility to ride safe and to protect others out there on the road including pedestrians and car drivers..
You must register ONLINE (FREE) at City Grounds .com to RESERVE your number.
Once you have completed step one, you must now retrieve your bib number at the Registration Party on March 16th between 4pm and 10pm
YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE THEN RETRIEVE YOUR NUMBER AT THE REGISTRATION PARTY.
THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION AT TANG'S DONUT. (Ain noboday got time fo dat)
IF YOU DONT HAVE A PROPERLY PLACED OFFICIAL BIB NUMBER YOU ARE NOT PART OF THIS RACE.
If you do not have an official race number bib we wont be able to track your finish
and you will be disqualified no matter your physical placing.
REGISTER NOW at City Grounds .com for this race.
We love the City of Los Angeles, the city that Wolfpack Hustle was born and raised.
We are coordinating with LAPD to assist in SAFE passage of this ride through multiple jurisdictions. PLEASE THANK any / all of the friendly officers who are there to help protect you. Note that they are NOT there to ESCORT the ride, they are there to help keep it safe. They can only do so much. A simple "THANK YOU officer" goes a long way.
Lights, Helmets and Brakes are required.
We aren't kidding. The race mixes multiple categories of bikes and riders into one massive race.
We want EVERYONE to ride safe and mix cohesively. Fixie whipping and skids can cause pile ups
if the person behind you is not prepared. Be prepared. Keep your spacing.
The streets are NOT completely closed.
This race is not permitted, and unsanctioned.
Riders MUST be cautious and ALERT.
Cross traffic, City vehicles and equipment may exist on the course.
There is no official support of any kind for this ride.
If you see someone down, please stop to help, be a good Samaritan.
CALL EVERYTHING OUT - COMMUNICATE
Potholes, cracks, cars left cars right cars up!!
Understand that 95% of the thousand or so people who come out are just there to have some fun.
Keep it chill. Keep it turtle. Don't feel like you have to be jamming at top speed the whole time.
Enjoy life. Celebrate the Ugly!
GATHER AT 3:30AM TANG'S DONUT.
ROLLING START AT 4:30AM(ISH)
The race will gather at Tang's Donut at Sunset and Fountain Ave. 4341 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
There will be a barrier at the start that will separate two groups of riders.
Riders who have completed their registration and have attached their bib numbers in the proper position will be allowed to enter the Front of the mass.
Riders who have not registered will occupy the rear of the mass.
REGISTER NOW for this race.
THE ROLLING START
We will gather at Tang's Donut at Sunset and Fountain Ave. 4341 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The start of the race is a SLOW ROLLING START that will GATHER at 3:30AM and roll at approximately 4:30AM
At the signal of ROADBLOCK (the big tall guy in the video) and in conjunction with the LAPD squad car, the ROLLING START will begin SLOWLY rolling east on Sunset towards the start line located at Echo Park Blvd. and Sunset. ANYONE who rides ahead of Roadblock during the rolling start WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. The race will begin at Echo Park Blvd. on an incline.
Riders must stay on course. NO SKITCHING ALLOWED. NO SHORT CUTS ALLOWED.
SHARP TURNS. HOLD YOUR LINES.
THE COURSE - BEWARE OF INTERSECTIONS
WARNING: THE COURSE MAY NOT BE COMPLETELY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Keep your eyes open, stay alert, look ahead 10 feet to 200 feet. Enter all intersections with caution. Call out EVERYTHING you see. Help your brothers and sisters get through.
Intersections are the most precarious of situations. Blind spots, drunk drivers, cars simply getting through.
Always slow up and take the intersection only if you know that it is clear. STOP for all reds and proceed with caution on flashing reds only after LAPD escort has cleared the way.
KEEP YOUR SPACING.
HOLD YOUR LINE - ESPECIALLY AROUND CORNERS
DO NOT GET LOST IN SOMEONE'S WHEEL.
CALL EVERYTHING AS YOU SEE IT.
View Marathon Crash Route Map in a larger map
The finish line is located at MONTANA and OCEAN in Santa Monica. The north plane of the crosswalk is the official line.
View Marathon Crash Route Map in a larger map
VOLUNTEERS - WE NEED YOU!
This race is a wildin' ass beast! We need help with registration and we ESPECIALLY need help with ROUTE MARSHALS who would be available to watch over some key intersections and make sure to slow and warn cars that the front is coming. Once the front gets through, come join the ride and witness the celebration at the end. If you are able to volunteer please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org subject: VOLUNTEER.
Do NOT park at Tang's Donut parking lot. Do NOT park on Sunset as this is part of the Marathon course and at exactly 4AM an army of tow trucks prowl the route. Lots of people actually park at the FINISH line and ride to the start or get a ride to the start. If you have ANY other questions about parking please contact Sean Martin.