Scud Fest will be an off-road festival weekend that will have a variety of dirt lovers endurance events for all ages. Located at Walnut Creek Park, Scud Fest will feature the traditional world wide known XTERRA series off-road full and sprint distance triathlon races on Sunday, August 17th. On Saturday, August 16th it will include a new 7k and 15k trail running races and a brand new multisport Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) event named the SUPerman Trail Run.
The SUPerman Trail Run will consist of a 500meter SUP, a 7k trail run, then a final 500meter SUP. Relay teams are welcome. The SUP will take place on Walnut Creek’s scenic lake and be point to point and the trail run will take place on much of the same bike and run course as the XTERRA Charlottesville event. We are also planning a mountain bike clinic for kids on Saturday from 2:00-3:00pm and a few other fun filled “Scud Tasks” that will make the weekend that much more memorable.
The Scud Fest weekend has been named in memory of Scott “Scud” Scudamore who tragically passed away on 12/28/13. Scud – as in Scud missile – was the 2013 XTERRACharlottesville co-race director, longtime XTERRA Ambassador, our close friend as well as a good friend to many others. If you did not know Scud, I welcome you to visitwww.scudfries.org to read more about this larger than life Super Man who in fact enthusiastically showed up in Superman costumes to teach kids bike skills at many regional youth bike clinics. Because of Scud’s passion for off-road adventures and his love to help others with similar passions, CAMBC is the race beneficiary.
Both Sam Lindbloom, CAMBC President and former CAMBC President Dave Stackhouse are fully behind helping with this event and have asked how CAMBC members can help. Thanks to Dave Stackhouse he will be organizing the kids clinic and planning on cooking the delicious and infamous Scud Fries for the racers and volunteer complimentary post race food on Sunday 8/17! *All spectators and those who want second helpings will be able to purchase the decadent and infamous Scud Fries for approximately $3-$5 to help raise additional CAMBC funds.
First and foremost, we could use a lot of volunteers for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With 5 events spread throughout Saturday and Sunday, including a kids clinic, we’ll need lots of people to help make it a success as well as making the work lighter for everyone. With over 80% of racers traveling from afar, volunteering is also a great way to meet others who love the outdoors and help show off Charlottesville’s outdoor adventure spirit. All volunteers will receive a race shirt and any available racers food (including some Scud Fries) along with a fun time helping out at a fun and festive event!
On Friday afternoon (8/15) we’ll need help roping off transition and marking the mnt. bike and run courses from approximately 3-7pm. Walnut Creek Park trail knowledge and use of a mountain bike, plus a small-med backpack or a large camelback with some storage carrying capacity that you are comfortable riding on a bike with would be most helpful for those marking the course on Friday from 3-7’ish. The more course markers, the faster it will get done. Atleast 3 more mountain bikers are still needed. If anyone has a spare staple gun, please bring it. Then another 4-6 helpers are needed to set up the transition area fencing from 7-8:15pm. The park closes at 7pm so most cars are out of the way then.
Saturday 8/16 we’ll need a variety of race specific help during these times:
6am-10:00am (10-12 needed)
10am-1pm (6-8 needed)
1pm-4pm (6-8 needed)
Sunday 8/17 we’ll need a variety of race specific help during these times:
6am-10:00am (12-15 needed)
10am-1pm (10-8 needed)
1pm-4pm (6-8 needed)
Volunteer roles on Saturday and Sunday will include plenty of roles with bike and runcourse set up, swim course kayak safety support, transition help, course marshals, packet pickup and other various tasks that are not strenuous.
To sign up to volunteer, please email volunteer coordinator Matt Foster firstname.lastname@example.org with the preferred time frames listed above and he’ll put you down in a volunteer role that suits you.
All ages above 6yrs old are welcome to volunteer since there are appropriate positions for all ages. If you have more specific times you can help other than the times above, let volunteer coordinator Matt Foster know that too. Then all you’ll need to do is show up on time with a smile and positive attitude. With tons to do for prep during race week, it helps a lot if you can let us know more than a week out from the race if you can volunteer. Of course we’d still love your help if you find out later than a week out.
If you’d like to ride your mnt. bike to help set up or provide support on course or want to help with kayaking(need your own kayak), please note that and which day and time you can help.