St. George to Ancaster 45k

The P2A45 is an important part of the P2A. It has its own
history going back to 2001. It's fast. It's muddy. It's awesome!

Starting in 2001 we have offered a shorter race. Many people have said "It's only 45K". Then they wonder why they are hitting the wall at the finish. At 45K long it is a very fast race. You also get a lot of the best, or the worst, of the 70K. There is the slow mud of Luna Adventures and the beautiful forest of The Prengerlaan. There is the Mineral Springs Road Mud Chute and the infamous Powerline Road Mudslide that sucks off shoes and clogs bikes. You still experience the legendary climb up Martin Road with its steep, rutted, and wet track. If you can stay on your bike for the whole climb you're good. It is a good challenge for many racers and it sees more participants every year.

Be prepared! Event goes rain or shine! Bring a spare tube, pump, patch kit, rain jacket and gloves.
There has been snow and sleet on race day so be ready for anything. Helmets are mandatory.

ONLINE SERVICES/REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AS OF MONDAY APRIL 18 11:59PM
All electronic registration services close on Monday April 18th at 11:59:59PM.
We won't be accepting transfers or wave changes, or even Team Name changes, after then.
THERE IS NO IN PERSON REGISTRATION ON SATURDAY APRIL 23 OR SUNDAY APRIL 24
REGISTRATION FOR THE P2A2022 IS NOW CLOSED


Categories

You are placed into a category based on your birth date. (Men and Women - based on age as of Dec 31/22).
Specialty categories ie. mixed team, tandem, singlespeed, etc.are not age graded.

race categories
Under 10 (must be accompanied by an adult participant)
11-15
16-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+
Fat Bike - A tire width minimum of 3.7" is specified. This will be checked at the finish.
Unicycle
Tandem ( trail-a-bike style tandems included)
Mixed Team (1 male & 1 female) Total time of both members. Riders do not have to finish together.)
45 KM Single Speed Open men/ Open women
45 KM Open Men's Clydesdale For riders 220 pounds and over. Riders who place must weigh in at the Awards Ceremony. Riders must be more than 220 pounds in riding gear or street clothes. No extra weight is permitted (e.g. hydration pack, etc.). Any disagreements are decided at the discretion of the organizers.

Plate pick up
You must go to Ancaster on Saturday to pick up your plate - they are not available in St. George!
Registration and Number Pick Up is only available at Ancaster on Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 10am to 5pm @ Ancaster Community Center/Robert E. Wade Community Park, Ancaster Ontario UNLESS you registered for VIP OR if you are a Convenience Package purchaser. LINK TO MAP
IMPORTANT - Plate Pick-up on Saturday Only for the P2A45 UNLESS you registered for VIP OR if you are a Convenience Package purchaser. You need to be there on Saturday in person or have a friend pick-up for you. You will need to show your ID in order to pick up your own kit. Friends will need to show an email from you indicating that they in fact do have permission to pick it up. They will need to show ID to pick up. While you are getting your plate come & browse the Race Expo!

P2A45 Wave Start Times

2 waves to reduce congestion on course
Start: WAVE 1 - 11:15AM
Start: WAVE 2 - 11:20AM
Depart from St. George Arena/South Dumfries Community Centre, St. George, ON LINK TO MAP

P2A45 Wave descriptions and qualifying criteria

WAVE 1 IS NOW FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
No qualification criteria. First come /first entered.

WAVE 2 IS NOW FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
No qualification criteria, but riders should feel capable of completing the race in 2 hours 45 minutes. Limit 450 riders.

By being honest with your predicted finish time everyone will have more fun and a faster, less congested ride. If a Wave is full - You may be able to switch waves at the time you pick up your race number, if someone else moves to create an opening. We are NOT taking names for a waiting list to change waves. The procedure will be to pick up your race number, go to the "Event/Wave ChangeTable" to see if a spot is available to switch your registration.

P2A45 CUT OFF TIMES
See our FAQ page for details - Race course will close at pro-rated times at the 14km and 6km to go points. If you're late you will not be permitted to continue. There will be a shuttle provided to take you to the finish from the 14km point only.

Award Ceremonies are at 3pm on race day at the Ancaster Community Center/Robert E. Wade Community Park. You or a representative must be in attendance to get your medal/prize. Medals/prizes will not be mailed.

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REGISTRATION
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTERING
There is no plate pick-up on Race Day. There are no refunds once you register. There are no rainchecks. All number/kit pick up is at the Ancaster Community Cente. The 45km St. George To Ancaster start is at the St. George Arena/South Dumfries Community Centre in St George. A nominal charge will be made for start area parking, with monies going to a local charity. Riders are encouraged to carpool. A bus is in place to move you and your bike from the finish line to the start . The pre race transportation is by reservation only. BUSES WILL RUN FROM 8:00AM TO 9:00AM ONLY ON RACE DAY. After the race there is a secure bike check at the finish line. A free shuttle bus will be available every 20 minutes to get you back to your vehicle in St. George. See the link on the Navigation Bar for maps to Ancaster and Paris.

Transportation Options for you and your bike.
We will provide services for those who have purchased bus/truck services before March 23. We are unable to add any more people. If you purchased before March 23 you will get the bus for yourself and the truck for your bike.

STATEMENT REGARDING PRE & POST RACE BUSES/TRUCKS AND THE CONVENIENCE PACKAGES
At this time we have had to suspend the sale of Pre race bus & truck, Post race bus & truck, as well as the P2A Plus Package (which offers morning transport of bikes) and the P2A Convenience Package (which offers morning transport of bikes). Due to factors beyond our control we are experiencing a shortage of trucks to transport bikes. If we are able to secure more trucks we will reinstate these services. Rest assured that if you have registered and paid for any of the services listed above you will be able to avail yourself of them. Thank you for your understanding.

Pre race bus and truck - SUSPENDED MARCH 23
As in years past, we will be offering a pre-race bus and truck service for P2A45 km riders. Meet at a reserved parking area near the finish line in Ancaster where buses (for people) and trucks (for bikes) will be in place to move you and your bike from the finish line to the start . This pre-race transportation is by reservation only. BUSES WILL RUN FROM 8:00AM TO 9:00AM for the P2A45 on RACE DAY. Pre-race bus and truck service is available as an option when you register.

Post-race bike truck - SUSPENDED MARCH 23
There is the option of trucking your bike back to the start line, a time and hassle saving option, particularly if your ultimate destination is to the west of St George. Your bike will be loaded onto a truck and taken to the start where it will be stored in a secure bike corral area, guarded by security guard until you come to get it. Start line corral will close at 6pm. Post-race bike truck service is available as an option when you register.

Start line gear truck
- STILL IN PLACE
At the start line, there will be a gear truck to bring any post-race clothing, extra warm up clothing etc directly to the finish line. This is a free service to all riders. (Organizers are not responsible for lost items.)

Post-race shuttle bus - STILL IN PLACE
After the race there is a secure bike check at the finish line. A free shuttle bus will be available every 20 minutes to get you back to your vehicle in St George.

PACKAGES - THESE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS OF MARCH 23RD

The P2A Plus Package Includes:
- Buffet breakfast before race
- Pre-Race Bus and Bike transportation to start line
- Access to VIP area at start line

The P2A Convenience Package Includes:
- Race Day Number Pickup
- Pre-Race Bus and Bike transfer to start line
- Free transfer of entry if you are unable to attend the event (closes April 18, 11:59PM)

REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE P2A45 IS $75.
REGISTRATION CLOSED WHEN THE P2A45 WAS FILLED

Please Note - All prices are subject to HST and online processing charges