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									What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your        Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to 5-Outstanding!          Amazing support. Did not ride.          5-Outstanding!     With the glaring     only in my own
Sea Race, Support                           Things were made                                           exception, it        performance. Sad
for Team in Race,                           easy.Like you've                                           worked great.        face.
Spectator                                   done this before.
Racer in the Ski to 3-Good                  Being up on the   I hear it was         5-Outstanding!     It was absolutely    See the timing        Make sure the timing Maybe.            Make sure the timing
Sea Race, Spectator                         mountain and      muddy.                                   terrible. My leg     issue above.          chips work.                            system works.
                                            skiing.                                                    (downhill skiing)    Greatly
                                                                                                       didn't get a time.   disappointed.
                                                                                                       I had trained for
                                                                                                       months to
                                                                                                       improve my time
                                                                                                       and there was no
                                                                                                       way to determine
                                                                                                       my improvement
                                                                                                       from last year.
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Great setup, really                                        How about you        Yes. I don't have a Make the timing
Sea Race                                    good logistics,                                            make it work next    time or a finishing work.
                                            much better I                                              time?                order.
                                            heard than
                                            previous years in
                                            terms of getting
                                            people down the
                                            mountain.
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             5-Outstanding!
Sea Race
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments     Rate the           What are your         Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                              5-Outstanding!     Our team              The mass start on                          No
Sea Race                                                                                                experienced           the cross country
                                                                                                        problems with the     ski is really
                                                                                                        timing chips.         chaotic. A longer
                                                                                                                              hill to the narrow
                                                                                                                              turn or a
                                                                                                                              staggered start -
                                                                                                                              competitive /
                                                                                                                              recreational start.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                               not very           5-Outstanding!
Sea Race                                                           mountain bikey.
                                                                   Seems like cross
                                                                   bikes or other
                                                                   very light bikes
                                                                   were advantaged
                                                                   by significant on
                                                                   road sections
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Racing!                Route was great 5-Outstanding!       Did not perform                             Timing. Having        We carpool when
Sea Race                                                           this year.                           well. Outside of                            results available on possible. Reusable
                                                                   Challenging, but                     the issues on the                           the website reliably. water bottles.
                                                                   not out of control                   ski legs, there are
                                                                   like 2011.                           still really weird
                                                                                                        times in the mt.
                                                                                                        bike leg. many
                                                                                                        racers under 20
                                                                                                        mins, which
                                                                                                        seems incorrect.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   2                     the finish line        you mean the       5-Outstanding!     pissed my leg       there was no          have water stations     yes.
Sea Race                                                           uphill/downhill                       didn't get a time   water available       everywhere. have
                                                                   ski course?                           recorded.           during the race. I    vendors selling
                                                                                                                             couldn't find water   snacks and energy
                                                                                                                             after the race        drinks etc.
                                                                                                                             either. had to wait
                                                                                                                             till I made it into
                                                                                                                             town
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        THE ATMOSPHERE IT WAS PRETTY 5-Outstanding!                  IT WAS              THE TIMING            MOVE THE MTB            I RODE TO THE
Sea Race                                                   GOOD, I LIKE                                  QUESTIONABLE,                             COURSE TO THE           START OF THE ROAD
                                                           THAT YOU MADE                                 BETWEEN MISSED                            MOUNTAIN AND THE        COURSE FROM
                                                           CROSS BIKES                                   SWIPES AND                                RUN TO THE FLATS        GLACIER
                                                           LEGAL                                         LOSING THE
                                                                                                         DOWNHILL-RUN
                                                                                                         EXCHANGE SPLITS,
                                                                                                         IT MAY BE TIME
                                                                                                         FOR AN UPGRADE
                                                                                                         TO THE SYSTEM

Racer in the Ski to   4                     downhill ski leg!      better than last   5-Outstanding!     apparently sucked timing system           timing system           recycle             enjoyed it. thx
Sea Race                                                           year
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                                          5-Outstanding!     Terrible. I would   No split time         Better orginized hand
Sea Race                                                                                                 really have liked   provided              overs and timing
                                                                                                         to know my time                           system
                                                                                                         for the down hill
                                                                                                         event
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The weather and        n/a                4                  it sucked.          the timing system the timing system           no
Sea Race                                    all the excited
                                            people. This was
                                            my first time
                                            participating.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments      Rate the           What are your       Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The whole event        none               5-Outstanding!     I like the velcro   no                    not sure             no more effort than Thanks for organizing
Sea Race                                    was a lot of fun.                                            wristband much                                                 usual               the event. It's a
                                                                                                         better than the                                                                    blast!
                                                                                                         lanyard.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Canoe!                                    5-Outstanding!     This was the only   Split results.     Better, quicker, more We carpooled
Sea Race                                                                                                 disappointment      There should not accurate split results
                                                                                                         for me because      be be recreational
                                                                                                         the results have    paddlers finishing
                                                                                                         been late and/or    an hour quicker
                                                                                                         bogus               than an Olympic
                                                                                                                             gold medalist! :)

Racer in the Ski to   4                     downhill ski leg!      better than last   5-Outstanding!     apparently sucked timing system           timing system        recycle                   enjoyed it. thx
Sea Race                                                           year
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        My XC leg!                                5-Outstanding!     I forgot to tell    I know you've        That scene at         Yes, but not like         First timer. Was very
Sea Race                                                                                                 team mates to       tried to address all Fairhaven is scary.   those folks riding        impressed with
                                                                                                         reach down with     of the driving that                        their bikes up the hill   entire event. Was
                                                                                                         baton. NO big       takes place. As                            on Sunday morning!        with experienced
                                                                                                         deal for us,        much as I like the                         They should get at        team so they knew
                                                                                                         though.             event, I do feel                           least a 30 minute         how to make it much
                                                                                                                             extremely lucky to                         credit to their team      easier. Glad I
                                                                                                                             participate when                           time.                     listened as I'd still be
                                                                                                                             gas is pushing $5                                                    waiting to come
                                                                                                                             gallon.                                                              down from the ski
                                                                                                                                                                                                  hill otherwise.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                4                  The band was an                                                   As much as we
Sea Race                                                                                               awkward size. Too                                                 always do.
                                                                                                       big for a bracelet,
                                                                                                       too small for a
                                                                                                       necklace. Worked
                                                                                                       around my bicep.


Racer in the Ski to   4                     racing                                  4                  It seemed ok.          The short kayak       Be better prepared Some did.
Sea Race                                                                                                                      course was            for a short kayak
                                                                                                                              unclear.              course.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Arrving at the finish It looks flat and 5-Outstanding!     My event had           The split timing.     Take a look at the MB Sure, we carpooled   Yes. Can you make a
Sea Race                                    line for the          relatively boring,                   timing issues, but I                         leg.                  more.                Sea to Ski version in
                                            downhill!             but I really did                     still had a great                                                                       the FALL???? :)
                                                                  not have much                        time.
                                                                  time to review it.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Competition,          n/a                5-Outstanding!    Obviously it didn't Just the timing Timing system.                We minimized the    Fabulous
Sea Race                                    community,                                                 work very well. It system, but that                               number of cars, and organization,
                                            meeting people                                             would have been was a big bummer.                                 we always recycle   including parking and
                                                                                                       cool to track                                                                         traffic flow.
                                                                                                       progress and
                                                                                                       standings
                                                                                                       throughout the
                                                                                                       day. Using the
                                                                                                       chip as a racer is
                                                                                                       great, but one
                                                                                                       shouldn't have to
                                                                                                       remember to
                                                                                                       swipe it on knee
                                                                                                       level. People
                                                                                                       forget.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Dynamite blast         Didn't have any    4                  It could have been Not having an           test, double test, and Carpooled to the top nope
Sea Race                                    start.                 part of this leg                      really cool... if it official time for     triple test the timing of the mountain
                                                                                                         worked.              the downhill leg      system beforehand.
                                                                                                                                                    And have video
                                                                                                                                                    cameras set up at the
                                                                                                                                                    check points to
                                                                                                                                                    record hand-offs as a
                                                                                                                                                    back-up system.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        It was beautiful and None -- I didn't     5-Outstanding!     I was a runner, so   The timing split Make sure that the No
Sea Race                                    a pleasure to        see this course.                        for me it was        between downhill timming is accurate.
                                            participate in.                                              rather               and running.
                                                                                                         dissapointing that
                                                                                                         my time was
                                                                                                         recorded -- or at
                                                                                                         least 100%
                                                                                                         accurately!
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                                          4                  disappointed in      Timing system,        Have a pre-staging      Tried to carpool, any
Sea Race, Support                                                                                        missing or very      road bike staging.    area for road bikers,   fuel savings totally
for Team in Race                                                                                         delayed results,     Had to push my        with enforcement of     negated by traffic
                                                                                                         and rankings         way through           only being there if     jams at single lane
                                                                                                         changing days        dozens of tightly     your runners number     exits, or massive
                                                                                                         after race.          packed bikers         was called. Then        detours.
                                                                                                                              outside the actual    when runner gets
                                                                                                                              chute. I never        closer, you can move
                                                                                                                              received any text     to staging or chute.
                                                                                                                              message
                                                                                                                              notifications,
                                                                                                                              iPhone app didn't
                                                                                                                              show our team
                                                                                                                              results for days.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The exciting           None.            5-Outstanding!     Atrocious! I was     The lack of           Fix the timing issues!   We carpooled
Sea Race                                    competition with                                           one of the road      response and          Other than that it       whenever possible.
                                            friends.                                                   bikers whose time    outbound              really was an            And we always
                                                                                                       was wrong. It has    communication         extraordinary event.     recycle.
                                                                                                       me beating the       that the times are
                                                                                                       top guy by 5         wrong.
                                                                                                       minutes and folks
                                                                                                       are asking me if I
                                                                                                       CHEATED!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on         volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain           event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?           in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                                friendliness and
                                                                                          helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     overall energy of      was not what i         4                  seemed fine        on the mountain make the mountain car pooling                tons of fun!!!
Sea Race                                    the people             would consider a                          although i heard   bike leg it seems a bike leg cyclocross as
                                            involved! fun!         mountain bike                             there were some    marshal was         it already is.
                                                                   course at all, and                        issues.            vanishing from
                                                                   having open bike                                             their post. A few
                                                                   choice gives a                                               riders, including
                                                                   very unbalanced                                              myself and the fist
                                                                   result. hard for                                             place team ,
                                                                   those on full                                                ended up down
                                                                   suspensions,                                                 the same dead
                                                                   racing against                                               end road by the
                                                                   cyclocross and                                               cement yard. I
                                                                   even road bikes                                              know there was
                                                                   with drop bars.                                              no marshal there
                                                                   considering in the                                           when i went
                                                                   kayak leg you                                                through and just
                                                                   measure kayaks                                               continued straight.
                                                                   for legal length its                                         I not only found
                                                                   surprising you                                               myself at the end
                                                                   open up the                                                  of a dead end
                                                                   mountain bike cat                                            road, losing 4-5
                                                                   to anything.                                                 minutes, i also
                                                                                                                                found another
                                                                                                                                team rider also
                                                                                                                                lost. asking me
                                                                                                                                where we went
                                                                                                                                wrong. we both
                                                                                                                                returned to the
                                                                                                                                road and then
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   1-Needs much          I liked racing and     Our mountain         3-Average          Piece of Shit...it   The timing was a      TIMING!!!!!     I recycled my beer  The timing sucked
Sea Race              improvement           hanging out with       biker sucks balls.                      didn't work          piece of shit                         bottles after the
                                            my friends                                                                                                                race.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Fairhaven after the    No opinion -         5-Outstanding!     Well, i did the DL Not having a time Really aside from the We carpooled up to Loved it!
Sea Race                                    race.                  didn't do it!                           skiing. I loved the for my leg        timing issue, i have the mountain. Car
                                                                                                           time chip - but                       no complaints.       burns whale oil
                                                                                                           obviously there                                            though.
                                                                                                           were issues. The
                                                                                                           timing chip this
                                                                                                           year was great
                                                                                                           though from a
                                                                                                           racer standpoint,
                                                                                                           easy to hold.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     participating          n/a, I was canoe 5-Outstanding!         Known               Sherrif's (assume provide canoe safety yes - consolitated
Sea Race                                                           leg. In canoe leg,                      improvements        deputy) behavior check on Saturday     shuttels to limited
                                                                   Sherrif jet boat                        needed.                               prior                support crew.
                                                                   nearly swamped
                                                                   our canoe and
                                                                   other canoes
                                                                   when accelerting
                                                                   upstream toward
                                                                   overturned
                                                                   canoe. Swamping
                                                                   4 to rescue 1 is
                                                                   not a safe trade.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     the camaraderie!       no idea - i      5-Outstanding!     fine, though it       no                    timers that work     we were almost          no
Sea Race                                                           canoed.                             seems it didn't                             better for everyone. entirely car free! it
                                                                                                       work for our                                                     would be great to
                                                                                                       runner and                                                       have some rewards
                                                                                                       snowboarder,                                                     for car free teams.
                                                                                                       which they were
                                                                                                       disappointed
                                                                                                       about.
Racer in the Ski to   4                                         Good Length.        4                  Obviously needs       Timing system was Need mile markers Plenty of recycling
Sea Race                                                        Not enough                             some work.            lacking.          on the Mountain Bike and a lot of car
                                                                technical                                                                      Leg.                 pooling.
                                                                sections.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        I love being in the I don't do a lot of 5-Outstanding!     Could have been                                                   Just the normal
Sea Race                                    race and the        technical                              so much better if                                                 carpool.
                                            community feel      mountain biking,                       the timing and cell
                                            leading up the race so it worked wekll                     phone apps had
                                            day.                for me.                                worked as
                                                                                                       designed. I look
                                                                                                       forward to next
                                                                                                       year when the
                                                                                                       bugs get worked
                                                                                                       out.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in     we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were          make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?           even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     the transition    no comment.           5-Outstanding!     good.              i thought it seems      timing. transition      yes! and yes!
Sea Race                                    between events                                                                dangerous to pass       areas. tell racers
                                            where we past the                                                             the timing chip         what to expect at the
                                            time chip to the                                                              from the road bike      next transition area.
                                            next leg.                                                                     to the canoeist... it   like for the road
                                                                                                                          gets busy in that       bikers, keep riding
                                                                                                                          area and it's hard      and don't fully stop in
                                                                                                                          to not have an          the transition area?!?
                                                                                                                          accident.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The festive                             5-Outstanding!     it was a good      I lost my keys          the early release      no               the dynamite blast
Sea Race                                    atmosphere                                                 system. it was a   while on the            from the moutain                        for the start
                                                                                                       bummer it didn't   mountain and had        was nice. I was able                    awesome.
                                                                                                       work for the       to break into my        to make it to the
                                                                                                       downhill/running   own car to get the      canoe finish in time
                                                                                                       handoff.           spare key. But that     to see my team.
                                                                                                                          was my own fault.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     The training                            5-Outstanding!     Amazing            Nope                    Use web site to help Carpooling with
Sea Race                                    paddles and then                                                                                      coordinate car       other teams to
                                            the long run down                                                                                     pooling for delivery delivers racers.
                                            the river against                                                                                     of racers and gear.
                                            the wind, chopping                                                                                    Also Chocolate cake
                                            water as hard as I                                                                                    for everyone who
                                            could the whole                                                                                       completes their leg.
                                            way.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        First time I have      There was no       5-Outstanding!     A failure.           Timing.               Move the Mountain        Yes we did.               See you next year.
Sea Race                                    gone to the Finish     actual Mountain                                                                  Bike portion to the
                                            Line Festival. It      Biking. Cross                                                                    mountain and put
                                            was a blast!           bikes should not                                                                 the run in town. It
                                                                   be allowed, if                                                                   would be alot more
                                                                   they continue                                                                    spectator fiendly for
                                                                   then change the                                                                  the runners and
                                                                   name to Bike Leg                                                                 mountian bikes need
                                                                   2.                                                                               to be on the
                                                                                                                                                    mountain.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Finish line                               5-Outstanding!     In general, I'm     Lack of water at       On the twitter feed,     I personally did, but I
Sea Race                                    festivities. The app                                         okay with it, but I the kayak station      write out small          don't think anyone
                                            and the twitter                                              think having to                            numbered teams like      on my team did.
                                            feed worked pretty                                           swipe low sucks.                           5" into "005" so a
                                            well considering                                             Can't we bend the                          filter could find them
                                            the data issues. I                                           sensors into an L                          easier."
                                            definitely liked the                                         shape or
                                            twitter feed.                                                something?
                                                                                                         Seems like a good
                                                                                                         backup plan
                                                                                                         would be video
                                                                                                         taping a running
                                                                                                         clock at the timing
                                                                                                         chip station. Then
                                                                                                         you'd have a
                                                                                                         backup if/when
                                                                                                         the system fails.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        being a part of the na                    5-Outstanding!     the canoe leg
Sea Race                                    canoe leg                                                    seemed to be fine.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The comraderie         Didn't ride it but   5-Outstanding!     Fail. Too many     See above - lack of timing                      We carpooled from     Overall a fabulous
Sea Race                                    and spirit of fierce   saw parts of it                         legs with no times times/accurate                                  Canada and recycled   event as usual.
                                            but friendly           while driving out                       registerd.         times for many                                  as much as we could   Bellingham and the
                                            competition.           of the canoe                                               (most) legs                                     (water bottles etc)   entire organizing
                                                                   parking area and                                                                                                                 committee should be
                                                                   it looked brutally                                                                                                               proud!
                                                                   boring - glad I
                                                                   wasn't doing that
                                                                   leg!! Riding
                                                                   through the field
                                                                   and along the
                                                                   road on a
                                                                   mountain bike
                                                                   would truly suck!!

Racer in the Ski to   4                                            Needs actual      5-Outstanding!        Seemed to have Timing not being           Live timing accessible   Bagged all stuff
Sea Race                                                           mountain biking,                        quite a few issues correct, very          by phone to see          brought in, hard to
                                                                   cyclo cross bikes                                          tough to figure out    where teammates          drive less due to
                                                                   were a huge                                                when team would        are                      timing
                                                                   advantage                                                  get to the
                                                                                                                              exchange point (rd
                                                                                                                              bike to canoe, etc)

Racer in the Ski to   4                     The weather and        It should be         5-Outstanding!     It's a great system, The individual leg   Fix timing system and Yes, carpools.
Sea Race                                    the race.              renamed the                             except when it       timing systems.      provide a good live
                                                                   cyclo-cross                             doesn't work. The                         update system that is
                                                                   course.                                 chips with the                            reliable. (unlike the
                                                                                                           velcro worked                             texting notifications
                                                                                                           well.                                     or mobile app).
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments       Rate the           What are your      Was there any          What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system      which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        My team's              I did not do this   4                  I'm not sure how   My friends' team       Send out the river       We recycle all the
Sea Race                                    AWESOME                course.                                it differed from   was disqualified       condition warnings       time! We used as
                                            costumes and                                                  when I did the     because their          via email or text on     few cars as possible,
                                            camaraderie                                                   race in 2011. It   canoe was too          Saturday so that         but it was still hard
                                                                                                          seemed fine to     short. I think that    canoeists can            to cut down on
                                                                                                          me.                equipment rules        prepare prior to         support vehicles
                                                                                                                             could be               Sunday morning. Also     since we have 5-
                                                                                                                             highlighted more       offer some kind of       person vehicles and
                                                                                                                             clearly prior to the   shuttle service from     we couldn't fit all of
                                                                                                                             race, so that this     race section to race     our gear and team
                                                                                                                             does not happen        section for racers.      members in those
                                                                                                                             to teams. I was        This might be            cars.
                                                                                                                             also disappointed      prohibitively
                                                                                                                             that we could not      expensive, but I think
                                                                                                                             get our canoe          it would cut down on
                                                                                                                             checked on             the number of
                                                                                                                             Saturday. We           support vehicles
                                                                                                                             were told that this    needed for each
                                                                                                                             would be possible,     team.
                                                                                                                             and when we
                                                                                                                             went to drop off
                                                                                                                             our canoe, there
                                                                                                                             weren't any
                                                                                                                             officials there to
                                                                                                                             do this, this meant
                                                                                                                             that everyone was
                                                                                                                             scrambling at the
                                                                                                                             canoe section on
                                                                                                                             Sunday, and that
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments   Rate the           What are your     Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on  volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain    event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?    in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                         friendliness and
                                                                                   helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Finishing the Canoe Only comment is 4                     My experience     For some reason       Traffic out of        No
Sea Race                                    Leg                 routing. Can't                        was good          this year support     Hovander was
                                                                routing be such                                         boats on canoe        terrible, needs to be
                                                                that it doesn't                                         course created        thought out or
                                                                hold up traffic at                                      problems with         managed better
                                                                Hovander?                                               their wakes. They
                                                                                                                        about dumped us.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Eating a hot dog                        4                                    I was disappointed
Sea Race                                    after doing the                                                              that our canoers
                                            road bike leg of the                                                         were almost
                                            race.                                                                        disqualified–
                                                                                                                         apparently our
                                                                                                                         canoe was too
                                                                                                                         short. Luckily
                                                                                                                         someone around
                                                                                                                         had a spare canoe.
                                                                                                                         What is really
                                                                                                                         disappointing is
                                                                                                                         not our almost-
                                                                                                                         disqualification,
                                                                                                                         but that our
                                                                                                                         canoers wouldn't
                                                                                                                         have been able to
                                                                                                                         race at all. People
                                                                                                                         who are DQed for
                                                                                                                         reasons that don't
                                                                                                                         present any safety
                                                                                                                         hazards should be
                                                                                                                         allowed to race
                                                                                                                         nonetheless.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have onvolunteers and         thoughts on the       area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain  event organizers       timing system         which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?  in terms of            used this year?       disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                       friendliness and
                                                                                 helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                community, being Didn't ride it this 4                     Didn't seem to         Timing issue for    treats/fun stuff for     we carpooled and      Thank you, there is
Sea Race                                    outside, and     year                                      work out so well       downhill skier and people up at the          recycle obsessively so much work that
                                            getting a great                                            this year - also, i    runner and no       mountain                 as a matter of course goes into this event -
                                            workout                                                    signed up for texts    texts regarding leg                                                THANK YOU
                                                                                                       and didn't get         times                                                              VOLUNTEERS!!!
                                                                                                       any!
Racer in the Ski to   1-Needs much          The finish line                         1-Get new people When you don't           Yes, the fact that I   Make sure your                              Make sure the timing
Sea Race              improvement                                                   in these positions get a time for your    didn't get an          timing equipment                            equipment works
                                                                                                       leg I have to say it   accurate time for      works. It is a race
                                                                                                       was terrible.          my ski leg.            right?

Racer in the Ski to   4                     The community it                        4                   Well...it seemed                                                   no                    The coordinator of
Sea Race                                    brings between my                                           fine until it broke                                                                      the road bike leg
                                            friends. Also,                                              :)                                                                                       went above and
                                            everyone is having                                                                                                                                   beyond to help with
                                            fun and laid back.                                                                                                                                   finding a lost
                                                                                                                                                                                                 backpack in their lost-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and-found. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                 made a special trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                 back up the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 mountain to meet us
                                                                                                                                                                                                 on Monday - it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                 truly kind and so
                                                                                                                                                                                                 greatly appreciated.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on        volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain          event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?          in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     paddling in the        it might've been      4                  alright, some        someone fell on a     the canoe leg only       we tried to recycle,   Also at the block
Sea Race                                    canoe leg              placed a little too                      teammates said at    road bike at the      had one exit so it       but in some legs       party please state on
                                                                   close to the                             the end of the leg   canoe start line      took forever to leave    there werent clearly   the website and flyer
                                                                   canoe boat drop                          they would almost    and the               so I missed my           labeled bins to        that in order to
                                                                   off course, too                          forget to lower      ambulance was         kayaker finish and       explain what to        obtain free glasses
                                                                   many people in                           the chip to their    brought directly to   arrived only for the     recycle or to toss.    you need to bring
                                                                   that area finishing                      feet to swipe it,    the person when       beer garden closed at                           your race bibs, so
                                                                   the canoe leg and                        especially if worn   he wasnt even         5:30 so maybe have                              many people had no
                                                                   starting the bike                        on the wrist         evaulated yet         the garden close later                          clue, myself
                                                                   leg                                      instead of the       holding up my         for those who have                              included, and we
                                                                                                            ankle                teammate and          not yet taken                                   hadnt picked up our
                                                                                                                                 causing a back up     advantage of it.                                packet yet.
                                                                                                                                 to occur.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The XC course was                            5-Outstanding!     It worked well.      Timing did not        Get a better sound       We carpooled
Sea Race                                    excellent, I liked                                                                   work on one of        system for the pre-
                                            the changes made                                                                     the transitions.      race meetings. I
                                            this year. Seems                                                                     Parking on top of     could not hear
                                            like the early                                                                       the mountain          anything.
                                            release for the                                                                      seemed strange
                                            kayak worked                                                                         and not well-
                                            pretty well (my                                                                      organized this
                                            team didn't have to                                                                  year. I really
                                            do it, but I am glad                                                                 wanted one of
                                            all people got out                                                                   those glasses, but
                                            in the water).                                                                       since I was the
                                                                                                                                 earliest racer, I
                                                                                                                                 didn't get down to
                                                                                                                                 the finish line in
                                                                                                                                 time to get one :(
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The starting gun       none, I did the   4                  Good concept.      No.                  Wider transition area yes
Sea Race                                                           Downhill                             Will be great once                      from cross country to
                                                                                                        the bugs are                            downhill
                                                                                                        worked out.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Overall had a great                      4                                                          Improve course
Sea Race                                    experience.                                                                                         crossings in the
                                                                                                                                                xc/downhill legs of
                                                                                                                                                the race.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The overall race -     Hmm. I did the    4                  Tough year for    Just the mile         X Country skiers were Not enough!      Really fun race - my
Sea Race                                    very fun               downhill run                         timing.           markers on the        crossing the road as                   2nd year.
                                                                   section. The mile                                      run                   runners were leaving -
                                                                   markers were not                                                             so - a better exit for
                                                                   accurate -would                                                              the XC skiers so they
                                                                   love to see those                                                            don't get in the way
                                                                   fixed for next                                                               would be great. I'm
                                                                   year. I'd even                                                               almost always
                                                                   walk it with a                                                               interested in how I
                                                                   walking wheel if                                                             did in my peer group,
                                                                   that would help.                                                             too - wonder if you
                                                                                                                                                could slice the results
                                                                                                                                                by age category as
                                                                                                                                                well as everything
                                                                                                                                                else
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        i love seeing the      our racer got lost 5-Outstanding!     no thoughts            no.                                             always!unfortunatel      love the addition of
Sea Race                                    kayakers come in       so perhaps better                                                                                            y, though there's no     the live
                                                                   markings                                                                                                     shelter for the bikers   entertainment at the
                                                                                                                                                                                who have to wait up      bike-run handoff
                                                                                                                                                                                to 3 hours so we
                                                                                                                                                                                drop a car there to
                                                                                                                                                                                keep our biker warm

Racer in the Ski to 5-Outstanding!                                 beautiful starting 5-Outstanding!     too bad it failed at                         Open a lift at baker
Sea Race, Spectator                                                place                                 end of ski leg...but                         for the skiers to ski a
                                                                                                         things like that                             few runs while
                                                                                                         happen                                       waiting for the road
                                                                                                                                                      to open up! That
                                                                                                                                                      would be awesome
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                                         5-Outstanding!      some glitches.         the lost timing
Sea Race                                                                                                                        from some legs
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                racing                                   5-Outstanding!                          Exiting the parking   A MUCH louder PA                                  The no-headphones"
Sea Race                                                                                                                     lot at the            system to announce                                rule for runners is
                                                                                                                             canoe/mtn-bike        bib numbers needs to                              ridiculous. It is not a
                                                                                                                             leg took forever. I   be in place at the                                safety issue to run
                                                                                                                             wonder if it would    downhill skier /                                  with headphones if
                                                                                                                             be possible to        runner handoff point.                             the lane is closed. I
                                                                                                                             have more exits,      Also, you need to                                 do it all the time in
                                                                                                                             or different exits?   keep people out of                                other races that I run
                                                                                                                                                   that area who are not                             in
                                                                                                                                                   runners waiting for a
                                                                                                                                                   handoff. It was
                                                                                                                                                   difficult to hear
                                                                                                                                                   numbers being called
                                                                                                                                                   and there were too
                                                                                                                                                   many spectators
                                                                                                                                                   getting in the way of
                                                                                                                                                   the handoff.


Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing!                I raced a CX bike, 4                 It didn't work!      1. Lack of clarity    Find a good, technical Yes, but sort of a half-
Sea Race, Support                                                  which was the                        Weakest part of      on equipment          MTB course, & switch hearted one.
for Team in Race,                                                  appropriate                          the race (I was in   rules for MTB leg.    the order of legs if
Spectator                                                          choice. Nothing                      rec. open division   Rules on website      necessary to
                                                                   technical about                      though, so it        were inconsistent     accommodate it!
                                                                   the course except                    didn't matter too    until close to race
                                                                   one unnecessary                      much to me).         day, & then the
                                                                   curb that I                                               race packet said
                                                                   dismounted for.                                           no drop bars". 2.
                                                                                                                             Timing system
                                                                                                                             didn't work."
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                                        3-Average                            My leg was the
Sea Race                                                                                                                 canoe. My
                                                                                                                         partner and I
                                                                                                                         capsized in deep
                                                                                                                         water and she hit
                                                                                                                         her head on the
                                                                                                                         canoe. She blew
                                                                                                                         and blew her
                                                                                                                         whistle and NO
                                                                                                                         ONE CAME! She
                                                                                                                         was able to get on
                                                                                                                         a rock. I floated
                                                                                                                         down about a
                                                                                                                         quarter of a mile
                                                                                                                         before making my
                                                                                                                         way out of the
                                                                                                                         freezing water.
                                                                                                                         Luckily dairy
                                                                                                                         farmers were
                                                                                                                         watching. Canoes
                                                                                                                         passing by said
                                                                                                                         they would let
                                                                                                                         search and rescue
                                                                                                                         know. THEY
                                                                                                                         NEVER CAME.. 30
                                                                                                                         minutes after the
                                                                                                                         farmers drove
                                                                                                                         down and pulled
                                                                                                                         her off the rock.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and       thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers     timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of          used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   1-Needs much          The ending             None             1-Get new people     Needs to be a       Very disappointed     Get people who have No                  disappointing...
Sea Race              improvement                                                   in these positions   little more         with the Canoe        some bedside
                                                                                                         sensitive so that   people. Our canoe     manner when a
                                                                                                         people don't have   was "to short?"       problem comes up.
                                                                                                         to turn back to     and the people
                                                                                                         make sure the       were extremely
                                                                                                         time is counted     rude and not
                                                                                                                             helpful about
                                                                                                                             alternatives. We
                                                                                                                             throughout we
                                                                                                                             were out... Once
                                                                                                                             we came back
                                                                                                                             from breakfast we
                                                                                                                             found out that we
                                                                                                                             could have put our
                                                                                                                             names down and
                                                                                                                             have them
                                                                                                                             announce to the
                                                                                                                             crowd to ask for
                                                                                                                             any spare canoes.
                                                                                                                             three were given
                                                                                                                             out well after we
                                                                                                                             were told "tough
                                                                                                                             luck".


Racer in the Ski to   4                     racing car free        the course should 5-Outstanding!      timing system       no SMS updates   better timing            was on a car free
Sea Race                                                           be longer, and no                     seemed not to       on team members'                          team
                                                                   detours through                       work well at all    times
                                                                   fast food parking
                                                                   lots
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The transitions        Way too short    5-Outstanding!     It's fine.            I heard lots of       - put part of the 8    Yes !!          Great event, well
Sea Race                                    overall. The band      and not                                                   complaints            mile run on trails                     organized. It's worth
                                            at the DOT station     challenging                                               regarding how         rather than on the                     putting some
                                            at the start of the    enough.                                                   hard the downhill     road. - increase                       thought into how to
                                            bike leg. Let's have                                                             run is on knees.      length of Mountain                     improve an already
                                            bands at all                                                                                           Bike Course.                           amazing event.
                                            transitions.
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             5-Outstanding!     Still needs some
Sea Race                                                                                               work. Obviously
                                                                                                       the issue with the
                                                                                                       downhill/run
                                                                                                       exchange were a
                                                                                                       problem and
                                                                                                       there has to be a
                                                                                                       better way in
                                                                                                       general. It slows
                                                                                                       momentum when
                                                                                                       everybody has to
                                                                                                       check with the
                                                                                                       volunteer to make
                                                                                                       sure the thing
                                                                                                       beeped.
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The weather                             4                  Not so good I                               More signage. We        No             Good Times
Sea Race                                                                                               guess, I was a                              got lost several times
                                                                                                       hiker / skier and I                         trying to find drop off
                                                                                                       don't have a time.                          points.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     My kayak Race                           4                  my team lost a      No                     Longer Beer gardens we tried. it didnt     had lots of fun and
Sea Race                                                                                               score so it wasnt                          hours. It closed at   work well though     we weill be back next
                                                                                                       pefect.                                    6pm and it was a                           year...and in better
                                                                                                                                                  holiday the next day?                      shape.

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                the actual race was The announcers 4                       Terrible. Not       With the latest        implement GPS          yes. we only used
Sea Race                                    the best part.      need to do better                      knowing individual technology that is      tracking that can be   two cars.
                                                                job calling out the                    or team times       available, there       followed via
                                                                team # so we can                       three days later is must be a better       smartphone.
                                                                get ready. for                         not acceptable. If way for the racers
                                                                most they did a                        you did not record to know where
                                                                great job, but my                      the times           their team mate is
                                                                team numbers                           manullay as a back-on the course so
                                                                was never called                       up plan, then that we are not waiting
                                                                and the canoers                        is poor planning. for hours to start
                                                                had to wait after                                          your portion of
                                                                they finished.                                             the race. you
                                                                                                                           should consider
                                                                                                                           incorporating GPS
                                                                                                                           technology into
                                                                                                                           the timing chip so
                                                                                                                           all racers can track
                                                                                                                           where they are on
                                                                                                                           the course.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The atmosphere         N/A              5-Outstanding!     It was not great.    Our canoe leg took Timing, more safety        We car pooled up to I understand it is a
Sea Race                                                                                               We were pretty       a spill and was not precautions on the        Mt. Baker           huge project to get
                                                                                                       disappointed to      assisted in a timely river                                        this race going, and
                                                                                                       pay for the event    manner. Also, our                                                 was impressed with
                                                                                                       and not get a time   canoe is still at                                                 the organization
                                                                                                       for our runner or    large when we                                                     other than previously
                                                                                                       skier.               were told it would                                                noted
                                                                                                                            be picked up. Not
                                                                                                                            too impressed
                                                                                                                            with the rescue
                                                                                                                            boats this year.


Racer in the Ski to   2                     Good weather           none - n/a       3-Average          terrible....split  The lodge at the        Better timing system
Sea Race                                                                                               times were         top of the              and keep the lodge
                                                                                                       incorrect or       mountain was            open
                                                                                                       completely         closed! Fellow
                                                                                                       missing.           volunteers on our
                                                                                                                          team had fingers
                                                                                                                          which were
                                                                                                                          frozen. Imagine if
                                                                                                                          it was raining or
                                                                                                                          snowing.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     racing                 none             3-Average          ok, minus the      traffic control in      Get the racers in and                       After 12 years of
Sea Race                                                                                               issues during legs Fairhaven.              out of Fairhaven, to                        racing, this was the
                                                                                                       2&3                                        retrieve kayer, more                        most difficult year to
                                                                                                                                                  efficiently! It was                         get in/out of
                                                                                                                                                  WAY TOO BUSY with                           Fairhaven.
                                                                                                                                                  non racers.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your      Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                       Should be on the 4                  Didn't work. I     Timing chips.         Car Free division, well   Yes, we did not
Sea Race                                                           mountain. It's                      swiped "low and    Canoe inspections     promoted ahead of         drive. Our team was
                                                                   not really                          slow" and didn't   were not              time. Get the timing      100% car-free. We
                                                                   mountain biking.                    get a time.        organized. I'd like   chips to work.            used re-useable
                                                                                                                          to see Ski to Sea                               containers whenever
                                                                                                                          promote Car Free                                possible and
                                                                                                                          teams with a little                             recycled everything
                                                                                                                          more enthusiasm.                                else. No bottled
                                                                                                                                                                          water.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments      Rate the           What are your     Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Everything, the        I didnt get to see 5-Outstanding!     It doesnt work, at The timing was a     On the downhill leg     Yes of course! we      Yes, The Beer Garden
Sea Race                                    attmosphere the        much of it.                           least on the       big                  implement a better      car pooled up the      and area of festivities
                                            comradery the                                                mountain anyway. disappointment.        starting gate           mountain and down      at the finish line
                                            race!                                                                           This was my first    procedure, maybe by     and then to each leg   needs to be much
                                                                                                                            year competing in    releasing each          there after.           larger. It took
                                                                                                                            the race and my      downhill racer                                 forever to get into
                                                                                                                            leg time was never   through a narrower                             the beer garden then
                                                                                                                            offically            gate to a small                                it was like cattle in a
                                                                                                                            recorded...          staging area once the                          pen once we got in...
                                                                                                                                                 xc skiers number is
                                                                                                                                                 announced. This was
                                                                                                                                                 a little chaotic, and
                                                                                                                                                 people where
                                                                                                                                                 stepping on top of
                                                                                                                                                 one another then
                                                                                                                                                 going out into the
                                                                                                                                                 middle of the run
                                                                                                                                                 way before their xc
                                                                                                                                                 racer came in. it got
                                                                                                                                                 very messy and i am
                                                                                                                                                 surprised more
                                                                                                                                                 people werent
                                                                                                                                                 injured.
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                              5-Outstanding!      seemed            time results
Sea Race                                                                                                 problematic       missing for some
                                                                                                                           legs and Ski to Sea
                                                                                                                           app for iPhone
                                                                                                                           only intermittently
                                                                                                                           functional
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Finishing my leg of                      5-Outstanding!     there were issues none                     quicker text results   yes
Sea Race                                    the event.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Downhill                                 3-Average          Needs to be          start/finish       more organized 1,2        carpool
Sea Race                                                                                                improved                                leg
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The community          Did not see the   4                  Great potential    Our number was Put the Canoe/Mtn               We carpooled as
Sea Race                                    involvement!           course; no                           however there      not called out       Biker transition          much as possible,
                                                                   comments.                            were issues with   prior to arrival at announcer next to          both to the pre and
                                                                                                        the transition     the exchange and the transition line,          post parties as well
                                                                                                        from Downhill      there was no one not next to the               as event.s
                                                                                                        Skier to Runner    at the exchange      water.
                                                                                                        which resulted in  line to announce
                                                                                                        no split times for the error. An
                                                                                                        those events. Not  announcer needs
                                                                                                        good.              to be present at
                                                                                                                           the transition lines
                                                                                                                           to prevent such
                                                                                                                           delays.
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Great community Didn't race it.         5-Outstanding!      Obviously the      timing system. It Keep the bands.              Yes, we carpooled as
Sea Race                                    event, I really liked Not sure about                        problems with      also sounds like     Better QA/QC on           best we could, and
                                            the band while        cyclocross bikes.                     missed times and the mountain           timing system.            many folks rode
                                            waiting for the                                             incorrect times    scene was even       Make an "Iron"            bikes to stages. We
                                            road bike leg to                                            were the biggest more chaotic than category where a               recycled everything
                                            begin                                                       disappointment of past years - I've     single person can do      we used.
                                                                                                        the event. For     heard lots of        the entire race (with
                                                                                                        $10k, there should complaints about a canoe partner).
                                                                                                        be better QA/QC how hard it was to
                                                                                                                           find teammates to
                                                                                                                           pass the timing
                                                                                                                           chip to.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The vibe               N/A              5-Outstanding!     Good, other than                           Measure the dropped Drive less           How about letting
Sea Race                                                                                               the obvious                                off canoes on Sat to                     Kulshan Brewing in
                                                                                                       problem btwn the                           help speed things up.                    the mix next year at
                                                                                                       ski and run                                                                         the finish line!
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        I loved being able /                    5-Outstanding!     I don't have any  The time wasn't      Making sure the       The first four legs of I had a BLAST!
Sea Race                                    to meet new                                                way to compare it recorded at the      timing chips and      our team carpooled.
                                            people and be part                                         to previous years end of the DH Ski sensors are working. I also carpooled with
                                            of such an amazing                                         (this was my firstleg/the beginning                          a team member
                                            and supportive                                             year) but I think of my leg. I think I                       around town
                                            team.                                                      that it was very  heard that this is                         afterward.
                                                                                                       easy to           because the
                                                                                                       understand.       battery of the
                                                                                                                         sensor was dead?
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             5-Outstanding!     If it worked it   The texting didn't Better management Yes
Sea Race                                                                                               would have been work. First year       of the timing system.
                                                                                                       great. Last year stunk, last year      Dead battery, really?
                                                                                                       was better        was great, this
                                                                                                                         year it stunk.
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Large diverse group Same as always, 4                      Sad that an event Yes, should have                           The top legs           It was still fun overall
Sea Race                                    of competitors      not really a                           this old and this left the railroad                          carpooled and I        and plan to return
                                                                mountain bike                          large does not    track as part of the                       carpooled with         next year
                                                                event. Too much                        have a better     course.                                    mountain biker from
                                                                road and not                           system.                                                      another team
                                                                enough trails.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your         Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Honestly, all the      NA               4                  Well, obviously       Small issue was       There should be a      well, we recycled like Free pint glasses was
Sea Race                                    attractive,                                                there was the         that, as a skier, I   designated kayak       normal. I think we a plus
                                            outdoorsy ladies                                           issue with the ski-   couldn't find a way   lane for people        used 3 cars, so could
                                            running around in                                          run transition.       out of the ski-run    carrying kayaks away   have done better.
                                            their outfits.                                             Still don't know      transition area.      from the shore. It
                                                                                                       my time.              The side exit was     was really hard to
                                                                                                                             small and             maneuver through
                                                                                                                             unmarked. A           the crowd, causing
                                                                                                                             volunteer ended       problems for the
                                                                                                                             up grumpily telling   carriers and crowd.
                                                                                                                             me to get out of
                                                                                                                             the way without
                                                                                                                             bothering to point
                                                                                                                             where to go.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in      we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system          which you were           make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?            even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The general overall Wondering if         5-Outstanding!     Fine. Just             No. I think it is well                       We did carpool.       Great job!
Sea Race                                    great energy! ALL there is still                            unfortunate that       ran/organized.
                                            of it! :)           thought of                              things like this can   Again, just
                                                                moving it up                            happen.                unfortunate about
                                                                toward the                                                     the timing issue. It
                                                                mountain(?). I                                                 does cause a lot of
                                                                think the                                                      frustration for
                                                                Hovander start is                                              folks. But of
                                                                a great                                                        course you know
                                                                location/transitio                                             that. :) I just focus
                                                                n.                                                             on all the multiple
                                                                                                                               positive issues. For
                                                                                                                               such a large race,
                                                                                                                               this goes off very
                                                                                                                               well...and you can
                                                                                                                               expect mishaps at
                                                                                                                               times. Not like it
                                                                                                                               was intentional.




Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Being a part of        I think that it  5-Outstanding!      It seems great in The lack of times.            Have the mountain   Sure, we only used
Sea Race                                    something huge.        should have been                     theory, but it                                  bike in the         two cars for the
                                                                   more about                           actually had a lot                              MOUNTAINS! haha     whole thing and the
                                                                   technical                            of issues. I still                              and also actually   out of towners
                                                                   mountain biking                      don't have a time                               have times          couchsurfed.
                                                                   and less about                       and neither do 3
                                                                   speed on the                         other teammates.
                                                                   roads.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Visiting with the      They weren't as    5-Outstanding!     No thoughts. I    No, just my own                              Yes. We had two      Thank you!
Sea Race                                    other racers and       muddy as                              didn't complete   performance.                                 teams. Coach got a
                                            support teams          previous years!                       my leg. :(                                                     van to take everyone
                                            before my leg of       lol.                                                                                                 up the mountain.
                                            the race.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Mtn bike leg.          It was perfect!    5-Outstanding!     Good minus the No                       Start with downhill    We had a keg to cut
Sea Race                                                           Finally perfect.                      battery issue of                        ski.                   down on the number
                                                                   Congrats!                             course.                                                        of bottles.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                  5-Outstanding!     The timing system                       move the mountain
Sea Race                                                                                                 did not work                            bike leg to the
                                                                                                         properly this year.                     mountains on
                                                                                                         It would be great                       single/double track.
                                                                                                         if the phone
                                                                                                         application could
                                                                                                         post the clock
                                                                                                         time when each
                                                                                                         leg finished. That
                                                                                                         way problems if
                                                                                                         problems occured
                                                                                                         like this year at
                                                                                                         least you would
                                                                                                         know the clock
                                                                                                         time at a check
                                                                                                         point that worked
                                                                                                         properly.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your         Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   2                     The new Ski to Sea None                 4                  Terrible, timing     When picking up        Better timing system, Yes. This year we did    Fantastic race! This
Sea Race                                    App.                                                       technology has       the canoe, I got       better parking         it with one less car.   year was frustrating,
                                                                                                       gotten much          stuck in the           management in the                              but keep up the good
                                                                                                       better. Its time to  parking lot for        canoe pick up area.                            work.
                                                                                                       upgrade.             over an hour and a     More entertainment
                                                                                                                            half. There was        for Runners who are
                                                                                                                            hardly any parking     waiting for their
                                                                                                                            direction. And         rides. i.e. BBQs, yard
                                                                                                                            because of this I      games, music, etc.
                                                                                                                            missed our teams
                                                                                                                            finish.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The festival                            5-Outstanding!     It didn't work - the the app                better tracking of    we carpooled to the It was super fun!
Sea Race                                                                                               app had "n/a" for                           each course           event
                                                                                                       most events
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The band at the        Our biker seemed 4                  Poor              The water bottles     Every year I wonder      We use two cars, but
Sea Race                                    run/ bike              to like it okay.                                      at the bike           why there isn't a        can't really cut down
                                            transition.                                                                  transition were       shuttle system to get    anymore than we
                                                                                                                         good, but just a      racers from transition   do. Yes, we recycle.
                                                                                                                         station where         to transition. I know
                                                                                                                         bikers can fill       it would be
                                                                                                                         water before          challenging, but I
                                                                                                                         racing would be       would be willing to
                                                                                                                         nice.                 pay extra to have a
                                                                                                                                               dozen coach buses
                                                                                                                                               shuttle people up the
                                                                                                                                               mountain with their
                                                                                                                                               gear and get them
                                                                                                                                               back down before
                                                                                                                                               the entire race is
                                                                                                                                               over. Plus, having
                                                                                                                                               1000 cars driving
                                                                                                                                               100+ miles every
                                                                                                                                               year seems silly when
                                                                                                                                               we're all going to the
                                                                                                                                               same places.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     My favorite part                           5-Outstanding!     My time was not     I thought water       Compost receptacles    I saved the plastic    Thank you to all of
Sea Race                                    was when two                                                  recorded, so I      would be provided     could have been        water bottles that I   the volunteers!!! I
                                            more experienced                                              think               at the road bike      provided. It pained    received at the road   also thought the
                                            cyclists let me join                                          improvements to     start, but only a     me to throw food       bike start and took    band at the road bike
                                            their pace line and                                           the timing system   limited number of     waste in the trash!    them home to           start was great. I'm
                                            coached me along                                              could be made.      bottles were                                 recycle.               sure they were not
                                            the way.                                                                          available.                                                          cheap, but they did a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  great job, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  sound was great too.

Racer in the Ski to   4                                            I believe it was to 5-Outstanding!     Early release was                         Redesign early         yes.
Sea Race                                                           short. Also, more                      not designed well                         release. Possibly
                                                                   trail / technical                      enough to be                              extend mountain
                                                                   trail riding should                    implemented this                          bike course length
                                                                   be included.                           year. Otherwise, it                       and include more
                                                                                                          works.                                    trail than road.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Watching all the       It was great!       5-Outstanding!     There were          Nope!                 I think the timing     Yes!                   Loved it and looking
Sea Race                                    teams compete!         Enjoy it a lot.                        problems with the                         bracelet and that's                           forward to it next
                                                                   Didn't like the                        skiing and running                        about it. (And a                              year.
                                                                   train tracks last                      so something                              better color for the
                                                                   year!                                  definitely needs to                       shirt haha).
                                                                                                          be fixed next year.
                                                                                                          I enjoy the app
                                                                                                          though and being
                                                                                                          to keep track of
                                                                                                          the race while we
                                                                                                          are waiting at our
                                                                                                          leg.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
                      5-Outstanding!        The Waiting for the none                5-Outstanding!     Wish the beep for                                                 Yes              I wish there were 2 a
                                            mountain biker                                             the chip reader                                                                    year!
                                                                                                       was louder
                                                                                                       because I did not
                                                                                                       know if my chip
                                                                                                       got read. (It did)
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Actually racing and                     5-Outstanding!     Didn't work        I would have liked      Get the timing mechs
Sea Race                                    celebrating                                                apparently?        to learn the            working.
                                            afterwards.                                                                   rankings for each
                                                                                                                          of the splits in real
                                                                                                                          time.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Ski legs and finish                     5-Outstanding!     POOR! The          Parking at the          PLEASE LET US OFF No. We already     It's a great race
Sea Race                                    line!                                                      wristband was      mountain. Instead       THE MOUNTAIN SO carpool with another overall.
                                                                                                       nice...            of letting the first    WE CAN GET TO THE team.
                                                                                                                          arrivals loop thru      FINISH LINE BEFORE
                                                                                                                          and get to be           OUR TEAM FINISHES!
                                                                                                                          among the first         It would also be great
                                                                                                                          vehicles released,      if you started the
                                                                                                                          we had to park at       award ceremony
                                                                                                                          the back and then       sooner.
                                                                                                                          fill forward. Also,
                                                                                                                          the dispersal of
                                                                                                                          cars was not any
                                                                                                                          earlier than in
                                                                                                                          previous years.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The race itself and What happened       4                  Pathetic. Ever       See above, yes,    Reliable timing!       Always.            Bring Jon Brunk back
Sea Race                                    the healthy         to their split                         since you started    the accurate                                                 with his panels of
                                            enthusiastic        times?                                 using the chips      reliable recording                                           race pictures. Many
                                            people.                                                    there have been      of the racer's                                               people miss looking
                                                                                                       more problems        times. The race                                              at all the shots of
                                                                                                       and delays than      may be 100 teams                                             friends, etc.
                                                                                                       when it was a        too large and
                                                                                                       watch, pencil and    unwieldy.
                                                                                                       paper system. Plus
                                                                                                       there's a
                                                                                                       wonderful
                                                                                                       technology" called
                                                                                                       a whiteboard
                                                                                                       where people can
                                                                                                       walk by and see
                                                                                                       the results easily
                                                                                                       without standing
                                                                                                       in lines and
                                                                                                       tinkering with
                                                                                                       gadgetry."
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Watching the           None ..            5-Outstanding!     Absolutely        The transition        Updating timing        Yup. Both!      Overall the race was
Sea Race                                    Canoe-ers.                                                   ridiculous...     between the           issue. More specific                   great. And I truly
                                                                                                                           downhill and          distances on legs. I                   mean that. The
                                                                                                                           runners. Needs to     can't seem to find a                   volunteers and
                                                                                                                           be fixed ... to       specific distance on                   everything. But feel
                                                                                                                           much confusion        the running leg.                       like I was gypped
                                                                                                                           and congestion.                                              when it came to the
                                                                                                                                                                                        timing issue. It's the
                                                                                                                                                                                        one thing I was
                                                                                                                                                                                        looking forward to
                                                                                                                                                                                        seeing after the race.
                                                                                                                                                                                        I almost never think i
                                                                                                                                                                                        should be
                                                                                                                                                                                        reimbursed for
                                                                                                                                                                                        something ... never
                                                                                                                                                                                        ... but concerning
                                                                                                                                                                                        this ... I think that the
                                                                                                                                                                                        amount of money I
                                                                                                                                                                                        spent went to waste
                                                                                                                                                                                        in a way. Sorry ... But
                                                                                                                                                                                        it's how I feel ... and
                                                                                                                                                                                        makes me question
                                                                                                                                                                                        joining next year.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     Mtb leg                It should be       4
Sea Race                                                           limited to MTB
                                                                   bikes as before.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     My leg                 None, I did the      4                  I only hope you       No                    Not sure, you seem     No                  Love the LIVE music
Sea Race                                                           Road Bike leg this                      paid them half, (or                         to have this dialed.                       at Shuksan snow
                                                                   year.                                   less) up front to                                                                      shed, love the new
                                                                                                           assure their                                                                           app.
                                                                                                           services were
                                                                                                           properly
                                                                                                           rewarded.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The support            no comment. I        4                  I thought it was      None                                         We carpooled very   It was awesome!
Sea Race                                    throughout the         was XC.                                 good except for                                                    efficiently!
                                            entire thing! And                                              the glitch with the
                                            the after party!                                               runners.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     ringing the bell       none                 4                  needs                 none                  don't know             no
Sea Race                                                                                                   improvement
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The weather and        none                 4                  Not sure how          Just the dead         The organizers were Used one car to the I LOVE THIS RACE!
Sea Race                                    festivities! But of                                            much I like the       battery at the        great but the info     mountain.
                                            course the race                                                bracelet. It was      downhill and run      table at the mountain
                                            itself makes it so                                             too big for my        handoff. It           had no info to give.
                                            awesome.                                                       wrist. maybe if it    definetly didnt       They didnt know as
                                                                                                           was stretchy.         ruin the race for     much as they should
                                                                                                                                 me. I just wanted     have, like where is
                                                                                                                                 to know exactly       first aid and lost and
                                                                                                                                 how well I did.       found. They werent
                                                                                                                                                       super friendly.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     My leg                 None, I did the    4                    I only hope you     No                      Not sure, you seem     No                  Love the LIVE music
Sea Race                                                           Road Bike leg this                      paid them half, (or                         to have this dialed.                       at Shuksan snow
                                                                   year.                                   less) up front to                                                                      shed, love the new
                                                                                                           assure their                                                                           app.
                                                                                                           services were
                                                                                                           properly
                                                                                                           rewarded.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Great fun with     Didn't do it.         5-Outstanding!     The only            Nope. Love the                           Nope               I send a suggestion
Sea Race                                    friends and family Brother had fun.                         disappointing       volunteers!                                                 to
                                            competing against                                           thing was the                                                                   info@seatoski.com
                                            each other.                                                 promised text                                                                   and don't know if it
                                                                                                        updates didn't                                                                  was received. I
                                                                                                        happen after the                                                                suggested that you
                                                                                                        XC leg. I would                                                                 have a team jersey
                                                                                                        under promise                                                                   design competition
                                                                                                        and over deliver. I                                                             and promote that
                                                                                                        think that it                                                                   winning designs after
                                                                                                        should be possible                                                              the race. We had a
                                                                                                        to even                                                                         great team jersey
                                                                                                        incorporate GPS                                                                 this year.
                                                                                                        into the process
                                                                                                        so that you could
                                                                                                        track your team
                                                                                                        mates on each leg
                                                                                                        of the race!
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Atmosphere!            getting out of     4                 Bad Year, I was in Timing chip           Parking Attendants Yes we did!
Sea Race                                                           Parking lot at                       the Downhill and                         directing traffic
                                                                   park was terrible!                   they didn't work.                        leaving park at Canoe
                                                                                                        VERY                                     - Mtn bike exchange
                                                                                                        Disappointed~!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Camaraderie                             5-Outstanding!     The wrist band        Nope.                 If the text system      Yes, carpooling with   Would love for the
Sea Race                                    between racers                                             was too big for                             could update more       teammates for the      ski-to-sea competitor
                                            while we waited                                            most women's                                quickly. It seemed to   ski, run, bike.        shirts to be offered
                                            (kayak leg) and the                                        wrists. The text                            lag about 30 minutes.   Carpooling with        in women's cut/size.
                                            excitement of                                              system was                                                          another team for       There are plenty of
                                            taking the wrist                                           helpful.                                                            kayak and mountain     women who do the
                                            band, dashing out                                                                                                              bike. Rolled our       race and it would be
                                            across the bay, and                                                                                                            kayak home on a        nice to have
                                            ringing the bell to                                                                                                            kayak trolley from     something that
                                            cheers from the                                                                                                                Fairhaven.             actually fit.
                                            crowd!
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Waiting to get let N/A                  5-Outstanding!     It messed up the      Timing                Timing                  No
Sea Race                                    down the                                                   runner times
                                            mountain
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Road Bike                               5-Outstanding!     Needs                                       The timing chips and yes we carpooled
Sea Race                                                                                               improvement so                              better driving
                                                                                                       that no matter                              directions for out of
                                                                                                       what height they                            town racers to each
                                                                                                       cross the line they                         leg start and end
                                                                                                       still register.                             point.
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             4
Sea Race
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                                        4                  I was a runner, so   It would have                                   car pooled
Sea Race                                                                                               I'm not too          been nice to offer
                                                                                                       impressed            some snacks etc.
                                                                                                       because I have no    to participants. For
                                                                                                       time for my leg.     $55, it seems that
                                                                                                                            there should have
                                                                                                                            been a snack or
                                                                                                                            something at the
                                                                                                                            end of each leg.
                                                                                                                            The only station I
                                                                                                                            saw this at was the
                                                                                                                            run station.

Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             3-Average
Sea Race
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Racing - Mt bike leg Good course,       5-Outstanding!     Terrible, no         timing, app, text      timing, app, text        yes
Sea Race                                                         improvement                           updates via app or   updates                updates
                                                                 over last year                        text
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Running over the None - it wasn't       5-Outstanding!     The act of the       Not really, despite    Investment in timing     We recycled all
Sea Race                                    finish line with all my leg                                runner having to     room for               system and               recyclables we could
                                            my teammates                                               reach down to        improvement it         adaptation of            and carpooled as
                                                                                                       swipe at ground      was a completely       downhill ski route.      much as possible,
                                                                                                       level was pretty     positive               Our downhill skier       even to the extent
                                                                                                       awkward and          experience             commented that the       that several team
                                                                                                       seemingly fraught                           route left a lot to be   members had to
                                                                                                       with problems,                              desired.                 wait at their
                                                                                                       not least of which                                                   exchanges for 4+
                                                                                                       was the failure to                                                   hours.
                                                                                                       record the
                                                                                                       downhill to runner
                                                                                                       transition.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The energy                              5-Outstanding!     Had no problems                    Digital reader board     no
Sea Race                                                                                               with it.                           of arriving teams
                                                                                                                                          rather than audio.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     XC skiing, as that     Wasnt my event. 5-Outstanding!      Dissapointing.       The timing    Fix timing problems.     Unfortunatly no       Minus some glitches
Sea Race                                    was my event           From what I                         Didnt recieve        problems.     Leave one downhill                             it was a blast. Plan
                                                                   heard some more                     times for xc skiing,               lane open from the                             on doing it next year.
                                                                   off road riding                     downhill, or                       mountain, so
                                                                   would be                            running.                           competitors and
                                                                   appreciated if                                                         spectators can get to
                                                                   possible                                                               the other events.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Nice people                            5-Outstanding!      The malfunction The timing mishap Distances were not        We don't buy any       It's a great event. A
Sea Race                                    involved and great                                         at the downhill      was the only  marked on Nooksack       plastic water bottles. time to get together
                                            volunteers. The                                            and running legs frustrating part. as had been                                     with friends,
                                            whole community                                            caused the app                     advertised.                                     compete, and have a
                                            buy in.                                                    that Matt                                                                          good time. Thank
                                                                                                       Shepherd created                                                                   you!!
                                                                                                       to not be able to
                                                                                                       function like it did
                                                                                                       last year.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Not dumping in the none, I didn't do    5-Outstanding!     it was a bummer missing being on the timing issues. in      yes
Sea Race                                    water on the canoe it                                      not getting up to the podium when the family division it
                                            this year! Coming                                          date times on a      our team was  would have been
                                            in 3rd in the Family                                       few events           called        interesting to know
                                            Div.                                                                                          the ages and sex of
                                                                                                                                          the participants.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     My own leg                              5-Outstanding!     I can't really        Being a kayaker, it   Provide live results   Not really... we just I'm glad I had a
Sea Race                                                                                               compare it with       was very sad to be    coverage. One big-     carpooled to event. chance to be in it,
                                                                                                       anything - this was   left practically in   screen TV and a                              and I hope I'll be able
                                                                                                       my first time in      the dark in regards   capable computer                             to race next year.
                                                                                                       the race.             to what's going on    should do the job.
                                                                                                                             in the other legs.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     racing                 none             5-Outstanding!     there seemed to       Traffic was a         maybe more people yes                        There were
Sea Race                                                                                               be a few bugs to      problem at the        to direct traffic. Also                      supposed to be
                                                                                                       work out.             transition            have police direct                           mileage markers on
                                                                                                                             locations.            through bottlenecks                          the canoe leg, but I
                                                                                                                                                   like stop signs, etc                         didn't see anything
                                                                                                                                                                                                like that.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the                volunteers and
                                                                   do you have on                  thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course? in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                      friendliness and
                                                                                helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The free pint glass More mud. I did 3-Average          Didn't matter       I do not like         In the race             Yes.           They did a great job
Sea Race, Support                           at the end of the   not see enough                     much to me other    getting held up       instructions, the                      getting teams off the
for Team in Race                            race for racers.    muddy people at                    than the            when doing the        pickup location of the                 mountain quickly
                                                                the end of the                     disappointment      cross-country by      runner should be                       with picking up
                                                                race.                              from the runner     the fast teams.       specifically stated as                 runners. It seemed
                                                                                                   and downhill        This totally kills    the grassy finish area,                like we only waited
                                                                                                   wondering what      momentum when         unless they have a                     3/4 hr as opposed to
                                                                                                   their times were.   you are so close to   car already in the                     the typical 1 1/2hrs
                                                                                                                       the end and need      parking lot. It was                    in the past. It
                                                                                                                       it.                   not clear and we told                  allowed us to see the
                                                                                                                                             our runner to meet                     canoe/road bike
                                                                                                                                             us in the parking lot                  transition.
                                                                                                                                             and we were not
                                                                                                                                             allowed in and then
                                                                                                                                             berrated by the State
                                                                                                                                             patrol for taking too
                                                                                                                                             long at the pickup
                                                                                                                                             when the runner had
                                                                                                                                             to walk all the way
                                                                                                                                             back from the
                                                                                                                                             parking lot to the
                                                                                                                                             runner finish. This
                                                                                                                                             wasn't clear or stated
                                                                                                                                             anywhere. The
                                                                                                                                             canoe exit should be
                                                                                                                                             better organized.
                                                                                                                                             The Kiwanis did not
                                                                                                                                             have a clue and the
                                                                                                                                             only way to get out
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The supportive      n/a                 5-Outstanding!     n/a               getting to the         swap the mountain Drove as efficiently       A great time, making
Sea Race                                    attitude of all the                                                          finish line to cheer   biking and running    as possible, but not   plans for next year
                                            racers- cheering as                                                          on my teammates-       legs, so that the mtn really                 already!
                                            we started and                                                               it was a traffic       biking is in the
                                            finished                                                                     nightmare!             mountains (logging
                                                                                                                                                road? it would save
                                                                                                                                                on traffic backup on
                                                                                                                                                the way down from
                                                                                                                                                the ski area!) and
                                                                                                                                                running is relatively
                                                                                                                                                flat
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                5-Outstanding!
Sea Race
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The energy and                          5-Outstanding!     Seems fine aside                         I was on the canoe
Sea Race                                    competitive                                                from the issues                          leg. At one point a
                                            nature. The                                                reported.                                canoe must have
                                            organization seems                                                                                  flipped and had to be
                                            to be getting better                                                                                rescued by a sheriff
                                            each year as well.                                                                                  boat. The boat went
                                                                                                                                                by fairly slowly but
                                                                                                                                                then immediately
                                                                                                                                                opened up the
                                                                                                                                                throttle, creating
                                                                                                                                                huge wakes that
                                                                                                                                                went to the shore,
                                                                                                                                                then bounced back
                                                                                                                                                across the river. Our
                                                                                                                                                canoe came within
                                                                                                                                                an inch of capsizing,
                                                                                                                                                and we were near a
                                                                                                                                                racing canoe that
                                                                                                                                                took on lots of water
                                                                                                                                                from this as well as
                                                                                                                                                causing everyone to
                                                                                                                                                slow down or stop
                                                                                                                                                paddling to avoid
                                                                                                                                                flipping over. This is
                                                                                                                                                extremely rude and
                                                                                                                                                even dangerous.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on  volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain    event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?    in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                         friendliness and
                                                                                   helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                my leg of the race! I heard that cross 3-Average          it seemed fine       the beer garden                              we tried to use as
Sea Race                                    as opposed to the bikes were not                          during the race;     was closed shortly                           few vehicles as
                                            waiting around... allowed but that                        obviously            after we finished                            possible; perhaps
                                                                people had them                       something didn't     the race.                                    some more details
                                                                anyway.                               work well though                                                  about road closures
                                                                                                      since there are no                                                and logistical
                                                                                                      results yet.                                                      suggestions could
                                                                                                                                                                        help the number of
                                                                                                                                                                        cars on the road.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The team spirit!       None             4                 The timing system None                     I think there should   Yes, we carpooled   None
Sea Race                                                                                              is pathetic. I am                          be an additional 25    and recycled our
                                                                                                      willing to do the                          to 50 teams.           beverage containers
                                                                                                      job for the same
                                                                                                      amount of $
                                                                                                      manually, and
                                                                                                      have the results
                                                                                                      correct and
                                                                                                      timely.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on        volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain          event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?          in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Beer in fairhaven      hm, its more          5-Outstanding!     It didn't work,      Chip timing and       Real mt bike leg (see   carpooling, racer     Good call on
Sea Race                                    after the race.        honest to call it a                      obviously. No txt    purhaps the           bellingham traverse).   from previous leg     shortening the kayak
                                                                   cyclocross                               msgs were a          realization that      Have a backup plan      drives next racer's   leg but not canceling.
                                                                   leg...which is now                       major issue. No      the mt bike has       for timing.             vehicle to finish.
                                                                   what it is. OK                           downhill times,      always been a CX
                                                                   move loosening                           very unfortunate.    leg.
                                                                   restrictions on                          Many erronious
                                                                   equipment, but                           times. Pretty bad.
                                                                   the ingle bigest                         Make sure that if
                                                                   improvement to                           there is a problem
                                                                   the whole race                           with one leg, the
                                                                   would be to have                         system can
                                                                   a real mt bike                           recover and send
                                                                   course, (ideally in                      txts for the next
                                                                   place of the                             leg.
                                                                   downhill run and
                                                                   put the run on
                                                                   flat ground).

Racer in the Ski to   4                     Community comes n/a                          5-Outstanding!     Too big! Had to   Beer garden closes Keep beer garden              Recycled all we       Love this event so
Sea Race, Support                           together                                                        strap on my upper too early.         open longer.                  could.                much. Maybe make
for Team in Race                                                                                            arm.                                                                                     shirts optional.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Seeing my friends      i did not            4                  TERRIBLE - Ski to Very disappointed         Much better parking Of course          Our team loved
Sea Race                                    compete                participate in the                      See must update with the timing             accommodations for                     competing in the
                                                                   MB course                               there timing      system.                   racers and their                       race, and look
                                                                                                           system!!!                                   support teams!                         forward to next
                                                                                                                                                       Particularly at the                    year!!
                                                                                                                                                       Kayak finish... none
                                                                                                                                                       of my teammates
                                                                                                                                                       were able to make it
                                                                                                                                                       to the finish line to
                                                                                                                                                       see us complete the
                                                                                                                                                       race :(
Racer in the Ski to   4                     road bike (my                               5-Outstanding!     better than in        hadn off of chip      continue fine-tuning we carpooled      exceptional event &
Sea Race                                    event)                                                         2011 (my first        (see previous         the transition process                 vbery well run
                                                                                                           time) but at my       question) - cost                                             considering all teh
                                                                                                           finish they did not   me over 5 minutes                                            challenges
                                                                                                           call my number so     chasing canoer
                                                                                                           our canoe guys        down which made
                                                                                                           were still at their   a big difference in
                                                                                                           canoe                 my time in road
                                                                                                                                 bike & teams
                                                                                                                                 overall time
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your      Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   2                     Canoe                                   4                  The timing chip      No snacks or        Timing system,      We always recycle
Sea Race                                                                                               system is horrible. drinks at canoe      snacks.             and we carpooled as
                                                                                                       There are much       finish.                                 much as possible.
                                                                                                       better ways to do
                                                                                                       timing that don't
                                                                                                       require people to
                                                                                                       bend down so
                                                                                                       low, which usually
                                                                                                       ends up in missed
                                                                                                       legs. At least
                                                                                                       there could be a
                                                                                                       monitor with a
                                                                                                       verification that it
                                                                                                       was scanned.
                                                                                                       Maybe, if possible,
                                                                                                       and a new system
                                                                                                       is not an option,
                                                                                                       the sensor strips
                                                                                                       could be hung
                                                                                                       vertically, like a
                                                                                                       gate. That way
                                                                                                       the people would
                                                                                                       just have to run
                                                                                                       through it and you
                                                                                                       could be sure it is
                                                                                                       picked up.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on  volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain    event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?    in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                         friendliness and
                                                                                   helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     participating and not sure I like the 5-Outstanding!      a joke other than I other than             pain carrying kayaks carpooled up to mt
Sea Race                                    seeing how much mix of cycle cross                        liked the wrist     timing...more          out of finish line...any
                                            activity it brings to and mt                              band                toilets needed at      way to move cars
                                            b'ham                 bikes...unfair                                          the top of the         closer would be idea
                                                                  equipment                                               mountain...and         especially carrying
                                                                  advantage. Going                                        should talk baker      thru the extremely
                                                                  over railroad                                           into opening up        narrow vendor aisle
                                                                  tracks is a bit                                         lodge again to stay    with all the people.
                                                                  hokey                                                   warm...especially      Hit a few people with
                                                                                                                          if it is bad weather   rudder and side of
                                                                                                                                                 kayak

Racer in the Ski to   4                     Shuttling everyone It should be called 4                  The Velcro on our    Phone texting         wool or at least     Yes, we went car      Super fun. Great for
Sea Race                                    around for our car- cross country or                      chip was shot and    update system         cotton shirts.       free.                 Bellingham.
                                            free team           cyclocross, or                        it was hard to       didn't work. Ugly
                                                                should be on a                        keep on the wrist.   plastic shirts. Hard-
                                                                mountain                                                   to-use website.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     Seeing friends and                      4                 Disaster.            The spectators at Better timing.           We always try to do
Sea Race                                    fellow competitors                                                             the end of the                             both.
                                            at the start of the                                                            canoe leg couldn't
                                            canoe leg.                                                                     see the canoers
                                                                                                                           come down the
                                                                                                                           last stretch. I have
                                                                                                                           friends that like to
                                                                                                                           watch the canoes
                                                                                                                           come in every
                                                                                                                           year.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     road bike (my                            5-Outstanding!     better than in        hadn off of chip    continue fine-tuning we carpooled        exceptional event &
Sea Race                                    event)                                                      2011 (my first        (see previous       the transition process                   vbery well run
                                                                                                        time) but at my       question) - cost                                             considering all teh
                                                                                                        finish they did not   me over 5 minutes                                            challenges
                                                                                                        call my number so     chasing canoer
                                                                                                        our canoe guys        down which made
                                                                                                        were still at their   a big difference in
                                                                                                        canoe                 my time in road
                                                                                                                              bike & teams
                                                                                                                              overall time

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                All the people         I wouldn't know, I 2                 Horrible. screwed We pay lots of      Timing, and food          Yes                More helpful,
Sea Race                                                           ran.                                 up the top end.   money and at the                                                 committed staff.
                                                                                                                          end of the race all
                                                                                                                          we get is a bagel,
                                                                                                                          Banana, and
                                                                                                                          water. That was
                                                                                                                          only for the run,
                                                                                                                          seriously provide
                                                                                                                          more for us.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Extremely well-run     I raced the road     5-Outstanding!     Fine. Would be         Somewhat           More nutrition at         Not particularly. We   Just a really smoothly-
Sea Race                                    and organized          bike course, not                        nice if folks didn't   disappointed in    transition areas --       didn't know each       run experience
                                            overall, hard to       the mountain                            have to stoop to       the lack of (free) maybe more booths?        other well before      overall. Would love
                                            believe when           bike course. That                       get their time.        nutrition at the                             the race, and          to do it again.
                                            dealing with a race    said, if you are                                               transition areas,                            planning logistics
                                            of such magnitude.     going to continue                                              but coming from a                            was not our strong
                                                                   allowing CX bikes,                                             triathlon racing                             suit.
                                                                   I'd suggest just                                               background
                                                                   calling it a CX                                                maybe my
                                                                   course, and let                                                expectations are
                                                                   people use MTB if                                              just a little off
                                                                   they want. CX                                                  kilter.
                                                                   bikers have a
                                                                   clear speed
                                                                   advantage here.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     Participating                               5-Outstanding!     Well you know,
Sea Race                                                                                                   not very
                                                                                                           dependable.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Hanging out with       none                 3-Average          Not good. But      Not really.               Better directions and Not sure about the It was a blast and I
Sea Race                                    my team. And, at                                               keep in mind I did                           logistic help for first team. But the        will definitely do it
                                            the finish just                                                the downhill, and                            timers.                 mountain people      again.
                                            knowing I did it!""                                            there was a glitch                                                   did. We had 5 in our
                                                                                                           in the system                                                        car. Support and
                                                                                                           preventing us                                                        racers.
                                                                                                           from getting our
                                                                                                           split time.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your           What comments        Rate the           What are your       Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the    do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?         the Mountain         event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                                Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to 3-Good                  Everyone else's         The large            4                  Seemed to work      I found no place to                       Yes, we used a single
Sea Race, Spectator                         excitement! It was      amounts of                              well, but I heard   hide from the sun                         vehicle to car-pool
                                            my first year, but      pavement were                           there were some     in Hovander park                          with and get each
                                            most of the             discouraging, as                        problems with       and got a decent                          teammate to their
                                            competitors and         was seeing                              how it was          sunburn waiting                           respective starting
                                            spectators seemed       people riding                           managed.            almost 4 hours                            areas sequentially.
                                            to really be into it.   road bikes with                                             after the
                                                                    drop bars and                                               Mountain Bike leg
                                                                    smooth tires. The                                           race meeting for
                                                                    lack of an actual                                           our canoeist to
                                                                    mountain makes                                              arrive. Probably
                                                                    it hard enough to                                           not much that can
                                                                    really call this a                                          be done, but next
                                                                    mountain bike                                               year I will be
                                                                    leg, but a more                                             skipping the
                                                                    prolonged,                                                  meeting for this
                                                                    technical and                                               reason.
                                                                    rough section of
                                                                    trail might keep
                                                                    the road bikers
                                                                    from being able
                                                                    to dominate on
                                                                    the pavement in
                                                                    what is supposed
                                                                    to be an offroad
                                                                    race. Most of the
                                                                    volunteers were
                                                                    great with helping
                                                                    me get my
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The Whole              n/a              5-Outstanding!     Very poor - too     Timing - this          Timing as mentioned Yes, car - pooling   Make a new,
Sea Race                                    thing!Timing was                                           many issues,        should be a no         above. Pre-screen                        updated website
                                            very poor                                                  times are not       brainer by now,        kayaks like the                          with current info,
                                                                                                       right, places are   there are many         canoes did prior to                      site is old and
                                                                                                       not right           very top level         start to ensure                          difficult
                                                                                                                           timing companies       proper equipment
                                                                                                                           available - the
                                                                                                                           screw ups, the
                                                                                                                           wrong placings
                                                                                                                           and the wrong and
                                                                                                                           missing times
                                                                                                                           should not happen
                                                                                                                           in a race of this
                                                                                                                           caliber. This is a
                                                                                                                           national class race,
                                                                                                                           have the right
                                                                                                                           timing equipment
                                                                                                                           and back ups in
                                                                                                                           place for instant
                                                                                                                           read outs

Racer in the Ski to   4                     hanging with        Don't care :o)      5-Outstanding!     Sucked All kinds    You people do a        Slap on wrist bands   yes
Sea Race                                    friends Great race! Didn't do that leg!                    of problems.        great job
                                                                Make it harder                         Would like a slap
                                                                                                       on wrist band
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        People having fun NA                    4                  Great - bummer Not really               more local providers/ Car-pooling when we
Sea Race                                    Beautiful weather                                          about the oops at                       small businesses at could
                                            on Mnt Baker Very                                          hte                                     the Fairhaven /
                                            well organized                                             downhill/running                        Marine Park race end
                                                                                                       handoff - Next                          area. Include local
                                                                                                       year having the                         massage therapists at
                                                                                                       downhill skiers                         the end of race legs!
                                                                                                       sotp farther back
                                                                                                       would be better -
                                                                                                       runners do get
                                                                                                       wet feet though
                                                                                                       which I imaigne
                                                                                                       you've heard
                                                                                                       complaints?
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        getting in the         n/a              5-Outstanding!     could use some    inpsecting the        see above            yes
Sea Race                                    canoe finally and                                          work              canoes & gear was
                                            getting downt he                                                             unorganised and
                                            river                                                                        you did not allow
                                                                                                                         enought time to
                                                                                                                         getthem all
                                                                                                                         inpsected...notthe
                                                                                                                         best setup. Next
                                                                                                                         time have the
                                                                                                                         inpsectors go to
                                                                                                                         the boaats. Don't
                                                                                                                         make us scoot the
                                                                                                                         boats to the
                                                                                                                         tables. Bad idea!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     the comraderie,        N/A              4                  it worked for me, There seemed to        Have more help at        Yes, we carpooled
Sea Race                                    the good attitude                                          XC skiing!        be alot of             finish/start of each     whereever possible
                                            of all involved                                                              confusion at the       leg, so there is less
                                                                                                                         finishes for most      confusion.
                                                                                                                         racers, not
                                                                                                                         enought help with
                                                                                                                         transision of
                                                                                                                         elec.chip.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing                 You need to find 3-Average          Not so good for                          Better Mtn Bike                                Great job this year!
Sea Race                                                           a way to make it                    those on the                             course
                                                                   more of a mtn                       mountain
                                                                   bike course
Racer in the Ski to   4                     It was not             I heard it needed 5-Outstanding!    I know for a fact Purple                 MORE toilets. The        We drank our beer     Nobody is perfect! I
Sea Race                                    raining:~) I just love better marking?                     that milliseconds shirts...really???     lines were ridiculous!   from a keg and used   think it was a very
                                            the vibe of B HAM!                                         has got away with                        People were using        nalgene bottles       good time for most
                                                                                                       too much on                              the                      with:~)               folks. I think my tips
                                                                                                       several events                           treeline/sneaking:~(                           posted here should
                                                                                                       across the nation.                       I also would extend                            be considered.
                                                                                                       AND THEY GOT                             the P.A system to
                                                                                                       PAID:~( Double ck                        further points to help
                                                                                                       your work guys!                          get info heard better
                                                                                                       Quit putting                             over crowd noise.
                                                                                                       volunteers out to
                                                                                                       set up those
                                                                                                       remote timing
                                                                                                       spots! Mac Reed
                                                                                                       got PAID:~(
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Running into fellow N/A                  5-Outstanding!     We had issues      Not really.                                  Yes
Sea Race                                    racers that I know                                          with our team
                                            and new ones that                                           times...our first
                                            I meet. The                                                 three racers did
                                            community coming                                            not receive times.
                                            out to enjoy the
                                            beautiful place that
                                            is Bellingham

Racer in the Ski to 5-Outstanding!          riding in my leg       nice to have no 5-Outstanding!
Sea Race, Volunteer                                                RR tracks, and no
                                                                   mud!
Racer in the Ski to   4                     I just like getting    I did a practice   5-Outstanding!    My cross skier and   I know the beer       perhaps               We carpooled up
Sea Race                                    together with some     run on the course                    downhill skier had   garden is a huge      improvements on the from Boise.
                                            friends and having     last year with my                    their times          attraction for        timing system, and
                                            something              teams mnt biker                      messed up but me     many, I feel left     add something for
                                            competitive we can     and speaking as a                    specifically, I      out a bit when I      those who do not like
                                            all do together.       advanced mnt                         thought it was       finish because        beer to the beer
                                            And the race is just   biker, I was                         pretty impressive.   drinking is not       garden.
                                            so large and so        disappointed that                    I could look at      really my thing,
                                            many different         the leg is even                      how fast I did my    and I am not alone
                                            legs, it makes it so   considered a mnt                     leg and even         there. It would be
                                            that everyone has      biking leg. It                       compare it to all    nice to make the
                                            something to do.       would be nice to                     the other sea        beer garden more
                                                                   add some                             kayakers to see      like a temptation
                                                                   downhill sections                    how I compared.      garden full where
                                                                   or more trail that                                        there is beer but
                                                                   would do some                                             yet other delicious
                                                                   justice to mnt                                            things to enjoy
                                                                   biking.                                                   post race.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                                                                                                    have water at the
Sea Race                                                                                                                                        end of the cross
                                                                                                                                                country ski portion.
                                                                                                                                                Also it seems stupid
                                                                                                                                                to have the cross
                                                                                                                                                country ski finish on
                                                                                                                                                the other side of the
                                                                                                                                                downhill finish.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The road bike                           5-Outstanding!     It's a complicated For me a clearer Perhaps post some
Sea Race                                    course was great                                           process but I        distinction for a   mile marker signs for
                                            and well directed                                          heard it was         transition for the the road bike so I
                                            and intersections                                          worse than in        road bike to canoe don't have to rely on
                                            policed.                                                   years past. It       portion. I was a    a computer.
                                                                                                       makes me             new rider though.
                                                                                                       question some of
                                                                                                       the times in our
                                                                                                       race.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The excellent                           5-Outstanding!     I like the wrist     Bummer with the                                             Please do not turn it
Sea Race                                    overall level of                                           band but I wisk we timming system...                                             into a two day event
                                            organization and                                           had 2011 style... it altough a very                                              (Pros and the rest of
                                            volunteers.                                                is much easier       friendly race it is                                         us). The existing
                                                                                                       when you have a very competitive,                                                format is sooo great
                                                                                                       plastic loop to      particularly with                                           and encompassing
                                                                                                       wrap it through      the personal                                                fro every body...
                                                                                                       and then fix it to times, so having                                              that's one of the
                                                                                                       the velcro. This     something wrong                                             qualities that makes
                                                                                                       year's you needed with the timming                                               this such a great
                                                                                                       assistance to        system is very                                              community event!.
                                                                                                       safely secure it.    dissapointing.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The festival at the    None-did not     4                  Clearly there were   I think the pre-     I think it's best to    I think the website      Drove as little as
Sea Race                                    finish line was        mountain bike                       some major issues    race meetings       assume not everyone      needs some serious       possible, but difficult
                                            great                                                      with it. Not sure    could be more       has."                    overhaul. It is          to coordinate
                                                                                                       what the problem     informative. This                            horribly non-intuitive   logistics with another
                                                                                                       with it was, but     was my, and my                               and a maze to sort       team to carpool. A
                                                                                                       disappointing to     team's, first time                           through. I could         bus option from
                                                                                                       say the least.       racing, and we all                           never find the same      Bellingham to Baker
                                                                                                                            heard the same                               information I found      would make this
                                                                                                                            thing at the pre-                            the previous time.       much easier. I would
                                                                                                                            race meeting - It's                          Consider simplifying     happily pay for this
                                                                                                                            like last year."                             it.PLEASE redesign.      service.
                                                                                                                            While I'm sure
                                                                                                                            sure many people
                                                                                                                            have done the
                                                                                                                            race before
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        finishing my leg --                     4                  difficult to see                         for those of us who                               the earlier start time
Sea Race                                    finally done!                                              where the                                come from out of                                  worked well. The
                                                                                                       scanners were at                         town, was difficult to                            snow conditions held
                                                                                                       the XC to DH                             connect with other                                up well.
                                                                                                       transition point                         racers
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        My leg!                                 5-Outstanding!     Heartbreaking to     The timing... but
Sea Race                                                                                               have timing issues
                                                                                                       for the downhill
                                                                                                       leg.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your          Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The festival at the    None-did not     4                  Clearly there were     I think the pre-      I think it's best to I think the website      Drove as little as
Sea Race                                    finish line was        mountain bike                       some major issues      race meetings         assume not everyone needs some serious        possible, but difficult
                                            great                                                      with it. Not sure      could be more         has."                overhaul. It is          to coordinate
                                                                                                       what the problem       informative. This                          horribly non-intuitive   logistics with another
                                                                                                       with it was, but       was my, and my                             and a maze to sort       team to carpool. A
                                                                                                       disappointing to       team's, first time                         through. I could         bus option from
                                                                                                       say the least.         racing, and we all                         never find the same      Bellingham to Baker
                                                                                                                              heard the same                             information I found      would make this
                                                                                                                              thing at the pre-                          the previous time.       much easier. I would
                                                                                                                              race meeting - It's                        Consider simplifying     happily pay for this
                                                                                                                              like last year."                           it.PLEASE redesign.      service.
                                                                                                                              While I'm sure
                                                                                                                              sure many people
                                                                                                                              have done the
                                                                                                                              race before
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Talking with other Turned into a 2nd 5-Outstanding!        Awful, results still   Timing chip           Liked that cancer
Sea Race                                    racers             road bike course,                       messed up. Got         results. Only         could just take a time
                                                               only man bikes                          no text or i info on   water available       if felt unsafe but
                                                               houd be allowed                         mtn. People while      was warm, miss        should have been
                                                                                                       waiting for my leg     getting water after   closer to 2:55 rather
                                                                                                                              canoe leg.            than 2:40...
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The finish line with I think the course 5-Outstanding!      Electronic timing     Stuck in the Mt       Shuttle us up in buses   Yes we carpooled in Great day, very well
Sea Race, Support                           the bell continues is about right                           is the way to go,     Baker parking lot     to the ski area then     two groups....but       run event and lots of
for Team in Race                            to be a favorite for level of difficulty                    but its hard to       to long! Cars were    down after the           there is still a lot of fun!
                                            me.                  and duration.                          know how/where        not allowed to        mountain events.         driving involved.
                                                                                                        to swipe in the       depart til 10:15.
                                                                                                        heat of the race.     The literature
                                                                                                        The velcro bands      indicated cars
                                                                                                        were not              would be allowed
                                                                                                        good....took to       down by 9:30 in
                                                                                                        long to transfer. A   groups.
                                                                                                        stretchy band
                                                                                                        would be better.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        enthusiasm of the      trade with the                       very poor             not having times switch running and            yes                    having the sweep
Sea Race                                    day.                   running leg!!!!                      obviously. it is      available and not mtn . bike leg                                      and starting legs
                                                                                                        very important        having photos                                                         prior to the handoff
                                                                                                        and a huge part of    posted on a board                                                     is great idea.
                                                                                                        the whole             at the finish area.
                                                                                                        experience to see
                                                                                                        how you stacked
                                                                                                        up to the
                                                                                                        competition.
                                                                                                        quickly
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        ringing the bell       n/a               4                                                              it would be great if we try to minimize
Sea Race                                                                                                                                            the automated texts cars as much as
                                                                                                                                                    worked better        possible
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Finishing.             I did the canoe     4                  Well, it didn't      Traffic control,   Less headwind, more Carpooling, light     The new 'sweeping'
Sea Race                                                           leg, but if the                        work to delineate    especially leaving current.            beer.                 policy seems like an
                                                                   course is not                          b/n the alpine       the canoe take-                                              odd way to run a
                                                                   technical, and                         skiing and leg and   out. The canoe                                               relay race.
                                                                   cyclocross bikes                       the running leg,     inspections were
                                                                   are allowed, then                      right? Seems like    also chaos.
                                                                   it's a cyclocross                      there's room for
                                                                   race and                               improvement.
                                                                   mountain bikes
                                                                   can't really
                                                                   compete.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system        which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
                      3-Good                Seeing the           None, I'm not       5-Outstanding!     It was my first      I was disappointed     This being our first      During the actual      Great job. I hope we
                                            enthusiasm and       familiar with the                      year and seemed      in the traffic jam     year, we learned a        race we carpooled      can try it again with
                                            diversity of all the 2012 course.                           to work ok for our   leaving the canoe      ton about carpooling      racers when possible   all our gained
                                            teams involved,                                             purposes (canoe      finish, caused by      and logistics to help     and spent the          knowledge after
                                            and the attempt by                                          paddlers).           mt bikers needing      our race be more          weekend at a rented    competing our first
                                            volunteers and                                                                   to race across the     efficient next time, so   house in Bellingham    year in 2012.
                                            race staff to                                                                    only road leaving      part of that              where we recycled.
                                            provide a safe, well                                                             the park. I was        improvement will
                                            managed race.                                                                    also disappointed      already naturally
                                                                                                                             by the lack of         occur. I would like to
                                                                                                                             attention given to     somehow have an
                                                                                                                             racers and teams       opportunity to view
                                                                                                                             trying to finish the   more of the race
                                                                                                                             race at Marine         while still competing,
                                                                                                                             park, and navigate     but I know that is
                                                                                                                             the traffic and        basically impossible.
                                                                                                                             spectators while       Making our skiers
                                                                                                                             carrying large sea     wake up and leave
                                                                                                                             kayaks. Surely         before 4am also
                                                                                                                             there is a way to      seemed a bit
                                                                                                                             afford racers and      unnecessary. We
                                                                                                                             teams a better         were following the
                                                                                                                             way to leave the       suggested times in
                                                                                                                             finish line than       the race packet and
                                                                                                                             dealing with the       they were huge over-
                                                                                                                             thousands of           estimations of drive
                                                                                                                             people and cars in     times.
                                                                                                                             downtown
                                                                                                                             Bellingham.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Finishing              Didn't see/race   5-Outstanding!     Apparently didn't Sitting at the road Have race results      We carpooled as     The band at the road
Sea Race                                                           this leg                             work. Handoffs    bike start for 4    catagories for         much as possible.   bike start was nice to
                                                                                                        were awkward.     hours. Competed equipment used.                                have.
                                                                                                                          against riders
                                                                                                                          using bikes that
                                                                                                                          cost >$12K-15K.
                                                                                                                          How can a
                                                                                                                          "normal" road
                                                                                                                          bike compete
                                                                                                                          against a tt bike?
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were          make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?           even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Beautiful views                         5-Outstanding!     ... would have        Downhill ski            Shuttle or Bus for       Took one car for
Sea Race                                    from the hike on                                           been nice if          course would be         transport to/from the    bike/cross
                                            mt baker. Nice to                                          downhill ski timing   much more               race for                 country/downhill/ru
                                            have the x-                                                didn't glitch         interesting if it was   skiiers/runners          n...
                                            country/downhill/r                                                               a set course up,        (bikers might be
                                            un all start from                                                                and skiers were         tough, but if it could
                                            the same spot.                                                                   allowed to get to       be figured out!!!)
                                                                                                                             the bottom by any       Also, a midway (half
                                                                                                                             marked route they       or 3/4) time swipe on
                                                                                                                             desired (as             legs could help teams
                                                                                                                             opposed to being        predict when they
                                                                                                                             limited to skate-       need to start really
                                                                                                                             skiing a cat track      paying attention for
                                                                                                                             down)... Also           the handoff to the
                                                                                                                             would have been         next leg.
                                                                                                                             nice to have some
                                                                                                                             vendors up there
                                                                                                                             selling
                                                                                                                             coffee/muffins/gat
                                                                                                                             orade/beer for
                                                                                                                             before or after the
                                                                                                                             race.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain           event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?           in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                                friendliness and
                                                                                          helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     I was a participant    I did not              5-Outstanding!     I thought it was a   There was food        Maybe do early           We carpooled with        If the timing is going
Sea Race                                    in the road bike leg   participate in the                        good idea but that   and water for the     release earlier and      the cross country        to be an issue and
                                            and REALLY             mountain bike                             it was not well      runners when they     ensure that all racers   skier, downhill skier,   teams will not be
                                            appreciated the        course, but my                            executed. For        completed their       are done before          runner and road          welcomed that are
                                            live band Pole Cat.    teammate said                             example, my time     leg and I really      taking off. Our team     biker to the top of      slower or who
                                            It was a nice          that she didn't                           for the road bike    would have            has a lot of N/A's for   the mountain.            received early
                                            distraction while      really like it being                      was not horrible     appreciated that      time because once                                 release, perhaps you
                                            we waited.             on the road so                            but because I did    after the road bike   we arrived, thanks to                             should consider two
                                                                   much.                                     early release at     leg which was long    early release, no one                             different events, one
                                                                                                             10:30, everything    and tiring!           was there to scan the                             for professionals and
                                                                                                             was torn down in                           time chip or help us                              one for recreational
                                                                                                             Everson by the                             to the finish line.                               teams who won't be
                                                                                                             time I got there.                                                                            done very quickly.
                                                                                                             The finish line
                                                                                                             wasn't even
                                                                                                             clearly marked
                                                                                                             because everyone
                                                                                                             was packing up to
                                                                                                             leave already! It
                                                                                                             was very
                                                                                                             anticlimactic.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The volunteers did None.                5-Outstanding!     I don't know what Waiting to race!          Work on the timing a Yes. The whole idea
Sea Race                                    a FANTASTIC job!                                           happened to our                             little more.         of S2S required
                                            They were so                                               skier's time but                                                 carpooling and once
                                            friendly and                                               the timing for the                                               it was figured out, it
                                            extremely helpful. I                                       most part was                                                    was stress-free!
                                            feel the                                                   alright.. there
                                            coordinators made                                          seemed to be a
                                            very good decisions                                        few glitches in the
                                            on cutting down                                            system.
                                            the routes for
                                            kayaking and
                                            mountain biking.
                                            They really saved
                                            many people from
                                            capsizing! All the
                                            loading/unloading/
                                            parking went
                                            pretty smooth too!
                                            The logistics and
                                            fluidity of the race
                                            were well done.


Racer in the Ski to   4                     Trying a new sport,                     5-Outstanding!     There were lots of    Safety was a                                                        Fun race.
Sea Race                                    and cheering on                                            problems with it.     problem at both of
                                            teammates.                                                 It was hard to tell   the ski finishes.
                                                                                                       how my team was       The xc-ski finish
                                                                                                       doing.                was small and
                                                                                                                             hard to avoid
                                                                                                                             hitting other
                                                                                                                             skiiers.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to 4                       The race is always a N/A                5-Outstanding!     Obviously the        Since the race         Keep up the good       Yes we tried to co- Thanks to all the
Sea Race, Spectator                         great time. The                                            timing problem on    started earlier the    work in general, but ordinate to limit the organizers and
                                            celebrations at the                                        the mountain was     canoe pre-race         ensuring that the      number of cars.     volunteers.
                                            finish line were                                           a disaster. It       meeting should         timing system is
                                            also a highlite.                                           seems as though      have been held         working on all legs is
                                                                                                       there was little     earlier. In fact it    important.
                                                                                                       testing or backup    started late
                                                                                                       in place which       meaning that
                                                                                                       seems                bikers were almost
                                                                                                       unacceptable. At     arriving thus it was
                                                                                                       least the            not possible to get
                                                                                                       mountain error       a proper warm up
                                                                                                       was                  done on the river.
                                                                                                       acknowledged.
                                                                                                       There was clearly
                                                                                                       an error reading
                                                                                                       the start times of
                                                                                                       the first 10-15
                                                                                                       canoe teams that
                                                                                                       hasn't been
                                                                                                       mentioned. If one
                                                                                                       looks at the start
                                                                                                       times for those
                                                                                                       teams you can see
                                                                                                       they are clearly
                                                                                                       made up (almost
                                                                                                       all are on a full
                                                                                                       minute) and for
                                                                                                       many of those
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Loved the music at     I heard from my   5-Outstanding!     Wish the app and   Bummed that our       More of a heads up Always!             Please update the
Sea Race                                    the bike station!      mountain biker                       text messaging     full team couldn't    for when our racers                    results for
                                            Also general           that there was                       system had         make it to the        are getting there. My                  recreational women!
                                            friendliness of        poor signage of                      worked!            finish line in time   canoers didn't know I                  The top three listed
                                            everyone involved.     where to go.                                            for our kayaker to    was coming in on my                    finishers had early
                                                                                                                           finish (canoe         road bike because                      release kayakers and
                                                                                                                           parking lot was       the announcers                         their results do not
                                                                                                                           crazy - no parking    missed my number                       reflect their true
                                                                                                                           in fairhaven for      until I had crossed                    times. Teams 40, 34,
                                                                                                                           them).                the finish line. Maybe                 500 should have the
                                                                                                                                                 a trash can near the                   top three times!
                                                                                                                                                 start of each leg so
                                                                                                                                                 you can throw away
                                                                                                                                                 a wrapper/banana
                                                                                                                                                 peel last minute? and
                                                                                                                                                 please please please
                                                                                                                                                 make the website
                                                                                                                                                 more user
                                                                                                                                                 friendly/informative.
                                                                                                                                                 And, of course,
                                                                                                                                                 timing chip system
                                                                                                                                                 difficulties are a
                                                                                                                                                 bummer :)
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The people!            More of a            4                  Seemed to work    Sound needs           Work on sound         Yes.             First time in the
Sea Race                                                           cyclocross course.                      well overall.     improvement.          improvement, speed                     event and we had a
                                                                                                                             Couple of the         up canoe inspections,                  terrific time. I've
                                                                                                                             volunteers            better directions at                   worked with
                                                                                                                             seemed to have        exchanges. Canoe                       planning large
                                                                                                                             some trouble          takeoff was a bit                      competitor events
                                                                                                                             speaking directly     chaotic and nothing                    and fully appreciate
                                                                                                                             into the mike         was well marked for                    the level of effort it
                                                                                                                             which made            locations of                           takes to coordinate
                                                                                                                             hearing difficult.    inspections, group                     something of this
                                                                                                                                                   meeting, etc.                          scale. Thank you for
                                                                                                                                                                                          all your hard work!
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The crowds. The        Didn't see most      5-Outstanding!     As a downhill skier   Just the timing       Would it be possible       My road cyclist and I
Sea Race                                    fans, supporters       of it but I always                      and a naturally       thing. Oh and the     to make the first          biked up from
                                            and racers I met       feel a little bad                       competitive           call out of           transition more like       Seattle the day
                                            were all great fun.    for those guys.                         fellow, I was         incoming racers at    the canoe to               before instead of
                                                                   Sort of seems like                      pretty frustrated,    the end of the x-     mountain bike              driving.
                                                                   the sloppy                              but so it goes.       country leg but       transition? Where
                                                                   leftovers of all                        Since the times       that may have         there's the big
                                                                   the other legs. Of                      had to be self        been my fault. My     waiting area but
                                                                   course,                                 reported and          runner and I didn't   bikes can't be
                                                                   something has to                        there are some        hear our team         brought up to the
                                                                   connect the                             strange anomalies     announced so our      actual hand off lane
                                                                   canoe to the                            in some times         x-country skier       until your team has
                                                                   kayak.                                  (team 250's dh        was waiting for 15-   been announced as
                                                                                                           skier started in      30 seconds at the     coming in. The first
                                                                                                           12th, ran an          transition. I         transition is a bit of a
                                                                                                           amazing time but      finished just 6       mess and that
                                                                                                           finished in 461st     seconds shy of my     canoe/mtn bike one
                                                                                                           then their runner     personal record.      is much much
                                                                                                           won it all back?),    15 seconds was        smoother.
                                                                                                           it's hard to know     more than enough
                                                                                                           how I did relative    of a difference.
                                                                                                           to the field this
                                                                                                           year. Oh well.
                                                                                                           These things
                                                                                                           happen.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             4                  It sucked,            The mile markers      Fix the mile markers                   I love all of the port-a-
Sea Race                                                                                               obviously. I do       on the running leg    on the run leg.                        potties. Usually
                                                                                                       appreciate the        are wildly                                                   events like this are
                                                                                                       effort involved to    incorrect. My                                                way short on
                                                                                                       fix up the skiing     splits were: 4:46,                                           bathrooms, but you
                                                                                                       and running           3:40, 5:58, 4:50,                                            do great.
                                                                                                       results.              6:49, 5:06, 5:22,
                                                                                                                             7:25. The second
                                                                                                                             and fifth mile
                                                                                                                             markers, at least,
                                                                                                                             are significantly
                                                                                                                             off.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Waiting for the        None             5-Outstanding!     Disappointing.        Timing results        See above, a better    yes
Sea Race                                    hand off. And                                              Each person had       were no recorded      timing chip system.
                                            watching the                                               to remember to        for many people.
                                            kayakers finish.                                           bend low over the
                                                                                                       timing area to
                                                                                                       read the chip. this
                                                                                                       threw people off
                                                                                                       balance. You
                                                                                                       need a chip reader
                                                                                                       with better
                                                                                                       proximity. One
                                                                                                       that will read
                                                                                                       presence of chip
                                                                                                       without person
                                                                                                       having to take
                                                                                                       action.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             5-Outstanding!     The timing errors                           A backup / manual
Sea Race                                                                                               on the downhill                             timing system in case
                                                                                                       finish are                                  the electronic system
                                                                                                       acceptable. There                           fails.
                                                                                                       needs to be a
                                                                                                       backup plan in
                                                                                                       place in case of
                                                                                                       errors like this.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Racing under        None                5-Outstanding!     Well, it obviously                                                  Not really.
Sea Race                                    beautiful mt baker!                                        wasn't very
                                                                                                       effective for the
                                                                                                       downhill skier but
                                                                                                       otherwise was
                                                                                                       fine.
Support for Team in 4                       Watching the hand      I think you could 5-Outstanding!    Didn't seem to       Not really. We         If the app worked       We coordinated 4
Race                                        offs. I always try     make it a                           work well on the     have been racing       better it would be      teams this year. It
                                            and make as many       cyclocross course.                  mountain. I wish     for over 10yrs now     nice. I like it when    was crazy to
                                            as I can.              It might be fun to                  the app worked a     and we love it. It     the bibs were color     organize but we did
                                                                   have it shorter                     little better.       is a big event and     coded so you knew       it. Almost every car
                                                                   but with barriers.                                       there is something     who was in your         was full.
                                                                                                                            bound to not work      division.
                                                                                                                            right. I can't
                                                                                                                            believe you pull it
                                                                                                                            off year after year.

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                       I am a novice and 5-Outstanding!    fine                                        free water for the
Sea Race                                                           I did it-so thanks.                                                             racers. Not everyone
                                                                                                                                                   brings money when
                                                                                                                                                   they race.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your       Was there any          What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Participating                           4                  it seemed to not Lotta traffic but         more user friendly     carpooled a bit   the downhill to run
Sea Race                                                                                               work very well      that can't really be   timing (waist height                     transition was a bit
                                                                                                       and the necessity helped.                  gates or something)                      chaotic, with runners
                                                                                                       for participants to                        and streamlined                          coming onto and off
                                                                                                       "get low" and                              transition areas.                        of the snow both
                                                                                                       having two gates                                                                    directions to meet
                                                                                                       at some changes                                                                     skiers/snowboarders
                                                                                                       and only one at                                                                     who were also
                                                                                                       others added                                                                        moving. Saw a few
                                                                                                       unnecessary                                                                         minor scuffs and one
                                                                                                       complication to                                                                     major accident due
                                                                                                       transitions.                                                                        to incoming
                                                                                                                                                                                           downhillers having to
                                                                                                                                                                                           avoid runners
                                                                                                                                                                                           coming the other
                                                                                                                                                                                           direction to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                           their downhiller.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Perhaps some kind of
                                                                                                                                                                                           parallel lane system
                                                                                                                                                                                           so everyone's going
                                                                                                                                                                                           in the same
                                                                                                                                                                                           direction?
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the     do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?          the Mountain        event organizers   timing system         which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                                 Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing my road           It would be nice if 5-Outstanding!     Terrible.             Timing problems.       Fix timing problem!    Yes.                    Awesome band at
Sea Race                                    bike leg                 it was an actual                       Frustrating. Too      Exiting Hovander       Switch the MTB and                             the road bike staging
                                                                     MTB course.                            bad it was the        Park after the         Run legs. Figure out                           area! Thanks for the
                                                                     When are we                            lead story for this   canoe leg - we         how to get cell                                free Ski to Sea pint
                                                                     going to finally                       year's race.          need volunteers or     service (even                                  glass!
                                                                     stop talking about                                           sheriff or police to   temporary) at the
                                                                     switching the run                                            get the traffic out    Shuksan DOT shed.
                                                                     and MTB legs,                                                of the parking area
                                                                     and make it                                                  itself faster.
                                                                     happen?

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Team party after                            5-Outstanding!                                                   Getting the kayaks to Lots of team driving -
Sea Race                                    the race. For us it is                                                                                       cars has always been we used only 2
                                            not a race, it is a                                                                                          awkward. Don't have vehicles.
                                            process...lots of                                                                                            any suggestions, but
                                            fun.                                                                                                         something to ponder
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                the contest and     did not               5-Outstanding!     don't know        YES. Extremely       Just told you above.     We carpooled. WE Change the finish line
Sea Race                                    organization on Mt. participate this                                           disappointed with Alter the ending -          rode our bikes to the set up!!!
                                            Baker Ski area      year but last year                                         the finish line set switch up the             finish line. We
                                                                it felt more like a                                        up. Felt like it was location to Zuanich or   always recycle.
                                                                road course.                                               set up as a party Broadway - don't            Though, the
                                                                Allowing for                                               scene instead of a involve the                fairhaven scene
                                                                comp bikes this                                            finish line. Too     beergarden at the        looked like a big car
                                                                year made it                                               crowded to           finish line! Poor        lot!
                                                                harder yet for                                             enjoyed! There       choice and poor
                                                                average athlete                                            needs to be some taste!
                                                                to compete.                                                serious
                                                                                                                           consideration
                                                                                                                           made in how to
                                                                                                                           alter the finish
                                                                                                                           area so that it is
                                                                                                                           more inviting for
                                                                                                                           participants. It
                                                                                                                           takes forever to
                                                                                                                           get there for
                                                                                                                           fellow teammates -
                                                                                                                           overcrowded and
                                                                                                                           poorly organized.
                                                                                                                           Biggest cluster
                                                                                                                           ($*&# of all times.
                                                                                                                           Not one person on
                                                                                                                           my team had
                                                                                                                           something good to
                                                                                                                           say about the
                                                                                                                           Fairhaven finish.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Road Bike course       Switch with the    4                  Didnt work as       The start to the    Better mtb course     no
Sea Race                                    and finishline         run and move it                       planned. A better   road bike was
                                            festivities            to the mtn.                           system should be    conjested. There
                                                                   Looked like a                         implemented.        should be no tall
                                                                   second road bike                                          obstuctions
                                                                   race. Get a work                                          looking down the
                                                                   team togeather                                            couse towards the
                                                                   to build a trail                                          incoming runner.
                                                                   using the                                                 The entrance area
                                                                   WHIMPS.                                                   became conjested
                                                                                                                             and people had to
                                                                                                                             carry bike over the
                                                                                                                             crowd to get in the
                                                                                                                             2 small entrances.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        team dynamics;         I did not do it, but 5-Outstanding!     It works when it    1) I do not think     1)Start the rec teams Yes.             We were
Sea Race                                    getting to know        feedback was                            works, but          that the runners      earlier and an hour                    disqualified, but we
                                            other racers;          that the course                         sometimes it does   on slow teams         before the                             still had fun.
                                            POLECAT at the         was not                                 not work. I         were given            competitive teams?
                                            DOT!! The band         challenging and                         appreciated the     enough time to do     It could be done by re-
                                            was terrific, what     too oriented                            hand-written        their leg. 2) Some    configuring the cross-
                                            an awesome idea        toward the                              number boards.      of the exchange       country ski course--
                                            that was and very      cyclocross crowd.                                           areas seemd to be     usually there is
                                            much appreciated.                                                                  more disorganized     plenty of terrain to
                                                                                                                               this year. There      play with. 2) I have
                                                                                                                               was no                always felt that the
                                                                                                                               discernable finish    running leg needs to
                                                                                                                               line at the road      be elsewhere. Their
                                                                                                                               bike/canoe            knees take a
                                                                                                                               handoff for           pounding!
                                                                                                                               example. I flew
                                                                                                                               right by it, as did
                                                                                                                               many other
                                                                                                                               cyclists. There
                                                                                                                               needs to be some
                                                                                                                               sort of clearly
                                                                                                                               delineated finish
                                                                                                                               line on the
                                                                                                                               pavement. 3)
                                                                                                                               other exchange
                                                                                                                               areas--kayak and
                                                                                                                               canoe/mtn. bike--
                                                                                                                               seemed to be
                                                                                                                               operating
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing                 I was not a        5-Outstanding!     It seemed overly Waiting for hours      somehow find a way only took one car.   It was a lot of fun!
Sea Race                                                           mountain biker.                       annoying. Lots of on end is pretty      to not make
                                                                   The roadbike                          handoffs were     rough.                everyone wait so
                                                                   course was fine.                      bobbled because                         long.
                                                                                                         of the low swipe.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        As I did the canoe                        4                  good                                    I have heard others
Sea Race                                    leg, I didn't get to                                                                                 suggesting that the
                                            see much of                                                                                          running and
                                            anything else.                                                                                       mountain biking
                                            Enjoyed all the                                                                                      sections somehow
                                            people watching                                                                                      getting switched so
                                            prior to getting on                                                                                  the moutain biking
                                            the river.                                                                                           could happen in the
                                                                                                                                                 mountain and
                                                                                                                                                 runners aren't
                                                                                                                                                 running downhill the
                                                                                                                                                 whole time
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                the sportsmanship did not see the       4                  What else can one    The canoe checks       Figure out the texts Yes, always recycle     This is a great race.
Sea Race                                    of our team and all course                                 say- horrible!       were done very         or get rid of the       and coordinate car   Would hate to see it
                                            the others around                                          what other race in   poorly and created     option. Find a timing pooling.               lose steam by all
                                            us, no matter what                                         the world do         a huge mess on         system that WORKS.                           these timing hiccups.
                                            division or                                                people compete       Sunday AM. Why         Provide some kind of                         This MUST get
                                            standings you are                                          and not have a       not do the checks      water at the end of                          figured out.
                                            in                                                         clue how they did    on Sat. when           each leg, and what
                                                                                                       for days. Go back    people drop them       about local
                                                                                                       to manual if you     off early, then just   companies donating
                                                                                                       must. Or find an     look for life          food, ie: bread, fruit?
                                                                                                       outfit that does     vests/whistles as      Do the canoe checks
                                                                                                       trials and is SURE   in years past?         when they are
                                                                                                       IT WILL WORK!!       Also, I love the       dropped off on
                                                                                                                            concept of less        Saturday. Re-
                                                                                                                            waste, but not         consider early release
                                                                                                                            having cold water      at each leg if that is
                                                                                                                            available at the       what cause a big
                                                                                                                            end of an over 2       problem.
                                                                                                                            hour race was
                                                                                                                            brutal. What
                                                                                                                            about a lg. keg and
                                                                                                                            cups with garbage
                                                                                                                            right next to it for
                                                                                                                            racers when then
                                                                                                                            finish? Also,
                                                                                                                            signed up for texts
                                                                                                                            upon completion
                                                                                                                            of legs, never got a
                                                                                                                            one this year. This
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                weather,               why MTB? I did       4                  Not good. The        yes, what was      automate the               yes, carpooling       Seems as the event is
Sea Race                                    competition, and       road bike. It was                       idea of sensors is   advertised as non- scanning, detection,                             too big for you to
                                            crowds                 great but the                           full automation.     residual glue on   announcements, ....                              handle. Do not solve
                                                                   finish line fiasco                      racers should be     bike helmets left                                                   it with the number of
                                                                   with calling                            scanned few          huge mess on                                                        volunteers but with
                                                                   wrong number                            minutes before       mine. Either don't                                                  good logistics
                                                                   was not good.                           the finish line      say it's non-
                                                                   Lost 2 minutes                          arrival and          residual" or make
                                                                   there. Next time I                      properly             it non-residual."
                                                                   am placing my                           announced.
                                                                   guys in charge of                       proximity sensors
                                                                   it                                      should be longer
                                                                                                           distance
Support for Team in 4                                                                   5-Outstanding!     Good the timing      I couldn't get the    Move the kayak leg      My team spent more
Race, Volunteer                                                                                            system works well    race course map       to an earlier time to   time in travel than
                                                                                                                                printed in a size     help with the water     most.
                                                                                                                                that I could read     conditions
                                                                                                                                well
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Camping with my        It was more        4                    There seemed to      My partner wasn't     Get the timing to     We carpooled where Keep it up, its a great
Sea Race                                    group                  technical this                          be a lot of bugs,    there to take my      update closer to real we could.          time.
                                                                   year, enough to                         times were not       chip. The timing      time, have a
                                                                   make me                                 posted on the        issues were a         redundant system.
                                                                   consider getting a                      phone app.           problem.
                                                                   bike with rear
                                                                   shocks. Most of
                                                                   the course was
                                                                   well marked.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        General team spirit Good. Not           5-Outstanding!     It's simple during   The delay on          More off road for the   Drive less - Yes, but
Sea Race                                    and excitement      genuine MTB, but                       the race, but        results and Top       MTB course, but         mainly for reasons of
                                            around town.        if you got very                        faster results       Gun awards. This      avoid getting too       logistics. Recycle -
                                                                technical it                           would be good.       would be              technical.              Always
                                                                wouldn't suit the                                           awesome at the
                                                                range of riders                                             finish line
                                                                doing it.                                                   celebration
                                                                Minimized road
                                                                sections would be
                                                                great.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     the weather and     Make it tougher 5-Outstanding!         don't use a system   too much xc ski                               yep
Sea Race                                    view of Shuksan                                            that requires        traffic and crashes
                                                                                                       remembering to       in the beginning
                                                                                                       dip your arm         (esp the second
                                                                                                                            lap)- dangerous. I
                                                                                                                            drew blood
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     As a runner, the     n/a                5-Outstanding!     I found that the    see above            How about each          We were recruited      Awesome event -
Sea Race                                    crowd and the                                              downhill-to-run                          person's bib has a      less then 24 hours     thank you to all
                                            atmosphere on the                                          transition was                           timer, then some sort   before the race - no   volunteers for your
                                            mountain were                                              difficult, because                       of 'baton' or other     time to plan! We did   time and effort.
                                            excellent! Beautiful                                       the timing                               chip to pass person-    carpool as much as     Thanks to the
                                            place to hang out                                          mat/line/area was                        to-person?              possible.              organizers for
                                            and then run.                                              in the snowy area.                                                                      putting together a
                                                                                                       It was narrow,                                                                          massive undertaking
                                                                                                       crowded, full of                                                                        with so few glitches. I
                                                                                                       aimlessly                                                                               know it's a challenge.
                                                                                                       wandering
                                                                                                       downhillers. I
                                                                                                       suggest having it a
                                                                                                       few steps onto the
                                                                                                       pavement. That
                                                                                                       way I (the runner)
                                                                                                       will pass it
                                                                                                       regardless of
                                                                                                       where/how the
                                                                                                       handoff happens.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Being part of such a I really enjoyed     4                  Issues were       Not really.           It would be cool if the We carpooled.
Sea Race                                    big event.           the more                                encountered. I                          mountain biking part
                                                                 technical                               know that our                           was actually on a
                                                                 sections, for                           downhill                                mountain.
                                                                 example the                             snowboarder and
                                                                 wooden bridges                          runner's times
                                                                 after the airport.                      weren't recorded,
                                                                                                         which was a
                                                                                                         bummer and I
                                                                                                         hope it doesn't
                                                                                                         happen again next
                                                                                                         year.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the    do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in     we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?         the Mountain         event organizers   timing system         which you were          make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                                Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?           even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                socializing and         from my              3-Average          there were quite a    For some reason         not make the x-          recycle, sure,           better signage
Sea Race                                    friendly                understandings                          few malfunctions      race organizers         country ski and dh ski   driveless definately     directing vehicle
                                            competition. Great      the mtb course is                       on the timing, and    STOPED calling out      legs cross eachother.    not. We had to drive     traffic. Better signage
                                            venue, lots of          fairly buff and                         times poster for      racer numbers           The slower persons/      a lot more because       on the mtb course,
                                            laughs. Still had a     clean, made easy                        individual legs       after the first 30%     teams should not         there was minimal        our mtn biker easily
                                            lot of fun, but there   for a cyclocross                        were inaccurate, if   of people passed        have to slow down/       raceday signage          got lost more than
                                            were many               bike to power                           not missed all        by on the cross         stop to let other        directing traffic from   once due to
                                            complaints which i      through. This in                        together. The         country race. This      teams by                 one leg to another.      insufficient signage.
                                            didnt expect to         my opinion would                        timing system is      is unfair for slower                             resulting in vehicles    Sherrifs could be
                                            have considering        not be a mtb                            old and outdated      racers who still                                 easily getting lost      more friendly and
                                            this race has been      course. A mtb                           it seemed. Having     deserve the same                                                          not so blunt and
                                            going on for many       course would                            to bend down to       attention as the                                                          forceful in their
                                            years, i thought all    favour a mtn bike                       cross the timing      fast racers. Having                                                       tones controlling the
                                            of the hic-cups"        and would make                          point seemed          the x-country and                                                         crowds, everyone is
                                            would have been         it impractical for                      awkward and           DH ski legs pass                                                          here to have fun, a
                                            ironed out."            a cyclocross bike.                      seemed as though      eachother in 2                                                            friendly fun tone is
                                                                                                            it did not            places is very                                                            always more
                                                                                                            guarentee a           dangerous and                                                             welcomed than a
                                                                                                            proper swipe""        race organizers/                                                          blunt and forceful
                                                                                                                                  volunteers were                                                           tone. A relaxation on
                                                                                                                                  unprepared to                                                             the canoe
                                                                                                                                  safely direct traffic                                                     specifications, our
                                                                                                                                                                                                            canoe got DQ'd
                                                                                                                                                                                                            because it was 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                            short. Meanwhile
                                                                                                                                                                                                            another team who
                                                                                                                                                                                                            had an insufficiently
                                                                                                                                                                                                            long canoe was able
                                                                                                                                                                                                            to "talk" their way
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     handing off the        The run and the    4                  I love the chip   My time was not       Keep the road closed We always recycle
Sea Race                                    wristband, team        mtn bike course                       timing.           recorded due to       longer so cyclists do and car pool.
                                            BBQ after              are the two weak                                        employee error.       not have cars making
                                                                   points of this                                          The safety of road    dangerous passes.
                                                                   race. I                                                 cyclists after the    Make the end of the
                                                                   unfortunately do                                        cars are released.    run and mountain
                                                                   not have a                                                                    more of a party
                                                                   solution.                                                                     atmosphere so
                                                                                                                                                 people will not mind
                                                                                                                                                 the extended wait.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     Community              Not challenging 5-Outstanding!        Not good. Lots of Timing.               Consistent, accurate Yes. Carpooled with
Sea Race                                    involvement.           enough. Put the                       disappointed                            timing.              other teams to start
                                                                   train tracks and                      racers.                                                      and rode bikes to
                                                                   airport singletrack                                                                                and from finish area.
                                                                   back in or change
                                                                   the name to
                                                                   "cyclocross leg."
                                                                   Course was in
                                                                   great condition
                                                                   and very well-
                                                                   cleared. Thank
                                                                   you to all the
                                                                   volunteers!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        xcross: my leg!        none. Our racer     5-Outstanding!     It was not clear      scross hand off       Keep tweaking car     Yes: we did the     liked the text results,
Sea Race                                                           said he liked it.                      the location of the   was terrible.         traffic off hill, use whole course with   but they did not
                                                                                                          xcross end timing     could not hear the    lanes, flags and push two cars.           appear until 3pm.
                                                                                                          station, we just      number, traffic       traffic through.                          the organization was
                                                                                                          tucked on in.         was jammed up. A                                                awesome.
                                                                                                          Others looked         mess. Too bad the
                                                                                                          confused. Paint       battery died at
                                                                                                          the snow or flag it   end of ski leg. The
                                                                                                          well.                 car traffic down
                                                                                                                                the mountain was
                                                                                                                                no better.


Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Participating with a                       5-Outstanding!     No idea.              We were told we       Larger, more detailed No, not possible.
Sea Race                                    team in the race.                                                                   would be allowed      drawings of each
                                                                                                                                down the              course.
                                                                                                                                mountain at 9:30
                                                                                                                                am, but that didn't
                                                                                                                                happen until after
                                                                                                                                10 am.
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Racing, and the        n/a                 4                  I did the alpine      Didn't receive a      Race was pretty good n
Sea Race                                    street fair                                                   leg, and didn't       time for my leg of    overall, but would be
                                                                                                          receive a time.       the race, Alpine.     neat to have some
                                                                                                          Wasn't happy with                           entertainment up at
                                                                                                          that.                                       the ski area while
                                                                                                                                                      waiting for the
                                                                                                                                                      runners to get down
                                                                                                                                                      the hill and the road
                                                                                                                                                      to open.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Completing it and                       4                  Would be nice not    The launch area     Make the rope for       Yes - carpooled
Sea Race                                    celebrating with                                           to have to stoop     for the kayaks.     the finish line bell a
                                            my team.                                                   to swipe the         The race needs      bit longer for us short
                                                                                                       timing chip.         more volunteers     kayakers to reach!
                                                                                                                            ready and able to   Get the
                                                                                                                            help people carry   photographer from
                                                                                                                            their kayaks down   Seattle to Portland
                                                                                                                            to the launch.      (STP) to do the
                                                                                                                            However, the        photos. Their photo
                                                                                                                            volunteers on the   site is easier to find
                                                                                                                            launch dock were    team or individuals'
                                                                                                                            terrific.           photos by race
                                                                                                                                                number.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Finishing, actually                     5-Outstanding!     Did not like the     The guy managing Maybe keep the                               As always a
Sea Race                                    the entire                                                 early start. A bit   the Kayak Corral at kayak leg close to                        wonderful
                                            experience                                                 congested early      the finish line.    shore and longer                          experience, and
                                                                                                       starters as I was                        than the shortened                        proud it's in
                                                                                                       taking my hand-                          course. More                              Whatcom County
                                                                                                       off. You don't                           predictable, and less
                                                                                                       really know how                          contingent on the
                                                                                                       you finished,                            weather
                                                                                                       when you finish.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The                  Please let racers  4                  great except for The timing flaw.        Get out a list of rules yes             Great job! Loved the
Sea Race, Support                           encouragement/an know what kids of                         that one flaw that                       and regulations                         level of organization.
for Team in Race                            ticipation!!         bikes they are                        caused everything                        wwwaaaayyyyy in
                                                                 going to be able                      to go crazy!!!!!                         advance!!!! Also I
                                                                 to use for 2013                                                                think Starting the
                                                                 etc.. now, so                                                                  canoe leg walk-
                                                                 racers can                                                                     through sooner
                                                                 buy/practice with                                                              would help people be
                                                                 that bike far in                                                               more prepared for
                                                                 advance.                                                                       their handoff!!
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Generally well-      Our mt biker was 4                    Timing system     I thought it was       More support on the Several carpools.   Overall, well
Sea Race                                    organized, liked the waiting for far too                   seemed fine,      rude that the          road bike leg - many                    organized and was
                                            course               long. Granted, we                     despite the       announcer              cyclists with flats                     surprised at how
                                                                 were running long                     obvious issues.   stopped                walking. Better                         easy it was to find
                                                                 on time, but the                                        announcing             announcing system                       parking at each of
                                                                 early required                                          incoming teams         for the handoff                         the legs. Thanks!
                                                                 time for hearing                                        when he decided        between the xc and
                                                                 the informational                                       to do the awards.      downhill ski section,
                                                                 speech ended up                                         Even the final         flexible arrivals for
                                                                 with him waiting                                        teams worked just      hearing the
                                                                 for 4+ hours                                            as hard to get over    information delivery
                                                                                                                         the finish line with   at the beginning of
                                                                                                                         none of the            the race -
                                                                                                                         bravado.               recreational
                                                                                                                                                participants shouldn't
                                                                                                                                                need to show up at
                                                                                                                                                racer times.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on  volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain    event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?    in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                         friendliness and
                                                                                   helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                seeing old friends, bouncing along in 4                   ARRRRRRGGH!!!!!     timing system         live GPS tracking like tough when the   yes, but the timing
Sea Race                                    meeting new ones the mowed grass                          how do I pass       obviously, not        they do with kids in rules seem to be   system messed up
                                                                was not great, I                      everyone, not get   knowing when the      ski lessons at         conflicting "    the plans, we didn't
                                                                thought some of                       passed and still    canoe is showing      Whistler. better                        know where people
                                                                the parking lot                       loose places        up, traffic           consistancy, the final                  were, and the cell
                                                                sections were                         overall?            management in         race packet was                         phone coverage is
                                                                pretty creative                                           Fairhaven             different than the                      really rough
                                                                given the goal of                                                               one e-mailed out
                                                                getting between
                                                                the two parks. 3
                                                                of us were
                                                                waiting for an
                                                                announcement of
                                                                our canoe and
                                                                didnt get it, this
                                                                could use more
                                                                improvement

Racer in the Ski to   4                     Riding the MT. Bike Weird and maybe 5-Outstanding!        IT was great.       The MTB course a More trail on the  We carpooled and a Had a blast.
Sea Race                                    course!             too complicated.                                          little.          MTB course, maybe few members
                                                                Technically                                                                out towards Lummi. camped out on the
                                                                interesting,                                                                                  hill the night before.
                                                                aesthetically not
                                                                so good, too
                                                                much road, but
                                                                still fun.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The overall joyful, none- I was a XC    4                  It seemed to          nope.
Sea Race                                    non-competitive     skier                                  work.
                                            vibe. I loved how
                                            many people were
                                            enjoying the race,
                                            the weather, the
                                            beer, etc.
Racer in the Ski to 4                       racing              no                  4                  not great             the timing mess       timing                    no
Sea Race, Volunteer                                                                                                          up

Racer in the Ski to   4                     The new                                 5-Outstanding!     It was frustrating    Most of it was        The possibility of a      Carpooled to all legs, A wonderful event
Sea Race                                    announcing system                                          how many legs         great. The timing     rain shelter for the      though we've been that puts Bellingham
                                            for runners coming                                         were inaccurate       issues were           bike start would be       doing this every       in a great spotlight.
                                            to the bike start                                          or missing.           irritating. Also,     nice, in case it rains.   year.
                                            was SPECTACULAR.                                           Perhaps a             unlike some           I've never been to
                                            Far more accurate                                          different RFID        people, I did not     one that had rained
                                            than in years past.                                        system that is        appreciate the        though...
                                            Arrival into Everson                                       more                  loud music at the
                                            was better than in                                         accommodating of      DOT station for
                                            the past, too, with                                        the position of the   the bike start. I
                                            better separation                                          chip would work       would have
                                            from car traffic.                                          better. The           preferred to sleep
                                                                                                       Seattle Cyclocross    a bit, but it was
                                                                                                       series uses a         too loud.
                                                                                                       system that could
                                                                                                       be looked into.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                5-Outstanding!                                                 Cut out drafting on       Yes
Sea Race                                                                                                                                           the road bike leg
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in     we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system        which you were          make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?           even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        That it was a          Not sure. It       5-Outstanding!     It's a total         The photography.        New photographers. I don't think so.   The race is fantastic,
Sea Race                                    gorgeous day at all    sounded a lot                         bummer the           This year the road      Sports                                 it's just unfortunate
                                            stages. Made           faster than last                      Downhill Ski to      bike photo area         photographers.                         that the official"
                                            biking down the        year, which is                        Run transition       was on a long           People who can                         photos are
                                            mountain that          nice, but not as                      battery died. It'd   straight. I was         capture the motion                     outclassed by
                                            much more              challenging a                         be nice if there     hauling at about        and effort of the                      amateur photos on
                                            pleasant.              mountain bike                         were redundant       23 mph. The             scene instead of just                  the Herald."
                                                                   course.                               systems to           photo doesn't           a flat still photo of a
                                                                                                         prevent that from    portray ANY of          person.
                                                                                                         happening.           that. And 50
                                                                                                                              dollars for a digital
                                                                                                                              photo is ridiculous.

Racer in the Ski to   4                                                               4
Sea Race
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on        volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in     we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain          event organizers   timing system        which you were          make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?          in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?           even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Getting to             Didn't race MTN       5-Outstanding!     Issues with          Getting off the         Get off the mountain    Nope. And idling    Nope, great event!
Sea Race                                    compete!               bike, raced                              Downhill/run         mountain. Start of      before my canoeist is   down the hill for 8 look forward to
                                                                   downhill skiing.                         timing, which        the downhill is         nearly finished would   miles probably made doing it again
                                                                   The starting                             everyone is aware    always too              be nice. Only was       it worse
                                                                   point, as always,                        of. Wrist band was   clustered and           able to see the kayak
                                                                   was highly                               good though and      close to the            come in despite the
                                                                   clustered witht he                       easier to            xcountry course.        drive to everson and
                                                                   Xcountry start.                          transition than      End of the              ferndale
                                                                   Still need to break                      what I used two      downsill is still too
                                                                   these two apart                          years ago.           clustered
                                                                   by a few dozen
                                                                   more yards. The
                                                                   handoff to the
                                                                   runner was also
                                                                   slightly
                                                                   problematic in
                                                                   that it
                                                                   bottlenecked too
                                                                   much with no exit
                                                                   and spectators a
                                                                   bit to close at
                                                                   some of the
                                                                   speeds the
                                                                   downhillers were
                                                                   coming in at.
                                                                   Course itself was
                                                                   well marked and
                                                                   worked well!
                                                                   Getting off the
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain       event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The part I                                4                                                            All staff and
Sea Race                                    participated in:                                                                                       volunteers should be
                                            cross-country                                                                                          informed of how
                                            skiing, I don't have                                                                                   injuries are handled
                                            a basis for                                                                                            and where injured
                                            comparison with                                                                                        racers are taken for
                                            other legs.                                                                                            treatment. There
                                                                                                                                                   were volunteer staff
                                                                                                                                                   that didn't know this.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     Getting the hand-      None - I didn't see 4                 I didn't have any   This was my first     Kayakers need better Yes, some people on     There were major
Sea Race                                    off from my            it.                                   issues with the     time racing. Kayak    access for their       our team carpooled.   traffic jams in the
                                            mountain bike                                                timing of the       racer parking was     vehicles at the finish                       neighborhood
                                            teammate and                                                 kayak leg. The      not as organized      line. This would help                        around Marine Park.
                                            starting the kayak                                           timing wristband    as I expected.        the kayak holding                            Some police traffic
                                            leg.                                                         also seemed more    Getting my car to     area to clear out                            direction would help
                                                                                                         bulky than          a good spot to        faster too.                                  to clear those streets
                                                                                                         necessary.          load up my kayak                                                   faster, especially for
                                                                                                                             at the end was                                                     kayakers who need
                                                                                                                             also a huge hassle.                                                to get their vehicles
                                                                                                                                                                                                to load up their
                                                                                                                                                                                                boats.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     THE EXCITEMENT NEEDS TO BE        5-Outstanding!             make the timing     keeping bikes out run to the flats and nothing more than           keep it up, it was a
Sea Race                                    OF THE RACE          MORE                                    mats higher,        of the start area mountain bike to the normal                      blast!
                                            ITSELF - ROAD BIKE - MOUNTAIN AND                            easier to swipe     until their number mountain
                                            AND THE BAND, IT LESS ROAD                                                       was called
                                            WAS GREAT!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system       which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                All of it!             Did not race the    5-Outstanding!     Turn your           I will likely not
Sea Race                                                           course, but heard                      batteries off the   have an accurate
                                                                   varied feedback                        night before the    time for my leg,
                                                                   about the                              race!               due to an injury
                                                                   equipment                                                  during the handoff
                                                                   regulations                                                to me and the
                                                                   allowing cross                                             malfunction of the
                                                                   bikes.                                                     downhill ski finish.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Bonding with team,     I did not ride it    4                  Thats obvious, it    1. Obviously the      1. Obviously do not      Always trying to        Overall, of course, it
Sea Race                                    and JUST               but my teammate                         did not work, so     timing system         let timing glitches      optimize the driving    really is an excellent
                                            FINISHING MY           found that it did                       we're all pretty     glitches. 2. NO       happen again. 2.         between legs, this is   race. Just always
                                            LEG!!!                 not iniclude as                         down on it.          water at all          Provide some basic       definately a            need to make some
                                                                   much challenging                        Obviously this is    provided at the       racer support, like      challenge to do         adjustments and
                                                                   terrain as she had                      totally              end of the canoe      finish line hydration    effeciently,            don't let things slide
                                                                   hoped.                                  unacceptable and     leg. Are you          for the paddlers. If     especially when         that have been done
                                                                                                           it clouds the        kidding me? 2.5       someone had the          shuttling equipment.    well in the past.
                                                                                                           entire view of the   hrs of intense        brillint idea                                    Seemed like a few
                                                                                                           race. Yes, racers    physical activity     eliminating water                                things slipped this
                                                                                                           care. No, the        and there is          would make                                       year and my overall
                                                                                                           exact time and       nothing at the        everything more                                  experience was not
                                                                                                           place is not         finish line? 3. The   green and reduce                                 as positive as last
                                                                                                           everything to        canoe start is        waste, forget it, this                           year...
                                                                                                           most, but the        problematic when      is a medical/safety
                                                                                                           timing DOES          a lot of boats hit    issue and just
                                                                                                           MATTER.              the water at the      eliminating water is
                                                                                                                                same time. The        not the way to do it,
                                                                                                                                park is a great       especially whithout
                                                                                                                                staging area, but     providing some
                                                                                                                                the actual launch     advanced warning
                                                                                                                                area is a             there would be
                                                                                                                                nightmare for such    nothing available. 3.
                                                                                                                                a race, its too       Figure out a better
                                                                                                                                small and             way to launch a pack
                                                                                                                                confining. 4. We      of canoes at the
                                                                                                                                did not get clear     same time, and
                                                                                                                                instructions on       PLEASE instruct
                                                                                                                                what to expect for    canoe racers on
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain   event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?   in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                        friendliness and
                                                                                  helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Festive atmosphere none - did not see 5-Outstanding!     complicated,      the description of                            car pools.         considering the
Sea Race                                    and general good it.                                     espeically having the XC course was                                                massive #'s of
                                            will amongst racers                                      to remember to misleading.                                                         participants,
                                            and volunteers.                                          lean down to less                                                                  volunteers, and
                                                                                                     than knee level.                                                                   vehicles, i was
                                                                                                                                                                                        amazed at how
                                                                                                                                                                                        smoothly things
                                                                                                                                                                                        went.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Canoe leg!             None.            5-Outstanding!   Seems like a good     Timing chips.         Timing chips.       yes!
Sea Race                                                                                             system, but did
                                                                                                     not register all of
                                                                                                     our team's times.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Hanging with team N/A                   5-Outstanding!   Considering the       No part of the race                       carpooled
Sea Race                                    members and                                              cost to enter a       except for the
                                            family                                                   team and the          timing issues.
                                                                                                     number of events
                                                                                                     that are hosted by
                                                                                                     the parent
                                                                                                     company you
                                                                                                     would think that
                                                                                                     you could get your
                                                                                                     shit together. Dis
                                                                                                     appointed!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Team camaraderie, Didn't do the         5-Outstanding!     Besides the fact    Organization of      As far as the rest of No
Sea Race                                    great weather,    mountain bike.                           that it didn't work the ski/run          the race is
                                            unique event.                                              at the Ski/Run      exchange.            concerned, I wanted
                                                                                                       exchange?                                to give my feedback
                                                                                                                                                about the ski to run
                                                                                                                                                exchange. I've done
                                                                                                                                                the run leg 4 times,
                                                                                                                                                and I've been Top
                                                                                                                                                Gun once and in the
                                                                                                                                                top five all four
                                                                                                                                                times. I was more
                                                                                                                                                than a little
                                                                                                                                                frustrated at the
                                                                                                                                                disorganization of
                                                                                                                                                that exchange, and I
                                                                                                                                                can't remember the
                                                                                                                                                exchange ever being
                                                                                                                                                the same two years
                                                                                                                                                in a row. It is
                                                                                                                                                different every year,
                                                                                                                                                some worse than
                                                                                                                                                others. I'm not
                                                                                                                                                talking about the
                                                                                                                                                timing mat
                                                                                                                                                malfunction. I can
                                                                                                                                                forgive that. It's no
                                                                                                                                                easy task to set all
                                                                                                                                                that up. But the
                                                                                                                                                general layout was
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                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Kayak leg wasn't                        3-Average          Seemed to work    A couple of the       Make logistics        Carpooling.            The actual racing
Sea Race                                    canceled!                                                  fine.             volunteers            clearer: more signs                          part was super fun!
                                                                                                                         directing parking     for drivers, design                          On the whole it
                                                                                                                         at the mountain       handoff areas to be                          seemed well-
                                                                                                                         bike section were     more obvious,                                organized,
                                                                                                                         not very helpful,     provide directions to                        considering how
                                                                                                                         and didn't answer     the different staging                        much was required
                                                                                                                         when I asked what     areas.                                       to organize the
                                                                                                                         I should do to just                                                whole thing. Still,
                                                                                                                         drop the biker off                                                 especially for people
                                                                                                                         rather than park.                                                  who haven't raced
                                                                                                                         Some kind of                                                       before, there were
                                                                                                                         answer would                                                       lots of opportunities
                                                                                                                         have been nice. In                                                 for confusion around
                                                                                                                         general, it seems                                                  dropoffs and pickups.
                                                                                                                         like some
                                                                                                                         volunteers either
                                                                                                                         didn't know what
                                                                                                                         was going on, or
                                                                                                                         were rude. But
                                                                                                                         there were also a
                                                                                                                         lot of excellent
                                                                                                                         volunteers.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                                   did not work on                         make the start time   yes, but forgot to     Cutting off slow
Sea Race                                                                                               the mountain                            later for the         trade keys and sadly   teams allows traffic
                                                                                                                                               mountain legs         ended up driving       to get off the
                                                                                                                                                                     more.                  mountain. It worked
                                                                                                                                                                                            well with runners
                                                                                                                                                                                            and it should be
                                                                                                                                                                                            applied to the road
                                                                                                                                                                                            bikes next year.
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many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
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                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     I enjoyed the well Was there any        5-Outstanding!     I was not a part of   I was one of the 10 ???                   We car pooled and Nice Job
Sea Race                                    coordinated effort mountains                               previous races, so    runners that got                          we ALWAYS recycle.
                                            of the community involved?                                 I have no prior       picked up by the
                                            to put together                                            knowledge of how      sweeper van. I
                                            such a great event.                                        it worked before.     didn't like that one
                                                                                                       However, I think it   bit. If you are
                                                                                                       would work well if    going to stay with
                                                                                                       some of the           the early release,
                                                                                                       sensors weren't       perhaps give the
                                                                                                       busted.               early release
                                                                                                                             racers enough
                                                                                                                             time to actually
                                                                                                                             finish the running
                                                                                                                             leg. Perhaps let
                                                                                                                             the last 30 runners
                                                                                                                             go at 9:20 and
                                                                                                                             then the sweeper
                                                                                                                             van can still come
                                                                                                                             off the mountain
                                                                                                                             at 10:30, that
                                                                                                                             would provide
                                                                                                                             more time to
                                                                                                                             finish the race.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                5-Outstanding!                           no
Sea Race
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                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Community-             I liked it; I think   5-Outstanding!     Well, it seemed     I didn't like the     Get times out to       I recycled like I     No, thanks for all the
Sea Race                                    minded                 the railroad track                       more problematic    rush to finish; it    people quicker, add    always do. I think    volunteers and
                                            competition            component was a                          than last year,     seemed insulting      more on the mtn bike   there were more       coordinators!
                                                                   lot of fun in                            especially in the   to recreational       leg, and don't sweep   carpooling efforts.
                                                                   previous races,                          snow and at the     competitors and       runners off the
                                                                   too. Add it back                         mtn bike/kayak      only served to get    course.
                                                                   in!                                      spot.               people down to
                                                                                                                                the beer garden,
                                                                                                                                which was not a
                                                                                                                                priority for me.
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                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Cheering on our                         5-Outstanding!     I am frustrated. I Yes, the timing       Triple check the      Yes, multiple legs in
Sea Race                                    team mates!                                                did the running      chips.              timing equipment.     one car.
                                                                                                       leg and I will never                     Have back up parts if
                                                                                                       know my official                         something goes
                                                                                                       time. I feel if we                       wrong. Place a large
                                                                                                       are paying to                            clock at the
                                                                                                       participate in the                       beginning and end of
                                                                                                       race that all of the                     each leg.
                                                                                                       timing equipment
                                                                                                       should have been
                                                                                                       triple checked.
                                                                                                       There had been
                                                                                                       issues the last few
                                                                                                       years with the text
                                                                                                       messaging and I
                                                                                                       feel that the
                                                                                                       whole timing thing
                                                                                                       is getting worse. I
                                                                                                       think there should
                                                                                                       be a large digital
                                                                                                       clock at the
                                                                                                       beginning and end
                                                                                                       of each leg so that
                                                                                                       each racer can
                                                                                                       look and see what
                                                                                                       time they start
                                                                                                       and what time
                                                                                                       they finish. That
                                                                                                       way if the timing
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                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Running,              Didn't see it, but I 4                  Well it didn't work   Traffic down the      Make the running         We did half of our
Sea Race                                    camaraderie, biking heard it was a                            for the downhill-     mountain? Could       course shorter every     process car-free. Of
                                            my team's canoe tour of Ferndale                              run transition        we have shuttle       year so that I seem to   course we also
                                            trailer to the canoe- parking lots. It                        which was             buses or              be getting faster.       recycled where we
                                            mtnbike transition didn't sound that                          frustrating. When     something?                                     could.
                                                                  appealing to me.                        you rely on
                                                                                                          technology like
                                                                                                          that there's
                                                                                                          always the
                                                                                                          possibility that it
                                                                                                          will break down
                                                                                                          and you'll lose all
                                                                                                          of your times like
                                                                                                          that.
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many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                              2                  It would be nice to   Safety boats
Sea Race                                                                                                not have to get       shouldn't be
                                                                                                        the chip down so      gunning it by
                                                                                                        low.                  canoeists, putting
                                                                                                                              off ~1 foot swells,
                                                                                                                              especially when
                                                                                                                              they are not on
                                                                                                                              their way to
                                                                                                                              rescuing someone.
                                                                                                                              This is not safe.
                                                                                                                              My partner and I
                                                                                                                              were somewhat
                                                                                                                              freaked out when
                                                                                                                              we were sprinting
                                                                                                                              to the finish, and a
                                                                                                                              motor boat speeds
                                                                                                                              by, putting off a
                                                                                                                              large wake, then
                                                                                                                              the boat just turns
                                                                                                                              around and sits
                                                                                                                              there to watch us
                                                                                                                              finish. These
                                                                                                                              people need to be
                                                                                                                              replaced.


Support for Team in 5-Outstanding!          500 boats great        did not look at   5-Outstanding!     some glitches         none                   more school teams   of cause           great effort keep it
Race                                        poeople                                                                                                                                         going
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                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Actually canoeing      We didn't do the 5-Outstanding!      I think it will be   On the website it       organize the boat
Sea Race                                    down the river!        mountain bike                        great once the       was suggested to        inspections and have
                                                                   course so I don't                    kinks are figured    come down to the        them on Saturday
                                                                   know :)                              out. I had to        river on Saturday       too.
                                                                                                        swipped several      to get your boat
                                                                                                        times before I ran   inspected. Didn't
                                                                                                        to the river and     happen until
                                                                                                        even then the        Sunday and the
                                                                                                        person operating     lines to get boats
                                                                                                        the system wasn't    inspected had no
                                                                                                        sure if my swipe     order. We were
                                                                                                        went through.        criss-crossing lines.
                                                                                                                             Not very
                                                                                                                             organized.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Winning                not my leg       5-Outstanding!      Put the timing on    Short kayak course      Put the timing on two No
Sea Race                                                                                                two tables at        due to inclement        tables at waist height
                                                                                                        waist height         weather. If the         parallel to the "run-
                                                                                                        parallel to the      conditions were         through" at the start
                                                                                                        "run-through" at     that bad that           of the kayak leg to
                                                                                                        the start of the     racers couldn't         avoid stooping
                                                                                                        kayak leg to avoid   safely race, what
                                                                                                        stooping             difference does a
                                                                                                                             short course make
                                                                                                                             over a long one?
                                                                                                                             They are still out
                                                                                                                             in poor conditions.
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                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     the atmosphere.        it is not very        5-Outstanding!     good.               none                  not sure yet        yes
Sea Race                                    fun times              good. but fast and
                                                                   fun but it is not a
                                                                   lot of mt. biking

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The organization of Not long enough 5-Outstanding!              It was great       The timing up at
Sea Race                                    the logistics was                                               except for it did  the top of the
                                            flawless and my                                                 not register my    mountain and also
                                            part of the race                                                time on the run    the crowd at the
                                            was awesome.                                                    from the downhill  end of the race.
                                                                                                            ski                The beer garden
                                                                                                                               was out of beer, it
                                                                                                                               would have been
                                                                                                                               nice to have things
                                                                                                                               stay open late so
                                                                                                                               that teams that
                                                                                                                               came in early
                                                                                                                               evening could
                                                                                                                               partake in the
                                                                                                                               festivities at the
                                                                                                                               end.
Racer in the Ski to   1-Needs much          Being done with it N/A                       1-Get new people The bracelet chip Timing                 find someone else     no                  Volunteers were
Sea Race, Support     improvement                                                        in these positions is great, the fact                     who knows what                            awesome but it
for Team in Race,                                                                                           that it did not                        they are doing to set                     seems the organizers
Spectator                                                                                                   work is horrible,                      up the timing, maybe                      have no clue what
                                                                                                            not only that, the                     someone with some                         they are doing.
                                                                                                            timing has been                        experience timing
                                                                                                            screwed up 3                           stage races.
                                                                                                            years in a row.
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                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        racing                                  5-Outstanding!     I liked the early   cutting short the timing results. also I   yes
Sea Race                                                                                               release process.    kayak course. it    never got texted.
                                                                                                                           has always been
                                                                                                                           windy. it's part of
                                                                                                                           the race.
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many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                I love the                              3-Average          I think it could   I signed up to get    I was disappointed in      We used as few cars Love this race very
Sea Race                                    excitement the                                             have been          texts for each legs   the lack of help on        as possible and     much.
                                            whole race brings                                          improved.          time but I only got   the river. I saw 2         brought our own
                                            and how much                                                                  the first text and    safety boats the           water bottles etc.
                                            everyone is                                                                   then never got any    whole 14 miles we
                                            pumped about it.                                                              more. My canoe        had made down the
                                                                                                                          flipped at one of     river and both were
                                                                                                                          the sections on       anchored off at very
                                                                                                                          the river they had    flat and not very
                                                                                                                          talked about, lots    dangerous spots
                                                                                                                          of people were        where people were
                                                                                                                          struggling on that    likely to flip. No one
                                                                                                                          portion. Anyways      at the end was very
                                                                                                                          my friend and I       helpful in trying to
                                                                                                                          held onto the side    talk to search and
                                                                                                                          of the bank telling   rescue about our
                                                                                                                          passing canoers to    canoe, I don't know if
                                                                                                                          call for a safety     they even told them.
                                                                                                                          boat to grab our      We called multiple
                                                                                                                          canoe and us so       people about our
                                                                                                                          we could continue     canoe and are still
                                                                                                                          (over 15 canoers      having troubles
                                                                                                                          who said they         locating it. I just feel
                                                                                                                          would) we             like there should
                                                                                                                          eventually had to     have been more
                                                                                                                          pull ourselves up     safety boats, and
                                                                                                                          the bank after half   more help in locating
                                                                                                                          an hour of no         our boats etc. when
                                                                                                                          safety boat and       there are 500 canoes
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                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Spectators of the      N/A              5-Outstanding!     A few glitches, but No                                        We carpooled
Sea Race                                    road bike leg.                                             overall pretty                                                wherever we could
                                                                                                       good
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The chaotic, crazy,                     4                  OK, couldn't                                                  carpooled
Sea Race                                    and fun cross                                              locate where chip
                                            country ski race                                           was timed at end
                                            coupled with the                                           of course but it
                                            beautiful mountain                                         worked
                                            setting
Racer in the Ski to   4                     the friends and the Thank you for       5-Outstanding!     The timing system
Sea Race                                    atmosphere. Great taking out the                           didn't seem to
                                            locations too.      railroad tracks.                       work very well...

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The range of racers                     5-Outstanding!     Would have been Timing!                                       Yes                 Nice job on safety.
Sea Race                                    participating.                                             nice if it worked.
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many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Community,          None                4                  Terrible.         I raced the canoe      Have safety boats       We carpooled as      Favorite day of the
Sea Race                                    competition, safety                                                          leg. There were        travel at slower        much as possible.    year.
                                                                                                                         two instances          speeds, use different   We recycled and
                                                                                                                         when the Sheriff       boats that have         composted all of our
                                                                                                                         boat zoomed past       smaller wakes. Only     waste during post
                                                                                                                         us on the river.       have safety boats       race parties.
                                                                                                                         They were driving      driving on the river
                                                                                                                         at excessive           when there is a
                                                                                                                         speeds, creating a     reported emergency,
                                                                                                                         huge wake that         do not allow them to
                                                                                                                         was hazardous to       patrol.
                                                                                                                         paddlers. I know
                                                                                                                         of at least one
                                                                                                                         instance where a
                                                                                                                         boat was dumped
                                                                                                                         because of these
                                                                                                                         'safety' boats. This
                                                                                                                         seems
                                                                                                                         counterproductive
                                                                                                                         .
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many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Being able to          None.            3-Average          My canoe partner   I thought I read      Canoe check in          We carpooled to the Can't wait until next
Sea Race                                    canoe.                                                     had to swipe 3     that the canoes, if   process needs to be     race locations         year to do it again.
                                                                                                       times before it    dropped off the       improved. Not sure      instead of two cars.
                                                                                                       read. Needs        night before          about the timing, but   We picked up a
                                                                                                       improvement.       would be              something needs to      floating bottle out of
                                                                                                                          inspected. This       be improved.            the river to recycle.
                                                                                                                          was not the case
                                                                                                                          and the inspection
                                                                                                                          organization and
                                                                                                                          process was too
                                                                                                                          much chaos.
                                                                                                                          Needs
                                                                                                                          improvement.

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Being able to          None.            3-Average          My canoe partner   I thought I read      Canoe check in          We carpooled to the Can't wait until next
Sea Race                                    canoe.                                                     had to swipe 3     that the canoes, if   process needs to be     race locations         year to do it again.
                                                                                                       times before it    dropped off the       improved. Not sure      instead of two cars.
                                                                                                       read. Needs        night before          about the timing, but   We picked up a
                                                                                                       improvement.       would be              something needs to      floating bottle out of
                                                                                                                          inspected. This       be improved.            the river to recycle.
                                                                                                                          was not the case
                                                                                                                          and the inspection
                                                                                                                          organization and
                                                                                                                          process was too
                                                                                                                          much chaos.
                                                                                                                          Needs
                                                                                                                          improvement.
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many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?           even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The great spirit and   Shorter than I   5-Outstanding!     I had no problems, No!                        Just make sure you         Yes, logistical          A great event!
Sea Race                                    also dedication of     expected, but                       it was fine.                                  keep doing it!             streamlining of the
                                            volunteers to make     nice addition of                                                                                             transport to/from
                                            it all happen.         technical                                                                                                    starts/finishes
                                                                   elements I didn't                                                                                            helped.
                                                                   experience in
                                                                   2007.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Being up the           none              5-Outstanding!    well it broke for     it was dangerous        I really wish we could     yes- we biked down
Sea Race                                    mountain early in                                          the ski/run part so   having the cars         figure out a way to        to the finish line and
                                            the morning--the                                           I guess I'm not       leave the               limit the car traffic up   carpooled as much
                                            whole thing was a                                          hapy about that       mountain when           to Baker- perhaps          as we could
                                            great experince                                                                  the bikers were         having a place where
                                                                                                                             still on course. I      people could sign up
                                                                                                                             felt bad for the        for carpools?
                                                                                                                             bikers- I would         Couldn't we use
                                                                                                                             have been ticked        school buses or
                                                                                                                             off if that had         something to
                                                                                                                             been me and             decrease number of
                                                                                                                             hundreds of cars        cars? I'd pay extra for
                                                                                                                             were passing me.        a ride from a central
                                                                                                                             Those bikers were       park and ride area
                                                                                                                             limited to riding
                                                                                                                             single file- not able
                                                                                                                             to really race.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments        Rate the           What are your        Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The volunteers--      I didn't ride the     5-Outstanding!     It worked fine for   I've done the race    Maybe update the         Not really, but we   Great job! Thanks
Sea Race                                    everyone we           mountain bike                            the XC leg. The      5 times now, and I    website quicker on       carpooled and used for all your hard
                                            encountered was course, but as a                               chip band was a      don't think I have    race day as events       the minimum          work.
                                            helpful and friendly- past                                     bit loose for my     ever been able to     are concluding--links    number of vehicles
                                            -thank you! The XC runner/competito                            skinny wrists, and   hear what's said at   to results & photos      necessary to get
                                            course was well       r, I would be                            I almost lost the    the pre-race          on the front page,       around. Some of us
                                            groomed and well eager to run                                  chip while taking    meeting because       maybe a brief press      took the shuttle
                                            marked--great job. again if the                                off my gloves        the crowds are big    release announcing a     from WWU to
                                            The XC race was       running course                           (someone noticed     on the mountain       successful day of        Fairhaven, which
                                            fun! I would ski it was similar to the                         I had dropped the    and the sound         racing and               was fantastic. Thank
                                            again. The shuttle current mountain                            chip, and kindly     from the              results/photos           you for that.
                                            system from WWU bike course. But                               handed it back to    announcer doesn't     forthcoming. The
                                            was great, so         really, it's pretty                      me). Do all timing   always carry well.    information on the
                                            relaxing, easy, and great as-is, and I                         systems require      I can usually find    website about the XC
                                            we didn't have to really like                                  participants to      out the critical      ski course maybe
                                            wait long for the     competing as a                           pass the chip low    information from      could have been
                                            bus. Oh, the          XC skier.                                to the ground to     other people who      updated (if possible).
                                            weather was pretty                                             record a time? I     could hear ok. The    I was gearing up for
                                            amazing, too. Oh,                                              completely forgot    text alerts were      the new alternate
                                            and the logistical                                             about that when I    really fun--I was     course, then read a
                                            tips for the race                                              came across the      disappointed          Herald article
                                            legs were very                                                 finish line.         when we didn't        indicating the course
                                            helpful.                                                                            get alerts for our    had reverted back to
                                                                                                                                mountain biker        the orginal course. I
                                                                                                                                and kayaker. Also,    checked the S2S
                                                                                                                                maybe consider a      website hoping to
                                                                                                                                first-in, first-out   see any updates, but
                                                                                                                                parking setup on      didn't see anything
                                                                                                                                the mountain.         posted.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments     Rate the           What are your        Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Doing my leg.          none              4                  Obviously                                  Handoffs for x-        We car-pooled to
Sea Race                                                                                                dissappointed that                         country to downhill    the extent feasible.
                                                                                                        the end of the DH                          was dangerous.
                                                                                                        ski leg                                    Better to have it
                                                                                                        malfunctioned.                             occur in a flat area
                                                                                                                                                   rather than a
                                                                                                                                                   downhill slope.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Finishing              I don't know, I   5-Outstanding!     It sucked. You       Timing.               Get a better           Yes, I took a taxi
Sea Race                                                           raced the canoe                      better ask for a                           company to run the     home after drinking
                                                                   leg.                                 refund!!!                                  timers!                copious amounts of
                                                                                                                                                                          alcohol after the
                                                                                                                                                                          race.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments        Rate the           What are your        Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The volunteers--      I didn't ride the     5-Outstanding!     It worked fine for   I've done the race    Maybe update the         Not really, but we   Great job! Thanks
Sea Race                                    everyone we           mountain bike                            the XC leg. The      5 times now, and I    website quicker on       carpooled and used for all your hard
                                            encountered was course, but as a                               chip band was a      don't think I have    race day as events       the minimum          work.
                                            helpful and friendly- past                                     bit loose for my     ever been able to     are concluding--links    number of vehicles
                                            -thank you! The XC runner/competito                            skinny wrists, and   hear what's said at   to results & photos      necessary to get
                                            course was well       r, I would be                            I almost lost the    the pre-race          on the front page,       around. Some of us
                                            groomed and well eager to run                                  chip while taking    meeting because       maybe a brief press      took the shuttle
                                            marked--great job. again if the                                off my gloves        the crowds are big    release announcing a     from WWU to
                                            The XC race was       running course                           (someone noticed     on the mountain       successful day of        Fairhaven, which
                                            fun! I would ski it was similar to the                         I had dropped the    and the sound         racing and               was fantastic. Thank
                                            again. The shuttle current mountain                            chip, and kindly     from the              results/photos           you for that.
                                            system from WWU bike course. But                               handed it back to    announcer doesn't     forthcoming. The
                                            was great, so         really, it's pretty                      me). Do all timing   always carry well.    information on the
                                            relaxing, easy, and great as-is, and I                         systems require      I can usually find    website about the XC
                                            we didn't have to really like                                  participants to      out the critical      ski course maybe
                                            wait long for the     competing as a                           pass the chip low    information from      could have been
                                            bus. Oh, the          XC skier.                                to the ground to     other people who      updated (if possible).
                                            weather was pretty                                             record a time? I     could hear ok. The    I was gearing up for
                                            amazing, too. Oh,                                              completely forgot    text alerts were      the new alternate
                                            and the logistical                                             about that when I    really fun--I was     course, then read a
                                            tips for the race                                              came across the      disappointed          Herald article
                                            legs were very                                                 finish line.         when we didn't        indicating the course
                                            helpful.                                                                            get alerts for our    had reverted back to
                                                                                                                                mountain biker        the orginal course. I
                                                                                                                                and kayaker. Also,    checked the S2S
                                                                                                                                maybe consider a      website hoping to
                                                                                                                                first-in, first-out   see any updates, but
                                                                                                                                parking setup on      didn't see anything
                                                                                                                                the mountain.         posted.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your           What comments     Rate the           What are your        Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the    do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?         the Mountain      event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                                Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The efficiency of                         4                  The timing        The road bike to         In addition to the       Yes, we reduced the
Sea Race                                    the                                                          problems with the canoe transition         comments above,          number of cars we
                                            mountain/run/bike                                            downhill and      needs serious            there needs to be        used this year (from
                                            portions was                                                 running legs were attention. As it is      better traffic control   4 to 3)
                                            amazing this year.                                           a bummer!         now, it's                around the festival.
                                                                                                                           extremely                More officers
                                                                                                                           dangerous.               directing the flow.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The feeling of          N/A - did not      5-Outstanding!    It seemed good to None!                    Nothing                  We carpooled
Sea Race                                    kicking it all off at   participate or get                   me - I don't know                                                   (mostly out of
                                            the XC ski leg!         to watch                             how problems got                                                    necessity though)
                                                                                                         introduced but it
                                                                                                         was no problem
                                                                                                         for me.

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                I competed in the       It should not     4                  Good except for      Not being able to high or low water             that warrant a long Traffic logistics.
Sea Race                                    canoe portion so it     cross the exit of                    the issue up on      use my 14'6 canoe                              canoe any longer
                                            is easy to say this     the canoe parking                    the mountain.        was a frustration.                             than 12-13'."
                                            was my favorite         area. We missed                      Luckily our runner   It caused me to
                                            part.                   our team finish                      had a gps watch      rent a longer
                                                                    because it took                      with her time.       canoe. In my
                                                                    almost 2 hours to                    With this we were    opinion there are
                                                                    leave the parking                    able to determine    no sections on the
                                                                    area and we were                     our teams            river
                                                                    the 236th canoe                      downhill split.
                                                                    to come in.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your      Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The new van pick                        5-Outstanding!     not great. i did   My first time doing   At the XC to DH ski       We had our whole
Sea Race                                    up of the super                                            the DH ski leg.    the DH ski leg.       handoff, the guy with     mtn group in one
                                            slow runners. very                                                            Kinda thought         the radio/PA needs        car. I'm not sure
                                            nice.                                                                         there'd be            to point it at the DH     what the rest of the
                                                                                                                          downhill skiing in    skiers the whole time     team did. cool?
                                                                                                                          the leg. The cat      and stop flirting with
                                                                                                                          track is just too     the girls 1/3 his age.
                                                                                                                          basic. Open up        Several times we
                                                                                                                          the big slope and     couldn't hear the
                                                                                                                          see who can           incoming XC numbers
                                                                                                                          straighline the       because he was
                                                                                                                          moguls. :)            pointing it straight up
                                                                                                                                                in the air while he
                                                                                                                                                was distracted. (i do
                                                                                                                                                appreciate that he's a
                                                                                                                                                volunteer)

Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             4                  it didn't work                                                                            I liked the early
Sea Race                                                                                                                                                                                         release for the kyack
                                                                                                                                                                                                 portion.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system        which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                I competed in the      It should not       4                  Good except for      Not being able to high or low water         that warrant a long Traffic logistics.
Sea Race                                    canoe portion so it    cross the exit of                      the issue up on      use my 14'6 canoe                          canoe any longer
                                            is easy to say this    the canoe parking                      the mountain.        was a frustration.                         than 12-13'."
                                            was my favorite        area. We missed                        Luckily our runner   It caused me to
                                            part.                  our team finish                        had a gps watch      rent a longer
                                                                   because it took                        with her time.       canoe. In my
                                                                   almost 2 hours to                      With this we were    opinion there are
                                                                   leave the parking                      able to determine    no sections on the
                                                                   area and we were                       our teams            river
                                                                   the 236th canoe                        downhill split.
                                                                   to come in.


Racer in the Ski to   4                     I just love the        No                  4                  It was great for     The new                Organize the canoe Just carpool to the
Sea Race                                    combination of                                                the RB-CA-MB         inspection system      inspection better and mtn.
                                            competition and                                               section...           for canoes was         make it more of a
                                            fun!                                                                               disorganized, I saw    "real" inspection...
                                                                                                                               several people
                                                                                                                               walk their canoes
                                                                                                                               right past it and
                                                                                                                               the inspectors let
                                                                                                                               a canoe past that
                                                                                                                               was too long for
                                                                                                                               the Rec Div. It also
                                                                                                                               made the staging
                                                                                                                               area very crowded
                                                                                                                               as everyone as
                                                                                                                               funneled to one
                                                                                                                               side of it.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Canoe                  WAYYYY too          5-Outstanding!     I still don't have   You should offer      More difficult DH ski yes              I really liked the
Sea Race                                                           techincally easy,                      my DH ski time       different options     and mtb courses.                       attitude of the race
                                                                   the mountain                                                on the dh ski         Maybe a hike a more                    as a whole but I was
                                                                   bike course                                                 course. This          classic skin up ski                    very disappointed in
                                                                   should test skill                                           course tested ones    down race with more                    the descent portion
                                                                   and fitness not                                             ability to wax        vertical, and real runs                of the ski leg
                                                                   only one or the                                             there skis, and       to ski
                                                                   other                                                       hike in ski boots,
                                                                                                                               at least make it
                                                                                                                               steep enough to
                                                                                                                               be able to make a
                                                                                                                               decent turn.

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Actual racing event I didn't do the     4                     Obviously you all                          I thought there was
Sea Race                                                        Mountain Bike                             are working to                             an option to receive
                                                                course, but did                           improve this, so I                         updates on team
                                                                the Canoe course.                         don't think much                           status during the race
                                                                I read in the guide                       more needs to be                           via text - that would
                                                                that there would                          said.                                      be a great addition!
                                                                be mile markers,                                                                     Also, if you could get
                                                                of which there                                                                       a timing chip reading
                                                                were none. Even                                                                      mat to read off
                                                                a couple to mark                                                                     numbers to the next
                                                                25%, 50%, 75%                                                                        leg, that would
                                                                would be so                                                                          increase accuracy
                                                                appreciated!!                                                                        and eliminate the 4
                                                                                                                                                     unidentified bikers
                                                                                                                                                     are 2 miles out"
                                                                                                                                                     announcements."
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Being in the snow                       5-Outstanding!     Please mark a line                                                  Yes                   The text update
Sea Race                                    one last time!                                             across the mat                                                                            system did not seem
                                                                                                       line on the snow!                                                                         to work too well.
                                                                                                       Use cool aid (blue
                                                                                                       shows up well).
                                                                                                       This would
                                                                                                       eliminate a lot of
                                                                                                       confusion as
                                                                                                       racers look for the
                                                                                                       "finish line"
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Paddling my leg        n/a              5-Outstanding!     If the measuring      I wish there were     Create paths that      yes                    Great fun, thans!
Sea Race                                                                                               system is in the      a better way to       allow support teams
                                                                                                       mats, coach           follow my team        to drive between
                                                                                                       people to use         along instead of      transitions while
                                                                                                       ankles rather than    waiting for them      raers are on each leg.
                                                                                                       wrists.               to get to me.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The team get                            4                  terrible                                    The finish area was     yes, we used only 2 The canoe leg
Sea Race                                    together the night                                                                                     very crowded            support vehicles for manager did a great
                                            beofre the race.                                                                                                               all of the races     job detailing the river
                                                                                                                                                                                                hazards.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The kayak course                        5-Outstanding!     Worked well                                 Give each racer their
Sea Race                                                                                               except for the                              own timing chip
                                                                                                       downhill ski leg
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     performing in my       seems like it was 5-Outstanding!     it didnt register  i felt like the    change the position       no
Sea Race                                    speciifc leg. also     a little forced.                     very well.         downhill ski could of the mt bike
                                            the beer garden        could be better                      volunteers were have been longer
                                            afterward              placed on the                        great at reminding
                                                                   mountain and                         us to duck down,
                                                                   have the runner                      but even then it
                                                                   down below                           was still not very
                                                                                                        accurate

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Finishing the canoe None.               5-Outstanding!      A little frustrated   No.                   Timing.             We carpooled.      None.
Sea Race                                    leg.                                                        with the timing
                                                                                                        issues.
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             5-Outstanding!      Liked it, would be    Vehicle access to
Sea Race                                                                                                happy to use it       pick up kayaks was
                                                                                                        again.                a problem. Kayaks
                                                                                                                              had to be carried a
                                                                                                                              long way through
                                                                                                                              the crowds as they
                                                                                                                              had to be
                                                                                                                              removed promptly
                                                                                                                              per race
                                                                                                                              guidelines.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   2                                            Fast course but   4                  It was a joke...    Timing system         Get a better timing     Carpooling      Otherwise awesome
Sea Race                                                           designed for cycle                                                             gates.Please!                           event and so many
                                                                   cross bikes. Why                                                                                                       great pepole who
                                                                   confuse people                                                                                                         volunteer and
                                                                   and call it a                                                                                                          participate in the
                                                                   mountain bike                                                                                                          race
                                                                   leg? People on
                                                                   mountain bike
                                                                   stand not chance
                                                                   to cyclecross
                                                                   bikers.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        My leg - canoe.        I keep hearing     4                 Seemed to work Timing screwup          Timing. Yes.
Sea Race                                    And the general        how great it                         well except for the was disappointing.
                                            FUN that infects       would be to have                     screwup at the
                                            the whole city.        the MB higher on                     end of the
                                                                   the Mtn and the                      downhill.
                                                                   run on the flats.
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                       It was laid out    5-Outstanding!    would be great to   yes, the course    better speaker             flew from AK
Sea Race                                                           well but would                       be able to use      and the the access system less chaotic
                                                                   love to see it at                    some sort of gps    to information     staging area.
                                                                   the mountain                         to follow each      about how the
                                                                   following the                        teams chip          team was doing.
                                                                   skiing. It is not                    individually.       the app was on
                                                                   really mountain                                          the blink for the
                                                                   biking in it's                                           most part.
                                                                   current format.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing                 Didn't see it.     4                 It didn't work.     The                   Spread out the start    we carpooled.   The beer garden at
Sea Race                                                                                                                    running/downhill/     and finish of the ski                   the finish was great.
                                                                                                                            cross country was     area sections so
                                                                                                                            a bit of a            there is less
                                                                                                                            clusterfuck.          crowding.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                4                  Would be nice to                                                     drive less
Sea Race                                                                                               have the ski and
                                                                                                       run times
Racer in the Ski to 4                       Being up at the    None, did not see 4                     I raced the            Getting down          Make well                Carpooled up to the
Sea Race, Spectator                         mountain on a B-E- it                                      downhill ski leg       from the              designated start         mountain. Always
                                            A-utiful sunday                                            which did not get      Mountain and into     areas up on the          recycle!
                                            doing the Ski leg                                          any times              Hovander Park.        mountain.
                                            seeing friends,                                            recorded for it        End up waiting        Downhillers crowded
                                            family, peers,                                             so.....I don't think   around for hours      at the cross-country
                                            professors, and                                            too much of it...      after the race on     finish and it got really
                                            colleauges                                                                        the mountain is       congested, lots of
                                                                                                                              over.                 crashes. Having never
                                                                                                                                                    done it before you
                                                                                                                                                    don't really know
                                                                                                                                                    where to go you just
                                                                                                                                                    follow the crowds.


Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing my leg,         Not my leg, but I 5-Outstanding!    Crap - Shameful Timing                       Have water at the       no. Infact just the
Sea Race                                    waiting for my         liked that it was                   that none of the                             run start/ski finish.   opposite. We had
                                            start.                 shorter.                            skiers or runners                                                    more cars this year.
                                                                                                       have split times.
Racer in the Ski to 5-Outstanding!          Being part of such a                    4                  Racers need         Waiting 4 days for       Ski to Sea did a great carpool &               How did you come
Sea Race, Spectator                         great event.                                               immediate           results.                 job. My team needs leapfroging return          up with times for the
                                                                                                       feedback. we                                 to train more. The     cars                    down hill, & run
                                                                                                       need a system                                better you do the                              legs?
                                                                                                       that provides that.                          more fun you have.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Love the whole         Move it up onto      5-Outstanding!     That was the only    Just the timing       fix the time issues,   no more than last    Love the race.
Sea Race                                    thing.                 the mountain and                        problem I saw.       issues and            move the mountain      year. But we already
                                                                   move the run                            The times were       reporting issues.     bikes up to the        car pooled when
                                                                   down to the flats.                      not accurate. At                           mountain and the       possible.
                                                                                                           one point our XC                           run to the flats.
                                                                                                           skier was ranked
                                                                                                           as one of the
                                                                                                           fastest but
                                                                                                           ultimately ranked
                                                                                                           465th. She's still
                                                                                                           listed at that in
                                                                                                           her leg but the
                                                                                                           team is ranked 10
                                                                                                           different...not
                                                                                                           sure how that is
                                                                                                           possible on the
                                                                                                           first leg?
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Staying upright in     Didn't ride it. I    4                  Fine - except the    no                    cant think of anything We always recycle Love the festival in
Sea Race                                    the canoe.             canoed.                                 lack of times on                                                  and commute when Fairhaven (put on by
                                                                                                           the mountain.                                                     we can.           Old Fairhaven
                                                                                                                                                                                               Association) don't
                                                                                                                                                                                               move the finish line.
                                                                                                                                                                                               There is room for
                                                                                                                                                                                               you both.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system     which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Pre-party at           The course was      5-Outstanding!     No opinion.       Yes, the finish line   Find a better/less     Yes, we carpooled
Sea Race                                    Boundary Bay           not a mountain                                           beer garden and        complicated way to where possible.
                                            Brewery                bike course. It                                          vendor booths          get kayaks out of the
                                                                   was an urban                                             closed down way        finish line staging
                                                                   road/trail ride.                                         too early. They        areas and out to cars.
                                                                   Please relocate                                          should have            Perhaps Scouts could
                                                                   the course to a                                          stayed                 shuttle them out to
                                                                   mountain or stop                                         open/operating         4th St and stage
                                                                   calling it a                                             long enough for all    them in the parking
                                                                   mountain bike                                            teams to be able       lot there and help
                                                                   course. It would                                         to enjoy them.         load them up?
                                                                   have made an
                                                                   excellent running
                                                                   course instead.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The great energy                        5-Outstanding!     i was unaffected    i was glad the xc     there were many         i liked and used the thank you for
Sea Race                                    on the mountain                                            by the timing       course remained       improvements at the bulk water stations. another great event!
                                            and mass start.                                            issues this year.   the same              mountain - the PA
                                                                                                                                                 system was much
                                                                                                                                                 louder and clearer.
                                                                                                                                                 Volunteers were
                                                                                                                                                 better trained,
                                                                                                                                                 focused and helpful.
                                                                                                                                                 Getting off the
                                                                                                                                                 mountain earlier was
                                                                                                                                                 a bonus. Perhaps
                                                                                                                                                 next year
                                                                                                                                                 communicate ahead
                                                                                                                                                 of time if food will be
                                                                                                                                                 available or not at
                                                                                                                                                 the mountain- some
                                                                                                                                                 folks thought coffee
                                                                                                                                                 and breakfast items
                                                                                                                                                 would be for sale as
                                                                                                                                                 in past years.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Competing              It would be         5-Outstanding!     Worked fine for     I was let down        Mountain bike          Yes, we carpooled as Had a good time!
Sea Race                                                           awesome if the                         me but heard        with the lack of      course!                much as possibile
                                                                   mountain bike leg                      negative feedback   mountains in the
                                                                   and the running                        from others.        mountain bike
                                                                   leg of the race                                            course
                                                                   could be switched
                                                                   around. This way
                                                                   you wont get
                                                                   cyclocross and
                                                                   road bikes
                                                                   competing
                                                                   against heavy
                                                                   mountain bikes.
                                                                   Keep the
                                                                   mountain in
                                                                   mountain biking!

Racer in the Ski to   4                                                                4                  I was a            timer                  make sure timers       Yes. Shared rides.
Sea Race                                                                                                  downhiller... I                           work and educate       Would have been
                                                                                                          think it SUCKED. I                        volunteers who were    nice to see compost
                                                                                                          have no splits                            shuffling me off the   bins at Baker
                                                                                                                                                    course before I
                                                                                                                                                    crossed the finish

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The band at the        didn't do it!       5-Outstanding!     Worked fine for     the text message      fix texts/app          we coordinated as
Sea Race                                    road bike start                                               me, but I guess     updates didn't                               much as possible for
                                                                                                          there were issues   work, the app                                rides
                                                                                                          with the downhill   wasn't accurate
                                                                                                          / run section
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Finishing the race n/a                     5-Outstanding!     worked for me      high wind
Sea Race                                    and ringing the bell                                                             shortening the
                                                                                                                             course
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Eating afterwards      Stupid build a trail 4                 Good just work     Not enough          More bathrooms        We recycled stuff   Great event
Sea Race                                                           with all the                           out the dh skier   bathrooms. At
                                                                   money you make                         problems           start of the canoe
                                                                                                                             there were at least
                                                                                                                             1500 people and
                                                                                                                             ten stinky
                                                                                                                             outhouses
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in      we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were           make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?            even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     It was all good.       didnt do it      4                  timing was        Yes, I got a flat tire
Sea Race                                                                                               awesome.          on the road bike
                                                                                                                         course and I really
                                                                                                                         had wished that
                                                                                                                         there was some
                                                                                                                         support that drove
                                                                                                                         down the highway
                                                                                                                         afterwards to help
                                                                                                                         people that had
                                                                                                                         gotten a flat or
                                                                                                                         something
                                                                                                                         because I ended
                                                                                                                         up not having a
                                                                                                                         pump and so I was
                                                                                                                         stranded on mt.
                                                                                                                         baker highway
                                                                                                                         until someone
                                                                                                                         stopped to let me
                                                                                                                         use their hand
                                                                                                                         pump. It was a
                                                                                                                         lack of preparation
                                                                                                                         on my part but It
                                                                                                                         just could have
                                                                                                                         been handy to
                                                                                                                         have a little extra
                                                                                                                         support. I know
                                                                                                                         this same situation
                                                                                                                         happened to
                                                                                                                         others as well.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Finish.                None.            5-Outstanding!     Tedious and       I have done the       The Kayak Leg, for                     The Sheriff Boat's
Sea Race                                                                                               unreliable.       cross country ski     which I competed,                      wake overturned our
                                                                                                                         many years. This      was not an effective                   paddlers in the canoe
                                                                                                                         year a friend         means to challenge a                   because they were
                                                                                                                         whom have also        kayaker. Only for a                    going to fast down
                                                                                                                         done it many          brief moment were                      the river.
                                                                                                                         years said this       we headed in to the
                                                                                                                         course was worse,     wind and never with
                                                                                                                         not better. It        the wind, always just
                                                                                                                         worked much           off. Thus not a good
                                                                                                                         better the old        course. I understand
                                                                                                                         way. She saw          it was shortened, but
                                                                                                                         more crashes this     it should have went
                                                                                                                         year than all the     straight in to the
                                                                                                                         previous years        wind, then toward
                                                                                                                         combined. Go          blvd park, then
                                                                                                                         back the way it       straight in to the
                                                                                                                         was.                  wind again, then
                                                                                                                                               towards the finish.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Finish.                None.            5-Outstanding!     Tedious and        I have done the     The Kayak Leg, for                        The Sheriff Boat's
Sea Race                                                                                               unreliable.        cross country ski   which I competed,                         wake overturned our
                                                                                                                          many years. This    was not an effective                      paddlers in the canoe
                                                                                                                          year a friend       means to challenge a                      because they were
                                                                                                                          whom have also      kayaker. Only for a                       going to fast down
                                                                                                                          done it many        brief moment were                         the river.
                                                                                                                          years said this     we headed in to the
                                                                                                                          course was worse,   wind and never with
                                                                                                                          not better. It      the wind, always just
                                                                                                                          worked much         off. Thus not a good
                                                                                                                          better the old      course. I understand
                                                                                                                          way. She saw        it was shortened, but
                                                                                                                          more crashes this   it should have went
                                                                                                                          year than all the   straight in to the
                                                                                                                          previous years      wind, then toward
                                                                                                                          combined. Go        blvd park, then
                                                                                                                          back the way it     straight in to the
                                                                                                                          was.                wind again, then
                                                                                                                                              towards the finish.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Just fun to be part    It was fun but    4                 They suck....sorry. Just the timing    Get a new system for Just did the usual
Sea Race                                    of it and the          really more of a                                        chips - everything timing chips.         thing but nothing
                                            weather was            cross course then                                       else was great.                          special.
                                            amazing.               MTB course.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing my leg!                          5-Outstanding!     Sounds like it had Too bad sea kayak       Maybe improve the yes. several used the   Outstanding job
Sea Race                                                                                               problems.          had to be               hand off area policing shuttles and       overall. The sound
                                                                                                                          shortened, but I        or system. A lot of    carpooled.         system at the kayak
                                                                                                                          understand, given       more aggressive                           take off point was
                                                                                                                          that the race is        contestants blocked                       good and the
                                                                                                                          open to                 the hand off areas                        organizers very
                                                                                                                          recreational, less      from teams coming                         thorough in
                                                                                                                          serious racers          in because they were                      explaining the rules
                                                                                                                          (myself included)       so eager and not                          and set up.
                                                                                                                          that may not have       considerate that
                                                                                                                          all the experience.     maybe someone
                                                                                                                                                  behind them was
                                                                                                                                                  actually ahead of
                                                                                                                                                  them in line to go.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     camaraderie, group                      5-Outstanding!     I did downhill ski                         flow of chip handoff   carpooling
Sea Race                                    energy, volunteer                                          portion, so I was                          from x-country to
                                            spirit!                                                    bummed it wasnt                            downhill
                                                                                                       working
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on        volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain          event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?          in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     competing ! Your       From what our         5-Outstanding!     Well...that did not   Our runner was a      You have set a        Lots of carpooling.     Need a better system
Sea Race                                    band at the DOT        Mt. biker said , it                      work out as           mile out from the     benchmark as to the   The 4 legs before the   of exiting vehicles
                                            was great !            was quite a                              planned. I had        finish and was        time frames for       canoe were              more effectively at
                                                                   challenge for him,                       two finishing         caught in the         future CC and         together, but exiting   the canoe exchange.
                                                                   but loved it.                            results from          sweep van. She        downhill              the canoe parking lot   Over an hour just to
                                                                   Heard a rider got                        adjustments to        said she could        competitors. Family   was a problem to go     get to the pavement.
                                                                   off course                               time. From 218th      have run faster       competitions may be   and collect the Mt.     Number placement
                                                                   though...                                to 226th.             than the van was      affected. We will     bike rider. we were     on the road bike legs
                                                                                                            Obvoiusly there       driving to get to     have to find much     quite late getting      need to be more
                                                                                                            were some             the finish !          more fit racers for   there.                  consistant for your
                                                                                                            adjustments made                            those 2 legs to                               spotters. The
                                                                                                            as the first time                           prevent being swept                           handlebar numbers
                                                                                                            was not "official".                         up.                                           particularly were
                                                                                                                                                                                                      varied to imposible
                                                                                                                                                                                                      to read to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      complete wind
                                                                                                                                                                                                      breaker. Helmet
                                                                                                                                                                                                      numbers were a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      good choice. Many
                                                                                                                                                                                                      road races events
                                                                                                                                                                                                      place a number on
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the seat post facing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      out the rear. Scorers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      simply spot the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      numbers as they go
                                                                                                                                                                                                      by, or at finish lines,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      cameras pick up
                                                                                                                                                                                                      frame" numbers
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        my part of the race no comments, I      5-Outstanding!     It was really        yes, the point of fix timing system       yes
Sea Race                                                        didn't do it                           disappointing that   finish. The park is
                                                                                                       some of the race     too small for the
                                                                                                       legs were not        number of people
                                                                                                       timed properly       attended. It was
                                                                                                       due to               incredibly,
                                                                                                       malfunctioning of    overwhelmingly
                                                                                                       the timing system    crowded.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on  volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain    event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?    in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                         friendliness and
                                                                                   helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The huge number I didn't ride it this 4                   Despite claims        timing, the option    Timing ... make sure As much as possible
Sea Race                                    of people and gear year ... But I did                     that I would be       to take a time        the information on ...
                                            from all over the  participate in the                     able to run over      instead of running    the website matches
                                            place that come    canoe leg and                          the timing strip      the river in the      what will actually
                                            into town          have two                               normally - I ahd to   canoe leg (on it's    happen (example:
                                                               comments: 1)                           come back three       own I think that      web site said canoes
                                                               When you give                          times till my time    offering a time if    would be checked
                                                               people the option                      was recorded -        people feel unsafe    the night before if
                                                               to take a time                         first stooping over   is great) - but the   left with the
                                                               instead of racing -                    then line, then       time offered was      boyscouts ... but they
                                                               make sure it is a                      touching the line     discouraging and      weren't)
                                                               time that is                           ... then touching     made me want to
                                                               slower than the                        the sensor peice      not complete my
                                                               slow racers .... so                    in the hand of the    race leg.
                                                               I don't end up                         operator ... timin
                                                               thinking it would                      needs a lot of help
                                                               be benificial for
                                                               me to take the
                                                               2hr 40min time
                                                               for the canoe and
                                                               not race to get a
                                                               better time than
                                                               my actual time. 2)
                                                               Limit movement
                                                               of rescue power
                                                               boats to rescues
                                                               only .... there
                                                               wake made
                                                               paddeling much
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The post-race          I think it's good to 5-Outstanding!     Not favorable, as   My biggest            Twice, our team       Yes to both;            Another fun year of
Sea Race                                    festivities in         have a relatively                       I'm sure most       disappointment        number was not        carpooling and          racing Ski to Sea,
                                            Fairhaven              tame mountain                           have replied.       was with the          called out in advance recycling               thanks!
                                                                   bike course. The                        Would like to see   rescue boats on       during the
                                                                   top teams can                           accurate, timely    the river for the     transitions. Would
                                                                   send out their                          results posted      canoe leg. They       like to have more
                                                                   cyclo-cross riders,                     next year.          were creating         spotters getting
                                                                   while less                                                  huge wakes as         numbers so the next
                                                                   experienced                                                 they powered up       leg knows when their
                                                                   riders can feel                                             the river, almost     teammate is
                                                                   comfortable on a                                            causing our canoe     approaching.
                                                                   pretty easy track.                                          to tip, and a boat
                                                                                                                               ahead of us to
                                                                                                                               capsize.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     XC ski-that is the                        5-Outstanding!       could be better     When we let off       Traffic control for     We carpooled to the
Sea Race                                    part I did                                                                         the mountain, we      those people on top top of the mountain
                                                                                                                               were stuck in         of the mountain, so
                                                                                                                               traffic for a long    there is a traffic jam.
                                                                                                                               time. Had I           Timing was kind of a
                                                                                                                               known, I would        mess
                                                                                                                               have just stayed
                                                                                                                               up there enjoying
                                                                                                                               the view rather
                                                                                                                               than sit in traffic
                                                                                                                               going down the
                                                                                                                               mountain.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     I loved the huge                            4                  The swiping of the I felt the pre talk Better pre race          Yes, we doubled up     Loved it but needs
Sea Race                                    variety of people                                              chip was difficult for the canoe race instructions for new      and tried to carry     improvement on
                                            and boats, it was a                                                               was poorly done. racers.                     many people in the     times. Our two best
                                            great educational                                                                 There were MANY                              cars.                  racers did not get
                                            experience                                                                        new racers who                                                      their times accurate
                                                                                                                              needed more
                                                                                                                              information. I
                                                                                                                              would have given
                                                                                                                              more info on the
                                                                                                                              course. The mile
                                                                                                                              markers were not
                                                                                                                              visable at all.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        comradery              none. i did xc ski   5-Outstanding!     was fine for xc ski                                             our organization had
Sea Race                                                                                                   portion                                                         8 teams and we
                                                                                                                                                                           shared vans
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        comradery              none. i did xc ski   5-Outstanding!     was fine for xc ski                                             our organization had
Sea Race                                                                                                   portion                                                         8 teams and we
                                                                                                                                                                           shared vans
Racer in the Ski to   4                     glad there was a       It kicked my ass!    5-Outstanding!
Sea Race                                    beer garden in
                                            fairhaven marine
                                            park!
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Skiing at Baker                             5-Outstanding!     Didn't get split  timing at
Sea Race                                                                                                   time at mountain. mountain.
                                                                                                           Bummer.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   1-Needs much          racing, it was so      none             4                  sucked....they    the timing system fix the timing system yes                  the timing system
Sea Race              improvement           fun!                                                       didnt work.                                                                    sucked. It sucks not
                                                                                                                                                                                      to know your time.
                                                                                                                                                                                      They tried to ask you
                                                                                                                                                                                      for you time but still
                                                                                                                                                                                      did not get it right.

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Ski Legs               Sounded like the 3-Average          seemed to work    dissapointed that Improve race support carpool
Sea Race                                                           course itself                       great             there wasn't any
                                                                   wasn't that                                           sort of race
                                                                   interesting /                                         support / snacks
                                                                   challenging                                           etc. at the stations
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             5-Outstanding!     don't know if        did not know          I don't know if it       used 4 vehicles- i
Sea Race                                                                                               there was a          canoe leg was         would help with          think that is the
                                                                                                       problem at road      shortened- missed     driving less overall,    usual. limited by
                                                                                                       bike/canoe           our racer's finish    but I would definitely   vehicle
                                                                                                       exchange, but had                          pay more for a canoe     types/occupancy and
                                                                                                       to place timing                            rental at Western        cargo capacity
                                                                                                       chip against small                         Canoe and Kayak if
                                                                                                       reader; no large                           they dropped off and
                                                                                                       mat area for                               picked up. I would
                                                                                                       swiping.                                   think they could
                                                                                                                                                  make that profitable
                                                                                                                                                  (at least marginally)
                                                                                                                                                  with the amount of
                                                                                                                                                  rentals they do. if
                                                                                                                                                  they brought a few
                                                                                                                                                  extra, that would
                                                                                                                                                  probably be
                                                                                                                                                  welcomed by the
                                                                                                                                                  teams who were
                                                                                                                                                  disqualified by the
                                                                                                                                                  new canoe
                                                                                                                                                  inspections!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     My running leg. It NA                   5-Outstanding!     Needs to be       Not having access      Have a beer garden No                  Fun, but the logistics
Sea Race                                    was BEAUTIFUL                                              sturdier.         to the lodge up at     or food or something                   are such one doesn't
                                            and sunny and                                                                Mt Baker ski           for after the ski                      spend much time
                                            nice. Cool weather                                                           resort. Was            racers to enjoy prior                  with the entire team.
                                            or rain post race                                                            surprising and         to the car release.
                                            would have made                                                              disapointing. If the   And have beer and
                                            the entire                                                                   weather had not        fun for the runners
                                            experience less                                                              been perfect I         post race. We are
                                            fullfilling and                                                              would have hated       just waiting around.
                                            potentially                                                                  being up there for     Make it more fun!
                                            miserable.                                                                   the pre race and 2
                                                                                                                         legs of skiing out
                                                                                                                         in the cold prior to
                                                                                                                         a running race.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     My running leg. It NA                   5-Outstanding!     Needs to be       Not having access      Have a beer garden No                  Fun, but the logistics
Sea Race                                    was BEAUTIFUL                                              sturdier.         to the lodge up at     or food or something                   are such one doesn't
                                            and sunny and                                                                Mt Baker ski           for after the ski                      spend much time
                                            nice. Cool weather                                                           resort. Was            racers to enjoy prior                  with the entire team.
                                            or rain post race                                                            surprising and         to the car release.
                                            would have made                                                              disapointing. If the   And have beer and
                                            the entire                                                                   weather had not        fun for the runners
                                            experience less                                                              been perfect I         post race. We are
                                            fullfilling and                                                              would have hated       just waiting around.
                                            potentially                                                                  being up there for     Make it more fun!
                                            miserable.                                                                   the pre race and 2
                                                                                                                         legs of skiing out
                                                                                                                         in the cold prior to
                                                                                                                         a running race.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to 4                       Being with all the N/A                     5-Outstanding!     Like. Velcro is       Not this year.         Easier exit from         I recycled at the DOT Best Community
Sea Race, Spectator                         Road Bikers at the                                            difficult in a hurry. Great event.           Hovander.                where available. We Event Anywhere.
                                            start. Live Music!                                            Like the APP for                                                      did not commute
                                                                                                          checking in.                                                          well. Challenge up to
                                                                                                                                                                                Baker.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     The beer                                   4                  Obviously poor asCouldn't tell where         Tell x-country skiers
Sea Race                                    afterward.                                                                     the actual x-
                                                                                                          you are still trying                         to where the timing
                                                                                                          to figure out    country leg finish          chip on their ankle
                                                                                                          results.         line was for timing         and avoid non-
                                                                                                                           chip and                    recorded finish times.
                                                                                                                           isntructions for
                                                                                                                           timing chip were
                                                                                                                           poor.
Racer in the Ski to   2                     Weather                Did DH ski leg      3-Average          Messed up DH SKI Took cars from              Move mt cars faster. No
Sea Race                                                                                                  SO VERY BAD      moutain way too             Make the DH ski leg
                                                                                                          PLANNING         long to get down            more a skiing leg

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                   5-Outstanding!     Okay for me                                                           No
Sea Race                                                                                                  (canoeing), but
                                                                                                          problematic for
                                                                                                          mountain folks.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     finishing              was not on it - I   5-Outstanding!     needs
Sea Race                                                           canoed                                 improvement
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The atmosphere. It     From the sound       4                  I'm sorry but after   The sand bank on                          We tried to carpool    It was a lot of fun!
Sea Race                                    was friendly           of it, it doesn't                       100 years, you'd      which the canoes                          as much as possible.   Thank you so much
                                            competition.           seem like an                            think you would       disembark was not                         We only used two       for putting it
                                            People were            actual mountain                         have this system      ideal. It was so                          cars.                  together.
                                            sharing tips,          bike course. The                        down. Is it           narrow and steep.
                                            updates, and           terrain and                             possible to put the   We almost missed
                                            equipment.             obstacles were a                        wires on a tree or    the gate because
                                                                   bit of a joke. I                        something vertical    we were getting
                                                                   understand                              to make it easier     pushed out by
                                                                   options for routes                      for the chips to be   another canoe
                                                                   might be limited                        read?                 slowly beaching.
                                                                   but maybe you                                                 The helicopter was
                                                                   could use logs                                                great for safety
                                                                   instead of curbs                                              but every time it
                                                                   as obstacles.                                                 passed near the
                                                                                                                                 start you couldn't
                                                                                                                                 hear team
                                                                                                                                 numbers being
                                                                                                                                 called.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     XC ski                                  3-Average          Chip wristbands                                                 Carpooled          One note for
Sea Race                                                                                               are great, much                                                                    volunteers at the
                                                                                                       better than                                                                        mountain. Many of
                                                                                                       lanyards. Easier to                                                                the more advanced
                                                                                                       transfer                                                                           skiers like to go and
                                                                                                                                                                                          ski a little more after
                                                                                                                                                                                          they're done racing.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Many of us have
                                                                                                                                                                                          raced plenty before
                                                                                                                                                                                          and know very well
                                                                                                                                                                                          not to interfere with
                                                                                                                                                                                          people who are still
                                                                                                                                                                                          completing the race.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Volunteers were very
                                                                                                                                                                                          unfriendly in letting
                                                                                                                                                                                          advanced/elite skiers
                                                                                                                                                                                          ski a little more on
                                                                                                                                                                                          the 2nd loop of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          course, which was
                                                                                                                                                                                          empty of racers by
                                                                                                                                                                                          the time we finished
                                                                                                                                                                                          anyway. I think they
                                                                                                                                                                                          could be more aware
                                                                                                                                                                                          of the fact that,
                                                                                                                                                                                          having just raced, we
                                                                                                                                                                                          are aware the race is
                                                                                                                                                                                          still going and that
                                                                                                                                                                                          we will certainly not
                                                                                                                                                                                          interfere with
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        kayak leg                               5-Outstanding!     inaccuracies , false   the timing            control your timing   yes              nice job
Sea Race                                                                                               readings, system       inaccuracies          system
                                                                                                       failure
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The epicness of it.                     4                  Obviously, it was      Our Road Biker     See above.               no
Sea Race, Support                                                                                      buggy. The ski to      collapsed 5 miles
for Team in Race                                                                                       sea organizers         out due to heat
                                                                                                       should invest in       exhaustion. If he
                                                                                                       some proper long-      hadn't been found
                                                                                                       range RFID             by a passing
                                                                                                       readers for their      minivan, he could
                                                                                                       timing system.         have been in some
                                                                                                                              serious trouble.
                                                                                                                              We're talking
                                                                                                                              delirium, being
                                                                                                                              unable to stand,
                                                                                                                              etc. It was
                                                                                                                              completely his
                                                                                                                              fault - he didn't
                                                                                                                              bring any water or
                                                                                                                              food with him, but
                                                                                                                              I was rather
                                                                                                                              astonished that
                                                                                                                              the Ski-to-Sea
                                                                                                                              organizers did not
                                                                                                                              include a *water
                                                                                                                              source* in the
                                                                                                                              safety check for a
                                                                                                                              40 mile grueling
                                                                                                                              bike race.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Watching people        None              5-Outstanding!                          15 foot canoe         Relax the 15 foot     No.              Relax the 15 foot
Sea Race                                    fall out of their                                                                requirement           canoe requirements                     canoe requirements
                                            canoes. Haha.                                                                    nearly resulted in    or make it                             or make it
                                                                                                                             my being unable       EXCEEDINGLY clear                      EXCEEDINGLY clear
                                                                                                                             to race. Very         that it's a big deal.                  that it's a big deal.
                                                                                                                             scary.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        the last mile of the                     4                  really poor. Not     the timing system     go with a standard      no
Sea Race                                    road bike portion                                           sure why you had                           timing system
                                                                                                        to go so slow
                                                                                                        across the line
                                                                                                        with the chip held
                                                                                                        low and it still
                                                                                                        managed to miss
                                                                                                        all of the runner
                                                                                                        and skier times.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        finishing our leg      none              5-Outstanding!                       running leg was          shorten the canoe leg
Sea Race                                                                                                                  picked up too            to 14-15 miles
                                                                                                                          early
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Skiing                 Not really        4                  Why not put the The finish. A race         make it easier for    No.              The organisation of
Sea Race                                                           mountain biking                      readers on        that finishes in the     teams to get to the                    4000 people was
                                                                   was it.                              pedestals so you middle of a               water for the finish                   impressive. It went
                                                                                                        don't have to     festival? Really?        and designate a walk                   rather smooth other
                                                                                                        bend over to read None of my team          way for getting boats                  than retrieval of
                                                                                                        them              got to see my wife       back to the car.                       boats.
                                                                                                                          finish, we couldn't
                                                                                                                          get to it. she was
                                                                                                                          totally bummed.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Competing and          n/a              4                  My time was         I did not know        Make it clear that if   carpool
Sea Race                                    cheering on my                                             messed up/lost so   there was an          we are interested in
                                            team                                                       I am discouraged    official time clock   our times to look at
                                                                                                       about this          to look at            the clock at
                                                                                                       element.            before/after my       start/finish of our
                                                                                                                           leg of the race       individual leg
                                                                                                                           down hill ski, it
                                                                                                                           was not well
                                                                                                                           marked or
                                                                                                                           announced at the
                                                                                                                           prerace meeting
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing                 Thank freaking    5-Outstanding!    For my leg it was   Frankly out of the    Give just my team a     I personally did   For avid Mt Bikers it
Sea Race                                                           God you                             great               last 10 years of      half hour start                            will be nice to switch
                                                                   eliminated the RR                                       being in the race                                                the run and Mt Bike,
                                                                   tracks!                                                 this was the best                                                but I don't know how
                                                                                                                                                                                            the Forest Service is
                                                                                                                                                                                            gonna go for that.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     The race is                             5-Outstanding!     Not good. We      Timing.                 Timing.
Sea Race                                    awesome with only                                          gotta come up
                                            one thing to                                               with a better
                                            improve...                                                 system or
                                                                                                       company. It was
                                                                                                       more accurate
                                                                                                       back when it was
                                                                                                       done by hand.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Participating and      Our biker seemed 4                  What happened #NAME?                      better photographers no
Sea Race                                    celebrating with       to enjoy it, said                   atj the downhill
                                            my team                that it wasn't very                 ski-run hand off?
                                                                   hard though.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The skiing legs        Didn't see it.   5-Outstanding!     Good idea but         nothing               Pick a day where its    yes                    nope
Sea Race                                                                                               system didn't                               later in the year, so
                                                                                                       work very well.                             its more sunny.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     I only attended and None.               5-Outstanding!     This is the first     The canoe starting    At the canoe starting   Yes I feel we drove
Sea Race                                    participated in the                                        year in the race so   point was a bit       point maybe             the minimum
                                            canoe leg... So the                                        I have nothing to     chaotic. First off,   designated isle ways    amount for the trip.
                                            canoe leg! :)                                              compare the           the PA system that    could be
                                                                                                       timing system to      the numbers were      established(or more
                                                                                                       but it seemed like    called out on was     clearly marked if
                                                                                                       there could be        hard to hear in       there was) for teams
                                                                                                       some                  certain areas.        bringing their canoes
                                                                                                       improvement.          Especially with the   down to the starting
                                                                                                       Myself and I          helicopter flying     point. Also making
                                                                                                       imagine a lot of      overhead. Second,     sure those isle ways
                                                                                                       other racers are      the volunteers and    don't get clogged up
                                                                                                       pretty                organizers seemed     with waiting teams
                                                                                                       disappointed with     to have trouble       boats.
                                                                                                       the system.           keeping some
                                                                                                                             teams from
                                                                                                                             bringing their
                                                                                                                             canoes up early
                                                                                                                             before their
                                                                                                                             numbers were
                                                                                                                             called. This
                                                                                                                             created a bit of a
                                                                                                                             canoe traffic jam
                                                                                                                             in some areas.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                   The mountain         4                  Worked great as        Parking in the   Switch the running  Not especially. But
Sea Race                                                       bike course                             far as I know          downtown area is and mountain biking we did carpool
                                                               should switch                                                  very difficult.  legs.               everywhere.
                                                               places with the
                                                               running leg. It
                                                               should be up in
                                                               the mountains.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The total          Wasn't able to       5-Outstanding!     Frankly, If it would   The inspection of     I witnessed two very Yes, the mountain
Sea Race                                    community support see any of it so I                       have worked it         the canoes and        unfortunate road        team car pooled up
                                            and cooperation of can't really                            would have been        kyack should be       bike crashes at the     the mountain.
                                            all envolved.      comment.                                great. This is my      completed on          exchange point and I
                                                                                                       first year that I      Saturday.             honestly think the
                                                                                                       participated and                             road bikers should
                                                                                                       don't really have                            have to stop there
                                                                                                       anything to                                  bikes and run to the
                                                                                                       compare it to. If                            hand off with the
                                                                                                       the bugs get                                 canoe person. This
                                                                                                       worked out I don't                           would save the
                                                                                                       see a problem                                crashes and posible
                                                                                                       with it.                                     serious injuries in the
                                                                                                                                                    future. Perhaps they
                                                                                                                                                    meet half way
                                                                                                                                                    between the road
                                                                                                                                                    and river?
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Running                It could be more     4                  It sucks big time!   Timing system is      Make rules that will Sure, we did.
Sea Race                                                           mount biking, i.e.                                           the one.              force serious athletes
                                                                   include rough                                                                      to race in
                                                                   terrain, railroad,                                                                 competitive divisions,
                                                                   etc.                                                                               leaving recreational
                                                                                                                                                      exclusively for
                                                                                                                                                      amateurs.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Having music at the na                      5-Outstanding!     Seriously? Its a     Finish area - way     More shuttle access / I always recycle so
Sea Race                                    road bike start!                                               bummer it didn't     to crowded. And       awareness from        thanks for having
                                            Best thing ever! I                                             work as planned,     having the            Zuanich to            bins available!
                                            enjoyed the                                                    but stuff"           kayakers carry        Fairhaven?
                                            configuration of                                               happens."            their boats
                                            the area as well.                                                                   through the food
                                            But the music was                                                                   court chaos was a
                                            the best part as                                                                    little weird. Maybe
                                            well as the                                                                         a designated chute
                                            announcer in a                                                                      for the boats to be
                                            space suit as well.                                                                 carried away
                                            The bike start can                                                                  quickly in a clear
                                            be pretty darn                                                                      designated path
                                            boring sitting in a                                                                 would be nice.
                                            cold parking lot for
                                            4 hours but this
                                            year was so much
                                            more enjoyable!
                                            Thank you! Please
                                            do it again!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The canoe leg!       Never saw the      5-Outstanding!     Not great! Ours     Timing chip!          Hire different timing We carpooled     Looking forward to
Sea Race                                    However the          course.                               did not catch our                         chip company. Also everyone.           next year, will have
                                            timing chip did not                                        start time.                               make an easier exit                    to get in better
                                            catch our start                                                                                      from Hovander park.                    shape, and maybe
                                            time, so we were                                                                                     Got stuck in a major                   get a practice run in
                                            given the over all                                                                                   traffic jam, was not                   next time.
                                            time of 2:30                                                                                         able to see our
                                            minute. My team                                                                                      kayaker finish.
                                            mate said he was
                                            low to the ground
                                            with the timer
                                            facing the strip and
                                            I believe him. That
                                            chip could use
                                            some inprovement.
                                            Other than that I
                                            had a blast!!!
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Doing the canoe     better than last    4                  Ummmm.... The         The traffic           see previous         yes                      The canoe inspection
Sea Race                                    portion of the race year.. good                            timing system was     management for        question. better                              was good but the
                                                                distance                               pretty poor...        cars leaving at       timing systems mile                           system used was
                                                                                                       would suggest         Hovander park         markers on the                                slow.... Overall had a
                                                                                                       new system..          was extremely         nooksak river Need                            blast... Looking
                                                                                                       possibly with GPS.    poor. Also,           expanded times to                             forward to next
                                                                                                       There are obvious     unfortunately the     pick up the race                              year.... When can I
                                                                                                       corrections           fairhaven is          packages... ie later                          register my team?
                                                                                                       needed in the         getting crowded -     than 4pm on
                                                                                                       timing results        Suggest find area     Saturday
                                                                                                                             for expanding.
                                                                                                                             what happened to
                                                                                                                             the mile markers
                                                                                                                             on the nooksack
                                                                                                                             river?
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The mass start of      none             5-Outstanding!     It was easy for       no                                              we carpooled as
Sea Race                                    the xc skiing                                              me, but there                                                         much as possible.
                                                                                                       were some legs
                                                                                                       where people
                                                                                                       were disappointed
                                                                                                       not getting a time.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The food at the end                     4                  Sucked - Didn't get Polecat wasn't          Instead of a
Sea Race, Support                           of the run.                                                the times for the waiting for me at         bookmark, make it a
for Team in Race,                                                                                      downhill or run. the end of the run.        sticker :) And a better
Spectator                                                                                              What happened!?                             colored shirt too.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Downhill               n/a              2                  Downhill?         No split times for                        Hell no.
Sea Race                                                                                                                 the down hill and
                                                                                                                         no volunteers
                                                                                                                         knew where the
                                                                                                                         first aid station
                                                                                                                         was. No
                                                                                                                         volunteers knew
                                                                                                                         where the first aid
                                                                                                                         station was.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were          make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?           even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The beer garden at Didn't do that       5-Outstanding!     Horrid. I had to    See above. The          Get the timing           Drove less,          Some of the rec
Sea Race                                    the end!           section.                                double back         timing chip issue,      system dialed. Also-- I carpooled, did some   teams seem like they
                                                                                                       because chip        and timing in           was the kayaker, and biking.                  definitely shouldn't
                                                                                                       didn't swipe, and   general, was            for the love of god,                          be in rec divisions.
                                                                                                       then you are        abhorrent (many         please help facilitate                        There was a weird
                                                                                                       emailing folks      of the early            easier loading of                             competitive vibe this
                                                                                                       asking them for     release kayaks          boats. After                                  year from a few
                                                                                                       their times? No     show faster team        exhausting yourself                           teams, and good
                                                                                                       way, guys. Hugely   times than the          in the race, it's pretty                      grief-- we were rec!
                                                                                                       disappointing.      original start          cruel to ask the                              Perhaps a team
                                                                                                                           finishers...because     kayakers to then                              coming in under a
                                                                                                                           they weren't            carry their boats 1/2                         certain time and re-
                                                                                                                           registered.) . The      mile to load to their                         registering should be
                                                                                                                           results still reflect   cars.                                         moved to a
                                                                                                                           huge issues here.                                                     competitive division?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The volunteers were
                                                                                                                                                                                                 fabulous as usual. As
                                                                                                                                                                                                 disappointed as I was
                                                                                                                                                                                                 about the short
                                                                                                                                                                                                 course, I respect and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 admire your decision
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to do the safe and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 right thing.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system           which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?         disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The anticipation of    While most        3-Average          Well at this point I                          Better live coverage I think we carpooled
Sea Race                                    my teammates           would agree it is                    think it's clear that                         of the event via      as much as possible.
                                            approaching the        far from a true                      it didn't work.                               twitter, radio, etc.
                                            start of my leg.       mountain bike                        Maybe the results                             Often times it
                                                                   course, it is what                   will be fixed soon?                           seemed like the radio
                                                                   it is. I think                       Also having to                                people had no idea
                                                                   you've done a                        swipe the chip so                             what was actually
                                                                   good job working                     low to the ground                             happening in the
                                                                   with what you                        seems like it may                             race.
                                                                   have. Thank you                      be possible to
                                                                   for removing the                     avoid?
                                                                   train track
                                                                   section, those
                                                                   were silly and did
                                                                   not add anything
                                                                   to the race.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The camaraderie        none.              5-Outstanding!    The problem with        The lodge wasn't      The awards could be Yes! We carpooled. Thank you volunteers
Sea Race                                    among teams,                                                the mat at the          open at the ski       earlier. The teams                     and organizers for
                                            competitive field                                           downhill/run            lodge. Restrooms      that are placing finish                another great race.
                                            and weather made                                            exchange was            were open, but no     and have a long wait.
                                            for a great day!                                            frustrating, but I      real place to stay
                                                                                                        understand that         warm while
                                                                                                        these things            waiting to race.
                                                                                                        happen. Last year       The officers at the
                                                                                                        I remember the          run/road bike
                                                                                                        mat being on the        were great, but
                                                                                                        road. Maybe that        they almost didn't
                                                                                                        works better?           let my team pick
                                                                                                                                me up.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain          event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?          in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Seemed like a fun      A little too roady,                      our team had chip   mtn course could talk to the weather yes carpooled to           My first time, fun
Sea Race                                    atmosphere for         a real mtn bike                          issues and there    use some         man and make it less some locations            event. can't believe
                                            everyone. Even         course would be                          were a lot of       technical        windy ;-)                                      I've lived out here so
                                            though the mtn         nice                                     impossible times                                                                    long and haven't
                                            bike section is too                                             posted on the mtn                                                                   done it before
                                            short and too                                                   course, so it
                                            roady, I had a great                                            seems like it had
                                            time                                                            some bugs
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                finishing/awards       Don't know        5-Outstanding!         It stinks. Need a   I did not enjoy the Better chip timing    yes, we all carpooled Fun and festive, a
Sea Race                                                           anything about it                        different company   band at the                                                     crowd pleaser
                                                                   other than I hear                        or pay for your     storage sheds.
                                                                   its not technical                        own                 Too noisy. I like to
                                                                   but there's a lot                                            chat with friends
                                                                   of mtn bikers out                                            or listen to my
                                                                   there that are                                               ipod
                                                                   beginners
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                finishing/awards       Don't know        5-Outstanding!         It stinks. Need a   I did not enjoy the Better chip timing    yes, we all carpooled Fun and festive, a
Sea Race                                                           anything about it                        different company   band at the                                                     crowd pleaser
                                                                   other than I hear                        or pay for your     storage sheds.
                                                                   its not technical                        own                 Too noisy. I like to
                                                                   but there's a lot                                            chat with friends
                                                                   of mtn bikers out                                            or listen to my
                                                                   there that are                                               ipod
                                                                   beginners
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     weather                                  3-Average          terrible. waiting so   the race started      1) go back to 8:30      carpooling wherever   8:30 start time
Sea Race                                                                                                many days for          too early. orginal    start 2) let cars leave possible              please. also please
                                                                                                        results is             8:30 time was         the mountain                                  allow xc skiers to
                                                                                                        unnecessary. try       much better.          whenver they want                             continue skiing after
                                                                                                        webscorer.com          skiing can be         as as you used to, in                         their leg is finished.
                                                                                                                               dangerous in the      order to allow a                              the course is wide
                                                                                                                               icy conditions for    steady flow instead                           enough that its very
                                                                                                                               the less skilled      of backing it all up to                       easy to stay out of
                                                                                                                               skiers                interfere with the last                       the way of the DH ski
                                                                                                                                                     racers. a steady                              racers.
                                                                                                                                                     stream of traffic and
                                                                                                                                                     exhaust is bad for the
                                                                                                                                                     last racers and
                                                                                                                                                     everyone coming off
                                                                                                                                                     the mountain. it also
                                                                                                                                                     makes it very difficult
                                                                                                                                                     to follow the race
                                                                                                                                                     progress.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Crushing teams in      Did not run it but 5-Outstanding!    Well, beyond the No                          Better T-shirts!!!!!    Yes!
Sea Race                                    race tights!           my biker said it                     snafu with split    runner/downhill          Let someone hip
                                                                   was fun. He rode                     times at the top of times.                   make them!!! For the
                                                                   a rigid 29er and                     the hill sure                                FIVE years I have
                                                                   said it was                          seemed fine.                                 captained a team
                                                                   perfect.                                                                          they have been
                                                                                                                                                     awful!
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                racing                                   3-Average          not good. too
Sea Race                                                                                                many errors
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the     do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?          the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                                 Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                            friendliness and
                                                                                      helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                I loved the ski start-                    5-Outstanding!     worked out fine   When the              Allow dogs in the      We carpooled---
Sea Race                                    so many skis it was                                                            kayakers ended,       park at the end, allow used reusable
                                            amazing!                                                                       there wasn't any      a path for kayakers to waterbottles.
                                                                                                                           room to carry the     get through to carry
                                                                                                                           kayaks to the cars,   their kayak to their
                                                                                                                           and spectators        cars.
                                                                                                                           were getting mad
                                                                                                                           because the
                                                                                                                           kayaks were in the
                                                                                                                           way. What they
                                                                                                                           don't realize, is
                                                                                                                           that this event
                                                                                                                           wouldn't be there
                                                                                                                           if it weren't for
                                                                                                                           those kayakers.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The weather. Been                       4                  Aside from the       The drive down        Go back to 400 limit.
Sea Race                                    doing downhill ski                                         unfortunate dead     from the top was      Do early release only
                                            14 years and                                               battery, I'm happy   sterile and boring.   on mountain bike
                                            sunshine makes                                             with the chip        I love passing        and kayak and only
                                            everyone smile.                                            system.              friends running or    after 4:30 and 5:00.
                                                                                                                            biking. With early
                                                                                                                            release and
                                                                                                                            sweeper vans and
                                                                                                                            banning cars from
                                                                                                                            south pass road, it
                                                                                                                            was a long boring
                                                                                                                            drive to Everson.
                                                                                                                            Car drivers are all
                                                                                                                            fellow racers who
                                                                                                                            are very careful
                                                                                                                            for the safety of
                                                                                                                            the runners and
                                                                                                                            bikers.

Racer in the Ski to   2                     Talking to people      Absolutely god- 3-Average           Fucking poor.      Timing, course          Not fuck up timing.     I recycled my   This race is too
Sea Race                                    while waiting for      awful. Pathetic is                  Times were all     marking, the            Not have a horrible     numbers.        expensive and too
                                            my leg.                another word                        wrong, results     course itsself.         mountain bike                           big to constantly be
                                                                   that comes to                       slow to update.                            course.                                 fucking EVERYTHING
                                                                   mind. When                          I've been to high                                                                  up.
                                                                   you've got people                   school 5k's that
                                                                   on CX bikes with                    have better timing
                                                                   areo bars, it isn't                 and are free to
                                                                   a Mountain Bike                     enter. Stop being
                                                                   course.                             fuckwads.
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Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Seeing my                               3-Average                             The Sherif boat on Get the rude power        yes. We all rode our
Sea Race                                    teammates at the                                                              the river tipped   boats off the river.      bikes to work or ran.
                                            hand offs.                                                                    over numerous
                                                                                                                          amounts of
                                                                                                                          canoes. They
                                                                                                                          were cocky and
                                                                                                                          very rude towards
                                                                                                                          all racers.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     The spirit and         Getting the       5-Outstanding!    The app and         No                   Traffic at hovander.   Yes, we always          Start earlier! Shorten
Sea Race                                    community              vehicle out of                      timing are cool                                                 carpool.                the Road bike leg.
                                            involvement.           Hovander was                        and I use them,
                                                                   nuts. The Cross                     but I'd be just as
                                                                   leg was great!                      happy if it was all
                                                                   Keep cross bikes!                   about a
                                                                                                       sweatband.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The spirit and         Getting the       5-Outstanding!    The app and         No                   Traffic at hovander.   Yes, we always          Start earlier! Shorten
Sea Race                                    community              vehicle out of                      timing are cool                                                 carpool.                the Road bike leg.
                                            involvement.           Hovander was                        and I use them,
                                                                   nuts. The Cross                     but I'd be just as
                                                                   leg was great!                      happy if it was all
                                                                   Keep cross bikes!                   about a
                                                                                                       sweatband.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Everything was                          5-Outstanding!     This was my first No                       Have live music up at   We used as few cars
Sea Race                                    great! It was so                                           year so I can't                            Baker! Races have to    as we could (3) and
                                            much fun to be                                             speak to it                                be up there for so      we recycled and
                                            part of a team on a                                        compared to                                long that it would be   composted
                                            race like this!                                            others, but                                really fun to have      everything that we
                                                                                                       obviously there                            some entertainment      brought with us or
                                                                                                       were some issues                                                   got during the race
                                                                                                       with the timers up
                                                                                                       at Baker
Racer in the Ski to   2                     1)The pre-party 2) I did the canoe      3-Average          It sucked          The inspection of       timing that works       yes, we made an       The beginning of this
Sea Race                                    Finishing                                                                     the canoes was          better spotting so      effort to carpool     survey says that
                                                                                                                          chaotic. The            numbers can be                                questions marked in
                                                                                                                          numbers of the          announced on loud                             red asterisks are
                                                                                                                          mountain bikers         speakers                                      required but there
                                                                                                                          approaching                                                           are no * This is my
                                                                                                                                                                                                7th year of Ski 2 Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                and the worst
                                                                                                                                                                                                organized
Racer in the Ski to   4                     I love being on the                                        Well I did the       I didn't like the     Not releasing          sure!                  I think the new start
Sea Race                                    mountain for the                                           downhill, so there   change to the         everyone from the                             time was good. I
                                            start of the race                                          were obviously       xcountry ski leg      mtn. so early. I think                        think releasing
                                            and then seeing                                            some problems        and handoff to the    this is hard on the                           kayakers early is
                                            the finish in                                              there. Other than    downhill. It was      bikers.                                       good. Don't think the
                                            Fairhaven.                                                 that it seemed       way too congested                                                   other legs need the
                                                                                                       good.                this year and there                                                 early release
                                                                                                                            seemed to be
                                                                                                                            more collisions
                                                                                                                            than ever.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        good organisation                       5-Outstanding!                         traffic at canoe                             yes! As seniors we
Sea Race                                    at transitions                                                                 finish area.                                 understand the
                                                                                                                                                                        future demands
                                                                                                                                                                        better stewardship
                                                                                                                                                                        of resources.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Making a team of 8 I was the         5-Outstanding!        I thought the       Mountain bike -       Have more              Yes, we recycle and   N/A
Sea Race, Support                           to complete 7 legs mountain bike                           timing chip was a   good but could        organization for the   used the least
for Team in Race,                                              racer but hoped                         good idea but       use improvement       cross country skiing   amount of vehicles
Spectator                                                      that the course                         wished it would     (see above). Also,    leg and downhill leg   possible.
                                                               would have                              have worked for     make the timing       so it's not such a
                                                               included mud                            all of the legs.    chip work in every    madhouse.
                                                               and/or big rocks                                            event.
                                                               so as to keep
                                                               cyclocross bikes
                                                               out and challenge
                                                               riders more!
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Being a part of a I appreciate the      5-Outstanding!     OK but some sort    The mountain bike     The finish area was a Not really.      Always a great event,
Sea Race                                    team and enjoying work that goes                           of backup system    course was more       zoo and it was                         thanks to the staff
                                            the race.         into setup and                           would be helpful.   roadie than I'd       difficult to get thru                  and volunteers for
                                                              the route was                            A lanyard would     like. Also the        the crowd to help our                  making it happen!
                                                              well marked. But                         be easier to use    number of flats on    kayaker pack his boat
                                                              it's even less of a                      than the velcro     the actual road       out. Perhaps adding
                                                              mountain bike                            armband.            bike course was       a coned off lane or
                                                              course every                                                 unfortunate but       more volunteers to
                                                              year. Bring back                                             that's the highway    control the crowd
                                                              the RR tracks and                                            depts failure.        would help.
                                                              add more
                                                              features, perhaps
                                                              in the airport
                                                              section or the
                                                              Lockwood
                                                              property.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Watching               I don't know, I did 4                  I did not notice       I did not enjoy the                       We carpooled as        Great job!
Sea Race                                    teammates              not do the                             where the timing       cross country ski                         much as we could
                                            compete.               mountain bike                          mats were during       leg because it was                        and do recycle. I only
                                                                   course.                                the cross country      so congested. I                           discarded waste on-
                                                                                                          leg. It did register   really don't know                         course at the
                                                                                                          a time for me          what can be done                          festival. Thanks for
                                                                                                          though, so that's      to improve this                           offering recycling
                                                                                                          fine! I appreciate     aside from starting                       there.
                                                                                                          the race's efforts     the race in waves.
                                                                                                          to put in extra
                                                                                                          work and time to
                                                                                                          get times for the
                                                                                                          runners. Our team
                                                                                                          just does this for
                                                                                                          fun, so I don't
                                                                                                          think anyone on
                                                                                                          our teams were
                                                                                                          too worked up
                                                                                                          over it.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        being a participant!                      5-Outstanding!      seemed to have                                                   1 car for 2 teams up What a fun
Sea Race                                                                                                  some glitches on                                                 the mountain         experience! This was
                                                                                                          the                                                                                   my first year as
                                                                                                          downhill/running                                                                      participant and I
                                                                                                          legs                                                                                  thought it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                amazingly well
                                                                                                                                                                                                organized.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments        Rate the           What are your     Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Meeting other          It was a fun         4                  We experienced a The mountain           Switch the downhill   yes and yes      Overall I was
Sea Race                                    racers and being       course but                              malfunction and biking as               run with the                           impressed with the
                                            with my team           misleading to call                      missing times for mentioned earlier.    mountain bike                          coordination and
                                                                   it mountain                             a few of our team                       portion so that the                    efficiency of the
                                                                   biking. I would                         members even                            bike can be in the                     race!
                                                                   expect a race of                        though they were                        mountains and the
                                                                   this scope and                          careful to follow                       runner doesn't have
                                                                   location to                             directions.                             such a physically
                                                                   incorporate                                                                     punishing event
                                                                   mountain trails. I
                                                                   was disappointed
                                                                   to spend so much
                                                                   time on asphalt.

Racer in the Ski to   4                     my leg                 there was no fun 5-Outstanding!         first time doing   there was no beer improve mountain         yes
Sea Race                                                           downhill Felt like                      the race, so no    at the end        bike course
                                                                   road biking on a                        comparison. but it
                                                                   mountain bike                           seemed a little
                                                                                                           confusing with the
                                                                                                           1st 2 legs...
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                                 4
Sea Race
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The amazing                             5-Outstanding!     I had to get called   The road bike to Make the handoff          None more than    It was our first time
Sea Race                                    comraderie with                                            back after passing    canoe hand off      areas a safer place to usual             doing the race, and it
                                            the other racers.                                          through it twice to   was scary! The      exchange.                                was an amazing
                                            Our canoe leg was                                          have my chip          road bikes were                                              experience. The
                                            well stocked with                                          manually scanned.     coming in way too                                            dedication and
                                            experienced                                                Not very fluid.       fast to have                                                 experience of your
                                            volunteers and                                                                   canoers going out                                            organizers was well
                                            helpers                                                                          into the street to                                           displayed and
                                                                                                                             retrieve the                                                 appreciated.
                                                                                                                             wristbands. I saw
                                                                                                                             5 collisions during
                                                                                                                             my time waiting to
                                                                                                                             exchange, and one
                                                                                                                             guy left in an
                                                                                                                             ambulance.
                                                                                                                             Something has to
                                                                                                                             be done about
                                                                                                                             that handoff.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The amazing                             5-Outstanding!     I had to get called   The road bike to      Make the handoff       None more than   It was our first time
Sea Race                                    comraderie with                                            back after passing    canoe hand off        areas a safer place to usual            doing the race, and it
                                            the other racers.                                          through it twice to   was scary! The        exchange.                               was an amazing
                                            Our canoe leg was                                          have my chip          road bikes were                                               experience. The
                                            well stocked with                                          manually scanned.     coming in way too                                             dedication and
                                            experienced                                                Not very fluid.       fast to have                                                  experience of your
                                            volunteers and                                                                   canoers going out                                             organizers was well
                                            helpers                                                                          into the street to                                            displayed and
                                                                                                                             retrieve the                                                  appreciated.
                                                                                                                             wristbands. I saw
                                                                                                                             5 collisions during
                                                                                                                             my time waiting to
                                                                                                                             exchange, and one
                                                                                                                             guy left in an
                                                                                                                             ambulance.
                                                                                                                             Something has to
                                                                                                                             be done about
                                                                                                                             that handoff.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     racing                 Move it to a     5-Outstanding!     It did not work.      The results were      Everything other than We carpooled      I think the downhill
Sea Race                                                           mountain. Switch                                          unreliable and not    the timing system                       ski/snowboard
                                                                   the running and                                           updated quickly. I    seemed to go                            should come down a
                                                                   mountain bike                                             only got one          smoothly.                               slightly more
                                                                   legs.                                                     results text                                                  aggressive run and
                                                                                                                             message.                                                      maybe a pond skim
                                                                                                                                                                                           before the finish line.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on      volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain        event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?        in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                             friendliness and
                                                                                       helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Competing with         Due to the          4                  Umm...make sure Not being able to I'd prefer a cotton t-        Yes! We carpooled
Sea Race                                    friends!               shortened course,                      it works! :)    get to the finish on shirt! Go back to 100      when possible and
                                                                   the canoe team                                         time due to          mile course!               brought recyclables
                                                                   could not get to                                       shortened mtn                                   home!
                                                                   the end of the                                         bike and kayak
                                                                   race on time to                                        legs.
                                                                   cheer in the
                                                                   kayaker! The
                                                                   canoe parking
                                                                   was a mess!

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The Finish Line!                           5-Outstanding!     Still haven't got  Traffic Jam leaving Please see the above yes! This should be       Lot 'O' fun
Sea Race                                                                                                  our individual leg the canoe pull-out two comments          rewarded for each
                                                                                                          results            area because of                          team.
                                                                                                                             mtn. bike leg.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The Finish Line!                           5-Outstanding!     Still haven't got  Traffic Jam leaving Please see the above yes! This should be       Lot 'O' fun
Sea Race                                                                                                  our individual leg the canoe pull-out two comments          rewarded for each
                                                                                                          results            area because of                          team.
                                                                                                                             mtn. bike leg.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        participating          none I didn't do it 5-Outstanding!     no problems         not getting the       It's great.           yes                   awesome! Great
Sea Race                                                                                                  except we didn't    times for running                                                 volunteers!
                                                                                                          get the times for   and downhill
                                                                                                          running and         skiing
                                                                                                          downhill skiing
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Community coming Did not race this         5-Outstanding!     Horrible. Did not   Timing chip and       GPS timing chips,     No                    The video board near
Sea Race                                    together         leg                                          capture my time     color of t-shirts     quicker release off                         the beer garden was
                                                                                                          for downhill leg.                         the mountain.                               nice.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the    area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system      which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?    disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                             5-Outstanding!     Needs to be more None                    Have a visual system Recycled!
Sea Race                                                                                               efficient                                tracking racers rather
                                                                                                                                                than making
                                                                                                                                                announcements
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Organizers did a       None             5-Outstanding!     Downhill skiers    Finish line of the    I don't know                           fantastic. Our first
Sea Race                                    great job                                                  and runners didn't road bike leg.                                               time but it won't be
                                                                                                       get times?         Road bikers                                                  our last i hope
                                                                                                                          couldn't tell where
                                                                                                                          finish line was and
                                                                                                                          many shot past it
                                                                                                                          with the person
                                                                                                                          waiting for them
                                                                                                                          running after
                                                                                                                          them. I saw one
                                                                                                                          crash and many
                                                                                                                          near crashes. Very
                                                                                                                          dangerous I
                                                                                                                          thought

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        canoe leg              none             5-Outstanding!     nice system,      getting out of         traffic wardens at   ummmm...no        its a great event, we
Sea Race                                                                                               provided it works Hovander after         Hovander to expedite                   look forward to
                                                                                                                         the race               the exit                               doing it again next
                                                                                                                                                                                       year!
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The atmosphere                          5-Outstanding!     Had issues that    None other than                            carpooled         This was my second
Sea Race                                    and overall                                                you are already    the timing                                                   race and I thought
                                            experience                                                 aware of                                                                        that it is the best and
                                                                                                                                                                                       most organized
                                                                                                                                                                                       event I have ever
                                                                                                                                                                                       been part of.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Community              None             5-Outstanding!     No results for     Just timing.            Have snowboarders Carpool.
Sea Race                                    between racers.                                            runner, of which I                         wear numbers on the
                                                                                                       am one, so that                            side, so the number
                                                                                                       was a little                               can be seen as they
                                                                                                       disappointing                              are coming down

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Kayak leg              none             5-Outstanding!     needs work           no                    improve timing        no               no
Sea Race
Racer in the Ski to   4                     the people!                             5-Outstanding!     what timing?         timing                timing                oh yes indeed!
Sea Race
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Trying a new leg.      NA               4                  Timing is very       The timing            Clear pathways: 1) I A little.         Good thing the kayak
Sea Race, Support                                                                                      important. The txt   malfunction at the    saw special event                      course was cut short
for Team in Race                                                                                       msg to cell phones   downhill/running      vehicles having                        this year to keep the
                                                                                                       still isn't          exchange.             trouble driving past                   wind off the sterns.
                                                                                                       consistant.                                the crowed on the
                                                                                                       Improvements in                            mtn. 2) Getting
                                                                                                       data                                       kayaks out of the
                                                                                                       communication                              parked was a pain
                                                                                                       would help. Mtn.                           with the crowed
                                                                                                       area is probably                           blocking the path and
                                                                                                       difficult to over                          you want the kayak
                                                                                                       come.                                      area cleared of boats.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on       volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain         event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?         in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     the excitment of       Our team, #245       5-Outstanding!     This is my first      I was              they slowed me           Just get the timing    Yes we did!
Sea Race                                    our team coming        didnt get its                           year, so I cant       disappoinnted that down a ton!!"            issue figured out!
                                            together, working      number called! So                       relate to any past    I thought this was
                                            hard and taking        being the Mt                            years! I thought it   a get down,
                                            2nd place in the       biker, I wasnt as                       worked good!          muddy dirty
                                            Rec division!!         ready as I would                        Except for the        course, with a lot
                                                                   have liked to have                      already               of single track"
                                                                   been!                                   mentioned issues      style paths! So I
                                                                                                           with the results!     had my big beefy
                                                                                                                                 muddy tires on my
                                                                                                                                 bike! Ooops
Racer in the Ski to   4                                                                 4
Sea Race
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Crossing the finish none                    5-Outstanding!     Seemed about the    the number of           The boat inspection   yes to carpooling
Sea Race                                    line                                                           same. At the        boats I saw over        seemed slow. Glad     and recycling
                                                                                                           canoe area about    turning. We             to see it.
                                                                                                           12:30 they          rescued one
                                                                                                           switched to         person. Good job
                                                                                                           holding out a pad   on rescue crew
                                                                                                           for us to put the   placement but
                                                                                                           chip on.            people just
                                                                                                                               seemed to be
                                                                                                                               falling in all over.
                                                                                                                               Friends on the
                                                                                                                               ferndale bridge
                                                                                                                               saw 2 boats flip.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     being part of a        none, I ran this     5-Outstanding!     very disappointed running time              better timing         only brought
Sea Race                                    team and the           year                                    as I didn't receive                                               reusable water
                                            Bellingham                                                     an official time                                                  bottles, used
                                            community                                                                                                                        appropriate disposal
                                                                                                                                                                             sites
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the     do you have on     volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?          the Mountain       event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                                 Bike course?       in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                              friendliness and
                                                                                        helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                                                            4                  I think everyone                            the traffic for the                          i think the volunteers
Sea Race                                                                                                   was friendly - just                         kayaks to get them to                        did the best they
                                                                                                           not sure what the                           a waiting station. My                        could and i really
                                                                                                           tasks were on how                           suggestion would be                          appreciate it and
                                                                                                           to direct people if                         an exit lane behind                          there wasn't a lot of
                                                                                                           they we not in the                          the booths- along the                        clear directions and
                                                                                                           proper spot.                                tracks for just                              holding the space-
                                                                                                                                                       kayakers and their                           one guy said- don't
                                                                                                                                                       pickups- too hard to                         look at me- i'm not in
                                                                                                                                                       do in foot traffic.                          charge- i didn't know
                                                                                                                                                                                                    how to get my boat
                                                                                                                                                                                                    in the water.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Everything was           Didn't see it. I   5-Outstanding!     This was my first     Need faster
Sea Race                                    great! This was my       was too tired                         race, so I have       updates on the
                                            first ski to sea and I   from the canoe                        nothing to            Iphone app.
                                            plan on returning        wind tunnel.                          compare it to. But
                                            as much as                                                     it seems to have
                                            possible.                                                      had lots of
                                                                                                           problems.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The competition          I did not do the   5-Outstanding!     Please use a back     NO, I had fun the     The timing system       Yes, we carpooled.   I loved it, my family
Sea Race                                    and training for         mountain bike                         up next year, and     whole time.           and adjusting the                            is already planning
                                            such a grueling          course.                               push back the                               early release times.                         on doing it again next
                                            event with my                                                  time for the                                                                             year.
                                            family.                                                        sweeper van a
                                                                                                           little bit, like 10
                                                                                                           more minutes.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the   area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system     which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?   disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        The band at the     n/a                 5-Outstanding!     other than the    no.                   I would like a course no, drove the same     I did the bike leg, and
Sea Race                                    DOT station.                                               downhill/run                            that didn't have      amount as last year.   we had the 1/2 mile
                                            Brilliant idea!                                            transition seemed                       kayakers as the last                         warning when our
                                            Please bring them                                          fine. I like the                        leg, since the wind                          runner was
                                            back next year, and                                        early release                           and waves are almost                         approaching. It
                                            consider having                                            option for the                          always worse in the                          would be nice if
                                            bands at the                                               kayakers. More                          afternoon.                                   there was also a 200
                                            bike/canoe                                                 time in the beer                                                                     meter warning, so
                                            transition also.                                           garden!                                                                              we would have 30
                                                                                                                                                                                            seconds to get into
                                                                                                                                                                                            the actual transition
                                                                                                                                                                                            zone, instead of
                                                                                                                                                                                            everyone trying to
                                                                                                                                                                                            jockey for place and
                                                                                                                                                                                            waiting to see the
                                                                                                                                                                                            runner before being
                                                                                                                                                                                            able to move into
                                                                                                                                                                                            the handoff zone.

Racer in the Ski to   2                     The festival           I think it should 4                 As a runner, I was Not getting my       Switch the run leg    No
Sea Race                                                           be switched with                    disappointed that time                  with the mountain
                                                                   the runner course                   my time was not                         bike leg
                                                                                                       scored. Perhaps
                                                                                                       runners and
                                                                                                       downhill skiers
                                                                                                       should be given a
                                                                                                       boundary bay
                                                                                                       coupon!
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        canoe                  none             5-Outstanding!                                                                   yes
Sea Race
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in    we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were         make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?          even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     The festival                            3-Average          Still don't have a                         Organize the           Carpooled a ton       Was really fun!
Sea Race                                                                                               time or finishing                          competitors bags
                                                                                                       position on my leg                         better, was kind of
                                                                                                       so can't really                            hard to pick up things
                                                                                                       comment...or                               of teammates.
                                                                                                       can't really
                                                                                                       comment well at
                                                                                                       least
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                Great energy and Not a real mt       5-Outstanding!        SUCKED...took      The timing... I still   The timing and a new yes- xc, ski, run &     changing the xc ski
Sea Race                                    team spirit! Early course... to much                       approx. three days think it is wrong!      MTB course           bike all car pooled.    route may be
                                            release of traffic road.                                   from my time to                                                                         beneficial for the
                                            from the mountain                                          appear online.                                                                          slower skiers. Having
                                            was helpful.                                                                                                                                       to stop for the fast
                                                                                                                                                                                               skiers created
                                                                                                                                                                                               another bottle neck
                                                                                                                                                                                               just as the field was
                                                                                                                                                                                               spreading out.

Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The actual event    NA                  4                  A few glitches to   There did not       Management of            Yes, we carpooled as
Sea Race                                    that I competed in.                                        work out, but       seem to be any      traffic out of           much as possible.
                                                                                                       seemed okay.        traffic             Hovander Park.
                                                                                                                           management
                                                                                                                           when leaving
                                                                                                                           Hovander Park. It
                                                                                                                           took us 2 hours to
                                                                                                                           get out of the
                                                                                                                           parking area. It
                                                                                                                           was total gridlock.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        finishing my leg of n/a                 5-Outstanding!     n/a                 runners - the         release the runners yes
Sea Race                                    the race                                                                       sweep van picked      earlier 15 minutes
                                                                                                                           up our runner 2/ 1    early release so they
                                                                                                                           mile left.            have a better chance
                                                                                                                                                 of finishing their part
                                                                                                                                                 of the race.

Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        dinner before and      none             5-Outstanding!     It still seems to   Traffic in            Figure out the timing. No, sorry.      Loved Polecat
Sea Race                                    after the race.                                            need work. It's a   Fairhaven sucks.      Everything else is                     Sunday morning.
                                                                                                       tough problem                             perfect.                               Good idea to start
                                                                                                       and you're                                                                       earlier and the early
                                                                                                       working it but it                                                                releases are a great
                                                                                                       ain't there yet.                                                                 idea.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        sense of               Add back some of 5-Outstanding!     Ok for Mtn bike
Sea Race                                    community              the technical                       leg.
                                                                   loops from last
                                                                   year. Mile
                                                                   markers would be
                                                                   helpful.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Racing                 good             4                  good                                      I was in the road race recycle
Sea Race                                                                                                                                         and the place to put
                                                                                                                                                 your stuff was nice
                                                                                                                                                 but my runner didn't
                                                                                                                                                 know about it and by
                                                                                                                                                 stuff got left. Maybe
                                                                                                                                                 announcing to the
                                                                                                                                                 runners that there is
                                                                                                                                                 a spot would be nice.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on        volunteers and     thoughts on the     area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain          event organizers   timing system       which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?          in terms of        used this year?     disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                               friendliness and
                                                                                         helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   1-Needs much          camaraderie after      Terrible. I have      3-Average          There was the one   MTB course. see       The downhill run       it wasn't an effort, it see above
Sea Race              improvement           the race               done MTB races                           big probelm, but    above. Just call it   should be a trail run. comes naturally.
                                                                   since 1990, and                          overall ok. It      the flat roadie       And the MTB course
                                                                   this was the                             should be a non-    course next time.     should be up on the
                                                                   worst one I have                         issue however.                            mountain. Move the
                                                                   ever been in.                                                                      roadie course to the
                                                                   Seriously,                                                                         flats.
                                                                   triathlon bikes
                                                                   with aero bars
                                                                   and disc wheels
                                                                   on 23mm slick
                                                                   tires? You can't
                                                                   call that a MTB
                                                                   race. I won't be
                                                                   doing it next year.
                                                                   I rode a real mtb,
                                                                   and have done
                                                                   Ironman
                                                                   triathlons, and I
                                                                   couldnt keep up
                                                                   with the roadies
                                                                   on the MTB
                                                                   course, pathetic.
What was your role    Rate your             What was your          What comments    Rate the           What are your        Was there any         What do you think Did your team make Any other comments
in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   3-Good                The weather.                            4                  Be sure to turn     Getting up at 3:30 Less stuff at the finish
Sea Race                                                                                               them off the night  in the morning. All line. Shorter wait to
                                                                                                       before. The timing  the food boths      get off mountain.
                                                                                                       chip part needs     and beergarden at
                                                                                                       help hard to hold.  the finishline.
                                                                                                                           Made for way to
                                                                                                                           many people and
                                                                                                                           hard to to kayacks
                                                                                                                           out.
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Being at the                            5-Outstanding!     Didn't seem to                          The x-country ski       We carpool, and   Another well done
Sea Race                                    mountain.                                                  work very well,                         course, which I did, always recycle. :)   race. Crazy, but well
                                                                                                       but I think you all                     seemed to have the                        done. :)
                                                                                                       know that. :)                           most bottlenecks,
                                                                                                                                               waiting periods and
                                                                                                                                               crashes of any year
                                                                                                                                               that I've done it. I
                                                                                                                                               think the dip/ gate at
                                                                                                                                               the bottom of the
                                                                                                                                               first hill caused a TON
                                                                                                                                               of problems, both for
                                                                                                                                               the 1st and 2nd
                                                                                                                                               loops. Not sure if the
                                                                                                                                               new course works
                                                                                                                                               better than the old
                                                                                                                                               one or not...
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!                                                3-Average
Sea Race
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on    volunteers and     thoughts on the      area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain      event organizers   timing system        which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?      in terms of        used this year?      disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                           friendliness and
                                                                                     helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        crossing my finish     Think the course 4                   The timing chip      With the results      Toilets were very full   We usually travel up      If the error with the
Sea Race                                    line and watching      is more                              holder was too       not being posted      in the upper parking     to the mtn with just      timing system was
                                            our team finish at     challenging, just                    large for those of   in a timely manner    lot already in the       the first three legs of   due to an employee
                                            marine park            enough so that                       us with smaller      and our road biker    morning. I would         the race but this         leaving it on all night
                                                                   not just anyone                      wrist and            would have like       suggest more units in    year we drove a           I would suggest that
                                                                   can jump on a                        obviously there      even a cup of         the upper parking lot.   larger van and            there be two
                                                                   bike and do that                     were some issue      water at the end      It was pretty gross.     dropped our road          employees
                                                                   leg                                  since we have not    of her leg. I         You have everyone        biker off on the way      responsible in
                                                                                                        seen final result    understand that       stopping there                                     making sure that it
                                                                                                        yet                  using bottles is      before the head to                                 doesn't happen again
                                                                                                                             wasteful but there    the lodge area and
                                                                                                                             could have been a     need more than
                                                                                                                             water stand at the    three
                                                                                                                             end.
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        party before at        way too hard - it 5-Outstanding!     let's ignore the     spotters for road     remove length          we always carpool           a camera backup for
Sea Race                                    boundary bay.          wasn't a mtn bike                    goof up. so, it      bike.                 restriction on rec div                             manual timing. ugly -
                                            band at DOT was        at all.                              worked great.                              for canoe.                                         but life safer.
                                            awesome - and
                                            food/coffee
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Team bonding/Fun-      Didn't mountain 4                    Obviously there      timing issues         timing.. also road     we carpooled and            :) sickk!!
Sea Race                                    ness                   bike. don't know                     was problems                               biking should start at recycled beers
                                                                                                        with the timing... i                       heather meadows
                                                                                                        dont think you                             instead of the
                                                                                                        should have to                             running... and
                                                                                                        bend down.                                 running should
                                                                                                                                                   should be the last 10
                                                                                                                                                   miles of the road
                                                                                                                                                   biking into everson
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the       area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system         which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?       disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   5-Outstanding!        Competing and                           5-Outstanding!     Fine except                                                     yes, lots of
Sea Race                                    watching the race                                          dh/run                                                          carpooling.
                                            progress thru the                                          malfunction.
                                            county.
Racer in the Ski to   1-Needs much          The canoe course       none             1-Get new people Terrible. Early         Their needs to be see above               Yes and it failed   There was a great
Sea Race              improvement           was fun.                                in these positions time release really   a volunteer lead at                       drastically         mishap that occurred
                                                                                                       messed up our         every site. There is                                          and volunteers at
                                                                                                       transportation        no excuse for the                                             both the everson and
                                                                                                       plans                 sites not to have                                             ferndale location
                                                                                                                             contact with each                                             were unhelpful and
                                                                                                                             other                                                         unsympathetic.
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     watching the       None, I paddled      5-Outstanding!     My first Ski to Sea,   one chase boat on     End the race          Dropping off the      Thank you, thank
Sea Race                                    handoff from the the Canoe course.                         so unable to           the Nooksack          somewhere away        canoe the night       you, thank you to the
                                            road bikers to the                                         compare. I would       went fast enough      from the Festival     before would have nth power.
                                            canoe paddlers.                                            suggest that you       to create a 10-20     people, who have      expended
                                            some bikers just                                           elevate the            inch wake. Other      nothing to do with    unnecessary fuel for
                                            didn't know when                                           sensors so that        chase boats were      the S2S race. Make    us as we were
                                            to slow down or                                            racers wouldn't        much better           a bottle of water     staying in B'ham.
                                            stop--oops, that                                           have to both slow      behaved.              available to          Am not at all sure
                                            was kind of                                                down and stoop.                              competitors at the    why it was
                                            dangerous, tho I                                           I'm not sure a                               end of each leg to    necessary, esp since
                                            neither saw nor                                            mass start for the                           help them jumpstart   the canoe leg was
                                            heard of any                                               first event is even                          their recovery. The   the 5th event. How
                                            mishaps. two                                               necessary if we                              awards ceremony       many people
                                            bikers dropped                                             have the sensor                              can be anywhere but   actually did that? If
                                            their timing chips                                         technology. The                              near that awful       we were staying in
                                            on the same square                                         downside of                                  festival.             Everson, it might
                                            inch of asphalt--                                          running the race                                                   have made sense.
                                            maybe their                                                as a time trial is
                                            paddlers saw which                                         that the drama of
                                            chip was theirs.                                           the close finish
                                                                                                       such as we had
                                                                                                       this year would
                                                                                                       have been lost.
                                                                                                       Maybe 4 separate
                                                                                                       starts of 125
                                                                                                       teams (seeded if
                                                                                                       possible) per start
                                                                                                       at 7-10 min
                                                                                                       intervals would
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in the Ski to Sea     experience in the Ski favorite part of the   do you have on   volunteers and     thoughts on the        area of the race in   we could improve to any type of effort to on the Ski to Sea
Festival? (check as   to Sea BIG Race held Ski to Sea Race?        the Mountain     event organizers   timing system          which you were        make the 2013 race drive less or recycle? Race?
many that apply)      on Sunday, May                               Bike course?     in terms of        used this year?        disappointed?         even better?
                      27th                                                          friendliness and
                                                                                    helpfulness
Racer in the Ski to   4                     Finishing the race                      4                  It was not very                              timing system
Sea Race                                    and ringing the bell                                       accurate and even
                                                                                                       though the
                                                                                                       volunteers told
                                                                                                       me my time was
                                                                                                       clocked in I ended
                                                                                                       up not having an
                                                                                                       official time online

Racer in the Ski to