Big Marsh Short Track Series Championship, Saturday Aug 3rd 


The MTB Short Track race will be on a spectator friendly one-mile lap course utilizing the infamous Meltdown uphill start and finish. The course will have grass, multitrack, single track, and the bermed downhill for a little bit of everything to challenge the rider in a fast paced 20-30 minute sprint race. Note, these races are all on a "time" + 1 lap format. After the specified time for each category is reached, there will be one lap after the leader passes the finish line. All riders in each category, regardless of age or gender will start in a single wave. Sign up early, as each category will be limited to 50 riders.

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Race Start Times

  • 12:00pm Registration opens
  • 2:00pm Juniors
  • 2:45pm Novice
  • 3:30pm Sport
  • 4:15pm Pro/Expert

Competition Categories

Juniors Novice  Sport 

M/F 16 and under only

15 min + 1 lap

M/F all age groups

15 min + 1 lap

M/F all age groups

20 min + 1 lap



M/F all age groups

25 min + 1 lap


Entry Fees & Registration Deadlines

  • Note: Separate, complete registrations will be required if racing both the Short Track and XC events.
  • On-line registration: $15 for CAMBr members, $20 for non-cambr members (sign up). No refunds or transfers.
  • August 2nd, 2019 : Online registration closes at 11:59 pm CST.
  • Day of Race : $30 Race day registration, on-site at CAMBr Registration Tent. Cash or check ONLY.
    NOTE: Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the start time of each race.

Age Classes (Junior Only)

  • 10 and Under
  • 11-13
  • 14-16

Race Prizes

  • Only placing for top 10 M/F in each category will be tracked. Finish times will not be recorded. 
  • Medals will be awarded for the top 3 M/F in each age class for Juniors only. 
  • Medals will be awarded for the top 3 M/F overall in each category.
  • Top 3 places in Men's & Women's Pro/Expert Class will receive cash payouts! $650 cash purse!!

Payout Schedule for Pro/Expert Races. Same for men and women!! 1st - $150, 2nd - $100, and 3rd - $75.