Ironman GNCC Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 7, 2015 11:10am | by:

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In just under a month's time, the 2015 Amsoil Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, will descend upon Crawfordsville, Indiana, for the 21st Annual Ironman GNCC. On October 31 and November 1, Ironman Raceway will play host to the GNCC season finale, which has once again been deemed a "pink race" in honor of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This year's AMSOIL Ironman GNCC is going pink!
This year's AMSOIL Ironman GNCC is going pink! photo: Ken Hill

The goal of Ironman's pink effort is to raise awareness and funds locally for breast cancer care and research, while also bringing the GNCC Racing community together for a cause that transcends racing. The pink livery will make a dynamic contrast to the woods, hills, and mud of the iconic Ironman GNCC. 

GNCC Racing will relax number-plate background codes for the race and encourage riders to run pink backgrounds, available via Powersport Grafx. Same as last year, a $22.95 pink front number plate background will result in a $5 donation; however, this year a full set of front and side backgrounds will retail for a reduced price of $59.95 and includes a $10 donation. In addition, each order will include one free mini plate.

RidePG.com will also sell exclusive GNCC breast cancer awareness race stickers for a minimum $1 donation. Donations will go to the Montgomery County Free Clinic (MCFC), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mammogram examinations. A recent partnership with Montgomery Country Community Foundation (MCCF) has allowed MCFC to continue to provide support for those affected by breast cancer. MCCF will match fifty cents to every dollar that is raised throughout the event. 

Riders are encouraged to deck their bikes out in pink as well as themselves.
Riders are encouraged to deck their bikes out in pink as well as themselves. photo: Ken Hill

The race facility will be adorned in pink, including a special pink podium backdrop. The backdrop will be autographed by each podium finisher during the weekend and auctioned off, with proceeds going to the MCFC. Additionally, pink-themed trophies, awards, T-shirts, and plaques will ensure a memorable scene for all. Racers and spectators can get in on the fun by bringing and wearing pink clothes, riding gear, graphics, and other decorations. 

The GNCC Trick-or-Treat for the kids makes its return for the Ironman GNCC on Saturday evening, October 31. Candy will be located at rider registration, vendor row, and the amateur pits, so bring your best costumes and enjoy the holiday festivities. Anyone who is interested in passing out candy may come to rider registration and receive balloons to post at your location informing all trick-or-treaters that you are open for business.

Don't miss out on the 2015 AMSOIL GNCC series finale!
Don't miss out on the 2015 AMSOIL GNCC series finale! photo: Ken Hill

Adult (12+) gate admission is $20 for the full weekend and $10 for kids ages 6-11. Children 5 and under are free. All admission includes pro pit access. On both Saturday and Sunday, the youth division races are at 8 a.m., amateurs race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and pros race at 1 p.m. The final round of Side-by-Side racing will take place at 4:30 p.m., following the ATVs on Saturday afternoon.

The 2015 Amsoil Grand National Cross Country Series continues October 17 and 18 with the penultimate round of the 2015 season with the ITP Powerline Park GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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