By: GNCC Racing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 12, 2016) – With the 22nd Annual Ironman Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) race just around the corner, Crawfordsville, Ind. is set to host the 13th and final round of the 2016 AMSOIL GNCC Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship. Taking place the weekend of Oct. 29-30, the season finale will be deemed a “pink race” in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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 attire will make a dynamic contrast to the woods, hills and mud of the iconic Ironman GNCC.2016 gncc ironman

GNCC Racing will relax number-plate background codes for the race and encourage riders to run pink backgrounds, available via Stuk MX Graphix. Same as last year, a $22.95 pink front number plate background will result in a $5 donation. A full set of front and side backgrounds will retail for $59.95 and include a $10 donation. In addition, each order will include one free mini plate. will also sell exclusive GNCC breast cancer awareness race stickers for a minimum $1 donation. Stickers will be available at the Stuk MX display along with rider registration. All donations from background sales and stickers will once again go to the Montgomery County Free Clinic (MCFC), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mammogram examinations across the Crawfordsville and Montgomery County region.

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 on Saturday afternoon, 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, Oct. 29, from 5-6 p.m. 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.

Following the GNCC Trick-or-Treat will be a costume contest on the podium and complimentary Parts Unlimited hospitably dinner. Stone Senate will take the stage at 7 p.m., with the popular Davisson Brothers band following.

Adult (12+) gate admission is $20 for the full weekend and $10 for kids ages 6-11. Children five 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 sixth and final round of UTV racing will take place at 4:30 p.m., following the ATVs on Saturday afternoon.

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