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Cost: How much is this event?
The registration fee for a single vehicle is $115. This fee includes two days of trail riding, a tshirt for the driver, and one dinner. Additional dinners are $12/each, additional tshirts are $15/each, and camping is free, but there is $10 fee if your RV has a holding tank. (Pump-out is an available for $45 more.) Portapotties & hand washing stations will be available.
For more information on registration , please see the official Wheelin’ for Hope online registration. You may also want to bring some extra money in case you get the chance to explore Nelson County.
IDs: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must have a valid drivers license to register as a driver at Wheelin’ for Hope. However, we are a family-friendly event and encourage all ages to attend. One registration guarantees entries for as many SEATBELTS as the registered vehicle has. (Does not include meals, tshirts, etc. for additional attendees.)
Tickets: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Your drivers license will count as your ticket. Be prepared to show it at registration.
Food: What’s for dinner?!
Dinner menu is not yet determined (but it will be good!). Generally, we have great cookout food provided by a local caterer.
One dinner is included with your registration fee, and additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $12.
Location: Where is this event?
Wheelin’ for Hope is taking place at Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County, Virginia. The morning of the event & for check in, all participants and vehicles will meet at the Oak Ridge’s Race Track at the corner of Diggs Mountain Road (Route 668) and Oak Ridge Road in Arrington, Virginia. (View Google Maps)
Vehicles: What does ‘all breed’ mean?/What type of vehicles are allowed?
Wheelin’ for Hope is NOT ATV or dirtbike friendly, for safety reasons. However, we do want you to bring your 4×4 vehicle.
We are truly ALL BREED in that we welcome all brands and models, as well as all levels of modification: right off the dealer’s lot to your long-term project.
The only requirements for your vehicle is that it needs tow points or tie hooks on the front and back (should you need any help), and have a legal registration — we use some state roads to access the trails.
There are trails at Oak Ridge for all types of 4WD vehicles, but remember some of the trails at Oak Ridge are not full-size vehicle friendly. The trees are VERY tight in places.
Are campfires allowed?
Campfires / Open fires are usually banned due to Virginia burn laws (which are based on the amount of rainfall we get), but look for more info closer to the event. We’ll send out an email to participants with details about a week before the event.
Here are last year’s rules for reference:
- Can a propane camp stove be used? Yes, it is considered an approved contained stove.
- Can a Coleman stove be used? Yes, it is considered an approved contained stove.
- Can wood be used to fuel a fire in a grill? No.
- Can I operate a charcoal grill for a cook-out? Yes, but only if the container that holds the charcoal briquettes is in excellent condition with NO holes and the container is covered with a 1/4″ wire mesh screen. The cooking grill can then be placed above this mesh screen.
Who do I contact about lunch?
Although Wheelin’ for Hope provides a catered dinner on Saturday night, you must pack your lunch for on the trails both days. Another Relay for Life team has joined us to offer delicious boxed lunches for preorder. CLICK HERE FOR A LUNCH FORM – They’re due in by April 12th!