Valor Games SE 2021 Athlete FAQ

Due to COVID-19 and evolving local, state, and national guidelines/restrictions answers to some of the questions below may change. We will work to make sure you are kept updated on the latest developments.

When is Valor Games Southeast 2021?

*Subject to change

Monday May 24 – Thursday May 27, 2021

All athletes are expected to participate in activities all 4 days including opening and closing ceremonies.

Check-in begins at 1500 on May 24
VGSE2021 will culminate with a closing ceremony ending 1430 on May 27

Please plan your travel accordingly.

When will I hear if I have been chosen to compete?

The application for VGSE2021 opens Tuesday January 5, 2021 at 1200EST
VGSE2021 Athletes were notified on March 10, 2021. Applicants not initially accepted will automatically be placed on the waitlist.

What happens if I am placed on the the waitlist?

If a chosen athletes is unable to attend the games, someone from the waitlist will be chosen to participate. Bridge II Sports staff will notify you if a spot opens.

How do I choose my sports?

VGSE2021 Athletes will be sent an event registration email and unique authorized link allowing them to pick their competition sport for each day and recreational sport.

How do I get to Valor Games Southeast 2021?

Athletes are responsible for securing and funding their own transportation to VGSE2021 and home from the games.

VGSE2021 will provide all transportation to competition venues during the games. Athletes must ride on VGSE2021 transportation during the games.

Where are the closest transportation hubs?

Airport:
Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)

Bus:
Durham Bus Station
515 W Pettigrew St.
Durham, NC 27701

Train:
Durham Train Station
601 West Main St.
Durham, NC 27701

Please notify VGSE staff of travel arrangements prior to the games
events@bridge2sports.org; 866-880-2742 x12

Where do I check in for the games?

*Current plan based on previous years – subject to change

Check-in for all athletes:
Monday May 24, 2021; 1500-1800
DoubleTree Hotel RTP/RDU
4810 Page Creek Lane
Durham, NC 27703

At check-in athletes will receive hotel assignments, receive VGSE2021 official swag, confirm schedule and sign necessary paperwork.

Where are competitions held?

*Current plan based on previous years – subject to change

Tuesday May 25, 2021
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Dean E. Smith Center
Boccia
Air Rifle
Sitting Volleyball

Wednesday May 26, 2021
Duke University
Cameron Indoor Stadium and K-Ville
Wheelchair Basketball
Indoor Rowing
Archery (Beginner and Intermediate)
Powerlifting
Table Tennis

Thursday May 27, 2021
Lake Crabtree County Park
Kayaking
Shot Put
Cycling
Archery (Advanced)

Where will I be staying?

*Current plan based on previous years – subject to change

Athletes will be staying in the DoubleTree Hotel RTP/RDU, Homewood Suites or Hotel Indigo.

VGSE2021 will provide accomodations for nights of May 24, 25, and 26.  
If you plan to arrive early to the games or stay after the games have ended you are responsible for your own accomodations.

Opening Ceremony and evening dinners will be at the DoubleTree Hotel.

All hotels are in close proximity. A shuttle van between hotels will be provided in the evenings.

How do I get to competition each day?

*Current plan based on previous years – subject to change

A fleet of buses provided by local transit will transport athletes to and from competition venues each day.

ALL athletes are expected to ride on VGSE designated transporation every day. Athletes are NOT permitted to drive themselves to competition venues.

I am bringing my own competition equipment. What do I do with it?

If you are bringing cycles, air rifles or archery equipment it must be checked in during registration on May 24. Staff will tag your equipment with your name and phone number and give you a receipt.
All equipment is secured and locked for safety. If are bringing your own bow, please also bring your own arrows.

Cycles will be stored in transport containers and delivered to Lake Crabtree County Park on Thursday May 27 for cycling.

Due to university regulations, Bridge II Sports must have ONE designated person that is responsible for transporting ‘weapons’ (air rifles and bows) on the the campuses of UNC and Duke.  On days of competition your equipment will be on site for your use and then will be returned to the secure room at the hotel.

All equipment can be picked up at the DoubleTree Hotel on May 27 after closing ceremony.

Is food provided?

*Current plan based on previous years – subject to change

Yes!  Food is provided Tuesday breakfast through Thursday lunch.
If you have dietary restrictions please notify Bridge II Sports so we can coordinate accordingly.

Tuesday May 25
Breakfast at designated hotel
Lunch at UNC Dean Smith Center
Snacks
Dinner at DoubleTree Hotel- Banquet style awards dinner

Wednesday May 26
Breakfast at designated hotel
Lunch at Duke University
Snacks
Dinner at DoubleTree Hotel- Banquet style awards dinner

Thursday May 27
Breakfast at designated hotel
Snacks
Lunch during Closing Ceremony

(On Monday May 24 there will be a cook out at the DoubleTree Hotel during check-in. We work hard to make sure all athletes have an opportunity to eat during that time but cannot guarantee.)

What are the sport rules?

Click here for past sport rules for all 11 sports offered at VGSE (updated VGSE2021 rules will be available in early 2021)

What is the difference between a ‘competitive sport’ and a ‘non-competitive sport’?

Each day of competition at VGSE2021 Athletes can participate in ONE competitive sport.
This is the sport you are eligible to earn a medal in.

One of the goals of Valor Games SE is for athletes to discover new sports and ‘Find the Player Within’
The non-competitive sport(s) you participate in each day allow you to expand your adapted sport horizons.
There are no medals awarded for non-competitive sport participation.