2 Adventure Races – 12 hours of extreme adventure racing, type 2 fun; or 3 hours of outdoorsy fun for families and beginners to the sport of adventure racing and navigation. Registration is live for both events. Details for the 3 hour event are included below.
The 12 hour race is an Adventure Racing World Series, North America (ARWS-NA) points race, and a United States Adventure Racing Association (USARA) sanctioned points race. During the race, each time will receive one set of topographic maps with pre-plotted checkpoints that you will use to navigate the course with map and compass only, while trekking/running, mountain biking, & paddling. The team that finds the most checkpoints within the 12 hour time limit wins. If teams don’t make it back before the time cut-off, they will lose 1 checkpoint for every minute they’re late. Teams sizes can range from of 1-4 people. Approximated distances for each section of the course are still being finalized. Racers are required to bring their own solo or tandem canoe/kayak, SUP, packraft, etc. Any non-motorized, non-pedal boats are allowed. A limited number of rental boats are available to reserve. See event page for details.) Mountain bikes are highly recommended and racers will be required to carry mandatory individual and team gear during the race (to be announced). There will be at least one opportunity to drop and access a gear bag during the race. All checkpoints are optional and your team can tackle as much or as little of the course as you’re up for. This race has something for everyone, from newcomers, to competitive adventure racers who are looking for a fun challenge in a cool place! If you’re into trail running, hiking, geocaching, treasure hunting, or have seen Eco Challenge Fiji on Amazon, this race and the sport of adventure racing are for you!
Racers must provide their own boats (canoes, kayaks, SUPs, packrafts), paddles, and PFDs, or rent one for the race. Due to the semi-remote location of the race, finding enough rental boats to provide one for all racers is challenging, so we highly encourage you to bring your own. There will be a limited number of first come, first serve rentals available. Rental prices are dependent on the size of the boat, for example a tandem kayak or 4-person canoe will cost more than a solo kayak. Paddling will be on a medium sized lake/body of water, which can get choppy in windy conditions. While a packraft will work for the race, a touring canoe, kayak, or SUP is ideal. Any non-motorized/non-pedal human powered boat will be allowed. 2-4 person teams may use multi-person canoes/kayaks or solo canoes/kayaks. We will be using the Tug Hill Outfitters fleet of kayaks/canoes first, then working with regional outfitting businesses to provide additional rental boats as needed. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-807-3696) as soon as possible, if you need a rental boat. Racers will be required to drop boats off at a transition area located a short drive from the race start in the morning before the race. We will transport boats back to the start/finish. We will have volunteers at the site at all times to make sure your boats are safe. If you rent a boat for the race, we will transport it for you.
The Tug Hill Extreme Adventure is a USARA sanctioned race and membership in USARA is required for all participants. Participants who are not USARA members can purchase a single day membership during registration for $8 each.
Post race festivities will be at the Osceola Ski & Sport Resort. There will be a post race meal and one craft beer or other NA beverage per racer, then beer and other food/beverages for sale at the lodge. We’ll have awards about 30 mins after the race finish with prizes for top finishers in each division.
Race headquarters (start/finish) is located at Osceola Ski & Sport Resort, 1573 Osceola Rd, Osceola, NY 13316. Primitive camping is available in their mowed fields. Camping facilities include access to porta potties, a water bottle filling station with hose. If you have a camper, there will not be electricity hook-ups available, please contact email@example.com if you have questions. The lodge will be open early on race morning, and tables will be available indoors for race planning. Camping will be available on Friday night, June 2nd, and Saturday night, June 3rd. Camping is $15 per person, per night. Other local lodging options are the hotel, Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, NY (20-25 mintues), Tug Hill Resort (20 minutes), and hotels in the Rome, Boonville, or Syracuse area (35 minutes to 1 hour).
Contact Tug Hill Outfitters, firstname.lastname@example.org; 315-807-3696
USARA Memberships can be purchased during registration.
Saturday, June 3, 2023
1573 Osceola Rd, Camden, NY 13316
Osceola Ski & Sport Resort
12 Hour Race Pricing
3 Hour Race Pricing