Join us for an extreme weekend of fun! Race day is Saturday, June 1, 2024 in Redfield, NY. Choose between two different races on Saturday, and stay for our paddling clinic on Sunday, June 2nd. Registration is live for all events.
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 team 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 if you don’t have your own. (See below 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 (email@example.com, 315-807-3696) as soon as possible, if you need a rental boat. We will transport boats back to the start/finish after the race.
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.
Local lodging options are the hotel, Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, NY, Tug Hill Resort, and hotels in the Rome, Boonville, or Syracuse area (35 minutes to 1 hour). We are working on camping options and will send an update when we have more details.
Saturday, June 1, 2024
12 Hour Race Pricing
3 – 6 Hour Race Pricing