Bryce Conquer the Mountain
24 Hour Adventure Race
Bryce Four Season Resort - Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Race Description - USARA National Championship Qualifier
Do you think you are ready for this fun and exciting Intermediate - Advanced level adventure race? We have a great course for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around in an awesome area of the Shenandoah Valley. The 24 Hour race will feature 6 to 8 miles of paddling, 15 - 20 miles of trekking (Four different orienteering courses) and 50+ mile of biking. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at check-in at the main lodge at Bryce Resort. We’ll host the race out of Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room. Parking will be walking distance from the race HQ at the main Bryce Lodge parking lot.
UTM plotting of 26 points
Two sets of maps for each team
Bryce Downhill mountain bike course (Green & Blue trails only) will be used sometime during the race
Four different orienteering courses
Water orienteering course using kick boards, SUP and kayaks.
Bike Orienteering course
Mountain terrain orienteering course
Night time orienteering course
Course is designed to clear all checkpoints in less than 24 hours
There will be both physical and mental (puzzle) challenges during the race
Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room on Fairway Drive
Bike Drop: Bike drop location is at the base of the ski lift behind the bike rental shop
Race Start/Finish: Back deck of the main Bryce Lodge at Bryce Resort
Sponsored by Bryce Four Season Resort and Shenandoah County
Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810
The start and finish area is actually located at the base of the Bryce mountain ski lift behind the main lodge. All racers should show and check in at least one hour before their race and attend the pre-race meeting 45 minutes before the race starts.
Race Estimated Distance
18 - 24 Hour 80+ miles (Estimated Distances: Water 5 miles, Trekking 15 miles, Biking 60 miles)
Registration Fees 24 Hours
Soloist 24 Hour
$260.00 for soloists until January 1st, 2021
$280.00 for soloists until April 15th, 2021
$300.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight May 10th, 2021
Teams 24 Hour (2 & 3 Person Team Options Available)
$240.00 per person until January 1st, 2021
$260.00 per person until April 15th, 2021
$280.00 per person until registration closes at midnight May 10th, 2021
Race Start Location
Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810
Race Schedule of Events (times subject to change pending permits)
Early Packet Pick-up is Friday May 21st, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Bryce Resort in the Copper Kettle Restaurant overflow room
Race Day Itinerary -Saturday May 22nd, 2021
7:30 am - 9:00 am: Race packet pickup and transition set-up at the Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room
8:00 am Transition area opens, marked area at the bottom of the ski lift outside of the in the Shenandoah Room room by the ski lift.
8:50 am: Bike Drop at the bottom of the ski lift for transport via lift to the top of the mountain.
9:00 am: Pre-race brief (Mandatory for all team captains)
9:30 am: Race start
9:30 am: Racers must be off the course 24 Hour Race (Sunday)
10:00 am: Awards ceremony 24 Hour Race (Sunday)
Race Packet Pickup
Packet pickup location will be at Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed for each member of your team. In addition, all fees for USARA must be paid in full at packet pick-up. The USARA fees are $8.00 for a one day membership or $35.00 for a yearly membership. These fees are required. You will get your race t-shirt, race map, Rules of travel and any race numbers at packet pick-up.
Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance
Two pieces of gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This may include, but not limited to: Watercraft (Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, paddles, innertubes and PFDs. Race maps, race passport and Rules of Travel will also be provided by Rev3Endurance. Racers can bring their own water craft, paddles and PFD (Water challenge\paddle area will be less than six miles of the overall race).
Rev3Endurance will provide all gear necessary for these challenges. Only one team member will compete in the water challenge. The other team members will trek or bike to other checkpoints while one teammate is competing in the water challenges.
The water challenges consist of the following items.
1. Innertube checkpoint (1)
2. Kickboard Checkpoint (1)
3. SUP checkpoint (2)
4. Kayak Checkpoint (2)
Mandatory Equipment (Responsibility of each team and\or Racer)
Rev3Endurance will not be checking in mandatory equipment. Rev3Endurance will be checking randomly throughout the race for mandatory equipment. Missing mandatory equipment will result in points being decreased from your total score.
Enough food and water for the event
Rules of Travel
Cell phone fully charged
Dry bag for your cell phone
Basic repair kit for your bike
Basic Medical Kit
Kick board, Boogie board or flotation device for a water orienteering course.
This race is a point to point race. There will be no transition area to resupply. There will be several water refill location highlighted on the map and the race will go through two small towns along the course.
United States Adventure Racing "General Race Rules"
Fun things to do in the Shenandoah Valley
Food will not be served during the award ceremony after the race. Please bring some beverages and snacks with you. You will have dining options at the Copper Kettle Restaurant located inside the Bryce lodge.
Unofficial results will be announced at the awards ceremony and post-race official results will be posted to our web site 24 – 48 hours after the event.
Awards: Top three in each category
Solo Male and Female
2/3-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed
links to Mandatory Race Forms
Liability waiver and photo release (Must be completed by all racers before race packets are distributed to the team)
USARA one-day membership and USARA release form (Must be completed by all racers before race packets are distributed to the team)
Bryce Resort Acknowledgement of Risk and Liability Release Form
Race Rules - Download
Severe weather conditions may postpone the start of the race, or the course may be shortened.
Would you like to come out and volunteer for the race?
Send an email to Christi with your time options and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race.
Photos 2019 - Photo Library from Bushnell Photography