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Conquer the Mountain

6K & 10K Aquablaze Run & Paddle Event
Saturday - October 14, 2023

Race Director Zoom Call with Nick Hurff
Monday October 9th at 7:00PM EST

Have you heard of aquablazing?  Aquablazing is when Appalachian Trail thru-hikers kayak or canoe a portion of the trail.  Now you can have the chance to experience an aquablaze around Bryce Resort and the beautiful lake Laura!

REV3Endurance is pleased to bring back the Conquer the Mountain Race Weekend AquaBlaze.  This is a fun race that combines running and watercraft as part of your race route (kayaking for soloist/canoeing for 2 person teams). Participants will travel on foot (running or walking) 2.2 miles via well marked trail around Lake Laura.  Once their run is completed the will .9 mile via canoe or kayak and then an cross the finish line for a 6K event or run a second loop and paddle a second time for the 10K race options.  The estimated time to finish is 1-2 hours. We have a great course for you to run, paddle, and navigate your way around in an awesome area of the Shenandoah Valley at Bryce Resort and Lake Laura. We’ll host the race out at Lake Laura to Bryce Resort.  Parking will be walking distance from the race the event starting line.

​​Race Location

  • Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Briefing: Lake Laura at Bryce Resort

  • Race Start/Finish: Lake Laura at Bryce Resort

  • Lake Laura at Bryce Resort - Arnold Rd, Mt Jackson, VA 22842

The start/finish area is located at Lake Laura at Bryce Resort. All racers should show and check-in at least one hour before the race and attend the pre-race briefing 45 minutes before the race starts.

Race Estimated Distance - Race Map

Short Course (6K distance 1.8 mile Run and .9 miles of paddling 1.8 mile Run)

Long Course (10K distance 4 mile Run and .9 mile paddle 2 mile Run)

Registration Fees


  • $55.00 Short Course/$75.00 Long Course soloists until February 28, 2023

  • $65.00 Short Course/$85.00 for Long Course soloists until August 30, 2023

  • $75.00 Short Course/$95.00 for Long Course soloists until registration closes at October 8, 2023

Relay "team of two people" - One runner and One paddler


  • $45.00 Short Courses/$60.00 Long Course per team member until February 28, 2023

  • $55.00 Short Courses/$70.00 Long Course per team member until August 30, 2023

  • $65.00 Short Courses/$80.00 Long Course per team member until registration closes at midnight October 8, 2023

Two Person Team (Both Racers Run & Paddle a Canoe)

  • $50.00 Short Courses/$65.00 Long Course per team member until February 28, 2023

  • $60.00 Short Courses/$75.00 Long Course per team member until August 30, 2023

  • $70.00 Short Courses/$85.00 Long Course per team member until registration closes at midnight October 8, 2023

(All registration after 14 Days prior to the race are not guaranteed a race shirt!!)

Race Start Location

Bryce Resort Lake Laura - Arnold Rd, Mt Jackson, VA 22842

Race Schedule of Events

  • Early Packet Pick-up is Friday at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Lake Laura at Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance trailer by the Bryce Resort swimming pool.

  • Race Day Itinerary: Bryce Resort Lake Laura - Arnold Rd, Mt Jackson, VA 22842

  • 9:00 am - 9:45 am Packet Pick-Up

  • 9:45 am: Pre-race briefing (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 10:00 am: Race start

  • 11:30 am: Racers must be off the course

  • 12:00 pm: Awards ceremony

Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at Bryce Resort for early pick-up or at Lake Laura for Race Day Pick-up. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed for each racer.  You will get your bib number, race t-shirt and review course map at packet pick-up. Insurance fees of $10.00 for each racer is required at race check-in.  These fees are required at packet pick-up.

Equipment Provided By REV3Endurance

All gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This will include: Watercraft (Kayaks for soloist or canoes for teams), paddles, and PFDs.  Race maps, race passport and Rules of Travel will also be provided by Rev3Endurance. 

Mandatory Equipment (Responsibility of each team and\or Racer)

Rev3Endurance will not be checking in mandatory equipment. However, Rev3Endurance MAY randomly check that you have mandatory gear so please have the following mandatory equipment/gear with you to ensure your safety:

  • Enough nutrition and fluid for the event

  • Maps provided by REV3Enduramce will highlight the marked trail route for this race

  • Rules of Travel provided by REV3Endurance

Preferred Lodging option - Shrine Mont - 1.5 miles from the race starting line
(They offer Cottages, Hotel style and bunk house options) 217 Shrine Mont Circle, Orkney Springs, VA 22845
Rustic camping option (grass field near starting line) $5.00 per person donation for the local EMS for the weekend (Bryce Airport) walking distance to the starting line.

(access to water, restrooms and some shower options) - RSVP to

Post-Race Food

Sweet & Salty snacks and beverages will be served after the race at the REV3 Finish Line.  


Unofficial results will be announced post-race with rolling awards and official results will be posted to our web site 24–48 hours after the event.


Awards: Top three in each category


  • Soloist (Male & Female)

  • Relay Team (One Runner & One Paddler)

  • Two Person Teams (Male, Female & Co-Ed)

links to Mandatory Race Forms

Photos - Link

Race Cancellation

If there is severe weather, the race start may be postponed 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.

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