Bryce Conquer the Mountain
Bryce Four Season Resort - Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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 aquablaze through Bryce Mountain Resort.
Race Description - Race Map
Rev3Endurance is pleased to announce the Bryce Conquer the Mountain AquaBlaze. This is a fun race that combines running and a watercraft as part of your race route (SUP, kayaking, or canoeing for teams of two). Participants will travel on foot (running or walking) 2.4 miles via well marked trail from the Bryce Resort to Lake Laura. Once at the lake participants will travel 1.0 mile via canoe, kayak or SUP and then an additional 2.4 miles via trail back to the resort. 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 and Lake Laura. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at check-in at the main lodge at Bryce Resort. We’ll host the race out of the Bryce Resort in the Copper Kettle Restaurant overflow room. Parking will be walking distance from the race HQ at the main Bryce Lodge parking lot.
Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room on Fairway Drive
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 - Race Map
Short Course - Four miles of running and 1 miles of paddling
Long Course - Eight miles of running and 2 miles of paddling
$50.00 Short Courses/$70.00 Long Course for soloists Early Bird, Summer 2019
$60.00 Short Courses/$80.00 Long Course for soloists until January 1st, 2020
$80.00 Short Courses/$100.00 for soloists until April 15th, 2020
$100.00 Short Courses/$120.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight May 11th, 2020
Relay "team of two people" - One runner and One paddler.
$30.00 Short Courses/$50.00 Long Course per team member until, Summer 2019
$40.00 Short Courses/$60.00 Long Course per team member until, January 1st, 2020
$50.00 Short Courses/$70.00 Long Course per team member until April 15th, 2020
$60.00 Short Courses/$80.00 Long Course per team member until registration closes at midnight May 11th, 2020
Two Person Team (Both Racers Run & Paddle a Canoe)
$40.00 Short Courses/$60.00 Long Course per team member until, Summer 2019
$50.00 Short Courses/$70.00 Long Course per team member until, January 1st, 2020
$70.00 Short Courses/$90.00 Long Course per team member until April 15th, 2020
$90.00 Short Courses/$110.00 Long Course per team member until registration closes at midnight May 11th, 2020
Race Start Location
Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810
Race Schedule of Events
Super Early Packet Pick-up is Friday May 15th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Bryce Resort in the Copper Kettle Restaurant overflow room
Early Packet Pick-up is Saturday May 16th, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room
Race Day Itinerary:
7:00 am - 7:45 am: Race packet pick up at the Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room
7:45 am: Pre-race brief (Mandatory for all team captains)
8:00 am: Race start
10:30 am: Racers must be off the course
11:00 pm: Awards ceremony
Race Packet Pickup
Packet pickup location will be at Bryce Resort 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
All gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This may include, but not limited to: Watercraft (Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks and Inner Tube) , 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. Rev3Endurance may randomly check that you have mandatory gear.
Enough food and water for the event
Maps will highlight the marked trail route for this race
Rules of Travel
The main Transition Area is located at a designated area behind the Bryce Resort main lodge.
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 hour 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
- Liability waiver and photo release (Must be completed by all racers before race packets are distributed to the team)
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.
Photos 2019 - Photo Library from Bushnell Photography
Race Results 2019 - Results