Bryce Conquer the Mountain

Aquablaze Race
Bryce Four Season Resort - Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

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 through Bryce Mountain Resort and the beautiful lake laura!

Race Description - Race Map

Rev3Endurance is pleased to announce the Bryce Conquer the Mountain AquaBlaze.  This is a fun race that combines running and watercraft as part of your race route (SUP and kayaking/canoeing). Participants will travel on foot (running or walking) 2.4 miles via well marked trail from 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 at Bryce Resort and Lake Laura. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 23rd, 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 in the main parking lot at the Resort.

Race Location

  • Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Briefing: Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room on Fairway Drive

  • Race Start/Finish: Back deck of the Main Lodge at Bryce Resort

  • Sponsored by Bryce Four Season Resort and Shenandoah County Tourism

  • Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810

  • If you have friends and family along for the adventure, check out the Family Fun link from the Shenandoah County Tourism web site or the Bryce Resort webpage.

The start/finish area is located at the base of Bryce Mountain ski lift behind the Main Lodge. 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 - Four miles of running and 1 mile of paddling

Long Course - Eight miles of running and 2 miles of paddling

Registration Fees


  • $50.00 Short Course/$70.00 Long Course soloists until March 15, 2021

  • $60.00 Short Course/$80.00 for Long Course soloists until April 15, 2021

  • $70.00 Short Course/$90.00 for Long Course soloists until registration closes at midnight May 11, 2021

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

  • $40.00 Short Courses/$50.00 Long Course per team member until March 15, 2021

  • $50.00 Short Courses/$60.00 Long Course per team member until April 15, 2021

  • $60.00 Short Courses/$70.00 Long Course per team member until registration closes at midnight May 11, 2021

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

  • $40.00 Short Courses/$80.00 Long Course per team member until March 15, 2021

  • $50.00 Short Courses/$90.00 Long Course per team member until April 15, 2021

  • $60.00 Short Courses/$100.00 Long Course per team member until registration closes at midnight May 11, 2021

Race Start Location

Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810

Race Schedule of Events

  • Super Early Packet Pick-up is Friday May 21st, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Bryce Resort in the Copper Kettle Restaurant 

  • Early Packet Pick-up is Saturday May 22nd, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room

  • Race Day Itinerary: 

  • 7:00 am - 7:45 am: Race packet pick up at Bryce Resort in the Shenandoah Room

  • 7:45 am: Pre-race briefing (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 8:00 am: Race start

  • 10:30 am: Racers must be off the course

  • 11:00 am: 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 race bibs at packet pick-up.

Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance

All gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This will include: Watercraft (SUPs, Kayaks and Inner Tubes), 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 food and water for the event

  • Maps provided by REV3 will highlight the marked trail route for this race

  • Rules of Travel provided by REV3


The main transition area will be located at a designated area behind the Bryce Resort Main Lodge.

United States Adventure Racing "General Race Rules"

Click here for the General Race Rules

Fun things to do in the Shenandoah Valley

Check out the Family Fun link from the Shenandoah County Tourism website or the Bryce Resort webpage.


Use the Bryce Resort Lodging page or the visit Shenandoah County Tourism website for options.

Post-Race Food

Food will not be served during the award ceremony after the race.  You will have dining options as well as a full service bar available 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


  • Soloist (Male & Female)

  • Relay Team (One Runner & One Paddler)

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

links to Mandatory Race Forms

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 availability and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race. We LOVE our volunteers! And you will receive a race shirt and other cool swag for helping us keep our racers safe throughout the event! 

Photos 2019 - Photo Library from Bushnell Photography

Race Results 2019 - Results

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