Conquer the Mountain
24 or 6 Hour Adventure Race
BASYE VA - Saturday, October 14th - 15th, 2023
Race Director Zoom Call with Nick Hurff
Monday October 9th at 7:00PM EST
24 Hour Race Description
Are you ready to Conquer The Mountain ? Get ready to race hard and push yourself to your breaking point? If so, our 24 Hour Adventure Race is our most challenging race. This is an advanced level race!! We will give you 24 hours to get as many points as possible. This course will be clearable in 24 hours so planning and strategy is key to getting as many points as possible in under 24 hours. These racers will be conquering three different mountain ridges during the race and crossing the finish line in under the 24 hour time limit. This course will give you lots of route options and racers will have pre plotted maps as well and 1:24 UTM maps they will need to plot. If you are interested in taking the step up to a multi day race this is the race for you to test your skills and limits. DO NOT sign up for this adventure race unless someone on your team has race experience. This is a Point to Point race and you will be on the course surviving the elements for 24 hours!!
6 Hour Race Description
We have designed a fun and exciting course to allow experienced and new racers the opportunity to experience adventure racing at it best. We have a great course for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around in an awesome area of the Shenandoah Valley and the town of Orkney Springs. This course is designed for new athletes entering into the wonderful world of adventure racing. It's also designed for the athlete who wants to push hard the entire race and improve their skills in adventure racing. Grab a group of your friends and form a team. We will give you a map and some basic rules to follow. You will then set out and create a strategy for your adventure to get checkpoints by hiking, biking and paddling to different locations. The team with the most points in the allotted time will win.
Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: REV3Endurance Trailer at Lake Laura near Bryce Resort
Bike Drop: Bike drop location is at the REV3Endurance Trailer. All racers will start on your bike.
Race Start/Finish: REV3Endurance Trailer at Lake Laura
Sponsored by Shenandoah County Tourism
Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr. Basye, VA 22810
The start and finish area is located in Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance trailer by the swimming pool. All racers should show up and check in at least one hour before their race and attend the pre-race meeting before the race starts.
Race Estimated Distance and time
24 Hour, 80 - 100 miles
6 Hour, 15 - 20 Miles
24 Hour Course
8 on a scale of 1-10 (First time adventure racers will be challenged, not for beginners)
6 Hour Course
5 on a scale of 1-10 (Designed for first time adventure racers or racers wanting to improve their strategy and speed)
Registration Fees 24 Hours (Sell Out is 75 Racers)
Soloist 24 Hour
$300.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2022
$325.00 for soloists until May 30th, 2023
$360.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00 pm, October 7th, 2023
Teams 24 Hour (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)
$275.00 per team member until December 31st, 2022
$300.00 per team member until May 30th, 2023
$330.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00 pm, October 7th, 2023
Registration Fees 6 Hours (Sell Out is 75 Racers)
Soloist 6 Hour
$120.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2022
$135.00 for soloists until May 30th, 2023
$150.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00 pm, October 7th, 2023
Teams 6 Hour (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)
$110.00 per team member until December 31st, 2022
$125.00 per team member until May 30th, 2023
$140.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00 pm, October 7th, 2023
(All registration after 14 Days prior to the race are not guaranteed a race shirt!!)
Race Start 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
Race Schedule of Events
Early Packet Pick-up is Friday, October 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the REV3Endurance Trailer at Lake Laura.
Race Day Itinerary -Saturday, October 14, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am: Race packet pickup for maps and transition set-up ~ TBD at the REV3Endurance Trailer at Lake Laura.
8:00 am Transition area opens, REV3Endurance Trailer. All racers will start on your bike.
9:00 am Pre-race brief 6/24 Hour Race (Mandatory for all team captains)
9:30 am: Race Starts 6/24 Hour Race
3:30 pm: Racers must be off the course 6 Hour Race
4:00 pm: Awards 6 Hour Race (Rolling Awards)
9:30 am: Racers must be off the course 24 Hour Race
Awards for 24 Hour Race are (Rolling Awards)
Race Packet Pickup
Packet pickup location will be at the REV3Endurance Trailer. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed for each member of your team. Your forms should be automatically filled out when you register on-line. In addition, all fees for insurance must be paid in full at packet pick-up. The Insurance fees are $10.00 for the race. These fees are required. You will get your race t-shirt, race maps, Rules of Travel and bibs at packet pick-up.
Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance
The gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This may include, but not limited to: Watercraft (kayaks and canoes), paddles 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 PFDs (Water challenge paddle area will be less than three miles of the overall race).
All Racers will compete in some sort of water challenge. (Weather Permitting)
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 deducted from your total score.
Enough food and water for the event (There are no Aid Stations on the course, take enough water for the entire race)
Bike lights (Front\Back) - for the 12 Hour Race
Headlamp - for the 12 Hour Race
Maps - outside maps allowed but not needed
Map bag to keep maps dry or 1 gallon zip lock bags
Rules of Travel (Provided by REV3Endurance)
Cell phone fully charged (Mandatory)
Dry bag for your cell phone, 1 gallon zip lock bags to keep your gear dry.
Basic repair kit for your bike (One Per team)
Basic Medical Kit (One Per Team) Band-Aid's, blister cream, Advil or Tylenol, sunblock, etc.
Bike Lock (One Per Team)
Compass optional. (It could help with route selection but not needed.)
The main (TA) Transition Area is located at a designated area near the REV3Endurance trailer or at the paddle section or bike drop areas. These will be highlighted on your map as well as potable water sources.
We will have three spectator areas this year in the race.
Adventure Racing "General Race Rules"
Fun things to do in the Shenandoah Valley
Preferred Lodging option - Shrine Mont - 2.5 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) $10.00 donation per person for the weekend. Walking distance to the starting line.
(access to water, restrooms and some shower options) - RSVP to Christi@rev3endurance.com
Use the visit Shenandoah County Accommodations web site for other lodging options.
REV3 will be offering sweet and salty snacks and beverages at the finish line to our racers.
Unofficial results will be posted throughout the event weekend. Post-race official results will be posted to our web site 24 – 48 hours after the event.
6 - Hour Results
24 - Hour Results
Solo Male and Female
2/3/4-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed
See who is racing? Participants
Awards: Finisher medals will go to all participants who get the mandatory points.
links to Mandatory Race Forms
Liability waiver and photo release (Must be completed by all racers before race packets are distributed to the team). These forms are already filled out for racers who used the online registration system.
A $10.00 insurance fee will be charged to all racers under the age of 18.
Bryce Resort Acknowledgement of Risk and Liability Release Form. (Filled out online at registration.)
Race Rules - Download
Race Cancellation & Refund Policy
Severe weather conditions may postpone the start of the race, or the course may be shortened. General Refund Policy
Would you like to come out and volunteer for the race?
Send an email to Mike with your time options and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race.
Photos 2023 Flickr
Photos 2019 - Photo Library from Bushnell Photography
2021 8 Hour Results , 24 Hour, 4 Hour, Aqua Blaze - Official
2021 Bryce Conquer the Mountain - 24 and 8 Hour Race Photos - Bushnell
2021 Bryce Conquer the Mountain - Race Pictures from Vladimir Bukalo