Conquer the Mountain - dusk to midnight

8 or 4 Hour Adventure Race
Bryce Resort, BASYE VA - Saturday, October 15th, 2022


Final Race Director Race Update and Q & A session
Monday October 12, 2022 at 7:00PM EST
Zoom Call - https://vccs.zoom.us/j/88009457217

 

8 Hour Race Description

 

Are you ready to work on your evening and nighttime navigation skills?  We have designed an evening-to-nighttime adventure race to allow experienced and new racers the opportunity to see what nighttime racing is like.  This race is designed for intermediate to advanced level adventure racers. We have a great course designed for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way in the mountains around Bryce Resort and the Shenandoah Valley. Our races take place in the mountain terrain of Shenandoah County, Virginia.  This is a true adventure race that will push you to your limits. Our goal is that you bend, but not break. The estimated distance for the 8 hour race will be around 30 - 40 miles. The breakdown will be 2-3 miles of paddling, 3-5 miles of trekking and 20+ miles of mountain biking. If you are new to adventure racing, try our sprint adventure races and build up to the half-day races.  These are designed to push you to your limits trying to clear the course.


4 Hour Race Description
 

Are you ready to work on your evening and nighttime navigation skills?  We have designed an evening-to-nighttime adventure race to allow experienced and new racers the opportunity to see what nighttime racing is like.  We have a great course for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around in an awesome area of the Shenandoah Valley at Bryce Resort. 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 Location

  • Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance Trailer by the swimming pool

  • Bike Drop: Bike drop location is at the REV3Endurance Trailer.  All racers will start on your bike.

  • Race Start/Finish: Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance Trailer by the swimming pool

  • Sponsored by Bryce 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 website or the Bryce Resort web page.

 

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

8 Hour, 30 - 40 miles
​4 Hour, 5 - 10 Miles

Difficulty Level

8 Hour Course
7 on a scale of 1-10 (First time adventure racers will be challenged, not for beginners)

 

4 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 8 Hours (Sell Out is 50 Racers)


Soloist 8 Hour

  • $190.00 for soloists until September 1st, 2022

  • $215.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00 pm, October 7th, 2022

Teams 8 Hour (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)​​
 

  • $180.00 per person until September1st, 2022

  • $205.00 per person until registration closes at 11:00 pm, October 7th, 2022

Registration Fees 4 Hours (Sell Out is 50 Racers)

 

Soloist 4 Hour

  • $80.00 for soloists until September 1st, 2022

  • $105.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00 pm, October 7th, 2022

Teams (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)

 

  • $70.00 per team member until September 1st, 2022

  • $95.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00 pm, October 7th, 2022

Race Start Location

Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr. Basye, VA 22810

Directions from 81 South verses GPS

Turn right onto State Route 703, 1.4 miles

Turn left onto State Route 614, 1.1 miles

Turn right onto VA-263 W, 9.1 miles

Turn right onto Fairway Dr. 1.5 miles

Turn left onto Bryce Resort

Race Schedule of Events

  • Early Packet Pick-up is Friday, October 14, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance Trailer by the swimming pool - Maps and ROT will be posted online at 7:00 pm

  • Race Day Itinerary -Saturday, October 15, 2022 

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm: Race packet pickup and transition set-up ~ Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance Trailer by the swimming pool

  • 2:00 pm Transition area opens, REV3Endurance Trailer by the swimming pool. All racers will start on your bike.

  • 3:45 pm: Pre-race brief 4 & 8 Hour Race (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 4:00 pm: Race Starts 4 & 8 Hour Race

  • 8:00 pm: Racers off the course 4 Hour Race

  • 8:30 pm: Awards ceremony 4 Hour Race (Rolling Awards)

  • 12:00 am: Racers must be off the course 8 Hour Race

  • Awards for 8 Hour Race are Rolling Awards
     

Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at Bryce Resort in the Rev3 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.
 

Mandatory Equipment

  • Enough food and water for the event (There are no Aid Stations on the course, take enough water for the entire race)

  • Bike

  • Bike helmet

  • Bike lights (Front\Back)

  • Headlamp

  • Maps - outside maps allowed but not needed

  • Map bag to keep maps dry or (2) 1 gallon zip lock bags

  • Rules of Travel (Provided by REV3Endurance)

  • Cell phone fully charged (Mandatory)

  • Dry bag for your cell phone, (2) 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.)  

Transitions

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. 

 Spectators 
We will have three spectator areas this year in the race.

Adventure Racing "General Race Rules"

Click here for the General Race Rules


Fun things to do in the Shenandoah Valley

Check out the play page from the Shenandoah County website or the Bryce Resort web page.

Lodging
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 Bryce Resort Lodging page or the visit Shenandoah County Accommodations web site for other lodging options.


Post-Race Food

Food will not be served during by REV3 during the event.  REV3 will be offering sweet and salty snacks and beverages at the finish line to our racers. You will have dining options at the Copper Kettle Restaurant located inside the Bryce lodge (reservation only) as well as other food options (cafeteria style) in the Shenandoah Room as well as an outdoor patio bar. Please see the Bryce Resort website for menus hours of operation.   

Results

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.
4 - Hour Results
8 - Hour Results

Divisions

  • Solo Male and Female

  • 2/3/4-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed

  • Check-in list

  • See who is racing? Participants


links to Mandatory Race Forms

Race Cancellation & Refund Policy

Severe weather conditions may postpone the start of the race, or the course may be shortened. General Refund Policy

Volunteer

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 2022 Bushnell Photography Flickr - More Coming Soon
Photos 2021 - 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