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Bryce "Conquer the Mountain"

12 or 8 Hour Adventure Race
Bryce Four Season Resort - Saturday, May 14th, 2022

12 Hour Adventure Race

Are you ready to race hard and push yourself to your breaking point?  If so, our 12 Hour Adventure Race is is our most challenging race.  This is an advanced level race!!  We will give you 12 hours to get as many points possible.  This course will not be clearable in 12 hours so planning and strategy is key to getting as many points as possible in under 12 hours.  These racers will be conquering three different mountain ridges during the race and crossing the finish line in under the 12 hour time limit. This course will give you lots of route options and racer will have pre plotted maps as well and 1to 2 UTM maps they will need to plot.  If you are interested in taking the step up to a 24 hour or 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 12 hours!!

8 Hour Race Description

 

Are you ready to Conquer the Mountain?  We have redesigned out 2022 Half Day race course giving racers more route options to Conquer the  Mountain. This race is designed for Intermediate to advanced level adventure racer? We have a great course designed for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around 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 don't break. The estimated distance for the 8 hour race will be around 40 - 45 miles. The breakdown will be 2-4 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 to try  to clear the course. If you "Conquer the Mountain" you get the belt buckle medal!!

 

Race Location

 

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

  • Bike Drop: Bike drop location is at the base of the ski lift behind the bike rental shop

  • 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

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

 

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 and time

12 Hour 60+ Miles

8 Hour, 40 - 45 miles

Difficulty Level
 

12 Hour Course
10 on a scale of 1-10 (Only experience racers pushing their limits)

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


Registration Fees 12 Hours (Sell Out is 75 Racers)


Soloist 12 Hour

  • $250.00 for soloists until January 1st, 2022

  • $270.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00pm, May 5th, 2022

Teams 12 Hour (2 & 3 Person Team Options Available)​​
 

  • $240.00 per person until January 1st, 2022

  • $260.00 per person until registration closes at 11:00pm, May 5th, 2022

Registration Fees 8 Hours (Sell Out is 100 Racers)


Soloist 8 Hour

  • $190.00 for soloists until January 1st, 2022

  • $210.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00pm, May 5th, 2022

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

  • $180.00 per person until January 1st, 2022

  • $200.00 per person until registration closes at 11:00pm, May 5th, 2022

Race Start Location

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

Direction from 81 South verses GPS

Turn right onto State Rte 703, 1.4 miles

Turn left onto State Rte 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 (times subject to change pending permits)

  • Early Packet Pick-up is Friday May 14th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Bryce Resort

  • Race Day Itinerary -Saturday May 15th, 2021 

  • 6:30 am - 8:15 am: Race packet pickup and transition set-up at the Bryce Resort

  • 6:30 am Transition area opens, marked area at a new location at Bryce Resort.

  • 7:30 am: Pre-race brief 8 Hour Race (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 8:00 am: Race Starts 12 Hour Race

  • 8:05 am: Pre-race brief 8 Hour Race (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 9:00 am: Race Starts 8 Hour Race

  • 5:00 pm: Racers must be off the course 8 Hour Race

  • 5:30 pm: Awards ceremony 8 Hour Race (Rolling Awards)

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

  • 8:30 pm: Awards ceremony 12 Hour Race (Rolling Awards)

 

Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at Bryce Resort. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed  for each member of your team.  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 map, Rules of Travel and any race numbers 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 (Stand Up Paddle Boards, kayaks, paddles, innertubes, kick boards 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 PFD (Water challenge\paddle area will be less than five miles of the overall race). 

All Racers will compete in some sort of water challenge.
 

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 decreased from your total score.
 

Mandatory Equipment - Sample List

  • 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)

  • Maps - Recommended outside map allowed (Optional Gear - Map Massanutten and Great North Mountain Map).

  • 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

Transitions

The main (TA) Transition Area is located at a designated area behind the Bryce Resort.

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 web site 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 per person for the weekend (Bryce Airport) walking distance to the starting line.

(access to water, port a jons and some shower options) - RSVP to Christi@rev3endurance.com

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


Post-Race Food

Food will not be served during the award ceremony after the race.  Please bring some beverages and snacks with you. W Rev3 will be offering sweet and salty snacks and beverages. You will have dining options at the Copper Kettle Restaurant located inside the Bryce lodge.  

Results

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

Awards: Top three in each category

Divisions

  • Solo Male and Female

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


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 2019 - Photo Library from Bushnell Photography

Sample 2021 (ROT) Rules of Travel

Race maps will be given out at racer check-in

Bryce Camping Option Map

2021 Race Results - Official
2021 Bryce Conquer the Mountain - 24 and 8 Hour Race Photos - Bushnell
2021 Bryce Conquer the Mountain - Race Pictures from Vladimir Bukalo