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Seven Bends Adventure Race

8 & 4 Hour Adventure Races
Sponsored by the town of Woodstock
& Seven Bends State Park

 

Race Video

Woodstock, VA - Saturday, May 13th, 2023
1191 Lupton Road, Woodstock, VA 22664
Sample (ROT) Rules of Travel


Sample ROT - 12 Hour Race
Sample ROT - 6 Hour Race, Map

 

8 Hour Race Description

Seven Bends 8 Hour Adventure Race.  Are you ready for this incredible Intermediate level adventure race? We have a great course for you to trek, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around and explore the Shenandoah Valley and Seven Bends State Park!  Race solo or form a team of endurance friends to tackle this challenging course.  We will give you a map and some basic rules to follow.  You will then set out on your adventure to get checkpoints by hiking, biking and paddling.  The team with the most points in the allotted time will win! This endurance event will push you to your limits!

4 Hour Race Description

REV3Endurance Frozen Foot Sprint Adventure Race.  Are you ready for this incredible beginner adventure race?  We have a great course for you to trek, paddle, bike and navigate your way around the Seven Bends State Park and the Town of Woodstock, Virginia.  You can pick how long you want to be on the course.  Race for three hours or race to complete the entire course in under 4 hours. You will explore the new Seven Bends State Park and grab checkpoints along the way!  Grab a group of your friends and form a team or race solo.  We'll give you a map and some basic rules to follow.  You will then set out on your adventure to get checkpoints by hiking, biking and paddling.  The team with the most points in the allotted time will win!  It's a fun event and you and your family/friends will get to experience the adventure of finding all the different checkpoints throughout Seven Bends State Park and the Town of Woodstock, VA!
 

8 Hour Race Estimated Distance (Sell Out is 75 Racers)

30-45 miles (Racers have 8 hours to get as many checkpoints possible and cross the finish line)
Estimated Distance = 3 Miles of Paddling, 7+ Miles of Trekking, 20+ Miles of Biking

8 Hour Registration Fees

Soloist 8 Hour

  • $170.00 for soloists until January1st, 2023    

  • $195.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight May 1st, 2023​
     

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

  • $160.00 per person until January 1st, 2023    

  • $185.00 for per person until registration closes at midnight May 1st, 2023
     

Race Start Location

  • Seven Bends State Park - 1191 Lupton Road, Woodstock, VA 22664
     

4 Hour Race Estimated Distance (Sell Out is 75 Racers)

10-15 miles
Estimated Distances: 3 Miles of Paddling, 4+ miles of trekking, 7+ miles of Biking.

 

4 Hour Registration Fees

Soloist​

  • $90.00 for soloists until January 1st, 2023 

  • $115.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight May 1st, 2023


Teams (2, 3, or 4 Person Team Options Available)​

  • $80.00 per team member until January 1st, 2023 

  • $105.00 per team member until registration closes at midnight May 1st, 2023

​Race Start Location

  • Seven Bends State Park - 1191 Lupton Road, Woodstock, VA 22664
     

Difficulty Level

8 Hour Course

8 on a scale of 1-10 (Experienced racers that want to try to clear their first course) 35-45 miles

3 miles of Paddling, 15+ miles of Biking and 7+ miles or Trekking.
 

4 Hour Course

4 on a scale of 1-10 (First time adventure racers will be challenged.  This is for beginner to intermediate racers with no major mountains to climb) 12-16 miles
3 miles of Kayak/Canoe paddling, beginner/Intermediate mountain biking, 3/6 miles of Pavement/MTB biking and 4/6 miles of trekking.
 

Race Schedule of Events

  • May 12, 2023 - Early Packet Pick-up 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Seven Bends State Park - 1191 Lupton Road, Woodstock, VA 22664 

  • May 13, 2023 - Race Day Packet Pick-up is 7:45 am - 8:45 am at Seven Bends State Park

  • Race Day Itinerary: 

  • 7:30 am: Transition area opens at Seven Bends State Park Lupton Entrance, marked area by the REV3 Trailer

  • 7:45 am: Race Day Registrations opens
    (You must check-in at least 1 hour before your race)

  • 9:00 am: 4 & 8 Hour Pre-race brief (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 9:30 am: 4 & 8 Hour Race Starts (4 & 8 Hour Adventure Race from Seven Bends State Park)

  • 1:30 pm: 4 hour Racers must be off the course

  • 1:45 pm: 4 Hour Racer Awards or rolling awards for early finisher

  • 5:30 pm: 8 Hour Racers must be off the course

  • 5:45 pm: 8 Hour Racer Awards ceremony or rolling awards for early finishers

Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at Seven Bends State Park 1191 Lupton Road, Woodstock, VA 22664. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed  for each member of your team.  You will get your race t-shirt, race map, Rules of Travel and race bib numbers at packet pick-up. There will be a $5.00 parking fee on race day for each car.  Please bring cash for the parking fee.  

Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance

All gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This may include, but not limited to: Watercraft (Kayaks or Canoes) , 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 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

  • Water

  • Bike

  • Bike helmet

  • Bike Lights

  • Rules of Travel

  • Cell phone fully charged

  • Dry bag for your cell phone

  • Outside maps are allowed - Seven Bends State Park Map

Transitions

You will be going through transition late in the race to resupply before the final orienteering course.

Adventure Racing "General Race Rules"

Click here for the General Race Rules


Fun things to do in the Shenandoah County, Virginia

Check out the play page from the Shenandoah County Tourism website.

Lodging

Registration Link for Camping 2022 - Primitive camping is available for $20 per camp site for race participants on Friday, April 8 and Saturday April 9 at Seven Bends State Park.  All proceeds will benefit Friends of Seven Bends State Park. Reserve your site today!

Visit Shenandoah County Accommodations website for local lodging options.


Post-Race Food

Food will not be served during the award ceremony after the race.  We do provide sweet and salty snacks and drinks at the finish line.  Please feel free to bring beverages and snacks with you. 

Results

Unofficial results will be announced at the awards ceremony and post-race official results will be posted to our website 24 – 48 hours after the event.

2022 - 6 Hour
2022 - 12 Hour
 

Awards

Awards: Top five finisher overall in the race.

Divisions

  • Solo Male and Female

  • 2,3\4-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed all Adult

  • Who is Racing?  Participants or  Teams


links to Mandatory Race Forms

    • Liability waiver and photo release (Must be completed by all racers before race packets are distributed to the team) There is a $10.00 fee for each racer for race insurance.  Please bring cash or pay via Venmo.

    • Race Rules - Download
       

Race Cancellation

If there is severe weather, the race start may be postponed or the course may be shortened.

Volunteer

Would you like to come out and volunteer for the race? We LOVE our volunteers! 

Send an email to Christi with your time options and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race. Volunteers receive an event tee shirt and endless smiles and high fives from the athletes and Team Rev3!

2021 Picture Link

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