Shenandoah River Adventure Race
12, 8 or 4 Hour Adventure Race
Shenandoah River State Park - Saturday, September 16th, 2023
12 Hour Adventure Race
Shenandoah River State Park located in the shadows of Skyline Drive we have created another race to push you hard enough to bend but not break. If you are up for the challenge, our 12 Hour Adventure Race is one of our most challenging races. This race offers a great river paddle, fantastic mountain biking with no hike-a-bike or rock gardens. The course also offers a nice flow MTB trail that has great climbs and excellent rewards with its downhill sections. This is an advanced level race! Once the race begins, we will give you 12 hours to get as many points as possible. The course will be clearable in less than 12 hours so planning and strategy is the key to getting all the points in the given amount of time. This course will give you multiple route options and racers will have a pre-plotted map for the biking and water section. Additionally, racers will be given a 1:24 map to plot for the trekking section. This course will give you lots of route options and racers will have pre plotted maps and will not 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.
8 Hour Race Description
We have designed this race course to give beginner racers the opportunity to take the next step in adventure racing. This race is designed for those who wish to take their adventure racing skills to the next level. We have an excellent course designed for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around Shenandoah River State Park. The estimated distance for the 8 hour race will be around 30 - 40 miles. The breakdown will be 7 miles of paddling, 5 miles of trekking and 12+ miles of mountain biking. This course will give you lots of route options and racers will have pre-plotted maps. If you are new to adventure racing and want to take the next step up to a longer race, this is the perfect chance. This race will feature a river paddle, thrilling single track mountain biking on a great trail system and a fun and challenging trekking course where you will have numerous options for bushwhacking to each checkpoint. This race allows riders to go through transition several times during the race to resupply.
4 Hour Race Description
If you are ready to try your first adventure race this is the one to try. We merge The Amazing Race with Survivor to create a great experience for you. With the backdrop of Skyline Drive in the distance you are guaranteed to have a great view. We have a 3 mile paddle section, a mental\physical challenge, and a great trail system with excellent maps. The course will allow you to understand adventure racing at its best. This course is designed for new athletes entering into the wonderful world of adventure racing who are looking for a place to start. 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, form a team, and we’ll give you a map and some basic rules to follow. You and your team will then set out and create a strategy for your adventure to get checkpoints by hiking, biking, and paddling to each one. The team with the most points in the allotted time will win. It's a fun event for you and your friends to experience the adventure of finding all the different checkpoints spread across the park that you can access via their great trail system.
Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: Downriver Canoe Company at REV3 Trailer
Bike Drop: Bike drop location is at the REV3Endurance Trailer
Race Start/Finish: Downriver Canoe Company at the REV3Endurance Trailer
Sponsored by Virginia State Parks
Downriver Canoe Company - 844 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610
The start and finish area is located at Downriver Canoe Company at the REV3Endurance Trailer next to Shenandoah River State Park. 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
12 Hour 60+ Miles
8 Hour, 30-40 miles
4 Hour, 7-14 Miles
12 Hour Course
8 on a scale of 1-10 (Experienced/Intermediate racers pushing their limits)
8 Hour Course
6 on a scale of 1-10 (Intermediate & first time adventure racers will be challenged)
4 Hour Course
4 on a scale of 1-10 (Designed for first time adventure racers or racers improving their strategy and speed)
Registration Fees 12 Hours (Sell Out is 75 Racers)
Soloist 12 Hour
$235.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2022
$255.00 for soloists until May 30th, 2023
$290.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00 pm, September 10th, 2023
Teams 12 Hour (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)
$220.00 per team member until December 31st, 2022
$245.00 per team member until May 30th, 2023
$265.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00 pm, September 10th, 2023
Registration Fees 8 Hours (Sell Out is 75 Racers)
Soloist 8 Hour
$170.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2022
$195.00 for soloists until May 30th, 2023
$210.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00 pm, September 10th, 2023
Teams 8 Hour (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)
$165.00 per team member until December 31st, 2022
$185.00 per team member until May 30th, 2023
$200.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00 pm, September 10th, 2023
Registration Fees 4 Hours (Sell Out is 75 Racers)
Soloist 4 Hour
$90.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2022
$115.00 for soloists until May 30th, 2023
$125.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00pm, September 4th, 2023
Teams (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)
$80.00 per team member until December 31st, 2022
$105.00 per team member until May 30th, 2023
$115.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00 pm, September 4th, 2023
(All registration after 14 Days prior to the race are not guaranteed a race shirt!!)
Race Start Location
Downriver Canoe Company - 844 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610
Race Schedule of Events
**Early packet pick-up is Friday, September 15th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Downriver Canoe Company**
Race Day Itinerary -Saturday, September16th, 2022
7:00 am - 8:00 am: Race packet pickup and transition set-up at Downriver Canoe Company
7:00 am: Transition area opens, REV3Endurance trailer at Downriver Canoe Company
8:05 am: Pre-race brief for 12 & 8 hour racers (Mandatory for all team captains)
8:30 am: Load Buses
8:45 am: 4 Hour racers can begin to check-in
9:00 am: Race starts 12 & 8 Hour Race
10:15 am: Pre-race brief 4 hour racers (Mandatory for all team captains)
11:00 am: Race Starts 4 Hour Race
3:00 pm: Racers off the course 4 Hour Race
3:30 pm: Awards ceremony 4 Hour Race
5:00 pm: Racers must be off the course 8 Hour Race
Awards - 8 Hour Race (Rolling Awards)
9:00 pm: Racers must be off the course 12 Hour Race
Awards - 12 Hour Race (Rolling Awards)
Race Packet Pickup
Packet pickup location will be at Downriver Canoe Company. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed for each member of your team. Your forms are 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 any race 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 pfd's and paddles.
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)
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.
Headlamps for the 12 hour race
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 two spectator areas this year in the race.
Adventure Racing "General Race Rules"
Click here for the General Race Rules
Fun things to do in Warren County
Discover Front Royal, Virginia (Lodging Options)
Shenandoah River State Park has cabins & camping spots as lodging options.
Low Water Bridge Campground is walking distance from the starting line at Down River Canoe Company.
Food will not be served during the award ceremony after the race. Please bring some beverages and snacks with you. REV3 will be offering sweet and salty snacks and beverages to the racers at the finish line.
Unofficial results will be announced throughout the event and post-race official results will be posted to our website 24 – 48 hours after the event.
2022 Unofficial Results - 4 Hour, 8 Hour & 12 Hour
Awards: Top (6) Overall in each Race and top team in each category
Solo Male and Female
2/3/4-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed
See who is racing: Teams and Participants
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.
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 All - All Photo Library from Bushnell Photography
Photos 2022 - Photo Library from Bushnell Photography