Shenandoah River Adventure Race

12, 8 or 4 Hour Adventure Race
Overview Video
Shenandoah River State Park - Saturday, September 10th, 2022

 

12 Hour Adventure Race

We are so excited to be back at 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, this 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 on this course. 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, a 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 where to start. It's also designed for the athlete who wants to push hard the entire race and improve their skill in adventure racing. Grab a group of your friends, form a team, and will 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 Location

 

  • Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: Downriver Canoe Company

  • 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 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 45 minutes before the race starts.

Race Estimated Distance and time

12 Hour 60+ Miles

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

Difficulty Level
 

12 Hour Course
8 on a scale of 1-10 (Experience\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

  • $225.00 for soloists until June 15th, 2022

  • $250.00 for soloists until July 30th, 2022

  • $275.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00pm, September 4th, 2022

Teams 12 Hour (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)​​
 

  • $210.00 per team member until June 15th, 2022

  • $230.00 per team member until July 30th, 2022

  • $250.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00pm, September 4th, 2022

Registration Fees 8 Hours (Sell Out is 100 Racers)


Soloist 8 Hour

  • $170.00 for soloists until June 15th, 2022

  • $180.00 for soloists until July 30th, 2022

  • $190.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00pm, September 4th, 2022

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

  • $160.00 per team member until June 15th, 2022

  • $170.00 per team member until July 30th, 2022

  • $180.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00pm, September 4th, 2022

Registration Fees 4 Hours (Sell Out is 100 Racers)

 

Soloist 4 Hour

  • $80.00 for soloists until June 15th, 2022

  • $90.00 for soloists until July 30th, 2022

  • $100.00 for soloists until registration closes at 11:00pm, September 4th, 2022

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

 

  • $70.00 per team member until June 15th, 2022

  • $80.00 per team member until July 30th, 2022

  • $90.00 per team member until registration closes at 11:00pm, September 4th, 2022

Race Start Location

Downriver Canoe Company - 844 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610

Race Schedule of Events

  • Early Packet Pick-up is Friday September 9th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Downriver Canoe Company 

  • Race Day Itinerary -Saturday September10th, 2022 

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Race packet pickup and transition set-up Downriver Canoe Company

  • 7:30 am Transition area opens, REV3Endurance Trailer by Downriver Canoe Company

  • 8:30 am: Pre-race brief 12 & 8 Hour Race (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 9:00 am: Race Starts 12 & 8 Hour Race

  • 9:05 am: Pre-race brief 4 Hour Race (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 10:00 am: Race Starts 4 Hour Race

  • 2:00 pm: Racers off the course 4 Hour Race

  • 2:30 pm: Awards ceremony 4 Hour Race

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

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

  • 9:00 pm: Racers must be off the course 12 Hour Race

  • 9:30 pm: 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 fill out when you register. 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 (kayaks and canoes)  Race maps, race passport and Rules of Travel will also be provided by Rev3Endurance. Racers can not bring their own water craft, paddles and PFD (Water paddle area will be 3 to 10 miles miles of the overall race). 

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

  • 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 - outside map 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) only for the 12 hour race.

  • 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 portable 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

Coming Soon..
 

Lodging
Coming Soon..


Post-Race Food

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.
 

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

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

  • See who is racing? 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 from are already filled out for races who used the online registration system.

  • An $10.00 Insurance will be charged to all racers under the age of 18.

  • 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

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

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