RACE DATE: June 5, 2011
Bushwhack Adventures and Bruce Dale are bringing back the 9-1-1 Adventure Challenge in 2011! The 9-1-1 will be designed to introduce new adventure racers to this exciting, can't-get-enough-of-it sport while also giving experienced racers the chance to sharpen their skills.
Teams will be mountain biking, trekking, and orienteering (no swimming!) for up to 8 hours as they navigate their way to checkpoint flags. Estimated distances in each discipline are: trekking 6+ miles, biking 20+ miles. Your mileage may vary, depending on your team's navigation skills. :)
The course format will be modified rogaine style, with teams having lots of freedom to choose the route they follow to find the checkpoints. The course will not be marked other than with the checkpoint flags themselves.
Scoring will be based on the accumulated point values of the checkpoints found. Points are awarded for each checkpoint found. Some checkpoints are worth more than others, so teams get to use their brains as well as their bodies as they work out a winning strategy for accumulating the most points!
The event will start and finish at a location to be announced, in the Umstead State Park area. Check the Schedule for exact times. Expect some of the traditional Bushwhack perks like a technical race shirt, post-race meal, quality mytopo race maps and more!