When: March 30, 2013
Where: Near Hayesville, North Carolina
What: 10, 20, 50 mile Adventure Race/Trail Race
Start time: 8:00 am
Race size: 300
There will be 2 different adventure races held the same day, a 6 and a 12 hour. They will consist of traditional adventure race format, with teams navigating by map and compass, and searching for checkpoints along the way. All racers will receive a long sleeve wicking shirt and post race meal. Cash prizes for the winning 3 person coed team in both races. Registration is open at the race website.
Event Start Location: Somewhere around Hayesville, NC(exact location will be disclosed in a racer update email one week before the race.)
6 Hour: This beginner friendly/sprint race will utilize the fast and flowing Jackrabbit Mt Biking/Hiking trails and the surrounding Lake Chatuge area, and will require only basic navigational skills, while still providing a challenging course for the more experienced racer. Teams will be mountain biking, trail running/trekking, and paddling(flat and/or moving water) their way around the course. This race will cover approx. 20 miles(10-12 miles biking, 2-3 miles trekking, and 5-6 miles paddling) and all maps will be pre-plotted.
12 Hour: This course will be much harder, covering approx. 50 miles around a course that will take racers into the Chattahoochee and/or Nantahala National Forests. This race is sure to get the AR juices flowing and put those cold winter months behind in preparation for a new racing season. Teams will be mountain biking, trekking, and paddling(flat and/or moving water) and its anybody’s guess where this adventure might take you. This course will also be the perfect chance for less experienced teams to take their racing to the next level, as there will be options(depending on skill, strategy, and time management) for these teams to cross the finish with their heads held high. One things for sure, though, this course will require good strategy, teamwork, and navigating skills, regardless of a teams experience.
Insanity Trail Race: New at the Jackrabbit in 2013, The Insanity Trail Race! This race will take place at the same time as our 6 and 12 hour races, with a start time around 10:00am. What is an Insanity Trail Race? Think of it as a trail race that doesn’t stick to the trails, an AR with no navigation or fear of getting lost, and an obstacle course race where the only obstacles are the ones mother nature puts in your way. Runners will be making their way around a flagged course, on and off trails, to reach various checkpoints along the way to verify they stayed on course. This race will include lots of bushwhacking, climbing, sliding, scrambling, rock hopping, creek running, and any other craziness we decide to throw in! The course will be approx. 8-12 miles long with finishing times expected to be between 3 and 6 hours. There will be one water/aid station approx. halfway through the course. Racers will be required to carry their own water and food otherwise.
There will be 3 divisions, solo male, solo female, and teams:
Solos: This will be our elite division with winning male and female receiving cash prize.
Teams: Can be of any size and must stay together and finish together. Time is calculated when all members cross the finish line. Prizes will be awarded to all members of the winning team.
All racers will receive long sleeve wicking T’s and post race meal, as well as other goodies and a chance at the raffle!
Exact start/finish will be within 30 minute drive of registration, and will be disclosed at packet pick-up/registration on morning of race between 6-8:30 am or Friday evening between 5:00-8:00pm.
Check out the Jackrabbit site for further details! www.jackrabbitadventurerace.com