What do you get when you combine a popular ski resort in Shenandoah County with an experienced outdoor adventure company? A breathtaking scenic backdrop and a whole lot of fun!  Bryce Resort is located in the northern part of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  The resort is a hidden gem in Shenandoah County nestled near the Virginia and West Virginia line surrounded by the George Washington National Forest.  The resort has catered to outdoor enthusiasts since 1965 and is a short two-hour drive from Washington, DC.  In addition to the award-winning ski facilities, the outdoor offerings have expanded to offer visitors golf, mountain biking, tubing, ziplining and more!

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In January of 2019, Bryce Resort made it official and partnered with Rev3Endurance. Rev3Endurance is an experienced outdoor adventure events company headquartered in Basye, Virginia.  The company promotes an adventurous lifestyle.  The goal is to produce events that encourage everyone to come out and compete and enjoy the experience.

“At Bryce Resort we pride ourselves with what we offer our community and visitors. We want everyone to feel like family and make great memories while visiting our resort. Partnering with Rev3Endurance to offer these additional outdoor events enhances what we do and aligns with what we value,” says Ryan Locher, General Manager, Bryce Resort.

“Bryce Resort is the perfect backdrop for what Rev3Endurance wants to offer this area,” states Michael Spiller, Co-Owner and Race Director for Rev3Endurance.  Bryce Resort and Rev3Endurance will offer six outdoor adventures this year beginning May 18, 2019. The events are unique in that there is truly something for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced endurance athlete, Bryce Resort and Rev3Endurance will have something for everyone.  “The goal is to get more people enjoying what this area has to offer and show off our local community and local businesses,” stated Christi Manning, Director of Business Development for Rev3Endurance.

People often ask what is adventure racing? Adventure racing could be considered one of the best-kept secrets of the outdoors. Its roots run deep and there’s always a debate as to when adventure racing was born.  Most credit the 1968 Karrimor International Mountain Marathon.  The event required teams to traverse mountainous terrain and carry all of the necessary supplies for the team. Fast forward to 2019 and there are still considerable similarities with the sport.  Simply put, adventure racing is a modern day scavenger hunt with rules and beautiful, and oftentimes challenging courses. Teams combine multi disciplines such as trekking, mountain biking, paddling and navigation to find checkpoints and reach the finish line. At its core adventure racing is also about community, family and taking care of our local land.

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Rev3Endurance will host six outdoor adventures beginning Saturday,

May 18,2019. It starts with a half-day adventure race, Conquer the Mountain.  This is an event that tests not only your physical ability but your mental aptitude.  The course will have you running, biking, paddling and navigating your way around the Shenandoah Valley. This course will have over 13,000 feet of elevation change and it’s estimated to be 50 miles. 

Not quite ready for this beast? Don’t worry, there’s more! Bryce Mountain Resort and Rev3Endurance will also offer the Aquablaze.  Aquablazing is a term used to describe Appalachian Trail thru-hikers kayaking or canoeing a portion of the trail.  Now you can have the chance to aquablaze through Bryce Resort and Lake Laura.  This event promises to be a lot of fun and an event that combines running and watercraft. Lake Laura at Bryce Resort will certainly be the highlight of this event. 

Looking for an incredible beginner race? If so, Rev3Endurance will also produce a Sprint and Family Adventure Race the same weekend. It’s a fun, beautiful course that’s easy to navigate. You and your team will run, bike, paddle and navigate your way around the resort.   This is THE outdoor event for the beginner adventure racer.

Looking ahead to the fall of 2019, Bryce Resort and Rev3Endurance will host a variety of mountain bike events and a fun, wacky Urban Challenge consisting of a 3-7 mile challenge throughout the resort.

Rev3Endurance is proud to partner with its sponsors: Bryce Resort, Shenandoah County Tourism, Virginia is for Lovers, Zanfel, OutThere and Mountain Khaki.

To register today, or learn more about Rev3Endurance visit www.rev3endurance.com.