RACE DATE: April 2, 2011
Bushwhack Adventures is bringing a new sprint adventure race to the Triangle area in 2011 - the Gleneagles Challenge! The GEC 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 paddling for 4 to 6 hours as they navigate their way to checkpoint flags. Estimated distances in each discipline are: paddling 4-5 miles, trekking 3+ miles, biking 11+ miles. Your mileage may vary, depending on your team's navigation skills. :)
The course format will be modified rogaine style, with teams choosing one of two disciplines to do first and 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 Wake County's Harris Lake County Park. 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!
Sponsored in part by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space.