Distance: Off trail compass run 1.5+ miles, 2nd will be mountain biking for approx. 9 miles on woods roads, trails with a surprise challenge or two along the way (last year's was the Pit challenge and tomahawk throw), 3rd is canoeing for 8 miles on Baskahegan Stream. The 4th being a climbing wall challenge back in the gym.
Adults and teens, race in pairs or as a relay team.
Hosted by the East Grand High School Outdoor Education Program, Eight Divisions! Over $1,000.00 in Youth Prizes. Sponsored in part by First Wind, Woody Wheaton Land Trust and Ski Rack Sports of Bangor. This is our 8th adventure race.
Gravel Pit Challenge-Wall
The 20 mile race will consist of four parts, 1st an off trail compass run 1.5+ miles, 2ndwill be mountain biking for approx. 10 miles on woods roads, trails with a surprise challenge or two along the way (last year's was the Pit challenge and tomahawk throw), 3rd is canoeing for 8 miles on Baskahegan Stream. The 4th being a climbing wall challenge back in the gym.
Paddling on the Baskahegan Stream
New this year: 33 Mile Flat Water separate canoe/kayak racefrom the headwaters of the BaskaheganStream to Bancroft. This will run in conjunction with the Adventure Race
Canoeing on Baskahegan Stream
Directions To East Grand High School
When coming from central and southern Maine, take 95 north to exit 227. In Lincoln, take a left onto Rt. 6. Follow Rt. 6 through town and east to Springfield. In Springfield, take a left onto Rt. 169, bear right twice over the next 20+ miles for Danforth. In Danforth, cross over the train tracks go up over the hill and take a left onto Rt. 1 north, the school is on the right. From the Houlton area and points north, take Rt. 1 South to Danforth, the school is on the left. From Down East Maine, take Rt. 1 north, Rt. 1 makes a right turn in Danforth, turn right and the school is on the right.
East Grand Adventure Race Tow Person Crosscut saw competition
East Grand Adventure Race Mud Crawl
Level of difficulty: While the race will be physically challenging. It is not beyond the reach of those who are in reasonably good physical condition. We highly recommend a routine of training, well before the race that includes biking, jogging/running and canoeing. There will be five minutesbetween each element to take a short break, eat a snack, and take a drink before heading out on the next leg of the race.
$20.00 entry fee includes lunch, adventure race t-shirt, and attractive trophies to the top three finishing teams.