NMARC first sprint race of the year is designed to introduce new
adventure racers to this exciting sport with a 5 hour course. Don't let
the length of the race intimidate you; adventure racing is a low
intensity sport. If you can cross the finish line of a 10k then you are
plenty fit to complete a sprint distance adventure race.
Teams will be mountain biking, trekking, and paddling as they navigate
with a map to find checkpoint locations. You will not need any advanced
navigation skills, just basic map reading ability. The course format
will be modified rogaine, which means teams have the freedom to choose
the route they follow to find the checkpoints and what order to go after
them. Also, there will be far more CP's than any team can possibly
acquire in the time allowed (i.e. nobody will be clearing the course).
This race format rewards strategy and route selection over speed and
endurance. Additionally, each CP will have a separate point value
depending on its distance from the start location (generally the farther
the distance the higher the point value). Scoring will be based on the
accumulated point values of the checkpoints found within the time
allowed. How your team chooses to put the pieces together will largely
determine its outcome as there is no single best route to accumulate the
The event will start and finish at Elliott's Bar & Grill in
Corrales where we will be having a post-race buffet (included in race
fee) and handing out lots of swag and t-shirts to all participants.
This event is limited to 50 racers and has sold out in the past so
register early. Those that register prior to May 3rd will be
guaranteed their shirt size.
Schedule of events:
6:00 AM - Bike drop area opens
6:30 AM - Team check-in begins at Elliotts Bar & Grill
7:20 AM - Pre-race safety briefing
8:00 AM - Race start at Elliotts
1:00 PM - Race Finish at Elliotts
NOTE: If the Start is delayed, the event finish time will be set 5 hours later
1:00 2:30 PM - Post-race meal and awards ceremony at Elliotts
3 & 4 Person Open
2 Person Coed
2 person Male
2 person Female
No soloists allowed for this race so find a teammate.
More race updates to follow to check back here often.
Race entry fee: $50/person
Your team will receive one custom map, race instructions, post-race
meal, race insurance, swag, and a Dri-FIT moisture wicking t-shirt.
We are very pleased to continue to work with Quiet Waters Paddling and New Mexico Kayak Instruction as our boat providers.
Mike Hayes at 877.45-FLOAT
Canoe Rental Fee: $33/person(plus tax) -
you will get the canoe or 2 solo kayaks, 2 PFDs, 2 paddles and boat
delivery/pickup from race locations included
Please fill out QWPA waiver and get it back to Mike prior to the race.
New Mexico Kayak Instruction
Kelly Gossett at [masked]
Kelly has 10-12 whitewater kayaks to rent
out. Kelly requires minimum of 48 hours to rent a kayak. You will get a
boat, PFD and paddle for your fee. You will also have to car-top your
rental boat to the race and after the race is finished, return it to his