Mule Adventures Fall Frenzy (MAFF) adventure race! This is the third and final race of the 1st Basis Adventure Series. Expect 8 hours of team-based fun/challenge that you're not likely to forget!
GENERAL INFO: We achieve course flexibility by implementing a Score-O type strategy for each discipline. That essentially means teams go for as many Control Points (CPs) as they want, but must acquire the minimum number of CPs specified for each discipline to avoid a "short-coursed" ranking (a "short-coursed" team cannot finish ranked higher than a full course team). If your team goal is to win, you will likely need to acquire all CPs on the course. To help teams strategize and stay on course, cut-off times are established for most disciplines. If you do not leave a discipline by the cut-off time, your team risks being "short-coursed". Maps and aerial photos needed for navigating the course will be provided. No other maps/photos allowed.
BIKE: 2-3 hours (not all at once). Predominantly road riding, but expect some off-road. Mountain bikes encouraged since that is the norm for adventure racing. Road and cyclocross bikes will be allowed; HOWEVER, to even the playing field, CP/time adjustments will be made. Details on MAFF Gear page.
MYSTERY CHALLENGES: .5 hour. If we told you anything about these, they wouldn't be mysteries anymore! But expect some sort of unusual challenging activities.
ORIENTEERING/TREKKING: 2-3 hours (not all at once). Trails can be used for parts of this discipline, but bushwhacking will be needed if your team's goal is to acquire all CPs. CPs will be pre-plotted on maps of various scales that we'll provide for you. Note: Please do not let a fear of navigating prevent you from trying this event! Keep an eye on our Events page for multiple learning/practice opportunities before the race. These opportunities are either FREE or very reasonably priced (not to mention - just plain fun!).
PADDLE: 1-2 hours. Expect flat water paddling. We intend to use the same boats that were used in recent MAFFs (see Events page 2011, 2012 Race History). You may use your own paddles and PFDs or use the ones provided. If any paddling gear transport is necessary, we'll take care of that for you.