The 8th edition Odyssey Wild Wonderful 24HR will be a FUN and CHALLENGING event for all adventure racing levels.
Teams of 1, 2, 3 & 4 will trek with map and compass, ride mountain bikes up, over, and whitewater raft through the New River Gorge!!! Racers will get to have a bit of class V fun as part of the Wild Wonderful 24. Ace Adventure Resort will be providing the boats, paddles, helmets and PFDs and guides for this segment of the race. Teams will be assigned to guides and boats. Dont think you will be going for a leisurely float down the river. This is part of the RACE! These guides will be "hammering" it out with you down the river for bragging rights. Details will be revealed at the race brief how teams will be placed in the rafts. Wetsuits are recommended (see gear list for details).
This year's race will offer sweet single track, challenging navigation, and some wild WHITEWATER!!
ACE Adventure Resort was the venue for the Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championships held on September 28, 2012, produced by Odyssey Adventure Racing.
The Odyssey Wild Wonderful 24 HR Adventure Race is part of the North American Adventure Racing Series, and a USARA Regional Qualifier.
Top 4 Person Coed and Single Gender Teams will receive an invitation to the 2014 USARA Adventure Racing National Championship.
1st Place 4 person Coed Team will receive USARA Regional Champion Jackets and $400 Regional Qualifier sponsorship that will be applied toward their entry fee into the 2013 USARA Adventure Racing National Championship.
Teams from a Regional Qualifier will receive 10 additional USARA National Ranking Points
ACE Adventure Resort Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude: W 81 5' 48", N 37 58' 27" UTM: 491502.47, 4202970.87
IMPORTANT NOTE: When using GPS units for directions they will sometimes give the seemingly shortest or most direct instructions this may not be the most practical course of action as they do not have all the roads correctly inputed. Use the following directions when you get close to our location. Any problems give us a call 1.800.787.3982.
From the East via I-64 West (or I-81 South): Take I-64 West to I-77 North and then take **Exit #48 to Beckley/Summersville onto US Route 19 North. Drive approximately 11.2 miles to the (East) Main St. exit. At the stop sign turn right (North). Follow directions from Main St. below. **This is the area we have problems with our guests using GPS units. The unit will instruct you to exit I-64 before exit 48, which will increase your drive time significantly**
From the North via I-77 South and I-65 East: From Charleston, WV, take I-77 South / I-64 East to Exit #48 to Beckley / Summersville onto U.S. Rt. 19 North. Drive approximately 11.2 miles to the (East) Main St. exit. At the stop sign turn right (North). Follow directions from Main St. below.
From the North via I-79 South: Take I-79 South to Exit #57 to Beckley onto U.S. Rt. 19 South. Drive approximately 57.8 miles to the (East) Main St. exit. At the stop sign turn left (North). Cross overpass and Follow directions from Main St. below.
From the South via I-77 North: Take I-77 North / I-64 West to Exit # 48 to Beckley/Summersville onto U.S. Rt. 19 North. Drive approximately 11.2 miles to the (East) Main St. exit. At the stop sign turn right (North). Follow directions from Main St. below.
From Main Street Exit: Take the first left (directly across from the Little General BP Gas Station) onto Minden Rd. (ACE sign). It is approximately 2.9 miles to ACE (check your odometer). At one point you will make a sharp left, cross a small wooden bridge, and make a sharp right. At mile 2.1 you will turn right (ACE sign on large pole) do not go straight on Rocklick Rd. At mile 2.9 turn left at the ACE Adventure Center entrance and follow OAR event signage for parking and check-in.