Hosted by the East Grand High School Outdoor Education program. this is our forth race.
Who may enter? All interested high school students from Maine and beyond, grades 9-12 consisting of two persons per team. Pairs can be guys, girls or mixed. New this year! We’ve added an adult division!
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 a five minutes between each element to take a short break, eat a snack, and take a drink before heading out on the next leg of the race.
Prizes: A traveling trophy will be presented to the winning high school team to keep at their school for the year.
*$450.00 in prizes to the top three finishing High School pairs!
1st Two $100.00 gift Certificates to Ski Rack Sports of Bangor
2nd Two $75.00 gift Certificates to Epic Sports of Bangor
3rd Two $50.00 gift Certificates to Epic Sports of Bangor
*Note: if there are three or more High School girl entries, we’ll come up with prizes for a girls division.
All participants receive lunch following the race and an Adventure Race T-shirt
The race will consist of four parts, 1st a bush whack (approx. 1.5 mile off trail compass trek), 2nd will be mountain biking for approx. seven miles on woods roads and trails, 3rd , canoeing for approx. 7 miles on mostly flat water. The 4th being a *climbing wall challenge back in the gym with an easy and difficult route to choose from. *Note, the climbing wall challenge is a very small part of the race and is optional.
Equipment & Clothing
Bikes: Mountain bike (any style of mountain bike is fine), Helmets required.
Canoes: General recreation includes canoes sold for general recreational use. In general ABS and Polyethylene canoes (Example, Old Town Discovery Series 169 and 174). Two proper fitting type III PFDs and these must be worn during the race. At least three paddles (one being a spare.), baler. Optional: a farmer john style wet suit in case of cold, rainy weather or if a canoe upsets.
Compass: A basic compass with lanyard that includes a base plate with direction of travel arrow.
Clothing: Depending on weather conditions, students should have proper clothing and footwear. Leaders will be available at check points to collect a shed layer of clothing or provide extra clothing to students. Clothing should be of synthetic materials (fleece & Polypropylene) used with an outer shell such as a wind breaker. You may want to place a spare set of clothing in your canoe in a waterproof bag to change into in the event of an upset canoe.
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.
Sponsored in part by First Wind, owners of the Stetson Ridge Wind Farm in the Danforth area.
Please call when you know you have one or more pairs coming (for planning purposes), and register as soon as possible, and no later then 10 days prior to the event. T-shirts reserved on a first come, first serve bases when signing up. Please make checks payable to East Grand School.
Send registrations & signed permission slips to:
East Grand School Adventure Race
31 Houlton, Road
Danforth, ME 04424
Upon registering, we’ll send you complete information regarding the race.
2009 East Grand Adventure Race Results
High School Boys:
1. Charlie Beller, Joel Crawford, Brewer, 2:25:35;
2. Jordan Tueriault, David Voitovic, Mountain Valley, 2:37:45;
3. Nick Tarr, Andrew Smith, Southern Aroostook, 2:43:18;
4. David Cropley, Aaron Henn, East Grand, 2:51:32;
5.Cleve Kenyon, Andrew Gilman, East Grand, 3:04:56;
6. Ben Latvis, Mitchell Bartlett, East Grand, 3:22:50;
7. Joe Frazier, Olivia Raymond, Southern Aroostook, 3:26:36
8. Eddie Bobitsky & Dustin Miller, East Grand, 4:15:00
High School Girls:
1. Carmella Glazier, Kymberly Couch, Mountain Valley, 3:00:39
2. Molly White, Taylor Cochran, Woodland, 3:02:35
3. Erin Mills, Toral Nelson, Brewer, 3:35:00
4. Sharlene Maynard, Elizabeth Gilman, East Grand, 3:58:39
1.Chris Mejias, Joel Sweetser, Rumford 2:41:26
2. Nathaniel Sixberry, Ben Williams, Danforth 2:42:43
3. James & Andrea Kneeland, Lincoln, 2:43:20
4. Robert Bennet, Judith Hotchkiss, Deer Isle, 3:07:50
5. Amanda Morin, Kim McCrea, Presque Isle, 3:11:25
6. Mark Doty, John Simko, Madison, 3:11:53
7. Nick Chambers, Kaylea Collier, Smyrna Mills, 3;25:41
8. Anja Whittington, Jay Raymond, Presque Isle 3:37:49
2008 East Grand Adventure Race Results
#1 East Grand, Harvey and Abe Brittain, 2:25:00
#2 Brewer High, Charlie Beller and Joel Crawford, 2:34:30
#3 Mountain Valley, Chris Mejias & Joel Sweetser 2:48:48
#4 Lawrence High, Tyler Heinrich and Bow Willoughby 2:56:25
#5 Woodland High, Mollie White & Taylor Cochran, 3:01:30
#6 Mountain Valley, Carl Zorhorst & Carmella Glazier, 3:27:04
#7 East Grand, Cleve Kenyon & Jesse Nicholas, 3:51:01
#8 East Grand, Aaron Henn & Robert Cousins, 4:01: 08
#9 East Grand, Eddie Bobitsky & Dustin Miller, 4:08:53
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