Aaaarrrrrrrrrgh Maties! Reports are that the ghost of the dreaded pirate Blackbeard has been pillaging and looting up and down the Outer Banks for years. If ye have enough courage, ye might find him and win the reward.
The Blackbeard Adventure Race will be offered as both a 4-hour and an 8-hour race in scenic Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina. This exhilarating race includes mountain biking, trail running, kayaking (for the 8-hour race only), coasteering, and orienteering for over 25 combined miles for the Sport Class and 45 combined miles for the Elite Class. This "sprint" race, while challenging, is not as technical as many other races and is a good race for people new to the sport.
Name: Blackbeard A.R.
Date: October 5th, 2013
National Qualifying Race: USARA Regional Qualifier
Race Check-In: Friday, October 4th, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Comfort Inn South Ocean Front
Race Starts: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 8:00 AM
Race Ends: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 4:00 PM
Disclaimer: Start and end time depend on tides
Distance: 25+ (Sport Class) or 45+ miles (Elite Class)
Disciplines: Trekking, Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Ocean Paddling (only for the 8-hour race), Coasteering.
Categories: Solo; 2-person, 3-person, 4-person (male, female, or coed)
Included: Maps, clue sheets, race shirts, kayaks, paddles, PFD, awards, SWAG, a post-race celebration; one of the best endorphin fixes of your life.
USARA Membership: Since this race is sanctioned by USARA all racers must either be current members of USARA (with proof of membership and membership #) or pay for a one day license at registration/check in. Please have cash on hand.