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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 most points.
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 shop.
“I’ve lost a Vuelta before by 13 seconds so I’m going to fight for every second I can at this......
Team Sky’s man, Elia Viviani, was the one to win through the chaotic yet intense sprint of the EuroEyes......