Welcome in spring with an adventure race at Mint Springs park in Crozet, VA. Hunt for over 30 checkpoints spread throughout the park using a compass and map. The course will have a mix of checkpoints, some good for kids and first time racers, some maliciously placed. Every racer will be given a course map on race day with the checkpoints pre-marked. Find as many checkpoints as you can in 6 hours. This is a rogaine style (all on foot race against the clock) adventure race. No bikes or paddling required. Stay on the trails...or not. Up to you. Race as a team or solo. Any racer under 15 must race on a team with an adult.
Because many children cannot wander the woods for 6 hours, there will be a 3 hour kids race. Any team with at least one member 14 and under is automatically eligible for the kids race. Just make it back to base camp by 1200 to be scored in the kids bracket. The 3 hour race is a good one for racers 10 and under.
Roam the woods in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains hunting for hidden checkpoints using only a map and compass. You have 6 hours to find as many as you can. Use the extensive trail network in the park, or go take a “short cut” and go bushwhacking.
Kids are welcome! No minimum age, but anyone under 15 must race with an adult. There is a 3 hours race with kids who aren't quite up to racing 6 hours.