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Blue Ridge Adventure Race

May 4, 2024

Length: 12 Hours

Are you ready to take on the ultimate challenge in the great outdoors? Then the Blue Ridge Adventure Race is for you! This thrilling event takes participants on a multi-discipline journey through the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and is America's longest-running adventure race.

 

Teams of two to four members, or solos, will navigate the rugged terrain using only a map and compass, trekking through mountains, biking through winding forest trails, and paddling through scenic rivers and lakes. Along the way, participants will face a series of mental and physical challenges designed to push them to their limits.

 

The Blue Ridge Adventure Race is not for the faint of heart, but for those who are ready to embrace the thrill of adventure and the beauty of nature. You'll experience the rush of adrenaline as you push yourself to the limit, and the tranquility of the mountains as you paddle through pristine lakes and rivers.

 

The race is open to participants of all skill levels, from seasoned adventure racers to first-time competitors. However, all participants should be prepared for a challenging and demanding event that will test their endurance, navigation skills, and teamwork.

 

If you're ready to take on the ultimate outdoor adventure, then sign up for the Blue Ridge Adventure Race today. You'll create memories that will last a lifetime and experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains like never before. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to challenge yourself and explore the great outdoors because this race sells out yearly.

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2024 Race Pricing

Regular Registration
$225 Per Racer

Late Registration

$250 Per Racer

Important Registration Dates

Registration Opens: 10/26/23

Early Registration Ends: 3/15/24

Schedule
Schedule

Check-In

5:00am, Saturday

Pre-Race Meeting

7:00am, Saturday


Load Buses

7:30am, Saturday


Start

8:00am, Saturday

Finish

8:00pm, Saturday

 

Dinner/Awards

8:00pm, Saturday

Location

The Downtown Pavilion and Bandstand

900 E. Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(Directions)

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Details

The 12-hour adventure race is perfect for sport or family teams looking to have some fun discovering the outdoors with adventure racing. Easy to read and simple navigation will take you to some hidden spots around Blue Ridge. Distances are always based on your team's abilities and speed in adventure racing; however, you can expect between 20–30 miles of mountain biking, 6–12 miles of trekking with 4–8 miles of canoeing.

Check-in starts downtown at 5:00am on Saturday with instructions and a pre-plotted map followed by a pre-race meeting at 7:00am. The race starts at 8:00am.

All teammates must be present to check-in and receive instructions. The later you are the shorter the time to prepare. Your first discipline to start the race will be revealed during check-in. A staging area will be set-up at check-in for bikes and paddling gear. For the 12-hour race, we will be transporting these items if required. See "Gear" section below for specifics on gear.

Water and snacks will be provided at every TA; however, this is not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets.

Race includes: Bike gloves, food and drink during the race, awards for each division, and dinner at the end of the race.

For 2024, we want to take teams a little farther out of town on buses to some areas not used before in the race, so this year's race will take 12 hours total to complete.

Bike Rentals

Bike rentals available at Blue Mountain Bikes.

Gear

Mandatory Gear List is required for review and to be carried during all races. We supply all canoes, paddles, and PFDs. Teams will be allowed to bring their own paddle gear; however, they must be in a paddle bag.

Waivers

To speed up the check-in process on race day, please download and fill in the ARGeorgia Liability Waiver for each team member, and bring it to the race with you to check-in.

Rules

Rules List is required for review before the event.

Withdrawals & Cancellation

Warrior Refund, Changes, and Cancellation Policy

Awards

1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:

• Coed ​(Any)

• Open Male (Any)

​• Open Female (Any)

• Solo Male

• Solo Female

• Masters Solo Male (50+)

• Masters Solo Female (50+)

• Masters Team (All team members must be 50+)

Single Award for:

The Youngest Racer

 

Award for:

Top F3 Team

Details
REGISTERED TEAMS
Teams

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