The Odyssey Fall Finale Sprint Adventure Race will be a great for Moms, Dads, Sons, Daughters, & Couples in the mist of peak fall foliage in Southwest VA on Saturday, October 16 starting off at the Buchanan Fairgrounds.
This six-hour event will be a fun, bonding experience with a little mud (rain depending, it could be a lot of mud), sweat and cheer. If you are in good physical condition, have a good pair of running shoes, paddling skills and a mountain bike, then you are ready. It will be a great time in the beautiful outdoors. Parts of the course will be marked, but some map and compass skills will be required.
Teams looking for a more challenging course option will be able to get their fill also. There will be different cutoff times at different points in the race to lengthen the course. The teams that make the cutoff times will be allowed to do a longer trail run and a longer, more technical mountain bike. Minimum age 12 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The navigation will be very minimal for this event.
The Odyssey Fall Finale Sprint Adventure Race is part of the Checkpoint Tracker National Point Series, with points being awarded to all division.
Total distance= 25-30 miles
Mt. biking- 15-18 miles (gravel and hard surface road)
Hiking/Trail Running- 5-7 miles (single track and gravel road)
Paddling- 5 miles (Class I and II rapids) (for the 24-hour event)
For more information, visit www.oarevents.com or call Ronny Angell at 444-4422.
Registration for the longer 24-hour event ends tomorrow, Friday, October 1. Registration for the 6-hour event closes out next Friday, October 8.
Click here to read a story that So Salem wrote about Salem resident Ronny Angell and how he got involved adventure racing.