Now in its 18th year, this race has continued to grow and we expect another great turnout. This race is for beginners and experienced racers alike. Teams will bike, run and paddle in the beautiful woods, trails and lakes of Huntsville State Park . The weather and location make this a must do race. With temps usually in the 50's and 60's - you couldn't ask for better race conditions. Teams - Coed ,Female, Male, Masters (Solo also welcome) Canoe rentals are available also (reserve yours during online registration) or you can bring your boat (BYOB) canoe or kayak. There is great camping at the park for those wanting to camp. They also have nice screened in shelters with electricity. So grab your teammate and "Get into the outdoors - Do an Adventure Race! See below for more details, maps, photos, videos and registration (mail in - online check or CC - no fees - no accounts to create.
Sign up early and get your on site canoe reserved.
** We recommend racers arrive at 7:00am to get a good parking spot (PLEASE DON'T PARK ON THE GRASS!) warm up, stretch, set up bikes, sign waiver, get gear checked, etc **
*** Park entry fee of +-$7 per person is not included in race fee. If there is no attendant, non racers and non volunteers must pay at the self serve pay post next to the office. Please be prepared for this and be courteous to Park staff at all times! *** The park is really been great about gettnig the racers through the gate early - Thank you Huntsville State Park for all the effort! **** RACE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9:00AM **** This is an hour later than in the past. :)
Lodging:There is GREAT camping at Huntsville State Park. They have tent sites, nice screened in shelters with electricity, showers, and RV sites. Here is the link. Here is the number to call for camping 512-389-8900. If they are full keep calling back everyday - they often get cancellations. If Huntsville is Full there is also camping at Sam Houston National Forest which is close by. You can call for cancellations on a daily basis and may get a spot. There are several affordable nice motels in the area -Americas Best Value Inn - 936-295-9151 - 5 min away
Pre-Race : 8:15 AM - Day of registration 7:00am to 8:15am Park gates open at 6:30am
ENTRY FEES per-person a little less as teams get bigger
Race Day - week
Sprint - PP
6 Hour - PP
Entry into race
Design of a really FUN race course - really this is the best part a great race in a great park.
Finishers medal for EVERY racer - these are cool!
Maps - water proof for the 6 hour race
Awards for top finishers with 5 or more teams in a category
PLUS an AWESOME outdoor adventure!
No support crews are required - the only support allowed is in TA.
* Racers with their own boats will have a boat drop the "MORNING" of the race - it opens at 6:30am - It is within a few 750 feet of TA.* Sprint ,6 Hour & 12 Hour rental canoes include paddles and pfds - they will be near the canoes - if you would like to use your own you pfd and paddle and have rented a canoe you must take them with you on the paddle leg and bring them back to TA when you are finished. * On site canoe, paddle, pfd rentals are available for the all races - reserve during online registration. * Teams can also bring their own boats as well. Solo or tandem or combination, canoe or kayak.
* The only restriction for the boats is that they must be a non-motorized human-powered canoe or kayak
* Refund Policy: You are entitled to a refund, minus the cancellation fee until 2 weeks prior to the start of the race. * Cancellation fee of $40 per person. Within 2 weeks no refund!
* Texas Adventure Racing is not responsibility for refunds for cancellations in the event of natural or national emergencies. Natural emergencies may include, but are not limited to severe weather including heavy rain, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, river flooding, heat spells and cold spells. National or international emergencies may include, but are not limited to military conflicts, terrorist attacks, security threats, war, and heightened security alerts.* Race takes place rain or shine. - this is an Adventure Race and you should be prepared.
Volunteers are needed to help man Check Points and to help as additional support crew. Click HERE to volunteer.RACE DAY RULES Click here for race day rules
NEED A TEAMMATE?
If you need someone to race with please email us and we will get you connected. Better yet get on our facebook page and ask around.