Get ready for an awesome adventure race in the wilds of Eastern Idaho!
We will have two courses in 2024, a 9-hour which will include mountain biking and on-foot travel, and a 24-hour which will include mountain biking, on-foot travel, and pack rafting.
**Make sure to check out the Gear List for required gear and other gear-related information
RACE DATE AND LOCATION
June 8-9, 2024. Swan Valley, Idaho
9hr: 2-person coed, 2-person male, 2-person female, solo male, solo female, NEW: 3 or 4-person coed, NEW: 3 or 4-person open
24hr: 2-person coed, 2-person male, 2-person female, 3 or 4-person coed (premier category!), 3 or 4-person open
9-hour: Mountain Biking, Trekking, and navigation.
24-hour: Mountain Biking, Trekking, Pack Rafting (class I-II), and navigation.
APPROXIMATE COURSE DISTANCES (subject to change)
Last day to Register is Sunday, May 26th, and you must register by May 23rd in order to get a race t-shirt!
9hr: $120 through February 29, 2024 / $140 through Sunday, May 26, 2024
24hr: $225 through February 29, 2024 / $260 through Sunday, May 26, 2024
Updates will be posted here when available.
More specific schedule info will be posted here when available. As of now, we plan to have racer check-in and meetings on Saturday morning, June 8th.
LODGING and CAMPING INFO
Ample dispersed camping will be available at the race start and check-in location. If you prefer other accommodations, look for places to stay in Swan Valley or Irwin, Idaho.
-Final rankings will be as follows: A) Teams will be ranked by total number of points acquired. B) Teams will be ranked by fastest time. C) Teams not obtaining all mandatory CPs will be unranked, regardless of time.
-All CPs are worth 10 points each unless otherwise specified. There will be a combination of mandatory and optional CPs
-Teammates must stay within 50 meters of each other at all times.
-Racers must cross the finish line before the cut-off time or will be penalized by 2 points per minute for the first 20 minutes. Racers finishing more than 20 minutes late will be unranked. (In other words, don’t be late!)
-Time penalty for a miss-punched CP (i.e., CP is punched in the wrong box) is 10 minutes per infraction. Pay attention when punching!
-If a team member must leave the course early, they must do so at a manned CP or TA and inform a race official. Please do not go home early without letting us know!
-Make sure you have all required gear at all times. Random gear checks may be performed throughout the course. Time penalty for not having required gear is 15 minutes for individual gear and 30 minutes for team gear.
-You will be traveling in bear country. Knowledge of bear country safety and etiquette is required. Bear spray must be easily accessible on the outside of your pack. Please review this website for some bear safety tips: Bear Safety
-No E-Bikes allowed
-Bikers must yield to horses and hikers.
-No outside assistance allowed. This is a non-supported race.
-NO biking off-trail! If you need to travel with your bike off-trail, you must get off your bike and walk.
-Bib numbers are to be pinned to backpacks and visible, one per person.
-No traveling on private property allowed. Close any gates that you open.
-We will be practicing Leave No Trace ethics. Pack out everything you bring in! Please tread lightly and be aware that this is bear country. We would be so psyched if when we swept the course we found ZERO trash!
-In the case of snow or mud (a large probability), please be considerate to avoid trail damage. Please walk bikes through deep mud to avoid rutting up the trails.
-No navigation devices that utilize satellites are allowed! No GPS or using your cell phone for anything other than taking pictures or in an absolute emergency. Aside from magnetic bike odometers and barometric altimeters, no devices that display distance, speed, or altitude are permitted.
-Please no dogs on the course (exceptions may be made if you want to bring your pet Ogre).
> 2 months before the race date we are able to offer a 75% refund.
1-2 months prior to the race date we are able to offer a 50% refund.
3-4 weeks prior to the race date we are able to offer a 25% refund.
Less than 3 weeks prior to the race, no refund is available. We apologize for any inconvenience but at this point, we have paid for all race expenses and have been planning on you attending.
Entries are non-transferable less than 2 weeks prior to race day.