The No Sleep Adventure is back and we've gone big! This year's race, located in the Shawnee National Forest, is one of only 13 Regional Championship races in the country for USARA! Earn bonus points toward the USARA Points Series, $700 in cash prizes for overall top finishers, and free entry into the 2022 USARA National Championship race. This is also the first year the No Sleep Adventure will offer live GPS tracking of all teams so your friends and family can follow your adventure! 

We're excited to be hosting this year's race from the beautiful San Damiano Retreat and Conference Center offering onsite lodging, meals and spectacular views of the Ohio River. We have a challenging and breathtaking course in store for you and we've brought back the ropes challenge this year! As always, we'll have great swag, unique awards, post-race meal and awards ceremony.

Get this race on your calendar today!

Stay well! Be safe! Race hard! NO SLEEP!

--John & Brian


Golconda, IL

Shawnee National Forest

Registration Fees (per/person):
(Day of race registration not available.)

  • Early Registration: $220 (Jan 18-Feb 28)
  • Normal Registration: $235 (March 1-April 30)
  • Late Registration: $250 May 1-May 22)

Note: This event is a USARA Regional Championship and a sanctioned race, and each participant must be a USARA member or hold a one-day USARA license. USARA offers one-day memberships for $8 or annual memberships for $35. Membership includes high-quality medical insurance at USARA events; discounts with USARA-affiliated AR coaches; discounts from more than 200 top outdoor brands; and the knowledge that you're a part of USARA's efforts to support racers and racer directors as we work together to build and improve the sport of adventure racing. All fees go directly toward the operational costs of USARA (a not for profit), ensuring that the organization can best serve the AR community. 

Registration Includes:

  • Post-race food 
  • Race maps
  • Canoe rental
  • ​Live Tracking
  • Great race swag
  • Unique awards
  • Cash Prizes!

Award Divisions:

  • 3-4-person coed
  • 3-4-person open (all female & all male)
  • 2-person coed
  • 2-person open (all female & all male)
  • Solo male (Resume of Experience Required)
  • Solo female  (Resume of Experience Required)

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards will be given for divisions with four or more teams. The top three overall teams or individuals will be eligible for up to $700 in cash prizes from No Sleep Adventures! The first place winning team in the 3-4 Person Coed Division will also earn a free entry into the USARA National Championship, September 2022 in California.​ Visit the USARA website to learn more about the 
2022 USARA Adventure Race National Championship


  • Mountain Biking
  • Trekking
  • Canoeing
  • Ropes 
  • Land Navigation/Orienteering

24-hour: *Specific distances will not be given 

USARA Sanctioning:
The No Sleep Adventure race is fully sanctioned by the United States Adventure Racing Association (USARA) and is one of only 13 Regional Championship races in the country! Visit the USARA website to learn more about Regional Championships and how to enter the 2022 USARA Adventure Race National Championship

Start/Finish Location:
San Damiano Retreat & Conference Center

Pope County, IL

Check In Location:

San Damiano Retreat & Conference Center

Pope County, IL

Race Schedule:
All times subject to change

Friday-June 3, 2022

Racer Check In and Packet Pickup: 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Pre-Race Meeting: 7 p.m.

Saturday-June 4, 2021
​Bike Drop: Opens at 5 a.m. (Location TBD)

Final briefing and group photo 6:45 a.m.

Race Start: 7 a.m.

Sunday-June 5, 2021

Race Cutoff: 7 a.m.

Post Race Meal: 6-8 a.m.

Race Awards: 7:30 a.m.

On-Site Lodging

San Damiano Retreat & Conference Center

31 San Damiano Road

Golconda, IL 62938

(618) 638-2859  Call Mark for reservations

Only 28 rooms are available. Book Soon!

Standard Room - $79/night

• 2 Queen Beds
• Deck overlooking Ohio River
• Private bath with vanity
• Television

Kitchen Suite - $98/night

Standard room plus:

• Comfortable Sitting area
• Furnished Full Kitchen

Deluxe Suite - $125/night

Standard room plus:

• Comfortable Sitting area
• Furnished Full Kitchen

• 2 person whirlpool jetted tub  

• Larger sitting area   

Superior Suite - $130/night

Standard room plus:
• Comfortable Sitting area
• Furnished Full Kitchen
• 2 person whirlpool jetted tub  
• Larger sitting area  

• A cozy gas log fireplace (winter only) 

* Late Sunday checkout 2:00 p.m.

** Pets allowed for $10 additional/night

*** Handicap rooms available

On-Site Meals

​Friday Evening Meal: 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Spaghetti, vegetarian lasagna, mashed potatoes,

gravy, green beans, breadsticks and full salad bar.

Saturday Continental Breakfast: 4:30 - 7:00 a.m.

​Includes bagels, cereal, pastries, and yogurt.
Free if staying in on-site lodging. $5/person if lodging off-site.

Sunday Post Race Breakfast: 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. (time is tentative)

Breakfast Burrito Bar with vegetarian options

Free for all racers

Sunday Lunch Buffet 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The retreat center hosts a Sunday lunch buffet and it is open to all. 

Includes meats, sides, salad bar, desserts and drink for $16/person.

2022 24-Hour Race


June 3-5, 2022

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