The No Sleep Adventure will be back in 2021 in the rugged beauty of the Shawnee National Forest. We’re bringing you an all new course with more stunning scenery. If you haven’t already, get this race on your calendar! 21 hours of racing in the 2021 No Sleep Adventure. As always, we have a beautiful and challenging course design in store for you along with great swag, unique awards, and a fun after party. Boy, it's been a strange 2020, but we're ready to get back to racing and can't wait to see all of you! Stay well! Be safe! Race hard!

--John & Brian


Equality, Illinois

Shawnee National Forest

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

  • Early Registration: $170  (2021, January 15-February 15)
  • Normal Registration: $185 (2021, February 16-April 15)
  • Late Registration: $200 (2021, April 16-May 29)

Note: If you are not a USARA member, you will need to purchase a 1-day membership for $8 during check-in. USARA members must present a current USARA membership card at check-in. All registration fees are non-refundable.

Registration Includes:

  • Pre-Race Meal On Friday Night
  • Post-race meal on Saturday Evening
  • Race maps
  • Canoe rental
  • Great race swag
  • Unique awards

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 five or more teams. Additionally, the first place team in the combined 3-person and 4-person coed divisions will receive USARA regional champion jackets along with a $400 regional qualifier sponsorship applied towards entry into 2021 USARA Adventure Race National Championship in September.


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

20-hour: Roughly 80 miles+/-    *Specific distances will not be given 

USARA Sanctioning:
The No Sleep Adventure race is sanctioned by the United States Adventure
Racing Association (USARA) and is a regional qualifier for the USARA
National Championship. The top four combined 3-person ​and 4-person coed teams and
the top 4 open (all female or all male) teams will receive an invitation to the 2021 USARA
Adventure Race National Championship.

Additionally, the top placing team in the combined 3 and 4-person elite coed divisions
​will receive USARA regional champion jackets, along with a $400 regional qualifier sponsorship applied toward entry into the 2021 USARA National Championship. More details can be found on the USARA site at:

Start/Finish Location:
Equality, IL

Check In Location:

Race Schedule:
Times are tentative and will be finalized a couple weeks prior to race day. Check back for updates.


Racer Check In and Packet Pickup: TBA

Pre-Race Meeting & Map Distribution: TBA

Bike Drop TBA

Late Check In: TBA

Race Start: TBA

Race Cutoff: TBA

Post Race Meal Begins: TBA

Race Awards & After Party: TBA

Lodging Options
Check Back. More details to come in Fall of 2020.

*In IE, must use vs 11 or newer

AR Cooperative website

*In IE, must use vs 11 or newer

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2021 21-Hour Race

June 5-6, 2021