The No Sleep Adventure will be back in 2021 to 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! 20 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 post race awards ceremony. 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):
(Registration Closes May 26th-Day of race registration not available.)

  • Early Registration: $170  (2021, February 1-28)
  • Normal Registration: $185 (2021, March 1-April 30)
  • Late Registration: $200 (2021, May 1-26)

Note: This event is a USARA-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(which is a not for profit), ensuring that the organization can best serve the AR community. 

Registration Includes:

  • Post-race food 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 six or more teams. 

​Visit the USARA website to learn how to qualify for a spot in the 2021 USARA Adventure Race National Championship


  • Mountain Biking
  • Trekking
  • Canoeing
  • Ropes (No ropes this year due to COVID- Hopeful for 2022!)
  • 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). Visit the USARA website to learn how to qualify for a spot in the 
2021 USARA Adventure Race National Championship

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.

Friday-June 4, 2021

Racer Check In and Packet Pickup: 7pm

Pre-Race Meeting: 9pm

Bike Drop: TBA

Saturday-June 5, 2021
Late Check In: Not Available

Race Start: Midnight (Its a No Sleep Adventure!)

Race Cutoff: 8pm

Post Race Meal Begins: TBA

Race Awards: 9pm

Lodging Options
On-site tent camping at Start/Finish Friday and Saturday
$10/tent. Water and restrooms available on site. 
(All proceeds donated to City of Equality)

Closest hotels are in Harrisburgh, IL

*In IE, must use vs 11 or newer

AR Cooperative website

*In IE, must use vs 11 or newer


Please support
​our sponsors

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Hammer Nutrition

2021 20-Hour Race

June 5, 2021