​No Sleep Adventure  
24-Hour Adventure Race

  8-Hour Adventure Race

June 10-11, 2017
2017 USARA Regional Qualifier

​Join us for an epic journey through the rocky valleys and rugged bluffs of the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. This year we're offering both a 24-hour race and a beginner friendly 8-hour race. Both races are open to 2, 3, and 4-person coed and open division teams, and soloists will be allowed in the 8-hour race. The No Sleep Adventure is fully sanctioned by the United States Adventure Racing Association, and is a regional qualifier for the 2017 USARA National Championships. Racers will take in spectacular views in some of  Illinois' most remote terrain. Teams will trek, mountain bike and paddle, and 24-hour teams will complete a ropes challenge along the way. Entry fee includes great race swag, post-race meals, maps, canoe rental, professional race management and unique awards.

Golconda, IL
Shawnee National Forest

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

8-Hour Race

  • Early Registration January 15 - February 28: $85 
  • Normal Registration March 1 - April 30: $100
  • Late Registration May 1 - June 2: $110

24-Hour Race

  • Early Registration January 15 - February 28: $185 
  • Normal Registration March 1 - April 30: $200
  • Late Registration May 1 - June 2: $225

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.

Registration Includes:

  • Post-race meal on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning
  • Race maps
  • Canoe rental
  • Great race swag
  • Unique awards

Award Divisions:

  • 4-person coed
  • 4-person open (all female or all male)
  • 3-person coed
  • 3-person open (all female or all male)
  • 2-person coed
  • 2-person open (all female or all male)
  • Solo male (8-hour only)
  • Solo female (8-hour only)

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 (24-hour only) will receive USARA regional champion jackets along with a $400 regional qualifier sponsorship applied towards entry into 2017 USARA Adventure Race National Championship in September.


  • Mountain Biking
  • Trekking
  • Canoeing
  • Ropes (24-hour only. No previous experience required)
  • Navigation

8-hour: approximately 30 miles

24-hour: approximately 80 miles      *Specific distances will not be given 

USARA Sanctioning:
The No Sleep Adventure 24 & 8-hour race is sanctioned by the United States Adventure
Racing Association (USARA) and the 24-hour race is a regional qualifier for the USARA
National Championship held this year in September. 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 2017 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 2017 USARA National Championship. More details can be found on the USARA site at:

Start/Finish Location:
Lake Glendale Recreation Area

Pre-race Meeting and Check In Location:
Golconda Golden Years Center

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

Friday – June 9, 2017

Race Check in 4-7 p.m.

Pre-Race Meeting 7 p.m.
Saturday – June 10, 2017
Late Check In 7 a.m.

Race Start 8 a.m. (8-hour and 24-hour)

8-hour Race Cutoff 4 p.m.

8-Hour Race Awards 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – June 11, 2017
24-Hour Race Cutoff 8 a.m.

24-Hour Race Awards 8:30 a.m.
Camping will be available at the Lake Glendale Recreation Area. (Start/Finish location)

Other Lodging Options
There are a number of hotels, cabins and campgrounds available in and around the Shawnee National Forest.www.shawneeforest.com/Lodging

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