No Sleep Adventure
24-Hour Adventure Race
8-Hour Adventure Race
Racer Communication 1 (May 11)
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, & 4-person coed and open division teams. Soloists will be allowed in the 8-hour race only. The No Sleep Adventure is fully sanctioned by the United States Adventure Racing Association, and the 24-hour race 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 ropes challenges along the way. Entry fee includes great race swag, post-race meals, maps, canoe rental, professional race management and unique awards.
Pope County, IL
Shawnee National Forest
Registration Fees (per/person):
(Day of race registration not available.)
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.
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.
8-hour: approximately 30 miles
24-hour: approximately 80 miles *Specific distances will not be given
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: www.usara.com
Lake Glendale Recreation Are-Duck Bay
Pre-race Meeting and Check In Location:
Golconda Golden Years Center-Golconda, IL
Times are tentative and will be finalized a couple 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.
8-Hour Race Start 8 a.m.
24-Hour Race Start 9 a.m.
8-Hour Race Cutoff 4 p.m.
8-Hour Race Awards 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – June 11, 2017
24-Hour Race Cutoff 9 a.m.
24-Hour Race Awards 9:30 a.m.
Primitive Camping will be available at the Lake Glendale Recreation Area-Duck Bay group area@$12/night (Start/Finish location) or in Oakpoint Campground (Primitive@$12/night & Electric sites@$22/night). The Start/Finish will also serve as a Transition Area for portions of the race. All campsites in Oakpoint campground are on a first come basis-NO reservations. All camping will have access to the plush heated shower house in Oakpoint campground. Firewood & Ice are available from the camphost in Oakpoint Campground.
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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