​​​​2020 No Sleep Adventure 

20 Hour Race

June 6th - 7th, 2020
2020 USARA Regional Qualifier

We are back in the rugged and beautiful Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois for 20 hours in 2020! More details to come but you're not going to want to miss this one, so get the dates on your race calendar now! The race is open to 2, 3, & 4-person coed and open division teams. Soloists will be allowed if they meet vetting requirements! The No Sleep Adventure will be fully sanctioned by the United States Adventure Racing Association, and will be a regional qualifier for the 2020 USARA National Championship. 

Shawnee National Forest

Southern Illinois

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

  • Early Registration: TBA  (January 1-February 15)
  • Normal Registration: TBA (February 16-April 15)
  • Late Registration: TBA (April 16-May 31)


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:

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

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 2020 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 20-hour 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 2020 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 2020 USARA National Championship. More details can be found on the USARA site at:

Start/Finish Location:
TBA: Shawnee National Forest

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 5th, 2020

Racer Check In and Packet Pickup: TBA

Pre-Race Meeting: TBA

Saturday June 6th,2020
Late Check In; TBA

Race Start: TBA

Race Cutoff: TBA

Post Race Meal Begins: TBA

Race Awards & After Party: TBA

Lodging Options
More info to come

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