A rugged & fun adventure awaits in this action-packed Memorial Day Weekend! Orienteer on Saturday… Run, Paddle, Trek, and Mountain Bike on Sunday! Navigate your way around Camp Tuscazoar, the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Tuscarawas River to see if you have what it takes to be the Champion! Team up with a friend or tackle the challenge solo. Participants will cover up to 16+ miles over the rugged and beautiful terrain of Northern Tuscarawas County.
Schedule Of Events
Saturday May, 25th 11:45am:
Check in Orienteering
1:00 pm :
Sunday May 26th 8:00am-9:00am:
Boat drop at Canal Lands area
Packet Pickup at Camp Tuscazoar
10:00 am :
Race Events Schedule
# of Entrants
Start line and boat staging
Boat staging / transition area
JUNIOR ADVENTURE - Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th
For our young explorers, our Junior Adventure Challenge is sure to be a hit! This three-step activity includes an age-appropriate twist on the biking, running, and paddling that is happening over the hill. First, a bicycle ride on the new CTF East Side courses offers an easy introduction to mountain biking. An environmental obstacle course will follow next, challenging every participant to be an observer and student of nature. Finally, the Rain-Gutter Regatta will allow competitors the opportunity to build a boat using recycled materials and then sail it on the rain gutter course, seeing whose ship is seaworthy and can survive the test. This is not a timed event but a chance to be outdoors and enjoy nature while learning in the process. All participants will receive a reward for completing the events. This will be a great experience for both Cub and Girl Scouts, along with any children attending the Adventure Race with their families. A $5.00 donation will include all activities and a light lunch
ORIENTEERING - Saturday May 25th
Arrive Saturday afternoon for a challenging 4hr score-style map and compass competition covering the entirety of the Camp Tuscazoar property. You will navigate to over 40 land features and sites of historical camp interest, located both along the trails and deep within the woods. Locations will have varying point values based on their distance and degree of difficulty to find. The individual or team with the highest point total or the fastest to clear course in its entirety within the allotted 240 minutes wins! Timing and route to be kept by Sport Ident and Livelox.
All two-person-or-more teams must Start and Finish the challenge with their Teammate(s).
No independent searching.
Signup Here!Orienteering Signup
ADVENTURE CHALLENGE - Sunday May 26th
A triathlon style adventure with the Mountain Bike stage on the more grueling and technical West Side Trails. The legs of the event are laid out in a specific order. Competitors will do the challenge legs in order until they finish the course.
Stages in order: Running – Paddling & Trekking – Mountain Biking
Recommended level: Intermediate to Expert
Estimated mileage for each stage: Running 5 miles – Paddling 3.5 miles – Trek 1 mile – Mountain Biking 8 miles
Official mileage will be released closer to the race date
Categories and Price:
Solo – $60
Two-person teams (Any Combination) – $110
All two-person teams must Start and Finish the challenge with their Teammate
RUNNING SECTION (Participants must wear appropriate footwear at all times)
The adventure will start with the running section. This is a mix of gravel road, single, and double track trails that will lead you to the Canal Lands Trailhead in Zoar where you will transition to the river for the paddling section.
Canoes, SUPs, and Kayaks are not provided, you will need to bring your own. You must have paddles and PFDs. They will be staged with your boat located at the transition area. You are responsible for transporting your boat and gear to the staging area prior to the beginning of the race. Once you exit the river/paddling section you must leave your Canoe, SUP, or Kayak, and paddle equipment in the transition area. All boats and gear (PFD and paddle) will be transported back to a staging area for you to pick up after the event.
Portage: You will need to portage your boat from the transition area to the river access as part of the challenge. Portage distance is roughly 200 to 250 yards based on the location of your boat at the staging area. Drop off your boat early to get a good spot!
Trekking: At the river takeout you will begin a grueling Trek out of the Tuscarawas River Valley to the mountain bike transition area.
MOUNTAIN BIKE SECTION
Road and CycloCross bikes are not permitted. Racers must use the same bike throughout the entire challenge. In the event of mechanical failures, replacement parts can be used but they must be provided by the team, other racers, or an event official. No outside assistance is allowed. Bikes will not be checked for mechanical worthiness, but we recommend your bike be in good working order. Tuscazoar offers some of the most challenging mountain bike trails in Ohio!
Mandatory gear will not be checked during check-in. Random checks on gear may be performed during the event. These items are not all inclusive of items you will need to complete the race. You will be out in the elements for the length of the race. Bring other equipment as appropriate to get you through the event.
Water must be carried with you at all times
Water-Hydration system (Hydration pack, water bottle, etc.)
Appropriate footwear – Closed-toe shoes must be worn during the entire race (no bare feet or open-toe sandals)
Mountain bike (mandatory). The terrain will not be paved so make sure your bike can go on hard packed dirt trails and gravel roads.
Helmet (CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified)
PFD Class II or lll
Allowable watercraft per race category:
Solo (Kayak / SUP / Canoe)
Two-person teams (Double Canoe / Double Kayak / Two Single Kayaks / SUPs)
All equipment must be provided by participants. You are responsible for the arrival and pickup of any rental equipment.
Camping and Lodging
There are several options for lodging in the area. Camp Tuscazoar offers a variety of options for overnight accommodations. There are cabins, tent sites, RV sites, and also available will be individual bunks for a small fee of $10 per night. You can visit the offerings from Tuscazoar through their website: www.tuscazoar.org.
Also in the area are many other accommodations available by visiting the website :
There are also many dining options available listed on the website: www.traveltusc.com under Where to Eat.
What is it like to live, work, and play in Tuscarawas county?
Check out www.livetusc.com
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The heart of a great event is its volunteers. If you have a passion for helping out and are interested in volunteering, we’d love to have you join the fun! We have options for individuals, groups and families. Looking to complete service hours? We can help you out with that too. Just let us know by emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org
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