Maine Summer Adventure Race
Saturday, June 24 9AM-4:PM
Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, ME
This year, like our inaugural year, the race will be at the Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, Maine. For the premier race, we’ve upped the time cutoff to 10 hours to give racers more time explore all the beautiful places this year’s course will visit. The race will be point-to-point (no circles!) involving trail running (or hiking) and off-trail orienteering through pristine forests, biking on Maine’s bucolic roads (and an optional mountain biking leg), and a sea kayaking route specially designed by our local partner Tidal Transit Kayaks. New for this year, the 10-hour race will be a USARA regional qualifier, with the top four finishing teams qualifying for the USARA National Championship in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania.
For beginners and families, our 3-hour race – also on Saturday, June 24 – will combine hiking, canoeing and Amazing Race-style challenges. Racers can do as much or as little of the course as they choose and special prizes will be given for the top family team, the best team name and the best costumes.
Just like last year, we’ll be throwing a big party for all racers and their guests, featuring as much local fare as we can get our hands on – including beer from Oxbow Brewing, just down the road in Newcastle, Maine.
Both races are being designed by the members of Strong Machine Adventure Racing and all proceeds from the race benefit the Midcoast Conservancy.