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Fall Challenge 2-4-6

Waterford Township, MI, US
Sep 28, 2019

Type: Adventure Racing - Regional

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added by: MIclimber

The 2-hour and 4-hour races are designed to be a fun introduction to Adventure Racing for people new, or relatively new, to the sport. The 6-hour race will be fun, fast, and just challenging enough for experienced adventure racers.

In an Adventure Race, all teammates work together to try and find the checkpoints and make it to the finish before the cut-off time. Teammates must stay within 50′ or eyesight of each other (whichever is closer). Teams must finish the course in the allotted time (or within a 5-minute “buffer”) to earn an official ranked finish. Teams that finish 1-5 minutes after the cutoff will be penalized 1-5 control points. Teams that finish after the 5-minute buffer, without a teammate, or without obtaining the required checkpoints, will not be ranked finishers.

There will be a pre-race briefing 1 hour before each race. At this briefing teams will learn details about the course. Race instructions and maps will be handed out. Teams will then have until the start for any last minute preparations or strategizing.

When the race starts, teams will be required to navigate each stage of the race using the provided pre-marked maps. Navigation difficulty will vary by checkpoint, but will be on the easy side for most points, but are more challenging for the longer races. Make sure at least 1 person on your team understands how to read a map and a compass (GPSs are not allowed!). The Southern Michigan Orienteering Club offers great events in the Spring and Fall to learn, practice, or race (

Each team will be issued a ‘passport’ that will be punched at each checkpoint along the way. Make sure someone responsible on your team takes care of the passport! It must be turned in at the finish to prove that you found the checkpoints. If you don’t have it, you won’t earn an official finish!

Teams are required to carry certain gear for each section of the race. Race officials often do gear checks and assess time penalties as necessary during the race.

This is the fourth year for the Fall Challenge Adventure Race. After each race has started, we will be glad to give your supporters suggestions regarding where to go and cheer you on!


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55.7 ? Mr Wonderful (log)
46.9 ? MIclimber

See also:

Aug 2–3Michigan Adventure Race: Traverse City (8 or 18 hours)
Aug 3Kinzua Tango Adventure Race
Aug 9–10Subaru Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race (Subaru BPMR)
Aug 24–25Wilderness Traverse 2019
Oct 6SMOC Park Lyndon
Oct 12SMOC Waterloo
Oct 18–192019 Legend of the Dogman
Oct 26SMOC Bishop Lake
Nov 10SMOC Silver Lake