Family Adventure Race

The adventure race has been cancelled at the 2014 Summer Games.

About the Event
The Family Adventure Race is intended to be a fun youth/ adult team race for athletes of all abilities and experience. Each leg of the course is relatively short.

Each participant will complete the entire course. Teams will be timed on the time of the slower two team members, so team members are expected to stay together throughout the race. Awards will be given based on a combination of overall times and points.

Entry Fee
$30 for 2 team members by June 2, 2014. $40 after June 2.

Format

Even if you have participated in the Star of the North Adventure Race in the past, you can expect some changes – and maybe even some surprises. That’s the nature of adventure racing! But to give you a general idea of what you’ll be facing, the 2014 adventure race format will likely include the following legs:

Run/walk
Cycling
Canoeing
Orienteering

Depending on the final format, the entire course will take between 45 minutes to about 1:15 to complete.

Each participant will complete the entire course.  Teams will be timed on the time of the slower of the two team members, so team members are expected to stay together throughout the race.  Awards will be given based on overall time.

Location:
Quarry Park, 1802 County Road 137, Waite Park, MN 56387.

Start Time

A mandatory participants’ meeting will be held prior to the race on the morning of the race.

The race will start in waves, with the total number of waves determined by the number of registrants. Teams will be grouped by ages. The first group will begin the race at 9:00 a.m.. Your official wave start time will be confirmed after you register.

The race director reserves the right to re-assign divisions based on participant numbers.

Age Divisions and Eligibility

All teams will consist of two participants.  One adult (19 or older) of any age, teamed with a youth (7-18).

There will be three divisions:

Youth 15 – 18 years old, teamed with an adult 19 or over.

Youth 11 – 14 years old, teamed with an adult 19 or over.

Youth 7 – 10 years old, teamed with an adult 19 or over.

Youth athletes may team up with any adult, including parents, neighbors, older siblings, and friends or relatives.  Age determined by age on June 21, 2014.

Rules

Cycling helmets required while participants are riding.  Tandem bikes and child carriers are not allowed; each youth team member must ride their own bike.

Teams will be timed on the time of the slower of the two team members, so team members are expected to stay together through the race. There is no advantage for the faster team member to move ahead of the slower teammate.

Special Registration Instructions

Paper registrations: Each team member must fill out their own registration form.  The registration form of the youth athlete must be signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian.  Please enclose both registration forms TOGETHER in an envelope, with the $30 team entry fee.

On-line registrations: Adult team member registers once for the team.  The registration fee must be paid by credit card.  A legal waiver for the youth team member will be sent with the confirmation letter, and that waiver must be signed by the parent of legal guardian of the youth athlete before the team can be accepted.

Awards

Star of the North Games medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.

Sport Director

TBA.

For Additional Information, contact the Star of the North Games office.
763.785.5603 (metro) or 800.756.7827 (toll free)
sgames@mnsports.org
www.starofthenorthgames.org

 

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