4 Hour or 8 Hour Adventure Run
What is Adventure Running?
An Adventure Run is like a an adventure race, except it is just the foot/trekking portion. The Adventure Runs will include navigation (possibly on multiple maps like orienteering, USGS, Topo), trail running, off-trail running, and pretty much anything else you might find in an adventure race.
You should be ready for the unexpected – but mostly for a lot of fun.
Selecting a Course
Difficulty levels (and lengths) are similar to adventure races (Elite Class – long and challenging; Sport Class – Shorter and easier – good for reasonably fit racers). Only experienced adventure racers and long course orienteers should select the elite level races. These are meant to be challenging and do require gear and map preparation. Elite racers will often have long unsupported sections of the race
If you are a reasonably fit trail runner – but have no adventure running or adventure racing experience – you should start with the sport level races. These offer shorter distances and easier navigation as well as more support options during the course of the race.
All racers should bring hydration and a compass.
About the Little Big Econ Adventure Run
The LBE race will be meeting at the picnic pavilion by the park headquarters off of Snow Hill road. This will be the staging and transition area for the race. Craig Sheriff has designed a challenging course for the elite racers – incorporating some great ROGAINE and linear elements. Teams should be prepared to cross the river multiple times and work off of multiple maps of different types. River crossings are currently shallow – but can change dramatically given rainfall. The terrain is made up of primarily open floodplain marsh (dry this time of year) interspersed with open marsh and pasture. A large section of open pine forest is also in the area. There is a very extensive trail network of running, biking, and equestrian trails.
Waterproof maps will be supplied.
Here is some information about Little Big Econlockhatchee State Forest:
Registrations include a t-shirt.
[Disciplines: Trekking, Trail Running, Navigation, Orienteering]
Date: May 7, 2016
Little Big Econ State Forest (map)
1350 Snow Hill Road
Geneva, FL 32732
|Start||8:00AM||8:00AM – 12:00PM|
In order to speed up the check in process on race day, please download and fill in the FLX Liability Waiver for each team member, and bring to the race with you.
Please click to read the Event Rules.