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ECO LONESTAR SPORT ADVENTURE RACE (2-3 Hour Adventure Race): 2-Person Teams or Solo racers will be challenged on a marked course by 10-17 miles mountain biking, 3-5 miles trail running, 1-2 miles paddling in inflatable boats we provide and mystery events.
ECO LONESTAR EXTREME ADVENTURE RACE (6-12 Hour Adventure Race): 3-person teams will be challenged by 20-30 miles mountain biking, 8-12 miles paddling, 10-15 miles land navigation/trekking, and possible mystery events. Extreme racers must bring their own boats, paddles and life jackets.
There will be two types of points on the course: check points (CPs) and extra points (XPs). The XPs will require greater effort to capture for reasons such as more challenging to find, further from the transition area, or thicker bushwacking to get to them. Teams will be ranked first by the number of CPs collected, then by the number of XPs collected, then by time finished.
CPs XPs Time Rank
Team A 10 10 10:00 First
Team B 10 5 10:00 Third
Team C 9 10 10:00 Fifth
Team D 10 0 11:00 Fourth
Team E 10 10 11:00 Second
Most teams who chose to collect only CPs should finish in less than 6 hours. Expected winning time for the team that captures all points is 10-11 hours. Teams will have to monitor their progress if they wish to capture all CPs.
Winning Extreme Coed team will receive $500.00 towards their teams entry fee into the 2014 USARA Adventure Race National Championship. Top 4 Extreme Coed, Male & Female teams qualify for the 2014 USARA Adventure Race National Championships.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE (guaranteed race shirt):
FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Eco Lonestar Basic = $75 per person / $150 per team
Eco Lonestar Extreme = $130 per person / $390 per team
FEBRUARY 23, 2014 thru race date (race shirt not guaranteed)
Eco Lonestar Basic = $85 person / $170 per team
Eco Lonestar Extreme = $140 person / $420 per team
**Terra Firma Extreme Teams should pre-register so we have enough map sets printed up. Extreme Teams that do not preregister can still register on race day, but need to call us to make sure we have enough maps printed up for you.
START TIME: 8:00 a.m. for both races
REQUIRED GEAR LIST:
Eco Lonestar Sport Adventure Race
- 1 Mountain Bike per racer
- 1 Biking Helmet per racer
- Method of carrying water per person (water bottles or camelbaks)
Eco Lonestar Extreme Adventure Race
- 1 Mountain Bike per person
- 1 Biking Helmet per person
- Water: Each team member must have sufficient means of carrying at least 70oz of water.
- Any combination of boats to hold # of teammates on your team (see below for rental info)
- 3 Type III Non-Inflatable Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets
- 3 Paddles
- 1 Whistle
- 2 Compasses
- 1 UTM Ruler (1:24,000 scale)
- 1 Space Blanket
- 10 feet Duct Tape
- Pen or pencil
- Bike Light and Rear Blinky Light for each bike
- Bike Lock (it is suggested that you lock your bikes when leaving them to look for CPs
- Trekking pants ARE recommended
Eco Lonestar Sport Adventure Race (2 Hour)
Eco Lonestar Extreme Adventure Race (6-12 Hour)
* These categories are combined for the USARA qualifier spots in the Open Division
PRIZES AND AWARDS:
Pint Glass Souvenir (to all finishers)
Race Shirt (guaranteed to Pre-registered by Feb. 22nd)
Awards and Prizes are given out based on Field Depth. Here is our Prize Distribution Table:
RACE CHECK-IN AND START TIMES:
Teams can check in at the race site on Friday March 7, 2014 between 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Teams can check in at the race site on Saturday March 8, 2014 between 6:00am - 7:15am
Pre race meeting is at 7:30am, morning of race
Both races start at 8:00 am
BOAT DROP: TBA (boat drop will be Saturday morning)
There will be a central transition area where teams can set up. During the race, the teams will pass through this area several times making it possible to reload on food, water, change clothes, etc. There are several legs in this race including mountain biking, trekking and paddling for extreme teams. There are no water stations along the course. Teammates must remain in visual contact with each other at all times. Extreme teams will be provided with topographic maps & will use a compass to navigate to the respective check points during the navigation legs. The course will be marked for the sport course and sport racers will not need to navigate. The paddling is on a lake. If a team member drops out the remaining team members may continue as an unofficial team.
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL GEAR:
(This equipment is not mandatory but you may choose to have some or all of this gear for the event)
|Water proof jacket||Insect repellant|
|Water proof pants||Quick Up Shade Tent|
|Gators||Bicycle inflator or mini pump|
|Water proof map case||Water bottles|
|Extra CO2 cartridges for inflator|
No refunds under any circumstances. Wait! Well maybe. We at Terra Firma understand that things change, sometimes out of your control and we never want to rip anyone off. But please understand that we make a considerable investment in shirts, awards, dumpsters, porta potties, land use fees and a host of other expenses to put a race on. We know your one fee doesn’t effect this number, but if we don’t have a policy and stick to it, where do we ever draw the line?
We think we’ve come up with a pretty liberal policy and hope you agree:
Directions: Start/Finish Transition Area: Forest Service Overflow Lot located 0.5 miles northeast of the Stubblefield Campground, Sam Houston National Forest.
From I-45 northbound, Exit 102 (at New Waverly, approximately 16 miles north of Conroe). Take the feeder north to FM 1374 West, turn left (west), and cross I-45.
From I-45 Southbound, Exit 103, turn right (west) onto FM 1374 West. Follow FM 1374 West for 7.6 miles to Stubblefield Lake Road. Turn left (south) on Stubblefield Lake Road and go 2.1 miles to the dirt-road entrance to parking lot on the right.
The Best Western Willis, 936-856-1906, is 8 miles
south of New Waverly on I-45.
In Huntsville are Comfort Inn, Econolodge, Holiday Inn Express, and La Quinta.
More motels are available in Conroe.
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