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When: 06/21/14 8:00am
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Gator Bait Adventure Race (TSCARS #4)


Event: This is an adventure race and includes approximately 3-4 miles of trail running, 7-14 mile mountain bike, 25 - 35 minute canoe & mystery events.  The race is designed to take 2- 2 1/2 hours on average. This is a 2-person team race (not a relay) where both racers must stay together the entire time.  You may also do this race solo. 

Texas State Championship Series Race:  This race is also part of the points series for the Texas State Championship Adventure Race Series (TSCARS), where the top teams in each division will be crowned at the conclusion of the 4-race series. Teams receive points according to their finishing place in each individual race. 

We will count your best 3 finishes out of the 4 races (one drop) to award the State Champions and calculate series standings. You must only compete in at least 2 races to be eligible for series awards, so if you do 2-3 races, they both (or all 3) count.

Here are the 4 races in the 2014 series.

04/26/14: Bluebonnet Adventure Race (TSCARS #1)
05/10/14: Muleshoe Bend Adventure Race (TSCARS #2)
Rock Dallas Adventure Race (TSCARS #3)
06/21/14: Gator Bait Adventure Race (TSCARS #4)


Gear:  We provide the Inflatable canoes (Sevylor K-79 model ), paddles and life jackets, so you don't have to worry about additional rental fees or competitors with $1,000.00 boats. You must use our boats, paddles and life jackets. You must bring and use mountain bikes for all races - no hybrids allowed. You are also required to bring and wear a CPSC certified helmet!


Packet pickup and late registration: race morning from 6:00 am to 7:30 am
Prerace meeting: 7:30 am
Race start: 8:00 am 

Early Bird Discount (thru June 6th):  $75 per person ($150 per team) *Register by this date to guarantee race shirt or souvenir

Two Weeks Prior to race - Race Day (June 7th - Race Day):  $85 per person ($170 per team)

*There is a $5 per person state park entry fee (free if you have a state park pass). Please be prepared.

Kid's Races (Free to all kid's, starts at the conclusion of the regular adventure race. Kid's 10 & under, typically lasts 2-3 minutes)

* Entry includes: Use of inflatable canoe, paddle & life jacket; and a Race shirt or other cool race souvenir, (Usually a Custom Technical Shirt, but we've given Cotton T's, Pint Glasses or Backpacks for a change from time to time 

2014 Texas State Championship Adventure Race Series categories

(We provide the inflatable boats, paddles, and life jackets):


  • 2 person Male
  • 2-person Male Masters (both members 40+ by end of year)
  • 2-person Female
  • 2-person Female Masters (both members 40+ by end of year)
  • 2-person Coed
  • 2-person Coed Masters (both members 40+ by end of year)
  • Solo Male
  • Solo Clydesdale (weight > 200)
  • Solo Female


The top 10 teams in each division will be awarded at each individual race with trophies (3 deep) & medals (10 deep).  The trophies will be unique for each of the 4 races, so if you place in all 4 races of the series, your trophies can be beautifully displayed on a customized stand that will be awarded to the state champions, or purchased by anyone else. In addition, we will have a raffle after every race to award prizes from our sponsors.

We will also award a trophy to the OVERALL finisher among the 2-person teams (not solo) regardless of their category.

Series Champions: The winning team of each category of the Texas State Championship Series will receive a custom trophy stand to hold their series trophies and designating them as the 2014 State Champion.  We also typically give out a special prize to our biggest category. (for instance: the 2009 Coed State Champions received a pair of cool cruiser bikes. 2010 - 2014 State Champions for coed and male received Kuat hitch racks! ) 

Texas Club/Team Championship: Individual teams may represent a club or racing team in the Texas club/team championship.  There is no fee for this. Team/clubs will accumulate points for the finishing positions of their individual teams in their quest to take home the Texas team/club championship trophy. Be sure to select your team or club when registering for each event, if you want to earn points for them.

Kid's Races: This is getting big, and is loads of fun! All races of the series will have a kid's race. Kid's races are free, usually last just a few minutes, and include a run and possible mystery event with plenty of cheering from the racers.  Parents are allowed to race with the younger kids.  All kid's receive a finishing award and a race singlet for exhibiting the courage to compete - plus they'll love it!


Refund Policy 

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, Course setup and a host of other expenses to put a race on. We know your one fee doesn’t affect 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:
  1. Cancellations greater than 21 days prior to the event will receive a 90% refund or 100% credit to another race within a year.
  2. Cancellations within 15-21 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund or 100% credit to another race within a year.
  3. Cancellations within 8-14 days prior to the event will not receive a refund but may receive a 50% credit
    towards another race in the same year.
  4. Cancellations within the last 7 days prior to the event are not eligible for any refund or credit because we’ve already spent your money.
  5. Alterations to the course, start time, disciplines and venue (to within a reasonable distance) are not
    grounds for a refund/credit, nor is plain ol’ bad weather.
















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