The Moose Knuckles Adventure Race will take between 8 to 10 hours to complete, depending on your rate of travel and decision making. Teams of 2 to 4 people (teams may be all male, all female or co-ed, but no solo racers) will travel together throughout the race. Your team will navigate to checkpoints (CP) and punch your team passports to confirm completion. Some checkpoints will be optional so that all teams have a chance to finish.
The race will both start and finish at Selo Hall at Countryfest site. The race starts at 8 am. Camping available for free at Selo Hall site both Friday and Saturday night. Check-in, registration, post-race supper, and awards will also take place at Selo Hall.
The registration fee is $65 per person until June 15, 2019, and $90 per person until September 10, 2019.
Only maps supplied by race organizers are permitted. Your team will receive a 1:50000 topographical map. Knowledge of how to take a bearing with a compass is mandatory. Your team will also receive a set of written instructions to aid you in getting from one CP to the next. No GPS is allowed.
The on-foot section will mainly be off trail. Depending on the route you choose your feet and more will get wet from crossing swamps and small creeks.
Bike terrain will be single track, double track and fresh pavement. Biking will range from easy road riding, fresh single track and some abusive trail. Recommend mountain bikes. Helmets must be worn while biking.
This year the paddling section is open to your choice: canoes, kayaks, or packrafts. Each has an advantage and a disadvantage. PFDs are mandatory while on the water.
During the race, your team may be given a special task to complete. No special skills required.
1. The race package your team receives will include all the maps required for the race, course instructions and all CPs will be plotted.
2. Teams will collect a passport and at each checkpoint, will punch the passport to confirm completion.
3. The maps in the race package are the only maps permitted on the course. Protect your map with a waterproof map case. Remember NO GPS but bike computers are allowed.
4. The course instructions will include a brief description of particular obstacles to watch for throughout the race and a list of all CPs on the course. Refer to it throughout the race and protect it from moisture.
5. Teams must travel together (within 50m) throughout the race. CPs must be obtained in the order specified by the course instructions.
6. At the end of the race, teams must hand in their passport to qualify for the unmanned check points.
7. Scoring: The team crossing the finish line first with all mandatory CPs and the most optional CPs will win. If a team arrives at the finish after the race cut off time they will lose one CP for every minute they are late. Prizes for the top teams in each category.
8. All team members must wear the race bib at all times. All Mandatory gear must be carried at all times. Racers not wearing a race bib or carrying mandatory gear will be accessed a time penalty. Safety equipment must be worn for each specified discipline ex. PFD for paddling or helmet for biking. Racers not wearing safety gear will be disqualified.
9. Teams are encouraged to help each other. No penalty will be incurred for receiving assistance from another team. Teams are required to assist any racer that is in need of medical assistance. No team shall receive any assistance from anyone outside the race.
10. Teams found traveling on restricted roads or areas designated ‘out of bounds’ will be disqualified.
11. All teams must act in an environmentally responsible manner. No litter, gear or any other object can be left on the race course, at the start line or host site except for designated areas.