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Six Hour Race

Brand new location for 2018! The Six Hour Adrenaline Rush Adventure Race is a great race for the beginner or intermediate adventure racer. It’s also a great change of pace for sprint or olympic distance triathletes, or the next step for competitors in races like the Tough Mudder or Muddy Buddy. If you are fit, can ride a bike, are not afraid of a little water, and can read a park trail map, you can do this race!  The navigation won’t be overly tricky, however there will be some more advanced checkpoints off trail to challenge seasoned racers. The format will be straight forward with a little trekking, biking and paddling and you will without a doubt have an amazing experience in and around one of Virginia’s most beautiful state parks. Get ready for a whole new adventure at James River State Park! 

BOAT UPDATE: Canoes and kayaks will be provided. Teams will not be allowed to bring their own boats, but can use their own paddles and PFDs. Paddles and PFDs will be provided to teams that do not bring them.



Date: June 16, 2018


Location: James River State Park


Duration: Teams have 6 hours to complete the course


Solo (Male and Female)

Two-Person (Male, Female, and Coed)

Three-Person (Male, Female, and Coed)

Four-Person (Male, Female, and Coed)

SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 16


Team check-in: 6am-8am
(waivers, maps, rules of travel, and swag given out) 

Mandatory race brief: 8am 

Race start: 9am 

Race finish: 3pm 

Post race awards: 3:30pm 


Early registration:  

$80 per person (through Sunday 4/15 at
11:59 pm)

Regular registration: 

$100 per person (Monday 4/16 - Sunday 6/3 at 11:59 pm)


Late registration 

$120 per person  (Monday 6/4 - Wednesday 6/13 at 11:59 pm)

Registration closes June 13th. Due to race logistics there will be no race day registration. 


Note: A small registration fee is added onto the race cost


What You’ll Get:

  • Beautiful Map(s)

  • Sweet Schwag

  • Boats, paddles, and PFDs

  • Cool Prizes

  • Fabulous Post-Race Food

  • Awesome Adrenaline Rush



This park is in a remote part of Virginia. It does, on the other hand, have excellent camping facilities.  We highly recommend lining up lodging as soon as you register. 

Camping reservations here

Trip Advisor List of Hotels near the park 

DISCIPLINES (20–25 miles total for full course)

Trekking/trail running, including bushwacking (off trail travel) 

Mountain biking on single track, and double track trails, pavement and fire roads.  (hybrids are allowed but we highly recommend a mountain bike). Cross and road bikes are not permitted. 

Paddling in canoes for teams and kayaks for solists on the beautiful and historic James River (river water paddling with some Class 1 ripples). 

Navigation with map and compass/orienteering (with some more advanced checkpoints to challenge seasoned racers) 


Mandatory Gear for Each Racer

Backpack and a way to carry water (e.g., camelbak, water bottles, etc.)

Food and water for the race

Space blanket
   (We recommend the SOL Space Blanket)



Bike (mountain or hybrid bikes allowed)

Bike helmet

Paddling Gear

Canoes and kayaks will be provided. Teams are not allowed to bring their own boats (due to logistics). Teams may bring their own paddles and PFDs.


Recommended Gear

Waterproof map case (this can be as simple as zip lock(s) and duct tape or a store bought case)

Appropriate clothing for the weather that day


Mandatory Gear for Each Team


Bike tool, spare tube(s), pump or CO2

Basic medical kit (We recommend the Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight 3):

Duct tape

Pain/fever medication (Ibuprofen/Tylenol)

ACE Bandage

Gauze pads or small roll of gauze


Race map (provided at check-in)

Race rules of travel (provided at check-in)

Race passport (provided at check-in)


Cell phone (fully charged)

Small dry bag for the safe-keeping of your cell phone. These bag(s) MUST BE WATERPROOF. It is to your benefit to make sure you have the best waterproofing system you can find.

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