The Buff Betty
Date: September 2020
Duration: Teams have 6 hours to
complete the course
Girls just want to have fun! Join us for the return of the Buff Betty on Saturday September 28th. The only all-women’s adventure race in the country! Soloists, two-, three- or four-person teams will have 6 hours to complete the course and retrieve as many checkpoints as they can, travelling together as a team. Teams will trek/run, mountain bike (hybrid and cross bikes will be allowed) and paddle on the flat water of Little Seneca Lake. All
paddling equipment/gear is provided. This race has often been described as an easter egg hunt for adults in the woods! Lots of laughs, a great workout, quality time with your friends, a new adventure…It might just change your life!
One of our goals at Adventure Addicts Racing is to introduce new people to the sport and we believe the Buff Betty is a great introduction for adventurous female athletes looking for an alternative to triathlons and other off-road events. Call your friends, get your team together, and don’t miss out on one of the most exciting races of the year!
Moms…how about racing with your daughter! (minimum age is 9).
Trekking/trail running/some off trail travel: total distance 5-7 miles
Mountain biking: Trails both single track and double track, paved park roads: approximate distance 9-11 miles
Paddling: Flat water paddle on a lake. Soloists will paddle a kayak. Teams of 2, 3 and 4 will paddle canoes. Approximate distance 2-3 miles
Navigation: Beginner friendly navigation with a few harder checkpoints to challenge more experienced Buff Betty’s with good navigation ability. If you can read a park map and have a good sense of direction, you can do this race!!! Do not let the map and compass aspect intimidate you.
Full course distance if all checkpoints are acquired: 18-23 miles
Saturday, September 28
6:30am to 8:00 am: Check-in
8:00am: Mandatory Race Brief
9:00am: Race Start
3:00pm: Race Finish/All Teams Off Course
3:30pm: Awards/Post-Race Fun
$85 per person
(Early registration through July 21)
$105 per person
(Regular registration July 22 thru September 8)
$125 per person
(Late registration September 9 thru September 22)
Due to race day logistics, there is no race day registration.
Note: A small registration fee is added by the registration company onto the race cost.
What You’ll Get:
Fabulous Post-Race Food
All Boats and Paddling Gear
A Great Day Outside with Old and New Friends
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Mandatory Gear for Each Racer
Backpack and a way to carry water (e.g., camelbak, water bottles, etc.)
Food and water for the race
(We recommend the SOL Space Blanket)
(Mountain bikes preferred, but hybrids and cross bikes are
A sense of adventure!
You are welcome to bring your own canoe or kayak to the race. PLEASE let us know when you register if you are planning to do so!
Canoes, kayaks, paddles, and PFDs (life vest) will be provided for all teams. You may also BYO paddles and PFDs.
Waterproof map case (this can be as simple as zip lock(s) bags and duct tape or a store bought case)
Appropriate clothing for the weather that day
Mandatory Gear for Each Team
Compass: just in case you get lost. But don't worry, you won't get lost!
Bike tool, spare tube(s), pump or CO2
Basic medical kit (We recommend the Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight 3):
Pain/fever medication (Ibuprofen/Tylenol)
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.