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Brake the Habit—Six Hour Race March 27, 2021                         Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia



$75 per person

(Early registration through Sunday, January 10)

$100 per person

(Regular registration January 11 through Sunday, February 28)

$125 per person

(Late registration March 1 thru March 14)

Due to race day logistics, there is no race day registration.

Note: A small registration fee and sales tax are added by the registration company onto the race cost.


What You’ll Get:

  • Beautiful Map(s)

  • All Paddle Equipment Provided

  • Sweet Finish Line Schwag

  • Cool Prizes

  • Fabulous Post-Race Food and Beverages

  • A Great Day Outside with Old and New Friends

A note about Schwag: 

In an effort to eliminate waste and giving you stuff you don’t want, we have made a change to the registration process and our fees. Moving forward, race entries will not include a shirt or other schwag items. If you would like a shirt or other cool items we come up with, you can add it on and pay for it when you register. The price will range from $10-$20, depending on the item, and you will pick it up at race check-in.  So if you want it great, if not great! If you want one, though, be sure to order when registering, as we won't be ordering extras. We will still have cool finishers prizes!



Saturday, March 27


7 am–8:30 am: Race Check-In

(An online race brief will be held the week before the race)

8:30 am: Mandatory Race Brief

9 am: Race Start!

3 pm Saturday: Race finish, all teams off course

3–4 pm: Party TBD, depending on Covid


Using a map and compass, teams will bike, trek, paddle and navigate their way through the state park and state forest. This race is perfect for beginners getting into the sport, or for more seasoned racers who can’t commit to a longer day of racing. Overall, the navigation will be relatively straight-forward, with some checkpoints thrown in to challenge more experienced navigators who may not have experience adventure racing. The team that collects the most checkpoints in the fastest time wins. 

This race will be sanctioned by USARA (Unites States Adventure Racing Association), so an additional $8 race day fee (or proof of USARA membership) is required by USARA, and can be paid on race day or at registration. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is limited to 150 racers across both races, so register early!





Navigation: Map and compass navigation. We recommend at least one person on your team be comfortable navigating.


Foot: Trekking/trail running and off trail travel in the woods (Distances TBA) 


Biking: A combination of trails, fire roads, forest roads, gravel roads and some pavement. (Distance TBA). Mountain bikes are highly recommended but teams may use cross bikes. Road bikes are not allowed. 


Paddling: Lake paddling. All boats and paddle gear will be provided. Soloists will paddle kayaks; teams will paddle canoes. Racers may bring their own paddles and/or PFDs.(Distances TBA) 


Most of this mandatory gear is for your safety. Make sure you have the gear and warm clothing you need to stay warm, dry and safe!

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)


Rain jacket 

Face covering or mask

Mountain bikes are highly recommended and cross bikes are allowed. No road bikes allowed. 

Bike helmet

Paddles and PFDs are provided by race, but racers may bring their own

Boats are provided by race

A sense of adventure!

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):

Duct tape

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) SHOULD BE WATERPROOF. It is to your benefit to make sure you have the best waterproofing system you can find.


Recommended Gear

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

Map board for your bike 

Long fingered gloves 

Long tights/pants

Extra socks




Holliday Lake State Park has a great campground you can reserve. Reservations can be made here:


The state forest does not allow camping. 


The closest hotel lodging is in Farmville or Appomattox VA. Note: the state park is a bit remote and located in the heart of the forest. It is roughly a 20-25 minute drive to the nearest town (Appomattox) with lodging, restaurants etc.

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