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The Buff Betty 



Date: September 25, 2021


Location: Shenandoah River State Park



8 hour course : 10 am to 6 pm







Biking, trekking and paddling with easy to moderate map and compass navigation.



Saturday, September 25


7:30am to 9:00 am: Check-in

9:00am: Mandatory Race Brief 

10:00am: Race Start

6:00pm: Race Finish/All Teams Off Course

6:30pm: Awards/Post-Race Fun

A little longer, a little harder, the 8 hour Buff Betty. 


The perfect race for veterans of the Buff Betty and racing in general. Not too long, not too short, this race will be a fun and challenging day in the woods. Using a map and compass, teams/soloists will have up to 8 hours to bike, trek, paddle and navigate their way to the finish line. If you have some navigating experience, or have at least one person on your team who does, have done some races before with the basic understanding of how an adventure race works, and have the fitness level to play for up to 8 hours, this is the Buff Betty for you! Buff Betty’s can expect several biking and trekking legs with off trail travel, and anywhere from 5 to 6 miles of paddling. The final overall race mileage will be communicated to teams before race day. The team with the most checkpoints in the fastest time wins! We expect the winning team to finish in roughly 6-7 hours. 


$90 per person

(Early registration through July 21)

$120 per person

(Regular registration July 22 thru September 8)

$140 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:

  • Beautiful Map(s)

  • Sweet Schwag

  • Cool Prizes

  • Fabulous Post-Race Food

  • All Boats and Paddling Gear provided

  • Live Tracking Site

  • A Great Day Outside with Old and New Friends


Most of this mandatory gear is for your safety. 

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

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