Welcome back to the 2nd annual SPOLKA on the River Way! Either everyone was being nice to me, or they really did enjoy the inaugural Adventure Race in conjunction with the Sauk Prairie’s Polka on the River Way. This year we hope that the Wisconsin River cooperates and lets us actually get on the river, but we plan on using a combination of biking, orienteering and paddling to get you in and around the Sauk and Dane Counties. Of course there will be mystery events along the way to spice it up. We’ve also added a solo division to attract more people, as well as a 9hr course option that will ensure a heartier appetite for food and beer at the race’s conclusion.
Adventure Racing (AR) is the sport most compared to an “outdoorsy triathlon.” Part of the thrill and allure of AR is not having a pre-determined course. Different sections allow for multiple route choices. We stay off major highways and bike the shoulders of county roads to get from section to section. Orienteering is typically the “wildcard” that people have not been exposed to; using map and compass to navigate your way through the woods, finding hidden checkpoints among Southern Wisconsin’s beautiful landscapes.
When: July 30th, 2011
6hr Course Starts at 12pm Noon!
9hr Course Starts at 9am
What: 2nd Annual SPOLKA on the River Way
Where: Start/Finish in Sauk City, WI
Who: You! Who else…
Why: Because there’s a Beer Fest afterwards!
- Price is $65/racer for the 6hr course and $85/racer for the 12hr course.
- Finishers with the MOST checkpoints (CPs) win regardless of time.
- You must provide your own watercraft. **teams using kayaks must stay within 50ft of each other – ENFORCED!**
- Those using road/tri-bikes/cyclocross (anything with drop bars basically) will add 10mins for the six hour course and 15mins for the 9hr course to their overall time.
- Parents must race with their (minor) children.
- There will be UTM plotting, but only for extra-credit, which could be the difference between 1st and 8th…
More details to follow (call Evan at 608.669.7577 with any preliminary questions)
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