Central Indiana Adventure Race

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8 AM - 8 PM EDT (12 hour race)

10 am- 2 PM EDT (4 hour beginner AR) 

Registration has closed... however contact us if you want to race as we may be able to slip in another team.

Entry list

CIA Lite (Beginner 4-hour race) Info & Gear List

Gear List (for 12 Hour race)

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2017 Results: Full ~ Lite

2016 Results: Full ~ Lite

The inaugural 2016 Central Indiana Adventure was a great success, offering a variety of fun and challenging aspects in the Fort Harrison / Fall Creek / Geist Reservoir area of Indianapolis. This year, we'll move just a bit east to Anderson Indiana, home of Mounds State Park and the White River.

The CIA Lite offers beginner adventure racers a chance to see what it's all about. A shorter, 4-hour cutoff; less complex navigation; and reduced gear list allow an introductory taste of AR.

Participants travel by foot, bicycle, and canoe in teams (or in the Solo division), using map and compass to find checkpoints. Each team must stay together the entire race. Along the way, they will encounter various natural and manmade challenges that test physical and mental ability and creativity.

For those up to the challenge, a solo division is offered.

The course is designed to keep most participants going all 12 hours, creating a dramatic finish line setting where family and friends can cheer for their team as they emerge from the darkness.

Navigation (entire event; includes plotting with UTM coordinates at 1:25,000) 
Cycling (on and off-road) 
Ropes / Climbing Events (18 hr event only) - tentative
Special Challenges           

Mounds State Park
Anderson, Indiana    Website





Friday, October 13







Check-In (Woodland Shelter)

Dinner (lWoodland Shelter)

Pre-Race Meeting

Saturday, October 14




Transition Area Opens 
Final Instructions 
12-hr Start 
CIA Lite Start
CIA Lite Finish Cutoff 
12-hr Finish Cutoff 
Awards Ceremony

Teams may be three or two persons. The six team divisions are: 2 & 3 person Co-ed, 2 & 3 Female, and 2 & 3 Male. All teammates must remain within 100 feet of each other at all times. The field limit is 50 teams per race length.

Participants applying for the 12 hour solo division must provide a resume of experience. An adventure race of this distance and difficulty is much safer with team support.

To apply for the Solo Division, send a race resume along with entry form and payment. Race resumes should include recent solo or team adventure races, orienteering meets, etc. Include official results as proof. The key issue is safety; that you are a competent navigator and make good decisions with regard to safety. Solo participants are asked to carry a cell phone with them at all times.


CIA 12-hour


  • $120 per person (3-person teams)
  • $130 per person (2-person teams)


  • $140 per person

CIA Lite


  • $70 per person (3-person teams)
  • $75 per person (2-person teams)


  • $80 per person

USARA members may deduct $8 from the entry fee. 
* Entry closes October 6, or when sold out at 50 teams per division (12hr and 4 hr).

Fees include: Friday night meal (chili, cornbread, fruit, dessert, etc), map(s), event T-shirt, post-race food, post-race shower in the swimming pool building, event insurance, professional event management, awards, and a great experience.


There are several motels in Anderson. Most are at the I-69 and SR 109 (Scatterfield Road) exit. At this time we do not been offered any special pricing.

The park's campground is full, but we have made a special arrangement for primitive tent camping. Areas A and D in the Youth Tent Area are reserved for Central Indiana Adventure participants who need a campsite and want to camp in tent (no trailers). Cost is $5 per night per person (please pay to DINO staff). This is a primitive area, no showers or flush toilets. Water faucet and pit toilet are available. Race participants can use showers at the pool. The limit is 30 people per area.


Entry in the event covers a nice pre-race dinner on Friday night (7:00PM). Post-race recovery meal will be served at the end of each race. During the event, each team or soloist is to be self-sufficient. You may purchase food along the way if you pass a store or restaurant.


Take SR 232 east from Anderson, or SR 32 West from I-69 to Mounds Road .

Gate fee of $7 per vehicle ($9 out-of-state) will be required as you enter, or you can purchase an annual entrance pass and enjoy any State Park all year long for $50. 

Map to race site


Central Indiana Adventure 12-hour race is one of the first qualifiers for 2018 USARA National Championships. Placing well will qualify your team to race in the USARA National Championships (September 2017, location TBA). The top three teams in this division will be offered the qualifying slot, with roll-down if top teams decline or have already qualified. The top finishing co-ed team will receive $400 toward entry in the National Championships! usaranationals.com. usaranationals.com


Registration: Registration opens in December!

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