MISSION Adventure Race

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Versailles State Park - Versailles, IN 
6:00AM - Midnight EDT (18 hour cutoff)

Results

Registration: ONLINE | Print

The 12th Annual MISSION Adventure Race re-visits one of our favorite prior venues. Versailles State Park offers prime mountain bike trails and plenty of physical and navigational challenge.

The MISSION 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 18 hours, creating a dramatic finish line setting where family and friends can cheer for their team as they emerge from the darkness.

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

START / FINISH / TRANSITION AREA LOCATION
Versailles State Park Group Camp
Versailles, Indiana    Website

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, May 9

 

5:00-8:00PM 
7:00PM 
7:30PM

 

Check-In 
Dinner 
Pre-Race Meeting

Saturday, May 10

 

5:00AM 
5:50AM 
6:00AM 
8:00AM 
NOON 
MIDNIGHT 
12:30AM

 

Transition Area Opens 
Final Instructions 
MISSION Start 
MISSION Lite Start 
MISSION Lite Finish Cutoff 
MISSION Finish Cutoff 
Awards Ceremony

TEAM DIVISIONS 
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.

SOLO DIVISION 
Participants applying for the 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.

ENTRY FEES

MISSION

Teams:

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

Solo:

  • $140 per person

MISSION Lite

Teams:

  • $60 per person (3-person teams)
  • $65 per person (2-person teams)

Solo:

  • $70 per person

USARA members may deduct $8 from the entry fee. 
* Entry closes May 1, 2014, or when sold out at 50 teams per division (18hr and 4 hr).

Fees include: Friday night meal, primitive camping, map(s), event T-shirt, post-race food, event insurance, professional event management, and a great experience.

LODGING 
Your entry fee covers a group cabin bed. Each cabin has about ten beds. Tent or RV camping is available in the park's campground, about a mile from the group camp.

FOOD 
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.

DIRECTIONS: 
Versailles State Park is about one mile east of the town of Versailles, on US 50. The address is: 1387 U.S. 50, Versailles, IN 47042 (View Map)

USARA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER: 

The MISSION can qualify your team to race in the USARA National Championships (October 2-4, 2014; McHenry, MD). 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. The 2014 Nationals will again be designed and directed by Brian Holzhausen of DINO.

RELATED / LOCAL LINKS:

Registration: Online

MISSION Adventure Race Results
DATECITYVENUERESULTS
May 11, 2013 Brownstown, IN Jackson Washington State Forest Full | Lite
May 12, 2012 North Vernon, IN Muscatatuck County Park Full | Lite
May 7, 2011 Nashville, IN Lutheran Hills Camp Full | Lite | Photos
May 15, 2010 Salem, IN Delaney Creek Park Full | Lite | Photos
May 16, 2009 Carrollton, KY General Butler State Park Full | Lite
May 10, 2008 Versailles, IN Versailles State Park Full | Lite
May 12, 2007 Versailles, IN Versailles State Park Full | Lite
May 27, 2006 Butlerville, IN Brush Creek Park Results
May 28, 2005 North Vernon, IN Muscatatuck County Park Results
May 22, 2004 North Vernon, IN Muscatatuck County Park Results
July 12, 2003 North Vernon, IN Muscatatuck County Park Results