MISSION Adventure Race
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Versailles State Park - Versailles, IN
6:00AM - Midnight EDT (18 hour cutoff)
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.
Navigation (entire event; includes plotting with UTM coordinates at 1:25,000)
Cycling (on and off-road)
Ropes / Climbing Events
START / FINISH / TRANSITION AREA LOCATION
Versailles State Park Group Camp
Versailles, Indiana Website
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, May 9
Saturday, May 10
Transition Area Opens
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.
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.
- $120 per person (3-person teams)
- $130 per person (2-person teams)
- $140 per person
- $60 per person (3-person teams)
- $65 per person (2-person teams)
- $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.
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.
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.
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:
|MISSION Adventure Race Results|
|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|