MISSION Adventure Race

Saturday, May 14, 2016

6 AM - midnight EDT (18 hour race)

8 AM - noon EDT (4 hour beginner AR)

 

Registration: Online

Entry list / confirmation

MISSION Lite Info

Facebook Page

Results

The MISSION is Indiana's longest-running annual adventure race, one of the region's most competitive and challenging. DINO has produced the popular MISSION Adventure Race, typically in southeastern Indiana, since 2003. 

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 (18 hr event only) - tentative
Special Challenges           

START / FINISH / TRANSITION AREA LOCATION 
Lieber State Recreation Area - Hilltop Shelter
Cloverdale, Indiana    Website

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, May 13

 

 

6:00-8:00PM 
7:00PM 
7:30PM

 

Check-In (Location TBA)
Dinner (?)
Pre-Race Meeting

Saturday,May 14

 

5:00AM 
5:50AM 
6:00AM 
8:00AM 
noon
midnight
12:15AM

 

Transition Area Opens 
Final Instructions 
12-hr Start 
Lite Start 
Lite Finish Cutoff 
18-hr 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 per race length.

SOLO DIVISION 
Participants applying for the 18 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.

ENTRY FEES

MISSION 18-hour

Teams:

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

Solo:

  • $140 per person

MISSION Lite

Teams:

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

Solo:

  • $80 per person

USARA members may deduct $8 from the entry fee. 
* Entry closes May 6, 2016, or when sold out at 50 teams per division (18hr and 4 hr).

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

LODGING

Motels in Cloverdale; more info coming soon

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: 

Lieber State Recreation is a short and easy drive from I-70 about an hour west of Indianapolis. Use exit #37 (SR 243) and drive south 3 miles on 243. Turn right (west) into the park. Race activity is at Hilltop Shelter, parking will be along the road to Collins Point Shelter.

Map to race site

Park map

USARA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER: 

The MISSION 18-hour race is a USARA National Championship Qualifier. Placing well will qualify your team to race in the USARA National Championships (October 7-8, 2016; Columbia County, GA). The top three teams in the 3-person coed and single-gender divisions will be offered qualifying slots, 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

RELATED / LOCAL LINKS:

Registration: Online

MISSION Adventure Race Results
DATECITYVENUERESULTS
May 9, 2015 Liberty, IN Whitewater Memorial State Park Full | Lite
May 10, 2014 Versailles, IN Versailles State Park
Full | Lite
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