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cia LITE 4HR adventure race

October 12th, 2024

Description

Race Date: Saturday October 12, 2024
Location: Mounds State Park Anderson

Start/Finish: Mounds State Park ANDERSON
Price: See Below (To guarantee an event t-shirt, register by September 18th. Entry closes Sept 25th, or when sold out at 50 teams per division (12hr and 4 hr).

Fees include: Race map(s), post-race meal, event insurance, professional event management, awards, and a great experience!

  USARA members may deduct $8 from the entry fee in the 12-hour divisions. USARA does not charge the one-day license fee to beginner races, including CIA Lite!

Teams:

  • $120 per person (3-person teams)

  • $130 per person (2-person teams)

    • ​Includes post race meal! 

Solo:

  • $140 per person

  • CIA Lite is a Beginner Adventure Race with a 4-hour cutoff. All rules of the 12-hour Central Indiana Adventure apply except the gear list.

  • The CIA Lite gear list is much smaller and less costly, so that beginner racers can sample adventure racing.

  • No ropes events will be part of the CIA Lite race.

  • Navigation and plotting will be greatly simplified for CIA Lite. A basic understanding of park trail maps and topographical maps (including 1:10,000 and 1:15,000 1:25,000 scale) will be needed.

  • CIA Lite starts at 10 AM on Saturday, September 30. CIA Lite participants can check in Friday evening or Saturday morning from 8 to 9 am.

  • Teams strongly advised to ARRIVE EARLY to allow ample time to get maps and race information.

  • An important pre-race meeting will be held at 9 am.

DISCIPLINES 

  • Navigation (entire event; includes plotting with UTM coordinates at 1:25,000 and map reading at other scales)

  • Cycling (on and off-road) 

  • Trekking (foot travel)

  • Canoeing (Kayak for solo)

  • Special Challenges

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SCHEDULE FOR (CIA) CENTRAL INDIANA ADVENTURE RACE

 

Friday Oct 11th

  • 6-8 pm Check-in

  • 7:30 Pre-race meeting (for 12 hour teams, but Lite welcome to attend)

 

Saturday Oct 12th

  • 7:30 am Final Instructions (12hr)

  • 8 am 12 hr START

  • 8:15 Check-in for LITE

  • 9 am Lite Pre-race meeting

  • 10 am Lite Start

  • 2 pm Lite Finish Cutoff

  • 2:15 pm Lite awards ceremony and post-race meal

  • 8 pm 12 Hr Finish Cutoff

  • 8:15 12 Hr awards ceremony and post-race meal

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 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.

USARA members may deduct $8 from the entry fee in the 18-hour divisions. USARA does not charge the one-day license fee to beginner races, including CIA Lite!
 

 

LODGING

Fowler Park. Please contact the park to make your reservations. 

 

FOOD 

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. 

SCORING SYSTEM

This race is designed to keep all participants on the course for close to 12 hours. (Most participants will not finish the entire course).

Scoring is based on the total number of checkpoints punched minus any penalty points. If two teams have the same score, the tiebreaker is the first finish time.

  • Checkpoint instructions and coordinates will be provided in segments throughout the race.

  • Checkpoints in each segment may be punched in any order unless noted otherwise. Before moving to the next segment, all prior checkpoints must be punched or the "Missed / Skipped Checkpoint" rule will be enforced (lose that point plus one penalty point).

  • The finish is a strict cutoff time; participants reaching the finish line after the finish time will be penalized one checkpoint plus one checkpoint per minute late. Why? We want the finish to be exciting and dramatic! Your friends and family will know almost exactly when to expect you finishing, and other teams will be there cheering you on.

  • Maps and checkpoint coordinates will be provided (one per team or soloist) at start time (8:00AM or Noon for Lite).

  • If you are sure you're in the right spot, and searched a 30 meter radius without finding the CP, move on. If we find later that the CP is missing or more than 30 meters from its proper location, you will receive credit.

RULE & PENALTY 

  • All team members must always stay within 100 feet of each other.

    • One Checkpoint

  • Cyclists must follow all local road laws.

    • DQ​

  • Disregarding race official's instructions.

    • DQ​

  • Each additional minute past finish cutoff.

    • ONE CHECKPOINT​

  • Late for finish cutoff.

    • ONE POINT​

  • Each additional minute past finish 

    • ONE CHECKPOINT

  • Lost Passport.

    • START OVER

  • Mis-punched passport.

    • LOSE ONE CHECKPOINT​

  • Missed or skipped checkpoint or special challenge.

    • THAT CHECKPOINT AND ONE PENALTY POINT DEDUCTION

  • Missing item at random gear checks.

    • ONE CHECKPOINT​

  • No littering of any kind.

    • DQ

  • No trespassing on private property.

    • DQ​

  • Use of motorized aid. (n/a if checkpoint is on property).

    • DQ​

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct.

    • DQ​

  • Use of banned GPS features.

    • DQ

  • Use of map other than provided by event or park maps free and publicly available.

    • ONE CHECKPOINT​

CIA LITE 4hour AR GEAR LIST (MANDATORY)

CARRIED BY EACH PERSON AT ALL TIMES:

  • Backpack

  • Food and Water

  • Hydration Bladder or Bottles (minimum 40 oz capacity)

  • Whistle

CARRIED BY ONE TEAM MEMBER AT ALL TIMES:

  • Compass

  • First Aid/ Safety Kit: Bandages, antibiotic ointment

  • Knife (minimum 3" blade)

  • Pencil and marker

  • Waterproof Map Case

WHILE CYCLING (EACH PERSON)

  • Bicycle (mountain bike or cyclo-cross bike recommended)

  • Helmet

  • Inner Tube

 

WHILE CYCLING (ONE PER TEAM)

  • Tire Repair Kit: patches, tire levers, and pump

  • Tools: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm Hex Wrenches; Small Philips & Straight Screwdrivers

 

WHILE PADDLING

  • Paddles (canoe or kayak paddles OK) – we will have loaner canoe paddles (one blade) if you do not have your own.

  • PFD (lifejacket) – we will have loaner PFD’s if you do not have your own.

Canoe will be provided. We will be using two-seat, fiberglass Mohawk canoes. You may want to bring a "third seat" for your middle paddler if you are a team of three.

SUGGESTED ITEMS (NOT MANDATORY)

  • Additional first aid items

  • Cell phone

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Trash bags

  • Waterproof bags (plastic zip sandwich bags, etc)

  • Hand sanitizer (suggest using before and after touching checkpoint punches, etc)

Additional Information

  • United States Adventure Racing Association

  • Adventure Race Reports - Race Reviews & Stories

  • Credits and refunds

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