Big Chill Adventure Race January 20, 2018

The “Chill” is the race that started it all. This year we are heading to Fort Parker State Park near Mexia, TX and boy are we stoked!  This area of Texas is rich with history and we are excited to take advantage!  We’ll serve up all new stuff as well as some old favorites. Expect a tough as nails race, awesome shwagg, cool special tests and more. Back to the ‘Chill’ this year is Too Cool’s famous “skip point”. Teams that bring in 5 canned goods per racer are permitted to skip a checkpoint during the race. Donations directly benefit the local community. The race will happen rain, snow, or shine, so be prepared for any type of weather. Race headquarters will be based at the group picnic area on Fort Parker Lake.  Choose the 2-4 hr sport sprint or 4-8 hr adventure sprint.

Sport Sprint Race
Teams of 2 or 3 will run, bike, paddle and face team challenges and decisions along the way. This course is designed for the beginner in mind! Too Cool will be providing the boats, racers just need to have a bike, helmet, and a camelback. Be prepared for 1-2 miles of paddling, 8-12 miles of biking and 4-6 miles of trail running plus some surprises. Estimated winning time is 2.5 hours. This is not an off road Tri!! This is a real adventure race.. This race will be capped at 40 teams.

 

Adventure Sprint Race
Teams of 2 or 3 will receive trail maps and most checkpoints at the start of race. This year’s course will include paddling, mountain biking on roads, jeep trails and single track, Too Cool Gravel Grinder, O leg section (pre plotted topo map) & special challenges. Be prepared for approximately 4-6 miles of paddling, 15-25 miles of biking and 6-10 miles of trekking. Estimated winning time is 5.5 hours.

 

Race Date January 20, 2018
Check In 7:30-8:30 am January 20, 2018
Pre Race 8:30 am January 20
Race Start 9 am January 20
Race Cut Off 5 pm January 20
Awards After top 3 teams finish
Teams Teams 2, 3 person male, female, coed, ‘future ARers (at least 1 teammate 14 and under),  Solos allowed with director approval but must supply their own boats!
Entry Fee By November 15, 2017-$75 sport sprint race, $90 adventure sprint race, future AR division discounted $20 per each member 14 and under.
By December 1, 2017-$85 sport sprint race, $100 adventure sprint race
By January 1, 2018-$95 sport sprint race, $110 adventure sprint race
Late registration after January 1, 2018 $105 sport sprint race, $120 adventure sprint race**please note that custom shwagg is only guaranteed with registrations placed by January 1**
Fee Includes Land use fees, maps, awesome winter shwagg (must register by January 1 to ensure), boats for the sport sprint racers (adventure sprint and sport sprint soloists must supply their own, rentals available), team challenges, awards and prizes, finisher award

   OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2017

AWARDS- TOP TEAMS IN EACH RACE PLUS PRIZES FOR TOP 3 PERSON TEAMS IN ADVENTURE COURSE

KIND Challenge-The team that brings in the most canned goods receives a goodie bag from our awesome sponsor KIND

Required Gear For Each Team:

Fully charged cell phone in waterproof bag
First Aid Kit
Compass (adventure sprint course only)
Digital Camera and the ability to use it (adventure sprint course only-cell phone camera is acceptable)
Boat(s), non motorized (adventure Course and sport course soloists only)

Required Gear For Each Person:

Food and Water
Mountain Bike
Mountain Bike Helmet
Paddle (adventure Course and sport course soloists only)
PFD (adventure Course and sport course soloists only)

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