Big Chill Adventure Race January 27, 2024

The “Chill” is the race that started it all back in 2005. Come join us at our very final Big Chill at Lake Somerville State Park on January 27th.  The “Chill” offers something for everyone. Both the 3-6 hr sprint and the 12 hr adventure course will have mountain biking, trail running, and paddling. As always we give racers choices for race routes and strategy. Check out a map of the area.  Too Cool will be based out of Nails Creek Park. We have reserved the group pavilion. Expect a tough as nails race, awesome 20 year anniversary hoodie, 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 food bank. The race will happen rain, snow, or shine, so be prepared for any type of weather. 

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. The estimated winning time is 3 hours. This is not an off-road Tri!! This is a real adventure race. This race will be capped at 30 teams.

12 hr Adventure Race Teams of 2 and 3 will receive trail maps and most checkpoints at the start of the race. This year’s course will include paddling, mountain biking, O leg section (pre-plotted topo map) & special challenges. Be prepared for approximately 5-7 miles of paddling, 20-30 miles of biking, and 10-15 miles of trekking. The estimated winning time is 10 hours.

Reminder!! If you did all three Too Cool races in 2023 and earned finisher medals you have free entry to our final Big Chill Adventure Race. Please email to verify and receive your coupon code for registration. Twenty year anniversary hoodies and boats are not included. You will have option to purchase separately during registration.


Race DateJanuary 27, 2024
Check In7:00-8 am January 27th
Pre Race8:30 am January 27th
Race Start9 am January 27th
Race Cut Off3 pm sprint course/9 pm  adventure course
AwardsAfter top 3 teams finish
TeamsTeams 2, 3 person male, female, coed, ‘future ARers (at least 1 teammate 14 and under),  Solos allowed with director approval
Entry FeeBy November 1
Early Registration 
$ 100 pp sprint race, $130 pp adventure race, future AR division discounted $20 per each member 14 and under.
By December 1, 2023-$ 110 pp sprint race, $140 pp adventure race
By January 1, 2024-$ 120 pp sprint race, $150 pp adventure race
Late registration after January 1, 2024 $130 pp sprint race, $160 pp adventure race**please note that custom shwagg is only guaranteed with registrations placed by January 1**
Military and student discount available contact race director for more info
Fee IncludesLand use fees, maps, awesome winter shwagg (must register by January 1 to ensure), boats for the sprint racers (adventure teams and solo sprint teams must supply their own boats, rentals available), team challenges, awards and prizes, finisher award

REGISTRATION will open October 15th


Full refund less the $25 admin fee up until 12/31/2023
Full refund less the $50 admin fee 1/1/2024-1/14/2024
NO refunds after 1/14/2024

*please note Tri Reg fees are non refundable


BOAT RENTAL 12 HOUR COURSE: We have 12 canoes available for rental. $60 each delivered to race site. Please contact to reserve

Required Gear For Each Team:

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

Required Gear For Each Person:

Food and Water
Mountain Bike (non motorized)
Mountain Bike Helmet
Paddle (adventure Course)
PFD (adventure Course)
Headlamp (adventure course)
Bike Light (adventure course)