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Blairsville GA -Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race

Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race

The Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) will take place on Saturday September 9th, 2017. Race Designer Shane Hagerman who lives right in Blairsvillewill be setting 2 incredible courses. Both 8 hour and 24 Hour races willstartatMeeks Parkin Blairsville, GA.

Teams will be exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville, Georgia home of the highest mountain in Georgia.​

24HR Race

The24 Hour Elite Race will take teams deeper into the surrounding mountains with some great climbs and an epic paddle. Rogaine trek section and special tasks. Looking for a mountain challenge? Distances are always based on your teams abilities and speed in adventure racing, however between 50-75 miles of mountain biking, 10-15 miles of trekking with 10-15 miles of canoeing.

Check-in starts at 6:00 am to 7:00 am with instructions and (pre-plotted) map followed a pre-race meeting at 7:30pm. Race start at 9:00am at secret location.

All teammates must be present to check-in and receive instructions. The later you are the shorter the time to prepare. Your first discipline to start the race will be reveled during check-in.

Astaging area will be set-up at check-in for bikes, bins, and paddling gear. For the 24HR race we will be transporting your paddle gear, bikes, and (one per any size team) 27-gallon bin. Team labels for bins and bags will be supplied by us.

There will be a bearing course added to this years race so team will need to have a basic understanding on how to shoot a bearing and count steps.

We supply canoes, paddles and PFDs, however teams may bring their own paddle gear if placed in paddle bags.

Water and snacks will be provided at every TA, however not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets.

Race Includes:T-shirt, Race Medals, Food and Drink during race, Awards for each division, Raffle Prizes andBreakfast at the end of race.

Schedule:24Hour race:

Check In 6:00 am Saturday

Pre-race Meeting 7:30 am Saturday

Start9:00 am Saturday

Finish 9:00 am Sunday

Breakfast/Awards 9:30 am Sunday

8HR Race

The8 Hour Sport Race is perfect forsport or family teamslooking to have some fun discovering the outdoors with adventure racing. Easy to read and simple navigation will take you to some hidden spots around Blairsville. Distances are always based on your teams abilities and speed in adventure racing, however between 20-30 miles of mountain biking, 5-8 miles of trekking with 4-8 miles of canoeing.

Check-in starts at 6:00 am to 7:00 am with instructions and (pre-plotted) map followed a pre-race meeting at 7:30pm. Race start at 9:00am at secret location.

All teammates must be present to check-in and receive instructions. The later you are the shorter the time to prepare. Your first discipline to start the race will be reveled during check-in.

Astaging area will be set-up at check-in for bikes and paddling gear. For the 8HR race we will be transportingthese items if required.We supply canoes, paddles and PFDs, however teams may bring their own paddle gear if placed in paddle bags.

Water and snacks will be provided at every TA, however not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets.

Race Includes: T-shirt, Race Medals, Food and Drink during race, Awards for each division, Raffle Prizes andDinner at the end of race.

Schedule:8 Hour race:

Check In 6:00AM Saturday

Pre-race Meeting 7:30AM Saturday

Start9:00am Saturday

Finish 5:00PM Saturday

Dinner/Awards6:30PM Saturday

Location:

Meeks Park-Blairsville, GA(map)

490 Meeks Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512



Both races are USARA National Qualifiers for either the 2017 or 2018 Nationals Event. Each racer-please remember to bring $8 cash to check-

Saturday, 09 September, 2017

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Location:

Meeks Park - Blairsville Georgia
490 Meeks Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
USA



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