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MISSION 18 or 4 Hour Adventure Race
May 12, 2018 @ 08:00 - May 13, 2018 @ 17:00
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.
Navigation (entire event; includes plotting with UTM coordinates at 1:25,000)
Cycling (on and off-road)
Ropes / Climbing Events (18 hr event only)
START / FINISH / TRANSITION AREA LOCATION
886 East County Road 100 S
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
|Friday, May 12
|Check-In (PYOCA Lodge)
|Transition Area Opens
Lite Finish Cutoff
18-hr Finish Cutoff
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.
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.
Includes basic lodging and two meals per entry!
- $130 per person (3-person teams)
- $140 per person (2-person teams)
- $150 per person
- $80 per person (3-person teams)
- $85 per person (2-person teams)
- $90 per person
* USARA members may deduct $8 from the entry fee.
* Entry closes May 4, 2018, 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.
Logding is INCLUDED in your fee! These are bunk beds in a large Yurt, with restrooms and showers nearby. You are welcome to stay Friday and/or Saturday night.
For a nominal upcharge, you can upgrade to a bit nicer lodging in one of the camp’s cabins.
The nearest motels / hotels are in Seymour, Indiana.
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.
From I-65 exit US 50 East (exit #50B). Follow US 50 through Seymour, 12 miles. Turn left in Brownstown on IN 250. Turn right after one mile onto County Road 100S (just after the county fairgrounds)
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 (September 20-22, 2018; Location TBA). 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.
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Registration opens in December.
Organized by: DINO