Welcome to the third anual Glenwood Adventure Race in Glenwood Iowa on June 2nd! This year will have two race catagories, a 6 hour Adventure Race and a 2 hour ARG Family Fun Race, see below for additional information on the ARG Family Fun Race.
Adventure race divisions consist of 2 person teams, solo male, and solo female. Solo racers will need to provide their own kayak, paddles, and life jacket.
Check in time is 6:30 a.m. at the start/finish line at the Glenwood Lake Park, located on the east side of Glenwood on East Sharp Street. Race checkpoint coordinates and maps will be distributed then. The race will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. The race will consist of trekking, biking, canoeing, navigating, and orienteering to find checkpoints in the allotted time frame. This is an unsupported race. Racers will need to bring everything they feel is necessary to complete the course.
Fees: $50 per person for the Adventure Race. Racers will receive prizes, shirts, BBQ (post race), and refreshments.
Required gear: Bicycle - Mountain bike, cross or hybrid bike with tire width at least 1-1/4” wide. NO ROAD BIKES. Spare tube/patch kit, tire pump, bike helmet, two liters of water/Gatorade, compass, UTM tool, first aid kit, cell phone, and food for four to eight hours.
Registration cutoff for a guaranteed race day tee shirt is May 14th.
ARG Family Fun Race:
The ARG Family Fun Race will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. starting at the Glenwood Lake Park. This is a modified type of adventure race to give people an idea of how a full adventure race works and a great way to spend time with their kids outside on a Saturday morning. The race will consist of trekking (not running, unless you want to run) and navigating to find all the check points within the two hour time period. Each team must have at least one memeber under the age of 18 in order to participate.
Fees: Team fees are set at $50 for up to four people per team, however if you do have additional minors that wants to race they can be added for $10 each.
Maps will be provided and will have preplotted check points on the map. It is recommended that teams carry water or sports drink in a water bottle or in a back pack. There aren't any official water stations on the course. Check in for the race will be at 8:30 a.m. At that time you will get your team number, map, and instructions. We will go over the rules of the race and will begin promptly 9 a.m. Prizes and pictures will be awarded after the race.
All the proceeds for the events are donated to the Glenwood Community School District's Education Foundation operating fund. This fund was created to enable teachers with an avenue to support small specific educational opportunities for students without the use of the general education fund. This will further the district's goals of developing student knowledge and competencies required of responsible citizens in a global society.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Justin at 712-314-3861 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org