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Saturday September 26th, 2020
8 and 24 Hour Race

The Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The race will start at Meeks Park in Blairsville, GA on Saturday. Teams will be bused to a Vogel State Park and visiting the Cooper Creek area to then work their way back to town. 

Teams will be exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails, and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville, Georgia home of the highest mountain in Georgia. All races are for solo, 2, 3, or 4 person teams coed or (same-sex) open. 

 

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8HR Race - Sold out! Join the waiting list below 

The 8 Hour Adventure Race is perfect for sport or family teams looking 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 team's 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 5:30 am to 7:00 am with instructions and (pre-plotted) map followed a pre-race meeting at 7:00 am. The race start at 9:00 am after a bus ride to Vogel State Park. 

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 revealed during check-in.

A staging area will be set-up at check-in for bikes and paddling gear. For the 8HR race, we will be transporting these items if required. 

 

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

Water and snacks will be provided at most Transition Areas, however not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets.

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

 

 

Schedule:


8 Hour Race

 

Check-In                    5:30 am Saturday

Pre-race Meeting     7:00 am Saturday 

 

Load Buses               8:00 am Saturday

Start                          9:00 am Saturday

Finish                        7:00 pm Saturday

 

Dinner/Awards        7:00 pm Saturday

 

24HR Race 

The 24 Hour race check-in will start at 5:00 am with parking and check-in at Meeks Park on Saturday, September 26th.

Check-in starts at 5:00 am with instructions and (pre-plotted) map followed a pre-race meeting at 7:00 am. 

All teammates must be present to check-in and receive instructions. The later you are the shorter the time to prepare.

A staging 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 year's race so your team will need to have a basic understanding of how to shoot a bearing and count steps.

We supply canoes, paddles, and PFDs for both the whitewater and canoeing sections. 

Teams will be allowed to bring their own paddle gear, however, they must be in a paddle bag. 

 

Water and snacks will be provided at every TA, however not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets. There will be many stores along the route for refueling. After the first night, tents will be set up at TAs for team rest.

Schedule:


24Hour Race
 

Check-In                    5:00 am Saturday

Pre-race Meeting     7:00 am Saturday 

 

Load Buses               7:30 am Saturday

Start                          8:30 am Saturday

Finish                        10:00 am Sunday

 

Breakfast/Awards   10:00 am Sunday


 

Location:

Meeks Park-Blairsville, GA (map)

490 Meeks Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512

 

 

 

Awards:

 

1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:

 

Coed 3-4

Coed 2

 

Open 3-4

Open 2

 

1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:

 

Solo (Male)

Solo (Female)

The Youngest Racer

 

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Waivers:

In order to speed up the check-in process on race day, please download and fill in the ARGeorgia Liability Waiver for each team member, and bring to the race with you to check-in.

 

Rules:

Rules List required for review and to be carried during all races.

 

Gear:

Mandatory Gear list required for review and to be carried during all races.

 

Cancellation:

Rain or Shine. Adventure races are unlikely to ever cancel due to weather, however, sometimes extreme weather could cause delays or cancellation of the race. Refunds or Race credits will be issued based on each team's condition. If your team needs to withdraw, you will receive a full refund before Early Registration ends or a race credit after Early Registration ends to an upcoming ARGEORGIA race.  

 

Important Registration Dates: 



Registration ends: 09/19/20

 

 

 

2020 Race Pricing:

 

 

 8 HOUR RACE
     SOLD OUT
  • $135 - Per Racer
     24 Hour Registration  
  • $225 - Per Racer

     SOLD OUT

 

 

Payment:

 

Once your Team has signed up, an ARGEORGIA staff member will send you a Square invoice if you are using Credit Card

or a PayPal Invoice if you are using PayPal.

 

If you are Paying by Check.

Please mail checks to:

 

AR PREMIER EVENTS, LLC.

145 P. Rickman Industrial Dr. #100

Canton, GA 30115

info@argeorgia.com

 

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