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August 3–7, 2022

Length: 80 Hours

After three years of planning ARGEORGIA is happy to announce the first-ever 3-day expedition race in Colorado. Packed full of everything you want in a race with the most beautiful wilderness backdrop in the US. Teams will be visiting the host city of Breckenridge, which is the most athlete-friendly town in Colorado with hotels, shops, restaurants, breweries, and, of course, trails everywhere. Teams will be bused to Twin Lakes for the start of the race and work their way back to Breckenridge via mountain bike, trekking, climbing, paddling, and maybe something crazy that has never been in an expedition race before. The lowest elevation teams will have is 9,600 ft and the highest during the race will be over 14,000ft. Come join us on this amazing journey through the best parts of Colorado, while creating life-long memories.

2022 Race Pricing

Early Registration
$800 Per Racer

Regular Registration
$900 Per Racer

Late Registration
$1,000 Per Racer

Important Registration Dates

Registration Opens:  10/16/21 at Noon

Early Registration Ends: 02/01/22 at Midnight

Regular Registration Ends: 06/01/22 at Midnight

Late Registration Ends: 07/23/22 at Midnight

Teams will need to complete registration to be added to the team list. The team must make a full payment.
This first year's race will sell out once all 50 canoes and 20 kayaks are assigned. Remember that 4-person teams take up two canoes. 2–3 person teams get one canoe and solos get a solo kayak.

 
Schedule

Check-In Starts

12:00pm, Wednesday 8/3

 

Pre-Race Dinner
5:00pm, Wednesday 8/3

 

Pre-Race Meeting
6:00pm, Wednesday 8/3

 

Load Buses
3:00am, Thursday 8/4

 

Start (Twin Lakes)
5:00am, Thursday 8/4

 

Finish
1:00pm, Sunday 8/7

 

Lunch/Awards
1:30pm, Sunday 8/7

Location

Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge

107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

(Directions)

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Details

This is an 80-hour, non-stop race from Twin Lakes, CO to Breckenridge, CO on your own power. Teams will be dropped off at a secret location in Twin Lakes where they will race on foot, mountain bike, canoe and whatever we throw in to get back to the finish. There are up to 6 transition areas and 50 checkpoints to retrieve during the journey. Official finishers are only required to visit all the transition areas from the start to the finish line. All checkpoints are optional; however, teams are ranked by how many checkpoints they retrieve and the time they finished.

 

Race Tips from the Race Director

Navigation will be very straightforward with some tricks thrown in however, get familiar with using a TOPO map. There will be no plotting UTM coordinates during this year's race; however, there is an O-Relay during the race so make sure at least two team members can navigate alone. All information forms and maps are waterproof. Train mostly on climbing uphill on foot and bike. Be prepared for any type of weather; August in Colorado at high elevations could be anything from cold rain in the low 40s at night to highs in the 80s during the day. If you have a chance to visit Colorado before the race, then do it.

What We Provide

1. Fresh-cooked pre-race meal from a private chef the night before the race.
2. Transportation to the start location.
3. Transportation for all team bikes, gear, and paddle bags across the state.
4. Canoes, paddles, and life vests.
5. Live coverage with GPS tracking devices so family can follow along at home.
6. Parking for all three days.
7. Boco race hat
8. Long sleeve dry-fit shirt
9. Custom race bib
10. Water, sodas, Gatorade, snacks, and cooked meals at each transition area. 
11. Transportation for any withdrawing teams.
12. Race photos (free)
13. Finisher medals
14. Custom awards
15. Post-race meals

Updates

Once your team has registered for the race you will receive updates or changes via the email you provide. Also, video updates and other information will be posted on the Expedition Colorado Facebook Page.

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. If your team needs to withdraw, or we need to cancel you will receive a refund (less 10% for processing) 2 months before the event. 75% refunds 60 days before the race date and 50% refunds 30 days out to the day before the race date. Any deferment to another race is the value (less 10% for processing) So, if a team paid $100 for race A and wants to defer to race B, they would have a $90 credit. Any deferments are no-refundable for Race B. Racers must defer before 30 days from the event.

Bike Shop and Rentals

The local bike shop for rentals or shipping and setup is:

Carver Ski and Bike

203 N Main St

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Awards

1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:

• Coed 3–4

​• Coed 2

• Open Male (Any)

​• Open Female (Any)

Single Award for:

The Youngest Racer

REGISTERED TEAMS
 
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