March 25, 2023
Length: 10 Hours
The first-ever Oak Mountain Adventure Race (OMAR) will occur on Saturday, March 25th, 2023. The race will start at the South Trailhead Parking inside Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Teams will be exploring the mountains, creeks, waterfalls, lakes, trails, and beautiful woods inside Oak Mountain State Park, home of the best mountain bike trails in Alabama. The park has over 50 miles of trails and just started developing over 1,500 new acres of land, which will be open to the race soon. Divisions include solo, 2-, 3-, or 4-person teams, coed or open (same-sex), and a Master's division.
2023 Race Pricing
$180 Per Racer
Important Registration Dates
Registration Opens: 1/1/23
New to Adventure Racing?
This 10-hour adventure race is perfect for sport or family teams looking to have some fun discovering the outdoors with adventure racing. Experience teams will find this race a challenge to get to all the checkpoints in the time allowed. Easy to read and simple navigation will take you to some hidden spots in Oak Mountain, with all the trails being well marked. Distances and time spent on each section are always based on your team's abilities and speed in adventure racing; however, you can expect between 25-35 miles of mountain biking, 8-12 miles of trekking with 3-5 miles of canoeing. this race will be 100% Rogaine format, so teams can choose which discipline to start with and the amount of time they want to spend on each discipline. Even though there are 10 hours to complete the race, teams can go out and have fun for 2 hours on each discipline and make it a 6-hour event. The winners will be determined by the most checkpoints found in the shortest time.
All teammates must be present to check in and receive instructions. The later you are, the shorter the preparation time, so you can get there first. All maps are pre-plotted and waterproof. Your first discipline to start the race will be revealed during check-in.
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, they are not guaranteed, so bring water purification tablets.
Race Includes a t-shirt, food and drink during the race, awards for each division, and dinner at the end of the race.
Mandatory Gear List required for review and to be carried during all races.
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 List is required for review and a copy will be carried during all races.
As the race company, we reserve the right to alter, postpone, or cancel any race for safety concerns for the racers, staff or volunteers. Adventure races are unlikely to ever cancel due to weather; however, sometimes extreme weather could cause the state parks, city parks or national forest service to shut down the event without any available refunds to racers. In the event the race is canceled more than 30 days out from the race date, refunds or credits will be provided (less 15% for processing).
If your team needs to withdraw, you will receive a full refund (less 15% for processing) 90 days before the event. 50% refunds 60 days before the race date and 0% refunds 30 days out to the day before the race date. Any deferment to another race is the value (less 15% for processing) and is non-refundable. Only 1 deferment to another event and racers must defer 30 days from the original event.
1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:
• Coed 3–4
• Coed 2
• Open Male (Any)
• Open Female (Any)
• Solo Male
• Solo Female
• Masters Solo Male (Must be over 45)
• Masters Solo Female (Must be over 45)
• Masters Team (All team members must be over 45)
Single Award for:
The Youngest Racer