November 11–12, 2023
Length: 24 Hours
We are extremely excited to announce the Adventure Racing Solo Championships coming in 2022, showcasing the top solo adventure racers in the US and other countries. In order to qualify for the Solo Championships, you will need to have completed an adventure race (past or present) as a solo, or any orienteering event, or finish as a solo at any adventure leading up to the Championships. Registration begins November 12, 2021. This event is open to the first 100 solos. Overall male and female winners get $1,000 with a championship yellow jersey, plus free entry to next year's championships.
2023 Race Pricing
Important Registration Dates
3:00pm–4:30pm, Friday Night
Load Gear onto Trucks
3:00pm–5:00pm, Friday Night
5:00pm, Friday Night
5:30pm, Friday Night
6:00pm, Friday Night
Cut-off at TA3
New to Adventure Racing?
We are looking to crown the best overall solo adventure racer in the US, good at navigation, thinking for themselves, and speed. The event will also help racers master these skills to be better teammates in future races. This will be a standard 24 Hour race with a cut-off at the final 4 Hours with a "Limited Rogaine" battle via Bike, Foot, and Paddle to locate as many CPs as you can and get to the finish line before the hard cut-off of 20 hours and then continue to race the final 4 hours collecting as many final CPs as you can with the time remaining. The final 4 hours of the race will be unknown to racers until they reach TA3 (Finish Line) location to then receive their final information, rules of travel, and maps. A 100% Rogaine format. If you don't make it to TA3 (Finish Line) by 2pm on Saturday you lose a point for every 10 minutes late. All checkpoints are worth 1 point.
The 20-hour race will start with racers being bused to a secret location, so as to prevent scouting the areas before the race. Since the race is all solo racers we will need to separate each solo to prevent teaming up to help each other win. At the start, each soloist will draw a random opening trek section. 3 different trekking sections were designed at the start of the race to force each soloist to head in different directions. Each soloist will be required to complete all three (A, B, and C) trek maps and all three punches for each section. Think of this as one normal trek section with (9 controls), however, split up into three smaller treks with 3 controls in each trek. Each trekking section during the race will follow this same format as each soloist comes to a trek, they will be forced to start a different course. Example: The first-place solo comes in from Trek Section "B", they will be given the Trek Section "A" map and punch to head out and complete that section. The second-place solo coming in will be forced to complete Trek Section "B" and then the third-place solo will be given Map "C" and so on. The course design may have the same format during the paddle sections as well. This randomness will ensure that the race remains SOLO and there will be no information given to any racers during the event by staff or volunteers.
Live results will be tracked throughout the 24-hour race and at the finish using e-punches and trackers.
Masters will remain in their division and are not eligible for the grand prize, so choose wisely.
Water and snacks will be provided at every TA. Spectator maps for guests will be available at race headquarters and online after the race starts. Families and spectators are not allowed to help, supply food, get out race information, or assist racers in any way during the race. DQ to any racer accepting outside assistance. (1) 27 Gallon bin per racer is allowed.
What You Receive
• Championship Race Hat
• Championship Long-Sleeve Race Shirt
• Championship Finisher Medal
• Food, Snacks, and Drinks During the Race
• Post-Main Race Lunch
• Post-Shootout Dinner
• First-Class Awards
• Sponsorship Swag
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 it to the race with you to check-in.
• No sharing maps between other racers. (DQ)
• No towing of other racers (DQ)
• No drafting on bikes (30-minute penalty)
• No outside maps allowed. (DQ)
• No assisting other racers like carrying a pack or pushing the bike.
• No GPS devices of any type, including watches. You can view your provided tracking after the race. (DQ)
• All other normal AR rules apply, which will be provided before the race.
• Rules List is required for review and a copy is to be carried during all races.
Mandatory Gear List required for review and to be carried during all races. We supply kayaks, paddles, and PFDs for the paddling sections. Racers can bring their own paddle gear; however, it must be in a paddle bag with the race number attached. Racers will be able to bring their own kayaks or use our provided kayaks, but be aware that conditions can change on lakes, and there is always the possibility of portaging. 100% lake paddle for this event.
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 are non-refundable. Only 1 deferment to another event, and racers must defer before 30 days from the original event.
• $1,000, 2023 Entry, & Championship Yellow Jersey for 1st Place Overall Male
• $1,000, 2023 Entry, & Championship Yellow Jersey for 1st Place Overall Female
• Top 10 Male
• Top 10 Female
• Top 5 Masters Male (45 and over)
• Top 5 Masters Female (45 and over)