September 23–24, 2022
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.
2022 Race Pricing
$300 Per Racer early
$350 Per Racer late
Important Registration Dates
Registration Opens: 11/12/2021
Early Registration Ends: 6/25/2022
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
Finish of the Main Race
Maps/Instructions for Shootout 2:30pm, Saturday
Restart of the Shootout
Finish of the Shootout
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 a better teammate in future races. The main race will be a 20-hour all-out "Limited Rogaine" battle to locate as many CPs as you can and get to the finish line before the hard cut-off of 20 hours. If you don't make it to the finish by 2pm on Saturday you are DNF. The top 10 male and top 10 female finishers along with the top 5 male and female masters (45 and over) will have one hour to prepare for the shoot out at 3pm.
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.
Live results will be tracking the top-10 racers throughout the 20-hour race and at the finish using e-punches.
The Top-10 Overall Male and Female solos will receive new maps and instructions for the "100% Rogaine" Shootout at 2:30pm sharp just after the 20-hour race finishes at 2pm. Everything starts over fresh! They will have 30 minutes to review and prepare to start again as the Shootout will start at 3pm. Equal start for all Shootout racers with your choice on what CPs to get first, in any order for each discipline. The winner of the Shootout will be crowned the Solo National Champion. Masters will remain in their division and are not eligible for the grand prize, so choose wisely.
We will begin live coverage of the Shootout with highlights from the 20-hour race and commentary from two of the most experienced adventure racers in the world. We are also hiring the largest live-media crew to cover the championships with over 3 live-feed cameras, 4 embedded videographers, 3 photographers, and 2 drone operators. Family and friends will be able to watch live, and after it's all over we will produce amazing race videos telling the stories within the championships.
The 20-hour race check-in will start at 3:00pm with information, rules of travel, bibs and race numbers. Maps will only be handed out minutes before the race starts at the secret start location.
Water and snacks will be provided at every TA, however not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets. 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, or assist racers in any way during the race. DQ to any racer accepting outside assistance.
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 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 devises 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 required for review and 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 will be allowed to bring their own paddle gear, however, it must be in a paddle bag with race number attached. Racers will be able to bring their own kayaks or use our provided kayaks, but be aware that conditions can change between rivers and lakes and there is always the possibility of portaging.
Rain or shine. Our 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, or we need to cancel you will receive a 100% refund before early registration ends or 3 months before. 75% refunds 30 days before the race date and 50% refunds 30 days out to the day before the race date.
• $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)