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Perfect beginners race: biking and Trekking (Limited to first 50 registered teams)
What is adventure racing? Trying to get to the finish line, having completed all the tasks along the way.
How do you do it? Using all available resources including the map you're given, written directions, problem solving, route choice, etc.
Nearly anyone can do it, and you'll have these events explained thoroughly either by race staff or in your race guide you receive. We get LOTS of questions from athletes who are used to sports like running or triathlon where the entire race is clearly laid out with little thought necessary. In Adventure racing, you may have to read directions, strategize, come up with new ideas, and generally speaking: If the race director didn't say "you can't" then "You can".
If you have questions, ask: Help@SierraAdventureSports.com. WARNING: Try this sport and you'll be hooked!
Who:Two person teams. Male, Female or Coed
What: Mountain Biking & Trekking (hiking) over a 12-20K course. You will use an easy to read, pre-marked map to find your way to checkpoints scattered about the North Phoenix area. In addition, you will have to complete a few "Mystery Events" (more below) along the way.
Where: Extreme Heat Dreamy Draw will be staged from the Melrose Paradise Recreation Club. This is a neighborhood pool and recreation area with lots of green grass. Yes, you'll be getting wet and cooling off!
We hope you'll join us for an exciting day of racing in the Not So Extreme Heat! Here's the address: 11424 N. 30th Street Phoenix, AZ 85028
Race starts at 7am, Mandatory pre-race meeting at 6:45. Please come at 6 to setup your transition area.
Registration $97 per 2 person team, add $30 after July 28th. Registration will be limited to the first 100 people registered. We are allowing minors 14 & over who are traveling with a responsible adult, however please email us and let us know in advance of your age if you are under 18 as we have a special waiver for you.
Click here to register by mail and save a few bucks on fees: Manual Registration Form or here: to register electronically.
Refunds will not be given for any reason, however, in extreme circumstances the entry fee is transferable to a future race hosted by Sierra Adventure Sports. Please understand this rule is in effect as arrangements for medical staff, insurance, etc., must be made in advance. Help us speed things up at check in, each member of your team please print and sign this WAIVER and bring it with you.
If your worried about the navigation aspect, worry no further. We've been putting this race on for seven years now and nearly everyone has finished in four hours.
Mandatory Gear: each person must carry
1. A hydration bladder or bottles capable of carrying at least 50 ounces of water
2. A pen or pencil (extra's are a good idea)
3. A mountain bike and helmet
4. A blindfold you can't see through
5. First aid kit for whatever you may encounter while trekking and biking...Don't skimp! It's your health. (one per team ok)
6. One gallon of water to be left with your gear in the transition area.
Cell phone (in the "off" position during the race) in a water tight container or bag, gels, bars, E-caps, Hat, sun block, etc.
Trail running shoes are best
We will have a transition area where you can stow your gear when not in use. For instance, you don't need to carry your helmet on the hike. You will be looping back through the Transition Area.
Adventure Racing should be above all else FUN, and the Extreme Heat races are meant to be exactly that. You'll enjoy it even if you come in last.
Adventure/Fun/Sweat/Discovery/Accomplishment/Camaraderie. When we personally race, we make mistakes, take pictures, get lost, get found, laugh, cry, sweat, finish and have a BLAST!..and that's our philosophy on creating all of our races. Please join us!!
The Extreme Heat Adventure Racing summer races are short (Approximately 12-20K) adventure races that will each have 2 core disciplines (paddling, mountain biking, hiking, adventure tubing), and a few mystery events thrown in. They will start early in the morning and are designed to be completely finished within 3-4 hours, though leaders may finish between 60 & 90 minutes. If you are just looking into starting adventure racing, this is the perfect race for you.
Do we get t-shirts and finishers medals? We've tried to make the Extreme Heat series as inexpensive as possible, thus, we won't be giving out t-shirts. What you will get are memories that will last a long time! We will present medals to top three teams overall