DIVISIONS  (3 person Co-Ed teams are the official divisions for prizes)
    solo, 2 or 3 person teams (Co-Ed, all male or female teams).  
    Two distances to choose from:  3-5hr (Thumper) or  9-14hr (Break Up).

    PRIZES
    The 3 person Coed winning team will receive a $400 certificate toward USARA national team entry.  
    Prizes for all other divisions will be logo bike water bottles.  There will also be other assorted prizes
    "crowd throw outs".


    THE COURSE DETAILS
    There will be navigation, trekking (running or hiking), mountain biking. The Break Up will require
    paddling, but the Thumper will NOT.  There may also be surprise challenges for both courses.  The
    team that completes all the checkpoints (or more than other teams) with the fastest time will win
    the race. There will be several checkpoints that are mandatory (transition areas), but most are not.  
    A team could choose to skip checkpoints and shorten the course and still have an official finish,
    though probably not place in the top 10.  

    Both courses are unsupported, you will have access ONLY to the gear, food and drink that you have
    on your bike or in your pack.  Plan accordingly.

    Checkpoints for both courses will be pre-plotted on USGS topo maps.  The UTMS in 1:24000  scale
    will be provided, so a UTM tool is recommended as an orienteering aid. Your team will need a
    basic understanding of terrain features and distance measure.  There will be very few rules of
    travel, teams will choose their own route/strategy (with mode of travel specified for checkpoints).  

    Break Up Teams, bring your USARA $8 fee/pp to check in. The Break Up (long course) will be a
    USARA regional qualifier..   The United States adventure racing association requires a one day
    membership (or annual if you prefer) for all racers running a course that is designated as a USARA
    qualifier--which means every racer who does not already have a current USARA membership must
    pay $8 (in addition to registration, since it is a different organization than LA Racing).  There are
    benefits to membership, so please check out USARA.  The Thumper (short course) is NOT
    designated as a USARA qualifier, so there is not a requirement for USARA insurance, or any extra
    $8 at check in.

    Registration includes:  navigation class (3/15 or 5/4),  gear use, topo maps, t-shirts, event
    insurance, post race dinner (deluxe taco bar, chips/salsa, brownies, drinks) and awards.  
    Unfortunately no showers available at the start/finish (the local YMCA and Sapp Bros truckstop do
    have pay showers).

    Thumper (3-5 hr Sprint) Information
    Course will be a little over 20 miles total; NO paddling (though you may get wet), approx 5 mi on foot
    (not consecutively) and about 15 miles on bike (not at the same time).  The race requires all racers
    to have required gear (check link in the right margin of this page).  Most all checkpoints will involve
    easy orienteering and very little technical mountain biking.  The biking will be on hard packed
    gravel/dirt and or pavement, with a little ST trail time for fun.  Suitable for beginners and youth--or
    just to have fun!

    Registration (closes 3/14/14), discounts until 2/1
    Solo:   Early $55 until 2/1; Normal $70 until 3/14.
    (solos must provide their own canoe or kayaks)
    2-3 person teams:  Early $45/person until 2/1; Normal $60/person until 2/25.
    (2 and 3 person teams provided 1 canoe for each team).

    Registration with discount or free race certificate  
    Please deduct the amount of certificate from registration fee and mail remaining
    amount with certificate to:
    Lake Adventures, 3710 Farnum Creek Rd, Milford, KS 66514
    Then please email your team's information to extremekansas@yahoo.com:
    Team name, division, race (Thumper or Break Up), each teammate's name,
    address, cell phone number, DOB, age and email address.  

    Registration AFTER 3/14  Will NOT be accepted.

    Refunds:  80% of registration paid up to 30 days before event
    Within 30 days of race, NO REFUND (regardless of circumstances) can be given as
    insurance, permits, canoes, maps, t-shirts and catering has already been paid
    for/arranged.

    Race Check In and Pre-Race Meeting (THUMPER TEAMS ONLY)
    3/29 CHECK IN:  10:00 -11:15am at the Geary County Historical Museum (the building just
    North of what is shown on the map), 530 N Adams St, Junction City, KS .  All team
    members MUST be present before check in and receiving race packet.  Please follow the
    procedures given at race check in to speed up the process.

    Parking at Geary County Historical Museum:
    Park NOSE 1st to the fence in the grass on the West side of the building (entrance through
    East/West between 5th and 6th st).  IF the lot is full, parking is also available along Adams
    and 5th St, or wherever it is not restricted.

    Bike Drop:  NONE. Stage bikes in front of museum (East side) in the grass prior to 11:30am

    Gear Check:  On the course, make sure you have required items or face 1 hr penalties.
    Each team will need a bike lock(s) long enough to wrap through your teams tires and a
    post, in addition to the other required gear on the list.  
    THERE WILL BE NO PROVIDED WATER REFILLS ALONG THE COURSE.  Bring some
    money in case you need to stop at a gas station--OR come prepared.

    Race Start, Finish, Post Race Meal and Awards Times (all in Junction City, KS)
    Prerace Meeting:  Be ready to race at 11:45am.
    Start/Finish:  12:00pm (noon) start, anticipated that 1st teams will finish at 400pm, expected
    that most teams will finish around 530pm and the finish cutoff will be 630pm.  
    Post Race Meal:   Deluxe taco bar, brownies, drinks starts at 5:30pm.  There will be ice
    water, gatorade, chips and salsa to hold you over if you finish early.  Sorry, but
    accompanying beer and margaritas are not provided with your registration.
    Awards:  630pm, PLEASE stay if you can.  The commadrie after the race is a huge part of
    the experience . . . and all are invited to take part in the post race flash mob on at 7pm on 6th
    St and Washington.  The flash mob will be part of the race video, so the more people the
    better! No dancing skills required to be a rock star : ). Unfortunately no showers available at
    the start/finish (the local YMCA and Sapp Bros truckstop do have pay showers).

    Break Up (10-15hr Adventure) Information
    Course will be about 55 miles (unless you get lost); approx 30 mi biking, 5-10 mi paddle, and
    approx 15 mi on foot.  There will be some tough (not all) orienteering and challenging terrain
    sections of this race.  Biking will involve about 15 mi of ST/DT, 5 mi gravel or dirt road, and 10 mi
    pavement. There will likely be a ropes challenge (weather dependent, no experience necessary)
    and surprise challenges.  All ability and fitness levels can enjoy the course as there will be room for
    choices depending on how many CPs your team wants to show up to the finish with.  

    Registration-Closes 3/14/14
    Solo:   Early $90 until 2/1; Normal $105 until 3/14  (SOLO requires race resume prior to
    registration; race resume includes a list of events previously participated in).  Solo
    racers must provide their own kayak or canoe.
    2-3 person teams:  Early $90/person until 2/1; Normal $105/person until 3/14.

    Registration with discount or free race certificate  
    Please deduct the amount of certificate from registration fee and mail remaining
    amount with certificate to:
    Lake Adventures, 3710 Farnum Creek Rd, Milford, KS 66514
    Then please email your team's information to extremekansas@yahoo.com:
    Team name, division, race (Thumper or Break Up), each teammate's name,
    address, cell phone number, DOB, age and email address.  

    Registration AFTER 3/14 WILL NOT be accepted.

    Refunds:  80% of reg (not including active.com fee) up to 30 days before event.
    Within 30 days of race, no refund can be given as insurance, canoes, maps, t-shirts,
    catering has already been arranged and/or paid for.

    Race Check In and Pre-Race Meeting
    Check In Friday night ONLY from 6:30pm-8pm, at the Milford City Building, Milford, KS.
    All team members MUST be present to get your race packet.  You will NOT be plotting UTMS
    on your map, approx 80% of the CPs will be pre-plotted.  You will receive one of the two race
    topo maps on Friday night, the other will be given to your team before race start on Saturday.
    Pre-race meeting will be at 8pm.

    BIKE DROP--after the Pre-Race Meeting--Milford City Building, Milford, all bike related gear
    and extra food, water, clothing can be staged with your bike (bring in BAG--not box--that can
    be closed and labeled with your team name--no loose gear).  All teams must drop their
    bikes on Friday night from 8-8:30pm.  This is a secure building and all bikes will be secured
    inside.  EXCEPTIONS: if you prefer to leave a vehicle with your bikes secured in or on it, you
    may leave it in front of the city building anytime before race start. You may also chain your
    bike up outside the Milford City Bldg any time before race start.  It takes 20 minutes to get
    from the City Bldg to race start by car.
    THERE WILL BE NO WATER REFILLS ALONG THE COURSE, refill with your gear left at the
    Milford City Building.  

    KAYAK DROP (Solo Racers Only)--UPDATE: KAYAKS, paddles & PFDs will be provided
    unless you REALLY want to bring your own (contact RD for drop off  and pick up information).

    GEAR CHECK--On the course (penalties of 1 hr per missing gear will be applied--no
    exceptions).  DON'T FORGET A BIKE LOCK LONG ENOUGH to go through all your team's
    bikes and a post.  Yes, you will be carrying it all day.

    Race Start, Finish, Post Race Meal and Awards Times
    (All at Geary County Historical Museum)
    Pre-race announcements and 2nd topo map/passport hand out:  5:30am.  The building will
    not be open until 530am-sorry!
    Start/Finish:  start 6:00am; expected first teams will finish at 4pm (cutoff 8:00pm). It is
    expected that most teams will finish around 600pm.  If you are bringing kayak paddles for
    the canoe section, bring them to the start of the race.  You will need to carry them for the first
    few hours until you get to the TA designated to leave them.
    Post race meal: Deluxe taco bar, brownies, chips/salsa, drinks starts at 530pm.  There will
    be ice water, gatorade, chips/salsa to hold you over if you finish earlier than 530pm. Soirry,
    accompanying margaritas and beer are not provided.
    Awards: 6:30pm.  If you not still on the course, PLEASE join us for the filming of a flash mob
    video on 6th and Washington St at 7pm.  It  will part of the race video, so the more people we
    have the better--no dancing skills required to be a rock star :).  There are bathrooms at
    start/finish, but unfortunately no showers available (the local YMCA and Sapp Bros truckstop
    do have pay showers).


    VOLUNTEERS and/or STAFF needed for Checkpoints
    Qualifications are:  Positive attitude, over 16 yrs old, dependable, own transportation, able to
    commit to date/times.  See what you can give, learn and gain as a volunteer.

    Volunteers receive:
    8 hrs, tshirt,award dinner,    $55 off future reg
    12 hrs, tshirt, award dinner, $75 off future reg

    Inquire about a staff position for this event, pay is $8-12/hr--depending on checkpoint
    responsibility and experience.

LAKE ADVENTURES
3710 Farnum Creek Rd, Milford, KS
extremekansas@yahoo.com
Adventure Racing, Trail Running, Mountain Biking, Retreats & more!
Thumper & Break up Adventure Race
March 29th, 2014
2014 LA Races/Events

Team Building Events

Orienteering/Nav Clinic

Break Up Adventure Race

Orienteering/Nav Clinic

Sunflower State Games AR

Women's Retreat (WOW)

"O" Challenge


2014 Calendar of Heartland
Adventure Races & Off Road
Events in KS, MO, NE, IA, WY
heartlandarseries.com
TBD

3/15

3/29

5/04

7/12

8/15-18

11/09
Regional Qualifier
(Break Up Course Only)
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