The East Fork Challenge Adventure Races
Saturday, September 28, 2013
East Fork State Park - Bethel, OH (near Cincinnati)
Canoeing/Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Trekking
Solo and 2, 3, 4 person teams of any gender are welcome. Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each race.
Registration is now open for The East Fork Challenge.
You can register online at no cost via Paypal by clicking the registration button above, or you can print and mail the mail in registration form by following the link below.
Mail In Registration
We will have a limited number of canoes for rent at $35 a canoe and can be reserved at the time of registration.
Cost (per person)
6 hour race: $50 during early registration
12 hour race: $90 during early registration
About the race
The 12 hour race will start on September 28th at 7:00am and the 6 hour race will start at 1:00pm. This will allow all racers to attend the post race meal/awards ceremony. Awards from our sponsors will be given to 1st through 3rd place in each race, and there will be a raffle and giveaway items at the party.
The 6 hour race is designed with the beginner racer in mind. The race will be balanced between all three disciplines for the full race experience. The technical level of this race is aimed at those who are new to adventure racing and new to navigation. Be aware, we will challenge you and you will have fun!
The 12 hour race is designed with the experienced racer in mind. The race will contain all three disciplines with an emphasis on paddling and orienteering. The technical level of this race is aimed at those who have experience in adventure racing and navigation.
Race Day Schedule of Events:
5:00am - 6:30am - Racer checkin begins for 12 hour race.
6:30am - prerace meeting for 12 hour race
7:00 am - 7:00 pm - 12 hour race
11:00am - 12:30pm - Racer checkin begins for 6 hour race
12:30pm - prerace meeting for 6 hour race
1:00pm - 7:00pm - 6 hour race
7:00pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Awards Ceremony
East Fork State Park -- One of Ohio's largest state parks, East Fork has over 2100 acres of water and 85 miles of trails. We are very excited about the choices East Fork gives us for the layout of these races.
The start location within the park will be announced at a later date once the course is finalized. There will be one centralized start/finish/transition area that will accommodate both races.
Directions to East Fork State Park
From Columbus -- Travel I-71 South approx. 80 miles to I275 South. Take I-275 another 15 miles to the Route 125 exit. Go East on Route 125 for approx. 10 miles to the East Fork State Park main entrance (Do not follow signs to the Campground). Turn Left on S. Bantam Road, turn left into the park and turn left again onto Park Road 2. Follow Park Road 2 to the Indian Mound picnic area. The picnic area is the first right after turning on the road to the beach
From Cincinnati -- Take I275 to the Route 125 exit. Go East on Route 125 for approx. 10 miles to the East Fork State Park main entrance (Do not follow signs to the Campground). Turn Left on S. Bantam Road, turn left into the park and turn left again onto Park Road 2. Follow Park Road 2 to the Indian Mound picnic area. The picnic area is the first fight after turning on the road to the beach.
Each team will be provided pre-marked topograhical map(s). No outside maps are allowed during the race. Each team will be provided with one checkpoint (CP) punchcard and one set of race instructions. The maps, punchcard and race instructions are the responsibility of the team once they have been distributed.
No support crew will be needed.
Any additional information regarding the race will be posted on this website as the race date gets closer.
Please contact us with any questions you may have.