thisABILITY Adventures is excited to announce the launch of our next Adventure Race style virtual challenge. The Beaver Burrr is an 8HR course located in Beaverdam Park, just north of historic Gloucester, Virginia.
This is a family friendly virtual course for anyone interested in learning how to complete a typical Adventure Race. The navigation is very straight forward so it's a great opportunity for those new to using a map and compass.
Competitive participants have up to 8 hours to complete the course. Fast teams should be able to clear it in under 6 hours. It starts off with a 6k trek, followed by a 16k mountain bike ride and ends with a beautiful 7k lake paddle. For teams and solos who want to be officially ranked, there is a "competitive period" that lasts through April 30th. After that, teams are welcome to register for the race and complete it for AR training or just for fun.
Registrants will receive a set of high-quality CalTopo color maps with preprinted checkpoints, clue sheet and race details, all printed on durable waterproof paper. We also include a clear map bag to keep everything organized while you're on the course. We ship the packet using FedEx which typically takes 2 to 3 days to arrive. Extra sets of maps are available as an "add on" for teammates who want to practice navigation as well.
For participants who would appreciate some navigation training prior to completing the course, there is a free "add on" that when selected, you will be sent a link to a YouTube tutorial that will go through the Beaver Burrr in detail to include overall strategy, how to attack each checkpoint and numerous other pro tips to be sure your experience is a success.
Register soon on RunSignUp to beat the cold weather. :) https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Gloucester/TheBeaverBurrr8HourAdventureChallenge
Andrea and Chip