New to adventure racing, this is the race for you! The 6 hour race is perfect for new racers wanting an intro to the sport, families looking for an outdoor adventure, and athletes and weekend warriors of all kind. The race will involve road, gravel, and dirt road biking, trekking (trail running and hiking), and flat water paddling all while navigating map and compass (beginner level). In addition, there will be "amazing race" type challenges...outdoors style. Don't let the 6 hours scare you! There are plenty of opportunities for breaks and rest. There's a lot of fun and adventure to experience, so get a team together, come on out, and give it a try!Approximate distances: bike 20 miles, trek 3-5 miles, paddle 1-2 miles. Grand County is beautiful but busy this time of year, so we recommend you bring your friends and family and stay for a night or two. Check out our lodging tab under the main Never Summer page, and book ASAP.
August 6th – Race Day
Gear Drop and Transition Area (TA) Setup: 9-9:30 am Cutthroat Bay Campground. Arrive with all of your mandatory gear, and you'll find out what to do when the maps and rules of travel are distributed at 9:30.
Team Check In and Map distribution: 9:30am Cutthroat Bay Campground
Pre-Race Meeting and Question Session: 10am Cutthroat Bay Campground
Race Start: 10:30 AM Cutthroat Bay Campground
Race Finish: 4:30 PM Cutthroat Bay Campground
Award Ceremony 4:45 PM. Join us for food, drinks, and share your race stories!
We also encourage you to stay the night and attend the post race party following the 24 hour race! This will include food, beer, and a raffle. 10-12 at the Western Riviera Event Center on Grand Lake.
Required Team Gear Entire Race
Required Individual Gear Entire Race
Specific required gear for each discipline (individual):
*GPS - You may record your race on a device for fitness information to be accessed after the race. However, use of GPS info or data during the race is considered cheating.