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Backpacker Bushwhacker Adv – Nov. 15, 2015

Backpacker Bushwhacker Adv – Nov. 15, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Backpacker Bushwhacker Adventure Race. Team Backpacker Adventure Racing is at it again! Come out and join them for the 4th and final stop in the Louisiana Adventure Racing Series. The course is designed for teams of three members and features trail running, a ropes course, mountain biking, special tests, and some pretty basic orienteering. Of course, they will throw in a few unexpected challenges along the way. If you competed in any of their other events, you probably think that you know what to expect. Well, you don’t. This is a new course in an awesome venue and it’s made up of all the things we love – and hate – about adventure racing.

When: Sunday, November 15th at 8:00 a.m.

Where: The Start and Finish will take place in West Feliciana Sports Park in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Course Design: The course will include 5-9 miles of running, 9-13 miles of mountain biking, NO PADDLING, a ropes course, and some other really cool special tests along the way. This race will not be as long as our races have typically been. 

Each team member must provide their own mountain bike and a CPSC approved helmet. We will provide any required climbing gear, such as harnesses, slings, ropes, carabineers, etc. Any additional information you might need, including descriptions of gear or equipment, whether required or recommended, will be detailed in the Pre-Race Letter to be posted here and e-mailed to each team in the last couple of days leading up to the race. That letter will contain important information, so read it carefully.

If you’re new to navigating, don’t worry. We promise to keep it pretty simple. Also, watch for updates on the website. There is NO race day registration.

We have decided to remove the paddling sections from the series finale in St. Francisville. After a series of meetings with town officials and those familiar with the waterways available to the public, it is clear that we wouldn’t be able to provide the kind of fun and challenging experience that adventure racers have come to expect. To those of you who enjoy paddling, we hope you aren’t too terribly disappointed about this. To those of you who do not enjoy paddling, we hope this will encourage you to come out and experience the rest of the course. We’ve worked very hard to design a fun and challenging course and we’ve thrown in a few new surprises to make up for the loss of the paddling sections.

Early registration fee is $70 per person plus $5.50 one-day license and includes your team canoe, paddles, life jackets, maps, t-shirts and a great post race party with food, drink, and music! There is NO race day registration. Limited to the first 100 teams. Race in one event, or in the entire series. Send your entry form in early to reserve your team’s spot.

Thank you to all the teams that came out to Backpacker Bushwhacker Adventure Race this weekend.  It was a great day for adventure racing.  Results are posted below by division and overall.  Also, check out the point series standings by clicking the link below to see how your team finished in the 2015 Louisiana Adventure Racing Point Series.  See you in 2016…

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