General Family Adventure Race Schedule and Details
- 12:00-12:45 - Race day registration and number pick up. A limited number of compasses will be available for teams to check out. However, PLEASE try to get your own compass. These are available at Walmart, Scheels, or Target for as little as $5. Pre-registered racers will also check in during this time
- 12:30 - Maps are distributed
- 12:45 - pre race briefing
- 1:00 - race start
- 3:00-3:30 - race finishes. Racers will be given a 'grace period' until 3:15. After 3:15 racers will lose one checkpoint for every 5 minutes or portion there-of they are late! Manage your time folks!
- 3:30 - awards will be announced and given as close to 3:30 as possible
- Most of the CP's will be located in East Grand Forks. There will be an optional river crossing (boats/paddleboards, etc will be provided). We will have a limited number of lifejackets available to use. If you have your own lifejackets or lifejackets for your children, please bring them along. Race staff will transport them to the crossing location and back to the finish line for you - you'll only carry/use them during the crossing. Make sure they are labelled for easy identification.
- Please dress appropriately for the weather. There are bathrooms on site and a large picnic shelter, but we do not have a warming house this year. It might be a good idea to bring a change of clothes (in case you get a little wet) and/or a warmer jacket to put on when you're hanging out waiting for teams to finish and/or the awards
- There will be cookies and hot drinks at the finish line area!
- Racers will be able to travel by bike or foot as they wish. Helmets must be worn when riding bikes. Travel on or along roads during the race is prohibited. Crossing 1st Ave. SE in EGF is allowed only at the light.
- All Checkpoints and Mystery Challenges are optional and are weighted equally. Get as many as you can in the time limit!
- There are 3 mystery challenges. One will involve strength, one dexterity, and one a bit of brains (and a compass!)
Recommended Gear for END-FAR
Your (likely) inaugural adventure race is going to be, well, an adventure. Here are some suggestions of what to wear and bring to make it a good one!
Clothing: Long pants and Long sleeved shirt. Cotton is the enemy, so try to stay away from it. If you get wet cotton won't keep you warm. Wicking fabrics (often called 'technical' fabrics) work well - polyester, fleece, etc. It may be cool so dress appropriately for the temperature. Wool socks and good footwear that you don't mind getting wet and or muddy.
Gear: A small pack with a water bottle and an energy bar, sandwich, or other snack might be nice - you may get hungry during the race and will definitely get thirsty! Hydration is essential if you're working hard, so don't forget to drink the water you bring.
Biking stuff: Although it's not required to participate, you'll get more of the checkpoints in less time if you do do as much of the travel as you can on a bike. If you're on your bike, you'll need to be wearing your helmet, so don't forget to bring it! If you can put a water bottle on your bike you may not need a backpack, provided you've got room for any food you want in your pockets or ate a big lunch.
Navigation: we'll provide the maps - you just need a compass! Don't have one? let us know and we'll hook you up with one for the race. Oh, and it might be a good idea to bring along a big gallon sized freezer bag - you can stick the map in this and it will keep it nice and dry in case there is rain or other 'water hazards' on the course.
The river: There may be one or two checkpoints that require crossing the river. Don't worry, you don't have to get them if you don't want to, but if you DO want to, you don't need any extra gear. we will provide life jackets and pack-rafts for your journey - but we won't paddle you acrossed!!!