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MARCH 19TH 2016

Registration is open https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/113161

4 Events to choose from  

  1. 2- 4 Hour - Sprint ( Marked trek, bike, paddle )

  2. 6+Hour Race ( shortCourse - Navigation, Trek, Bike, Paddle - Navigation clinics will be offered click HERE)

  3. 10 to 12 Hour Race ( Long Course - Navigation, Trek, Bike, Paddle )

  4. Volunteering - Up close views of the race! WE NEED AND WANT YOUR HELP.

    Coldspring, Texas

Double Lake Recreation Area 

Home of the GHORBA Big Ring Challenge and TMBRA Championship Mountain Bike Series

( < 90 minuets north of Houston)

March 19TH 2016 - Saturday 9 am start 

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Enjoy this beautiful Texas forest while participating in  . Texas Quest adventure racers will Bike, Trek, Paddle local lakes, and compete in mystery events. 

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Choose 1 of 4 Texas Quest Adventure Race adventure events

Sprint - 2-3 Hours - Beginner/Intermediate (Trail Run, Bike, Paddle)

6 Hour - Short Course - Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced 

12 Hour - Long Course - Intermediate/Advanced

All distances are estimated - be prepared to race the full length of your race. 

Volunteering

RACE DETAILS

Date: March 19TH on a Saturday, 2016

Race Start : 9:00 am  

Pre-Race : 8:40 am 

RACE LOCATION:  Double Lakes Recreation Area, Coldsprings, TX 
Directions:  From Hwy. 59 in Cleveland, take FM 2025 north 17 mi., turn right at Double Lake. 
	        From I-45, exit at New Waverly, take SH 150 east 25 mi., take FM 2025 S 1/2 mi., turn left at Double Lake.

LODGING -   Camping on site - Reserve early - Call 877-444-6777 for reservations.  Or online HERE

FOR 2013 we have a group camp site reserved you are welcome to pitch a tent. We will have a grill going Friday Night and most of Saturday if you care to bring food

And DRINK. Join that party.           

Canoe Rental - We will provide boats this year for the short paddle legs or you can bring your own. 
 

ENTRY FEES - Per Person  - Free this year check e-mail for discout codes.
Category B4 March 24th to April 3rd Race Day
Sprint - PP  $65 $75 $85

6+ Hour - PP

$95 $105 $115
12 Hour - PP $125 $135 $145

What does the fee get you?

Racers may have support in TA only. No other support is allowed at anytime or anywhere except by other race participants. Penalty DQ.

BOATING NOTES

* For 3 person teams doing the Long and Short courses in a Canoe, we recommend you bring a 3rd middle seat like one of these. BEST , CHEAPEST
*The only restriction for the boats is that they must be a non-motorized human-powered canoe or kayak
*Teams can use single or tandem kayaks or canoes

Long/Short Course gear list

sprint gear list

RACE RULES

MAP TO TA 

REFUNDS

* Refund Policy: You are entitled to a refund, minus  a cancellation fee of $25 until 2 weeks prior to the start of the race. Within 2 weeks no refund! Sorry!
* Texas Adventure Racing is not responsible for refunds or cancellations in the event of a natural disaster or national emergency. Natural emergencies may include, but are not limited to severe weather including heavy rain, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, river flooding, heat spells and cold spells. National or international emergencies may include, but are not limited to military conflicts, terrorist attacks, security threats, war, and heightened security alerts.
* Race takes place rain or shine.
 
 

FAQ

1. Do you have any tips to help us in train?
The best training for the Huntsville Hammer would be to go Huntsville state park and ride the loop. It takes about 1.5 hours for beginners. Take breaks along the way and enjoy the scenery, most important make it all the way around. Then run some of the loop for hill training. Do that as much as possible between now and the race.
 
2. Is there canoe rental available for the Sprint Race
No not for this race but will have boats you can use. - might have a bit of a specail challange here. :)
3. Is there canoe rental for the 6 and 12 hour races? 
Well no and Yes - will have boats you can use. - might have a bit of a specail challange here. :)
 
4. Do we need to have previous map reading experience to do the sprint race?
  NO - if you have ever used a map to drive somewhere -  then you already have what it takes. The map will contain trails and roads with in the park that will lead  you to checkpoints. This is a VERY beginner friendly map section - anyone can do this section.
 
5. Will the sprint racers have to plot points on the map?
NO all the points will be pre-plotted for the sprint racers - Easy! . The 12 hour racers will plot all the points.
 
6. What does mostly marked course mean?
Mostly marked course means that the run, bike, and paddle will be flagged with pink or orange flagging. The only part of the course that is not marked is the  part you will use your pre-plotted map for - again this is not navigation - its following a map - anybody can do this part. 
 
7. Do you have solo boats for rent ?
will have boats you can use. - might have a bit of a specail challange here. :)
 
8. Can we bring our own boats for the race?
Yes, you can bring your own boats for the sprint or 6 and 12 hour. It must be a canoe or Kayak, solo or Tandem.
 
9. Can we predrop pfds and paddles with the boats at the 6 and 12 hour boat drop?
Yes you can - however ANYTHING else you pre-drop you will have to carry back to TA with you during the race - you cant leave water, food, containers or ANYTHING else at the boat drop except - pfds,paddles and 3rd seats (see below). 
 
10. Are all items on the Gear list required?
Yes, we must require that you have adequate means of self support in the event you get of course and get lost. No exceptions.
 
11. Any guidance on how many times we might see TA during the 12 hour race? 
You will be in and out of TA several times during the race.
 
12. What time are you aiming for the winners to finish the 12 hour race?
Between 9 and 12 hours - also depends on who shows up to race - some teams are extremely fast - and some are just fast.
 
13. How many seats do the rental canoes have for the 6 and 12 hour?
For both races the canoes have 2 seats. For the 6 and 12 hour 3 person teams it is recommend that a 3rd seat be purchased or borrowed. There are 2 types that most folks use. You can predrop these with your boats and leave them once finished paddling. 
Sling type: http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___70082
Rigid type: http://store.springcreek.com/Seats/Seats/Spring-Creek-s-Drop-In-Seat-With-clamps-p1577.html
 
14. Will the 6 and 12 hour boat drop be a manned checkpoint to protect our gear and boats from theft? (No boat drop for the Sprint)
No if you don't like where your boats are you must take them back to T.A. only in T.A. will there be race staff to whatch your boats. But the boat drop in near T.A.
 
 

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