NEW VENUE FOR 2013
The SXT 5 will feature 12 hours of mountain biking, paddling, trekking, swimming (with PFD), and navigation through virgin AR territory - Laurel River Lake Recreation Area, London, Kentucky. The area combines some of the best features of Cave Run Lake and the Red River Gorge, with great paddling, sweet mountain biking trails and beautiful clifflines with rock shelters, waterfalls and more! Here's a link to the US Forest Service website and a link to the Corps of Engineers website, both full of interesting and helpful information.
The course design will be flexible, to allow participants to tailor the race to their abilities. Solid navigation skills will be needed to complete the course, however. This race is not recommended for beginners. If you're new to adventure racing, please consider the Unbridled AR Series, or volunteering!
The race is open to soloists and teams of 2, 3 and 4 (male, female and co-ed). The entry fee is $125 and includes waterproof maps, wicking race shirt, post-race meal, USARA sanctioning and Regional Qualifier sponsorship, course vetting, door prizes, and more!
If you are not a USARA member, you will need to purchase a 1-day membership for $8 or a 1-year membership for $35. If you are a USARA member, you must present a current USARA card at check-in. If you do not have your current USARA card, you will be required to purchase a 1-day membership and will be reimbursed $5 of the fee by USARA.
London - Laurel County Tourist Commission
Thanks for your support of outdoor recreation
in and around London and Laurel County!
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Baymont Inn & Suites in Corbin, Kentucky, will serve as the host hotel for the SXT 5. This modern and attractive hotel rates a 4 out of 5 with 113 reviews on Trip Advisor. Free wi-fi and continental breakfast, of course, but how about a pool and hot tub inside a sunny solarium? The hotel is 17 miles from the start/finish area. Baymont is offering a 20% discount to racers. Call the hotel directly (606-523-9040) and mention "Sheltowee Adventure Race." A standard room for 2 adults would be $68.79. There are several room and suite options from which to choose, however. Racers will be able to check in at the hotel on Friday evening, if they prefer. Click on the image below for additional information about the host hotel.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
6 am - 8 am Check-in
8 am Pre-race briefing & map distribution
9 am Race start
9 pm Race finish
10 pm Awards ceremony
All activities will take place at the Laurel River Lake Picnic Shelter area northeast of the dam.
"Sheltowee" means "Big Turtle" and
was the name given to Daniel Boone
by Shawnee Chief Blackfish
Mark your calendar!
Registration closes two weeks
prior to race day - no exceptions!
| midnight 6.19.13 |
We have a limited number of canoes and kayaks available to rent. Canoes are $40 per boat and will hold up to 3 racers. Kayaks are $35 per boat and will hold only one person (no tandems). Please indicate boat rental on your registration form and pay for your boat with your entry fee.
Rental canoes come with canoe paddles and PFDs. Rental kayaks come with kayak paddles and PFDs. You are welcome to use your own PFDs and/or paddles and will not be required to carry them during the race. You will be given an opportunity to stage paddling gear prior to the race start.
We will have unique awards handcrafted by local artisans for the top finishers in the race, thanks to the generous sponsorship of L & N Federal Credit Union, a Kentucky financial cooperative since 1954. L & N has great rates, great products and great people all over the Commonwealth. Visit them online at www.lnfcu.com
USARA Regional Qualifier:
The SXT 5 is a Regional Qualifier for the USARA Adventure Race National Championship in the mountain biking mecca known as Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana
October 4 - 5, 2013
How the divisions work:
Teams will be ranked and awards will be given in each division:
For purposes of qualifying for the USARA National Championship, the 3 and 4-person divisions will be combined, with the top four teams in each combined division qualifying in male, female and co-ed categories. The race director reserves the right to include 2-person teams in the event fewer than four teams are registered in the 3 and 4-person divisions.
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