Pangea Adventure Racing Elite events are advanced level races requiring a higher level of navigational skills and greater physical conditioning to be competitive. Teams use topographic maps, aerial maps and/or local park maps to determine location, distance, direction, and follow bearings necessary distances. Often there may be multiple options on route choices between check points—it is each team’s challenge to choose what they think is the best and safest route. Teams consist of 2-4 people and can be co-ed or non co-ed. The length of our Elite races varies from 6 hours to 30 hours.
Participants receive performance shirt & swag bag provided by our sponsors. Late registrants may receive generic Pangea Adventure Racing shirt. Bring chair and enjoy post race awards / raffle and light post race meal.
Distances for each discipline and venue vary as do local conditions. Usual targets are for teams to spend similar amounts of time in each discipline.
Canoes, canoe paddles, and life vest are provided for all teams. Details will be provided at pre race meeting for teams wishing to use personal paddles or life vest.
Rules: with 1 point penalty per infraction.
Team member seperation may not exceed 100 meters during event.
During bike section bike helmet must be properly worn.
During paddle life vest must be properly worn.
Course specific rules of travel or additional rules will be announced at pre-race meeting.
Time penalties exist for all events with penalties beginning after announced finishing time.
-.01 second after announced finishing time = 1 point
-10.01 minutes after announced finishing time = 2 points
-20.01 minutes after announced finishing time = 3 points
-30.01 minutes after announced finishing time = OT (Over Time)
Minimum Gear Requirements are mandatory entire race
and must be in working order when checked. On course gear checks
possible with 1 point penalty per infraction.
Per Person: Bike & bike helmet, Hydration capacity minimum of 2 liters, Whistle.
Team: Compass, Cell phone, Permanent Marker.
Nocturnal events Mandatory entire course same as above plus:
Per Person: Two glow sticks, head lamp, bike front white light (head lamp), bike rear red light.
Additional Gear to consider:
Waterproof dry bag for cell phone
Food & nutrition to last event
Bike tube, pump
Duct tape can always be helpful. (Wrap 3 meters around small stick and throw in backpack)
Back up compass
Additional lights, batteries for nocturnal events