Pangea Adventure Racing: Turkey Burn Adventure Race

November 30, 2013

Turkey Burn AR

SPORT 4 Hour and ELITE 12 Hour Adventure Race

 
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Congratulations to the 2013 Point Series Champions!

Premier Point Series Champions Premier Division Open Division Champions Open Division
1st Honey Stinger 1st Canyoneros
2nd Mojitos On Monday 2nd Sheriff's Posse
3rd Team BikeWorks / Team Gecko 3rd Nature Calls
4th Swamp Gators 4th Crew Zen
5th You And Us All    
 

 
Way back in November of 2007, Pangea Adventure Racing held its first ever event with the Turkey Burn AR. A lot has changed over the years but it's awesome to know we've kept a lot of friends from that first day and have made plenty more since.
 
The 2013 Turkey Burn AR was another great and unique Championship Event. Qualified Premier and Open Elite teams from the annual Point Series were joined by some other great competition we would love to see more of. The Sport race was flooded with some of the best talent in that division. As experienced spectators, these are the types of races we love.
 
In the Elite, there was a heck of a competition going on. Teams biked away from campus at 4 a.m. with only the gear on their backs and didn't return for a long time. There was a lot of back and forth early, but entering Boat 2 the overall top four really took shape. Eventual winners Endeavor Racing and eventual point series champions Honey Stinger were literally neck and neck for the next four hours (check out the split times). Mojitos on Monday were keeping pace in third and Team Super Frogs settled in behind them.
 
Unfortunately during the Bike back to the Main TA, Honey Stinger suffered from a major bike accident. It essentially handed Endeavor the win but thankfully it didn't take them out of the race. Wanda was in great pain but she amazingly gutted it out. Endeavor, who witnessed the crash, couldn't believe it. In the end Honey Stinger managed to clear the course and outlast the Mojitos by almost three minutes to become the 2013 Premier Division Champions (Read about it in their race report).
 
The Open Division was also decided in exciting fashion. The teams were back and forth and side by side throughout. In the end the Canyoneros, who just celebrated their two-year AR anniversary last month, took home the well earned Championship. We are really proud of these guys who jumped into Elite racing with no experience and have worked tirelessly to get better. They started at the bottom and made great strides in 2013 and we look forward to seeing them continue to improve (Check out their race report).
 
Just a few points back were the Sheriff's Posse who were also celebrating a two-year AR anniversary. It was the Turkey Burn AR in 2011 when Craig first showed up and got his dad out there racing more than ever. Taking on more Elite races and adding Hank to the team for longer ones allowed them place impressively in the final standings. It is an awesome accomplishment.
 
Onto the Sport where the action was fast and furious like always. While the Elite teams went on an expedition, this race was truly more of an urban adventure utilizing a lot of the UCF campus. The Foot and Bike sections played out very fast with the Boat section taking most teams twice and sometimes three-times as long. Two-thirds of all teams cleared the course making the race for the top spot very competitive.
 
In the end the Rum Runners added another win to their long resume with us. In fact, the team repeated as champions of this race from last year. They started the race on Boat and ended up having the fastest time for that section all day. No surprise that the Cow Tipping Dwarfs were right there. They effortlessly cleared the Bike then Foot but just needed to be a little bit faster to take this one. The Dwarfs raced every race this year (minus the Sea 2 Sea) and never fell out of the top five in Sport competition. They've had one heck of a year. The top three was rounded out by first-time racers Team Zackless who we hope to see return for more. Down the line everyone did a great job racing and even a better job having a good time.
 

 
The University of Central Florida (UCF) was an interesting choice of venue but we think it turned out very well. It was a fun change of pace from the deep woods we are all used to. Big thanks to them for allowing us to use their campus. This area is sort of Pangea's backyard so it was fun for us to take you guys through it.
 
The Turkey Burn AR was designed by Dave Brault & Jim Feudner who have been putting on this race since before Pangea existed. They developed legit Sport and Elite courses within the urban landscape which isn't very easy. We heard nothing but good words from racers during and after the race and can't wait to see what they come up with next year. 
 
There is so much to cover but only so much room to do it in. Like always, if you have a story or a Race Report or even just a good word to say let us know. Contact Us directly or use Facebook and Twitter to reach out. We love hearing from you.
 
Once again thank you to everyone who raced the Turkey Burn AR or any race this year. We can't believe it's been six full seasons of putting on these events and we will continue to do so as long as you guys want an awesome active alternative. You and us are the best kept secret out there and we look forward to seeing you again.
 

 
Location:
University of Central Florida (UCF)
Memory Mall, Parking Lot D (map)
Orlando, FL 32816

Registration Deadlines

Early ends: 10/15/2013

Regular ends: 10/29/2013

Late ends: 11/25/2013


Sport Race Leaderboard

 
#
Div
Team Name
Trek
Paddle
Bike
Pts
Time
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    1
    M-2
    Rum Runners
    7
    7
    7
    21
    02:31:21
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    2
    M-4
    Cow Tipping Dwarfs
    7
    7
    7
    21
    02:36:57
  • Show Team Details
    3
    M-4
    Team Zackless
    7
    7
    7
    21
    02:50:58
  • Show Team Details
    4
    C-2
    Camp-Pain
    7
    7
    7
    21
    02:54:36
  • Show Team Details
    5
    M-2
    Team Ag
    7
    7
    7
    21
    02:54:46
  • Show Team Details
    6
    C-3
    The Posse
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:03:20
  • Show Team Details
    7
    C-2
    LoveIsOurResistance
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:04:05
  • Show Team Details
    8
    M-3
    Bodycoach
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:04:51
  • Show Team Details
    9
    M-3
    Special Ed
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:12:30
  • Show Team Details
    10
    M-2
    Pinnacle MobFit
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:19:15
  • Show Team Details
    11
    C-2
    One Tiny Team
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:26:11
  • Show Team Details
    12
    M-2
    Running On Empty
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:27:04
  • Show Team Details
    13
    M-2
    Mixed Nuts
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:30:05
  • Show Team Details
    14
    C-4
    8 Alphas
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:34:40
  • Show Team Details
    15
    M-2
    Me, Myself, and that guy
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:41:30
  • Show Team Details
    16
    M-3
    Borple.com
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:41:38
  • Show Team Details
    17
    C-4
    Are we done yet?
    7
    7
    7
    21
    03:47:48
  • Show Team Details
    18
    C-2
    Tiger Tail
    7
    6
    7
    20
    03:43:31
  • Show Team Details
    19
    F-3
    Coconutz
    7
    5
    6
    18
    03:52:56
  • Show Team Details
    20
    C-4
    lost and confused
    7
    5
    6
    18
    03:53:58
  • Show Team Details
    21
    F-2
    Team Dynamos
    7
    7
    7
    18
    04:29:36
  • Show Team Details
    22
    C-2
    Accident Prone
    7
    3
    7
    17
    03:57:10
  • Show Team Details
    23
    C-4
    Bumps and Bruisers
    7
    2
    7
    16
    03:34:36
  • Show Team Details
    24
    C-4
    Thunder Buddies For Life
    7
    7
    2
    16
    03:48:10
  • Show Team Details
    25
    C-2
    WE-R-LATE
    7
    7
    0
    14
    03:38:35
  • Show Team Details
    26
    C-3
    Running-A-Muck
    3
    3
    4
    10
    03:28:50

Elite Race Leaderboard

 
#
Div
Team Name
Trek
Paddle
Bike
Pts
Time
  • Show Team Details
    1
    C-3
    Endeavor Racing
    24
    14
    21
    59
    10:01:11
  • Show Team Details
    2
    C-4
    Honey Stinger
    24
    14
    21
    59
    10:41:03
  • Show Team Details
    3
    C-4
    Mojitos on Monday
    24
    14
    21
    59
    10:43:55
  • Show Team Details
    4
    C-2
    Team Super Frogs
    24
    14
    21
    59
    11:16:49
  • Show Team Details
    5
    F-2
    Good'Nuff
    24
    14
    20
    56
    10:58:39
  • Show Team Details
    6
    M-2
    Canyoneros
    22
    14
    20
    56
    11:51:41
  • Show Team Details
    7
    M-2
    Sheriff's Posse
    24
    12
    18
    54
    11:48:26
  • Show Team Details
    8
    C-3
    We Blame Javan
    24
    12
    16
    52
    11:37:08
  • Show Team Details
    9
    M-2
    Nature Calls
    19
    14
    19
    52
    11:50:14
  • Show Team Details
    10
    C-4
    Team BikeWorks / Team Gecko
    17
    14
    18
    49
    11:54:47
  • Show Team Details
    11
    M-2
    Team McLovin
    17
    14
    17
    48
    11:39:36
  • Show Team Details
    12
    C-2
    Rainbows & Unicorns
    16
    11
    21
    48
    11:48:48
  • Show Team Details
    13
    M-4
    On Your Left
    17
    13
    16
    46
    11:50:45
  • Show Team Details
    14
    F-2
    Crew Zen
    17
    11
    17
    45
    11:35:50
  • Show Team Details
    15
    C-3
    Swamp Gators
    14
    13
    17
    44
    11:51:15
  • Show Team Details
    16
    C-2
    Just the Two of Us
    17
    11
    11
    39
    11:50:40
  • Show Team Details
    17
    M-2
    Bayshore Night Stalkers
    17
    11
    10
    37
    12:00:36
  • Show Team Details
    18
    M-2
    3 eagles and a beaver
    12
    10
    14
    35
    11:57:46
  • Show Team Details
    19
    F-2
    No Man's Land
    9
    11
    7
    27
    11:35:50
  • Show Team Details
    20
    C-3
    You And Us All
    16
    13
    15
    OT
    12:30:13