Pangea Adventure Racing: Nocturnal Challenge Adventure Race

August 23, 2014

Nocturnal Challenge AR

SPORT 5 Hour and ELITE 18 Hour Adventure Race

 
Good to know for each Adventure Race:
 
Photos:
Teams  |  Race Day/Night  |  Mark Schweder Albums: 1, 2, 3
 
Race Reports:
 

 
Big thanks to everyone who raced the 2014 Nocturnal Challenge AR! We've gotten a lot of positive feedback from the racers in person and through email.
 
We also got positive feedback from the park who were impressed with the lack of footprint we left. Like always, you racers left no trace and showed how we can all use the beautiful land around us without damaging it.
 
It was our first time at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and we were equally impressed with the way they keep their park intact and the hospitality they showed towards us. Also thanks to the Suwannee River Water Management District for all the work that they do and the Suwannee Bicycle Association for maintaining the bike trails in the area.
 

 
As for the action, both races proved to be challenging but clearing the course was achievable.
 
The Elite Race got off to a sizzling start with a Foot section during the hottest part of the day. In a race of this length there is no reason to burn out early and for the most part teams paced themselves well.
 
Next up was a fun paddle along the Suwannee River featuring a few quick rapids at Big Shoals and Little Shoals. Unfortunately the water level was low which made these sections a little harder to navigate through. Some teams got through perfectly, most had to walk the boat at spots, and some went for a swim.
 
After that was the first Bike section which took the race into the darkness. This proved to be a great challenge for most teams and some never made it out afterwards. The heat had taken its toll and an explosive rain storm came a little too late.
 
Teams that moved on persevered through the night collecting CPs. In the end NW Florida AR showed they were superior on this day clearing the course one hour before their closest competition. The other three teams to clear, Team Hammer, Wet Feet AR, & Mojitos on Monday, were amazingly all seconds apart. This race was no picnic and down the line there were a few near misses and a leaderboard full of awesome performances.
 
The Sport Racers were greeted by the heavy downpour just showing up and settling in for the event. Luckily the storm passed before the start and everything was fine from there.
 
This course was basically a shortened version of the Elite course and it showed as almost the full five hours was needed for the top teams. With that being said time flew by with many lead changes throughout. 
 
The top four all cleared and were running neck-and-neck the entire time. The Cow Tipping Dwarfs came from behind on the boat section to their second Nocturnal Challenge in a row! The next three, Epic Saddlebaggers, Broccoli Covered Powder Babies, & WAHIRO all finished minutes behind.
 
Every team got out on all three disciplines so that is a success. Paddling the still night waters had a creepy feel to it with a cool fog hanging over. Some people are afraid to race in the daylight so we are always impressed with you who come out at night and try the next level.
 

 
We had a blast at the Nocturnal Challenge AR this year and we hope you did too. The Elite race in August always takes a toll on racers because it is a long time to battle in heat like this. The area was new and we think it offered a lot. Thanks to all our faithful racers for traveling a little further than normal and we're glad the location opened up an opportunity for some other teams to make the trip. Hopefully we can take advantage of this venue again in the future.
 

 
Location:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park (map)
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive
White Springs, FL 32096
 

 

Registration Deadlines

Early ends: 07/01/2014

Regular ends: 07/29/2014

Late ends: 08/18/2014


Sport Race Leaderboard

 
#
Div
Team Name
Trek
Paddle
Bike
Pts
Time
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    1
    M-4
    Cow Tipping Dwarfs
    4
    3
    6
    13
    04:44:00
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    2
    M-4
    Epic Saddlebaggers
    4
    3
    6
    13
    04:46:00
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    3
    M-2
    Broccoli Covered Powder Babies
    4
    3
    6
    13
    04:48:00
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    4
    M-2
    WAHIRO
    4
    3
    6
    13
    04:49:00
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    5
    C-4
    Family Haulers
    4
    2
    6
    12
    04:48:00
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    6
    M-3
    Neptunes
    4
    1
    6
    10
    05:04:00
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    7
    C-2
    Tean Adventure
    3
    2
    5
    9
    05:03:00
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    8
    F-2
    Headstrong
    2
    0
    2
    OT
    05:34:00
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    9
    C-4
    Stache
    1
    0
    2
    OT
    05:42:00

Elite Race Leaderboard

 
#
Div
Team Name
Trek
Paddle
Bike
Pts
Time
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    1
    M-3
    NW Florida AR
    12
    8
    18
    38
    15:50:00
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    2
    C-4
    Team Hammer
    12
    8
    18
    38
    16:51:32
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    3
    C-3
    Wet Feet AR
    12
    8
    18
    38
    16:51:43
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    4
    M-2
    Mojitos on Monday
    12
    8
    18
    38
    16:51:52
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    5
    C-2
    Endeavor Racing
    11
    8
    18
    37
    17:31:41
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    6
    M-2
    Clean up on isle 12
    11
    8
    18
    37
    17:42:41
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    7
    M-4
    Chunk
    12
    8
    17
    37
    17:50:10
  • Show Team Details
    8
    M-2
    Nature Calls
    11
    8
    17
    36
    17:31:40
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    9
    M-3
    Off in the Woods
    10
    8
    18
    36
    17:44:44
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    10
    M-3
    Primal Instinct
    11
    8
    16
    35
    17:38:19
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    11
    M-2
    Florida Xtreme/ Hunter
    8
    8
    18
    34
    16:02:00
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    12
    M-4
    3 eagles and a beaver
    12
    8
    13
    33
    17:26:02
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    13
    M-2
    404 Racing
    10
    8
    14
    32
    17:44:22
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    14
    C-2
    Team America
    10
    8
    12
    30
    17:23:49
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    15
    C-2
    Team Disoriented
    10
    8
    12
    30
    17:23:50
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    16
    M-3
    Canyoneros
    10
    8
    11
    29
    16:43:00
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    17
    M-2
    Knee Deep
    5
    5
    14
    24
    16:16:00
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    18
    M-2
    Dead Money
    6
    8
    6
    20
    16:18:00
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    19
    C-2
    FigJam
    5
    5
    6
    16
    10:14:00
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    20
    C-2
    Argh Matie
    5
    5
    6
    15
    09:29:00
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    21
    M-3
    Mia's Misfits
    5
    5
    5
    15
    11:49:00
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    22
    M-2
    LOST BOYS
    5
    5
    4
    14
    11:07:00
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    23
    M-4
    Sofa King Fast
    5
    5
    4
    14
    13:13:00
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    24
    M-2
    Team JAX
    5
    5
    3
    13
    07:42:00
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    25
    M-3
    By the hair of our chinny chin chins
    5
    5
    0
    10
    05:48:00