Ron Eaglin, co-designer of this year's Luminescent AR, wrote post on his blog - eaglinar.blogspot.com - all about this year's event. Here is an excerpt from his post. Check out the entire article with a maps and recaps here.
Luminescent Adventure Race
I designed the course for the Luminescent Adventure Race. I also got to hear a lot of the stories of the teams as they completed the course. Here are some notes and some of their stories
The Course Design
This course was long and complex. I wanted to design a course that would challenge the top teams in each race to have to race at 100% to clear the course. I was looking for 1-3 teams to clear - but with no time to spare in each race. One team (Gecko/Bike Works) did clear the sport. No team cleared the Elite course - but a few came close. The elite race had 35 checkpoints (including the prolog) an the sport race had 17. The paddle area of Mosquito Lagoon naturally lent itself to challenging navigation in the paddle - and at night it was even more challenging.