Join Us for the Team Virtus New Year’s Adventure Non-Race
Okay, we’ve kept it a secret for long enough, and now it’s time to spill the beans. The masterminds behind Team Virtus are putting together a mock-adventure race on Jan 1st, 2010. If you’re reading this, then you’re invited. HOWEVER… we make no guarantees. This race could be the worst thing ever created since this was invented (actually… I might order one of those).
We’ve never attempted something like this before, and we clearly don’t know what the hell we’re doing. This might be a total waste of your time. It might be too easy or too hard. It might be boring. It might be stupid. It might not be worth the effort.
On the other hand… It could be an absolute blast!!!
Either way, if you want to come then you need to let us know immediately. We need to know how many people to expect so we can get enough maps printed. You also need to make arrangements for your own canoe/kayak. If you REALLY want to come and can’t beg/borrow/or steal one, then we might be able to rent an extra one for you. But you have to let us know – like yesterday.
And if you’re a beginner, that’s cool. I’d be happy to help you out or even do the course with you to get your feet wet. Since I set up most of the course (don’t yell at me if it sucks!), I’m not really going to do the race for time anyway.
The tentative start time is 9:00 AM on Friday, Jan 1st at or near McCubbins Point, near Osage Beach. You should plan on being there by 8:00 AM, though, so you can plot your points (again if you’re new to this, we can help you) and make sure you’re ready to go.
There are roughly 14 checkpoints to hit, and you can plan on roughly 2-4 miles of paddling, 4-8 miles of trekking, and 12-18 miles of mt. biking. How long should it take you? I have no idea. I’m guessing anywhere from 4 – 7 hours. This is an unsupported, unsanctioned, uninsured event. So participate at your own risk.
Right now, confirmed participants are Bob Jenkins, Casey Lamb, Zack Lamb, Darin Layman (our newest teammate), and myself. If you want to take part in the shenanigans, then you need to post in the comments section and we can figure it out.
And once again, beginners are not only welcome, they are encouraged to come along. It’ll be a great way to get a taste of adventure racing for a small fee – and by a small fee I mean absolutely FREE (unless you need to rent a canoe).
So, who’s got enough strength, power through courage, and bravery (that’s what Virtus means by the way) to join us?