The Savage Adventure Race

Saturday May 9, 2015

Bethlehem, PA

10 miles/3 hour sprint course

20 miles/6 hour adventure race



The Savage Adventure Race is a great race for those new to the sport, as well as for those seasoned athletes looking for a challenge. We'll give you 6 hours to complete the 20 mile course.


This year's course features a start/finish area at Sand Island Park, a beautiful river paddle on the Lehigh River and canal, plus some excellent mountain biking trails at the Walking Purchase/Lehigh Upland Preserve.


Approximate race distances.......
5 miles of running, trekking, orienteering
10 miles of mountain biking
5 miles of canoe paddling plus fun team challenges.


If you can't commit to the day for the 6 hour course, or are just getting your athletic toes back up and running, then try out the 3 hour adventure sprint. You'll get all the challenge and fun of the longer course but with half the distances. Expect about 2.5 miles on foot and paddle, and 5 miles on bike.

No navigational “plotting” experience required for either race. If you can read a map, you can do this !

Grab some friends and come on out for a great, fun challenge!



Course Designer: Jeff Bell

Jeff is an accomplished athlete, and has been adventure racing for well over a decade in all levels of events. He has raced locally, regionally, and nationally, including 24+ hour events.  We are excited to welcome Jeff to our design team in 2015!

Race Day Details

8am-9:45am Race Check in


9:00am Introduction to Adventure Racing Briefing for those new to the sport


10:00am Team Meeting


10:30 Race Start for both 3 & 6 hour races

Team Categories

Solo male and female

Single gender team of 2 or 3
Co-ed team of 2 or 3
Masters Division (combined team age of 120 years for team of 3)
Masters single gender team of 2 or  3
Masters Co-ed team of 3

Registration Details

Race Registration fee: 20 mile course
$75 per person for those that register by April 9
$80 per person after that date as spaces permit


Race Registration fee: 10 mile course

$50 per person for those that register by April 9
$55 per person after that date as spaces permit


Price includes: ultra wicking T-shirt; canoe, paddle, PFD rental; goodie bag; post race food; maps; passport


registration Savage 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [99.6 KB]

Lodging Options

There are several hotel options in the area. Below are a few suggestions:


The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Lane, Bethlehem, PA 18015



The Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 West North Street  Bethlehem, PA 18018



Hampton Inn & Suites

200 Gateway Drive Bethlehem, PA 18018



Race benefits the American Cancer Society. We are asking each racer to try and raise at least $50 for this organization. See fundraising page.

Gear List

All racers are required to carry the mandatory minimum gear. For the list of gear requirements click here.


Various prizes will be awarded at the race, with the top prize going to those teams in the 3 person co-ed gender division.