The Savage Adventure Race

Sunday October 17, 2021

Marsh Creek State Park, Downingtown PA

3 & 6 Hour Courses

Come on out and enjoy the fall weather! 


The Savage Adventure Race is a great race for those new to the sport of adventure racing, as well as for those seasoned athletes looking for a challenge. We'll give you either 3 or 6 hours to complete the fun-filled course on foot, boat and mountain bike!

Adventure racing is a fun sport that will have you running, paddling, biking, and thinking (yes your brain and teamwork are a must!). If you're tired of the "same old - same old" and want to add some creative sport to your life - then this one is for you! 

Get ready to grab a friend or two, and come on out for a day of outdoor adventure and teamwork. Want to try the race alone? No problem - we offer a solo division as well. 

How it works: On the morning of the event participants will be given a race map with the checkpoints pre-plotted on the maps. A fun opening activity will determine if your team will travel on foot, boat, or mountain bike first. You must visit every checkpoint together as a team, and you have either 3 or 6 hours to get to as many of these points as possible. The most points collected, and fastest time determines the winner. 

The paddling will be in either canoes for teams or single person kayaks for solo racers. You must bring your own mountain bike, and the trails are a combination of paved, dirt roads, and single track. The foot navigation section will have you running both on the trail and into the woods! 

The morning of the race we will also offer a pre-race mini adventure race training session, for those new to the sport. So don't be shy, come on out and try something new! If you've raced with us before, come on back -- no two adventure race courses are the same!!

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


Race Registration fee: 3 hour course

$60 per person for those that register by September 20

$70 per person after that date as spaces permit


Race Registration fee: 6 hour course

$80 per person for those that register by September 20
$90 per person after that date as spaces permit


Price includes: neck gaiter; canoe, paddle, PFD rental; goodie bag; maps; passport

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

Race Day Details

The main race area and parking will be at the West Boat Launch area of the park. Parking in that area is EXTREMELY limited, therefore we are asking that teams arrive in one team vehicle. Teams may meet at the pool area at the East Boat launch, and drive over in one vehicle. Everyone's cooperation and planning on this is greatly appreciated! 


Masks will be required at all times when operating around the main start finish/registration area, canoe TA, anytime interacting with volunteer or coming in proximity to another team. Let's be safe and responsible together! 


In order to maintain social distance to the best possible extent the 3 hour and 6 hour races will have different arrival and start times. More details to follow...


Marsh Creek State Park general information:

More detailed race information to follow as we get closer to the event



Please see our FUNDRAISING page on how you, your family, and friends can help support the plantings of the Bill Gibbons Memorial Forest


There are a number of local hotels in Exton, PA  about a 10 minute drive from the park. These are also close to a number of eating establishments and shopping. The Hampton Inn, Comfort Suites, and Residence Inn by Marriott are a few options. 


The Hampton Inn is currently offering a discounted room rate of $129/king room for our group.

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.




If you would like to speak to a GOALS staff member, pop us an email with your phone # and we'd be happy to call you back! 

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