The Krista Griesacker Memorial Adventure Race
July 27, 2013
50 miles/12 hours
Breathtaking views, challenging terrain, and captivating wilderness, set the scene for this 12 hour race of challenge and adventure. Join us in honoring and commemorating a dear friend, fellow
adventure racer, and fellow search and rescue instructor, who died while training a few years ago.
Krista spent many years training and instructing at the Civil Air Patrol's Search and Rescue School, based at Hawk Mountain, PA. Proceeds from the race will go to benefit that volunteer school. Teams of 2 to 3 racers will face the seemingly unending challenges of Hawk Mountain including: rugged terrain, lots of elevation changes, and awesome scenery.
Be prepared for foot orienteering, mountain biking, biking on roads, canoe paddling, rappelling, ascending, obstacle course, challenging navigation and a great event!
NO UTM PLOTTING REQUIRED
Grab some friends and come on out for a great, fun challenge!
This is a spectator friendly race!!
Team check in Friday July 26 6pm-8:15pm
8:30pm team meeting
Race begins 7am Saturday July 17
TEAM CHECK IN TAKES PLACE FRIDAY EVENING JULY 26 6-8:15PM
TEAM MEETING 8:30 PM
RACE BEGINS 7AM ON THE 27TH
The Civil Air Patrol base is located near Interstate 78, half way between Harrisburg and Allentown. From Interstate 78 get off at Exit #34 (old Exit #11) Lenhartsville-PA Route 143. Turn north (left) on PA Route 143 and proceed approximately 5 miles to an intersection that has a Sonoco gas station. Turn left onto Hawk Mountain Road. In about 100 yards the road forks, stay to the left. Stay on this road for approximately 10 minutes (3 miles). Turn left onto Pine Swamp Road. School is 1 mile down on the left hand side road.
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 Registration fee:
$115 per person for those that register by July 9 - PRICE EXTENDED JUST FOR YOU!
$130 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
DOWNLOAD AND MAIL IN REGISTRATION
Tent camping at Civil Air Patrol base for FREE. No hot water, no flushing toilets.
Blue Rocks Campground
Hawk Mountain Bed and Breakfast
Racing teams can get involved in helping defray their race costs and
raise money for The Civil Air Patrol all at the same time!
For each $100 the racer raises, $10 will be subtracted from
their registration fee!
You could race for free!
All proceeds and pledge money will go to the
Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol Search and Rescue Program.
Racing for this great cause is both rewarding for participants, volunteers, spectators, and sponsors.
All racers are required to carry the mandatory minimum gear. For the list of gear requirements click here
June 24- gear list was updated
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - TEAM ALTIMETER
Various gear prizes will be awarded at the race, with the top prizes going to the coed/3 division winners. The 1st place winner in the coed/3 division will receive $400 for their entry fee to USARA Nationals. They will also win USARA team jackets.
In addition there will be prizes worth up to $4,000 from the North American Adventure Race Series as well as Prestige Championship Jackets for the winning coed team of 3.