The Cradle of Liberty Adventure Race
June 28-29, 2014 It's a surprise!....we'll tell you later, PA
100ish miles/26 Hours
2014 marks the return of our premier race! Join us for an epic 26 hours of adventure.
This year's course features renowned mountain
biking, a significant point-to-point trek that will have racers bushwhacking and testing their off-trail navigation skills, and unforgettable natural features, all on land never before used in
adventure racing - and it offers participants two extra hours to play in the woods! Racers can expect rugged terrain, a remote "wilderness" feel, and more than seventy checkpoints, all within
two hours of Philadelphia. It’s an event not to be missed!
The event is ideal for experienced racers, and for those teams ready to step up to the next level of racing. Team work and stamina will define the top finishers.
Have you raced with us before? .........think you know the course? Think again! We're going places we've never been before.
The 2014 Cradle of Liberty is a USARA Regional Qualifier and a member of the North American Adventure Racing Series.
We proudly celebrate our 11th year of community service supporting the Gift of Life Donor Program. The sleepless night you will spend is for those who wait every night for the gift of life.
Designer/Race Directors: Abigail Perkiss, Brent Freedland
Abby and Brent have been adventure racing for several
years and helped bring team GOALS ARA to being ranked as one of the top AR teams in the nation. They have competed both nationally and internationally in events, and bring with them a wealth of
knowledge and experience in both racing and course designing. They have designed everything from sprint races up to 24+ hour events.
Take a peek at a previous race.......
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:
$200 per person for those that register by May 28
$225 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
DOWN LOAD AND MAIL IN REGISTRATION
Raising money for organ donor awareness!
Racing teams can get involved in helping defray their race costs and
raise for The Gift of Life Donor Program all at the same time!
For each $100 the racer raises, $20 will be deducted from your registration fee!
You could race for free!
All proceeds and pledge money will go to the The Gift of Life Donor Program
Racing for this great cause is both rewarding for participants, volunteers, spectators, and sponsors.
To find out more about team pledges....
All racers are required to carry the mandatory minimum gear. For the list of gear requirements click here
USARA Regional Qualifier Information
Coed and Open divisions must qualify at a USARA Regional Qualifier in order to register for the USARA Adventure Race National Championship. Teams that have qualified as a Coed team are allowed to race in the Open division, however teams that qualify as an Open team may not register in the Coed division.
Coed Division - Premier Division
The 1st place coed team from each regional qualifying race will receive a $400.00 sponsorship, provided by the regional qualifying race, to be applied to the teams entry fee for the USARA Adventure Race National Championship™.
The top 4 teams from each regional qualifying race qualify to compete in the USARA Adventure Race National Championship. This is a roll down system: If one of the top 4 teams does not accept, the slot will roll down to the 5th place team, etc. until 4 teams accept. Teams have 14 days from the day the USARA sends the National invitation to accept and submit a deposit before the slot rolls down to the next team.
The top 4 open teams (all male or all female) from each regional qualifying race qualify to compete in the USARA Adventure Race National Championship. This is a roll down system: If one of the top 4 teams does not accept, the slot will roll down to the 5th place team, etc. until 4 teams accept. Teams have 14 days from the day the USARA sends the National invitation to accept and submit a deposit before the slot rolls down to the next team.
Coed Masters Division
The coed masters division at the USARA Adventure Race National Championship is open registration (masters teams do not have to qualify). All members of masters teams must be 44 years old by December 31, 2014. Contact the USARA to register your Masters team.
GOALS ARA WILL SUBMIT THE RACE RESULTS DIRECTLY TO USARA.
TEAMS DO NOT NEED TO PRE REGISTER WITH USARA
North American Adventure Race Series Information
For a team to be registered for the North American Adventure Racing Series they must comply with the following requirements:
Your team must register for the series on the Racers page
Your team must be registered for the NAARS event you are participating in a MINIMUM week prior to the event date.
If you find that your team is not listed on the NAARS TEAMS PAGE within 2 days of the race you are participating in contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724.205.6450
In order to be credited points, you or your team must be registered for the division you are racing in. Registration and points do not carry over from separate divisions. Your team may have up to 8 people on your roster and 1 substitute per race. You must race with these people to receive credit at an event.
For additional information on how to register for NAARS go to: http://www.northamericanar.com/#!racers/c21tl
Teams will be competing for the potential of over $40,000 in prizes through GOALS, USARA, and NAARS. The top prizes will be awarded to the coed 3 open division.
The top 4 Coed and the top 4 Open (all male or all female) teams will receive an invitation to the 2014 USARA Adventure Race National Championship.
The top placing Coed team will receive USARA Regional Champions Jackets.
The top placing Coed team will receive a $400 Regional Qualifier sponsorship from GOALS ARA to be applied towards their entry fee into the 2014 USARA Adventure race National championship.
The top placing Coed team will receive an additional $100 Regional Qualifier entry fee sponsorship from AIX Group.
This event provides 10 additional USARA national ranking points
Below is a sample of prizes that we be available
-- 3 NAARS CHAMPION JACKETS: Illuminite
- 6 STAINLESS STEEL RECYCLED BOTTLES: Liberty Bottle Works
- 4 LAMPS/LIGHTS: Princeton Tec
- 6 PAIRS OF SOCKS: Darn Tough Vermont Sock
- SAFTEY GEAR PACKAGE: Adventure Medical Kits
- 4 EYEWEAR RETAINERS: Cablz Eyewear
- 4 POIDUM HATS: Headsweats
- 6 PAIRS OF RUNNING SHOES: Scott Running Shoes
- 3 GPS/ ALTIMETER WATCHES: Highgear
- CLIMBING GEAR PACKAGE: Mammut
- 4 DRY BAGS: Sea to Summit
- 6 SKIN CARE/ RECOVERY PACKAGES: Toast & Dr. Greenfield's
- 3 PAIRS OF MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR: Zem Minimalist Footwear
- 2 FREE ENDURANCE NUTRITIONAL CONSULTS: Fischer Nutrition
- ALL PURPOSE WATERPROOFER & WASH KITS: Nikwax
- 4 PRO DEALS FOR CW-X COMPRESSION:
- STICKERS, BANNERS AND MORE.