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Dark Sky Challenge
12 & 4 Hour Adventure Race
July 27, 2024

The Dark Sky Challenge adventure race will take place on July 27, 2024. Beat the heat and race the sunrise. Join us in West Central Florida on fast rolling single track, beautiful trekking trails through old Oak canopies, and paddle back in time on sheltered, undeveloped, Florida waterways. Participants can choose to compete in one of the following categories: solo, 2-person, 3-person, or 4-person teams. Teams will be in either the coed or open (same-gender) divisions.


12 Hour Race

7 PM, Saturday, July 27

8 PM, Saturday, July 27

8 AM, Sunday, July 28
4 Hour Race

6 PM, Saturday, July 27

7 PM, Saturday, July 27

11 PM, Saturday, April 27


Course Design

The 4 hour adventure race is designed for newer or family teams looking to learn about the sport of adventure racing and challenge themselves in a beautiful environment. The navigation is designed to be easy to understand and traverse interesting landmarks on each discipline. 

The 12 hour race is for more seasoned competitors with challenging navigation demanding strategic route choices. Many locations will be remote and difficult to get to but will have rarely seen and unique features and wildlife. 


Everyone on the team needs to be present at check-in to receive maps and race instructions. Please read the following information about waivers, rules, and gear to be thoroughly prepared.


Please download and fill out the Off the Grid Racing Liability Waiver form for each team member before arriving at check-in on race day. This will allow the process to go more smoothly and get everyone their maps and passports quickly so everyone has more time to prepare before race start.


Please download and review the Off the Grid Racing Rules List. A printed copy of this rules list is mandatory gear for each team racing. 


Off the Grid Racing will provide all canoes, paddles, and PFDs. Teams are permitted to bring their own paddle gear. A teams paddle gear must be stored in a paddle bag, secured together, and well marked for easy retrieval. Please be aware that there may be times that teams using their own paddle gear will be required to transport that gear themselves. This will be indicated in the race instructions.

Please download and review the Mandatory Gear List. A printed copy of this list must be carried by all teams during the race. Any event may have a mandatory gear check at any point in a race.


Race Fees

4 Hour Race

$90 per racer

12 Hour Race

$150 per racer



1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:
  • Coed (2, 3, 4)
  • Open Male (2, 3, 4)
  • Open Female (2, 3, 4)
  • Solo Male
  • Solo Female


Registration Soon
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