18 & 6 Hour Adventure Race
April 27, 2024
The inaugural Sufferfest in the Styx adventure race will take place on April 27, 2024. The race will start at the Kate's Fish Camp. This is a stunning course that spans miles of Newnans Lake shoreline and two major tributaries, Camps Canal and the legendary River Styx. The area is home to a diverse range of wetlands, including depression marshes, dome swamps, and the majestic Gum Root Swamp making for strategic navigation choices. 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.
18 Hour Race
5 AM, Saturday, April 27
6 AM, Saturday, April 27
12 AM, Sunday, April 28
6 Hour Race
9 AM, Saturday, April 27
10 AM, Saturday, April 27
4 PM, Saturday, April 27
The 6 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 18 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. Additionally, the 18 hour event will have racers moving after sundown introducing another layer of complexity to solve.
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.