To start the race, teams will do a short prologue, collecting 4 checkpoints before they receive the maps and passport. They can start the prologue at 6:30 am. The faster the teams complete the prologue, the longer time they will have to review the maps. Racers will board buses at 10 am and travel to New Market Gap, where the race will really start.
Teams pass back through the start location and head north on bike on technical single track. They will need to drop bikes and scramble up Duncan Knob, where they will have to take a team selfie.
Teams arrive at the transition area at Camp Roosevelt. Here they will have access to their gear bins to resupply. From here they head out on foot to complete a 6-point O-course in George Washington National Forest. Most of the points are off trail and will require navigation skills to locate. Teams head back to Camp Roosevelt once they have collect all the points.
Teams transition back to bike and head out to collect a series of checkpoints located in the Taskers Gap ATV area. This network of trails will provide challenging navigation and some great riding.
Teams transition one more time through Camp Roosevelt, say goodbye to their bikes, and head out on a 13-mile trek that will take them along the Massanutten Trail and toward the canoe leg.
Teams arrive at Seekford Landing via foot and then put-in on the Shenandoah River. The first challenge will be navigating Compton Rapids in the first mile. After that, it will be a smooth sailing for the next 12 miles of paddling.
For the final leg, teams trek through Shenandoah River State Park locating a series of off-trail points. Once they collect all the points, they head to the finish.
Once at the finish, teams get to enjoy refreshments and relax in the Finisher Lounge until the next team rolls in. All teams have to finish by noon on Sunday April 23rd.