Curt Gowdy Strong

6- to 10-Hour Adventure Race

August 5, 2017


Have an adventure with us at Curt Gowdy State Park! Formerly known as Granite State Park and a favored camping area for the Comanche, Pawnee, Crow, and Shoshone Indians searching for bison, and now named after the Wyoming native and famous sportscaster, the park features three reservoirs and seven sections of varied landscape offered up from the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains. The rolling hills, granite outcroppings, low-lying meadows, varied flora, and abundant fauna create a perfect location for this mid-level adventure race!

The morning of the race, we'll give each team and soloists a map with checkpoints and a list of "Rules of Travel." Racers, as a soloist or as a team, will be provided a map and specific rules of travel and will have up to 10 hours to complete the adventure race. Sound like your kinda fun? Well, saddle up!

Results and Photos

Check here for results after the race! Click here for race-day shots from Randy Ericksen. You looked great out there!


Curt Gowdy State Park

1319 Happy Jack Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009

The start and finish area is actually located just inside Curt Gowdy State Park at the North Causeway Campground. Let the person manning the toll booth know you are racing and you will not have to pay the park entry fee.

Race Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: The North Causeway Campground

Bike Drop: Bike drop location revealed at pre-race meeting.

Race Start/Finish: The North Causeway Campground


If you have friends and family along for the adventure, or if you're looking for something to do or a place to eat while you're in town, check out Visit Cheyenne - Things To Do.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Curt Gowdy State Park

1319 Happy Jack Road

Cheyenne, WY 82009

7:00 am-8:15 am: Race packet pickup and transition set-up

8:15 am: Pre-race brief (Mandatory for all team captains)

8:30 am: Race start

6:30 pm: Racers must be off the course

6:30 pm: Awards ceremony (tentative)


  • Soloist (Male & Female)

  • Two-person teams (Female, Male, and Co-ed)

  • Three-person teams (Female, Male, and Co-ed)


Trekking ~10K

Paddle ~5K

MTB ~20K


Optional MTB & Trek


Registration closes August 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm.


Team Registration Fees

  • $100.00 through May 5, 2017

  • $110.00 through June 5, 2017

  • $120.00 through July 5, 2017

  • $130.00 through August 1, 2017  

Soloist Registration Fees

  • $120.00 through May 5, 2017

  • $130.00 through June 5, 2017

  • $140.00 through July 5, 2017

  • $150.00 through August 1, 2017 

An additional $8 race day fee (or proof of USARA membership) is required by USARA and can be paid on race day.

See Who Is Racing

Check back closer to the race date for the roster.

Packet Pickup

Race-day packet pickup will be held from 7:00 am-8:15 am at the race start area at Curt Gowdy State Park.


During packet pickup the team captain must be present, all forms must be completed for every team member, and fees must be paid for USARA membership. If you do not have all the forms for all team members, we will not give you your race packet until we have them in hand. During packet pickup you will receive T-shirts, sponsor giveaways, maps, rules of travel, ePunch, and race numbers.  USARA fees of $8 for a one-day race membership, $35 for yearly membership, or proof of USARA membership are required and can be paid at packet pickup. Participants younger than age 16 years do not need to pay for the USARA membership but they still need to complete the USARA waiver.


Supplied Gear Canoes, PFDs, race maps, race passport, ePunch, Rules of Travel.  

Mandatory Gear Mandatory gear will not be checked during check-in. Random checks on gear will be performed during the race. Penalty points will be assessed for any missing items. These items are not all inclusive of items you will need to complete the race. You will be out in the elements for up to 12 hours. Bring other equipment as appropriate to get through the event. At all times during the race each racer must have in their possession the following equipment unless otherwise stated in the Rules of Travel:

  • Pack to carry gear

  • Enough food for replenishment

  • Hydration system (hydration pack, water bottle, etc. with capacity to carry at least 2 liters)

  • Emergency blanket or bag

  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn during the entre race (no bare feet or open-toe sandals)


While biking each racer additionally must have:

  • Mountain bike. Some of the terrain will not be paved so just make sure your bike can go on hard packed dirt trails and gravel roads.

  • Helmet (CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certfied)

  While paddling each racer additionally must have:

  • PFD Class III (provided by Adventure Enablers)

Per team:

  • ePunch (Provided by Adventure Enablers)

  • Race maps (Provided by Adventure Enablers)

  • Rules of Travel (Provided by Adventure Enablers)

  • General Race Rules (Provided by Adventure Enablers)

  • Fully charged cell phone in watertight bag. Ideally bring a smart phone so you can take pictures on the course.

  • Dry bag or method of keeping equipment (cell phone) dry in the event of bad weather and during the water section

  • Bike tool kit and at least one spare bike tube

Bike Section

Road and cyclo cross bikes are not permitted. Racers must use the same bike throughout the entire race. In the event of mechanical failures, replacement parts can be used but they must be provided by the team, other racers, or an event official. No outside assistance is allowed. Bikes will not be checked for mechanical worthiness, but we recommend your bike be in good working order.


Teams will be provided with maps to complete the course. Maps will be at various scales. Checkpoints will be pre-plotted. Additional maps can be used at the discretion of the racers.

Paddle Section

Boats will be provided. Two-person and three-person teams will get one canoe. Four-person teams will get two canoes. Soloists will get a kayak. Canoes will come with single-blade paddles. Kayaks will come with double-blade paddles. PFDs will also be supplied. No outside canoes or kayaks are permitted. Outside paddles and PFDs are permitted. Canoes, paddles, and PFDs will be located at the canoe put in. You will not need to carry paddles or PFDs. If you bring your own PFD and paddle you will not need to transport them. You will not need to portage the canoe for any great distance. Personal PFDs must be class III (non-inflatable).


After you finish out on the course, be sure to stay awhile for the post-race awards ceremony and story swapping.

Prizes & Awards

Awards will go three deep.


All racers will be required to purchase a race-day USARA membership for $8.00, already have a valid USARA membership, or purchase a 1-year membership ($35). Please bring exact change or check.Under 16 year olds do not need to pay for the USARA membership but they still need to complete the USARA waiver.


The heart of a great event is its volunteers. If you have a passion for helping out and are interested in volunteering, we'd love to have you join the fun!  We have options for individuals, groups and families.  Donations to charities  are available.  Looking to complete service hours?  We can help you out with that too. Click here to sign up to volunteer.

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