LATEST NEWS  1/7/2014

2014 Bushwhack MTB Challenge open


Online registration for the Feb 23rd Bushwhack Mountain Bike Challenge is open now here. Visit this link for more details.


The rest of our 2014 schedule will look a lot like the "away message" of someone on a fantastic, long vacation.


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Featured Events from 2013

from Bushwhack Adventures

Bushwhack Mountain Bike Challenge

Sunday Feb 3, 2013

Completed. Bushwhack helped riders shake off the winter chill with the second annual Bushwhack Mountain Bike Challenge!! This bike-only endurance event was held at Lake Crabtree County Park and Umstead State Park, in Raleigh, NC. Registration sold out at 125 riders,
Detailed Event Page - Facebook Event - Results - Pictures - More pictures

Nuclear Nuggets AR

Sunday Apr 21, 2013

Bushwhack kicked off AR in the Triangle in 2013 with a new AR held in and around Harris Lake County Park, near New Hill, NC. We had a new event name, new RDs, and a new course for racers' enjoyment! There were 4hr and 8 hr courses to choose from. More details are on the race page!
Detailed Race Site - Facebook Event - Results

The Minuteman Muster

Saturday May 18, 2013

Bushwhack is working with the NC National Guard to provide a day of active adventure. Among the activities is a 4 hour AR to be held in and around the Umstead State Park and Lake Crabtree County Park areas. We're also including an 8K run and a run/bike Duathlon. Check the website for more details!
Detailed Race Site - Facebook Event

Falls Lake Challenge

Sunday September 15, 2013

Bushwhack is bringing adventure racing back to the beautiful area around Falls Lake in 2013. This course will be exploring new areas and offering plenty of fun and challenge!
Detailed Race Site - Facebook Event

9-1-1 Adventure Challenge

Date TBD

Bushwhack is trying to work out plans to continue this long-running local favorite. This 6-8 hour Sprint event has traditionally been held in and around the Umstead State Park and Lake Crabtree County Park areas, but who knows?! (2012 event webpage)
Detailed Race Site - Facebook Event

Checkpoint Tracker

Adventure Racing Series
Checkpoint Tracker Race Series

The 2012 Bushwhack Adventures events will be part of the 2012 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Series. What does this mean for you as a racer and for your AR team?

Integrated registration tools - Set up your free Racer and Team profiles on the Checkpoint Tracker website. Each of the Bushwhack Events can then be added to your Team's Schedule. When you're ready to actually register and pay for an Event, the personal information you've already entered will be passed to Bushwhack in the background, saving you the trouble of having to re-enter it every time you register for a race! This also applies to the other 169+ Events that are part of the Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Series.

Visit the Checkpoint Tracker website for more details.

MyTopo Maps

Custom Topo Maps

Bushwhack Adventures adds trail and road overlays, not available on any other printed map, to MyTopo's waterproof paper and base map imagery to produce the best possible race map for each event.

Use the search box below to build your own custom topo maps!

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What is AR all about?

What Is Adventure Racing?

AR skills

adLooking for a way to use all of your outdoor skills, be part of a team, exercise your body and your mind, and have lots of fun at the same time? Try Adventure Racing!


Although the "adventure" part of AR means you may find just about any activity in an adventure race, you'll usually find mountain biking, trekking and/or running, paddling or swimming, and navigation. Some race directors also throw in special team challenges, like climbing a rope ladder, solving puzzles, or throwing a tomahawk. The best part of AR is that you share all of the fun, challenges, and rewards with your teammates!

Learn more about AR

Checkpoint Tracker Race Series

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Read more at ... Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing


Need some help with Checkpoint Tracker? Try these documents:

How Do I Add Racers to my Squad?

Oops... I have multiple Squads for an Event in Checkpoint Tracker


Local AR Activities

from the Triangle and central North Carolina

TrailBlazers AR Club - RDU Chapter

Visitors and new group members welcome!

Check out this Meetup group website for the RDU chapter of TBARC for local outings and activities related to adventure racing. Their online calendar features a range of activities from simple rides and runs to mock adventure races. You can also check out pictures from past activities, participate in discussion board topics, and more!

Regional AR Events

from North Carolina and beyond

TrailBlazers Adventure Racing Club

Events Calendar

The TBARC event calendar includes races from the Southeast. The club is centered in GA but coverage extends to SC, NC, FL, and points beyond. Many of these races are feasible for a weekend trip from the Triangle.

More AR Event Calendars

Covering the US and beyond


Events Calendar listing

An Eye On Adventure Racing. Worldwide coverage of AR. Race Team

our own racing team

Enjoying the Other Side of Adventure Racing

behind the line

Not only do we put on adventure races for everyone to enjoy, we also enjoy adventure racing ourselves! Visit our blog and our Team profile on the Checkpoint Tracker website.