Bushwhack Adventures started as a way to promote adventure racing in central North Carolina. What better way to promote the sport than by organizing adventure races?!
Bushwhack Adventures strives to provide events that are navigationally challenging, fun to participate in, and affordable for more people. An emphasis will be placed on the co-ed team format, as well as events longer than sprint-length. However, format flexibility and shorter courses will also be offered in order to make events more accessible to new adventure racers.
Bushwhack Adventures endorses the Participant Responsibility Model wherein participants take primary responsibility for their own safety. Participants are encouraged to acquire the skills and experience required to safely participate in all of the various activities that can be part of adventure racing. Participants are expected to be aware of their own limitations and exercise good judgement while still challenging themselves. Bushwhack Adventures will strive to provide participants with adequate information regarding the activities involved in it's events, while still retaining as much of the mystery and "adventure" that defines adventure racing.
Bushwhack Adventures Director Don Childrey has competed in adventure races ranging from local events in the Triangle like the 9-1-1 Adventure Challenge, to multi-day events like the AdventureXstream Expedition in Utah. He has experienced first-hand the things that make an adventure race a good or bad experience for racers. Combining that experience with intimate knowledge of the Uwharrie National Forest, he organized the first annual Gold Nugget Adventure Race in October 2006. Since then he has drawn upon the skills of fellow adventure racers to organize and put on more adventure races, bringing AR to other parts of North Carolina.
Previous Bushwhack Adventures' events:
Gold Nugget Adventure Race, October 7, 2006; 3 and 8 hour courses
Impossible Panther Adventure Race, May 19, 2007; 4, 8 and 12 hour courses
Gold Nugget Adventure Race, October 6, 2007; 4, 8 and 12 hour courses
Impossible Panther Adventure Race, May 3, 2008; 4, 8 and 12 hour courses
Gold Nugget Adventure Race, October 4, 2008; 4, 8 and 12 hour courses
Impossible Panther Adventure Race, June 5-6, 2009; 6, 12 and 24 hour courses
Bushwhack Adventure Race, September 25-26, 2009; 8, 12 and 24 hour courses
Gleneagles Challenge Adventure Race, April 24, 2010; 6 hour course
Falls Lake Challenge Adventure Race, May 22, 2010; 8 hour course
Impossible Panther Adventure Race, June 19-20, 2010; 14 hour course
9-1-1 Adventure Challenge Adventure Race, August 7, 2010; 8 hour course
Gleneagles Challenge Adventure Race, April 2, 2011; 6 hour course
Yuki-BAR Adventure Race, April 29-30, 2011; 12 and 24 hour courses
9-1-1 Adventure Challenge Adventure Race, June 5, 2011; 8 hour course
Bushwhack Mountain Bike Challenge, February 12, 2012; 32 mile course
Gleneagles Challenge Duathlon, April 28, 2012; 10.5 mile run/bike course
Gleneagles Challenge Adventure Race, April 28, 2012; 6 hour course
9-1-1 Adventure Challenge Adventure Race, June 10, 2012; 8 hour course