Sometimes called "multi-sport racing", adventure racing combines elements from numerous outdoor adventure activities into one competitive event. Although surprise and "adventure" are key aspects of AR, most races require teams of participants to follow a course defined by a set of "check points". Teammates travel together as they navigate their way to these checkpoints using map reading skills and a compass. Travel on foot, by mountain bike, or by paddling in boats is usually specified on various portions of the course. Some races also include special challenges such as ropes events or obstacle courses.
There is a Raleigh-Durham chapter of this club.
The Raleigh-Durham chapter of TBARC has a Meetup Group to help with coordinating local activities.
TAR Team sponsors an email list for AR activity in the Triangle. Join to keep up on the latest news.
Home of the Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Race Series and more.
United States Adventure Racing Association.
In the Triangle area, BOK sponsors monthly orienteering meets in Umstead State Park and various other locations.
In the Charlotte area, COK sponsors monthly orienteering meets in various locations.
These are the standard clue symbols used in orienteering. Bushwhack emphasizes orienteering skills in it's events, so you'll probably see these symbols used on the CP sheets for Bushwhack races.
The Map Tools website offers info on using UTM coordinates, as well as free plotting tool templates.
"The 'Land Navigation' section of this site is based on 'Map Reading and Land Navigation', a public domain work published by the U.S. Department of Defense."
A Free On-Line Book on How to Read Topographic Maps and Use a Compass.
An online tool from the National Geomagnetic Data Center for estimating magnetic declination for a lat/long coordinate on a given date.
GeoMag is a downloadable tool for estimating magnetic declination for lat/long or UTM coordinates on a given date.
MyTopo provides custom printed navigation-ready map products for professional and recreational topographic map users. Bushwhack Adventures is an affiliate of MyTopo. Clicking this link through to MyTopo and purchasing a map helps support Bushwhack adventure racing.
Triangle Off-Road Cyclists.
MTB information site covering the Triangle area of NC. Includes local trail open/closed status report.
Instructional articles with pictures to cover home repair of your bike.
The Triangle Paddling Club promotes fitness and fun through paddling.
Instructional activities and paddle trips.
Serving runners in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.
Walking and Running in Raleigh and the Triangle Area. Sponsors group runs and other events.
The Triangle Rock Club is the Raleigh area’s premiere indoor rock climbing center and gym.