This IS The Flow: a truly beginner-friendly Adventure Race to introduce you to the best sport in the world!
MAY 27th 2017
Get ready to bike, paddle, trek and navigate your way around Frankfort’s Capitol View Park in a FOUR hour Adventure. NO prior navigation/orienteering experience is needed for this one and ANY bike will suffice. We’ll also be partnering with a local canoe/kayak livery for anyone that doesn’t have their own boat.
What is Adventure Racing?
An Adventure Race (AR) is simply a race in which participants use a map and compass to locate checkpoints (CPs) utilizing specified modes of travel (biking, trekking, paddling). The goal is to locate the most CPs in the allotted time. There is no set course so you are free to choose any route you’d like – this makes AR all about strategy!
If you’d like to give this type of race a try but aren’t so sure about the whole navigation thing, you’re not alone. We’re confident, however, that with just a little instruction you can be proficient enough to start enjoying ADVENTURE RACING! If you’d like to learn how to navigate, then join us for the FREE Navigation clinic before the race. We’ll be happy to show you what’s going on and answer any questions. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about getting into this sport.
WHAT: A beginner to intermediate adventure race
LENGTH: 4 Hours
DISCIPLINES: BIKING (road or optional trail)| TREKKING (trail & road) | PADDLING
– Minimum miles to be an official finisher: BIKE 3 | TREK 1 | PADDLE 3
– Total miles to clear the entire course: BIKE: 10 | TREK 4 | PADDLE 4
WHERE: Capitol View Park (and surrounding area). Frankfort, KY. START/FINISH will be at Capitol View Park.
WHEN: May 27
WHO: Solos & teams of 2, 3, or 4
REGISTRATION: $75/person | includes quality maps, a cool shirt, and most importantly – a great race. | SHIRT DEADLINE is MAY 7 | Registration CLOSED MAY 21.
- Bring a kid. If you register for The Flow with anyone 16 and under, ONE ADULT CAN RACE FOR FREE! Make sure to register at the same time and use the coupon code “freeflow” (only one adult per team can race for free).
FREE Navigation Clinic — 7:30 am – 8:45 am Shelter Location
Race Check-In — 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Race Start — 11:00 am. (Maps distributed at 10:15 am)
Race Cutoff — 3:00 pm
After Party — 3:15 pm
Free Navigation Clinic
For anyone who registers to do the race we are offering a FREE navigation clinic the at 7:30am the morning of the race. This is a great opportunity for new(er) racers interested in the sport to learn the basics of navigation. We’re pretty confident you’ll be prepared to find some points.! If you’re interested, just check the box during race registration indicating that you’ll be joining us for the clinic.