The sport of Adventure Racing is sweeping the nation at a phenomenal rate. The new challenges presented to adventure racers have caused the sport to grow by leaps and bounds daily in popularity. Adventure Racing is one of the few sports where just completing a race is often considered a victory. Another driving factor in Adventure racing is the emphasis that is placed on teamwork, rather than individual achievement.

Adventure Racing offers an easy crossover for cyclist, runners and water sport enthusiasts just to mention a few. Adventure races can vary anywhere from 2-5 person teams, with some events now offering solo categories. The disciplines can also vary from race to race. Adventure racing can include shredding through tight single track on a mountain bike or orienteering and hiking through a dense forest. Adventure racers may find themselves ripping down rapids in a canoe and then rappelling off a 100 foot rock face. The races can last a few hours or several days and can cover 10 - 100 miles or more!

The USARA membership entitles you to all of this and a whole lot more! Joining the USARA gives you a one year license that allows you to race in any USARA Sanctioned event in the nation. USARA members will also receive Adventure World Magazine. Adventure World Magazine is jam packed with exciting race news and training tips. So climb on board, get your USARA racing license, and dive into the exciting new challenges of Adventure Racing.

USARA Top 15 Teams

The Right Stuff 
1 Checkpoint Zero 71.00
2 Off-Course Navigation 62.00
3 Rib Mountain Racing 56.00
4 NYARA 55.00
5 Rev3Adventure 54.00
6 Layer 3 52.00
7 Adventure Capitalists 50.00
8 Journey Racing 48.00
9 Alpine Shop 47.00
10 Control Freaks 46.00
11 No Sleep 41.00
12 WEDALI 40.00
13 Topo Adventure Sports 40.00
14 Toporadicals 37.00
15 Tecnu adventure racing 30.00

News Hot Off The Trail

Pinnacle Tracking follows adventurers to the ends of the earth!
Thursday, November 06, 2014
http://www.pinnacletracking.com/news/post/2014/11/05/Pinnacle-Tracking-follows-adventurers-to-the-ends-of-the-earth!-.aspx Continue >>

USARA National Championship Splits Posted
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Want to view a team's tracks through the course? Click here, choose your team, then click History. Want to see how much time it took to travel through the course to their checkpoints? Click here to compare splits for all teams. Continue >>

Congrats to 2014 USARA National Champions
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The course and conditions in McHenry, MD offered a great course with many options to strategize for the best possible outcome.  Teams fought through some grueling weather, even experiencing some snow flurries.  And the winners are... Continue >>

TECNU Wins USARA National Championship and 2 out of 3 race awards
By USARA Friday, October 11, 2013
TECNU blazes through course to become 2013 USARA National Champions. Continue >>

TECNU Adventure Racing crowned 2013 USARA Adventure Race National Champions
By USARA Thursday, October 10, 2013
After placing 2nd for three years in a row, TECNU Adventure Racing was crowned the 2013 USARA Adventure Race National Champions. Congratulations to all of the teams and we hope you enjoyed your time in Indiana.   Continue >>

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 1, 2016
    The Happy Mutant Adventure Race Series: Lazy Days
    Virginia Amherst
  • Jul 2, 2016
    The Happy Mutant Adventure Challenge: Nelson County
    Lazy Days Winery Amherst
  • Jul 9, 2016
    Hellbender Adventure Race (16hr)
    central Missouri Rolla
  • Jul 9, 2016
    Sheltowee Extreme 12hr
    Laurel River Lake London
  • Jul 9, 2016
    Curt Gowdy Tenderfoot 3-hour AR
    Curt Gowdy State Park Cheyenne
  • Jul 10, 2016
    Casper Strong 8- to 12-hour AR
    Crossroads Park Casper
  • Jul 14, 2016
    Cameco Cowboy Tough
    Crossroads Park Casper
  • Jul 23, 2016
    Hidden Valley Nature Center Jefferson
  • Aug 6, 2016
    The Krista Griesacker Memorial Adventure Race
    Hawk Mountain Hamburg
  • Aug 6, 2016
    Capitol to Bay Relay
    Capitol forest to West bay Olympia
  • Aug 6, 2016
    The Bitter Pill
    TBD Burlington
  • Aug 6, 2016
    Never Summer Adventure Race
    Arapahoe National Forest Grand Lake, CO
  • Aug 7, 2016
    Calleva Adventure Race
    Poolesville Area Poolesville
  • Aug 13, 2016
    Unbridled Adventure Race Series #2 -- 8 Hours
    Lake Cumberland State Park Jamestown
  • Aug 20, 2016
    Thunder Rolls Adventure Race
    Galena Territories, Northwest Illinois Mt. Carroll
  • Aug 20, 2016
    3rd Annual Lost Tribe Search & Rescue Adventure Race
    Mohonk Preserve • Upper 27 Knoll Road High Falls, NY 12440 New Paltz
  • Sep 2, 2016
    The Happy Mutant Adventure Race Series: Taos
    New Mexico Taos
  • Sep 3, 2016
    The Happy Mutant Adventure Challenge
    Carson National Forest Taos
  • Sep 9, 2016
    The Cauldron
    Blue Springs Recreational Area - 5461 Blue Springs Road Marianna
  • Sep 10, 2016
    Black Bear Adventure Race 2016
    Deep Creek, MD Deep Creek
  • Sep 10, 2016
    Near Bend, OR Bend
  • Sep 10, 2016
    The Mighty MO Adventure
    Indian Cave State Park Shubert
  • Sep 10, 2016
    No Sleep Adventure - 30-Hour
    Shawnee National Forest Golconda
  • Sep 10, 2016
    North Country Endurance Challenge Sprint
  • Sep 10, 2016
    North Country Endurance Challenge
  • Sep 17, 2016
    Central Indiana Adventure
    Fort Harrison State Park Indianapolis
  • Sep 17, 2016
    CIA Lite Beginner AR
    Fort Harrison State Park Indianapolis
  • Sep 18, 2016
    Willowsford Tenderfoot 3-hour Adventure Race
    The Greens at Willowsford, 41025 Willowsford Ln Aldie, VA Aldie
  • Sep 19, 2016
    Gold Rush 30hr Adventure Challenge
    Northern Sierras Sonora
  • Sep 24, 2016
    Pisgah 26.2
    Bent Creek Asheville
  • Sep 24, 2016
    Island Quest Adventure Race
    San Juan Island, WA Friday Harbor
  • Sep 24, 2016
    The Berryman Adventure
    Mark Twain National Forest Rolla
  • Oct 1, 2016
    Adrenaline Rush 2016
    Pocahontas State Park Richmond
  • Oct 8, 2016
    Southern Kettle Moraine Challenge
    Southern Kettle Moraine Forest Dousman
  • Oct 14, 2016
    USARA Adventure Race National Championship
  • Oct 28, 2016
    The Happy Mutant Adventure Race Series: Hot Springs
    De Gray State Park Hot Springs
  • Nov 5, 2016
    Red River Gorge American Classic, a/k/a "The Fig XIV" -- 12 Hours
    Natural Bridge State Resort Park Slade