Adventure Race

Saturday, May 25th

Near Wausau, WI
Within 30 miles of Rib Mountain State Park
Exact location will be announced closer to event date

Photo credit to Ann Ilagen Photography

Athlete Information:

Please follow this link to register for the race. 

Early: $75/person
Regular: $90/person
Late: $100/person

Early: $90/person
Regular: $105/person
Late: $115/person

Early registration ends March 31st
Regular registration ends April 30th
Late registration ends May 20th (shirts not guaranteed after April 30th)
Payment must be received by the above dates

For help finding a teammate please click here.

If your team is unable to race, you may sell your entry to another team.  Due to the costs associated with planning and hosting this event, we cannot offer refunds.  We will happily help you find additional teammates if someone on your team cannot make the race.

Flat Water Paddling
Team Challenges

Additional Details:
Canoes, paddles, and PFDs provided by race
T-shirt included with entry
Post-race meal and beer included for all racers
Net proceeds benefit the UW-Marathon County Foundation Student Scholarship Fund
Average temps for May 26th in Wausau, WI are high of 72 and low of 51 degrees
8-Hour racers will need to purchase a USARA 1-day membership ($8) if you do not already have a yearly membership ($35)

For a gear list click here.


Team Divisions:
Coed Elite (3 or 4 person coed team)
Open Elite (3 or 4 person same sex team)
2-Person Coed
2-Person Open (same sex)
Family (2-4 person multi-generation team with at least one racer under 18 years old)

3-Hour Distances*:
Bike: ~40k (25 miles)
Trek: ~18k (11 miles)
Paddle: ~10k (6 miles)
*distances are approximate based on route choices

Additional Information:

Wisconsin Adventure Racing Series:
This race is part of the Wisconsin Adventure Racing Series, Wisconsin’s premier race series featuring ten different adventure races throughout the state and cash prizes totaling over $2,000.  There is no fee to join the series, simply race any of the ten events and you’ll be automatically signed up.  The more races your team competes in, the better chance you’ll have of taking home prizes.  Compete in either the coed or open division in teams of 2, 3, or 4, and see how your team ranks against others in the midwest.

USARA Point Series and National Championship Qualifier:
Both the 3-hour & 8-hour Rib Mountain Adventure Challenge races are part of the United States Adventure Racing Association Points Series.  The 8-hour race is a USARA National Championship Qualifier.  The top coed elite team in the 8-hour race receive a $400 sponsorship toward entry into the National Championship, to be held this year in Bloomington, Indiana on September 28-29, 2018, plus “Regional Champion” jackets for each member of the winning coed elite team.  In addition, the top 4 teams in both the coed elite and open elite divisions of the 8-hour race will qualify for the USARA National Championship.

Badger State Games:
This race is part of the Badger State Summer Games.  The top teams of each division in both races will receive Badger State Games medals.

There will be camping available with a reservation, and there are numerous hotels in the Wausau area within 20 miles of the race start.

(Schedule subject to change, check this page for future updates)

3-Hour race schedule:

9:30am                Bike drop opens
10am-12:00pm    Race packet pickup, waiver collection, and team photos at Race HQ
10:30am              Optional AR 101 meeting for new racers
12:00pm              Pre-race meeting for all racers at Race HQ (teams must be ready to start)
1:00pm                RACE START!
5:00pm                Course closes
5:00-6:30pm        Food and Awards

8-Hour race schedule:

6:30am                Bike drop opens
7:00-8:00am        Race packet pickup, waiver collection, and team photos at Race HQ
8:00am                Pre-race meeting for all racers at Race HQ (teams must be ready to start)
9:00am                RACE START!
5:00pm                Course closes
5:00-6:30pm        Food and Awards



Sport Specific Questions: Contact Event Director: Tim Buchholz.  Email: ribmountainadventurechallenge@gmail.com
Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Badger State Games office at 715-355-8788 or info@badgerstategames.org

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