Adventure Races

Transylvania Adventure Games (TAG)

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March 17, 2018| Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC
Family fun adventure run complete with two courses, an untimed 5k for ages 8 and up, and a mini course for ages 3-12 and under. Both courses are full of memory tests, rope webs, rock walls, and more. The race will be followed by a festival with live music, local vendors, and food trucks! This is a fundraiser event for Mountain Sun Community School!

The Cooper River Bridge Run

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April 7, 2018 | Charleston, SC
The Cooper River Bridge Run, located in beautiful Charleston, is the 3rd largest 10K in the U.S., averaging 40,000 participants with world-class competition. The main goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle. Take part in our Health & Wellness EXPO on April 7 and 8.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half  Marathon presented by WRAL

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April 7-8, 2018 | Raleigh, NC
Join us in April for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon presented by WRAL—the best year yet with more music for your miles! Meet us in the sophisticated and charming capital city of North Carolina to discover the hidden gem of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series!

The Runners Marathon of Reston

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April 8, 2018 | Reston, VA
Located just 20 miles from D.C. in Reston, Virginia, the Runners Marathon of Reston includes a mix of beautiful wooded, paved trails and roads. Runners and volunteers enjoy a free pre-race pasta party, an indoor venue, a post-race feast, and great give-aways. Choose between the marathon, the half marathon, or the relay!

Tom Tom Fest Community Bike Ride

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April 14, 2018 | Charlottesville, VA
Please join Blue Ridge Outdoors, Tom Tom and Blue Ridge Cyclery for a community bike ride at Darden Towe Park in Charlottesville. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Devils Backbone Mountain Cross and Blue Ridge Metri

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April 14-15, 2018 | Nelson County, VA
Two amazing rides in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! On Saturday, a mixture of paved and unpaved roads and on Sunday, an all paved ride. Choose between 65-mile or 45-mile options. All riders receive a $15 gift card to the Brewery. Registration online.

James River Adventure Triathlon

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April 21, 2018 | James River State Park, Gladstone, VA
The fifth race of the Virginia State Park Adventure Series features a beautiful course with a 7-mile kayak run, an 8-mile Mountain Bike leg and a 3.1-mile trail run. Racers can compete solo or in teams. All abilities are welcome. Bring the family and enjoy camping on the river during your stay. Proceeds will benefit the Gladstone Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

The 2018 Redbud Ride

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April 21, 2018 | London, KY
The Redbud Ride is one of the most beautiful and challenging bike rides you’ll ever experience! The ride starts in beautiful downtown London, Kentucky, one of the top 10 redbud sight-seeing routes in the state! Register online today!

St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon

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April 26-29, 2018 | Nashville, TN
Join one of the best spectator-supported and most music-filled courses in the Series! This challenging yet beautiful route takes you past the iconic Honky Tonks and through some of Nashville’s hippest neighborhoods.

Virginia Creeper Fest

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April 28, 2018 | Abingdon, VA
Come join us at the trail head of the Creeper Trail in Abingdon, Virginia as we celebrate outdoor recreation in Southwest Virginia. Get hands-on at this event with activities like a 10K race, Yoga in the Park, Rock Climbing, Trail Excursions, Sunset Bike Rides and more, friendly to all ages! Full schedule and information on our website.

Pocadventure Adventure Triathlon

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October 13, 2018 | Pocahontas State Park , Chesterfield, VA
Just a short drive from downtown Richmond, the final race of the Virginia State Park Adventure Series highlights a 4-mile lake paddle, 12-mile Mountain Bike leg, and a 5-mile trail run. Points will be tallied for the Adventure Series and an awards ceremony will be held shortly after the race. All proceeds go to expanding and maintaining the 80+ miles of trail in the park.  fopsp.org/pocadventure.html

French Broad River Festival

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May 4-6, 2018 | Hot Springs, NC
Celebrate spring in the mountains at the 21st French Broad River Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Part outdoor adventure, part music festival with whitewater, mountain biking, hiking, kid’s village, and music including The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jeff Austin Band, Billy Strings, Jon Stickley Trio and more!

Frederick Running Festival

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May 5-6, 2018 | Frederick, MD
The Frederick Running Festival, now in its 15th year, is one of the hidden gems of the running community. With four race distance options, each participant receives a race premium and a Maryland themed medal and crosses the finish line at the Frederick Fairgrounds.

Alleghany Highlands Summer Events

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Summer 2018 | Alleghany Highlands, VA
This summer, it’s GAME ON. We are home to four of the most action-packed outdoor events in the Mid-Atlantic. Whether you run, bike, swim, all of the above, or simply enjoy great competition, don’t miss out on the fun. It’s uniquely Alleghany.

2018 Bryce Bike Park Summer Series

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Summer 2018 | Bryce Resort, Basye, VA
Join us from May to October for a six-race mountain bike series for new and experienced racers alike. The series features simplicity and fun with your fellow riders minus the high cost and stress associated with big series events. Visit our website for more info!

Baltimore 10-Miler

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June 2, 2018 | Baltimore, MD
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Baltimore Ten Miler, which starts and finishes at the scenic Druid Hill Park, home of the Maryland Zoo. Runners are treated to a post-race party and race premium, which Runners World awarded “Best Swag Item” in 2009!

Bath County Triathlon

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June 23, 2018 | Marina at Lake Moomaw, Warm Springs, VA
Nestled in the Virginia’s Western Highlands, Bath County is one of the hidden gems of TriAdventure. The Bath County Triathlon includes a 750 meter open water swim, 20k bike loop and a 5k run on closed roads. Awards and post race meal will be provided.

Breaks 40 Miler

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September 8, 2018 | Breaks Interstate Park , Breaks, VA
The latest race adventure is coming to the Breaks Interstate Park! The park is partnering with Next Opportunity Events to challenge those brave enough to conquer two states, 40 miles of trail, and 24,000 feet of elevation change!

New River Trail Challenge

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September 15, 2018 | New River Trail State Park, Max Meadows, VA
The penultimate race of the Virginia State Parks Adventure series, the “Challenge,” is one of the oldest, largest, and toughest Adventure Triathlons in Virginia. Started in 2000, the race features a 40-mile bike ride, 12.1-mile kayak and half marathon along the scenic New River. All ages and skill levels can compete solo or in teams. Competitors range from world class athletes to costumed teams and “bucket listers.” Everyone is welcome.

Cumberland River Challenge

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September 22, 2018 | Barbourville, KY
The Canoe and Kayak Race is an annual event, hosted by Union College, U Canoe and Barbourville Tourism. The race consists of 15 miles of river, ranging from calm water to beginner-level rapids. It starts on the Knox County line bordering Bell County and finishes in Knox County at the Thompson R.V. Park.