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Race Information

Race Headquarters / Start / Finish
Shore Acres Park
100 Park Blvd, Chillicothe, IL 61523


2, 3, and 4 person teams - Canoes will be provided.  May bring your own paddles, and PFDs.  Otherwise they will be provided

Solo - Must provide your own kayak, paddle, and PFD - Not eligible for placement/trophies

Packet Pickup

It is highly recommended and preferred that all teams pick up their race packet at the Bushwhacker Store (5728 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL) on November 3rd from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.  The packet will include T-shirts, race rules, and the general route map.  

If it is not possible to pick up packets on November 3rd, teams MUST drop their bikes at the designated locations below and arrive at Race HQ 30 minutes ahead of the pre-race meeting for their race.

Bike Drop for 4 Hour Race is the Tawny Oaks Visitor Center at Singing Woods Nature Preserve 

(715 W Singing Woods Rd, Edelstein, IL 61526)

Bike Drop for the 8 Hour Race is River Beach Pub

(13637 N River Beach Dr, Chillicothe, IL 61523)

All racers must sign the waiver that will be included in your packet and return it prior to the start of the race.

4 Hour Race Overview

Course basics: ~2 Hour orienteering, 9 mile bike ride (mostly road), ~1 Hour canoe orienteering

Timing: 12:00pm pre-pace meeting, 1:00pm Start, 5:00pm Finish

Cost: $40 / participant

8 Hour Course

Course basics: 20 miles biking on and off-road, 5 mile paddle, 10-12 miles of orienteering

Timing: 8:30am pre-race meeting, 9:00am Start, 5:00pm Finish

Cost: $50 / participant


Want to check out the race without racing?  Volunteering is an excellent way to participate and get the feel of the race if you are unsure you are ready to give it a go.  We are in need of a few extra hands race day, so please contact us at irvocmail@gmail.com if you would like to help out!