Shenandoah Epic AR

Now in its 3rd year the REV3 Epic Adventure challenges both experienced and beginner adventure racers who are ready to take on a 26-hour event. With the Shenandoah as the backdrop and the course set throughout George Washington National Forest, along the Shenandoah River, and in Shenandoah River State Park, truly epic terrain and natural features are there for your exploration. Mandatory checkpoints give first-time competitors a taste of a longer event that is challenging but doable, and optional checkpoints will keep more advanced teams busy all day (and night) collecting as many points as possible to take the win–a great prize purse. Come on out and join us in the outdoors–having fun, bonding with friends and other racers, and feeling pretty darn good about what you did this weekend.

Here’s who’s racing

Mail in registration form here

You can read a detailed race description here

This is an overview video and pictures from the 2012 Shenandoah Epic Adventure Race – Video and Pictures

Race Info:

Name: Shenandoah Epic Adventure Race
Date: April 20-21, 2013
Location: Bentonville, VA
Description: Now in its 3rd year the REV3 Epic Adventure challenges both experienced and beginner adventure racers who are ready to take on a 26-hour event. With the Shenandoah as the backdrop you have epic terrain and natural features to explore.
National Qualifying Race: North American Adventure Racing Series(NAARS), USARA, Checkpoint Tracker
Directions: From Northern Virginia, take I-66 West to exit 13 (Linden). Turn left off the ramp. Go one block to a stoplight where you'll take a right onto Rt. 55 West. At the fifth stoplight, turn left onto 340 South. Drive eight miles; the park's entrance is on the right.
Check-in: Friday, April 19th, 2013 6:00PM - 8:00PM in Luray, Virginia
Race Starts: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 8:00AM
Race Ends: Sunday, April 21st, 2013 noon
Categories: Solist (Male & Female), Two-person teams (Female, Male, and Co-ed), and four person teams (Female, Male, and Co-ed)
Prizes: Over $5000.00 in prizes
Fees: Early registration is $200.00 per team member & $225 for soloists until January 31st, 2013. The price will go up to $250.00 per team member and $275 for soloists until April 15th, 2013.
Included: Snacks during packet pickup, maps, race shirts, canoes, paddles, PFD, post race celebration and meal; one of the best adventures of your life.
Early Registration Discount Ends: January 31st, 2013
Registration Closes: April 15th, 2013
Distance: 100+ miles
Disciplines: Trekking, orienteering, canoe paddling, team challenges and mountain biking.


Supplied Gear:

Canoes, paddles, PFD’s, race maps, race passport & list of rules

Mandatory Gear:

Prior to race start all teams will be spot checked for mandatory gear. Spot checks will also take place on the course. Any team missing items of mandatory gear will be subject to time penalties and/or disqualification. All Mandatory gear is required to ensure racers have the proper equipment to safely complete the course.

All times during the race must have on their the following equipment:
  • Pack to carry gear
  • Food
  • Hydration System (Camelbak or equivalent, water bottle)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Whistle
  • Knife minimum 2.5 inch blade
  • Emergency blanket or bag
  • 1 long sleeve smart wool or Under Armour type insulated top
  • Fleece hat
  • Waterproof jacket
While biking each racer must also have:
  • Mountain bike (No cross or road bikes allowed)
  • Helmet (CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified)
  • Rear light
  • Front light
Team Gear:
  • Bike tool kit and at least one spare bike tube
  • Compass
  • Lighter
  • Cell phone
  • Dry bag
Recommended Gear:
  • Sunglasses, bug spray, sunblock
  • Waterproof map case
  • Map bag for race map and passport
Medical Kit:

Teams may use the Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight 0.7 or build their own kit as long as the kit contains the following listed required contents. (8) 2x2 or 3x3 sterile dressing, (2) 3x4 non adherent sterile dressing, (1) conforming gauze bandage, (4) 1x3 adhesive bandage, (3) knuckle adhesive bandage, (1) tape ½”x 10 yards, (1) swift wrap elastic bandage, (8) 200mg. Ibuprofen, (2) antihistamine (Diphenhydramine), (2) afterbite sting relief, (1) moleskin, (5) towelettes, (3) antibiotic ointment, (1) tincture of benzoin, (3) butterfly closure bandage, (2) pair nitrile gloves, (1) tweezer, (3) safety pins, (1) duct tape, (2) alosak.



Host Location - Shenandoah River State Park (Cabins & Camping)

  • Quality Inn, Front Royal - Mention Rev3 and get discounted rate of $62 plus tax (total $68.82) per night for a double occupancy 2 double beds room -
  • Holiday Inn, Front Royal
  • Hampton Inn, Front Royal
  • Super 8 Motel, Front Royal
  • Shenandoah River State Park
  • KOA Campground
  • Low Water Bridge Campground