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Extreme Heat Night Race

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED, YOU WILL BE ISSUED A FULL REFUND.

As far as night time adventure races go, this is a good choice for a first time night racer.


What is adventure racing?  Trying to get to the finish line, having completed all the tasks along the way.

How do you do it?  Using all available resources including the map you're given, written directions, problem solving, route choice, etc.

Nearly anyone can do it, and you'll have these events explained thoroughly either by race staff or in your race guide you receive.  We get LOTS of questions from athletes who are used to sports like running or triathlon where the entire race is clearly laid out with little thought necessary.  In Adventure racing, you may have to read directions, strategize, come up with new ideas, and generally speaking: If the race director didn't say "you can't" then "You can".

If you have questions, ask: Help@SierraAdventureSports.com.  WARNING: Try this sport and you'll be hooked!

Who:
Two person teams. Male, Female or Coed

What:
Mountain biking & Trekking (hiking) over a 10-20K course.  You will use an easy to read, pre-marked map to find your way to checkpoints scattered about the North Phoenix area on foot as well as bike.  In addition, you will have to complete a few "Mystery Events" (more below) along the way. 

When: 5:45pm mandatory pre-event meeting, 6pm start time. Help us speed things up at check in, each member of your team please print and sign this WAIVER and bring it with you.

Where: We are starting and finishing at the REI Paradise Valley Store at 12634 N Paradise Village Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85032. In the Target Parking lot west of PV Mall.

Registration $97 per 2 person team, add $30 after 10-6.   Registration will be limited to the first 100 people registered.  We are allowing minors 14 & over who are traveling with a responsible adult, however please email us and let us know in advance of your age if you are under 18 as we have a special waiver for you.

Click here to register by mail and save a few bucks on fees: Manual Registration Form or here: to register electronically. 
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Refunds will not be given for any reason, however, in extreme circumstances the entry fee is transferable to a future race hosted by Sierra Adventure Sports.  Please understand this rule is in effect as arrangements for staff, insurance, etc., must be made in advance.  Help us speed things up at check in, each member of your team please print and sign this WAIVER and bring it with you.


Mandatory Gear: each person must carry
1. A hydration bladder or bottles capable of carrying at least 50 ounces of water
2. A pen or pencil (extra's are a good idea)
3. A mountain bike and helmet
4. Headlamp, bike headlight and bike tail light
5. First aid kit for whatever you may encounter while trekking and biking...Don't skimp!  It's your health.  (one per team ok)
6. One gallon of water to be left with your gear in the transition area.

Recommended gear: 

Cell phone (in the "off" position during the race) in a water tight container or bag, gels, bars, E-caps, Hat, sun block, etc. 
Trail running shoes are best

We will have a transition area where you can stow your gear when not in use.  For instance, you don't need to carry your helmet on the hike.  You will be looping back through the Transition Area. 

Adventure Racing should be above all else FUN, and the Extreme Heat races are meant to be exactly that.  You'll enjoy it even if you come in last. 

Adventure/Fun/Sweat/Discovery/Accomplishment/Camaraderie.  When we personally race, we make mistakes, take pictures, get lost, get found, laugh, cry, sweat, finish and have a BLAST!..and that's our philosophy on creating all of our races.  Please join us!! 

The Extreme Heat Adventure Racing summer races are short (Approximately 12-20K) adventure races that will each have 2 core disciplines (paddling, mountain biking, hiking, adventure tubing), and a few mystery events thrown in.   They will start early in the morning and are designed to be completely finished within 3-4 hours, though leaders may finish between 60 & 90 minutes. If you are just looking into starting adventure racing, this is the perfect race for you. 

Do we get t-shirts and finishers medals?  We've tried to make the Extreme Heat series as inexpensive as possible, thus, we won't be giving out t-shirts.  What you will get are memories that will last a long time!  We will present dogtag medals to top three teams in male, female and Coed categories.

What is a "Mystery Event" you ask?  They are team-challenge events in which you'll often have to work together to strategize on how to best complete the event.  Examples of past "Mystery Event's" have included: blindfolded puzzles, plank walks, climbing walls, balance beams, padlocked chests, ring toss, etc.  They're designed so that almost anyone can complete them.  We realize you put a lot of trust in us when you enter into an event where you don't know exactly what you'll be doing, and we carefully consider that in regard to every event.  

Finally a FUN adult sport! 

Adventure Racing should be above all else FUN, and the Extreme Heat races are meant to be exactly that.  You'll enjoy it even if you come in last. 

Adventure/Fun/Sweat/Discovery/Accomplishment/Camaraderie.  When we personally race, we make mistakes, take pictures, get lost, get found, laugh, cry, sweat, finish and have a BLAST!..and that's our philosophy on creating all of our races.  Please join us!! 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

It was a wild night of fun for teams as they rode miles of singletrack and hiked many a mountain. In the end it was Adventure Racing legend Mike Zampino and his cross-country superstar daughter Nicole who were first to finish. So very close behind were teams Lewis & Clark as well as Storming the Castle. A few saw rattle snakes, some spooked some coyotes, all had fun.

Pictures HERE

Team Name: #1First #1Last #2First #2Last Bike cp's Trek cp's Pts Time Bib#
1 BFC Racing Mike Zampino Nicole Zampino 7 5 15 9:17 363
2 Lewis & Clark Peggy Dennis Mark Soderstrom 7 5 15 9:45 360
3 Storming the Castle Irene Fabig Jill Diamond 7 4 14 9:57 249
4 Sweaty Sock Gnomes Alex Fichtel J.P. Hansen 7 4 14 9:58 178
5 Where's the CP? Kevin Adams Matt Zeilman 7 3 9 9:50 176
6 FLG Amber Naughton James Brooks 7 2 6 9:52 361
7 FLG #2 Scott Perelstein 7 2 6 9:52 179
8 Cactus Magnets George Cubic Quinson Edwards 7 1 5 10:00 177
9 OnAMission Joy Somers Adam Atkinson 7 1 5 10:00 362
10 Team ArmorWorks Keith Allen Kyle Vessell 7 1 1 8:44 180
11 Bad Ass Dragon Slayers Jason Underwood Greg Brown 7 1 1 8:52 175
12 Kings ride bikes not horses Joshua King Matt King 6 3 8 9:32 174
13 And More Bacon Strips Lou Young Kristine Holland 6 1 5 9:33 356
14 Zed-i Masters Shannon Oitker Sam Stinger 6 1 1 9:18 357
15 Old School Michael Herion June Herion 6 1 1 9:37 358
16 Monster Girls Mary Papa Theresa Dunn 6 0 0 9:21 251
17 Titans of Yore Barry Dale Tom Jones 3 0 0 8:18 173
18 Global Bikes-Invictus Cody Toledo Bryan Thelen 3 0 0 8:20 181
* Team Supai John Pruden Kim Pruden 7 1   * 359
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