6HRs, 8HRs AND a 12HR VIRTUAL
ADVENTURE ON YOUR OWN TIME
Adventure On Your Own Time (AOYOT) is exactly what it sounds like. Do an adventure when it is convenient for you. So far many racers have expressed that they like the opportunity to do a course in a new area at a time that is convenient for them. Therefore, we are offering 5 courses you may do whenever you can get out there. The courses never close.
Racers can register for PDF maps and complete the course when it is convenient for them. Once you register for the course, details on the course and safety information will be emailed to you within 10 days of registering. (Sometimes I am out playing in the mountains and do not have time to check registration in a timely manner.)
AOYOT 2024 course will be announced in early 2024. Stay turned for more details.
The older courses are from 2020, 2021, and 2022.
2022 6HR Course: Pueblo County at Pueblo State Park.
2020 6HR Course: Uncompahgre National Forest south of Grand Junction.
2021 8HR Course: Taylor Park north east of Gunnison.
2020 8HR Course: Taryall Reservoir in Park County.
2020 12HR Course: Routt County near Pearl Lake State Park.
Use the registration button above to register for some or all of the courses now available.
All 5 courses are available. Register and select one or all of the courses. You will receive PDF maps and information in email no later than 10 days after you register (sorry, sometimes it takes me a few days to review the registrations). The courses can be done when it is convenient for you. Reporting results is not necessary, but feel free to share photos of your adventure.
AOYOT courses are located at various locations. The 2022 6HR Course is located in Pueblo County. The 2020 6HR is located in Uncompahgre National Forest. The 2021 8HR is at Taylor Park north east of Gunnison, Colorado. The 2020 8HR is at Taryall Reservoir in Park County. The 2020 12HR is in north Routt County at Pearl Lake State Park.
Racers will navigate the unmarked course by hiking/trekking, mountain biking (dirt road/trail), and paddling (class I flat water)
Racers may be in any size team, although the standard team sizes are 1 to 4.
There is no required gear for this virtual race, but we recommend the gear listed here.
No volunteers are necessary unless you would like family and friends to be at the transition areas to provide water, food, and encouragement.
We are taking COVID-19 seriously and want to ensure that all our race participants as well as our community, are safe. If necessary we will implement a plan and guidelines in order to keep all involved healthy. Please be aware of local guidelines and policies. For more information, click here.
Although this race is completed on your own, there are still rules for results to be considered for rankings. RULES
- What type of races are these? These are “on your own” races where you complete it on your own time and submit your photos and route files to Athena Adventures for credit and to be scored.
- How long are these races? They range from 6 hours to 12 hours.
- Is there mandatory gear for these races? No, but there is recommended gear. RECOMMENDED GEAR
- Do I need to have adventure racing experience to complete them? No. As long as you can read a map, you can do the courses.
- Do I need to have a team to participate? No, a solo division is available.
NEED A TEAMMATE?
Are you needing a teammate to compete with in one of our races? Check out the Adventure Race Teammate Finder Facebook page for other racers looking for partners!