Greetings Racers!

We hope your training is going well for the 2024 Genesis Adventure Race!  We are just a couple of weeks away from race day!  

Below is some information to get you to Wellington Lake and ready for the race.


Wellington Lake on Google 

On Google Maps or your maps app, enter Wellington Lake as your destination, not the physical address. Maps may direct you to Forest Road 543, Forest Road 550, or Forest Road 560. These roads are not maintained year-round, can be impassable after snow events, and are subject to Forest Service closures. The most reliable route is through Bailey and Wellington Lake Road (turning SE at the 90-degree turn on 285).  This road has been recently graded and is much smoother than the other options – ESPECIALLY with a camper or trailer.


Sponsors!:  Our main sponsor, Arc’Teryx, will provide some AWESOME gear for prizes! 

Adventure Now Outdoors is going to be doing a raffel and sponsoring the boat section! If you would like a chance to win a Kokopelli Moki Lite, then you will need to sign up and be present at the race. Sign up here!

Post-race Drawings:  You can expect some pretty fantastic post-race drawing prizes.  

Exciting Arc’Teryx mini-series 

This year, Arc’Teryx is sponsoring a 3-race mini-series within the RMAS. The three races include Genesis, Never Summer, and Battle by the Brook!  You MUST sign up for the series and race in at least two mini-series races to participate.  Each member of the winning teams (in EACH category) will win a fantastic prize from Arc’Teryx.       If you are unfamiliar with the quality of the Arc’Teryx gear, please do some research.  They are the leader in outdoor apparel and are known for their exceptional quality!    If you are interested in participating, please talk to Bruce before you leave.


Orienteering Course 

Sadly, the orienteering course had to be canceled this year.  If you had registered, you should have been issued a refund. If you did not see this, please contact us.


The 2024 Genesis Course

All racers will start on foot, carrying your paddles! Do not leave your paddles at the boat drop. You can expect another challenging course in 2024. The 6-hour course is expected to have about 15-20 miles of mountain biking, 5-6 miles of trekking, 4-5 miles of paddling, and the climbing and rappelling sections. You can expect an elevation gain of over 4000 ft. The 12-hour course is expected to have between 28-35 miles of mountain biking, 8-12 miles of trekking, and 5-6 miles of paddling – along with climbing and rappelling. This course could see as much as 7000 ft of elevation gain! The climbing and rappelling sections will again be supported by the fantastic guides at Summit Ascent International and have proven to be the highlight of the Genesis races! Don’t miss this section!!


Race Check-In All Races 

Saturday 6-8 pm – Maps will be provided.  

Passports will be handed out at the pre-race meeting.

Please do not check in at the Wellington main office. Check-in will be at the Brown lot just East of the office (map below).

Sunday morning check-in 5:30-7:30 am.  If you’re checking in Sunday morning, give yourself enough time to map the UTM points and arrange to drop off your bikes and bins.


Booths at registration:

Arc’Teryx will have a booth with some giveaways and shoe demos.

Adventure Now Outdoors will also have a booth with demo’s and discount gear for sale!

Genesis Merchandise table:  We will have a booth with various styles of hoodies, shirts, and merchandise for sale.  (including dry bags from past races). If you are interested in anything for yourself or your family/friends, please have cash on hand; we will not have a way to accept credit cards.  All items will be $30 or less.



  • Some CPs will be on the map; others will require your team to map them using UTM coordinates.  Don’t forget your compass and UTM tool.  Your compass may have the UTM tool on the base plate.

  • 6 and 12-hour racers should expect to utilize your 1:24,000 UTM tool to map several points during the race. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand! 

  • Instruction link in the Gear list.

Race Schedule  (subject to change)

Genesis 12-hour race

  • Racer meeting 6:30 am

  • Passport instructions will be given during check-in and pre-race meeting.

  • Start time: 7:00 am

  • End time 7:00 pm

  • Awards at 7:30 pm

Genesis 6-hour race

  • Racer meeting 8:30 am 

  • Passport instructions will be given during check-in and pre-race meeting.

  • Start time: 9:00 am

  • End time: 3:00 pm

  • Awards 1-hour post-race finish

  • Awards 3:30 pm 

Meal provided from 4-8 pm.

Boat/Bike/Gear drop

  • All teams will be allowed gear bin(s) to be dropped at Brown Day use area

  • 1 Gear bin/box per person. 29 x 20 x 15 (Costco size black/yellow)

  • The bike and gear bin drop is at the exact location of the boat drop.   We recommend you allow time in the morning to drop off your bikes and bins as someone may not be staying in this location Saturday night.  Expect 15-20 minutes from the racer campground for the round trip and drop.  Don’t be late for the racer meeting.

  • If you rent a canoe or kayak from registration, they will be available at the check-in location (Brown Lot). If you rented from Wellington, please tell them when to get your boat. You and your team will pick up and carry your rented equipment to the drop area and return it to where you picked it up!  If you rent it, YOU must also return it! Our staff and volunteers will not be responsible for returning boats.


  • We are sold out of boats for rent through the race.

  • Wellington Lake may have a few boats left. Contact them at                  [email protected]

  • The boat sections for all races will be on flat water.


  • If you have reserved a camping spot through us, it will be in the open area we have reserved called Royal Elk Meadow. There will be signs directing you to the location.

Climbing Section 

We are excited that SAI guides are returning to sponsor the climb and repel section! They will provide a limited number of harnesses; you are strongly encouraged to bring your equipment (harness, ATC type belay device, and 1 locking carabiner) to ensure fit and possibly reduce wait time. You MUST wear your bike helmet in this section. No helmets will be provided.


All teams must have at least one 1:24,000 UTM tool to map a limited number of checkpoints. Attached is a video on how to use a UTM tool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv7ZnNFsgsQ 


Gear list

6-hour Mandatory Gear List link (subject to change)

12-hour Mandatory Gear list link (subject to change)



Please review the rules of travel here


Cell Reception 

Don’t expect cell reception once you get to the camp! Please make your calls before you get to the race.