Returning for its 8th year, the Never Summer Adventure Race is moving down the road to beautiful Eagle, CO and will take place July 15-16, 2023. In this advanced 24-hour race, teams of 2-4 will stick together to paddle, mountain bike, and trek their way on an unmarked course all while navigating map and compass. This page is dedicated to the 24-hour Never Summer. If you are looking for the beginner/intermediate 6-hour Never Summer, please click here.
We are part of three awesome race series in 2023!
Rocky Mountain Adventure Series: A race series throughout the Rockies aimed at bringing more people into the great sport of Adventure Racing and promoting all of the races in the region. Teams that race multiple RMAS events will accumulate points that can win them the Championship title and a cash prize at the end of the racing season!
USARA Regional Championships: We are one of just ten races around the country that will earn the winners a free spot at the 2023 USARA Nationals in Vermont this fall. Nationals is already sold out, so this could be your ticket!
Adventure Racing World Series North American Circuit: This is a collection of the best mid-distance adventure races in the Northern American region. Participating teams earn points toward their North American rankings, as well as a chance for an entry into a lottery for a free entry into the 2024 ARWS World Championships in Ecuador.
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Race update # 1: https://mailchi.mp/471624919c54/never-summer-2023-race-update-1
Race update #2: https://mailchi.mp/73d37786245e/never-summer-race-update-2
Race update #3: https://mailchi.mp/b37a70b17d34/never-summer-race-update-3
Check here for future updates
Race Check In: Brush Creek Pavilion, Town of Eagle, Colorado
Racers will navigate the unmarked course by hiking/trekking, mountain biking (dirt road/trail), and paddling.
Bike 30 miles
Trek 18 miles
Paddle 18 miles
Racers must form teams of 2-4 in order to participate.
Please click here for a list of all required gear and equipment.
Inflatable kayak rentals available for $65 per person through Timberline Tours. This includes PFD, paddle, and transport of boat. Click here to rent: https://www.adventurecentral.com/user/web/m/wfRentalCalendar.aspx?RUID=2324&SELDT=7/15/2023&CLUID=98f486f2-d00f-4fd0-8e59-d220bab0c20f
Note: your credit card will need to be entered in order to make the rental, however, you will not be charged until 2 days prior to the event.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Friday night check in: 6-8pm, Boneyard Bar and Grill: 1099 Capitol St. in Eagle, CO
Saturday, July 15: Gear drop – 6:30-7:30am (Location to be announced at check in)
Load buses at Brush Creek Pavilion: 8:30am
Race start: 10am
Eagle CO has many lodging options including hotels and vacation rentals. However, they do book up quickly for the summer months, so be sure to get your reservations early.
> 2 months before the race date we are able to offer a 75% refund
1-2 months prior to the race date we are able to offer a 50% refund.
3-4 weeks prior to the race date we are able to offer a 25% refund.
Less than 2 weeks prior to the race, no refund is available. We apologize for any inconvenience but at this point, we have paid for all race expenses and have been planning on you attending.
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!