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VentureQuest Adventure Race

VentureQuest Adventure RaceVQ Update on 7/31/13 - early registration fee deadline extended to Aug. 5th, 2013. VQ will go back into hibernation in 2014. Seize the moment and make it happen!

September 29, 2013
Fountainhead Regional Park - Fairfax Station, VA

  • Sport Course - Short Sprint Adventure Race (Beginner/Sport Level), 16-20 miles, 3-5 hours
  • Elite Course - Long Sprint Adventure Race (Sport/Elite Level), 28-35 miles, 5-9 hours
  • Segments: trekking, paddling, mountain biking, navigation
  • Teams of Two, Three and Solo Racers
  • Solo Divisions: Solo Female and Solo Male
  • 2 Person Divisions: Duo Co-Ed, Duo Female, and Duo Male
  • 3 Person Divisions: Co-Ed, Female, and Male
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After a 3 year hiatus, we are thrilled to bring back VentureQuest in 2013, an event which has challenged, rewarded, and inspired close to 3000 athletes in its 10 year history.

VentureQuest is a sprint adventure race where competitors are tasked with navigating to find a series of checkpoints, all while trekking on and off trail along the Bull Run-Occoquan trail system cooridor, biking the demanding single-track of the Fountainhead Mountain Bike Trail system, and paddling the slow moving waters of the Occoquan Reservoir. Solos and teams of two or three have the option of competing in the 3-5 hour course, perfect for beginner/sport racers, or a 5-9 hour course, designed for sport/elite athletes. There are also plenty of surprises, twists, and decision making in this race, all of which will cost or save time for each team.

See Who's RacingThe VentureQuest course remains a mystery until race weekend but competitors can expect to cover the most mileage on their mountain bikes, followed by trekking, and then paddling.

VentureQuest is held in Western Fairfax County only 30 minutes west of Washington DC. The race course runs through three parks operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. The terrain is gorgeous and has a truly remote feel for being so close to a major metro area. Racers love the fact that they can compete in a challenging adventure race so close to home.

VentureQuest is sponsored by:

The Bike Lane Pow-Her
Positively Chiropractic DrinkMore Water



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