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Adventure Racing Awesomeness!

From beginners to advanced racers…EX2 adventure races will test your limits!

What is an adventure race you ask?  We’re glad you asked…because we think they are awesome!  So here we go…all of our adventure races contain mountain biking, trail running or trekking, and some sort of paddling. At the beginning of each race you are given a map with checkpoints (location) on it and an instruction sheet with clues to help you find each checkpoint. The instruction sheet also tells you the order in which the checkpoints must be found and how you will travel to each point (e.g., by mountain bike, foot, or canoe). The goal of the race is to find as many checkpoints as possible in the allotted race time using only the map, instruction sheet, a compass, and your brain. Think of it like a scavenger hunt in the woods!

Greenhorn Adventure Race

May 11, 2019
Lake Fairfax Regional Park
Reston, VA

Welcome to Adventure Racing! The Greenhorn Adventure Race was created to offer competitors a gateway into the sport of adventure racing. While there is significant challenge built in, this event is fun and highly achievable for the novice racer.

We are THRILLED to be brining the Greenhorn to a brand new venue…Lake Fairfax.  This beautiful park has a small lake (hint…not too much paddling)…but LOTS of amazing terrain in and around the park.  We’ve got lots of surprises for you in this race!


September 22, 2019
Pohick Bay Regional Park
Fairfax Station, VA

VQ is moving!  We are thrilled to bring VentureQuest back in 2019 to a new NEW VENUE on the Mason Neck Pennisula.  VQ has challenged, rewarded, and inspired close to 3500 athletes in its 11 year history.  VQ is where is all began for EX2!

VentureQuest is a sprint adventure race that is held in Fairfax County just 45 minutes west of Washington DC.  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 offers a 4-hour course and an 8-hour course.