Sunday, May 23, 2010

Falls Lake Challenge Results

Many thanks to all the racers who came out to race the inaugural Falls Lake Challenge! There were 36 teams/ 95 racers participating. This group of race starters takes the total number of Bushwhack Adventures event starters over the 1,000 mark!

The day started with a little pre-race rain, then remained mostly cloudy until the race ended. The sun came out to help dry off the racers who chose to take a dip in the lake as the results were processed. Just as we started the awards ceremony, a huge dark cloud appeared on the horizon. It was quite ominous and headed our way across the lake. In a repeat of the Gleneagles awards, the rain arrived just as the last awards were given out, scattering the crowd.

Division winners were:
2 Coed - redwinefreaks
3 Coed -
2 Female - All Butter
3 Female - Team Green
2 Male - Gung Ho
3 Male - TBD
4 Male - Va Mountain Men

Click here for full results.

We'll post more pictures from the race soon.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Registration is Closed

We have 37 teams and 97 racers signed up!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cap Extended!

The hosting Park has agreed to let us raise the cap on the number of racers by a dozen! Even though it's the eleventh hour, you still have a chance to register and participate in the inaugural Falls Lake Challenge! Hurry, registration will close at 10pm on May 17th!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ISO Teammates?

Anyone out there still searching for a teammate to race with in the Falls Lake Challenge? Post a comment below and let others know you're looking, before it's too late. Registration closes on the 16th!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Start / Finish location

The start / finish location for the 2010 Falls Lake Challenge will be at Sandling Beach in the Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Look for picnic shelter #4 after you enter the park.

The entrance to Sandling Beach is located on NC 50, three miles north of NC 98 north of Raleigh.

The Google map below can be used to get directions or you can view additional info and detailed directions on the Falls Lake website.

View FLC 10 - Start / Finish location in a larger map

Monday, April 26, 2010

And they're gone!

We now have 58 racers and 23 teams signed up to race the FLC10! Only 42 racer spots left!

All 20 rent-free canoes are spoken for.

We'll be announcing the Start/Finish location soon!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Only two rent-free canoes left!

As of 9:40 pm on 4/25/2010, only two of the rent-free canoes being provided by Bushwhack Adventures and Frog Hollow Outdoors are left. The next two teams that pay their registration fee will have these last two canoes reserved for them!

There are 18 teams paid up now, representing 46 racers. Don't forget, there is a cap of 100 racers for this event, so don't wait too long to get your team's entry fee paid and secure your spot at the starting line!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rent-free canoes going fast!

As of 4/21/10, thirteen of the twenty rent-free canoes have already been claimed by paid-up teams. Register soon to have a chance at getting one of these canoes being provided by Bushwhack Adventures and Frog Hollow Outdoor.

Don't forget that registration will be limited to 100 racers for this race. There are already 37 racers signed up. We fully expect this race to sell out, so register now before it's too late!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Finishing touches

After a few final tweaks we've now finished up the trekking points. Everything is scouted.

Here's a few additional teaser photos. Although most of this looks flat, don't be fooled ... there's some nice size hills out there!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Registration is open!

Register ASAP to be eligible for one of the 20 rent-free canoes going to the first teams whose entry fee is paid in full. Limit one rent-free canoe per team.

Register ASAP so you don't miss out - the race is limited to only 100 racers. We do expect it to sell out!

Thanks for racing!

Monday, March 29, 2010


The past few weeks have been perfect for working on the course.

After sifting through all of the options over the winter we've finalized the course and have been scouting out exact locations for all the checkpoints.

Here's a few teaser photos to give you an idea of the terrain.

The trekking points are last on the list to finish up so expect more pictures soon!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Registration for Falls Lake Challenge opens April 9th!

Register your team now! Bushwhack Adventures and Frog Hollow Outfitters are providing 20 canoes on a first-registered, first-served basis. Once your Squad Profile is complete on Checkpoint Tracker, and your team's registration is fully paid for, you'll get dibs on the 20 rent-free canoes - while they last!

Online registration is being handled through the Checkpoint Tracker website, so get your team signed up there (for free) now!

Race shirt deadline - Team registration must be paid in full by April 26th in order to guarantee race shirts and race pint glasses for team members.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Introducing the Falls Lake Challenge Adventure Race

Welcome to the Falls Lake Challenge website! For 2010, Bushwhack Adventures has added a new sprint race to the Checkpoint Tracker series by expanding into the North Raleigh area and the vast expanse of Falls Lake.

With numerous options for paddling, trekking, and biking, the inaugural Falls Lake Challenge intends to challenge both new and experienced races with a full rogaine course. We're designing a 6 to 8 hour course and should have more details up soon as well as some teaser photos from our scouting efforts.

Be sure to sign up on the Checkpoint Tracker website as a racer and add the Falls Lake Challenge to your schedule. Registration will be processed through the Checkpoint Tracker website and should be up soon.