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Hart Adventure Racing Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you even write a FAQ post for a brand new website? You guess what people are going to frequently ask, I suppose.
This page will grow as the questions start rolling in.
Do You Guys Know What You're Doing?
Sort of? Maybe? Not really?
Professionally, we have a combined 30+ years of experience as professionals in the fitness, endurance, and exercise science world. We have helped hundreds of endurance athletes reach their training and racing goals, from triathlons, to road racing, to 100 mile ultramarathons, to obstacle course racing world championships, and beyond.
But as adventure racers? Well we're still kind of learning as we go. That's half the fun.
Adventure Racing...that's like Spartan Races and Tough Mudders, Right?
No, it's not, but this is a common misconception. Lots of people confuse adventure racing for obstacle course racing, and vice versa.
Adventure racing is a navigational sport. There is no marked route. You've got to make your way from check point to check point using a map, a compass, and your ability to read both of them. There's also mountain biking and paddling (kayak, canoe, etc.), in addition to foot travel.
Obstacle course races, on the other hand, are a point to point race that involves, you guessed it, obstacles. And usually a ton of mud. But there's no navigational aspect, and I've yet to paddle a kayak or ride a bike during an OCR.
There are, however, seemingly a lot of slides.
How Many Miles is an Adventure Race?
Less than there could be, if you're really good at what you're doing. (Serious answer: there's no marked course for an adventure racing, so mileage will vary based on the route a racer/team takes)