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How many adventure races do you do annually?
How far are you willing to travel for a race?
What race lengths do you prefer?
What disciplines do you like races to have?
What disciplines do you NOT like? Please provide explaination
Generally, do you prefer complex designed courses or simple ones?
What type of race courses do you like?
What sports besides adventure racing do you regularly do (casually or competitively)?
Do your prefer lots of pre- and post-race stuff?
What's the biggest thing holding you back from doing more adventure racing?
What's the one thing adventure racing could do that would allow you to race more?
Where do you get information about races and adventure racing?
Email Address
Anything else you'd care to add that we haven't addressed?
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2/26/2017 9:28:11Male30-40
6+ (I love adventure racing!)
200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
8-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Sailing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Complex - I like having to do constant cost/benefit analysis, route selection, making time cutoffs, etc.
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Trail Running
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2/28/2017 12:44:52Female30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
12-24 generally, with one multi-day a year
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Challenging navigation and route choice
Generally I find that ropes end up being more of a logistical hassle than their worth, causing bottlenecks on the course or just feeling contrived. I've done a few races where ropes were used effectively in terms of making organic forward progress on the course. If RDs are able to do that, then ropes are great.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Orienteering, Trail Running, Road running
Yes, within reason. Don't care much about prizes, but camaraderie makes the sport what it is. And quality swag is nice.
Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
On-site babysitting? :)
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint, word of mouth
As both a racer and an RD, I'm excited to see the results of the survey - thanks, Cy!
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2/28/2017 12:48:04Male20-306+
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
Anything that results in dead time/waiting in line.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (road), XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races are too far away
Regional cooperation between race dates. Too many great races within reasonable distances on either same date, or 1 week apart.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 12:49:58Male30-403-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Inlines, skating, nordic skiing with or without snow.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Call wifey and tell her my presence is mandatory.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 12:50:18Male50-60
Use to race, hoping to get back into it this year.
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Made up obstacles, this is AR not Mud Runs! :-)
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races are too far away, Doing more would involve a level of physicality I'm not sure I'm ready for, Can't get race partners
more local, convenient races.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc.
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2/28/2017 12:53:03Male30-403-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Sailing
puzzles, games, rides
there is a happy medium between the two
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Cost of the races, Races take too much time, I have other sports that are more important than AR
tell my company to give me more vacation days
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 12:56:59Male20-301-2
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek
Swimming. Arbitrary rope sections that you can't really race on.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Orienteering, Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear, Not enough races
Not many shorter races (less than 24 hours) anywhere near to where I live
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:02:23Male50-603-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
rollerblading
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Orienteering, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races
more sponsorship
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:03:10Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Kayaking
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Done most of the local ones
N/A
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint, Google Search
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2/28/2017 13:04:57Male30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Sailing
Puzzles/Sudoku/Word searches, etc.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
more races in New England
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
I hate plotting points. Seems so unnecessary and can create huge barriers to entry for beginner teams.
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2/28/2017 13:07:50Male40-501-2
Overnight trip is okay
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Orienteering
None
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running, Road running
Either is fine
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
N/a
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:07:59Male30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Sailing
Disciplines you can´t prepare yourself for. Like puzzles and so.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races
A better planing from the organizers, so the races is spread out true the year
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:08:01Male40-501-2
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Puzzles (too gimmicky), obstacle course/challenges (different sport)
I like a course that takes advantage of wilderness and the area.
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Orienteering, used to do triathlon (road), marathons, and cycling
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Races are too far away
I recently have enjoyed going solo in shorter events 12hrs or less
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc.
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2/28/2017 13:08:55Male20-30
10+ orienteering events, 1-2 AR
100 miles or less (I only race local)
2-7 hours (short, beginner friendly or "sprints")
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges, Navigation
Whitewater because I'm not confident in that skill.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Orienteering, Trail Running, Road running
A mix of both options so I can compete often
Cost of the races, Not enough races, I have other sports that are more important than AR, Can't get race partners
Get rid of gear lists and let people decide what's appropriate. Offer more low key ARs at $15-$25/race for practice
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:09:36Male40-503-5
Overnight trip is okay
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Races are too far away
More Sponsors for my team.
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:12:24Male50-603-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
anything that gets me really cold...or makes me cramp...
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Sometimes hard to find local strong, committed women to train and race with
1. Recruit more strong, committed, women into the sport. 2. Solve for cramping (for me, not the women...well maybe them too if that's an issue...)!
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Thank you for gathering and sharing, Cy!
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2/28/2017 13:18:02Male40-501-2
Overnight trip is okay
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Orienteering
None
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running, Road running
Either is fine
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
N/a
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:21:18Male40-506+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming
Games, gimmicks, puzzles and unnecessary obstacles
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Can't get race partners
Add a daycare lol!
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:22:35Male40-501-2
Overnight trip is okay
2-7 hours (short, beginner friendly or "sprints")
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
The mix of both road and mountain biking. Meaning that, I don't enjoy having to bike 25+ miles on road with my mountain bike.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (road), Obstacle Course Racing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Races are too far away, Races are too complex, Can't get race partners
Variety. Besides for terrain, most sprint AR's are all the same: bike, run, paddle. The 'special challenges' are usually mundane/boring/over-used. RD's need to inject some excitement and unknowns into the races.
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:24:06Female20-301-2
If the length of the race, and location are once in a lifetime, I'll take a flight. otherwise, overnight travel doesn't seem worth it (cost-wise)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Swimming, Sailing
Mountain biking. It's so expensive to travel with a bike!
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Open water swimming, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear, Races are too far away
More races in more locations
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:25:30Male20-303-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Mtb that is real single track is fun, and it penalizes people for running semi slick skinny tires to make road sections easier.
Knot tying, gimmicks, UTM plotting is the worst, kayak/canoe sections without an interesting orienteering piece.
A mix of optional sections.
A bit of both
Orienteering, Obstacle Course Racing, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Golf, snowboarding, disc golf, tons of hiking.
Post race food and drinks please, lack of swag is okay assuming prizes for placing well.
Cost of the races, Races are too far away
Some cheaper options without kayaking. Savings if you bring your own boat.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Races that don't allow water bladders (looking at you GOALS!) Aren't cool! Same day race check in is great. High quality maps are worth paying for. Stockville was an awesome idea, love the backpacking aspect of it.
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2/28/2017 13:27:08Male40-501-2
Overnight trip is okay
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Sup,caves,zipline,horseback,
Swim I'm an awfully bad swimmer
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (road), Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Obstacle Course Racing, Trail Running, Road running, Paintball
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races take too much time, Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Can't get race partners
Talk to my wife.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
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2/28/2017 13:27:11Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Swimming
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Can't get race partners
Solo options that allow racers to experience the race without falling too far behind team racers paces
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:28:33Female20-306+
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Kayak/Canoe/Paddling - I can't always get my gear there. If the gear is provided, then it is great.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Doing more would involve a level of physicality I'm not sure I'm ready for, Can't get race partners
Provide a way for the community to connect outside of race day
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
In the midwest there are more series - those would be great to have in the NW
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2/28/2017 13:32:06Male40-503-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
I guess....inline skating. I like most everything
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Mountain climbing/mountaineering
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Not enough races, Races are too far away, Doing more would involve a level of physicality I'm not sure I'm ready for
Align your races to not book over or too near other races from other directors
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:40:40Male30-403-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Stand Up Paddle board in a race is the worst.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
I like all the fun stuff. Creative swag is better. How many shirts do I need? If there is food a veggie option is mandatory.
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Lower cost would be great but companies need to make money and events are not free so I understand. Activities for spouses or family would be great.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:33:03Male60+6-7
Overnight trip is okay
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting
puzzles, gimmcks
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Trail Running, ragain
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
also like other type of races (trail, orienteering,rogain)
win the lottery
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint, AR riends
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2/28/2017 13:34:44Male40-501-2
Overnight trip is okay
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Standup paddle boards, rollerblades, pack animals; this stuff is really hard to practice with a reasonable training schedule for all the "normal" stuff
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running, Basketball
Hate junk swag (pencils, stickers, random salves; etc.); Helmets, Jerseys, etc., are cool. Parties are great.
Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Doing more would involve a level of physicality I'm not sure I'm ready for, Can't get race partners
Raise interest in the Northern Rockies (WY, ID, MT) so that there are more people interested in racing and training to race
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Sport is growing again. Growth is awesome, but some sort of standardization is going to become critical to prevent (minimize?) frustrated or injured racers.
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2/28/2017 13:48:00Male20-306+
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
None
Simple - I like having to challenge my speed and fitness
A bit of both
Orienteering, AR is really the only sport that I compete in
I think it's really important for races to have food and some kind of ceremony/party afterwards, but I don't need tons of swag
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Not much - I am fortunate to be in southeastern PA; the hotbed of AR!
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:48:18Female30-401-2
Overnight trip is okay
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
none
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running, Rock climbing
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Not enough races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Quality of races being offered near me
have better produced events
AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:50:05Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Climbing. Scared of heights.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Can't get race partners
More races in uk
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:53:50Male40-503-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting
puzzles/mental challenges - i prefer races to be about the navigation and the core disciplines
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Can't get race partners
Provide better access for pool of racers to race with. Whether that be a dedicated area/community board with racer bios, think a "LinkedIn" for AR community or similar. Also, local organizations providing better access to their racer pool or facilitating more opportunities for racers to sync up
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
To help grow the sport, I think local organizations should create some kind of "veteran/novice" race program. This program would have the organizations' more seasoned racers take out either rookies and/or "middle of the pack" type racers on 12hr/24hr races and help them build their skill sets. I think this would help those "middle of the packers" get to the next level while also feeling more confident to bring first timers out racing with them to grow the sport. This would also hopefully create more podium finishes for other racers than the usual teams/individuals you usually see in the 12hr/24hr circuit.
34
2/28/2017 13:55:33Male40-503-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Any discipline is good it just makes the race more challanging
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Working away so not always around when the races are on.
Only put the races on when I'm off work!! Only joking there really isn't anything I can think of unless I give up fly-in fly-out work..
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 13:58:13Male40-503-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Swimming
animal riding, anything that is inherently different for each team (ie can't give everyone the same animal with the same temperament)
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Old and beaten up. A lot of time on the DL
give me new knees. Aside from injuries, time has been my limiting factor, then cost.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 14:06:24Male40-503-57 hr drive
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Orienteering/serious nav
crappy boats
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Mountain biking (not racing), SUP
no real preference
Races are too far away, Can't get race partners
Hold more races in New England
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
AR, rogaining, and orienteering need to embrace their commonalities.
37
2/28/2017 14:07:47Female40-501-2
Overnight trip is okay
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Swimming, Sailing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Kayaking/canoe/paddling is okay... but only short distances please... Sooo BORING!
I like courses with optional checkpoints... Everyone is out there for the same period of time, but doing different distances, etc..
A bit of bothTrail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear, Races take too much time, Not enough races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Can't get race partners
More races... (Friends see me do a race once or twice a year... They think it looks interesting... but they don't plan for next year... too far away... )
Your local AR organization
I think that the sport needs to do more to appeal to the casual less serious athlete... Less race, more adventure...
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2/28/2017 14:08:10Female30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Anything contrived, i.e. challenges that are repeated multiple years or fixed ropes that do not get you to the next part of the course (you just got up and right back down or vice versa).
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Races take too much time
Make it my profession!
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 14:08:55Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Swimming
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Can't get race partners
Solo options that allow racers to experience the race without falling too far behind team racers paces
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 14:09:32Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Swimming
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Can't get race partners
Solo options that allow racers to experience the race without falling too far behind team racers paces
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 14:10:31Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting
Puzzles
Simple - I like having to challenge my speed and fitness
A bit of both
Obstacle Course Racing, Paintball
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races, Races are too far away, Can't get race partners
Nope
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
42
2/28/2017 14:11:58Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Swimming
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Can't get race partners
Solo options that allow racers to experience the race without falling too far behind team racers paces
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
43
2/28/2017 14:39:50Male20-305+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Orineteering
Rogaine style CPs,
The perfect balance
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Mentally/Physically Tired from racing so much
Allow me not to work
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint, ARworldseries.com
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2/28/2017 14:40:56Male50-603-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
Stupid human tricks
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Races are too far away
Don't start a race at night. You are going to have to stay awake for a long time as it is, without also being awake all day long before the race. There are two races this year I would have done if not for the start time.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 14:42:33Male30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
paddle boards. they are slow and lame
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Get costs down somehow, provide daycare ;)
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
I'd love to help find a way to get more people out to races. The more people, the more races.
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2/28/2017 14:46:15Male30-403-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Swimming
Puzzles and mental challenges, artificial obstacles. The more natural the obstacles are the better. Once we had to climb a tree and then rappel it down, I'd prefer to usr ropes to pass geographic accidents that otherwise you cant go through.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
Balanced
Not enough races, Races are too far away, Can't get race partners
Getting more people to know the sport and to tell them that its worth a try. Anyway, I feel that there is a great effort being done in this way already.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 14:49:20Male40-503-5
Overnight trip is okay
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting
Don't like course with only one obvious choice for routes, which takes out any real navigation.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Road running
Honestly some small swag, and a small meal/party is about perfect for a 24 o he or less race. Done a couple 3-4 days, then maybe a bit more. A couple beers and a chance to socialize.
Cost of the races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Cost is sometimes an issue. But I also have 4 kids that come first. I wouldnt mind seeing a discount for a team that also has a person volunteer to help with the race. For example, my wife volunteers when I race quite a bit. Some races they have covered her hotel or meals, some nothing at all. Even a small discount would seem like something.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 14:50:49Female30-401-2
Overnight trip is okay
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Repelling/climbing and whitewater...little to no experience
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Open water swimming, Trail Running, Road running, Yoga
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear, Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
More intermediate level races at lower cost
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 15:00:16Male40-503-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Not a fan of most races that try to put ropes in. Usually just a gimmick. Also do not love packrafting.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
EVERYONE commit to their dates by the end of the year. That way people can plan accordingly. Announcing your have a kick ass race in July but posting about it in Feb is too late. Most of us have already had to book vacation and planned for travel.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 15:04:01Male40-503-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
pure chance with no skill or strategy
Either is fine, but rogaine style is hard for spectators to follow.
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running, Lots of non racing in these activities
These are nice if you travel for an expedition race. not requried in non expedition events.
Cost of the races, physically i can only do 1-2 expedition events a year. + a few 24hr events.
there are only a few races where i live (Ireland). Lots of multisport races, but not true AR.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
We need to be strategic about how we grow participation in the sport. this is in the 3-5hr races which are achievable by everyone.
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2/28/2017 15:12:30Male30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Swimming. I hate it. Also obstacles because that is not adventure racing.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running, Road cycling
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the gear, Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Too many in FL. Competition level is low because of this.
Tell my teammates to stop having babies. :)
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 15:22:35Male30-406+
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
Anything that creates bottle-necks. There's nothing worse than putting new racers in a RACE, and then having them wait in line to do something.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Orienteering, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races, Races are too far away
Put on more races!
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 15:39:38Female40-501-2
Overnight trip is okay
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
Gimmicky ones eg, bungy jump etc. anything that could cause bottlenecks.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Rogaining
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Minimise gear requirements
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 15:59:40Male40-503-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Ropes aren't fun when you are standing still waiting. It's a race!
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Orienteering
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races take too much time, Not enough races, Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
not put all of the races in the same three week span of late September
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
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2/28/2017 16:11:20Male40-501-2
Overnight trip is okay
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Shitty treks through dense undergrowth
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Climbing, Hiking
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races take too much time, Too much time hosting races
No real answer for this one
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., Adventure Enablers :)
Thanks for putting this together
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2/28/2017 16:25:50Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Any OCR stuff or puzzle stuff
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Change up locations
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
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2/28/2017 16:36:17Male40-506+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Navigation
Ropes aren't worth annoyance/wait/risk. Arbitrary games and puzzles are silly.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Can't get race partners
Allow qualified solo competitors
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Linear, point-to-point races with some strategy are so much more rewarding. I know they are much harder to organize, but am willing to pay more and travel farther. Would also like to see more events in the 12-24hr category. Thanks for getting feedback!
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2/28/2017 16:37:48Male30-406+
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting
puzzles & man made obstacles - this is AR not OCR
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
I have other sports that are more important than AR, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
nothing
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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2/28/2017 16:43:49Male50-601-2
Overnight trip is okay
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek
RopesSome of bothA bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Road riding, Fat biking
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
My race partner and I are experienced intermediate racers. We prefer 6-12 hour races. We don't need lots of swag or promotion of future races by directors who run the race or are participating; we feel the sport can be clique-ish which is annoying. We are there to have fun and aren't looking to make new friends but we like straight-forward race experiences that don't involve a lot of waiting around before or afterwards. Limited snacks afterwards are better than pizza in a box--we are not snobs we just don't need to spend our registration money on silly 'extras.' The sport often seems to target newbies or experts--how about those of us in the middle?!?
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
It's such a great sport--make it more user friendly for those of us who aren't first timers or expedition/expert racers!
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2/28/2017 16:55:41Male30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Packraft, navigation
I like the idea of ropes, but still waiting for the course that provides a ropes course that is truly organic and meaningful. Too often they are relatively useless and cause logistical and timing problems that can impact outcome, time cutoffs, etc.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of bothOrienteering
Most of the time, I don't care that much, but I do like some social gathering after the event. Especially at longer events. I don't need lots of fancy investment, but a picnic table and some time to chat is the best way to end any race.
I'm not really holding back. If anything, I am scaling back a bit (used to do 10+ races a year)
The biggest issue in my mind is lack of coordination. Too many local RDs show little to no consideration of one another when scheduling events. This can be true on the ARWS circuit too, and that is a bigger issue in my mind since there are fewer people competing in XPDs.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
I wish there was a bit more honesty from racers regarding the quality of RDs and races. On one level, we need more ARs, but at the same time, fields can be stretched thin by the proliferation of regional events, some of which represent the sport, others of which don't. I think that racers can demand more of RDs at times. To summarize, we need more RDs and races who are deeply committed to the sport, innovation, etc. We don't need those who put out shoddy products race after race.
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2/28/2017 17:10:55Male50-601-2
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Swimming
Puzzles
Simple - I like having to challenge my speed and fitness
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Triathlon (road), Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear, Can't get race partners
Have more in my area (Atlanta)
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
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2/28/2017 17:23:01Male40-503-5
Overnight trip is okay
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Sailing
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Volleyball, tennis, downhill skiing
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
More races of various lengths closer to home.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
63
2/28/2017 17:25:09Male50-603-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
NA
Both combined into one
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Give me 10 days in a week
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
Thank you for all you do!
64
2/28/2017 17:25:10Male50-603-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
NA
Both combined into one
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Give me 10 days in a week
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
Thank you for all you do!
65
2/28/2017 17:29:11Female30-406+
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Rappeling/Climbing
Paddling but that's just because I'm not as good at it as I am running and biking :)
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running, Crossfit
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races, Races are too far away
More rogaine style races
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
66
2/28/2017 17:33:35Male40-501-2
100 miles or less (I only race local)
2-7 hours (short, beginner friendly or "sprints")
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
N/A. I like that variety these type of races offer
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Not sure
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc.
67
2/28/2017 17:50:19Male30-401-2
100 miles or less (I only race local)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Special task, no amazing race please
I like courses with route options but are simple enough that you are still moving from A to B
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Not enough races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Can't get race partners
Flexible team sizes
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization
68
2/28/2017 17:51:33Male60+3-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Swimming, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
None.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Triathlon (road), Trail Running
I like both options. No preference.
Races are too far away, Can't get race partners
Make it easier to find teammates.
Check schedule for local AR organizers.
69
2/28/2017 17:54:53Female30-406+
It's relative to the length of the race. Generally the rule is, I'm not driving more hours than there are in the race. Mostly if it's worth it, it doesn't matter, I'll travel but at some point, cost comes into it (e.g. New Zealand :)
36+
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting
whitewater swimming
Simple - I like having to challenge my speed and fitness
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, road bike riding, crossfit
Perfectly ok with either (but want it to be reflected in the cost)
Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Cost of travel when race is far away
Ask my boss for more time off work? :)
Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
70
2/28/2017 18:07:24Male40-503-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Swimming
Contrived ropes or special challenges
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Trail Running, Road running, Road bike
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races take too much time, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
More close races, I guess
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
71
2/28/2017 18:12:34Female40-503-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Swimming
Poorly organized or planned disciplines.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Obstacle Course Racing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races are too far away
More expedition length races on the east coast.
AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
72
2/28/2017 18:18:37Male40-503-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Stupid human tricks
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Races are too far away, Race directors not coordinating race dates with each other.
Contain the race to Saturday and sunday
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
73
2/28/2017 18:31:38Male30-403-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Puzzle and mental challenges- feels like I'm in a kids treasure hunt and not an AR
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Cost of the races
Better course design. Most race directors don't focus on making the course good enough.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
74
2/28/2017 18:32:58Male
Prefer not to answer
6+
no more then 1/2 length of race.....so 6hr drive for 12 hr race
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
super technical rocky mtbing
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
control race flows to TA's..... with lots of optional controls for talented condtioned teams but making mandatories doable by 80 % of teams. i think it's fun to see the elite racers periodically while racing.
Orienteering, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, working out 3 to 5 times a week....spinning and yoga etc
got to have fluids and food post race....a lttle swag is always good ....like race shirts....technical type.
Cost of the gear, Races are too far away, Can't get race partners
more races within a 4 to 8 hr drive from my home.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint, word of mouth
75
2/28/2017 18:44:33Male40-501-2
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Puzzles and mental games... I get enough of that at work
Simple - I like having to challenge my speed and fitness
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Trail Running
Awards and post race food... notging else is necessary
Races take too much time, Not enough races, Races are too far away, Other life commitments take precedence over AR, Can't get race partners
More races available in North Georgia
AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Allow GPS so as to attract new racers
76
2/28/2017 18:52:39Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
I haven't done a race I didn't like the disciplines
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Have more races in my area
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
A lot of races I've done (4 to 12) hours don't give more than an hour to plot and plan. Would like more time for this.
77
2/28/2017 19:09:37Male50-603-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting
Rappelling
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (road), Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Provide child care
Online searches
78
2/28/2017 19:35:34Female40-503-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
Challenges - prefer just the mental challenge of navigating the course.
EitherA bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running
I don't need any major swag, but a post-race meal is nice.
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Find a way to convince my husband it's fun to participate/volunteer/go along. I sure haven't managed to yet.
Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
79
2/28/2017 19:38:00Male40-503-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Sailing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges, Target shooting, horse riding, coasteering
Too much cycling in the roads.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear
Standardized equipment lists
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint, TA1 podcast
80
2/28/2017 19:45:45Male40-501-2
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Side puzzles that take time away from moving
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear
Reduce the price
Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
81
2/28/2017 19:46:08Male30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
None - variety if done well makes AR unique
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
More shorter events closer to home
Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
82
2/28/2017 19:55:28Male40-503-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Goofy challenges.
Simple - I like having to challenge my speed and fitness
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering
Somewhere in the middle. I like the social aspect at the end.
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Nothing much for me.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
83
2/28/2017 19:55:33Male50-603-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Mountaineering. Afraid of heights
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races
More races of various lengths catering for wide range of abilities
AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
84
2/28/2017 20:20:14Male40-503-5
Overnight trip is okay
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Puzzles/Mental challenges
None.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Mountain climbing/mountaineering
Nice awards & beer.
injuriesNothing
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Low Participation numbers influences if a race is worthy of training for, paying for, and traveling too.
85
2/28/2017 20:28:15Female20-301-2
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Rappeling/Climbing
I'm not big on the puzzles
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Trail Running, Road running
I like being able to socialize
Races take too much time, Races are too far away, Can't get race partners
Come to NY
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint, FB friends
nope
86
2/28/2017 20:44:34Male30-403-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Rappeling/Climbing
Gimmicky disciplines (paddle boats, scooters, etc.).
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Open water swimming, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
NA
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
87
2/28/2017 21:07:20Male30-403-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Flat water canoeing
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Snow shoe racing
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
More ropes and whitewater
Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
88
2/28/2017 21:19:59Male20-303-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
Puzzles, Mental Challenges. Takes away from the 'adventure' part of the sport, washer tossing, and team blind puzzle challenges take away from the race. Do more navigational challenges.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Races are too far away, Can't get race partners
Allow more solo entries or easier way to find teammates
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Create a nationwide of hot spots where a lot of adventure racers live
89
2/28/2017 22:43:28Male40-503-5
Overnight trip is okay
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
I don't like swimming!
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Races take too much time
More 12/24 hour races
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
90
2/28/2017 23:02:58Male40-503-5
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
Depends on how stupid i feel at the time. The more stupid, the longer the race i am willing to do. But typically 12 hours is what i do with a couple 24 hours thrown in for spice.
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Obstacle course type stuff.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Take care of my kids and my job and my wife and.....well, you get the idea. Oh, yeah, and you still have to make all of the above still think that they are more important to me than anything else in the world.
AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
If AR wants to get more people involved, you have to lower the barrier to entry. More rental equipment, shorter, easier races, maybe some urban races, kids races, a way to make orienteering more friendly. The orienteering races are populated by seriously unfriendly people. I constantly am amazed by how unwelcoming the other racers are during orienteering races. What a great way to kill enthusiasm for your sport. If you want to keep it a niche sport, you are doing it the right way by making newbies feel unwelcome. AR has to get peoples and their families involved and make them feel welcome. i would do more AR if AR races made my families feel welcome and if there was a spectator engagement. Short urban or close in AR events for newbies would be great.
91
3/1/2017 1:28:05Male40-501-2
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Sailing, Puzzles/Mental challenges
Yet to find a discipline that makes me roll my eyes in frustration
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running, Road running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Other life commitments take precedence over AR
Talk to my boss!
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
92
3/1/2017 1:34:40Female30-406+
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Canyoning, Caving
Mental challenges because they're not outdoor oriented. Everything outdoor-ish is fine though!
It needs to be simple in the way it's designed, no strategy, but need to be challenging orienteering
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Mountain climbing/mountaineering, Trail Running, Road running, Road bike, Yoga, Canyoning, Ice climbing...
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Cost of the races, Can't get race partners, Finding race partners that have the same availability + goals/motivation is really the hardest part. As well as having a stable team, and finding sponsors
Attract sponsors! Provide more images and videos of the sport!
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
I am a French adventure racer. We have a very wide community with a strong field and a federation, but we definitely still miss money and sponsors to race more and we would need more stability in the composition of our teams
93
3/1/2017 2:41:38Male30-401-2
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Whitewater rafting, Swimming, Puzzles/Mental challenges, Rowing
Climbing ropes while sleep deprived
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Mostly pre-determined, race to CPs in sequential order
Open water swimming, Triathlon (road), Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear, Races take too much time, Other life commitments take precedence over AR
More efficient pre race logistics. save time taken off work etc..
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
94
3/1/2017 4:18:10Female30-401-2
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Swimming, Sailing
swamp swimming
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Open water swimming, Triathlon (road), Triathlon (off road, Xterrra), XC Skiing/Nordic/Ski Mo, Trail Running, Road running, yoga
Mixed answer here - for swag if its good, I dont mind paying some. But I don't like paying for cheap swag - in that case, I'd rather just not get any :)
Cost of the races, Cost of the gear, Races take too much time, I have other sports that are more important than AR, getting the team to have the same schedule to race
Same day check in's for longer races - so you don't have to take Friday off and be there by a certain time to check in the day before the race
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc.
95
3/1/2017 4:51:38Male30-408-10
Road trip, flight, doesn't matter! (If the race is worth it, I'm getting there some how!)
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Swimming
Anything that requires more gear purchase (e.g. Rollerblading, wind powered watercraft)
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Trail Running
Maybe a mix. ARs usually have teams trickling in so it's hard to have an organized post party except for larger races (nationals, ARWS, etc)
Cost of the races, Races take too much time, A 24hr race really takes 2-3 days including travel so that's the hardest part when adding more.
I do race quite a bit so not sure I could add more. I live in northern VA so there are a lot of races to choose from of all lengths. I think 8-12hr races could be done cheaply which would make them easier to do more often.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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3/1/2017 5:01:00Female30-403-5
100 miles or less (I only race local)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Swimming, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges, Puzzles/Mental challenges
None
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Triathlon (road), Road running, Surfing
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Not enough races
Have more in the area
Facebook
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3/1/2017 5:01:33Male40-501-2
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Swimming, Puzzles/Mental challenges
No "tough mudder " type obstacles. If I wanted that I would do a tough mudder
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Not enough races, Races are too far away, Doing more would involve a level of physicality I'm not sure I'm ready for
Put on more mid level races on. That way you are able to reach racers of all levels.
AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Seems like all the races take place at the same time ( early spring) I would like to see fall races also !
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3/1/2017 5:27:12Male30-403-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
7-12 hours (medium, intermediate level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling
Na
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races, Races are too far away
Get bigger. More races
Your local AR organization, AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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3/1/2017 5:29:29Female40-503-5
100-200 miles (as long as I can get there in a day, I'll go)
13-24 hours (overnight, experienced level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing
Anything contrived and not related to the natural progression through a course.
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
A bit of both
Orienteering, Kayaking/Canoeing/SUPing, Trail Running
No, I prefer the lowest cost possible and if that includes cutting out prizes and parties, I'm okay
Cost of the races, Doing more would involve a level of physicality I'm not sure I'm ready for, Need to balance AR training time with time spent with husband.
The #1 thing keeping me from racing more is my ability to recover between races. I need more time at my age. So, nothing AR could do for me there.
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
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3/1/2017 5:48:58Male30-406+
Overnight trip is okay
24+ hours (weekend or week long, expert level)
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/Trek, Kayak/Canoe/Paddling, Rappeling/Climbing, Whitewater rafting, Ropes/Obstacles Courses/Challenges
Swimming
Complex - I like having to strategize while racing
Choose your own adventure, get CPs however you see fit
Mountain bike racing, Orienteering, Trail Running
Yes - I like swag, post race BBQs, award ceremonies, etc., even if it adds to the cost of the race
Not enough races, Races are too far away
More races in the mid west
AR-focused websites: AdventureRaceHub.com, SleepMonsters, Attackpoint, etc., Your local AR organization, Large AR organizations: NAARS, ARWS, USARA, etc., AR-themed social sites: Facebook groups, Attackpoint
Keep up the good work to help grow the sport
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