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Adventure Racing Awesomeness!

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

What is an adventure race you ask?  We’re glad you asked…because we think they are awesome!

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

Think of it like a scavenger hunt in the woods! Check out our VentureQuest and Greenhorn Adventure races below.

VentureQuest

September 14, 2024
Rocky Gap State Park
Flintstone, MD

VentureQuest returns on Saturday September 14, 2024 with a brand new course at Rocky Gap State Park!!  VQ has challenged, rewarded, and inspired close to 4500 athletes in its almost 20 edition history.  VQ is where is all began for EX2!  In 2024, VentureQuest offers an epic 8 hour course.

Greenhorn

September 14, 2024
Rocky Gap State Park
Flintstone, MD

After a few hiatus, we are excited to bring back the Greenhorn Adventure Race! The Greenhorn, now in our 10th edition, was created to offer competitors a gateway into the sport of adventure racing. This 4 hour sprint adventure race was designed with the beginner in mind, but fun for everyone no matter the skill or experience level!

This year’s Greenhorn will take place alongside our VentureQuest Adventure race up at Rocky Gap State Park.