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Benson Vermont Polar Bear 8 Hour Obstacle Challenge 2014

February 01, 2014

Shale Hill Adventures

Route 22A and Lake Road, Benson, VT, United States


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7:00am START for everyone who wants to be competitive. Later start times available up request if you plan to be non-competitive.
Keep in mind that it takes the average person about 2 hours to complete 1 loop on this course.


Shale Hill Adventures
Route 22A and Lake Road
Benson, VT, United States - View Map


6+ mile loop


Shale Hill Adventure

15 Past Events, 2 other upcoming races


Average rating: 5 / 5 from 1 reviews.

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Individual CostUntil
$110January 1st, 2014
$120January 18th, 2014
$150January 29th, 2014
$200February 1st, 2014

No refunds if you are a NO-SHOW. Partial refund, less $25 processing fee, if you provide a written medical or emergency excuse for not being able to attend. This only applies to pre-registered participants. Transferrable entries permitted if you contact us via email or call at least 1-day prior to the event date. No transfers accepts on the day of the event.
Military, College Student, Fire Fighter, EMT/Paramedic discount of $5 given upon showing valid ID at registration on the day of the event.

What You Get:

  • Long sleeved T-Shirt
  • Custom Polar Bear Medal
  • Access to the ALL-DAY buffet included in your entry
  • Individual laps hand-timed


Course Description:

This race is NOT for beginners or the average person. You must be physically fit to participate in this race that will be very challenging on 6+ miles loops with over 50 military type obstacles, hills, shale, ice, possible snow, mud, trail running, uneven ground, walls, hay bales, monkey bars, 10' vertical walls, rope climbs, barbed wire crawls, etc.

Over 6+ miles, 50+ obstacles, trail running, hills, mud, ice, and snow?! Do you think you’re up for the ULTIMATE challenge, in the middle of winter?? All the braggin’ rights go the person who can COMPLETE the most LAPS in 8 hours! Only the tough and hardy will beat the odds on our never ending loop of physical and mental challenges!

Aid Stations:

3 water stations, 3 fire pits to warm your hands and toes through the course. At the end of each lap you check in at the heated gathering area to be checked over by the EMTs, change clothing/footwear, grab a bite to eat and then head out for your next loop.


Post Race Award Ceremony no later than 4pm!!

Age Groups: Adults only 18 - ?? to participate. Must be 55+ to enter the MASTERS DIVISION.


Spectator tickets will be sold to access the heated waiting area and includes access to the buffet all day. No children permitted this year as we are very limited on space. However, spectators are FREE to park and roam the course to cheer racers on.


PARKING IS FREE!! Check-in the night before after 4pm is highly recommended to drop your gear box to your ""assigned"" cubby area.

Post Party:

The PARTY goes ALL-DAY LONG for paid participants and spectators only!!! Food and tunes all day from 7am - 4pm!!

Icebug Footwear on sale throughout the day!!!



Changing area near gear boxes available. No showers available.

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