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Benson Vermont Polar Bear 8 Hour Obstacle Challenge 2018

February 03, 2018

Shale Hill Adventure

517 Lake Rd, Benson, VT, United States

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February 03, 2018

Add to Calendar 02/03/2018 09:00 AM 02/03/2018 11:00 AM Benson Vermont Polar Bear 8 Hour Obstacle Challenge 2018 Shale Hill Adventure
Shale Hill Adventure
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Race Start Time:

Elite/Pro - 7:30AM
Open Adult - 7:45AM
Youth 13-17 - 7:45AM
Journeyman - 8:00AM


Shale Hill Adventure
517 Lake Rd
Benson, VT, United States - View Map

Distance & Course Length:

10K loop with 80+ obstacles per lap


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Cost & Pricing:

Elite waveAdult waveJourneyManYouthUntil
$210$185$185$100Registration Closes

What You Get / What's Included:

  • Custom Finisher Medal
  • Long Sleeve Cotton T-Shirt
  • Sponsor & Promotional Materials
  • Access to 8 hour stocked breakfast/lunch buffet


Course Description:

10K permanent obstacle course situated on 140 acres of rolling countryside, wooded areas, stream crossings, short steep inclines/declines, 80+ obstacles per lap including crawls, carries, rope traverses, Tarzan swings, tunnels, nets, climb-overs, balance sections, climbing walls, wharped wall, ramps, etc.
The POLAR BEAR 8 is the ULTIMATE in OCR WINTER racing in the New England region! Run continuous laps for 8 hours on Shale Hill's 10K+ course with over 80 obstacles per lap. ELITE w/CASH PAYOUTS, OPEN ADULT, YOUTH 13-17 & JOURNEYMAN divisions. OCRWC and NAOCR Championship qualifying race (see our registration page for more details). Join us for this amazing race that will take you to the next level in your OCR journey.

Aid Stations:

EMS on staff through duration of race. Paramedics on standby from Fair Haven Rescue. Full course buffet, water, and fruit available near start/finish line from 6am - 4pm. Porto-potties on site with hand sanitizers.


Awards ceremony at approximately 4:30pm.
* Cash prizes to top 3 in Elite/Pro + Gold, Silver & Bronze medals.
* Gold, Silver 7 Bronze medals in Open Adult and Youth Divisions.
* Finisher medals for everyone who completes a minimum of 1 lap (Journeyman included)


Spectators are free to watch the racers on course, however, a buffet pass of $50 for the entire day is to be purchased if they want to eat. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Youth buffet pass ages 12-17 is $30. $20 for single pass through buffet (all ages).


Parking is ALWAYS FREE at Shale Hill. Field parking only in remote lot. Less than 5 minute walk to venue. No shuttles. Please be prepared to park/drive in snow.

Post Party:

ALL DAY PARTY w/ bonfire!!!


Minimum age to race is 13 y.o. (No special kids race).
Race is timed per lap.
Changing areas (private) and a place to store your gear bag is provided in an open room.
No showers or rinse off stations available. Sorry!! Bring your deodorant and clean change of clothes/shoes!!
NO REFUNDS after registration is completed, no exceptions.
Consideration for deferrals and transfers must follow this policy:
DEFERRALS TO ANOTHER RACE will be considered ""one time only"" for a $25 deferral fee if you contact us BEFORE the closing date of this race. Should any future race be cancelled or postponed, there will no refund of your registration fees. The participant is responsible for all transfer and registration/credit card processing fees. Or, you may apply your registration credit towards Shale Hill, Sinergy Sports, or Icebug merchandise sold through Shale Hill or Sinergy Sports only (less a $25 processing fee).
TRANSFERS to another participant are allowed, but you must ""gift"" or ""sell"" your registration to them and this must be worked out between you (original participant) and the person whom you are transferring your registration to. There are no transfer fees, but you MUST get in touch with us to change the information on our roster to the new participant prior to the closing date. After the closing date, transfers will not be accepted and you forfiet your registration fees.


Sign up as a team or club....minimum of 4 participants to be eligible for fastest team and largest team recognition!!

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