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Benson Vermont Shale Hill Adventure Polar Bear Challenge 2019

February 02, 2019

Shale Hill Adventure

517 Lake Rd, Benson, VT, United States

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February 02, 2019

Add to Calendar 02/02/2019 09:00 AM 02/02/2019 11:00 AM Benson Vermont Shale Hill Adventure Polar Bear Challenge 2019 Shale Hill Adventure
Shale Hill Adventure
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Race Start Time:

Pro wave starts at 7:30am. Open, Masters and Youth starts at 7:45am. Journeyman starts at 7:50am


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

Distance & Course Length:

8 hours on 6+ mile loop


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Cost & Pricing:

General CostPro Women/Men CostUntil
$125$150June 2, 2018
$150$175September 2, 2018
$175$200January 20, 2019
$195$225February 2, 2019
Youth Wave also available for $85 until Dec 2, 2018 and $100 until registration closes.

What You Get / What's Included:

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


Course Description:

Are you ready for 10K (6.2+ miles) in just ""ONE"" loop, nearly 60 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!
It will take an average of 2-2.5 hours to complete 1 lap.

The ""Elite & Open Heat Divisions"" of this race are NOT for beginners or the average person who has never tried Obstactle Racing before (particulary in winter)! You must be physically fit to participate in this race that will be very challenging with over 60 military type obstacles, hills, shale, ice, possible snow, mud, trail running, uneven ground, walls, hay bales, monkey bars, 11' vertical walls, rope climbs, barbed wire crawls, etc. on EACH lap! The winning contenders of this race will be hard pressed to complete 3 laps (that's nearly 20 miles and over 200 obstacles in an 8 hour period)!!

JOURNEYMAN DIVISION - JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN & TAKE A LOOP WITHOUT PENALTY AT THE WORLD FAMOUS SHALE HILL COURSE?? Then sign up for our Journeyman/Non-Competitve Division as an option for athletes who want to take their time and perhaps only complete a lap or two. There will be ""no-penalties"" awarded for failed obtacles. This is a non-competitive division and your time will not be counted towards final placement for prizes. However, you will receive a medal for completing 1 lap, a FREE t-shirt and access to the all-day buffet!

Aid Stations:

On course, there will be 4 bonfires going at all times to give you a moment to warm up right next to the 4 water stations.
EMTs will be available to address any injuries or hypothermic needs throughout the day. The recommendation is to stay well hydrated and nourished throughout the day even though you may not feel thirsty due to the colder temperatures. Cold weather clothing and ""at least 4 clothing changes"" should be brought with you and ready in your gear box/bag for changes between laps (including dry running shoes). Dry/waterproof gloves, head coverings and footwear is imperitive to avoid frostbite in your extremeties!!!


* MASTERS DIVISION is for any male/female age 50 & Over will receive a prize basket full of goodies and SWAG for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
* TEAM RECOGNITION for the most ""average"" laps completed among all members.


Spectator ticket with buffet available for $50 for adults, $30 for under 12 and $20 for single pass buffet/spectator


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!!!


No dogs, no unattended kids please!
For insurance reasons, support crew cannot run the course with their athlete, and must not complete obstacles! We will provide a ""crew map"" with designated meeting spots around the course that you can meet your athlete, provide aid and support on course - and of course, the base camp is the main aid station.
Changing area near gear boxes available. No showers available.
Take breaks ""between laps"" in our enclosed heated ""ICEBUG"" PARTY tent with ALL DAY food buffet & beverages included in your race fee.


Team of 3. Course split into 2 legs. Trade off in any order that works for you and the team.

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