Castlewood 8-Hour Adventure Race
December 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CASTLEWOOD 8-HOUR ADVENTURE RACE PRESENTED BY OSPREY PACKS
LOCATION: SOUTHWESTERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY
RACE DAY: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021 • 8 AM
PRE-RACE MEETING: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021 • 7:30 AM
EVENTS: MULTI-SPORT INCLUDING TRAIL RUNNING, MOUNTAIN BIKING & PADDLING
PACKET PICK-UP: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021 • 4–7 PM • ALPINE SHOP KIRKWOOD
RACE UPDATE 10/6/2021: We are sold out! Thank you for your continued support of adventure racing in Missouri. We are no longer accepting new teams for the 2021 race. If your team roster is incomplete, you have received a password to access the registration page. If you missed out on registration but want to participate, we always need volunteers – sign up here!
WELCOME ECO-CHALLENGE FANS!
Named by Terrain Magazine’s Readers as the Best Adventure Race in the area in both 2018 and 2019, the Castlewood 8-Hour Adventure Race has grown to become the third-largest adventure race in the country. And it’s all happening right here in St. Louis.
What is Adventure Racing? A multi-sport, off-road, team event with no marked course. Teams must use a map and compass to navigate their way through a series of checkpoints on mountain bikes, in canoes, and or on foot to reach the Finish line.
How long is the race? Expect to cover 5-10 miles paddling, 15-20 miles biking, and 5-10 miles on foot. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information. You can also email the Race Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook Event Page.
Race Location: That’s a secret! Part of the appeal of adventure racing is charging into the unknown on race day. A course overview will be available closer to race time to help you plan your gear and food. Plan on four to eight hours of continuous movement through the woods, rivers, and roads of southwestern St. Louis and Franklin Counties. (Even though the event is named after Castlewood State Park, we may not necessarily even go through the park on race day!)
Premiere prizes will be awarded to Co-Ed teams.
- 2-Person (Co-Ed, Men’s, and Women’s Divisions)
- 4-Person (Co-Ed, Men’s, and Women’s Divisions)
- Family (2+ related people, one over 18 and one under 18, one canoe per team)
Please Note: the cap for both the 2018 & 2019 races were 300 participants and registrations were SOLD OUT before the end of October. Register early to ensure your spot in the race!