Wisconsin Adventure Racing Society

SKMC Fall 2022 Race Updates

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RACE UP DATE 10/1 2022
Hello Adventure Racers !   We have
a good turnout of racers and the 
weather is finally turning nice and 
fall like, trees are changing colors.
Its a good time of year to Adventure
Race !
That being said , we have some
important items to go over here.

ALL RACERS NEED TO BRING A 
LONG SLEEVE SHIRT FOR A 
GAME WE WILL BE PLAYING TO START
THE RACE.  While most of this event
is serious endurance racing, we like to
start things off with a simple game.

Make sure you go down on this page 
and have your WAVIER printer out and
signed with your USARA number on 
the wavier.  The link is below.  If
you are not a United States Adventure
Racing Associated member then you can
still click on the USARA link below and
sign up for the ONE day membership.
There is a 8$ fee and make sure you 
date that for October 15th.  Then print
it out with your membership number and
print out and sign the wavier and bring
it on race day for us

THIS IS A USARA RACE AND WE CAN
NOT LET YOU RACE UNLESS YOU HAVE
A MEMBERSHIP NUMBER AND SIGNED
WAVIER.  We had people show up last
year without doing the membership or
wavier and it was difficult to try and sort
that all out when we are handing out
race info.   Thank You for taking care
of this in advance so we can then
have the volunteers hand out the race info.

CANOES AND KAYAKS

RENTING CANOES
For those of you who are renting
canoes, your canoes will be waiting
for you at Rice lake.  You will have
rental paddles and rental pfds'
Just make sure you bring exact change
of 30$ for the rental or a check made
out to Andy McCarthy   Thank You

 BRINGING YOUR OWN CANOE/KAYAK

For those of you who are racing solo, 
you will be bringing your own kayak.
we are NOT renting kayaks.  
For those of you who are bringing
their own kayaks or canoes, YOU
WILL BE DROPPING YOUR BOAT 
OFF BEFORE YOU COME TO THE RACE
START LOCATION.
CANOE DROP IS THE RICE LAKE PICNIC
AREA.  Rice lake is near the town of
Whitewater WI.    Address is:
N7971 State Park Road Whitewater
WI 53190
We will have a BOAT DROP sign near
the picnic shelter there and you will 
be dropping your canoe/kayak and 
your paddles and pfds at the picnic
area before coming to race start.
I would put your paddles, pfds and
any food or water you want UNDER
your canoe or kayak.
I will have a cable there if you would
like to lock your canoe/kayak to it. We
can not always guarantee that a volunteer
will  be watching, so its up to
you to accept responsibility if you want
to lock your boats.  Thank You

THERE IS NO WATER AT RICE
LAKE, SO EVEN IF YOUR RENTING
A CANOE, YOU MAY WANT TO DROP
SOME OFF AT THE PICNIC AREA
BEFORE YOU COME TO RACE START
There are bathrooms however.
You will have to bring enough food
and water to last your event.


RACE START is the Nordic Shelter
N 9084 Co Road H
Whitewater WI 53190

PACKET PICK UP TIMES
are listed below for both
8 hour and 4 hour teams

We are racing on state park land so
your vehicle must have a WI state
park sticker.  Info to obtain one is
below

If you are a 8 hour team , you will 
need a Mt Bike pass.   Info for that is
below.   Please take care of both
the vehicle sticker and Mt bike pass
before you come to race start . Thanks

FREE NAVIGATION CLINIC
Just for those who are in need of some
navigation help, i am offering my time
for free,   I will be at the Race start,
Nordic shelter , at 4pm Friday before
race.   Bring your compass and we 
will covers tactics and tips for navigation
and racing.   Please email me at 
andygmac61@gmail.com if you would
like to join us.  Plan on about 1-2 hours

VOLUNTEERS
While we do have help, we can always
use another hand.
If you have a friend or companion who
is interested in helping out a little, we 
can always use another hand.  That
person will receive the coveted Race 
Shirt and see the action
up close and personal.   The jobs are
normally pretty simple, like taking time 
splits etc.   Just email me at 
andygmac61@gmail.com if you 
are interested     Thank You

I know this is alot of info, but it 
helps us out if you read all the 
UP DATES below
This is most of your updates.  I will
probably list one more before the race.
But all of your info is here.
I look forward to seeing all of you!




RACE UP DATE 9/18
Racers , for the 8 hour racers, there
will be a 200 yard portage for the paddle
leg of the race.   You will be allowed to
carry your canoe or kayak for the 
portage or bring wheels for your boat.

The 4 hour racers will NOT have a 
portage

For Race Start and Finish Location,
along with lodging and or camping,
please click on the Driving Directions
Link to the left.  For race times for
8 hour and 4 hour and packet pick
up , please read below

Race is coming along fine and I am
going over the course to fine tune it

Please read ALL the UP DATES below and
visit this page a week before the race 
for last info     Thanks  Andy


Race Up Date 
Hello Racers , race is getting
set up and we are good to go!
Race will be in the Wisconsin
Southern Kettle Moraine Forest
Location of start and finish will
be posted once we get closer to
race date.  Please read all updates

NEW THIS YEAR, your team can save money 
and bring their own canoes and or kayaks
or you can rent canoes only.
 No racing canoes or kayak designs, just 
recreational and touring canoes and kayaks. 
 If you bring your own canoe, please do 
not put 4 in a canoe instead bring two canoes. 
 If you are putting 3 racers in a canoe, 
bring a third seat and practice this on the water,
 it can be unstable.   If you are bringing your
 own canoe and or kayak ,please bring a
 lock for the boat and cable.  We will not always 
have a volunteer  watching,  so your gear
 is your liability. If you are bringing your own  
gear and renting a canoe, pleae bring your
 paddles and pfds to race start.   If you are 
renting a canoe,  please go to the 
registration page , you will pick how many
canoes your team will want to rent and 
your team will bring 30$ per canoe in either
cash or check made out to Andy McCarthy .
 Bring cash or check to race start.
 We will NOT have kayak rentals this year, 
just canoes. 
 However you may bring your own kayak. 
  Rental canoes include paddles and pfds.


A good example is this;

3 person teams could be a combination of 2

 in a canoe and 1 in a 

kayak or all 3 in one canoe.   

 You could also have all 3 in their own

seperate kayaks, as long as your team stays

 together.   Just remember we are renting 

canoes but NOT kayaks

However it is your choice if you want

to rent a canoe or bring your own.

Or if you want to bring your own kayak


 Thank You

IMPORTANT !
Remember to bring your signed 
wavier with your USARA number on it.
Make sure your vehicle has a state park
sticker. More info below 

PACKET PICK UP AND RACE TIMES
For 8 hour racers
Nordic Shelter ( directions below )
Packet pick up 6am to 6 30 am
Race meeting 7am
Race start 7 45 am  finish 4pm

4 hour racers
Packet pick up 9 30am at 
Nordic shelter
Race Meeting 10 30am
Race Start 11am finish 3 pm

 Directions for the 2022  Adventure race   

The SKMC will begin and end at the Nordic

 shelter Area in the Southern Unit of the Kettle

 Moraine State Forest. Shelter address:

N 9097 County road H 

 Whitewater wi 53190

 This address will take you to the

John Muir and Nordic shelter

Nordic Shelter is on the EAST side of

the road


Motels in Whitewater wi are about

 7 miles to the SW of the race start.


Camping can be obtained for the race

 in the Southern Kettle Moraine 

forest.  For more info go to

 www.dnr.wi.gov or 1-888-WIPARKS 

or

262 594 6200.  Camp at either Pine Woods

 campgrounds or Ottawa

Lake.   This camping is about 15 miles north

of Nordic Shelter





Awards ,  
All co-ed teams will race against each other

Metals in:  4 and 8 Hour races
   1st=   Co Ed Division 
   1st=  Open Division  MM and FF
   1st=  Solo Male and Solo Female

   1st= Over All winner in the 8 Hour

Please join us after the race for
Food , Drink, Prizes 




MASKING AND COVID CONCERNS,
OUR TEAM IS VACCINATED AND 
  IT IS NOT MANDATORY to wear
a mask however if you would like to
wear a mask , you should.


IMPORTANT This is a USARA event so
Each racer must have a USARA license/member
Licenses/ membership are
  $8 for a single day, or $35 for an annual. 
 Purchase your annual ($35) or single day ($8)
 membership at this link: 
IMPORTANT
When purchasing a 
single day membership, be sure to set your
 membership start date as race day: 10/15/2022
Most of you are already usara members so you 
just need to sign the wavier with your member
number and take care of the rest below

IMPORTANT,  each member of your team must sign
this wavier and wavier must be printed out with their
name , date and USARA membership number on it.
 then bring it to the race start to allow your team to race. 
Sign and date and put your member number on
 the waiver here.
Remember to bring it to the race start please

IMPORTANT, 
we are racing on state of wisconsin property so
each vehicle must have a WI state park sticker,
If your vehicle does not have a sticker , you can
purchase one here.
8 $ for one day , dated for 10/15/22 or
annual for 28 $


If you are racing the 8 hour race
We will also be Mt biking on state property, so
a trail pass dated for Oct 15th or purchase an
annual trail pass.   Trail passes can be obtained
at Ottawa lake campgrounds below, or I will 
have envelopes at the Mackie shelter/ race
start. If you need to purchase a trail pass, 
please bring 5$ to the race check in or purchase
one at Ottawa lake campgrounds .
REMEMBER TO DATE TRAIL PASS FOR 10/15

4 hour racers do not need a trail pass because
you will not be mt biking however your 
vehicle will need a state park sticker

PLEASE READ THE MANDATORY GEAR LIST ON 
LINK TO THE LEFT AND RACE RULES
I WILL BE CHECKING FOR REAR BIKE LIGHTS
AND BRIGHT BIKING TOPS FOR YOUR SAFETY
THANK YOU

IF ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS WOULD 

LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AR

AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER

AT THE RACE.  PLEASE LET ME

KNOW .  THEY WOULD RECEIVE 

THE COVETED RACE T SHIRT AND 

A FREE MEAL !  CONTACT OUR TEAM

AT ANDYGMAC61@GMAIL.COM




Please read all of these Up Dates below. 
  A few key points.  Make sure you have a 
rear bike light , the red flashing type is best., 
We want all racers to be safe on the road.. 
 Make sure you are wearing a Bright top.  
Red, orange, or bright green is best.   Also
 look over the Gear list.


If your team does not have state of WI trail
 pass for the Mt. biking, we will have 
  them at the race meeting.  Trail pass is 5$.    
  Because you will be parking your
  vehicle on State land.  Your vehicle 
will also need a day pass.  If you need one, 
we will have the passes
 there also for 8$ in state and 11$ out of  
state.   Thank You.  The WARS team. PLEASE
BRING EXACT CHANGE but if you can obtain
the stickers and passes before coming to race
start this helps us out .