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Conquer the Karsts 2019

  • Steinhatchee Rise 24123 US-19 Steinhatchee, FL, 32359 United States (map)

4 HOUR - $60 / RACER

24 HOUR - $150 / RACER

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Race Duration                 24 Hour                                4 Hour                               
Check in 7AM 9AM
Pre-race Meeting 8AM 10AM
Start 9AM 11AM
Finish 9AM (3/31/19) 3PM
Awards 9:30AM (3/31/19)            3:30PM          


New Dates (3/30/2019 - 3/31/2019)

The 24 Hour event will be a USARA Nationals Qualifier.

This race will feature the many karsts and old limestone quarries featured in Tayler, Dixie, and Lafayette Counties, as well as some of the trails that Keeping Our Public Lands Open have created and maintained.  The races will start and finish at the trail head parking area on Hwy 51 NE, about 1/2 k SW of Tennile, or the inter section of Hwy 51 NE and SR 19, SR 98, alt 26.

The 4 Hour racers should plan on each segment taking about 1 hour, with the winning time at about 3 hours.  24 Hour racers should plan on spending about 1/3 of the time on each discipline, with the winning time being about 21 hours.

In the 24 Hour Race, teams should plan on some on course UTM plotting. Each person will be allowed one, 5-gallon bucket with lid, to put gear in. Teams might want to change after one of the boat segments.

All teams in the 24 hour race should plan on having their paddle gear and bikes transported multiple time during the event.

RACE UPDATE - 1/15/2019:

All racers should plan on getting their feet wet. There will be at least 1 river/creek crossing (shin to knee deep) for the 4 hour race, and possibly multiple river crossings for the 24 hour race. All racers should plan on some hike a bike sections, specifically where Keeping Our Public Lands Open is trying to rehab and establish some old and new trails. Teams will get to see some really neat karsts, one of my favorite that I call, “No Escape Lagoon”; don’t get too close to that one!

The 24 hour race will do some on course UTM plotting. There will be a river crossing where you will need to use a boat that is tied to both shore lines. Did I mention you’ll have your bikes with you…and it will be at night? FUN! I highly suggest bringing an extra pair of running shoes and dry socks.

S.P.A.R. would like to thank our sponsors for this event:
Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce


Coed (Teams of 2-4)
Open (Teams of 2-4)


Steinhactee River Inn

Sea Hag Marina and the Shacks at Sea Hag

Piddler’s Point RV Resort and Campground

4 Hour Race

MaDGlk (Michael Graves, Denise Ismari)

Hamms Adventure Team (Dave Codrea, Lee Saffer)

Mixed Nuts (William Chesser, Greg Bailey, Jackie Bailey)

Team Zen Space (Lori Groat, Maria McIntire)

Tomoka Braves (Jamie Sheriff, Mark Bussey)

Tomoka Braves Too (???)

R we Outta the Woods ( Diane Stoever, ???)

Mystified Masterminds (Kathleen Richardson, Leslie Alcuri, Wendy Pascucci)

24 Hour Race

Any Bearing Will Do (Lee Lyman, Brooke Davidson, Brian Deitsch)

Aubie’s Ambush (Caitlin Thorn, Tim Holmes)

Chub Solo (Mac Kelly)

Good’Nuff (Sara McLarty, Misty Becerra, May-li Cuypers)

Team Disoriented (Ana Eaton, Todd Austin, David Eaton)


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