For 2013, NYARA's The Longest Day will challenge racers for 18 hours while once again paddling, biking and navigating their way through the rugged the hills, rivers, streams and trails somewhere north of New York City (Location TBA). We are mixing things up again this year and will have a Friday night start, with a Saturday afternoon finish.
As is becoming tradition for NYARA, the exact venue and locations will be kept secret until just prior to the race. Once again, you will be treated to some new terrain at this year’s Longest Day. The course will reward and delight racers of all ability levels from novice to experienced teams with fantastic terrain and spectacular views. Course design will feature a modified rogaine format which will allow teams to collect optional CPs at their discretion. The team with the most points at the end of the 18-hour race will be crowned TLD champions.
2013's Longest Day race is part of the Checkpoint Tracker National Point Series. We will be combining the co-ed 3 person and co-ed 4 person teams into the "premier" category. This "premier" category will be racing for points.
The Longest Day is also a USARA Regional Qualifying race. We will be combining the co-ed 3 person and co-ed 4 person teams into the "premier" category. The top 3 co-ed teams in the "premier" category will be eligible to compete in the USARA National Championship Race. In addition, the 1st place coed team from each regional qualifying race will receive a $400.00 sponsorship, provided by the regional qualifying race, to be applied to the team's entry fee for the 2013 USARA Adventure Race National Championship.
Finally, TLD will also be part of the East Coast Adventure Racing Series (www.eastcoastadventureracing.com), where we will also be combining the co-ed 3 person and co-ed 4 person teams into the "premier" category. This great series is in its second year and has a prize package that is sure to make every gear hound envious.
Race Course Highlights:
Rodney Villella and Amy Bartoletti
The Longest Day is a Qualifying Race for the Following Series:
Registration: Click HERE!
All gear available from our sponsor;
A. Authorized Equipment Any equipment modifications or changes will be provided as soon as practicable or at the event to ensure that all teams are prepared on race day.
B. Mandatory Equipment
C. Personal Mandatory Equipment
Each team member must supply the following and must carry these items at all times during competition
D. Mandatory Team Equipment
Each team must possess and carry permanently throughout the competition the following.
E. Mandatory Team First Aid Kit (carried at all times)
F. Minimum Mandatory Individual Mountain Biking Equipment
G. Minimum Mandatory Team Mountain Biking Equipment
H. Mandatory Team Paddling Gear
I. Mandatory Individual Paddling Gear
J. Suggested Gear (Not Mandatory)
K. Forbidden Equipment