Holliday Lake State Park, Appomattox, VA, 24522, US, Virginia

Start Date

03/27/2021

Activities: Adventure race, Adventure race, Adventure race 75 Miles

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Brake the Habit is back for its fourth edition! This race has historically been held in early spring—we are excited to bring it back as the days get (slightly) longer and warmer. We have moved it to a new location, with terrain that is yet untouched by adventure racing. Have you been couped up inside all winter long, on Zwift or the treadmill?  Are you bursting to get outside in the woods, as they come alive after the long winter? So get ready for a day of biking, trekking, padding and navigating! 

Soloists, 2-person and 3-person teams will have the option of the 6-hour, beginner-friendly race, or the longer, harder 15-hour race. The 15-hour race has a twist to it… the race will start at midnight and finish at 3pm on Saturday. Why? Well, why not?! It’s adventure racing and anything can happen. If you haven't done a race before with a midnight start, it's a pretty cool way to kick things off. By the time you get to the  finish line at 3pm on Saturday, you will be ready for a nap!

Both races will take place in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, the largest state forest in Virginia. With nearly 20,000 acres of land, the forest is bordered by the Appomattox River to the south, the famous Appomattox Battlefield to the west and the beginning of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. Located within the forest, Holliday Lake State Park will be our host park for the race; teams will be able to camp in the park over the weekend. Both races will finish at the same time on Saturday, with one big post-race party at the finish line! 

 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Brake the Habit 6 hour

    COURSE OVERVIEW ​ Using a map and compass, teams will bike, trek, paddle and navigate their way through the state park and state forest. This race is perfect for beginners getting into the sport, or for more seasoned racers who can’t commit to a longer day of racing. Overall, the navigation will be relatively straight-forward, with some checkpoints thrown in to challenge more experienced navigators who may not have experience adventure racing. The team that collects the most checkpoints in the fastest time wins.
    Activity Starts: 3/27/2021 09:00 - Activity Ends: 3/27/2021 15:00
    Registration opens : 3/12/2021 09:00
    Activity type: Adventure race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/12/2021 09:00
      Registration closes : 3/12/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $100.00
      Processing fee : $6.80
    • Registration opens : 3/14/2021 09:00
      Registration closes : 3/14/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $100.00
      Processing fee : $6.80
    • Registration opens : 3/20/2021 08:00
      Registration closes : 3/20/2021 14:15
      Race fee : $100.00
      Processing fee : $6.80


  2. Brake the Habit 15 hour

    Using a map and compass, teams will bike, trek, navigate and paddle their way through a course that will take them all over the state forest, state park and maybe even outside the forest. This race is designed for more experienced racers, who are used to longer events and more challenging navigation and strategy. If you are a racer who is looking to step it up a notch and try a longer race—longer than 12 hours—this is the race for you! With a midnight start, teams will be challenged with staying awake and ready to race on Friday night. Almost half the race will be in the dark! By Saturday afternoon, you will be ready for a nap before heading home for the rest of the weekend. We think midnight starts are a fun twist on races and have done a few ourselves over the years. It was only a matter of time before we made it happen. :-) An additional $8 race day fee (or proof of USARA membership) is required by USARA, and can be paid on race day or at registration.
    Activity Starts: 3/27/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 3/27/2021 15:00
    Registration opens : 3/10/2021 09:00
    Activity type: Adventure race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/10/2021 09:00
      Registration closes : 3/10/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $175.00
      Processing fee : $11.15
    • Registration opens : 3/12/2021 09:00
      Registration closes : 3/12/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $175.00
      Processing fee : $11.15
    • Registration opens : 3/24/2021 08:00
      Registration closes : 3/24/2021 15:00
      Race fee : $175.00
      Processing fee : $11.15


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