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15th Annual Adventure-O

Date:  July 16, 2016
Location:  Lake Maria State Park;  Monticello, MN
Courses:  6-8 hour Adventure Race
Start:  9:00am to 5:00pm


The 15th Annual Adventure-O will take place in the beautiful glacial moraine terrain of Lake Maria State Park and the surrounding area. Come to experience an awesome navigation challenge.

For teams of 2 to 4, or solo racers. All abilities are welcome! (field limit: 100 racers)


Teammate Finder

Need help finding a team?  Check out our Teammate Finder!


What to Expect

  • Multiple maps (e.g., orienteering map, USGS map, aerial map)

  • Excellent Navigation

  • 5-10 miles Running/trekking

  • 2-5 miles Canoeing (Boats, paddles, and PFDs provided)

  • 20-25 miles Biking on asphalt/gravel roads and singletrack

  • Food and beverages provided after race

  • Commemorative racewear and other swag


Mandatory Gear List

  • Be sure to read our Mandatory Gear List.  Participants will not be allowed to participate unless they bring this equipment.



  • Be sure to read our Announcements page for the latest information about the event.


Tentative Schedule

  • 8:00 - Check-in

  • 8:45 - Pre-Race Meeting and Map Distribution

  • 9:00 - Race Starts

  • 4:00 - Awards

  • 4:10 - BBQ & Social

  • 4:30 - Course Closes



  • On or before May 21: $70/person *

  • May 22-June 30: $85/person *

  • July 1-July 10: $95/person *


* Solo racers pay $10 extra



From the Twin Cities, take I-94 north to at Hwy 25 (exit 193), south to Chelsea Rd to Hwy 39 west and Wright County Rd 111, or from the north via I-94 (exit 183) to Hwy 8, County Rd 39 and County Rd 111.



It takes a handful of volunteers to make each of our events successful.  If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please see our Volunteering page.  And as a reward, you'll get a free race entry the next Regular event you choose.


Race Results

Race results are usually published within 24 hours of the event.  View our Race Results page to see the results.


Race Management

  • Race Director: Ian Harding

  • Race Planning Team: Ian Harding, Mike Carlson, Peter Daniels, Julie Marcotte, and Philip stromme



If you have any questions or comments about this event, please feel free to Contact Us.


Refund Policy

There is a $30.00 non-refundable deposit when registering for a MNOC Adventure-O event. Teams register by paying the entire team registration fee in full. Teams are not considered registered until full payment is received. Teams may change categories between 2-person and 4-person, as long as there is available space in the event. Teams that have teammates who fall ill or cannot participate due to unforeseen events are expected to find replacement teammates. All teams are subject to the following refund schedule; there are no exceptions. Team name and teammates may be changed up to race-day registration. Contact the registrar to make any changes.

  • Full refund less non-refundable deposit within 30 days of date of registration, up to 30 days before the race.

  • 50% refund less non-refundable deposit, up to 30 days before the race.

  • No refunds within 30 days of the race date.

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