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Island Quest 3 Hr | 12 Hr
September 18 @ 5:30 am - September 19 @ 5:30 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 5:30 am on day third of September, repeating until September 15, 2023
Experience the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State like never before. Island Quest is the only adventure race to take advantage of the amazing venue that the 175 islands in the San Juan chain provide. From rugged coastline, to granite-capped mountains, the San Juans are truly an adventure racing paradise.
Finding the best route through the course is up to you. You will navigate a series of checkpoints to make your way from start to finish on the race. The 12 hr event is part of the Cascadia Race Series and will involve trekking, mt. biking, and sea kayaking. Island Quest 2018 will also have a 3 hr option that will be a fast paced trek and mt. bike. Where’s the course? You’ll get that information a half hour before the race begins!
At Island Quest Adventure Race you are given maps with checkpoints identified 30 minutes before the start. It’s up to you and your team to decide the routes you take. New to the scene? Try the 3 hour course that includes mountain biking and trekking. Seasoned or adventurous thrill-seekers try the 12 hour course for kayaking in addition to mountain biking and trekking.
3 Hr Race
Perfect for those new to adventure racing or for those who haven’t done it in a while. The 3 HR Race involves navigation, mt. biking, and trekking. Team size can be 1 – 4 people. This is a fun and fast paced event with numerous checkpoints in both disciplines. This is a choose your own adventure type race, with all checkpoints being optional. But if you want to win, you better get them all. Come out and see what adventure racing is all about.
12 HR Race
Looking to really test your limits? Than the 12 HR Race has your (and your teammates) names all over it. Navigating between a series of checkpoints using only map and compass, you will mt. bike, trek, and kayak as a team. This is very much a choose your own adventure course, as checkpoints are all optional. But if you want to win, you better get them all. Come see what you and your friends are really capable of.
Island Quest AR Timeline
Registration Open for both 3 Hr and 12 Hr 17:30 – 21:30
12 Hour AR
Registration Open: 05:00 – 05:30
Pre-Race Meeting: 05:30 – 06:15
Race Start: 06:30 (yes it will be dark, and you need lights)
First Finisher: 15:30
Course Closes: 18:30
3 Hour AR
Registration Open: 08:30 – 09:00
Pre-Race Meeting: 09:00 – 09:45
Race Start: 10:00
First Finisher: 12:30
Course Closes: 13:00
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.