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Benson Vermont Shale Hill Polar Bear 8 Hour Obstacle Challenge 2016

February 06, 2016

Shale Hill Adventure

517 Lake Rd, Benson, VT, United States

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February 06, 2016

Add to Calendar 02/06/2016 09:00 AM 02/06/2016 11:00 AM Benson Vermont Shale Hill Polar Bear 8 Hour Obstacle Challenge 2016 Shale Hill Adventure
Shale Hill Adventure
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Race Start Time:

Wave 1 - 7:00am - Elite
Wave 2 - 7:05am - Elite
Wave 3 - 7:15am - Open
Wave 4 - 7:30am - Journeyman/non-competitive


Shale Hill Adventure
517 Lake Rd
Benson, VT, United States - View Map

Distance & Course Length:

8 hours on 6+ mile loop


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Cost & Pricing:

Individual CostUntil
$100February 14th, 2015
$125September 1st, 2015
$150January 23rd, 2016
$175February 1st, 2016 (Online registration closes)

No refunds if you are a NO-SHOW. Partial refund, less $25 processing fee, if you provide a written medical or emergency excuse for not being able to attend. This only applies to pre-registered participants. Transferrable entries permitted if you contact us via email or call at least 1-day prior to the event date. No transfers accepts on the day of the event.
Military, College Student, Fire Fighter, EMT/Paramedic discount of $5 given upon showing valid ID at registration on the day of the event.

What You Get / What's Included:

  • Long sleeved T-Shirt
  • Custom Polar Bear Medal
  • Access to the ALL-DAY buffet included in your entry
  • Individual laps hand-timed


Course Description:

Are you ready for 10K (6.2+ miles) in just ""ONE"" loop, nearly 60 obstacles, trail running, hills, mud, ice, and snow?! Do you think you’re up for the ULTIMATE challenge, in the middle of winter?? All the braggin’ rights go the person who can COMPLETE the most LAPS in 8 hours! Only the tough and hardy will beat the odds on our never ending loop of physical and mental challenges!
It will take an average of 2-2.5 hours to complete 1 lap.

The ""Elite & Open Heat Divisions"" of this race are NOT for beginners or the average person who has never tried Obstactle Racing before (particulary in winter)! You must be physically fit to participate in this race that will be very challenging with over 60 military type obstacles, hills, shale, ice, possible snow, mud, trail running, uneven ground, walls, hay bales, monkey bars, 11' vertical walls, rope climbs, barbed wire crawls, etc. on EACH lap! The winning contenders of this race will be hard pressed to complete 3 laps (that's nearly 20 miles and over 200 obstacles in an 8 hour period)!!

JOURNEYMAN DIVISION - JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN & TAKE A LOOP WITHOUT PENALTY AT THE WORLD FAMOUS SHALE HILL COURSE?? Then sign up for our Journeyman/Non-Competitve Division as an option for athletes who want to take their time and perhaps only complete a lap or two. There will be ""no-penalties"" awarded for failed obtacles. This is a non-competitive division and your time will not be counted towards final placement for prizes. However, you will receive a medal for completing 1 lap, a FREE t-shirt and access to the all-day buffet!

Aid Stations:

On course, there will be 4 bonfires going at all times to give you a moment to warm up right next to the 4 water stations.
EMTs will be available to address any injuries or hypothermic needs throughout the day. The recommendation is to stay well hydrated and nourished throughout the day even though you may not feel thirsty due to the colder temperatures. Cold weather clothing and ""at least 4 clothing changes"" should be brought with you and ready in your gear box/bag for changes between laps (including dry running shoes). Dry/waterproof gloves, head coverings and footwear is imperitive to avoid frostbite in your extremeties!!!


* MASTERS DIVISION is for any male/female age 50 & Over will receive a prize basket full of goodies and SWAG for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
* TEAM RECOGNITION for the most ""average"" laps completed among all members. The winning team members will receive Training Visit Passes to Shale Hill to be used in the 2015 Season.


Spectator tickets will be sold to access the heated waiting area and includes access to the buffet all day ($45 for adults, $20 for children 10 and under). Spectators are FREE to park and roam the course to cheer racers on.


PARKING IS FREE!! Check-in the night before after 4pm is highly recommended to drop your gear box to your ""assigned"" cubby area.

Post Party:

The PARTY goes ALL-DAY LONG for paid participants and spectators only!!! Food and tunes all day from 7am - 4pm!!
Icebug Footwear on sale throughout the day!!!


Changing area near gear boxes available. No showers available.
Take breaks ""between laps"" in our enclosed heated ""ICEBUG"" PARTY tent with ALL DAY food buffet & beverages included in your race fee.


TEAM DIVISION (min. 4 persons) for any male/female combination of team members. The team with the most ""average"" laps completed among all members is the winner of FREE Training Day Passes to a future 2016 visit at Shale Hill Adventure Farm awarded to each team member!
TEAM DIVISION ""LARGEST TEAM"" represented will receive special recognition and earn valuable discount coupons to use towards merchandise or races in 2016!

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