Adventure series seeks outdoor enthusiasts

by | Feb 11, 2023 | Events

The Virginia State Park Adventure Series, presented by Dominion Energy, jump starts its sixth year in action on February 18. This year, the series consists of four new races, more scoring points and more prizes. With 25 competitions this year that consist of bike races, marathons and triathlons, participants will compete for remarkable prizes while visiting the various state park locations.

“The Series is a fantastic opportunity to expose park visitors to the world of competitive events held in Virginia State Parks” said Series organizer Steve Boyd. “And thanks to the generous sponsorship of Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power we are able to support several local events that benefit good causes in our parks and local communities.”

There are several ways to win prizes such as Virginia State Parks gift certificates and passes. Compete in six Adventure Series races and win a $100 Virginia State Park gift certificate and annual pass. If you compete in any four Adventure Series races you win a Virginia State Parks annual pass and you’ll also be entered into a drawing for a $150 Virginia State Parks gift certificate.

“We encourage you to get outside and enjoy the various trails, bike paths and scenic waterways while winning great prizes along the way,” Virginia State Parks Director Dr. Melissa Baker said. “The Virginia State Parks locations offer such a variety of races that anyone, at any fitness level can participate.”

Here is the list all 25 races:
●    Feb. 18-19 Monster Cross at Pocahontas State Park
●    March 11 Frozen Foot Adventure Race at Sky Meadows State Park
●    March 18-19 Tour de Pocahontas at Pocahontas State Park
●    March 25 Dogwood Ultra Marathon at Twin Lakes State Park
●    April 15 James River Ultra Runs at James River State Park
●    April 23 Marl’s Revenge at York River State Park
●    April 29 Spring Bloom Adventure Race at Lake Anna State Park
●    May 6 Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon at Smith Mountain Lake State Park
●    May 7 Middle Mountain Momma at Douthat State Park
●    May 13 Seven Bends Adventure Race at Seven Bends State Park
●    May 20 Shenanduro at Shenandoah River State Park
●    May 21 Pocahontas Trail Running Fest at Pocahontas State Park
●    June 4 Taskinas Creek 1/2 Marathon at York River State Park
●    June 17 Poca Go! at Pocahontas State Park
●    June 24 Night Train 1/2 Marathon at High Bridge Trail State Park
●    July 16 Summer Sizzle at York River State Park
●    Aug. 6 Guts, Gravel, Glory at Pocahontas State Park
●    TBD High Bridge Trail Time Trial at High Bridge Trail State Park
●    Aug. 19 John Blair Blur at York River State Park
●    Sept. 9 Odyssey Trail Running Rampage    at Douthat State Park
●    Sept. 16 New River Trail Challenge at New River Trail State Park
●    Sept. 16 Shenandoah River Adventure Race at Shenandoah River State Park
●    Sept. 23 Powhatan 10th Anniversary 10-Miler at Powhatan State Park
●    Sept. 30 Crazy 8-Miler at York River State Park
●    Oct. 7 High Bridge 5k and half- marathon at High Bridge Trail State Park

Races are taking place at various state park locations from February until October, so check out the Adventure Series web page for more details and to register.

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