Frequently Asked Question

Burning Questions Answered Here

Do I already have to be 'in shape' to participate?

Not at all!  We have people from 5 to 50+,  people at the beginning of there fitness journey to veteran triathletes.  You do need to be able to ride a bike, mount and dismount a canoe, and be able to walk at least 3 miles.  And of course, always consult your doctor before beginning any fitness plan or participating in any strenuous activity.

Do I need to know how to use a compass?

No.  Beginner races are typically easily to complete by just following the trails.  Beyond that Adventure Racing is a team sport so if you are not a navigator, just make sure you have one on your team. 

Do I need to know how to swim?

No.  Adventure Races require that participants wear a life vest before starting any paddling portions of the course.

What type of equipment/gear do I need?

A Mountain bike and a bike helmet are all you need to get started.  Individual course requirments vary but typically include things like a water bottle, a bike pump and other items you may already have. 

Why do some events have a point value?

Full members of WDQ Adventure Racing Club participate in a point system to track their individual progress towards preparing for different catagories of Adventure Races.

How do I become a full member?

You can become a full member of WDQ Adventure Racing Club by filling out the Racer Agreement form and paying the annual dues.  Contact us for more details. 

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