+ Where is the race located
The race is located in Falcon Lake, Manitoba. Registration occurs in the town site the night before the race and more details will follow prior to the race as to exact locations
+ I'm not an Adventure Racer, but I've got a team that would like to race.. can we race?
YES! The goal of this event is to encourage first time racers to participate and experience the world of multi-sport. We welcome all racers.
+ I don't get out much, and am not a super athlete is this too hard for me?
NO! Well probably not. The idea of adventure racing is to work together as a team - everyone works together as a team to accomplish the most difficult tasks. The race can be completed without ever running a step. This adventure race is more about perseverance though the various disciplines than it is about fitness.
+ I'm not sure that I really understand adventure racing, how do I get started?
Easy! Read up on the race details above, check our registration page for more details or contact us with your questions.
+ Is it mandatory to wear a helmet on the bike and PFD on the paddle section?
Yes. Did you really need to ask?
+ I've no experience with a map and compass for navigation. Can I participate in the Swamp Donkey Adventure Race?
You can sign up for navigation training online at Wilderness Supply. Courses are offered at various dates ahead of time and information regarding these courses can also be found on their website.
+ I am borrowing my friend's mountain bike do I have to worry about it in transition areas?
The bike will be under supervision in the transition areas and for mountain bike events or triathlons this is a common procedure. There will be no shopping for bikes in the transition area!
+ What is an FRS Radio?
FRS or Family Radios Service radios are compact, handheld, wireless 2-way radios that provide very good clarity over a relatively short range. FRS radios are similar to "walkie talkies" and operate on any of 14 dedicated channels (1-14) designated by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) expressly for FRS radio usage. They typically operate on AA or AAA batteries and are relatively inexpensive.
+ What kind of canoe should I bring?
One that floats! Seriously though, just make sure that your boat floats high enough above the water and is stable to paddle when you have 3 people in there with your gear for that portion of the course.
+ Is a throw bag the same as a throw line?
A throw bag qualifies as a throw line. You do not necessarily need to buy a throw bag. The requirements for a throw line, is that the line/rope is 15 meters in length and that it floats. You can bring 15m of yellow polypropylene rope (which naturally floats), or 15 meters of any rope and attach a float to one end.
+ I Haven't gotten an update about race details?
Patience Grasshopper, the racer updates are sent to all team captains and racers during the week before the race. All questions are answered on the website, grab a coffee, relax and go "surfing" (the website that is). Last minute details will be sent just before the event.
+ Is there a minimum age requirement to participate?
Yes, you must be 16 years of age on race day in order to participate
+ How do I edit my registration details or transfer participants?
Go to: Wilderness Supply Account Enter your username and password. You will find a link to edit your registration. Please update all necessary info and submit the registration form