The Longest Day

Event Date

Sat, Sep 13, 2014


New Paltz, NY

About This Activity

or 2014, NYARA’s The Longest Day will challenge racers for 24 hours while once again paddling, biking and navigating their way through the rugged the hills, rivers, streams and trails somewhere north of New York City (Location TBA). We are mixing things up again this year and will have a Saturday morning start, with a Sunday morning finish.

As is becoming tradition for NYARA, the exact venue and locations will be kept secret until just prior to the race. Once again, you will be treated to some new terrain at this year’s Longest Day. The course will reward and delight racers of all ability levels from novice to experienced teams with fantastic terrain and spectacular views. Course design will feature a modified rogaine format which will allow teams to collect optional CPs at their discretion. The team with the most points at the end of the 24-hour race will be crowned TLD champions.

The Longest Day is also a USARA Regional Qualifying race. We will be combining the co-ed 3 person and co-ed 4 person teams into the “premier” category. The top 3 co-ed teams in the “premier” category will be eligible to compete in the USARA National Championship Race. In addition, the 1st place coed team from each regional qualifying race will receive a $400.00 sponsorship, provided by the regional qualifying race, to be applied to the team’s entry fee for the 2014 USARA Adventure Race National Championship.

Finally, TLD will also be part of the North American Adventure Racing Series (, where we will also be combining the co-ed 3 person and co-ed 4 person teams into the “premier” category. This great series is in its second year and has a prize package that is sure to make every gear hound envious.

Race Course Highlights:

  • Linear/point to point format
  • Rogaine/score-O style course (equally challenging to novice and top navigators)
  • Strategic route planning
  • Pre-plotted maps
  • Great mountain biking, river paddling and hiking
  • Scenic and challenging terrain
  • Potential ropes section (this section will not require any special skills or certification)
  • Killer post race feed


Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The race will begin at 9 am on Saturday (yep – midnight start!) and last for a full 24 hours. Check in will take place earlier on Saturday morning.

Event details and schedule

Course Design:

Rodney Villella and Amy Bartoletti

Race Updates:

Stay tuned for race updates in the months prior to the race.

Team Rosters:


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