The Shag Sprint


Event Date

Sat, Sep 12, 2015


Peekskill, NY


Activity Today Later

Adventure-Sprint - Individual Age group/open

$75 $75 Closed

Adventure-Sprint - 2-Person Team

$150 $150 Closed

Adventure-Sprint - 3-Person Team

$225 $225 Closed

Adventure-Sprint - 4-Person Team

$300 $300 Closed

About This Activity

In the past, the Shag has been a 24-hour or 12-hour race. Now we introduce The Shag Sprint! This 4-6 hour event will include mountain biking, paddling, orienteering and some special challenges along the way. This is a perfect race for first timers or the seasoned pro.

Event Info:

  • Saturday, September 12, 2015
  • Start time: 9:00 AM, End time: 3:00 PM
  • Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill, NY

Race Course Highlights:

  • Linear/point-to-point format
  • Rogaine/score-O style course
  • Strategic route planning
  • Pre-plotted maps
  • Great mountain biking, paddling and hiking
  • Scenic and challenging terrain

Course Design and Race Directors

Amy Bartoletti & Rodney Villella

Race Fees

  • $75 per person
  • 15% discount for NYARA members


[button color="red"]Register Here[/button]

Gear List

A. Authorized Equipment Any equipment modifications or changes will be provided as soon as practicable or at the event to ensure that all teams are prepared on race day.

  • All competitors will supply their own food and drink for the entire racing event.
  • The equipment provided by the race organization: Kayaks (sit-on-top)
    • Sit-on-top kayaks will be made available to competitors at the appropriate sections of the race
    • Solos – 1 boat
    • 2 person team – 1 boat
    • 3 person team – 2 boats
    • 4 person team – 2 boats

B. Mandatory Equipment

  • Teams and racers shall supply all equipment necessary to cover the race course for varying types of terrain, weather and water conditions.
  • There will be spot checks for mandatory equipment along the course.

C. Personal Mandatory Equipment

Each team member must supply the following and must carry these items at all times during competition

  • Whistle attached to equipment and accessible while wearing a PFD
  • Compass Purchase at
  • Working headlamp with spare batteries
  • Waterproof rain jacket (Sealed or Taped Seams)
  • Synthetic Hat
  • Space Blanket
  • Food & Water for 10-hours of activity (AR is 100% self-sufficient)

D. Mandatory Team Equipment

Each team must possess and carry permanently throughout the competition the following.

  • Team First Aid Kit (See First Aid Kit below for detailed list of mandatory supplies)
  • Cell Phone - fully charged (Must be waterproofed in Zip lock bags or dry bag)
  • Knife
  • Waterproof Map case Purchase at
  • 6 Feet of Duct Tape

E. Mandatory Team First Aid Kit (carried at all times)

  • 6 - Band-Aids
  • Betadine, iodine or alcohol swabs
  • 1 - Tube Antibiotic Ointment
  • 1 - Ace Bandage
  • 1 - Roll of gauze
  • 1 - Roll of medical tape
  • 3 doses Anti-Inflammatory (Ibuprofen, etc) per person
  • Tweezers
  • Sunscreen
  • Water purification tablets or means to filter water (enough for the entire event)
  • Epi pens are strongly recommended for individuals with allergies to insect stings, etc.

F. Minimum Mandatory Individual Mountain Biking Equipment

  • A mountain bike (No cycle cross bikes)
  • ANSI/Snell or CPSC-approved biking helmet with chin strap
  • Front mounted white bike light
  • Rear mounted red tail light with appropriate batteries
  • Bike tube

G. Minimum Mandatory Team Mountain Biking Equipment

  • Tire patch kit & Bike Pump/CO2 cartridges (1 per team)
  • Mini repair tool (1 per team)

H. Mandatory Team Paddling Gear

  • Each team will be provided a boat (solo and 2-person teams) or 2 boats (3 & 4 person teams) for this section (sit-on-top)

I. Mandatory Individual Paddling Gear

  • PFD - Coast Gaurd Type 3 minimum (non-inflatable)

J. Suggested Gear (Not Mandatory)

  • Backpack
  • Clothing made of Moisture Wicking Fabrics
  • Survival mirror
  • Lighter or waterproof matches
  • Means of replacing electrolytes (pills or powder)
  • Bike Odometer/Speedometer (minimum one per team)
  • Bike Map Case Purchase at
  • 1- Dry bag, waterproof and suitable to keep clothing and madatory equipment dry during the entire race

K. Forbidden Stuff

  • Weapons
  • G.P.S. (Global Positioning Systems)
  • Whiners
  • Night vision goggles or apparatus
  • Trampolines
  • Unauthorized communications devices
  • Nuclear powered bikes
  • Any mode of transportation other than those authorized by the event organizers

Event details and schedule

Discuss This Activity