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Buff Betty Adventure Race

Sat June 22, 2024 Clarksville, VA 23927 US Directions


Buff Betty 10 hour

9:00AM EDT - 7:00PM EDT
Open to ages 9 - 99.

Buff Betty 6 hour

9:00AM EDT - 3:00PM EDT
Open to ages 9 - 99.

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Occoneechee State Park
1192 Occoneechee Park Rd.
Clarksville, VA US 23927


The Buff Betty is back this year and we have moved it to June this year, at a brand new location for us and adventure racing! The days are longer and warmer, perfect for adventure racing! Over the past 12 years the Buff Betty has introduced hundred’s of adventurous women to the sport of adventure racing. The original all women’s race in the county, it is an amazing day in the great outdoors, challenge yourself without the guys around, having fun with friends, and learning what your limits are. It is also the perfect race to introduce young kids to the sport.  Race with your daughter or niece! 

This years race will launch out of the awesome Occoneechee State Park located in southern VA on one of the largest lakes in the state, Bugg Island Lake. With 20 miles of trails for hiking and biking as well as numerous access points on the lake for paddling we are excited to show off this gem of land and continue our relationship with the Virginia State Parks. As with previous Buff Betty's this years race will have two courses. The original 6 hour beginner friendly race, and a 10 hour advanced course. If you are new to the sport, introducing a friend to the sport, or maybe racing with a daughter or niece, this is the race for you. If you are an experienced racer, training for longer races, or think you have the fitness and navigation to take on the 10 hour course that's the one for you. 

And to make things even more exciting we have two guest course designers for this years race. Andrea Anderson and Chip Dodd of Team thisability adventure racing. Over the years they have both been very active and supportive of this race from volunteering their time on race day and making race videos for us, to vetting some of the previous courses as well as taking on the race itself. The Buff Betty was one of Andreas first races back in 2017, and last year as a soloist she won the 10 hour race overall. We can't wait to see what they come up with, and know it will be fun, challenging and creative!


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