Tug Hill Yeti Quest

Sat January 28, 2023 Osceola, NY 13316 US Directions
Events

Tug Hill Yeti Quest (8 Hour - Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Race)

$100 7:30AM EST - 3:30PM EST Price increases after December 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Tug Hill Yeti Quest (8 Hour - Snowshoe Race)

$100 7:30AM EST - 3:30PM EST Price increases after December 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Tug Hill Yeti Quest (3 Hour - Snowshoe Race)

$55
($0: Ages 0 - 5) ($35: Ages 6 - 18)
9:30AM EST - 12:30PM EST Price increases after December 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Tug Hill Yeti Quest (3 Hour - Cross Country Ski Race)

$55
($0: Ages 0 - 5) ($35: Ages 6 - 18)
9:30AM EST - 12:30PM EST Price increases after December 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://tughilladventures.com/events/.

Place
1573 Osceola Road
Osceola, NY US 13316
Description

Tug Hill Outfitters is hosting a winter, yeti themed adventure race on Saturday, January 28, 2023, in Osceola, NY, at the Osceola Ski & Sport Resort (https://skiosceola.com/). Racers must use snowshoes and/or skis to travel during the race (pending snow conditions). Teams will navigate the course using only a map and compass, no GPS allowed, and compete to see who can find the most checkpoints in the least amount of time. If teams don't make it back before the time cut-off, they will lose 1 checkpoint for every minute they're late. A long sleeve performance race T-shirt, 1 set of maps per team (with the option to purchase an extra set during registration), a trail pass for Osceola Ski & Sport Resort, snacks, a post race meal, and prizes for top finishing teams are included in the registration price. Team sizes can range from 1-6 people (cap of 4 people for adult teams, but families can race with up to 6 people). There are limited quantities of snowshoe and cross country ski rentals available. 

This race has something for everyone, from families and newcomers, to competitive adventure racers and orienteering teams who are looking for a fun challenge in a cool place! Osceola Ski & Sport Resort and the surrounding lands are a beautiful, remote, winter paradise, and the lodge at the resort is a cozy place for race headquarters and post-race awards and refreshments. If you're into orienteering, geocaching, treasure hunting, have seen Eco Challenge Fiji on Amazon, or are looking for a fun new twist on winter sports, this race is for you! We've got some serious fun planned, from a lively prologue to some on course surprises! Are you yeti? 

Race Description: You can choose from four race options:

  • 3 Hour Snowshoe Race - This family friendly snowshoe orienteering/adventure race will take place on a combination of groomed trails and the remainder will be off-trail bushwhacking through the woods. Final course distances are still being determined. There will be a free navigation clinic before the start of this race. 
  • 3 Hour Cross Country Ski Race - This cross country skiing, orienteering/adventure race will take place on groomed trails. Any type of skis (skate, classic, or backcountry) are allowed. Final course distances are still being determined. This race is family friendly. There will be a free navigation clinic before the start of this race. 
  • 8 Hour Ski & Snowshoe Race - This adventure race will take place on a combination of groomed cross country ski trails and the remainder will be off-trail bushwhacking through the woods, on either snowshoes or backcountry skis. Final race distances are still being determined. Top teams should be able to clear the course in 8 hours, while other teams will not be able to clear all checkpoints. You can switch between skate, classic, backcountry skis, or snowshoes as you choose throughout the race. There will be at least one designated transition area where you can leave your skis, but if you plan to switch between backcountry skis and snowshoes throughout the duration of the race, you will need to carry them with you. 
  • 8 Hour Snowshoe Race - This snowshoe orienteering/adventure race will take place on a combination of groomed trails and the remainder will be off-trail bushwhacking through the woods. Final race distances are still being determined. Top teams should be able to clear the course in 8 hours, while other teams will not be able to clear all checkpoints. There will be at least one designated transition area.

Event Schedule (8 Hour Races) 

  • Registration: 6:00 -7:00 AM (Maps distributed at check-in)
  • Pre-race briefing - 7:00 AM
  • Race Start - 7:30 AM
  • Race Finish - 3:30 PM
  • Post-race Meal & Beer - 3 - 5:00 PM
  • Post-race Awards - 4:00

Event Schedule (3 Hour Races)

  • Registration: 8 - 9:00 AM (Maps distributed at check-in)
  • Navigation Clinic: 8:30 - 9:00 AM
  • Pre-race Briefing:  9:00 AM
  • Race Start - 9:30 PM
  • Race Finish - 12:30 PM
  • Post-race Meal - 12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Post-race awards - 1:00 PM

Race Team Categories
Men's, Women's, Non-binary - Solo Racers 
Men's, Women's, & Mixed Gender - 2 person teams
Men's, Women's, Mixed Gender - 3 or 4 person teams
Families of 2 to 6 person teams
Prizes for top finishers in each category.

Covid Guidelines: As the races gets closer we will be closely monitoring state and local guidelines in regards to masks and other policies. We will send out regular racer updates prior to the event. 

What goes into the cost of putting on an adventure race? Hosting an adventure race can be expensive, and we're doing our best to keep costs down. Our costs include event insurance, food and drinks for race participants and volunteers, participant T-shirts, prizes, advertising, gas and equipment costs for maintaining trails and parking areas, permit fees, trail passes, facilities costs (porta-potty rentals, etc.), and printing costs.  

Questions: Contact Tug Hill Outfitters, tughilladventures@gmail.com; 315-807-3696

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