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2009 Results for The BEAR Adventure Race

September 6, 2009 -- Bayard Conservation Area (John P. Hall Preserve)

just south of Green Cove Springs, Florida and Jacksonville, FL

The BEAR Adventure Race includes a series of stages that must be completed within the race time limits. Some Teams enter The CUB with a 5-hour time limit or The BEAR (10-hour limit) and are provided with Stage Instruction sheets to begin the race. As they complete each stage, Teams are given the next set of instructions. There is usually an intermediate cut-off time at 7-9 hours, after which Teams are not given the next set of instructions that would clearly cause the Team to finish after the race time limit of 10 hours. At the beginning of the races, both CUB and BEAR Teams may be using the same instructions. Of course, Teams in The BEAR receive more tasks and longer stages to accomplish.

In order to win The BEAR, a Team must complete the most stages in the shortest time and stay within the time limit.

For the first time in the history of The BEAR, 

the race was won by an all-woman team, Sara McLarty and Misty Becerra.

We congratulate them on a wonderful racing accomplishment!!   

 

Overall Winners of The BEAR 2009:

TEAM GOOD 'NUFF FOR PETE'S SAKE

Sara McLarty and Misty Becerra

in 8 hours and 23 minutes

Winners of the Primary Division, 3-4 Person Coed:

TEAM FLORIDA XTREME

Courtney Spratt

Jeff Leininger

Patrick Carson

Results for The BEAR (10-hour)--

The BEAR - TEAM NAME & DIVISION

PORTAGE PADDLE Time

BIKE Time

TREK Time 

BIKE 2 Time

OVERALL PLACE

DIVISION PLACE

GOOD 'NUFF FOR PETE'S SAKE - 2PC 2:29 5:03 6:57 8:23 1 1

Sara McLarty & Misty Becerra

TEAM XTREME - 2PM 2:38 5:07 7:30 8:31 2 1
FLORIDA XTREME - 3-4PC (Prime Div) 2:26 4:55 7:16 8:40 3 1
RAFTS, LEGS, AND GEARS - 3-4PC 2:26 5:38 7:58 * 4 2
BAMATEURS - 3-4PC 2:50 5:51 8:19 * 5 3
STRANGER - 2PC 2:08 5:08 8:49 * 6 1
PALADIN - 3-4PM 2:37 5:40 8:51 * 7 1
ROCKS - 2PC 2:49 5:42 8:59 * 8 2
HISPANOLA - 3-4PM 2:54 5:58 9:03 * 9 2
SLOW & CONFUSED - 3-4PC 3:26 6:35 9:23 * 10 4
3 RING CIRCUS - 3-4PC 2:57 6:40 9:35 * 11 5
PEAKACHEWS - 3-4PM 3:02 7:56 9:36 * 12 3
GRAYSON XTREME RACING - 3-4PC 3:07 7:06 9:47 * 13 6
ROYAL DUNERS - 2PM 2:33 5:41 9:50 * 14 2
CF #3 - 3-4PM   (*Team won 10 min bonus) 2:59 7:26 9:51* * 15 4
CF #2 - 2PC 3:05 7:35 10:00 * 16 3
CF #1 - 3-4PC 3:05 7:21 10:00 * 17 7
W.T.F. - 2PM 3:19 6:41 10:04 * 18 3
SHACKLETON JUNIOR - 2PM 2:52 7:02 10:06 * 19 4
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID - 3-4PM 2:52 7:33 10:19 * 20 5
THERAPISTS - 3-4PM 3:18 7:29 10:41 * 21 6
* = Finish times represent last stage completed after the Intermediate Cutoff at 7.5 hours. 

         

Possible Stages for Teams in The BEAR Adventure Race 2008:

  1. RUN -  Teams run/trek through the woods to a checkpoint for info and return to Main Transition for the next Stage.
  2. PADDLE -- Portage to and Paddle on St Johns River -- BEAR racers locate 3 checkpoints and record information at each turn location. With light winds from the northeast on race day, this was a beautiful morning for paddling, except for the team that capsized their boat....
  3. BIKE - Cycle on trails of Bayard Conservation Area -- wet and dry biking on forest trails, plus locating two checkpoints with logic puzzles. An intermediate Check Point at the Area 3 Trailhead included target practice with a wrist rocket slingshot that fired tennis balls: hit the target and avoid the tire change penalty.
  4. TREK - Three checkpoints along route through woods or along some trails. Route to be chosen by Teams.
  5. BIKE 2 -- Locate and record info at two checkpoints in Bayard Conservation Area one on the water and one near the west end of the Shands Bridge -- though all movement needed to be inside BCA and WITH the Team's bikes..

For even more photos from The BEAR and The CUB, go to: http://anitalevy.eventpictures.com 

       

     

Results for The CUB (6-hour): 

The CUB -- TEAM NAME & DIVISION

TREK

PADDLE

BIKE

OVERALL PLACE

DIVISION PLACE

JACOB BRYAN - Solo 1:29 3:24 4:28 1 1
COTTON BRYAN - Solo 1:23 3:55 4:46 2 2
SALSA VERDE - 2PC 1:20 3:43 5:02 3 1
ADVENTURE MOMS - 2PF 1:42 5:26 * 4 1
GOONIES - 2PC 1:42 5:30 * 5 2
BEARING OUR NOCTURNAL UNIT - 2PM 1:42 5:45 * 6 1
2B - 2PF 1:47 5:53 * 7 2
IMHUGEINJAPAN - 2PM 1:44 6:03 * 8 2
BRUCE - 2PF 3:20 6:12 * 9 3
JOSH BRYAN - Solo 1:32 6:24 * 10 3
* = Finish times represent last stage completed after the Intermediate Cutoff. 

Winner of The CUB Adventure Race:

Jacob Bryan (#845)

surrounded by his brothers:

Cotton Bryan and Josh Bryan

In the CUB, stages possible included: 

  1. RUN -  Teams run/trek through the woods to a checkpoint for info and return to Main Transition for the next Stage.
  2. PADDLE -- Portage to and Paddle on St Johns River -- From the western shore at Shands Pier to the other side of the St Johns River for CUB racers, landing and locating checkpoint information at the turnaround location. 
  3. BIKE - Cycle on trails of Bayard Conservation Area -- Serious wet and dry biking on forest trails, plus locating a Check Point sign and determining the answer to a logic question in Area 3. An intermediate Check Point at the Area 3 Trailhead included target practice with a wrist rocket slingshot that fired tennis balls: hit the target and avoid the tire change penalty. Some Teams discovered how to change a bike tube right here...

Make plans now to attend and take on the challenge of The BEAR for 2010.

In 2010, the 12th annual presentation of The BEAR Adventure Race 
will take place on the weekend of Labor Day - Sunday, September 5, 2010.
 

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