Two Day Open Event :: Wales :: 6/7th July 2013

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For 2013 Open Adventure is repeating the successful Two Day event that was run in the Lakes. With one in the Lake District and one in North Wales.

The events are a 2 day stage adventure race. The event will appeal to beginners and experienced racers alike with entries open to Solos, Pairs and Mixed teams of 4 and is unashamedly a copy of a successful Adventure Race format that was run by Phil Humphries between 1998 and 2006.

The event base is at Cae Adda on the shores of Trawsfyndd resevoir. An amazing campsite in this spectacular part of Wales.


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Details: Weather, etc

Registration :: Cae Adda, Trawsfynydd, North Wales

Weather :: BBC

Bike Hire :: unfortunately we have not found anyone local interested. Odd very odd..

Mandatory Kit :: Kit List

Entry Details

Entry fee :: £115 (per person) + £7.50 SI Card hire

Entry closing date :: 30th June 2013
Last Refund Date :: 1st June 2013
Last amends date :: 22nd June 2013

Entry List :: click here

Photography from the 2012 Two Day event

Event Format


Site access :: from 17.00
Registration :: 20.00 to 22:00

Camping on Friday and Saturday night is included in your entry fee, access from 17:00 on Friday. No showers, just toilets and hopefully a flat(ish) field. You'll need to bring your own tent, food, sleeping and cooking gear.


06.30 to 07.30 :: registration
07.30 :: event briefing
competitors depart for day's activities

10.00 to 11.00 :: starts for 2 hour foot navigation stage (1) at a remote location
13.00 to 14.00 :: starts for 5 hour score MTB stage (2)
20.30 :: evening briefing
22.00 to 22.30 :: starts for 90 min night navigation stage (3)


06.30 :: event briefing
07.30 :: Stages start - Competitors split into Waves, details published during Saturday. Competitors will complete a 90 Minute Paddle Stage (4) and a Trail Run stage (5).
14.00 :: course closes

14.30 :: results

Kayaks for this event are Sit on tops. For this event a kayak qualification is not a mandatory requirement.

We will provide as part of the entry fee the kayak, buoyancy aids and paddles. Although you are welcome to use your own paddle / buoyancy aid if you have one.


With exception of the Trail Run on Sunday the other 4 stages are in a score orienteering style. That is you have X amount of time to visit as many points as you can, if you are late back you loose points. Each point of the map is worth a different value and some are worth nothing at all. You only find out these values just before the start of each stage.

Stages 1 - 4
  • 500 points on offer
  • Time bonus - 1 point per min if you have cleared the stage and come back early
  • Penalty Points
    • 2 points per min for first 5 mins
    • 5 points per min for >5 and < 10 mins late
    • 10 points per min for >10 mins late

Stage 5 – Trail run

  • Standard Run – Fastest time gets 500 points
    • 5 points per min off for each minute (or part of) that you are behind the fastest time.
  • Short Run – Fastest Time gets 200 points.
    • 5 points per min off for each minute (or part of) that you are behind the fastest time.
  • You should be doing the short run if you are going to be an hour slower than the fastest time on the standard run. (we will let you know what we think this time will be at the briefing on Sunday)
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