Welcome to 10 CAN's 3rd Annual Survival Race for Heroes. All are welcome, but ENTER at Your Own RISK. Wilderness Survival and Extreme Adventures pose grave threats to life and limb. Following instructions and staying within the boundaries lower those risk.
This is an extreme adventure race that covers approximately 50 miles of land and waterways in two days, with an overnight remote campsite. All race divisions begin at Blue Springs Park with a land navigation. Expert and Novice divisions are required to ruck their gear to a minimum of five GPS points with an option of five more bonus GPS points. The Recreational division may participate in the land nav. or skip ahead to the boat drag. All competitors will drag or carry their vessels approximately 100 yards to the water, then begin paddling down the Santa Fe River. Your destination is Camp Gray aprox. 10 miles down river. At this point your race time stops and your Primitive Survival Rating begins. Expert's must demonstrate and execute survival skills. Novice must demonstrate survival skills, but may rely on manufactured items. Recreationalist will be given a short-course in primitive survival, and may bring items of luxury.
This event sets the stage for survivalist to showcase their skills against other survival experts, for athletes to test their strength and endurance, and for beginners to have fun while supporting children of American Heroes.
The next morning will begin launch sequences at 0500hrs. All divisions must be on the water by 0600hrs (weather permitting). You will paddle to the Suwannee River, then head downstream to the finish line at Hart Springs (approximately 30 miles). Closing ceremony, awards presentation, and an after-party will follow.
Boat: Kayak or Canoe
Divisions: Expert, Novice, and Recreational. One man teams and two man teams will compete against each other in one of the three divisions.
Gear Restrictions: No firearms, no drugs or alcohol, other restrictions may apply. Must be cleared by medical personnel to compete.
Registration and inprocessing begins March 11th at 0800hrs/8am.
Rules: Follow all Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Federal, State, and District rules. Race Chief may disqualify and dismiss competitors who display unethical, immoral, or hazardous conditions. This is a family friendly event.