The 2007 Gold Nugget Adventure Race is in the history books! The top three teams in each category are detailed below, with the other teams listed in order of final ranking. Click here for complete scoring details.

Picture links from volunteers:
from Greg
from RJ
from Don
from Ian
from Rob – candids
from Rob – Team Pix

Links to “Team GPS Tracking” results. Online viewing and GPX file downloads are available now. We’re still working on getting the O-course points added to the display. (10/18/07).
Treble Hook GPS Tracks
Crazy Eight GPS Tracks
Dirty Dozen GPS Tracks

Overall, the races were a success. The weather was great. The lake level was up. There were no major injuries preventing teams from completing their race. No bikes were reported to be resting on the bottom of Lake Tillery. No search and rescue operations had to be mounted.

Teams, thanks for posting comments about your race experiences below!

Check back soon,

Don Childrey
Race Director
Bushwhack Adventures

Rankings:

Treble Hook – 4 hour course

Coed
1st place: #420 – Has Anyone Seen Shirley? (2p)
– Kevin and Dana Carpenter; from GA

2nd Place: #401 – Adventure Family Race Team (4p)
– Michele, Katy, Darian, Marion; from NC

3rd Place: #402 – Garrigill (4p)
– Todd Wilkinson, Laurence Wilkinson, Kevin Wilkinson, Aaron Wever; from NC

#403 – Just Four Fun (4p); from NC

#404 – POW (4p); from SC

#406 – The Wright Way (2p); from NC

#422 – Team Davidson (2p); from NC

#405 – Port City Crew (2p); from NC

Female
1st Place: #407 – Life Is Good (2p)
– Kim Thomas, Elizabeth DeGraeve; from NC

Male
1st Place: #421 – Team JJ (2p)
– Johnathan Evans, Jonathan Carlson; from VA

2nd Place: #415 – RWA Racing (2p)
– Beau Benich, Ed Inman; from GA

3rd Place: #417 – Team Moxie (2p)
– Matt Kelley, Jon Downie; from NC

#408 – Band of Brothers (4p); from GA

#412 – Born Loosers (2p); from NC, SC

#414 – I’ve Made A Huge Mistake (2p); from NC

#416 – Team Lunchbox (2p); from NC

#413 – Crankdogs (2p); from SC, WV

#419 – Team Yuk (2p); from NC

#410 – AAARGHH… (2p); from NC

#409 – Dead Men Walking (4p); from NC

#418 – Team Scurvy Dawgs (2p); from NC

#411 – Adventure Brewing Company (2p); from NC

Crazy Eight – 8 hour course

Coed
1st Place: #801 – 20-30-40-50 aka “15 Minutes Late” (4p)
– Jeff Sosa, David Blakeley, David Kahler, Marcilynn Smith; from NC

Female

Male
1st Place: #805 – Adventure-Us (2p)
– Michael and Matthew Getz; from NC

2nd Place: #806 – Boo-Yah! (2p)
– Stephen Morris, Micheal Gladden; from NC and SC

3rd Place: #804 – Hoplites (4p)
– Jesse Hagberg, Andrew Thomas, Jason Smith, Eric Cone; from NC, OH, VA

Dirty Dozen – 12 hour course

Coed
1st Place: #1201 – 90 Bones (4p)
– Corbitt Simmons, Drew Fulcher, Tracey Lewis, Lat Purser; from NC

2nd Place: #1206 – Patent Pending (2p)
– Katie Reiland, Michael O’Grady; from GA

3rd Place: #1220 – Columbus TrailBlazers (4p)
– Jeff Soule, Josh Enyart, John Spencer, Jane Rupkowski; from GA

#1204 – 4LPH4 1337-BLUE (2p); from GA
#1202 – Isotopes (4p); from NC, VA

#1205 – 4LPH4 1337-RED (2p); from GA
#1203 – Team Kremlin (4p); from NC, GA

Female
1st Place: #1207 – D.O.H. (2p)
– Sheila Whight, Shelly Fisher; from NC

Male
1st Place: #1210 – Northern Lites (4p)
– Brent Eischen, Alex Lenzmeier, Charles Martz, Dale Greenwell; from NC

2nd Place: #1214 – Gator Bait (2p)
– Will Rishovd, Gus Grey; from SC

3rd Place: #1208 – Blind Mice (4p)
– Victor Sothcott, Mark Parsell, Nathan Phillips, John Vanderhoven; from VA

#1213 – Eagle Claw (2p); from VA

#1211 – 4theadventure (2p); from PA

#1217 – Team Medoc (2p); from NC

#1215 – It’s All Bob’s Fault (2p); from NC

#1209 – NORSA (4p); from NC

#1216 – S&S (2p); from NC

#1219 – Where the Scheidt are we? (2p); from NC

#1212 – Action-Learning.com (2p); from NC

Please check out the webpages of our sponsors.
Their support makes the Gold Nugget Adventure Race possible!!

God’s Country Outfitters

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The Center for Outdoor Leadership at Pfeiffer University

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Hammer Nutrition

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WrightSock

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Headsweats

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Rainbow Cycles

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Carolina Orienteering Klubb

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Middle Ring Cycles

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53×11 Coffee

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The Bed and Bike Inn

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DTC Publishing

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The Adventure Family

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Adventure Medical Kits

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More to come!

 

Here are a few sneak peeks from the course:

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updated 10/6/07

Treble Hook – 4 hour course

Coed
Just Four Fun (4p)
– Jennifer Pate, Robert Bouchard, Christy Hayes, Adam Palmer; from NC and GA

Adventure Family Race Team (4p)
– Michele, Katy, Darian, Marion; from NC

POW (4p)
– Adam Ott, Anna Ott, Brad Wallace, Lori Pepin; from SC

Garrigill (4p)
– Todd Wilkinson, Laurence Wilkinson, Kevin Wilkinson, Aaron Wever; from NC

PortCity Crew (2p)
– Gene Casey, Lauren Brown; from NC

The Wright Way (2p)
– Melanie Wright, Innes Wright; from NC

Has Anyone Seen Shirley? (2p)
– Kevin and Dana Carpenter; from GA

Team Davidson (2p)
-Wes and Erica Davidson; from NC

Female
Life Is Good (2p)
– Kim Thomas, Elizabeth DeGraeve; from NC

Male
Adventure Brewing Company (2p)
– Ken Banner, Dean Plevka ; from NC, SC

Dead Men Walking (4p)
– Daron Hyatt, Michael Hervey, Ashley Huneycutt, Mark Dail; from NC

Born Loosers (2p)
– Roger Beatty, Ulrick Garrison; from NC and SC

Band of Brothers (4p)
– Levi, Beau, Adam, and Jake Burdick; from GA

I’ve Made A Huge Mistake (2p)
– Caleb Rowe, Matthew Kain; from NC

AAARGH… (2p)
– Don and Jamie Thomas; from NC

Team Yuk (2p)
– Franz Morao, Mark Edwards; from NC

Team Scurvy Dogs (2p)
– Don Ruel, Russ Rounds; from NC

Team Lunchbox (2p)
– Tim McDaniel, Brad Sosebee; from NC

Team Moxie (2p)
– Matt Kelley, Jon Downie; from NC

Crankdogs (2p)
– David Smith, Tim Smith; from SC and WV

RWA Racing (2p)
– Beau Benich, Ed Inman; from GA

Team JJ (2p)
– Johnathan Evans, Jonathan Carlson; from VA

Crazy Eight – 8 hour course

Coed
BAIT (2p)
– Kate Bowman, Jeff Thompson; from NC

20-30-40-50 aka “15 Minutes Late” (4p)
– Jeff Sosa, David Blakeley, David Kahler, Marcilynn Smith; from NC

Team Juggernaut (2p)
– Paul Ku, Laura Brezovec; from NC

Female

Male
Hoplites (4p)
– Jesse Hagberg, Andrew Thomas, Jason Smith, Ryan Gallagher; from NC, OH, VA

Adventure-Us (2p)
– Michael and Matthew Getz; from NC

Boo-Yah! (2p)
– Stephen Morris, Micheal Gladden; from NC and SC

Team Snuffleupagus (2p)
– Noah Jordahl, Bob Coughter; from NC

Dirty Dozen – 12 hour course

Coed
4LPH4 1337 – RED (2p)
– Holly Saxby, Jack Forester; from GA

4LPH4 1337 – BLUE (2p)
– Josh Forester, Joanna Erion; from GA

Isotopes (4p)
– Christine Carlisle, Todd Fellesca, Shelley Batteau, Eddie Pryor; from NC and VA

Patent Pending (2p)
– Katie Reiland, Michael O’Grady; from GA

90 Bones (4p)
– Corbitt Simmons, Drew Fulcher, Ashley Giraud, Lat Purser; from NC

Team Kremlin (4p)
– Mark Henley, Kevin Asmann, Lori Amico, Mandolyn Vendala; from NC, GA

Columbus TrailBlazers (4p)
– Jeff Soule, Josh Enyart, John Spencer, Jane Rupkowski; from GA

Female
D.O.H. (2p)
– Sheila Whight, Shelly Fisher; from NC

Male
Eagle Claw (2p)
– Frank Longaker, James Korenoski; from VA,

Northern Lites (4p)
– Brent Eischen, Alex Lenzmeier, Charles Martz, Dale Greenwell; from NC

Team MeDoc (2p)
– Will Corkey, Patrick Downie; from NC

Where the Scheidt are we? (2p)
– Brett Scheidt, Scott Scheidt; from NC

Triangle-AR (2p)
– Bruce Dale, Brian Thompson; from NC

Blind Mice (4p)
– Victor Sothcott, Mark Parsell, Nathan Phillips, John Vanderhoven; from VA

S&S (2p)
– Paul Danie, Mike Dickinson; from NC

It’s All Bob’s Fault (2p)
– Jeff Eichman, Bob Bucki; from NC

NORSA (4p)
– Alan Stewart, Adam Domanski, Michael Rhodes, Timothy Josey; from NC

Gator Bait (2p)
– Will Rishovd, Gus Grey; from SC

4theadventure (2p)
– Dave Mowery, Dan Tack; from PA

Action-Learning.com (2p)
– Doug Gray, Rich Tsui; from NC

* incomplete registration

Bushwhack Adventures and US RaceWorks are proud to team up and offer Team GPS Tracking for the 2007 Gold Nugget Adventure Race. Teams being tracked will carry a small unit (100 grams) that fits in a water bottle. Results will be posted to the race website for review after the race, allowing teams to see where they went, and where other teams went, during the race.

This GPS tracking technology was used during the recent Untamed Virgina Adventure Race. Visit their website to see what their results.

Interested teams can reserve a Team GPS Tracking unit during the registration process. This optional feature is only $23 per team.

Below is a picture of the units as used in the Untamed Virgina race. The photo is from Will Ramos’ pictures of the race: http://www.waramos.com/thumbnails.php?album=159

Online registration powered by US RaceWorks *

Treble Hook – 4hr

Crazy Eight – 8hr

Dirty Dozen – 12hr

Offline registration

Registration form

Waiver form

Registration Fees:
Before August 15, 2007:
$40 per person – Treble Hook – 4hr
$60 per person – Crazy Eight – 8hr
$80 per person – Dirty Dozen – 12hr

After August 15, 2007:
$50 per person – Treble Hook – 4hr
$70 per person – Crazy Eight – 8hr
$90 per person – Dirty Dozen – 12hr

Registration Deadline:
September 14, 2007 (to guarantee yourself a race shirt)
September 28, 2007 (registration closes)

Refund Policy

Discounts
Bushwhack is offering a 10% discount off the registration fee for members of the Trailblazers AR Club. Please use the offline registration form if you are taking this discount, or a Bushwhack Adventures winner or volunteer discount.

*US RaceWorks recently handled registration, GPS tracking, and live coverage for the Untamed Virginia adventure race.

NOTE: The schedule below has been updated as of 9/7/07 with new Friday night check-in times and activities.

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October 5, 2007
Team Check-in (optional; all courses): 6 – 9 PM at the God’s Country Outfitters store – 1454 US Highway 52 N, Albemarle, NC 28001

Preliminary race briefing and Q&A session: 7:30 – 8 PM at the God’s Country Outfitters store

Friday night free camping check-in: 6 – 10 PM at the Morrow Mountain State Park Group Camp

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October 6, 2007
DIRTY DOZEN COURSE
Team Check-in: 6 – 6:45 AM
Pre-race safety briefing: 6:45 AM
Race Start: 7 AM
Race Cutoff: 7 PM

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CRAZY EIGHT COURSE
Team Check-in: 8 – 8:45 AM
Pre-race safety briefing: 8:45 AM
Race Start: 9 AM
Race Cutoff: 5 PM

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TREBLE HOOK COURSE
Team Check-in: 11 – 11:45 AM
Pre-race safety briefing: 11:45 AM
Race Start: High Noon
Race Cutoff: 4PM

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Awards ceremony (all courses), post-race meal, and party: 7:30 PM until.

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Notes:

– Team check-in will consist of registration paperwork confirmation and racer sign-in. Gear checks will be done during the event.

– Group tent camping on-site for both Friday and Saturday nights is included free for team members and a few support people (please be reasonable). Bathrooms, drinking water and showers are available at the site.

– Morrow Mountain State Park also has rental cabins and a regular campground.

The Bed and Bike Inn (a Gold Nugget sponsor) has rooms available in Gold Hill, NC.

– There are several motels located in Albemarle, NC. These are 15-20 minutes away.