Most aptly put, the following is a description as provided by
Rootstock Racking (http://rootstockracing.org/index.php/adventure-racing-glossary) : Adventure Racing is story-telling; it’s not about personal records or pace or heart-rate; it’s about the
journey, the encounters along the way with people, nature, wildlife, and history. It is about perseverance,
overcoming Mother Nature, understanding the land, confronting personal demons and mental
challenges, and working together as a team so that everyone crosses the finish line together. Simply put,
while adventure racing requires physical training and preparation, it is about more than the body. It is
about living life to the fullest and bonding with your teammates and the world around you like you never
This race is about completing as much of the course as possible within the designated timeframe. In
addition to orienteering flags positioned at each transition area, the course will be marked with flagging.
Each leg or segment of the race will be categorized as either trek, bike, or paddle, and these disciplines
will alternate throughout the race.
Only the 4-hour race will be run as a relay. This option is designed to encourage first-time adventure
racers to experience this event with the support of their fellow teammates. This also allows for singlediscipline
competitors to join friends in a team effort, all while experiencing something new and
Can I view a map of the course in advance (or) are GPX files available for download?
In keeping with the theme of mystery and adventure, maps of the course will not be revealed until the
bonfire and rally scheduled for Friday, September 15th. Some details about the course will be released in
the time leading up to the event. Be sure to check Facebook regularly. Also, consider signing up for the
newsletter to ensure delivery of race updates.
Will we have to leave our bikes in public areas during the race, and will they be safe?
Staffed bike racks will be stationed at each transition area. Volunteers will be watching your bike;
however, if you have any concerns regarding the safety of your bike, please consider bringing a bike lock.
Will food and water be provided at the transition areas?
There will be a water supply at most of the transition areas; however, please carry enough water to
hydrate yourself independently from the start of the race. Food will not be supplied, so please be
prepared with enough calories, electrolytes, etc. to fulfill your nutrition needs.
Will I have access to gear after the race starts?
The course starts and finishes at the same location; however, you will not re-enter the venue at any
point in between. Please be sure to have all your gear, hydration, and nutrition on your person as you
start the race. Please see the 'required gear' section of this website for additional information.
I am having trouble finding teammates. What should I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and the race director will help connect individual racers with each
other. Send your name, the race distance/category you are interested in competing in, and your
experience level. If you are a relay racer, please also include your preferred discipline.
I am planing on camping. Are there any campsites close by?
Mohawk Falls is offering a special 2 night campsite available to participants and attendees of the Metallak Race. Campsites are located at event venue: Mohawk Falls, 1478 Route 26, Colebrook, NH 03576. Check out this form for more details.
I have a business. Are there any vendor oportunities?
Vendors featuring anything to do with non-motorized recreation in the great outdoors are being sought for this event. This includes but is not limited to: gear shops, organizations that manage trails, outdoor apparel retailers, those who offer guide or training services, and anything that outdoor enthusiasts would be interested in. This form contains all the details about the requirements and pricing.