Fees: Pre-register $60 Adults & $35 Students. Late/race day fees: $80 Adults & $55 students (includes participant insurance). Additional Participant Insurance Fee required: $10 for all competitors signing up via Active.com.
Come tackle the Benson Bear's 5+ miles and 45+ military inspired obstacles over varied terrain on 150 acres! We have hills, hay bales that never end, ropes, water (some swimming), sandbags, logs, 8'-10' walls, hurdles, tires, poles, monkey bars that go uphill, towers, ramps, giant's ladders, the Abacus & the Tarzan Swing, balance logs, barb wire crawls, and more hills that will burn you when you see the finish in sight! These challenges rival anything you exceed anything you've seen at other obstacle/adventure races! We have been quoted several times that "SHALE HILL IS THE HARDEST RACE THEY'VE EVER DONE for a mileage and number of obstacles offered!"
AGE REQUIREMENT: You MUST be 14 y.o. or older as of the race date to compete on the obstacle course. Student ID/birth certificate acceptable for those w/out a drivers license. Valid ID-State issued or drivers license required at check in for all participants. Waiver must be signed & on file prior to competing (Parents or Legal Guardians must sign on behalf of a minor).
DIVISIONS & AWARDS: All finishers receive a custom Shale Hill T-shirt & Benson Bear medal. In addition, the FIRST place Masters, Team and TOP three individual placing men & women will be awarded great prizes from Shale Hill and our sponsors - all local Vermont businesses!
COMPETITIVE HEAT OFFERED AT 9:00AM only.
NON-COMPETITIVE HEATS OFFERED AT: 9:30AM, 10:00AM, 10:30AM, & 11:00AM (management reserves the right to combine/add heats based on the number of entries).
TEAM SIGN UP: You can run with your team of 2 - 10 people! As you go through the registration process, select "Individual Men's, Women's or Master's" and then you will be prompted to join or create a team. Team captains choose to "create team," & team members choose "Join a team" and then choose team name from search.
SPECTATORS AND PARKING: Spectators will enjoy attending our event as we have FREE parking and FREE admission to our event!
Event schedule and times
Start Time: 9:00am EST @
SHALE HILL ADVENTURE FARM
517 LAKE ROAD, BENSON, VT 05743