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Do you think your team is one of the Best of the Midwest?  

Enter the Chicago Area Adventure Racing Association's 2003 Points Series and find out how you stack up!  Teams will accumulate points by competing in series races throughout the year.  The top teams at the season's end will be crowned the "Best of the Midwest".

The Prizes

Teams will be competing for a total prize purse valued at over $13,000!  Prizes include:

$1000 in race gear from Moosejaw

Clothing from Lava Gear

Equipment from Gregory Mountain Products

Entry to the Four Winds Adventures Urban Rage

Entry to Odyssey Adventure Racing's Endorphin Fix

Entry to Odyssey Adventure Racing's Mega Dose

Entry to an Outdoor Athlete Sprint series event

$1000 off entry to the top three teams for the Mid America Xtreme Costa Rica Coast to Coast 

Entry to the Wild Onion New York City

Entry to a Raid the North series race

...And the prize package continues to grow each day.

Which Races are Included in the Series?

bulletCoast to Coast Challenge Costa Rica - March 1-8 DOUBLE POINTS!!
bulletGreat Mississippi River Adventure Series - April 4-5
bulletEndorphin Fix - April 25-27 DOUBLE POINTS!!
bulletMad Dash - May 18
bulletBadger Orienteering Adventure Race - May 17-18
bulletFour Winds Mountain Rage - May 17-18
bulletPlanet Adventure 30 hour Challenge - May 31-June 1
bulletOutdoor Athlete Sprint - May 31
bulletRaid the North - May 31
bulletWatertown Challenge - June 7
bulletBig Wooly - June 8
bulletWild Onion NYC - June 13-14
bulletOutdoor Athlete Sprint - June 21
bulletUrban Frog - June 21
bulletFour Winds Urban Rage Denver - June 21-22
bulletThe Longest Day - June 28 DOUBLE POINTS!!
bulletOutdoor Athlete Sprint - July 12
bulletMega Dose - July 12-13 DOUBLE POINTS!!
bulletScenic Keewenaw Adventure Racing Experience - July 26-27
bulletMid-America Xtreme - August 16
bulletFour Winds Supreme - August 13-21 DOUBLE POINTS!!
bulletRaid the North Extreme - August 17-22
bulletOutdoor Athlete Sprint - August 23
bulletTrekkineer - August 30-31
bulletWild Onion Chicago - September 19-20
bulletWild Scallion Chicago - September 20
bulletRaid the North Championships - September 19-21
bulletOutdoor Athlete-Michigan Sprint Championships - September 27
bulletFour Winds Urban Rage New York - October 18-19
bulletMid-America Fall Classic - November 1
bulletSouthern Traverse - November TRIPLE POINTS!!!
bulletFour Winds Urban Rage Miami - December 6-7

How to Register

Registration is FREE using our online team registration system!  

How to Earn Points

Points are awarded to finishing teams based on the following race lengths and finishing positions: 

1-24 hours 24-48 hours 48+ hours
First place 10 points 20 points 30 points
Second place 9 points 18 points 27 points
Third place 8 points  16 points 24 points
Fourth place 7 points 14 points 21 points
Fifth place 6 points 12 points 18 points
Sixth place 5 points 10 points 15 points
Seventh place 4 points 8 points 12 points
Eighth place 3 points 6 points 9 points
Ninth place 2 points 4 points 6 points
Tenth place or lower 1 point 2 points 3 points


bulletEach registered team will consist of a maximum of  five official members.  The names and contact information for team members must be submitted prior to the team's competing in their second qualifying race for the 2003 season.  This will allow teams who learned about the series while attending their first race to include the points from that race in the series standings
bulletOnly additions to the official team members are permitted during the season.  Teammates may not be changed or removed from the roster
bulletAt least three of the five official members must compete in a race for the team's results to count toward the team's points total.  A "wildcard" teammate not listed on your five member roster may be included on a team for any race.  There are no additional restrictions on the "wildcard" person used in a race where only three of the official members are competing
bulletAt least three of the five official team members must be members of the Chicago Area Adventure Racing Association.  (Not a member yet?  Join online now)
bulletTeams must participate in at least two of the included races to qualify for prizes
bulletThe team's best 4 finishes will be included in the final results
bulletPoints will only be awarded for the four person co-ed team category (three person co-ed category will count if the race does not offer a four person co-ed category)
bulletRace lengths and points awarded will be determined based on the finishing time of the first four person co-ed team (i.e. if the first place team finishes in 19 hours, all teams will be awarded points based on the 1-24 hour points schedule regardless of their finishing time)
bulletPoints will be based on the finishing position in the team's class.  If the race's qualifying class (four person co-ed, or three person co-ed if four person class is not offered) has less than 10 registered teams, points will be awarded based on the team's overall finishing position of all teams in the race
bulletThe team must finish the complete, original course as defined by the Race Directors. (Modified course finishes will only be included if all teams entered in the race are using a modified course (i.e. event shortened due to weather, access issues, etc.)
bulletThe team must finish as a complete team
bulletAn individual can only be registered on one team
bulletTeams may only register one time for the series
bulletWe reserve the right to amend the rules to provide clarification or ensure equity among participants


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