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Adventure Race

Registration Closed

General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Please note this is a week earlier than other CSG events

SITE: Oak Lake Park, Sun Valley Boulevard & Charleston St., Lincoln – (View Map)


Sport Course:
Check-in – 7 a.m.
Race starts – 8 a.m. sharp

Long Course:
Check-in – 7 a.m.
Race starts – 8 a.m. sharp

Family Course:
Check-in – 9 a.m.
Race starts – 10 a.m. sharp

Note: Race information will be given at check-in time.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to all members of the top three teams in each division. Participation medals will be awarded to all family course finishers. Awards will be given out as soon as possible after the end of each race event. It will take some time to check passports and tally results.



Event Name                                    

Sport Course – 3 to 4 Hours:
Solo Male
Solo Female
Male ​2-Person Team
Female ​2-Person Team
Coed ​2-Person Team

Long Course – 6 to 8 Hours:
Solo Male
Solo Female
Male ​2-Person Team
Female ​2-Person Team
Coed ​2-Person Team

*Family Course – Up to 2 Hours:
2-Person Team
3-Person Team
4-Person Team
5-Person Team

*NOTE: At least one team member must be under 18 years old to be eligible for the Family Course.

Competition Format & Team Gear

The Cornhusker State Games Adventure Race consists of trail running/walking, biking, water events (no swimming), canoeing (long course), and navigation. Participants won’t know exactly what they will be doing until the race starts…that’s part of the adventure!

Length of race will be 3 to 4 hours for the Sport Course, 6 to 8 hours for the Long Course and up to 2 hours for the Family Course. Both the Sport Course and Family Course races will be more of an urban race with some off road sections. The Long Course will include gravel and dirt trails.

Order of events and cut off times will be determined the day of the race.

Race instructions will be given to participants at the start/finish area.

All team members try to complete each section within the race to score maximum points.

There will not be water stations on the race course; however, water will be available at the start/finish area.

Directors have the right to disqualify teams at any time, for not following the course rules, not following verbal instructions from volunteers, and for disrespectful treatment of other teams or volunteers.


All teams and solo racers will be required to bring the following gear. Gear check will take place sometime before or during the race. Participants without the mandatory equipment are subject to disqualification or penalties.

Mandatory Team & Solo Racer Equipment:
First aid kit suitable for two people
One cell phone per team

Mandatory Personal Bike Equipment:
Bicycle (Sport and Long Courses) – Mountain bikes are highly recommended however Cross Bikes are allowed for the Sport and

Long Courses. No road bikes for these two divisions. Cross Bikes must have knobby tires 35mm or wider.

Bicycle (Family Course) – Mountain, Road, Hybrid, or Cross Bike – basically any bike is allowed for family racers.
Water bottle or hydration packs for each teammate that can carry 20+ oz. (Family Course), 40+ oz (Sport Course) or 80+ oz.

(Long Course) – Bike helmet

Recommended Team & Solo Racer Equipment:
Two spare tubes or two patch kits
Bike pump or CO2 cartridges
Tire levers
One waterproof map/passport holder (Zip Loc bag) – Highly recommended
Extra water bottles

Solo Racer Equipment:
Solo racers may be required to provide their own kayak, paddle, and life jacket. Be prepared to bring your own and we will let you know more as we work out the details.

Roster Info

Teams can make roster updates online.

The deadline to make roster updates is 5 p.m. on TUESDAY, JULY 9. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Teams that register online are able to login and make roster substitutions free of charge. Teams that register via the paper entry form will be charged a $10 processing fee to substitute players. Teams are strongly encouraged to register online to eliminate any roster change fees.

NOTES: If registering online, the minimum roster size (based on division) must be entered to advance to check-out. Rosters WILL be checked during tournament. Please make sure your roster is current prior to the July 9 deadline.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by TUESDAY, JULY 9 to be eligible for competition. Printable waiver forms and further instructions at

Registration Fees & Deadlines


Sport Course – Solo
$45 until July 8

Sport Course – Team of 2
$85 per team until July 8

Long Course – Solo
$55 until July 6

Long Course – Team of 2
$105 per team until July 6

Family Course
$65 for 2-Person Team. $10 for each additional team member until July 8

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2019 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: When registering your team online, please note that the system will ask you to enter your team name and roster prior to selecting your sport and division. In the INDIVIDUAL Shipping dropdown menu, be sure to select “TEAM” for each team member. If you wish to have your team packet shipped, you will select that in the TEAM Shipping dropdown menu.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $10 processing fee per team. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Athlete Packets

Choose the Shipping Option and get a Free Arby’s Sandwich!

Save time, avoid hassles and receive your CSG gear more than a week before the Opening Ceremonies by shipping your athlete packet ($10) or team box ($15).  Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass. Athlete packets will begin to ship in late June. The packet shipping option will only be available for those registered by the final entry deadline. If you don’t choose the shipping option, you will need to pick up your athlete packet or team box.

For those who did not select the packet shipping option during registration, athlete packets can be picked up Nebraska Sports Council headquarters during the following dates and times: 

Nebraska Sports Council, 3260 Folkways Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68504 (View Map)
Saturday, July 13 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 | 7 a.m. – Noon

Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass, which includes admission to all venues and SportFest and the Opening Ceremonies.  The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Co-Directors Glenn Troudt or Don Day at

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or

Event Sponsor

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

Official Member of the

Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504