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Adventure Race


Event Sponsor

General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 10, 2021 – Please note this is a week earlier than other CSG events

SITE: Bowling Lake Park, Lincoln – View Map


Adventure 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

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.


Adventure Course –  4 Hours
Solo Male
Solo Female
Male 2-Person Team
Female 2-Person Team
Coed 2-Person Team

*Family Course – Up to 2 Hours

*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 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 4 hours for the Adventure Course and up to 2 hours for the Family Course. The Family Course race will be more of an urban race with minimal off road sections. The Adventure Course will most likely 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. A gear check may 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 (Adventure Courses) – Mountain bikes are highly recommended however Cross Bikes are allowed.. 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 (Adventure Course)
Bike helmet – you will not be allowed to race without a 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 (Ziploc bag) – Highly recommended
Extra water bottles

Solo Racer Equipment:
Solo racers will  be required to provide their own kayak, paddle, and life jacket if they want to complete the open water section.

Registration Fees & Deadlines


$53 per person until July 7

Sport Course
$96 for 2-Person Team until July 7

Family Course
$61 for 2-Person Team. $10 for each additional team member until July 7

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2021 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); 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.

Athlete Packets


Athlete packets will be shipped directly to the athlete at no extra charge.  Packets will not be available for in-person pickup. Packets include athlete shirt and one free Arby’s sandwich certificate per person. Athletes will receive their packet prior to competition.

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.

Opening Ceremonies

The show begins at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field, Lincoln!

Admission is FREE!

• Parade of Athletes
• Skydivers
• National Anthem
• Oath of Athletes
• Mascot Showcase
• Super Retriever Series Demo
• Mystery Torchlighter
• Fireworks

The Opening Ceremonies will be televised statewide by News Channel Nebraska.

For more details regarding Opening Ceremonies, please refer to the Opening Ceremonies web page.

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

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