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9th Annual Physically Strong Adventure Race

The Physically Strong Challenge will feature 2 and 4 person teams with co-ed divisions available. Co-ed teams must have at least one female competing. The 12 hour course is a regional qualifying race and includes canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, orienteering, and special Scout Challenges! The 6 hour course offers most of the same activities on a shorter course. Cabin lodging is available at no extra cost or you may bring a tent or commute.

Schedule (Updated 2/8/19)
Friday 3/22
3:00 – 7:00 pm –  Check In at the Camp Eastman Dining Hall
Each 12 hour team takes one vehicle to Saukenauk Scout Reservation so you can drive back to Eastman after the Race on Saturday. We will have a caravan at 7:00 leaving Camp Eastman and we can help bring you back from Saukenauk.

Saturday 3/23
5:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast at Camp Eastman Dining Hall
5:30 am – 12-Hour Pre-Race Meeting at Camp Eastman Dining Hall
5:45 am – 12-Hour Race Starts from the Camp Eastman Dining Hall
8:30 am – 6-Hour teams depart for SSR
9:00 am – 6-Hour Race Starts from the SSR Dining Hall
When Finished – Supper at the SSR Dining Hall

For more information contact: David Gilbert at (217)224-0204

How You’re Supporting Local Scouting & Career Explorers
This event raises the funds necessary to provide a full Scouting program to 2,600 Scouts in our local communities. Throughout the Boy Scouts of America from Cub Scouting to Venturing, all programs use responsible outdoor activities to promote character development and values-based leadership training. Each year, at-risk and underprivileged young people in Scouting receive financial support at a cost to the Mississippi Valley Council.  The local council relies on donations, directly or through special events to ensure each Scout is able to fully participate in the program.

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Mar 23 2019


6:00 am - 6:00 pm


Camp Eastman


J. David Gilbert
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