The race that brought $10000 in schwag and raffle items and 40 teams in 2009; amassed $20000 in gear giveaways and 60 teams in 2010, is RETURNING to Dawsonville, GA on May 14th, 2011. Sign up for one of the most exciting adventure races in the country, drawing teams from 15+ states to compete in this heavily publicized and covered race.
This thoroughly vetted race boasts a 33-40% course clearing rate, and a 66% finishing rate (even last year, with a whopping 110 mile course!). And make no mistake--this is not just for folks looking to step up to a day race length. Last year, the Atomic drew world-class teams Checkpoint Zero, WEDALI, ATP/CP0, and ImONPoint.org-Odyssey Adventure Racing--all crossing the finish line within minutes of one another!
And don't rule out Mother Nature! With this race comes the unpredictable North Georgia weather of May. Depending on what the fates decide to doll out, racers can expect a assortment of environmental challenges--chilly nights and hot days; torrential downpours, hail, and lightning; and the first blistering rays of Summer.
Logistically, this year's race drops the canoe requirement--we are again planning to provide watercraft for the race. We are planning on partnering with Pura Vida Adventures again to provide you guys with another ropes section and considering the addition of a new discipline to the race from last year.
Like last year, early bird registration for the 2011 Atomic Adventure Race ends with the month of January (01/31 11:59PM). If you received a free or discounted entry prize last year, you MUST early bird register to redeem it. That goes for the 2010 early bird teams that took a rain check entry into the 2011 race as well.