The 2019 Great Kaw Adventure Race begins September 28th at 9 A.M.

Hello adventurers! It’s time to kick this thing off! I’m working on updating everything, but here’s what we’re looking at for this years race.

THIRTY TWO Adventure Race teams are going to have an all new route this year that will take you all over and back! You know it and love it, running, paddling, cycling, puzzles, orienteering, and physical challenges. I suggest bringing extra shoes.

TWENTY Orienteering teams are going to be kept to a 3-5 mile course, also all new. Should be a great mix of running, puzzles, and challenges.

New for this year, we’re going to open FIVE solo entries for the adventure race. Participants can bring a Kayak or a Canoe, equipment is your choice, in addition to their own bicycle. This class is going to be limited for this year so I can make sure I give you a great experience and figure out how this is going to scale. Trying to get additional details nailed down right now.

Registration opens FRIDAY at 2PM.

This year, in addition to benefiting our Friends of the Kaw, our event will unveil a larger project to improve water access and recreation in the city of Eudora. Stay tuned for details on that, because it’s going to be awesome.

Schedule for Saturday, September 29th

7:00 AM Bicycle Dropoff begins at Riverfest Park in DeSoto, Kansas

7:30 AM Registration and Packet Pickup begins

8:00 AM Mateo Chiropractic will be on site offering stretching and warmups

8:30 AM Mandatory Race Briefing Adventure and Orienteering

9:00 AM Adventure Race begins

9:15 AM Orienteering 5K begins


Announcing the First Place Female Prize

We’ve got about a week left to sign up for the Great Kaw Adventure race, so let’s start talking about prizes!

This year we have a very special prize put together by the ladies of Twill TradeQuilting Bits & Pieces, and Frontier Bikes. They are giving the first place Adventure Race female team $150 in cash and certificates!

And just to keep you rolling, we’re getting you an pair of entries into the Lap the Lakes Gravel Race in Emporia, KS!

So ladies, who’s gonna throw down and take the prize!?!!

The KawCajuns join for 2018!

The KawCajuns have returned! @Abram Chrislip and Jeff Barclay are back for more adventure! Will you?

The Great Kaw Adventure SWAG!

We though it would be great to talk about some of the great swag we have lined up for those of you who enter the Great Kaw Adventure Race!
Of course every person who signs up will receive a Great Kaw Adventure Race t-shirt. Don’t forget to enter the race by Friday September 15th, if you want one guaranteed in your size!
But wait, there’s more! we’re also giving you custom shaker bottles loaded with goodies from our sponsors and Eudora’s local business.
And what do you get when you complete the race? A very special token of your hard work. Our very first challenge coin! Yes, crossing the finish line with ALL of your checkpoints is an achievement worth celebration.
image of front and back of challenge coin