(Rage Series, Outdoor Industry
Challenge, and USA Supreme Adventure Races)
When are the
Four Winds Adventure Races?
See the current year calendar of events for dates, times and locations.
early do we typically arrive before an event?
Racers generally arrive 1 to 2
days prior to the race for gear and skill check out. For more detail of
the race schedule visit our calendar.
Winds also produces the Celebrity Adventure Games in South Lake Tahoe.
What are they?
The Four Winds Adventure Races consist of multi-sport
endurance races, in short two day to two +1/2 day non-stop formats
(Mountain Rage and Outdoor Industry Challenge), three-day staged races in
urban locations (Urban Rage), five-day staged winter time races (Mountain
Rage Extreme) and the flagship
expedition level competition (USA Supreme), seven to nine day non- stop
adventure race. All races are across secret courses, in which four person
or two person teams cover extreme routes of anywhere from approximately
80-150 miles for the two and three day races, and up to 400 miles for the
longer expedition level adventure race. The winter race is based on hours
completed over five days, instead of miles. Venues for races can include
hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, mountaineering, white
water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, boulder bounding, swimming, urban
hiking and climbing, kick-scootering, in-line skating, navigation, ropes
courses, snow shoeing, x-country skiing, and more. Racers will compete, as
they work together in teams, to run the fastest times across the varied
terrain and venues. Venues may be done more than once in different
locations. Points can be accumulated over a racing season to arrive at a
season high points winning team.
Who can do the
Teams of 4 or 2 individuals at least 18 years of age,
with orienteering and venue skills. The premier category is the 4 person
mixed gender category. There is also a 4 person open category, a two
person mixed gender category and 2 person open category.
Race teams will generally need up to two additional
support team members to assist, equip and supply the racers using one
appropriate vehicle per team. Team journalists are optional and are the
responsibility of each team. In some races and venues, there may be no
support for race teams, depending on location.
family or friends?
Family or friends will be able to observe the start and
finish as well as activities in some designated transition areas. Our
races will be a spectator friendly at the start and finish, and points
along the race course that may be known in advance.
What are the
assurances that teams can complete the race in the allotted time
The goal of Four Winds Adventure Races is to provide
new challenges and personal growth experiences for participants, with
special emphasis on the highest percentage of teams reaching the finish
line. The Four Winds concept is not about eliminating teams, rather it is
about providing a challenging, exciting, creative racing adventure for all
levels of competition. Real time race trials, logistical planning, and
years of Four Winds adventure race and special event production experience
help assure that average as well as fastest teams will finish within the
allotted time frame. All teams will face extreme challenge, breathtaking
wilderness or inspiring cityscapes and tests of personal strength and
endurance. Race organizers reserve the right to change or modify the
course at any time, but are dedicated to creating a seamless experience
for all involved.
Four Winds Adventure Races unique and different?
- Part of the mission
of Four Winds Adventures is to provide the best possible personal
experience for all participants, making this sport accessible to as
many people as possible while respecting the natural environment and
honoring native traditions.
- The spirit of a
Four Winds Adventure Race is to provide new challenges and personal
growth experiences with friendship and mutual support being the
foundation for all teams.
- The commitment of
Four Winds Adventures includes creating courses that test the highest
level of performance that adventure racing demands.
- Special emphasis is
on a high percentage of teams reaching the finish line within the
- Additionally, races
will enlighten sponsors, spectators, and racers about indigenous
peoples and respect for life, land and the spirit of working with the
forces of nature upon the lands they will cross
Winds is committed to the allocation of a portion of annual race event
profit to educational programs for indigenous peoples, based on race
locations each year.
- Points are awarded
to winners and finishers that can count towards a year end overall
- Cash Prizes and
awards depending on the race are given for category teams with the
best times across the finish line.
- Teams may also
compete for fastest times across designated stages in the
expedition-level race, i.e. mountain biking, ride/run, water, mountain
climbing, and running sections of the course. This gives our courses a
more race-like feel.
- Teams that may not
be the fastest over all, are still capable of winning any stage in a
- Special awards will
be given for the teams most representative of the Four Winds Spirit.
- All finishing team
members will receive Four Winds commemorative finisher awards.
be media coverage?
Typical media coverage is through newspaper, magazine,
radio and television, local, national and international coverage, and
internet and radio reporting. The Four Winds concept of making a part of
its race spectator friendly will give greater access to media and
spectators. This can translate into greater exposure for race and team
How do I sign
up my team?
Team sign-ups can be accomplished
in two ways;
- 1) Submit a team
registration form with your deposit through the mail,
- 2) Use our online
registration, followed by your deposit in the appropriate
time frame, through the mail.
This initiates the formal race
application process. With full registration each team will be able to
access, thirty to sixty days prior to each race, complete team member
information, rules and regulations, competency requirements, insurance
information, tourism packets from host cities, accommodation and ground
transfer information, and race preparation guidelines. Team captains will
receive periodic email updates to share with their teams on race related
What are the
team registration fees and deposits for this year's Four Winds Adventure
- The Race Fees page
is the best spot for all most current race costs info.
- Multiple race discounts are available.
- For a limited time, special discounts
are available on the Race Fees page.
- Check the website
for any updates on each race deadline, or call Four Winds Adventures
(800-775-7671). Use the Race Registration Fees form along with a Team
Registration form. Late registering teams less than 30 days before a
race may be charged a 10% penalty for late registration.
- Team spots are
reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Four Winds Adventures
reserves the right to approve all team registrations. Teams fully
paid/registered will supersede partially registered teams.
the event of a team withdrawal, deposits and registration fees can be
applied towards a voucher for future races, less 40% handling charges.
To find more detailed information on
registration fees click here.
Checks are made payable to:
Four Winds Adventures LLC
2675 West Highway 89A, # 451
Sedona, AZ 86336
What if I
don't have a complete team?
Four Winds Adventures has successfully matched
individuals to teams and will continue to facilitate the networking and
data base creation for matches. Sign up on our website racer-links
page, talk to one of the race staff, email us or fax us
with pertinent information and we can help find team mates and training
buddies. Incomplete teams can still register and reserve a team spot.
What can individuals
or teams expect from the race organization?
Four Winds Adventures has
assembled a top flight staff which has team and racer assistance as one of
its top priorities. We realize the sacrifice that individuals and teams
make when they become committed to an endeavor such as this - and we are
committed to delivering an organized and life enriching racing experience.
Four Winds reserves the right at any time to make changes to venues,
course, locations, dates and arrangements in keeping with the original
concept of the race and for protection of the racers.
How can I contact
To contact Four Winds, please use the following:
Four Winds Adventures LLC
2675 West Highway 89A, # 451
Sedona, AZ 86336
Web Page: www.4windsadventure.com
Phone: 1 (800) 775-7671
Fax: 1 (888) 844-7671