The Sylvan Adventure Race

The Race

In 1681, Britain’s King Charles II deeded a large tract of land in the colonies to William Penn, to resolve a debt he owed to Penn’s father. That land, 98 percent of which was blanketed in forest, became incorporated as the commonwealth of PennSylvania — Penn’s Woods.

Today, PA continues to boast more than 17 million acres of forest land, 60 percent of the total area, and the inaugural Sylvan Adventure Race will bring participants to some of the most dramatic landscapes of the southeastern corner of Penn’s Woods. Join us for jutting cliffs, shimmering waterways, and tight trail networks. Racers can expect varied and technical terrain, a blazing saddles section, and a massive multi-sport point-to-point rogaine that will require strategy, teamwork, and problem solving to successfully complete.

This race is a regional qualifier for the US Adventure Racing Association National Championship.

Event Info

  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Time: 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Where: Pre-race camping and check-in will take place at Tohickon Valley Park in Bucks County, PA (sign up for group camping when you register)
  • Team Size: 1-3 racers**

 **Because of the nature of the course, we are encouraging racers to bring their friends and come with a full team of three. Solos and teams of two will still have a fun day in the woods, but they will be more limited with some of their strategic decisions. If you’re having trouble fielding a full team, let us know and we’ll spread the word!**


  • $125 per racer through March 31
  • $150 per racer April 1 through May 9, 2018 (no race day registration)

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Race DesignersBrian and Kris Reiss