ADVENTURE RACE

STAFF SGT. JASON DAHLKE MEMORIAL ENERGY ADVENTURE CHALLENGE

This Event is currently suspended

THANK YOU!

To All racers, volunteers and friends! What a great event this has been! ... We hope to revisit this event in some format someday in the future!

Thank you,

David and Kat

On Saturday, May 30, 2009, Jason Dahlke and his teammate entered and won our inaugural Energy Adventure Challenge at Ft. McAllister Historic Park in Richmond Hill.  Several months later, Jason was killed in Afghanistan while serving our country.  It is with great honor, through the permission of his family, that we have renamed the event: The Staff Sgt. Jason Dahlke Memorial Energy Adventure Challenge.

Race Description

LONG COURSE (4 Hour Race)

The Jason Dahlke Energy Adventure Challenge is a unique combination of checkpoint finding and physical challenges.  Compass skills are required.  The 4 hour race will be on Hunter Army Airfield.  Enjoy a tough course for both beginners and experts. While distances will not be disclosed, as is part of the challenge of the race and due to varying distances based on navigation skills, you can expect approximately, 4-6 miles of trekking, 12-15 miles of biking and 1-2 miles of kayaking.



SHORT COURSE (2 Hour Race

The short course will use the same course, but will not include kayaking.  The course will cover less distance, but do still expect challenges and a hard day's work! 

 

​​Schedule

800-845 Long Course Registration 

900 Opening Ceremony/National Anthem

930 Long Course Mandatory Meeting

1000 Long Course Race Begins

1030-1130 Short Course Registration

1200 Short Course Race Begins

1400 (2pm) Race Closes for both Events

2:30pm Awards and Post Race Party

Team Format

2 person teams (Co-ed, All Male, All Female)
 

Price 

Long Course

$70 per person (Early Registration Through July 31st - $60 per person)

Short Course 

$45 per person (Early Registration Through July 31st - $40 per person)

Military Discount
Long Course

$55 per person

Short Course

$37.50 per person

Registration​​

​Awards 
BOTH DIVISIONS: Top 3 Co-ed, All Male, All Female

Top Military team recognized on the prestigious Dahlke plaque!

 

​Gear List

Mandatory Individual Gear
- Container to carry at least 2 liters of water
- Mountain bike, helmet, spare tube and tire changing kit 
(this is optional for the Veteran's Division, you can travel by foot if you choose)
- Compass
- Waterproof map case
- Whistle

Mandatory Team Gear
- Kayak, paddles, and pfd (open division only)
- First Aid Kit
- Cell phone
- Rope - 10ft

Suggested Gear
- Sunscreen
- Bug repellent

 

Kayak Rental & Bike Rental 

THIS YEAR BIKES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL

A limited number of Kayak Rentals are available for the race.
Single Kayak $10 (per) (ie. $20 for 2 singles) and will include PFD and paddle.

All rented items will be available at the site of the race.
Process to rent:
1. Contact David at david@energy-oasis.com to request rental
2. Once approved, send check made out to "Energy Oasis" 289 East First Street Midway, Ga. 31320

We are renting the equipment through Hunter and can not guarantee the quality of the rental.  You are best served to bring your own bike and kayaks; however, this is a convenient and relatively cheap alternative.

Rules

Rules are written to ensure the safety and integrity of the racers, Energy Oasis, volunteers, event staff and facility of participation (Hunter Army Airfield).

  • Team members must check in together at all checkpoints.

  • The race director reserves the right to change the rules or the course at anytime.  Any protests can be made to the race director by team captain.

  • All decisions by the race director are final.

  • The winner of the Energy Adventure Challenge shall be the team with the most checkpoints in the fastest time.

  • The cut-off time is 4 hours for the Long Course and 2 hours for the Short Course.  Team finishing after the official cut off time will be accessed a -1cp penalty.  And 1 cp for every 10 minutes thereafter.  After 30 minutes the team will be disqualified.

  • Teams are encouraged to help each other during the race.  In case of emergency teams are required to help.

  • All racers and spectators must follow a leave-no trace ethic.

  • The use of any electronic device (laptop, GPS, cell phones, anything other than watches and compasses) is prohibited.

  • Helmets must be worn properly during all mountain biking legs.

  • All team members must properly wear pfd during any kayaking.

  • Interference or alteration of a trail marking, sign, control flag or punch device is prohibited.

Directions & Parking

​ATTENTION! YOU WILL NEED A GATE PASS 
 It is extremely important that you prepare in advance for your entrance to Hunter.  If you are not military, please go to http://www.stewart.army.mil/info/?id=463 and get your pass in advance.  Give yourself a week!  You can receive a pass on the morning of the race, but you will be required to go to the Montgomery Gate and there is no guarantee that you will get it in time for the race!  Thank you for your careful attention to this matter.
 

Race Results

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

 

Race Photos

Facebook Photos

2014
2013

2012

2011

For More Information Please Contact

David Ackerman 

david@energy-oasis.com

(912) 224-5813

We are proud supporters of the Sua Sponte Foundation. The mission of the 1/75 Sua Sponte Foundation is to support the men of the 1st Ranger Battalion and their families. Concentrating on the needs of those wounded or killed in the line of duty and their families. Previous race proceeds have been donated to the Sua Sponte Foundation. 

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