5.22.15 Equinox Traverse Adventure Race

The Equinox Traverse Adventure Race is a 44-hour race across the beautiful Laurel Highlands Mountains located in Western Pennsylvania. This expedition adventure race includes mountain biking, trail running, canoeing or kayaking, orienteering for over 160 combined miles over more than 175,000 acres in the Laurel Highlands Region. This race is suitable for intermediate and advanced adventure racers and promises you the thrill of a lifetime.

Race Info

Date: May 22-24, 2015

Location: Somewhere between Deep Creek & Ohiopyle. Location to be announced at a later date

National Qualifying Race: North American Adventure Racing Series, NAARS EAST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Race Check-In: Friday, May 22nd, 2015

  • 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM at location tba

Race Starts: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Race Ends: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Post Race Buffet (Included in Race Fee): Sunday, May 24 2015-

  • 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Awards: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 10:15 AM 

Distance: 160+ miles

Disciplines: Trekking, Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Kayak/Canoe Paddling 

Categories: Solo; 2-person, 3-person, 4-person (male, female, or coed)

Included: Maps, clue sheets, race shirts, kayaks, paddles, PFDs, awards, SWAG, post-race awards celebration, post-race breakfast buffet; one of the best endorphin fixes of your life.



Early Bird Pricing till Feb

$250 Solo

$275 per person

Regular Pricing after Feb

$300 Solo after 

$350 per person 


Registration Instructions. Please Read Carefully.

  • Fill out the form to the right by clicking the register now button or register through  DO NOT USE BOTH REGISTRATION OPTIONS. 
  • If you choose to register using the American Adventure Sports website please allow us up to 3 business days for a registration conformation email we process them by hand at our small retail location on Monday-Friday. AAS online registration is FREE OF ADDITONAL FEES

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any race or event at all times.  There are no refunds due to severe weather, including hurricane, tornado, earthquake, any other natural weather effect.  This also includes flooding, forest fires or unseen occurrence that would deem the conduct of the race to be unsafe.

Contact our registration coordinator if you have any questions about your registration being processed. Please allow her up to 3 business days to process your registration before you contact her with questions. 


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES the Thursday before the event. DAY OF REGISTRATION is avalible for all events, there is no guarnutee of t-shirt if you do not register within a week of the event. 


  • Provided: Kayaks, paddles, PFDs, topographical map, race passport, clue sheet, race t-shirt, 
    ropes for the rappel.
  • Mandatory Gear Individual (1 Per Person): Rescue whistle, emergency space blanket, knife with 3” blade, mountain bike helmet, waterproof breathable jacket (gortex or nylon), backpack (minimum 12L capacity), hands-free headlamp, front-mounted bike light, rear-mounted red flashing bike light (ALL lights must have enough burn time to complete race)
    Click here for printable mandatory gear checklist
  • Mandatory Team/Solo Gear (1 Per Team): Waterproof map case, compass, fully-charged cellular phone in waterproof case, bike repair kit, first aid kit**, 50’ rescue line/throw line, duct tape (minimum of 10’), aqua strobe flashing rescue light, snake bite kit.
    Click here for printable mandatory gear checklist
  • Recommended Gear: Sunscreen, sunglasses, waterproof bags, waterproof document protector, Vaseline, foot powder, tow line, cash, outside maps are authorized, waterproof bladder (at least 70 oz. recommended).
  • **First aid kit must contain at least: Equivelant of the Adventure Medical Kits / Ultralight & water tight .5
  • Also recommended for first aid kit: Motrin, Eye drops, tweezers.
  • If you are missing mandatory gear or would like to purchase recommended gear please visit our online store. Use the code RACEAAS at checkout to save 10% off your purchase.