SMAR FAQs

Registration/Administrative Questions

If I sign up as a solo racer, and at a later time decide to race with a team, can I switch my registration from solo to a team registration?

YES!

If we sign up as a three-person team, and at a later time decide to race as a 4-person team, can I switch my registration from 3 to to 4-peson?
YES!

How do we add a team member to our team?
Please send us an email with your teammate’s name and shirt size and we’ll make the necessary changes on our end. For payment, you can either use our online checkout (choose a 30-hr solo racer option) or you can send a check or money order to: 180 Adventure, 4531 E Oak Ln, Windsor, WI 53598.

Our team is racing the 30-hour race and we are trying to figure out travel logistics, do we need to check in on Friday, June 26? When could we expect to be done on Sunday?
One goal with Stubborn Mule is to set this up so that teams within a 4-5 hour drive should not have to take any days off work to race it. There won’t be any pre-race activities on the night of the 27th. So whenever you arrive in the Cable area that day is up to you. The race start is targeted for 6am on the 27th, with a pre-race meeting shortly before that. Race cut off is targeted for noon on Sunday. Post-race – there should be a meal ready when you finish and any awards/prizes will be presented asap so teams can grab a nap if they want and head home on Sunday.

Will the race fill up?
Right now we have lots of room for your team, but we expect many entries to roll in just prior to the end of early registration. As we reach capacity, we’ll post a note on 180Adventure.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

Can you provide hotel recommendations?
The race will start and finish at Lakewoods Resort in Cable and they have a variety of lodging options, from hotel rooms to homes.

Race Day Questions

Will maps be pre-plotted?
Not necessarily, we recommend being prepared to plot given UTM coordinates on a 1:24000 scale map.

Where can I shower after the race?
Showers will be available at the start/finish area.

Can 12-hour teams use hybrid bikes?
A mountain bike will certainly make your race more enjoyable, but we also want to keep the 12-hour race accessible to everyone. So, while not ideal, yes, a hybrid is ok for 12-hour teams.

In addition to water, do we need to pack our own food?
Yes! The race organization is not providing food during the race, but there will be a nice post-race meal and beverages at the finish line.

Is there a possibility we could encounter bears or other dangerous animals?
Our staff has not encountered any bears while working on course design this year, but we can’t say it’s not possible. Use good sense out there!

What do we do in case of emergency?
If it is truly an emergency, please call 911. There will also be an emergency plan in your racer instructions.

Do 12-hour teams need glowsticks, bike lights, water purification, etc?
Please refer to the gear list

How tough will the navigation be?
We fully expect every team to be challenged not only with navigation, but also with decision-making and strategy throughout the race. Some CPs will definitely be easier than others. Plan to be doing some long legs in difficult terrain with many route choices.

Where is the race start?
Lakewoods Resort, Cable, Wi.

If our team brings our own paddles and pfds, will we need to carry them?
Those who use their own paddles and pfds will not need to carry them any further than those who borrow equipment from the canoe livery.

Does each member of the team need to perform all of the events or can the events be split among the members? Eg, is there a relay option?
The Stubborn Mule is a traditional adventure race in the sense that teammates stay together through the entire race; it is not a relay

AR Newbie Questions

What is a “TA”?
A TA is a transition area, where you will be switching one from event to another. For example from biking to paddling.

This is our first race, what should we bring beyond the mandatory gear?
Food to last you through the event, long pants, long sleeve shirt, spare bike tubes, tire levers, bike repair kit, tube patches, a small bike pump, electrolyte replacement, waterproof map case, waterproof bag.

What do we do if we get lost?
Recovering from getting lost is a big part of the sport. We’ve all been there! You will always be fairly close to roads and major highways. It is a good practice to keep a recovery plan in mind, so that if you get lost, you know which direction to go to get to the nearest road/highway.

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