ABOUT THE RACE
The Blast is an adventure race that takes place in Orion Township, MI. This is our sixth year doing the Blast so we have decided to order tech shirts as race swag for all the racers that sign up by May 1, 2013. Racers that sign up after May 1 may not receive a shirt.
As with any adventure race, you’ll get an overview of the race here on the Web site. We’ll tell you what to expect as far as the things you will be doing and what to bring. However, you won’t find out the final details until the day of the race at the pre-race meeting.
Depending on the route you take, you’ll bike 12-18 miles on urban streets and trails and paddle 3-6 miles. You’ll have additional route choices in the orienteering sections which cover 4-8 miles on foot. You’ll find out more about these activities on the day of the event. Be prepared for some creative thinking and teamwork.
This is a beginner to intermediate race. Each team should have an understanding of orienteering, the ability to read a United States Geological Survey (USGS) map and navigate using a compass.
Race will be held rain or shine!
At the pre-race meeting, which occurs about an hour before the race, you receive maps, team passports, a description of the course and the order in which you complete the course. Each team is responsible for bringing all mandatory gear. There will be a gear check at some point during the race. Be prepared. All teams receive race numbers and these must be visible on each person at all times during the race. Each team must carry their passport to all checkpoints and at the end of the race the passport must be clean and legible so the race directors can complete the scoring.
We will send race updates in the weeks before the race so be sure to include your email address when you register. The race updates will also be posted on this site. The updates could contain additional information you may need to get to the start of the race, any changes to the gear list, any special requirements, and any additional hints on what to expect or other information about the race that we haven’t already provided.
The cost is $70 per person ($75 after May 15 - $80 after June 1) plus canoe rental if needed. Canoes are provided by Heavener’s Canoe Rental. Alan can also be reached by phone at 248-561-8274. If you do not reserve a canoe 48 hours before the race, there will be a $10 late fee payable to Heavener's.
You can bring your own canoe. If you bring your own canoe it must be open bowed and have two or more actual seats. Kayaks are allowed for solo racers only
The event cost includes a t-shirt, some cool swag, food after the race, and giveaways from our generous sponsors. There will be prizes for the top finishers, providing there are at least 5 teams in in each division, as well as a drawing for other products from our sponsors. If you have questions about the race, check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link or contact us.
Team Jeep has offered the Chrysler employee discount (it’s called a CDI discount) to any registered racer at the Fast & Furious race. This would enable your race participants to purchase or lease (1) eligible Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or FIAT vehicle at the Employee Price which is approximately 5% below the dealer invoice price(+ a $200 administrative fee). All consumer incentives also apply. So using an example of a $30,000 vehicle, the 5% discount represents an incremental $1,500 in savings above and beyond any consumer incentives.
Need a teammate?
Infiterra Sports has a great web site to find a teammate. Click on the link to take find a partner for the race. Teammate Finder
30 days or more prior to the event = 75% refund
15-30 days = 50% refund
14-6 days = 25% refund
5 days - Day of event = No refund