August 10, 2014
Now in it's 7th year!

The final 2013 race results SPORT, EXPERT !

Calleva Adventure Race 2014—Not your ordinary adventure race!

The sixth edition was an incredible hit and sold out well before the deadline! Don't miss out on the most exciting race in the Washington, DC metro area.

For 2014 we will continue to have two categories: EXPERT for advanced racers and SPORT for strong athletes with limited experience in adventure racing. Racers in both categories will have up to 10 hours to complete the course, but the Expert category will include more technical disciplines that require special skills.

Brand new for this year, we’re excited to announce that the Calleva 2014 Adventure Race will be a USARA Regional Qualifier for the 2014 USARA National Championship being held this year at Deep Creek Lake! 3/4-person coed-teams in our Expert Category can qualify and compete for the top prize, a $400 sponsorship toward the National Championships.

Register now to save your place.

Registration now open!


  • Sunday, August 10, 2014


  • Check-in and finish at Riley’s Lock, Poolesville, MD


  • 10 Hours for both Sport and Expert categories


Expert Category

  • Trekking (10-15 miles)
  • Paddling/SUP (4-8 miles)
  • Biking (20-30 miles)
  • Navigation: Pro level

Sport Category

  • Trekking (6-9 miles)
  • Flat water paddling (5-7 miles)
  • Biking (9-12 miles)
  • SUP (optional)
  • Navigation: Beginner level


  • Solo
  • Two-Person
  • Three-Person
  • Four-Person


  • Before May 31st - $85 per racer
  • June 1st - July 31st $110 per racer
  • Last weekend and race day registration $135 per racer (subject to availability)
  • USARA membership required for all racers. Single-event memberships available on race day for $8.

What You Get

  • All paddling gear/equipment provided by Calleva
  • Race Maps
  • Cool Race T-shirt
  • Post Race Food
  • Hours of fun!

SCHEDULE (tentative):

August 10th, 2014. Poolesville, MD.
  • 7:00 AM - Registration and Check-In opens at Riley's Lock. All team members must be present for check-in. Bibs, maps, number for bikes,and give-a-way stuff will be distributed to teams at the end of check-in.
  • 8:00 AM - Race briefing
  • 8:15 AM - Loading buses.
  • 9:00 AM - Race start
  • 7:00 PM - Official race finish
  • 7:00-8:00 Awards ceremony and after race food

13015 Riley's Lock Rd. Poolesville MD 20837
Click here to get driving directions from your address!

2014 Registration schedule

  • Early registration before May 31th - $85 per racer
  • Late registration June 1st - July 31st $110 per racer
  • Last weekend and the race day registration $135 per racer (subject to availability)
  • No refunds after June 1st. Online registration will close August 1st.

    New for 2014: Because the Calleva 2014 Adventure Race is a USARA sanctioned race, ALL competitors must have a valid USARA membership with you when you register at the race. Single-event USARA memberships will be available at race check-in for an additional $8.00 for competitors without a current USARA membership.

    Registration now open!

    Every racer must sign the race waiver [.pdf file] and bring it to check-in on the race day.

    Gear lists for 2013.

    About Prizes

    Check back here for updates on 2014 race prizes!

    For sponsorship oportunities, please, contact David Ritter

    We always need volunteers! For volunteer oportunities, please, contact our volunteer coordinator. Middle and high school students can get up to 8 hours of community service for helping us with the race. Every student must be accompanied by an adult, number of spots is limited.





    • Thank you very much for putting on a great race. We had a blast and look forward to the next one.
    • Great race!!! Can not wait to do it again next year.
    • Thank you for the amazing race you put on this past Sunday. Incredible inaugural race!
    • We had a great time. Many many great things to say, amazing group of volunteers (and a lot of them) loved the "real orienteering".

    Jul 16, 2014

    Racer Update #1

    We have a couple of updates we wanted to pass along as we’re now less than a month out from the race.

    This year we’re offering childcare to racers who need a place to stash their “little adventurers” while they are racing, through our primary sponsor Calleva Outdoor Adventures. The cost will be $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child from the same family and is available for kids ages 4+. Calleva will be providing trained camp staff to supervise the youngsters during the race. If you’re interested, please send us a note at callevaracer@gmail.com so we can make sure we have enough staff available.

    Race Roster:
    We’ve posted the latest race roster here. If you’re looking for additional teammates this is a good place to check. If you’d like to adjust your team composition, send us an email and we’ll work with you to get things sorted out.

    We’ll be doing our race pre-run in the next couple of weeks and will pass out more information to you then including any updates to the gear lists.

    If you know of anyone looking for volunteer hours or who may be interested in learning a bit more about adventure racing, we will happily accept volunteers. Youth volunteers should be accompanied by an adult.

    Race Shirts:
    Our T-shirt order will go out in a few days, and there are few teams who haven’t provided shirt sizes for each racer. Just send us an email to update or you can update from your race registration confirmation link. Do it by July 21st to make sure you get the right size t-shirt!
    Space Available:
    We still have space available in both our Sport and Expert categories. This is a great chance to get your friends out for a fun day in the woods.
    As usual, we will post some photos and maybe even videos from this year’s course on our Facebook page. “Like” us, if you want to receive this inside information!
    More updates soon...

    Team Calleva Race Team

    Less than 3 weeks left to register for the Calleva Adventure Race!

    On-time registration for the 2014 Calleva Adventure Race ends on July 31st.

    Greetings Calleva Racers! There’s less than 3 weeks left to register for the Calleva 2014 Adventure Race. In fact, we need to get the t-shirt order in next week so if you want to guarantee a t-shirt in a size that will fit, get your registration in by July 21st!

    Don’t forget about some of this year’s cool race features:
    •       Stand-up paddling for our Expert racers (optional for Sport)
    •       Race day childcare (leave your “little adventurers” with us while you race)
    •       USARA Regional Qualifier for the National Championship in Deep Creek, MD


    ·      Check-in and finish at Riley’s Lock, Poolesville, MD
    ·      Sunday, August 10, 2014
    ·      $110 per racer*

    *USARA membership required for all racers. Single-event memberships available on race day for $8.

    Look for updates from our Facebook page!

    May 27, 2014

    Child care on Race Day 2014!

    Childcare on Race Day 2014!

    For all you parents who want to race but can’t find somebody to watch your “little adventurers”, this year we’re going to take advantage of the awesome facilities and expert staff at our primary sponsor, Calleva Outdoor Adventures, to offer child care for camp-aged kids of racers on race day. We’ll include arts, crafts, adventure play, hikes and other fun for the kids while you’re off doing the race! Registration information will be provided as we get closer to race day.