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Tuscazoar Adventure Race

Camp Tuscazoar
6066 Boy Scout Rd. Dover, OH 44622

Starts: Saturday 19th of August 2017 at 9:00 am
Ends: Saturday 19th of August 2017 at 4:00 pm (EST)

Tuscazoar Adventure Race

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Event Details

Tuscazoar Adventure Race is a VRRM Timed event.
Please contact the event organizer for questions unrelated to race timing.

Rugged adventure awaits in this action-packed race! Run, Paddle, and Mountain Bike! Navigate your way around Camp Tuscazoar, the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Tuscarawas River to see if you have what it takes to earn the title! Team up with a friend or tackle the challenge solo. Racers will cover up to 17 miles over the rugged and beautiful terrain of Northern Tuscarawas County, picking up checkpoints along the way. Be prepared to Run about 6 miles for the first leg, paddle 4 miles for the next leg, mountain bike 7 miles for the final leg, and have the time of your life. 

**This race will cap at 100 people**

*Stand Up Paddle Boards are allowed*


All race proceeds go to Camp Tuscazoar:

Camp Tuscazoar serves scouts and other youth organizations under the guidance of the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, an Ohio non-profit corporation.  Camp Tuscazoar remains a popular outdoor location, drawing large numbers of weekend campers, hikers, bikers and horseriders each year. 


This is the first year for this race and so we will limit participation to the first 100 participants who have registered and paid. 

All equipment must be provided by participants.  Information regarding local rental equipment can be directed to: info@tuscazoar.org

Or check with the Outfitters listed below.

Canoe Rental - Text Scott at 330-612-3601






Canoe and Kayak rental is available from Trailhead Canoe Livery!

-$25+ tax per canoe or kayak

-No returns or refunds

-Limited availability, call early!

-Rental includes paddles/life jackets.

-Renters must report to prerace boat drop off to stage their rental boats as well as be fitted for life jackets and paddles.

-Post race pickup will be handled by Trailhead Canoe Livery.

-Call to reserve at (330) 832-5111


For photos and updates follow the event on Facebook with The Dirt Line @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1674006779570523/ 


Registration Information:

  1. If you would prefer not to register online:
  2. Registration/Waiver/ Payment may be mailed to: Nancy Schoenbaum

Camp Tuscazoar

P O Box 308

Zoarville, OH   44656

Cash or check only.        Please make checks payable to Camp Tuscazoar Foundation.  Print your form and waivers (you will need to sign both waiver forms attached) here 

--->Registration form

--->Waiver 1

--->Waiver 2



Early Bird Registration until June 1, 2017:                     $80 per person (Solo) / $75 pp (Team)

After June 1, 2017:                                                     $90 per person (Solo) / $85 pp (Team)

After August 1, 2017:                                                  $105 per person (Solo) / $100 pp (Team)

**Each team member will need to sign up individually and provide a team name upon registration, so make sure you have a name prepared**




Race Categories will be as follows:

Solo (Single Kayak or Canoe):                          Male                Female                       

Two-person teams (Double Canoe):   Male                Female             Co-ed

*All two-person teams must Start and Finish the race with their Teammate*

This is the first year for this race and so we will limit participation to the first 100 participants who have registered and paid. 

All equipment must be provided by participants.  Information regarding local rental equipment can be directed to: info@tuscazoar.org



Rustic, wooden engraved medals will be given as awards to the top 3 overall in each category:

Men- Single (Kayak/Canoe)

Women- Single (Kayak/Canoe)   

Coed- Double Canoe          

Men – Double Canoe

Women – Double Canoe


Race-Day Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief/ Race Start/Finish

The start and finish area is located at Camp Tuscazoar

Camp Tuscazoar 6066 Boy Scout Rd. NE Dover, Ohio 44622-7541

The paddling transition area/boat drop off is located at Canal Lands Trailhead.  Be sure to arrive early to get your boat in a good spot…drop off starts at 6am!

Canal Lands Trailhead 8645 Dover Zoar Rd NE

Dover, Ohio 44622


Schedule of Events

Friday, August 18, 2017:                                OPTIONAL Early packet pickup — 3:00pm-7:00 pm at Camp Tuscazoar

Saturday August 19 6:00am                           Race Packet Pickup and boat drop off at Canal Lands Area

Saturday August 19 8:30am                           Pre-Race Brief – Mandatory for all team captains

Saturday August 19 9:00am                           Race Start (Staggered)

Saturday August 19 4:00pm                           Race Finishes

Saturday August 19 4:00pm – 7:00pm            Post-race food and award ceremony



We will be using a staggered start and chip timing system. Timing will be from START to FINISHNO split times for individual disciplines will be provided for the purpose of this race.


The heart of a great event is its volunteers. If you have a passion for helping out and are interested in volunteering, we'd love to have you join the fun!  We have options for individuals, groups and families.  Looking to complete service hours?  We can help you out with that too.  Just let us know by emailing: info@tuscazoar.org


Supplied Gear

  • Race maps

Mandatory Gear

Mandatory gear will not be checked during check-in. Random checks on gear may be performed during the race. Penalty points will be assessed for any missing items. These items are not all inclusive of items you will need to complete the race. You will be out in the elements for the length of the race. Bring other equipment as appropriate to get you through the event.

At all times during the race each racer must have in their possession the following equipment unless otherwise stated in the rules of travel:

  • Pack to carry gear
  • Enough food for replenishment
  • Hydration system (Hydration pack, water bottle, etc. with capacity to carry at least 2 liters)
  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn during the entire race (no bare feet or open-toe sandals)

While biking each racer additionally must have:

  • Mountain bike (mandatory). The terrain will not be paved so just make sure your bike can go on hard packed dirt singletrack trails and gravel roads.   
  • Helmet (CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified)

While paddling each racer additionally must have:

  • PFD Class III

Per team:

  • Race maps (Provided)
  • Rules of Travel (Provided)
  • General Race Rules (Provided)
  • Fully charged cell phone in water tight bag. Ideally bring a smart phone so you can take pictures on the course
  • Dry bag or method of keeping equipment (cell phone) dry in the event of bad weather and during the canoe section
  • Bike tool kit and at least one spare bike tube

Bike Section:

  • Road and Cyclo Cross bikes are not permitted. Racers must use the same bike throughout the entire race. In the event of mechanical failures, replacement parts can be used but they must be provided by the team, other racers, or an event official. No outside assistance is allowed. Bikes will not be checked for mechanical worthiness, but we recommend your bike be in good working order. The Tuscazoar Trail system consists of Intermediate to Advanced Level riding.  For a description of the trails visit MTB Project @ https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/5235218  Course may vary

Paddle Section

Canoes and Kayaks are not provided, you will need to be bring your own. Two-Person teams may use a canoe only. Soloists may use single kayaks or canoe only.  You must have paddles, and PFDs.  They will be stage with your boat located at the transition area. You will not need to carry paddles or PFDs. Canoes and Kayaks, PFDs and paddles, will need to be transport to the staging area prior to the beginning of the race. Once you exit the river / paddling section you must leave your canoe or kayak, and paddle equipment in the transition area.  All boats and gear (PFD and paddle) will be transported back to the race start for you. 


You will need to portage your canoe or kayak from the transition area to the river access as part of the race (it is an adventure race after all!)  Portage distance is roughly 250 to 400 yards based on the location of your boat at the staging area.  Drop off your boat early to get a good spot!


There are several options for lodging in the area.  Camp Tuscazoar offers a variety of options for overnight accommodations.  There are cabins, tent sites, RV sites, and also available will be individual bunks for a small fee of $10 per night.  You can visit the offerings from Tuscazoar through their website: www.tuscazoar.org.

Also in the area are many other accommodations available by visiting the website :


Food Options

Friday evening from 5 – 7 PM a Spaghetti dinner will be served in Kimble Hall at Camp Tuscazoar. This meal is a fundraiser for the Lions Club at Kent State University/ Tuscarawas Campus. 

Saturday Morning from 8 – 11 AM a Pancake Breakfast will be served in Kimble Hall at Camp Tuscazoar. 

Saturday Afternoon- a variety of Food Trucks will be on site beginning at noon for anyone wishing to grab a bite to eat.

There are also many dining options available listed on the website: www.traveltusc.com under Where to Eat.

Questions or concerns- please contact info@tuscazoar.org.



Also available this weekend will be a singing group in the Hoover Amphitheatre on Friday Night beginning at 7:00 PM

Saturday – the US Corps of Engineers will be offering tours of Dover Dam. Registration is required for this option by emailing: info@tuscazoar.org.



When & Where

Camp Tuscazoar

6066 Boy Scout Rd. Dover, OH 44622

Saturday 19th of August 2017 at 9:00 am - Saturday 19th of August 2017 at 4:00 pm (EST)

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Camp Tuscazoar

6066 Boy Scout Rd. NE Dover, Ohio 44622-7541

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