Adventure Race

Rugged adventure awaits in this action-packed race!  Run, paddle, trek, mountain bike and orienteer!  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!  NOTE: The Junior Adventure Race has been cancelled.

Team up with friends or tackle the challenge solo. Racers will cover up to 16+ miles over the rugged and beautiful terrain of northern Tuscarawas County, picking up checkpoints along the way!

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For those who want to compete at the Ultimate level, the final leg will be an orienteering adventure. Competitors will have 60 minutes from their start time to return. Controls will be scored differently depending on the level of difficulty in reaching them; therefore, competitors must choose a strategy, with the clock ticking away. The competitor with the highest net point score is the winner.

The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the camp.  Participants will run about five miles for the first leg, paddle 3.5 miles on the Tuscarawas River for the second leg, trek for one mile and will mountain bike 8.5 miles to complete the race. The Orienteering leg will follow.

The participation fee is $60 per person for Sprinter level participants and $65 per person for Ultimate level participants.  Rates for team and three-person relay participation are posted as well.

The Tuscazoar Adventure Race is being planned with the assistance of the Tuscarawas County commissioners, the Stark and Tuscarawas campuses of Kent State University, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, the Dirt Line, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and many volunteers.    

If you wish to volunteer in some way, please let us know through the camp email: or call Nancy Schoenbaum at 330-493-1386.  

UPDATE (6/25/2019):  Space is still available for participation in the Adventure Race.  The Junior Adventure Race originally scheduled to be part of this event has been cancelled due to a lack of participation.

Camp Tuscazoar is located on County Road 83 (Boy Scout Rd.) just 1.5 miles south of state routes 800 and 212.

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