18th Annual Timber City Adventure Race

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Name: 18th Annual Timber City Adventure Race
Date: June 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Your Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce Presents The 18th Annual Timber City Adventure Race!

The 18th Annual Timber City Adventure Race is a total of 25.1 mile Adventure Triathlon.  It includes Canoeing/Kayaking, Biking, and Running.

HUSCO International is our Honorary 2017 Timber City Adventure Race Sponsor!

There is both a Recreation Division and a Racing Division.

The Canoe/Kayak? is an 8 mi. course on the Maquoketa River beginning at Canton. You will wind below towering limestone bluffs and through secluded valleys on scenic route to Royertown Bridge access. This is the 2nd bridge you will come to. Exit on left side, carry canoe past clear zone, run up drive to get bike or tag biker if on relay team.
CLICK HERE to view the detailed canoe/kayak route

The Bike? A 14 mile course that starts with a challenging incline ? one of the steepest in Jackson County, continues with several rolling hills, a steep decline with sharp right turn at the bottom and long flats to gather speed. Biker must follow all traffic laws, including stop at Highway 61 before crossing. Helmets are required.
(No drafting allowed)
CLICK HERE to view the detailed bike route

The Run? is a 5K (3.1 mile) mostly flat course starting at Hurstville Lime Kilns. Head south on old Highway 61, follow the signs and course directors through the turns in Maquoketa.
CLICK HERE to view the detailed run route

Water will be available at each exchange (and on run course). Volunteers will be stationed throughout the course.

Showers available at Maquoketa Area Family YMCA.
Towels will not be provided.

Just you and the elements tackling all legs of the race!

2 PERSON TEAM: Consists of 2 members who do all legs of the race. Finish time is average of both members times.  2 Men, 2 Women, or Mixed.
4 PERSON TEAM: Relay style. All men, All women, or must have 2 women, 2 men for mixed class.

Recreation Division AGE bracket:  
19 and under (no individual)

Click on link below for a paper application that you can print out, fill out completely and mail to Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce.

AWARDS:  Top two teams in each category (Male, Female, Mixed)

Racing Division- No age class

Individual, 2 person, 4 person teams
Cash prizes:  Racing division only
Individual:  1st and 2nd place
2/4 person team:  1st and 2nd place

You cannot do both individual and team competitions.
**NEW** For the safety of our race participants, if you have family and friends offering race support, please advise them to stay OFF the race route with vehicles.  Please take Baldwin back to Maquoketa and refrain from driving on the bike/run route.  Thank you!

No Refunds Due To Weather Related Cancelation
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Event Sponsors:

Honorary Timber City Adventure Race Sponsor (only one per year)

Gold Sponsor

  • Maquoketa River Rentals
  • Maquoketa State Bank
  • US Cellular/Premier Locations

Silver Sponsor

  • Alliance Pipeline
  • Black Hills/Iowa Gas Utility Company, LLC
  • Fawn Brook Estates
  • IIW, P.C.
  • La Casa De Pancho
  • Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility
  • Medical Associates of Maquoketa
  • Miner, Gilroy, & Meade, CPA, P.C.
  • Nissen-Caven Insurance & Real Estate
  • Osterhaus Pharmacy
  • Smiles On Main

Bronze Sponsor

  • Ben Schueller Auction Company
  • Breitbach Floor Covering
  • Brian Aunan, CPA
  • Colonial Square Tax & Accounting L.C.
  • DuTrac Community Credit Union
  • East Iowa Realty
  • Fidelity Bank & Trust
  • Flapjack Family Restaurant
  • Gilmore Dry Cleaners
  • Jackson County Abstract Company
  • KMAQ Radio
  • Make A Splash Home Décor
  • Manatts, Inc.
  • Meinecke-Richards Agency, Inc.
  • Obie's Restaurant
  • PerXactly's
  • Supplemental Insurance Services
  • Sybesma Eye & Vision Center
  • The Hop at Canton
  • Timber City Chiropractic
  • Timber Lanes/Timber Center
  • Trenkamp Electric
  • U.S. Bank
Registration opens at 7 AM at Canton. Race starts at 7:30 AM at The Hop at Canton located at 14966 4th Ave, Monmouth, IA 52309. Recreation class starts first.

Race ends on Main Street in front of the Chamber Office, located at 124 S. Main Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060. You must provide your own equipment (bike, helmets, paddles [double bladed are allowed], life jackets, canoe, etc.) If canoe, life jacket and paddles are needed, for an extra $35 Maquoketa River Rentals will provide them.  Register online ASAP as canoe rental is limited.

The Historic Decker Hotel (563) 652-1875
Centerstone Inn & Suites (563) 652-0222
Squiers Manor B & B (563) 652-6961
Maquoketa Inn & Suites (563) 652-6888
Whispering Meadows Resort (563) 357-3784

Camping:  Horseshoe Pond, Maquoketa Caves State Park, Eden Valley.

Date/Time Information:
Friday June 23rd, 2017

Packet Pickup/Social (light refreshments)
Maquoketa Area Family YMCA
500 E Summit
Maquoketa, Iowa  52060

Saturday June 24th, 2017

Race Day Schedule:
Drop off gear at exchanges 6:15 AM
Registration at Canton opens 7:00 AM
Pre-race Briefing 7:20 AM
Rec. canoe wave begins 7:30 AM
Racing canoe wave 8:00 AM
Post-race celebration 11:30 AM
Awards Ceremony - approximately 12:30 PM
Transportation provided back to vehicle after finish.
Contact Information:
Erica Barker-Timber City Adventure Race Chairperson
$40 for Individual
$70 for 2 person
$120 for 4 person Relay 

Canoe Rental, provided by Maquoketa River Rentals, add $35 rental fee

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