It's an Adventure Race.
You and your partner will undergo tests involving: land navigation; practical shooting with long-range rifle, carbine, and pistols; fieldcraft; problem solving; and other related tasks.
Two-man teams will be required to navigate 30-60+ miles on foot to complete the course.
Along the way, there will be a series of tasks to accomplish to gain
additional points. These tasks may include: shooting problems with
long-range rifle, carbine, and pistols; problem-solving; physical
challenges; fieldcraft; communication; target recognition; memory; and
The SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE is dedicated to the memory of DARRIN FINK, our good friend and fellow shooter.
The objective for a team is to acquire the most points while limiting the number of point penalties incurred. The team with the most points will win. Teams must carry all the gear they use to complete land navigation and all tasks, though it may be abandoned at any time. Teams must carry one long-range rifle, one carbine, and two pistols for the entire course. Refer to the Required Gear List for items required for all teams/competitors. All other gear is left to the discretion of the team based on the task briefing. This information will be posted to this web site far in advance of the match date.
The 2017 SAC will be held on private ranch lands totaling over 850 square miles.
The location is north of Medicine Bow and south of Casper, WY.
The specific HQ and check-in location will be posted prior to the event.
NO COMPETITOR MAY SCOUT OR PRE-RUN THE RACE PROPERTIES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
Doing so will be a match DQ for unsportsmanlike conduct with no refund.
(The only exception is any sanctioned event at the venue during which the competitor stays in the appropriate event areas only.)
The closest cities for lodging are MEDECINE BOW and CASPER, WY. The commute from either of those to the match HQ will be about 45 minutes.
A very limited amount of lodging is available, "Guest Ranch" style through the Q-Creek Ranch lodge. The price
will be $400 per room (one room per team). Supper Thursday and Saturday nights, Breakfast Friday and Sunday is included. This is being
administered by Tad Anderson. Please contact him for additional details, availability, or to book.
This is being run entirely by Q-Creek; it is mentioned here only as a courtesy.
Local camping is available at Prior Flat Campground, per local regulations.
The objective is to obtain the most points while completing the course or within the time limit. The match packet that you get during check-in will detail the point values for completing different parts of the course and what conditions must be "met" in order to receive points. Likewise, it will detail the penalties for skipping or otherwise failing to follow the briefing and meet the objectives. In general, the way to obtain the most points will be to achieve the mandartory checkpoints in order without skipping any; to do well at the shooting stages and challenges; and to achieve as many of the bonus checkpoints as you can.
These items are mandatory. There are no optional items on this list. Failure to comply will result in disqualification and removal from the course. Inspections can occur at anytime during the race. You may bring any additional items that are not prohibited by the rules. This list is not intended to name everything that will ensure success.
You may bring anything additional allowed by the rules to be placed in your military duffel bag to be cached at a predetermined resupply point along the course; however, the items in the mandatory gear list must be on your person or personal gear at all times. It would be a good idea to plan to pack additional water, food, and additional personal care items in the resupply duffel.
There are inherent risks in adventure racing and any shooting activity. It is ultimately each team's and individual's responsibility to provide for their own safety. It is your responsibility to come prepared both mentally and physically, and with the right gear, to survive.