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.
We are back in DOUGLAS, WY. We will be based at the WILLS RANCH again. For 2020 we have access to a new set of ranches that give us new territory to navigate over vs. the boundaries we had in 2014-2016.
Posted By: Zak Smith on January 31, 2020
The 2020 SNIPER ADVENTURE CHALLENGE Registration is open! After a good run at the Q-Creek, we have moved the SAC back to DOUGLAS, WY. Still based at the WILLS RANCH, we now have access to a new set of neighboring ranches so we get to land-nav over a lot of new terrain.
Match info and registration at this link: 2020 SAC WEB PAGE.
For those of you not crazy enough to compete in the SAC, please consider acting as match staff. RO’ing the SAC is one of the funnest “staff” activities based on the low density of arrivals (you aren’t just cranking through shooters all day), along with the “adventure style” experience and getting to do a lot of different stuff. Please send us email if you’re interested. CD RO Info
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.