Red Dirt Adventure Challenge

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The Red Dirt Adventure Challenge (RDAC) is an beginner-level adventure race hosted by the Abilene Christian University Outdoor Club. Unlike past years, the 2010 race will be an off-road duathlon, composed of a trail running leg and a mountain biking leg. There will also be a family team division and two individual divisions.

We need volunteers for the race! If you are interested, email us at acuoutdoorclub@gmail.com


October 2nd, 2010
9 AM – Checkin begins
10 AM – Race begins
Noon – Lunch and awards


Lake Abilene at Abilene State Park, Texas

Map of RDAC location

The race consists of:

  • Running Sectionrunnericon
  • Biking Section (Helmets required)
  • Adventure Challenges for each section

ALL SKILL LEVELS are encouraged to participate.

Who Does That Include?

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • and the General Public. Everyone, even if you are not associated with ACU, is invited to either participate or volunteer.

Three divisions of competition:

  • “H-core Division” - for intermediate / competitive racers, longer distance.
  • “JFF or Just For Fun Division” – for beginner racers.  A great way to begin to enter the adventure racing world!
  • “Family Division” – for immediate family members. An excellent family bonding experience!

Course Info

The JFF and Family course consists of a 7.3 mile bike and a 1.5 mile run. The entire run and most of the bike section is on dirt and gravel roads. The HCORE course consists of a 8.25 mile bike and a 3.1 mile run. The run is a mix of dirt and gravel roads and dirt paths. The bike section is a mix of dirt and gravel roads, singletrack, and backcountry-style trails. In addition, there are a few places where riders may need to dismount.

Registration Forms

We will allow race-day sign-ups

Registration Form

Health Statement

Risk Waiver

To register for the Red Dirt Adventure Challenge, mail completed forms and entry fee to:
ACU Outdoor Club, ACU Box 28257, Abilene, TX 79699

Contact us:

bikeiconVia Email: ACU Outdoor Club, acuoutdoorclub@gmail.com

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