Timber City Adventure Race - 17th Annual

in United States at Canton / finishes in Downtown Maquoketa

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  • Individual

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  • 2 Person Team
    Consists of 2 members who do all legs of the race. Finish time is average of both members times.

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  • 4 Person Team
    Relay style. Must have 2 women, 2 men for mixed class.

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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 - approx. 12:30 PM

Transportation provided back to vehicle afterfinish.

Transportation provided back to vehicle after finish.

Lodging and Camping

Centerstone Inn & Suites,
Decker Hotel 1875,
Maquoketa Inn & Suites,
Squiers Manor Bed & Breakfast,
Grand View Farm Bed & Breakfast and
Whispering Meadows Resort

Horseshoe Pond,
Maquoketa Caves State Park,
Eden Valley

Race Information

TIMBER CITY ADVENTURE RACE… Registration opens at 7 AM at Canton. Race starts at 7:30 AM at Canton. Recreation class starts first.

Race ends on Main Street in front of the Chamber Office. 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, send an extra $35 ASAP as canoe rental is limited.


2 PERSON TEAM: Consists of 2 members who do all legs of the race. Finish time is average of both members times

4 PERSON TEAM: Relay style. Must have 2 women, 2 men for mixed class.
You cannot do both individual and team competitions.

Team Competition

2 PERSON TEAM: Consists of 2 members who do
all legs of the race. Finish time is average of both
members times

4 PERSON TEAM: Relay style. Must have 2
women, 2 men for mixed class.

Recreation Division

Individual: Male/Female
2 person team: Men/Women/Mixed
4 person team: Men/Women/Mixed

Age Brackets:
NEW Age bracket - 19 & Under (No Individual);

2 person team (average age)

4 person relay: Men/Women/Mixed (All Ages)

Special Divison - Racing

No age classes.

DIVISIONS: (same as Recreation Class) Individual, 2 person team, 4 person relay teams

Cash prizes:

1st Place $75
2nd Place $50

2/4 Person Team:
1st Place $100
2nd Place $60

Cash Prizes - racing division only.


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

The Canoe

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. In transition area, biker must be stationary at time of tag.

(Rec. canoes must be 18 feet or less in length and/or weigh over 50 pounds)

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. Runner can start with no hand tag. Helmets are recommended.

(No drafting allowed)

The Run

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, going south on Main Street, finishing in front of the Chamber Office.

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.


Honorary Sponsor: HUSCO International

Gold Sponsors: Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce

Silver Sponsors: Ashford University; Black Hills Energy; DAC, Inc.; Medical Associates of Maquoketa; Maquoketa State Bank; Mayberry Maytag Home Appliance Center,
Inc.; Guardian Industries; Nissen-Caven Agency Inc./Insurance & Real Estate; Kiwanis Club of Maquoketa
Miner, Gilroy & Meade, CPA, P.C. Smiles On Main; Alliance Pipeline; Casey's General Stores; Osterhaus

BronzeSponsors: Brian Aunan, CPA; Colonial Square Tax & Accounting; DuTrac Community Credit Union ;The Hop; Jackson County Abstract Company; Maquoketa Sentinel-Press; Power Graphics; Schueller & Sons Reconstruction; Supplemental Insurance Services, Inc.; Tempo Dance & Fitness Center; Trenkamp Electric & U. S. Bank Other Sponsors: East Iowa Realty; B & C Liquor; and Fareway


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