Himalayan Adventure Challenge 2017
December 2017 onwards, teams will pit skills against each other in a one-of-a-kind time trial, racing on land and water to win the 1st edition of the Himalayan Adventure Challenge (HAC). A first of its kind, the HAC beckons you to combine your skills, teamwork and your abilities to the fore, making it the foremost multi-discipline adventure races in India today.
It offers a never-before 3 formats. A 30 km Open Challenge, a 10 km Open Challenge and a 45 km Zealot Challenge. It caters to the novice, the weekend athlete, the armchair adventurer, and even the family; making it India's premier adventure race.
The Himalayan Adventure Challenge is a brand new avatar of the Aquaterra Challenge, and has developed after 4 years of testing ground for safety, fluidity, ability, and improving upon the challenge.
The Race so far!
We started as a fundraiser to bring people to travel back to Uttarakhand. The Aqua Terra Challenge was set up to remember the June-2013 flood victims of Uttarakhand, and sought to bring people back to this beautiful part of India.
The Aqua Terra Charity Trust supported the event to help bring back opportunities, choices, resources, essential services into the lives of many in Uttarakhand. The event was spread over 75 km, and 2 days of challenge, involving a time based gruelling walk followed by a 26km cycling leg to the third and very exciting leg of the event – a 25 km raft / inflatable kayak race down the mighty Ganges.
45 km Zealot Challenge (Teams of 2)
15 km Bike + 13 km Paddle + 17 km Trek. The Xtra element to test your limits of endurance, complete 45 km in 3 different disciplines in a single day!
Race fees: ₹ 27,800/- per team + 18% GST
30 km Open Challenge (Teams of 4)
13 km Paddle + 17 km Trek. This is the open category where you race in teams of 4. Bring your team and race against the clock.
Race fees: ₹ 43,600/- per team + 18% GST
10 km Open Challenge (Min of 4 or Max of 6)
5 km paddle + 5 km Trek. Race with the family and friends. Get the youngsters (9+ yrs) to get into the outdoors, and experience the rush
Race fees: ₹ 7,900/- per Adult / ₹ 3,900/- per Child + 18% GST
Min. 2 adults | Children eligibility: 9yrs to 15 yrs old
So, you have decided to HAC it! Welcome aboard and now that you are signing up, here is some information that will help you plan your stay.
We have two properties that are close together, and offer a great race venue. You may come in latest by lunch on Saturday, 16th December 2017 for the orientation, briefing and the evening at Atali. If you want to make a full weekend out of it, you must plan to reach on Friday, 15th Dec 2017 by lunch and stay on for 2 nights. Camp Aquaterra is the default race venue with tents set up in a forest clearing, a WC complex, cots and shower stalls. Atali is India’s premier activity lodge, and the venue of the evening on 16th December. Reach out to the partner accommodations with your sign up form to get the #HAC promo rate!
Outline Plan for you to plan your stay
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 (optional but recommended)
Arrive, relax, soak in the venue, the route, stretch and gear up! Enjoy an extra day of river running, hiking and get warmed up!
Sat, Dec 16 2017
12:00 to 14:00 - All teams arrive at various properties, check in and lunch
15:00 - Zealot & Open teams transfer to Malakhunti Camp Silver Sands site for paddle orientation / safety & practice
17:00 to 20:00 - Race Briefing, rules, snack, light music
Sun, 17th Dec 2017
05:30 - Zealot & Open teams transfer to race start point (55 km/110 min to Beas Ghat, 40 km/90 min to Devprayag)
07:15 - Zealot race start below Devprayag (30 second staggered start)
08:00 - Open race start at Beas Ghat (30 second staggered start) - 12:00 - 15:00 (race end time) Open & Zealot teams reach Malakhunti finish (medal + t-shirt) w/ lunch
12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch for Family teams
14:30 - Family start with paddle to Sarasu village and trek back to Malakhunti camp site
17:00 - Race ends, depart for onward destination, or stay on a night!
Register for the Himalayan Adventure Challenge
Himalayan Adventure Challenge
Atali Dogi, Milestone 30,
Badrinath Road, Rishikesh,
Uttarakhand, Indiainfo@hacrace.com 91-11-29212641 Vaibhav Kala: +91-9811103831 Aakanksha Kapoor: +91-9810448887
The Fees includes the following:1. Selected race category entry
2. Pre race paddle orientation on Sat, 16th Dec 2017 ( for Zealot and Open Challenge) and Sunday, 17th Dec 2017 (for Family Challenge)
3. Lunch on race day
4. Transfer from hotel to race start line
5. Gala Dinner with Live music on 17th December 2017
6. Rafts, Inflatable Kayaks, safety equipments, safety kayakers
7. Bike rental is included in the fee for the Zealot Challenge. Participants of the Zealot Challenge, can alternatively choose to bring their own bikes, should they prefer that.