Introducing the AVATAR!


Adventure racing is a sport that is growing in popularity throughout the United States.  There are eight adventure racing clubs right here in Missouri!  The Arcadia Valley Trail Association (AVTA) and the City of Ironton are teaming-up to present the Arcadia Valley Area Tri-Adventure Raceā€¦The AVATAR!


The AVATAR will be comprised of hiking, canoeing/kayaking, and mountain biking.  The race course will be on City-owned property on Shepherd Mountain and on/around Shepherd Mountain Lake.  The race will be sanctioned by the United States Adventure Race Association (USARA).


This is a great opportunity to promote the Arcadia Valley area to outdoor enthusiasts, some that have never been to this area.  If the first AVATAR is successful, we plan to expand future races to include such places as the Black River, Johnson Shut-ins, Elephant Rocks, Taum Sauk Mountain, etc.  With adventure racing, the possibilities are almost endless.