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POCAR News

POCAR 2014 Final Results

February 8, 2014 | Sara Weaver

The Final Results for POCAR 2014 have been posted, and you can find them at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Argoy... Read News

POCAR 2014 Registration Now OPEN!

November 6, 2013 | Sara Weaver

Registration for this year's Adventure Race is open! This year, the race will be held in Yellowwood State Forest from Jan. 18-20th, 2014. Early registration deadline is December 10th, 2013. For more information, or to register, click the POCAR tab... Read News

POCAR Registration is now OPEN!

November 4, 2012 | Max Andreychak

Registration for this years POCAR are now open. This year the race will be held at Morgan Monroe State Forest on Jan. 19 to Jan. 21 2013 (Martin Luther King weekend). To signup click the "register for 2013" under POCAR on the side bar. ... Read News

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What is POCAR?

What is POCAR?

pocarbackgroundThe Purdue Outing Club Adventure Race (POCAR) is a 48 hour orienteering race held over Martin Luther King weekend in Southern Indiana.  The course can range from 20-40 miles as the bird files, depending on the location and planners.  Teams  should be prepared to cover 50 miles on foot.

Teams from all over the world come to participate.  Alumni travel hours to make it back and compete.  POCAR can get cold, rainy, muddy, dirty, exhausting, etc.... Now get excited, keep in touch with the news!!

When does it take place?

When does it take place?

pocar2The 1st POCAR took place in January 2001 during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (as have all subsequent POCARs). The strategy behind these sets of dates having the Monday following the race off as a holiday allowed race participants (and volunteers) a day to recover before facing back up to the realities of work and school. Second, a race in the dead of winter, when days are short, nights are long, and weather can go from bad to worse without warning, is enough to test anyone’s will and endurance.

How long does it last?

How long does it last?

pocar2Endurance was the theme of the first race and all others that have succeeded it. The race is 30+ miles “as the crow flies” and participants have about 48 hours (sunrise on Saturday until noon on Monday) to cover the distance. This proved to be extremely challenging and sometimes only 10% of the competitors complete the entire cour

How does it work?

How does it work?

pocar2A map is supplied to each team which they use to navigate point-to-point in a specified order (expedition style). Once all valid points (yes, there are decoys) are visited, you have completed the course. At each check point (control) the team would sign in their name, the time they arrived, and any comment, serious or otherwise. This allows the race organizers and volunteers to track the progress of teams and supply assistance if a team was in jeopardy. A system of punches and punch cards is set up to verify a team has indeed found a checkpoint

Who can race?

Who can race?

pocar2Anyone.  The original race was designed exclusively for POC members. The event was a success and well received, other clubs within Purdue, other universities, and the public (or at least those crazy enough to take part in such an event) now take part.

Where does it take place?

Where does it take place?

pocar2The 1st POCAR was held in Wyandotte Woods in southern Indiana (west of Louisville, KY) near where the Blue River empties into the Ohio River. The idea behind this location was to illustrate to those native (and non) to Indiana that there actually is some terrain in the state! Subsequent races have all been held in Indiana to reinforce this fact. But more importantly, the location remains relatively close to home to alleviate the dangers of tired racers driving long distances back to Lafayette or their respective home.

Will food be provided?

Will food be provided?

pocar2No. As racers, you are responsible for your own health and nutrition. However proper nutrition will be absolutely essential and significant thought should be put into what you will eat.

If a team member drops out?

If a team member drops out?

pocar2As long as you still have 4 people, you can continue the race, and your team can still place. However this does not apply to hybrid teams (a team made of members of 2 or more debunked teams). The reason for the change is to allow people who may understand that they cannot physically complete the race, race with a team for part of the race.

Can I race alone?

Can I race alone?

pocar2No. You must race with a team of 4-6.

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?

pocar2Three Categories:

Early Registration for 2014

Purdue Outing Club Member - $30

College Student (Collegiate) - $50

Everyone Else (Open) - $60

  • What is POCAR?

  • When does it take place?

  • How long does it last?

  • How does it work?

  • Who can race?

  • Where does it take place?

  • Will food be provided?

  • If a team member drops out?

  • Can I race alone?

  • How much does it cost?

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