Smithville Lake, Smithville, MO 

May 10th, 2014

The course will consist of mountain biking 15-30 miles, trekking/running 5-10 miles, paddling 4-10 miles;  all while using a map and compass to find your way through the course.  All racers will have up to 10 hours to complete the course.

The race is open to 2-person and 4-person teams (co-ed, male and female).


 $89/ person - Early Registration  (ends on March 3rd)

 $99/ person - Normal Registration (ends on April 14th)

 $109/ person - Late Registration (after April 14th)

* Registration will close on April 28th, 2014.

* Race fees include land use fees, maps, canoes, paddles and PFDs, insurance, post-race food and drinks, t-shirts, prizes, give-a-ways and a fantastic adventure!


  • $30 fee per person on or before April 14th
  • No refunds after April 14th

There will be an award ceremony after the race at a time TBD.

Racers on the TOP THREE teams OVERALL will receive the FIRST three picks of prizes from our great sponsors!

Prizes will be awarded 3 deep (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place teams will have a choice of prizes from our great sponsors!) based on the number of teams participating in each division on the day of the race.    
RACERS MUST BE PRESENT at the awards ceremony to receive prizes.

The following formula is applied: 
2 - 3 teams participating in division --- Division 1st place awarded 
4 - 5 teams participating in division --- Division 1st, 2nd places awarded
6 + teams participating in division --- Division 1st , 2nd, & 3rd places awarded 

Racers on the TOP THREE 4-Person Co-ed teams will receive a Bonk Hard Racing Discount Certificate (1st place  - 100%, 2nd place  -75%, and 3rd place - 50% *).

* All certificates for discounted entry are issued for a individual racers.

We recommend that all teams stick around for the awards ceremony to congratulate the winning teams and take part in this festive atmosphere!


Camping will be available at Smithville Lake. We recommend that you camp at 
Camp Branch Campground.  The campground is only a few minutes away from Race Headquarters at Sailboat Cove.  There is plenty of lodging available for all racers within the vicinity of Smithville Lake.   We recommend you search for hotels in Smithville and / or Kearney.

RACER CHECK-IN:  *** UPDATED 05/03/14 ****
Racer Check-In wil take place race morning (Sat, May 10) at Sailboat Cove Shelter beginning at 8:00 am.  

The check-in process should take about 5 minutes. Each team member will sign the standard racing waiver, receive their bib numbers, race/course notes, clue sheets, maps, t-shirt, and parking pass.

We request that teams car-pool to Sailboat Cove as much as possible. 4 person teams will receive 2 parking passes, 2 person teams will receive 1 parking pass. If your team requires less parking permits, please advise us at racer check-in. Teams requiring more vehicles than allotted will be responsible for the parking fee ($5).

There will be gear checks on the course.  Be prepared with 
required gear.  Failing a gear check will result in loss of a Checkpoint.  Teams finding more Checkpoints will automatically be ranked higher than those with less Checkpoints.

Bonk Hard Racing will be providing food and drinks after the race at the Awards Ceremony.  There are showers located at Sailboat Cove (Race HQ) for racers to use. Please bring a change of clothes and a towel and plan on sticking around after the race for the awards ceremony.

The Smithville 8-Hour will not require a support crew and no racers are allowed to receive support of any kind on the course or at the Transition Areas from anyone not participating in the race.

Volunteers are such an important part of every race, and we strive to make volunteering at our races fun and enjoyable.    All volunteers will receive a certificate for 50% off entry into any Bonk Hard Racing event, a free race shirt and food after the race. 

If you are interested in participating in adventure racing, volunteering is one of the best ways to get into the action and see if it is a sport you will enjoy!  

If you would like to volunteer at the Smithville 8-Hour, please contact Bonk Hard Racing.   Thanks!

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