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Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR)

Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR)

The Great Ames Adventure Race (The GAAR) is a multi-sport amateur athletic event for all ages and abilities that combines kayaking/canoeing, bicycling, and running for solo, tandem, or relay teams!

Since 2007 the event has called people of all ages and abilities to test their mettle at a triathlon of events. Participants compete in solo, tandem or relay divisions on a course that starts and ends at Ada Hayden Heritage Park, 5205 Grand Avenue in North Ames. The race begins with waves of six on a 2.5 mile race around the lake. Participants then exit the lake to a transition area where the 15 mile bike race and the 5K run begin.

Come and challenge yourself, or challenge family, friends, and coworkers in a fun paddle-bike-run event that keeps people coming back, year after year.

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