winona adventure raceThe Winona State University Recreational Programming class will hold the Winona Adventure Race at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Jaycee Pavilion, East Lake Winona.

The goal of the race is to provide the Winona community with a healthy, fun experience while challenging mental and physical abilities in a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Community members will have the opportunity to participate in a challenging course consisting of canoeing/kayaking, running and road biking. Participants should provide their own bike and helmet and have it the Jaycee Pavilion half an hour prior to the start of their race time. All other equipment will be provided (canoes, kayaks, etc.). Stations will be set up along the course and provide bananas, water and first aid. Pizza and refreshments will follow.

There are two competition categories: social mixed pairs or elite. The social mixed pairs course is shorter, approximately seven miles, while the elite course is more challenging and competitive, approximately 12 miles.  The course will take approximately one and a half to three hours to complete.

Registration for the race will take place 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, and noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Alumni Gazebo on the WSU campus. Registration is also available online: .

Cost for the race is $25 per elite participant and $30 per social mixed pair. This will include a t-shirt, food and drink.

For more information, contact Adam Kazilsky at