The Train to Hunt Sprint Race consists of two parts, the Challenge Course and the 3D Hunter Course, and will feature a combination of precision shooting and physical tasks designed to raise your heart rate.
Challenge Course Details
The Challenge Course is approximately .25 - .5 miles and consists of five competitors per heat. All competitors will be required to run to the each target lane, shoot an arrow (yardage will vary for compound and traditional) then complete the tasks below for time.
1st Target: Shoot One Arrow & 20 Over-the-Box Step-Ups (20” Box)
2nd Target: Shoot One Arrow & 20 Ground to Overhead Pack Lifts
3rd Target: Shoot One Arrow & 50 Yard Overhead Pack Carry
4th Target: Shoot One Arrow & 10 Pack Get-Ups Over the Log
5th Target: Shoot One Arrow & Run to the Finish
3d Hunter Course Details
The 3D Hunter Course will consist of 20 3D Kirsch foam animal targets.
Compounds: 3-60 Yards (30 Yard Average)
Traditional: 3-30 Yards (15 Yard Average)
Three shots on the 3D Hunter Course will be marked to shoot without a range finder.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a Train to Hunt national qualifier and there is no team event.
Adult & Youth: $30**
Check-in & Orientation
Participants are required to check in between 12-1pm*, at which time you will receive your event packet and 3D score cards.
After this, you will attend the mandatory competitor orientation meeting from approximately 1-1:30pm* where the event director will welcome you, give you a layout of the day and detail the specifics of the Mountain Madness Competition course. Time will be provided for questions and the event director will make sure that everyone is clear on the competition and scoring.
You will then be assigned a heat and made aware of your approximate starting time. Competitors will be assigned an assistant/judge to help guide them through the tasks of the Sprint Race and make sure that all competitors are completing the correct number of repetitions of each challenge movement to the correct standard.
You must bring your own weighted pack (see division pack weights). Packs will be weighed prior to each heat.
Your weighted pack must be worn (or carried, if required for specific competition tasks) at all times.
No scopes or magnification of any kind are allowed.
Range finders are allowed on both courses for the competition.
All arrows must be carried in a bow quiver or your pack (no hip quivers or other devices).
Challenge Course Scoring
The Challenge Course will be scored based on your Adjusted Time.
Adjusted Time: Run Time + Shooting Penalties
Run Time: The time it takes you to get through the Challenge Course from start to finish.
Heart Shot (10 Ring): No Time Penalty
Lung Shot (8 Ring): +30 Seconds
Body Shot (Any Foam): +1 Minute
Miss: 20 Burpee Penalty (No Addl. Time)
3D Hunter Course Scoring
Competitors’ 3D scores will be converted into a time format. (-1 Point = :15 Time Penalty)
10 Ring: 5 Points (No Penalty)
8 Ring: 3 Points (:30 Penalty)
Any Foam: 1 Point (1:00 Penalty)
Miss: 0 Points (1:15 Penalty)
EXAMPLE: A total course score of 80 (out of 100 points) would be converted to a time penalty of 5:00. (-20 Points x :15 = 5:00)
Overall Competition Scoring
Competitors will be placed based on their Total Time: Challenge Course Adjusted Time + 3D Hunter Course Time
Teen (Ages 13-15)
Teen Boy’s Division: 30lbs
Teen Girl’s Division: 20lbs
Open (Ages 16-39)
Men’s Open Division: 50lbs
Women’s Open Division: 30lbs
Masters (Ages 40+)
Men’s Masters Division: 40lbs
Women’s Masters Division: 20lbs
The top three competitors in each division will receive a Train to Hunt medal and the single top competitor will also receive a Vortex Ranger range finder.
* Times are subject to change.
** Prices will increase the day of the event. Please see our Event Pricing for more information.