The BreakOut 24 Adventure Race
Sponsored by: Apex Outdoor Gear


Sponsored by:

"This was an excellent adventure race, and rightfully depicted what 24 hr adventure racing is all about!" Marshall Eagleson


Date: August 15-16, 2009

Early Check in: August 14, 7-10PM

Check in: August 15, 7-8:30 AM

Race Briefing: August 15, 8:30AM

Race Start: August 15, 11:00AM

Race Ends: August 16, 11:00AM

Place: Muskegon MI

Divisions: Any combination from solo to four person

Cost: $100/ per racer (down from last year!)  Returning BreakOut racers receive discount (see registration for details)

Contact: Call or e-mail Scott with questions. (231)903-5224 or



The BreakOut 24 race is sponsored by ApexOutdoor Gear!


Apex Outdoor Gear is a local Grand Rapids owned and operated haven for gear junkies and their habits.  We specialize in adventure racing, backpacking, climbing and paddling equipment as well as the knowledge that a gear store should come with.  Apex Outdoor Gear is dedicated to getting you outside and having the most amount of fun possible.  And we want to make sure you are getting what's right for you, even if we don't have it.  We are your alternative to the normal gear store with brands that push the envelope of technology.  Check us out at or just stop in and pick our brains.


Apex Outdoor Gear is excited to announce the 3rd annual BreakOut 24 Adventure Race.  The unique format of the race allows racers to choose the length of their course, from as short as you want to the full 24.  How?  We did this by making all CP's optional.  The idea is to make a race that is fun and challenging for all.   Can you clear the course and be the first team back with the most CP's?  You'll have to show up to see.  Don't think that the course won't be difficult enough for you, last year's winning team collected only 30 of the 43 available checkpoints.  If you think you can clear the course, better be prepared to move non-stop from start to finish!




This is an unsupported race that will time out at 24hours.  We will operate out of a central HQ area and racers will return here before embarking on each stage.   No support crew is required. However, if you are training for a race that requires one, you are welcome to bring them and put them to work.  Solo racers will be responsible for providing their own kayak's.  The price of the BreakOut 24 has dropped!  I wanted to make it more affordable for everyone.  This years race will have a greater emphasis on biking and trekking, less on paddling.  Including some of the best single track in the area.  NEW THIS YEAR!    There will be an additional optional 12 hr. stage.  This will be for experienced racers only.  This stage will start at 12:01AM on August 15. Follow link above to the Advanced BreakOut page.



Biking: The course will consist of paved road, dirt roads and single track biking. There will be multiple biking sections during both day and night. To obtain all optional points plan on riding up to 100 miles.  The full course will include 15 miles of single track biking

Canoeing/Kayaking: Paddling will take place in both rivers and lakes. All canoe's will be provided.  Solo racers will be responsible for their own kayaks. Depending on route choice, paddling maybe performed at night. Expect to paddle up to 15 miles for all optional points.  I am still trying to work in a long portage, but unfortunatly it doesn't look like there will be one. 

Trekking:  Expect some very difficult and very scenic trekking sections in this edition of the race.                  

Orienteering: Racers will be responsible for orienteering throughout the course.  There will be sections with unmanned orienteering flags where navigation  skills will be required.  Some points will be given as UTM's.


There will be a post race party with food and drink and  prizes from our sponsors to be given out.  All will walk away with a great race experience and sense of accomplishment for being able to push yourself for 24hrs.(or 36) straight!

Hey!! Checkout our newest sponsor-  Hammer Nutrition.  Look for samples of their product at race registration and for some prizes too.    http://