WHAT IS GAAR?
THE GREAT AMES ADVENTURE RACE
Since 2007 the Great Ames Adventure Race (The GAAR) 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.