Adventure Challenge

at Finger Lakes State Park

adventure challange logo2016 Event

Kayak and Trail Run

The 3rd Annual Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge, where your first challenge was to kayak the water course in Peabody Lake, was held Sept. 10. Participants completed a 5K paddle on the water trail that winds through the length of the park, then returned back to the start for a 5K run on the Kelley Branch Mountain Bike Trail. The trail leads you through the wetlands of Kelley Branch Creek then along the ridges and pits of the reclaimed strip mine.

Click here for the race results.


adventure challenge logo2015 Event:

Sept. 12

During the 2nd Annual Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge,the first challenge was to kayak the water course in Peabody Lake. Participants hopped in their boats for a 5K paddle on the water trail that winds through the length of the park. They then returned back to the start and took off on foot for a 5K run on the Kelley Branch Mountain Bike Trail. The trail lead them through the wetlands of Kelley Branch Creek then along the ridges and pits of the reclaimed strip mine.

Click here to see the 2015 race results!


2014 Event

The 2014 Finger Lakes Adventure Challenge marked the start of the inaugural season for the Missouri State Parks Racing Series. Participants started by paddling the 4.5 mile water trail, then headed out on foot to trek the 2.75 mile Kelley Branch Mountain Bike Trail. Medals were given to the top 3 finishers in their age group and overall medals were also awarded to the top 3 finishing male and females. Check out the photos below from this year’s race, and we hope to see you at next year’s race! 2014 Race Results

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three guys with medals after the racetwo people kayaking