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Ichetucknee Springs Last Take Out

6th Annual Survival Race for Heroes

The Survival Race for Heroes was designed by a combat Veteran, Survivalist, and Outdoorsman for the sole purpose of embracing the suck for a purpose. With land and water obstacles, primitive survival skills tests, and a near 50 mile course, this experience is one you'll never forget.

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6th Annual Survival Race for Heroes
6th Annual Survival Race for Heroes

Time & Location

Mar 07, 2020, 9:00 AM – Mar 08, 2020, 3:00 PM

Ichetucknee Springs Last Take Out, US-27, Fort White, FL 32038, USA


About The Event

Welcome to the 6th annual Survival Race for Heroes. We have three categories and three divisions within each category. The start line is at Ichetucknee Springs State Park Last Take Out. Finish lines are different for each category. 

For those who need a Kayak for the 1.0 Race, you can rent one by reserving in advance. 

Call 386-497-1500 to reserve and tell them you are reserving for The Survival Race

Start time 0900hrs

About the Event:

1.0 - Take on the Ichetucknee River. This is a single day event. 

2.0 - Step it up and add the Santa Fe River, Camp Scardaville, and survival skills tests. You'll finish at Ellie Rays the next day. 

3.0 - Warrior up and add the beastly Suwannee River to your belt. This category runs the entire course, finishing at Hart Springs.





What does the race entail?

Each category has three divisions:


Competitive - racers will take on this course individually and are graded on Primitive Survival Ratings (PSR), overall time, and sportsmanship. Competitors are restricted to 10lbs of gear. This division is only in the 3.0 category.  

Recreation - just for fun. Come learn survival skills while enjoying the great outdoors. No restrictions on members, weight, cargo, etc. 

Team -  raise funds and awareness for your favorite charity 10 CAN, Inc. Demonstrate what your cause means and embrace the suck for them. No restrictions. Team that raises the most funds for 10 CAN will enjoy a retreat of their choice.  This retreat is for the team that competed. (kayaking retreat, hog hunt retreat, basic camping retreat.)


Race begins at Ichetucknee Springs North entrance in Fort White, FL. with a two-mile ruck/walk/run. You may encounter several obstacles to overcome before reaching your vessel and dragging it to the water. At this point you will paddle downstream to the southern most take-out. Note: wear swim attire, as you may face several water obstacles. This is the end of the race for 1.0, but is a rest stop for everyone else. Time does not stop for competitors. However, everyone is required to check-in here, complete the obstacle, and refuel before proceeding.  

1.0 is a teaser. Enjoy a walk in nature, a dip in a 72 degree spring, and a lovely paddle down a crystal clear river. Look for Manatees, take pictures, and enjoy the freedom of the Ichetucknee River. Single day race. 

2.0 is a walk in the wild. Paddle the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe rivers. Stay overnight along the riverside at Camp Scardaville. Rise early and enjoy a mystic sunrise paddle along the Santa Fe before finishing at Ellie Rays. 

3.0 is the beast. Traverse the Ichetucknee, battle the currents of the Santa Fe, and endure the powerful Suwannee River. 

Competitors will build and stay in a shelter at Camp Scardaville, while non-competitors may bring tents. Conduct an azimuth course and skills test at five checkpoints. Deploy before dawn, rest stop at Ellie Rays, then proceed to finish the race by 1700hrs at Hart Springs. 


Competitors will ruck their gear throughout the course. Teams and Recreation may load their camp gear for transport to Camp Scardaville. However, you must hike 1/4 mile to acquire your gear once on site. Teams may use a relay format to complete the race. PSR examples are: fire starting, spear/tomahawk/knife throwing, archery, self-defense, water purification, shelter construction, etc.  

The next day we will begin the launch sequence before sunrise. You will launch with a wingman and must remain with them until dawn. Everyone is required to stop at Ellie Rays. 3.0, be prepared to complete an obstacle before moving on to the Suwannee River. This is the finish line for 2.0. 

Everyone who starts the day-two paddle must finish before 5:00pm. There may be checkpoints along this river race. These checkpoints are for your safety and allows us to keep track of everyone along the river. The finish line is at Hart Springs Park on the Suwannee River. 


What are the transportation accommodations?

You are responsible for making arrangements for drop-off and pick-up.  

Do I need a fishing license?

All competitors must comply with Florida Wildlife Commission rules for fishing, hunting, and trapping.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Ages 10-15 years old accompanied by parents and must have a parental release form. Individuals 16-17 years old also need a parental release form, but may compete with approved adult. Those 18+ years old need a release of liability.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. Contact us to transfer.


No guns, alcohol, or illegal drugs. Maintain composure, sensor vulgarity, and play fair. Stay with team mate if you have one. Call out safety concerns. Be prepared mentally and physically. No motorized vessels. Exception: active LEO may carry a concealed weapon, but must check-in and certify status during registration.


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