This book provides everything readers need to know to teach an Adventure Racing unit at a school or to lead an Adventure Racing event in any environment and with any group of people. In a C.O.R.E. Adventure Race, students get into teams of 2, 3 or 4. They must stay in their teams while running through a course filled with challenges they complete in order to finish the race. Unlike most adventure races there is no need to have bicycles or kayaks for the race unless they are required for a specifically created challenge. Races can be made that require no equipment to create variety and obstacles that racers must complete can be changed from race to race as can the location.The most logical place for a C.O.R.E. Adventure Race is a track, but even if the school doesn't have one they can still set-up adventure races where students can race around fields, courts, the school or even the gym. The winners and finishers of races aren't always based on who crosses the finish line first. There are several different point systems that can be used to add spice to the races. The most athletic teams will not necessarily win or even finish the race.
Dan DeJager is a consulting teacher at the San Juan Unified School District. He is a mentor for first and second year teachers, offering support and assessment to help them reach California State Teaching Standards. Dan is one of only four people in the world to complete the World Fitness Championship, a series of strength and endurance events to be completed within 24 hours: 2 mile swim, 10 mile run, 10 mile hike, 500 pop-ups, 500 hanging leg lifts, 20 mile row, 20 mile elliptical, 100 mile cycle, 3,000 crunches, 300,000 lbs of weights lifted which he completed in 22 hours, 36 minutes. Cathrine Himberg has spent the last 18 years working to get people to enjoy fitness and is the co-author of the Human Kinetics publication: Teaching Secondary Physical Education: Preparing Adolescents to be Active for Life. Himberg is also the founder and director of CASPER, the Centre for Advancement of Standards-based Physical Education Reform.
Chapter 1. The Little Race That Eats Ironmen for Breakfast; Chapter 2. The Basics of CORE Adventure Racing; Chapter 3. Benefits of Adventure Racing CORE; Chapter 4. Setting Up an Adventure Race; Chapter 5. Race Layouts; Chapter 6. Obstacles; Chapter 7. Point Systems for Motivation; Chapter 8. Sample Race Questions; Chapter 9. Adventure Race Recipes; Chapter 10. Assessment With Adventure Racing CORE; Chapter 11. Teaching Effectively With Adventure Racing CORE; Chapter 12. Beyond PE.