New Rules for 2014
No Personal sag/individual support
(Official vehicles only will be allowed on Forest Service roads that are part of the course.)
The Ouachita Challenge is held in a "dry county" (no alcohol sales).
Also, the Oden Schools are a drug free environment.
Please respect these rules.
Be aware that we have a concussion awareness policy.
Please see following link for more information on concussions:
Schedule of Events:
- Saturday Morning - 6:00 am to 7:45 am- Breakfast of pancakes, cereal, bread, fruit, coffee etc. for Tour riders and families- no charge for paid participants, their families, and Volunteers
- Saturday Night - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm- Dinner of High-Carb main dish, salad, drinks and dessert for both Tour and Race riders and their families- no charge for paid participants, their families, or Volunteers.
- Sunday Morning - 6:00 am to 7:45 am- Breakfast of pancakes, cereal, bread, toast, fruit, coffee, etc for Race riders and their families- no charge for paid participants or Volunteers.
Paid participants will receive 2 meal tickets for themselves (1 breakfast and 1 dinner) and upon request, 2 for another family member. Children eat free. Meals are free, Tickets are for our planning and accounting.
There will be a pre-event meeting at 7:45 am each day for final instructions.
Both the Tour and the 60 mile Race will have 4 Aid/Food Stations which will provide water, energy drinks, fruit, energy bars, cookies, etc. as well as first aid supplies. PLEASE eat and drink; we want you to finish!.
Sign in for the Tour will be on Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 6:00 am to 7:45 am. Both will be at the Oden School Cafeteria.
Sign in for the Race will be on Saturday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Sunday from 6:00 am to 7:45 am. Both will be at the
Oden School Cafeteria.
Remember both the Tour and the 60 mile Race start at 8:00 am
If you must sign in on the morning of your event please allow adequate
If you arrive in the Oden area without a motel reservation or campground space, there will be sleeping space available in the gym.
It will be open from early evening until 7 a.m. You will need a sleeping bag, pad, towel and good humor.
The gym will also be available for showers. Bring your own soap, shampoo etc. A small donation is requested (at least $3.00) for these services. All proceeds go to the school athletic fund.
Hours of operation and use rules will be posted at the gymnasium.
PLEASE show your appreciation of this wonderful service by obeying all rules!