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About this program

Adventure racing offers a unique opportunity to challenge yourself mentally and physically while requiring a wide range of team and individual skills.  This 6 week program will cover everything your 10-15 year old adventurer needs to be ready to tackle this epic sport including navigation, mountain bike skills and maintenance, basic first aid, team work, nutrition and race planning/execution all with the aim of improving mental resilience.

The program concludes with an adventure race specifically tailored to the skills and abilities of the participants. 

 

All the weekday sessions meet in the Maple Lawn subdivision located in Fulton, MD.  Weekend sessions will meet in various local parks.

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These videos will give you an idea of what to expect from our program.

June Race 2021

Spring race 2021

Resolution Race 2021

Mountain bike skills

 

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The race

The final adventure race will take between 2-4 hrs and will be specifically tailored to the abilities and fitness level of the group.  It will involve working in teams of 2-4 to find checkpoints in the woods while traveling on bike and on foot..  If the athletes and parents feel comfortable, they will race on their own as a team, otherwise a coach will shadow the team as they race.


 

There are sibling and military discounts available.  If you are experiencing financial hardships or can't afford the full tuition please contact me to discuss options.   There are scholarship spaces available for each program.  

About Us

If your child is 10 or 11 years old, they can choose which program to attend depending on the type of  experience they want.  GRIT grads, fear not...we will be learning some new GRIT and adventure racing skills in the 10-15 year old program and we'd love to see you back!

ARWS Championship Australia
ARWS Championship Australia

Racing with my little buddy
Racing with my little buddy

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A day a the office

ARWS Championship Australia
ARWS Championship Australia

 

Founder and Head Coach

My name is MSG Jesse Tubb, a career Soldier and an avid endurance athlete.  I'm the father of 2 teenagers and a husband of an amazingly supportive wife.  

I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience from my professional and personal life.  I believe there is no better way to invest my time than to teach, mentor and guide children from all walks of life with the aim of helping them become better and more engaged human beings.  

 

I have over 10 years of adventure racing experience including Amazon's 2019 Eco Challenge "The World's Toughest Race" (currently airing on Amazon Prime), 2 time Adventure Racing World Championship competitor, and winner of the 2018 USARA (US Adventure Racing Association) National Championship.  I've participated in everything from 2 hr family adventure races with my children to 11 day expedition length races around the world.  I have numerous wins racing as a soloist in adventure racing and age group podium finishes in ultramarathons, Ironman triathlons and endurance mountain bike races.  

 

I'm a level 3 NICA (National Intercollegiate Cycling Association) coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Army Fitness Instructor, Army Master Resiliency Trainer and I have certifications in wilderness first aid, CPR, jungle navigation and travel, swift water rescue, and ropes and ascending.  Over the last 15 years I've attended weekend meditation retreats and participated in a 4-day wilderness fast as well as maintained a regular spiritual and self improvement practice.  

 

I have coached recreation sports, group fitness classes, Let Me Run program, NICA mountain biking team, and as served as a private instructor for the last 24 years.  

Over the last 16 years I've worked as a mentor with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Vmentor, and most recently with OhanaHC.  

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Assistant Coach

My name is Sidney Billups and I am the happy father of 2 boys Sean is 19 and a collegiate

wrestler and Phoenix is my 5 month old who can't wait to start crawling. Last but not least is my

rock and my everything, Megan Zontek. I am currently in my 13th year as a special education

Para Educator in Howard County.

I've was a division I wrestler in college and over the past 14 years, I have been a high school

wrestling and track coach. In my free time I train in Muay Thai, and Jujitsu. I have also endured

12- 24hr Gorucks in the past.

As for adventure racing I've raced on and off for the last 10 years and I have had my share of

podium finishes. Adventure racing is a sport that adds a lot of disciplines together and makes

you rely on your teammates to get over that finish line, and with this program we will give your

children the tools they need to be successful in the sport of adventure racing.

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