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Ya Mule Adventure Racing

Thanks for taking time to visit our site!   Whether you're here to learn more about adventure racing, or here to find more people to adventure race with, we think you've arrived at a great resource.  

  • MAFF registration is OPEN!!!   (info)  
  • Notice anything different?!??   You should!!   We at Ya Mule are very excited to introduce MBM Sporting Events as the new host organization for MAFF!   Mike Pape, Ben Rolfs, and Matt Brunell are long-time adventure racers who have brought a lot of fun and enthusiasm to the sport.   A couple of years ago they decided to bring that same level of enthusiasm and dedication up a notch and took over as race directors for the long-running Bravado Challenge.   They have brought nothing but continued and growing success to that event, and we have no reason to believe they will not do the same for MAFF.  

    It has been an absolute thrill and honor for Ya Mule to carry on the tradition of having a fall adventure race in and around Lapham Peak State Park for the past 15+ years.   We wish we could continue, but lives have evolved in a way that will not allow us to host the race at the same level we have over the years.   We are very grateful Mike, Ben, and Matt are taking on this challenge and believe the race could not be in better hands!  

    To do what we can to help ensure a smooth transition, we have offered to assist MBM Sporting Events in whatever way we can.   It is very possible you'll still see a bit of Ya Mule flavor to MAFF this year, but you'll also notice exciting new changes and improvements brought on by Mike, Ben, and Matt.  

    Bottom line: the 2014 version of MAFF (now Milwaukee Area Fall Frenzy!) will be a great race and we'd all love to have you out there keeping adventure racing growing in Wisconsin and beyond!
  • EXCITING MAFF news breaking soon!!!   All we're saying right now is that top secret negotiations are taking place at an undisclosed location in the deep, deep woods! (info)  
  • MAFF 2014 planning rolling along!   (info)  
  • Code Blue Challenge Adventure Race registration still open!   (info)  

  • 2014 is here!!   Let the adventures begin!!
    See 2014 Events in this area!  

  • MAFF 2013 Images!

    Can't remember what happened, or want to know what you missed?   600+ images should help you out either way!   See 2013 Race History on the Events page and enjoy.   Much thanks to Ann and Tony for so skillfully capturing the day!  

  • MAFF 2013 Results!

    MAFFers, please review the detailed results that can now be found within the 2013 Race History on the Events page.   After reviewing passports again and considering conditions on race day, we've decided to be a little more lenient with regard to answers given for two of the paddling CPs that seemed to cause issues for a significant number of teams.  

    If you have any questions/concerns regarding the results, please contact Mike before Saturday Nov, 9 at which time results will become final.

  • MAFF 2013 Results, Recap, Images!

    CONGRATULATIONS to all MAFF racers for surviving a very challenging course on a challenging day!   You guys never cease to amaze us with your determination and great attitude!!   Special congrats to Tim, Anna, and Erik of Rib Mountain Racing for being the only team to clear the course, and with just under 8 minutes to spare! That amazing achievement against stiff competition gained them 1st Place and the title of MAFF Champs!

    Detailed results and many many images are being sorted through and you'll see them here in phases over the next few days. We also have a few items added to our Lost and Found, so be sure to check back there later if you're missing any gear.  

  • Rib Mountain Racing Wins 2013 First Basis Adventure Series!

    Rib Mountain Racing's incredible feat of getting all the CPs not only earned them the overall win at MAFF, but also broke the 1st Basis Adventure Series tie they were in with Elkbones coming into the race.   Congratulations!!   A great day at the office for Rib Mountain, but also for Elkbones and MAD S who kept the pressure on all day long!   As champions, Rib Mountain Racing takes home a cool $1000 to split amongst themselves and spend any way they want.   Elk Bones was in hot pursuit all day at MAFF, but fell just one CP short of the winners in a race just as exciting as 2012.  

    Race directors Paula Waite (SMAR), Andy McCarthy (SKMC), and Mike Rubens (MAFF) would once again like to thank Doug Pastrich (1st Basis) for all he has done over the years for the sport of adventure racing and for helping us tie these three great Wisconsin races together and keep this series going!

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