The DARE Adventure Race

The Dare is a physically demanding adventure race that will take you up mountains, across lakes and off cliffs. Along the way you will also encounter cognitive puzzles and challenges. Does your team have what it takes to complete the race? Do you dare to take on The DARE?

Location: St. Gilgen, Salzburg, Austria
Date: 10th and 11th June 2022
Sign Up Closes: Confirmation is subject to availability – closing date 20th May 2022

The DARE Adventure Race

Earth, water, dust and dirt. A mental and physical challenge. Push yourself and your team to the limit. An unforgettable experience. Are you brave enough?

Race Description

  • Each team, consisting of 4 students (girls/ boys) , must complete the whole course.
  • Each team member must cross the finish line together to finish.
  • There is a time limit for the course. If a team fails to arrive at a check point in the designated time, they will be removed from the race.
  • A team will be removed from the race if they fail to check in at a check point at any point on the course.
  • Each team member must carry his/her own equipment at all times.
  • There are mental and physical challenges along the course, some of which must be completed as a team, others by an individual team member.
  • Each challenge can result in a team being given a time allowance or time penalty, depending on how quickly and accurately the team completes the challenge.
  • The team with the fastest overall time will be crowned the winner of the The DARE.

Further Information

All competetors and their coaches have to ‘camp’ in our school buildings together before the early race start.

Entry Fee:
200 EUR per team. Please include your school’s name and team name at time of payment, using the reference: DARE22

Bank details
Raiffeisenbank St. Gilgen
IBAN: AT23 3505 6000 0006 8585


Friday 10th June:
17h00: Starter Package pick up
18h00: Race Brief for Team Leaders and Coaches.
18h30: Pasta Party (directly after the race brief)

Saturday 11th June:
05h00: Wake-up call
05h30: Breakfast at the campus
06h30: DARE Race rolling start
16h00: After race snacks
17h00: Trophy Ceremony
17h30: BBQ

Other Events: StGIS Open Day


Competition Format

Each team must consist of 4 students (mixed – at least one male or female). We would recommend all teams to have a fifth team member as back-up. Each team requires a name and a team captain. Each team requires a coach.

A)  Senior – year 2003 – 2007
B)  Junior – year 2008 – 2012 

Activities: Running, Climbing, Cycling, Watersports, Orienteering, as well as cognitive challenges

A)  Senior – approx. 24km
B)  Junior – approx. 12km

Race Duration: 5 to 9 hours

Equipment Required:
Sleeping bag + mat, toiletries, 10-15 litre backpack, swim wear, towel, running shoes + sport shoes, slippers for overnight stay, long + short sleeved tops, trousers + shorts, rain jacket + trousers, cap, beanie, sun cream, sun glasses, drinking bottle, gloves and at least two fully charged mobile phone per team. (All other equipment provided by StGIS).