Unbridled Women Cut Loose in Parklands

May 13, 2024

Adventure race for women and girls at Parklands of Floyds Fork

Louisville, KY /SPORTSWIRE WOMEN/ – The Unbridled Women Adventure Race is returning to the Parklands of Floyds Fork on Sunday, June 9, 2024. The 6-hour event will be staged out of the Brown-Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park.

Participants will race in teams of 2 or 3, visiting checkpoints by foot, bike and canoe, using park and topographic maps to navigate. The beginner-friendly race is open to women and girls, ages 7 and up.

This is the third year for the race to be held in partnership with Parklands of Floyds Fork. “With so many miles of hiking trails, paved and dirt biking trails, and Floyds Fork linking these four unique parks all together, it’s really an ideal venue for this race,” said Stephanie Ross, Race Director.

Adventure races are different from triathlons or obstacle courses primarily because they involve navigation and route choice. Unbridled Women uses orienteering maps from a local club, Orienteering Louisville, during the race. This year will see the return of the Maze-O, a popular team challenge during the 2023 race, designed by Bruce Moore of With a Map.

The race is sanctioned by the United States Adventure Racing Association, and top teams in the 3-woman category will qualify for points in the National Rankings. For more information and to register for the race, visit www.unbridledwomenar.com.



Flying Squirrel Adventures has been producing adventure races in Kentucky since 2003. The Unbridled Women AR began in 2020 as a way of encouraging more women and girls to adventure race, by providing a safe and comfortable entry into the sport. You can find us online at www.unbridledwomenar.com and follow us on Facebook.


As the governing body of adventure racing in the United States, USARA’s mission is to ensure the enduring success of the sport by strengthening and supporting the existing community of racers, directors, and enthusiasts, creating pathways for new adventurers to enter the sport, and engaging with the greater outdoor community in the U.S. to highlight what an amazing sport AR is.

Media Contact:

Stephanie Ross

Race Director