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U.S. Adventure Race Nationals

Posted Oct 22 2009 10:03pm

Starts today.

Good luck to my teammates Jeni, Andy and Dave who are competing at Nationals for the first time. It’s in Texas.

(Me? I’m still in stealth training mode.)

From Jeni by email:

Race start is 7a.m. Friday, and cut-off is 1p.m. Saturday (although many, many of us may still be racing long after this time…). Last year only 10% of the teams finished the race before the 30 hour cutoff…

For those unfamiliar, adventure racing is like triathlon meets ‘Survivor’. There is no course specifically, and you don’t know which events or in what order they will be until start (or even sometime during the race!). Co-ed teams of 3 must navigate their way using only topo maps and compass through approximately 75-100+ miles of rugged terrain using mt bikes, kayaks, and trekking/running.

Often ‘surprise’ events (like swimming with your bike, climbing, solving puzzles) appear along the way just to make sure no one gets bored. Team members must stay within 50 feet of each other at all times, and all members participate in all aspects of the race as one unit. …

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