Ready for an adventure? How about canoeing, running, cycling, rappelling while racing hundreds of other adventurers? That is what USARA Adventure Races are all about. All around the country people are racing in teams of 2-5 in races that could last a few hours or several days and can cover anywhere between 10 -100 miles.
“Adventure Racing offers an easy crossover for cyclist, runners and water sport enthusiasts just to mention a few. Adventure races can vary anywhere from 2-5 person teams, with some events now offering solo categories. The disciplines can also vary from race to race. Adventure racing can include shredding through tight single track on a mountain bike or orienteering and hiking through a dense forest. Adventure racers may find themselves ripping down rapids in a canoe and then rappelling off a 100 foot rock face. The races can last a few hours or several days and can cover 10 – 100 miles or more!” – www.USARA.com
PROBAR® is a proud sponsor of the USARA Adventure Race National Championship. The race was held October 11-13 in the Catskill Mountains – Kerhonkson, New York. Team Gear Junkie took home first place, to see their story, click here. For more info about the championship race, click here.
Mass start in canoes; photo: Tecnu Adventure Racing
Racer Kyle Peter of Team Tecnu preparing for mountain bike leg (map mounted on handlebars). Photo: Tecnu Adventure Racing
Team GearJunkie/WEDALI is USARA National Champs! Justin Bakken, Molly Moilanen, Scott Erlandson; photo © 2012 USARA Vladimir Bukalo