Monday, March 01, 2010
New Contest Will Help You Become An Adventure Racer!
Update: Didn't notice before, but the contest rules say that you must be a resident of the Providence of Ontario, Canada to be eligible to win. Bummer for those of us who don't live up that way. Sorry folks!
So you've heard about this sport called adventure racing. You know that it is a bit like a triathlon, but involves trail running, mountain biking, and paddling, with something called "orienteering" mixed in for good measure. You've even heard that the races can last as long as 24-48 hours, and possibly even something about an "expedition length" race, what ever that is. You might even think this sounds like something you'd enjoy, but where do you begin?
If that sounds a bit like you, then I've got a contest you might be interested in. The Phat Chicks are working in conjunction with Race Day Rush to launch the Become An Adventure Racer contest, with the winners getting everything they need to join the sport of AR. Simply put, they say "All you need is determination. We'll help you with the rest."
The winners of the contest will receive coaching and skills training courtesy of the Phat Chikcs and Race Day Rush. In fact, they'll get a 12-week training program that will offer tips on endurance running, nutrition, and more, while building mountain biking, paddling, and orienteering skills as well. Ultimately, that training will lead to two spots on Team RaceDayRush when they compete at the Saucony RockstAR Adventure Race set to run on July 24th 2010. The winners will also get plenty of good gear to help them compete in the race, or at the very least look like they belong there.
Other sponsors of the contest include Suunto Watches, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Get Out There Magazine and Adventure World Magazine, who tipped me off to the contest in the first place.
So, if you've ever wanted to be an adventure racer, here's your chance. But hurry, the deadline for entry is March 7th. For more details click here.