Thursday, February 07, 2013

Untamed New England Adventure Race Gets Shorter, Announces Dates

The Untamed New England Expedition Race has been a fixture on the adventure racing calendar in North America for a number of years, offering one of the premiere events in the U.S. This year, race organizers are doing something a little different, electing to shift away from the longer event in favor of a 24-hour race that can be completed on a single weekend.

Scheduled to take place June 21-23 at the Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Maine, the 24-Hours of Untamed New England will feature plenty of trail running, mountain biking, paddling and orienteering. Additionally, a 6-hour long race, dubbed the Sugarloaf Solo, will give those new to the sport an opportunity to compete as well. That event runs parallel to the 24-hour race on June 22. Registration is open for both events and you can find out more by clicking here.

The shorter format of both of these races is great for teams who are just starting out in adventure racing. If you're looking to get your feet wet in the sport, this is a great opportunity. All of the Untamed events are put on by a great race staff who have created some absolutely legendary courses. I'm sure these two races will be no exception. Those who prefer the longer, expedition length events can rest easy. The traditional 4-day Untamed NE will return in 2014, bigger and better than ever.

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