Primal Quest To Return in 2008? In Argentina?

Ok, let me preface what I’m about to say with a huge disclaimer that this is just a big fat rumor that I’ve had a little birdy whisper in my ear. I have no idea if it’s true or false, it’s just a rumor. However, I’ve had someone mention to me that the big Primal Quest announcement that is said to be coming “soon” will be that the race will return in 2008 (Duh! Kind of late for 2007!) and that the location of the race may be Argentina. Furthermore, there are rumors of a shake-up of the leadership of the race, which will probably have an impact on how and where it’s run.

Interesting stuff if true. I’d love to see a big race run in Patagonia, one of the most amazing, and remote, places on Earth. Up until now, all PQ’s have been held in the United States, so that would certainly make for a departure from that tradition. As I said earlier, this is just a rumor however, so we’ll see what happens when an actual announcement is made.

Update: Yak at Check Point Zero has updated his blog entry on this subject and it’s not positive. His sources, which I’m sure are far better placed than mine, say that the Primal Quest announcement that was to come next week has fallen through, and we’re back in the “holding pattern”. Hopefully something will break soon on this subject. All fans of adventure racing would love to see this issue resolved. Updates as they come.

Kraig Becker

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