There are roughly 250 days until Primal Quest 2008, and we all know how quickly the race sold out this year. Did your team get left in the lurch? Were you hoping to be part of field, but you just couldn’t get everything together in time? Cheer up, there’s still hope. Of course, there is a catch too! 😉
Sleep Monsters is reporting that Primal Quest and the Coastal Challenge have entered into an agreement that would award the winner of the 2008 Coastal Challenge Expedition Run an entry into next years PQ. According to the article, the winner of the Coastal Challenge will be allowed to choose between an automatic entry into next year’s version of that race, or an entry into Primal Quest. The second place team will be awarded which ever prize first place doesn’t accept. If the winner elects to go for the PQ entry, they’ll still need to pay their entry fee, but they will get to join the elite teams already in the race.
The Coastal Challenge is no easy race to win either. The race is held in Costa Rica and will be run in stages between January 26th and February 2nd of next year. The course, which has yet to be revealed, will cover some 250 kilometers, through the remote Northwestern volcanic region along Costa Rica’s coastline. Stages will very in length each day, from 18 to 60 km, and much like adventure racing, teams of three will have to work together, and stay close to one another to be in the race.
So, if you’re looking for one last opportunity to get into PQ, here you go! Put together two of your friends, and hit the remote trails of Costa Rica in January. There could be worse ways to spend time in the Winter, and who knows, maybe you’ll win the right to endure more suffering during Primal Quest 2008.
Update: Brian Knight, the Director of Media Relations for Primal Quest was kind enough to leave a message in the comments section of this story. It seems that even though the first 75 team slots sold out in less than 12 hours, applications are still being accepted for the 2008 race.
You’ll probably recall that the field was expanded from 75 teams to 90 due to the high demand for applications. Brian says that Primal Quest will continue accepting applications until all registrations are finalized. (Read: The checks don’t bounce! 😉 )
You can find out more about PQ Registration by clicking here.
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