A couple of weeks back the news broke that the team behind Primal Quest was launching the Primal Quest Sprint Series, which will be a set of shorter and faster races held at various locations throughout the country, with the first race being held at Pocahontas State Park in Virginia on May 10th of this year.
Since the initial announcement, more information on the PQSS has begun to leak out including news on the second race in the series. In a recent press release, it was announced that the location of the second race will be at U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte, North Carolina on Oct 4th. It was also announced that Michael and Jennifer Staton would serve as the PQSS Race Managers while Joe Moerschbaecher would be the Race Director and Course Designer. All three have extensive backgrounds with the sport of adventure racing and event management.
Racing in the PQSS will not require any type of certification and the events will be designed to offer a challenge to experienced racers, but also allow those new to the sport of AR a chance to get their feet wet as well. The Sprint Series events should run between 4-6 hours, covering the traditional adventure racing disciplines of trail running, paddling, and mountain biking, with a few special events and surprise challenges mixed in as well. The teams of two will be able to enter the race in one of three categories: co-ed, female, and male, and everyone who finishes the race will receive awards, race t-shirts or caps, and a post race meal, and a taste of what adventure racing is all about.
And lest we forget, the Primal Quest Expedition Race is scheduled to run from June 21st through July 2nd. That race will cover more than 450 miles in the backcountry of Montana as teams of four compete non-stop in the “The World’s Most Challenging Human Endurance Competition.”
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