Yesterday I mentioned that the Primal Quest Sprint Series had announced the date and location of the second race for 2008 and the names the management team who would be running the events. We now know that the series will kick off at Pocahontas State Park in Virginia on May 10th and that a second race will take place at U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte, North Carolina on Oct 4th.
Not content to rest on their laurels however, the team is forging ahead with a greatly expanded schedule for 2009. The list of potential locations now includes Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Michigan, and British Columbia. The team is still taking suggestions however, so if you’d like to see the PQSS come to your area, drop them a note and make a suggestion.
The series will award points for placement in the individual races and keep season standings as well, eventually crowning an over all champion who will win an automatic entry into the 2010 Primal Quest. Teams looking to get a jump on their competition will still want to race in the 2008 events however, as all points accumulated will be carried over to the 2009 series.
Fans of adventure racing are in for a real treat. Last year at this time there were articles in magazines and posts on websites decrying the death of the sport. But now, a year later, the outlook is very different. There are more races then ever and AR has evolved to the point where there are events for every skill level and length, allowing more people then ever before to get in on the fun. The PQSS will broaden the appeal of the sport and bring the considerably valuablePrimal Quest brand along with it. In 2008, I’d say the sport is as healthy as it’s ever been.
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