2009 Primal Quest Sprint Series Dates Announced!

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I posted this story over on the PQSS website earlier, but thought I’d post it here as well. After canceling the two races we had scheduled for September and October in the Primal Quest Sprint Series, we’re happy to announce that 2009 will bring a full schedule of races to the Northeast and Southeast regions of the U.S. The schedule looks like this:

Northeast PQSS Series:

Event #1 – Richmond, VA (April 18, 2009)
Event #2 – Detroit, Michigan (June 13, 2009)
Event #3 – New York/New Jersey (August 8, 2009)
Event #4 – Pittsburgh, PA (October 10, 2009)

Southeast PQSS Series:

Event #1 – Miami, Florida (March 14, 2009)
Event #2 – Charlotte, NC (May 16, 2009)
Event #3 – Nashville/Chattanooga, TN (July 11, 2009)
Event #4 – Atlanta, Georgia (September 12, 2009)

Remember, these are shorter, faster races, with teams of two racing for six to eight hours in length. They’re designed for experienced adventure athletes and beginners alike, and there will be a running total of points for the season, wit the top team gaining a free entry into Primal Quest Expedition Adventure Race for 2010. It looks like the series will be off and running in earnest next year, with plenty of opportunities for racers to get in on the action.

Photo by Jason Perreira

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9 thoughts on “2009 Primal Quest Sprint Series Dates Announced!”

  1. Do they have something against the western portion of the country? I haven’t seen one mention of them attempting to plan a race out here – what gives?

  2. Considering that the first five Primal Quests were held in western states, I’d say there is nothing against them. The prevailing thought is that it’s easier to get permits and it’s less expensive to run the race elsewhere.

    However, considering the success of Montana, I wouldn’t rule anything out. Nothing is off the table yet, so you might be surprised later in the week. 😉

  3. I hope so – I love to race but Primal Quest is far from my realm of possibility! I know permits are a pain around here but I would love to run one of their races in my own backyard 🙂 But as you have advised, I will patiently wait and see what else they have planned.

  4. Yeah, when we wanted to bring PQ to Colorado last year, it was the first choice, but the State officials were not at all interested in having us come there, nor were they willing to help facilitate the process. It’s a shame really.

    At least there are a lot of options for races in the area.

  5. I have never heard of Primal Quests. What is this kind of racing? I live in NYC, are there any in or around the area?

    Btw, I just found a new travel site, baraaza.com. I think you might like it.

    Nicole

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