Another week, another cool announcement for Adventure Week 2009, the big event scheduled for next June in Idaho that is quickly shaping up to be one of the biggest stories in adventure racing and endurance sports for next year.
The big announcement for this week is that adventure racing goddess Robyn Benincasa will be in attendance for the event. Robyn is one of the most experienced adventure racers in the world and the most successful female adventure racer ever. She currently races with Team Merrell Zanfel, who finished second at Primal Quest Montana this past June. Robyn joins fellow AR legend Ian Adamson in attending Adventure Week.
As if that wasn’t cool enough, in early January a sweepstakes will be launched on the Adventure Week 2009 website that will give aspiring racers the opportunity to “Race with Robyn”. One or two lucky winners will get the opportunity to compete in the Crux and the Crucible adventure races with Robyn as their teammate.
Getting underway on June 5th and running through the 14th, Adventure Week 2009 will host a series of adventure races, trail runs, mountain bike competitions, and a whole lot more. The event will take place at Farragut State Park, near beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Amongst the numerous events will be the Xterra Farragut Off-road Triathlon, which will offer up 34 qualifying spots to competing in the Ironman in Maui.
On a personal note, I had the opportunity to meet Robyn in Montana last year and work with her on a few things since then. I can tell you that she is one of the nicest, most down to Earth people that you could ever hope to meet, and it would be a great opportunity for anyone to get the chance to race with her in Idaho next June.