Adventure Sports Week 2009, the multi-race, multi-day athletic event scheduled for to get underway this June in Idaho continues to blossom into one of the premiere outdoor sports event of the year. With a slew of events already lined up, and some of the biggest names in adventure racing scheduled to be on hand, the surrounding communities are now starting to ramp up for ASW as well.
All of the outdoor action is set to go down from June 5-14 at Farragut State Park near beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. But the residents of nearby Bayview are also getting into the action, as the town of 300, located on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille, not far from where the races will get under way, are preparing for endurance athletes such as Robyn Benincasa, Mike Kloser, and Dean Karnazes to descend upon their sleepy little town.
The ASW motto is “10 Days, 24 Races, 1 Big Party”, and it’s certainly appears to be living up to that slogan. Online registration is now open, allowing tams and individuals to sign up for a host of races, including the Crux & the Crucible adventure race, an Ironman qualifying triathlon, orienteering courses, mountain bike races, and much more.
Personally, I’m really looking forward to this event. I love the variety of races that are being offered, and there are some huge names in the world of endurance sports putting in an appearance, including Ian Adamson, who has been out of competition for a couple of years now. The team putting this together are top notch and are creating a new event which looks to be amazing, in a setting that should be perfect as well.
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