Adventure Sports Week is still on track to be one of the top events of the year in terms of endurance events, adventure racing, and just plain fun! Running from June 5-14, in Farragut State Park, near Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, ASW will offer 24 unique races and other competitive events over the course if one very busy week.
In the latest press release from even organizers, it was announced that have reduced the entry fees for the adventure races and orienteering course in an effort to make them more affordable for the competitors. Race Director David Adlard says “We wanted to do something so that folks can come and race even in this tough economy, so we lowered the price of the Adventure Races and the Orienteering meet to make them more affordable.”
This is good news for the AR community, which is having a tough year, with a number of events being put on hold until 2010, and some dropping off the schedule altogether. The economic climate has been challenging for all of us, and it’s a nice gesture by the ASW crew to make their event more accessible to those who want to compete.
In addition, they’ve also announced that adventure racing legend Robyn Benincasa will be on hand to promote Project Athena, a non-profit organization she helped start that offers women with breast cancer, or other medical conditions, the opportunity to pursue their athletic and adventure dreams. Robyn, along with one of the recipients of an “Athenaship” will be racing, alongside two members of the media, in the event. If you’re a member of the media, and would like to join the team, drop David an e-mail at [email protected] to submit your application. Hmm… am I considered a member of the media?
In addition to Robyn, Adventure Sports Week has an outstanding list of endurance athletes who will be on hand. Dean Karnazes is in, as is Team Nike captain Mike Kloser and former teammate Ian Adamson. The “Queen of Pain” Rebecca Rusch will put in an appearance as well, rounding out the all-star cast.
To check out all the events, and register for a race or three, click here. There really is something for everyone, and it promises to be a great time.
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