Following a highly successful debut in the adventure racing community in 2009, Adventure Sports Week returns to Farragut State Park, near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in June of this year, with even more events to challenge runners, mountain bikers, and adventure racers of all experience levels.
At the center of last year’s event was the Crux and the Crucible, a multi-disciplined race that required teams of 3 to run, paddle, and mountain bike their way across some of the most demanding terrain that the Western United States has to offer. This year, the event will be even bigger and better however, as it is now a three day, three stage affair, that kicks off with the “Midnight Ramble” at 6 PM on Friday, June 11th. That stage will last into the night, and the following morning, when Stage 2, “The Crux” will begin at 8 AM, with “The Crucible” scheduled to get underway on Sunday morning. Teams can be al-male, female, or coed, with 1-4 racers, and can elect to race one, two, or all three of the stages. Team Nike, led by Mike Kloser, will be back to defend their title this year.
If an adventure race like the Crux and the Crucible isn’t your style, then fear not, as there will be plenty of other activities to take part in. There will also be seven different trail runs, a mountain bike race, a paddle, a distance swim, and a XTERRA series point race as well. Needless to say, there should be something for everyone.
Stay tuned for more information, coming soon to the ASW website. The details of the even will be filling in over the days and weeks ahead, but it looks like Adventure Sports Week has become one of the top outdoor events for the adventure athletes this summer.
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