The new year doesn’t arrive for another month, but already the buzz for the 2011 adventure racing season has begun. One of the top races scheduled for next year is the Raid The North Extreme, which will take place in the West Kootenays of British Columbia on July 23-31. Apparently, the race is already garnering plenty of attention from teams as well, as there are already more than twenty of them signed up to take part in the event.
You can check out the list of teams that are currently scheduled to take part in the RTNE by clicking here. Included amongst them are such veteran teams as CheckPointTracker.com, the Dancing Pandas, and Team Bones, who were particularly impressive at Primal Quest a few years back. There are plenty of other good teams in the mix already too, with some competitors local to British Columbia and others from as far away as Australia, France and Switzerland.
With this many teams already signed up for a race that is still eight months away, it appears that 2011 should be an excellent year for the sport. Perhaps the economy is finally turning around and we’re seeing the return of the big, expedition races that are costly but oh-so-much fun. Lets hope so!