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What Is Adventure Racing?
Adventure racing is a race that combines two or more endurance disciplines. Traditionally these disciplines include orienteering and/or navigation, cross-country running, mountain biking, paddling and climbing and related rope skills.
WarriorGrrrls includes mud runs in this category as well. Traditional adventure racers might not agree, but try running 12 miles up and down a mountain while scaling walls, carrying large logs, and climbing ropes – all while pushing yourself to the limit – and try to tell me that wasn’t an adventurous race!
Why Should I Try It?
Adventure races push you to your limits. And you don’t know your limits until you try! There are many types of races to choose from, depending on what challenge you want to pursue. Choose which sports, what distance, how long, how extreme the course is, and the level of assistance provided. Whatever the options, you will find out just what you can achieve. Many of these races even tell you that point is not to cross the finish line, the point is TO TRY.
Cost and Equipment
Cost and equipment will vary for each race. Boats are often provided given the cost of transport, but bikes, clothing, and basic navigation equipment usually needs to be provided. Also, if you choose a race not in your area, travel costs need to be included as well.