Adventure Racing World Championship Recap, Up Close!

08/23/2017 - 12:00
08/23/2017 - 1:00pm

Some of you may or may not know that one of your fellow Rotarians actively trains and competes in Adventure Races, which has led to the opportunity of a lifetime, to serve as media for an elite team, Team Untamed New England, going to the Adventure Racing World Championships, which runs August 10 - August 16, 2017. 
What is adventure racing?  Adventure racing is a combination of two or more endurance disciplines, including orienteering, cross-country running, mountain biking, and paddling (climbing and related rope skills can also be included in some races).  Barbara prefers the 24-30 hour races, but also competes in sprint races from 8-12 hours, and competes in about 10 races a year regionally.  The World Championship she will be documenting is a 450 mile course that teams from all over the world will have 6 days to complete.  
In her talk, Barbara will share an overview of the sport, some of her experiences, and highlights of her media trip to Wyoming to follow and document Team Untamed New England as they work their way through a 450 mile course that will be open for 6 days.  

Barbara Niess-May
Executive Director, Safehouse, and Adventure Racer