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2012 Adventure Race Guide: Southeast

Make this the fittest and most adventurous year of your life with these challenges.

Odyssey Sprint Adventure Race

July 21, 2012 New Castle, VA Kids as young as 12 can participate in this 25-30-mile race through the wilderness. Most of the course is marked, but some of it has been left up to you in order to help hone your skills with a topo map and a compass. The mountain biking is done over relatively simple trails and the paddling sections are done over Class I waters, so you won't have to navigate any nasty rapids. But, with all that terrain to cover, it's still an intense race. Finishing it should take between four and six hours and part of the money from registration fees goes toward a charity that helps ex-service men and women deal with the transition home. If you finish with a good time, or you get seriously bitten by the adventure race bug, the event counts as part of the Military Adventure Racing Circuit, so you can score points for the year long series by finishing the race. Plus, the race is held in an area that's fantastic for outdoor recreation, so if you realize that you're not an adventure racer, you can always pack the compass in the car and go do some fishing. Get more information at Oarevents.com Go back to the Southeast Adventure Race Guide >> Go back to the map >>

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