The Return of Adventure Addicts Racing

After taking a year off, we are excited to announce the return of Adventure Addicts Racing to the Mid-Atlantic region.  Our flagship race, The Adrenaline Rush, will return October 1st at Pocahontas State Park near Richmond Virginia. We plan to have a full race line up in 2017 with all our established races such as the Brake the Habit, Buff Betty, and The Chill. We also plan to introduce a few new ones in and around the state of Virginia. Registration for the Adrenaline Rush will open in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for updates on our website and Facebook page. As in the past, our focus will be on creating awesome events that push your mind and body a little farther… Read More →

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REV3 Shenandoah Epic Race Report

by John Cloutier – Team No Boundaries Media Up until last weekend, I had never done an adventure race.  I didn’t bother starting out with a 6 or 12 hour race to see if I would like it. Baptism by fire! My first adventure race was the Rev3 Shenandoah Epic, a grueling 26-hour race that covers over 100+ miles, through the rugged mountains of Virginia.

 I was extremely fortunate to be asked to be a part of Team No Boundaries Media. This coed team consisted of three other very experienced athletes, all with several years of experience. I brought years of Army Infantry training, mountain bike racing experience and most importantly a sense of adventure. 

A few months before the race, my trainer/girlfriend… Read More →

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NC Bikers Sweep US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships

North Carolina bikers dominated the inaugural US Open Fat Bike Championships in Wrightsville Beach on Saturday. Racers from four states competing in three divisions covered distances of 24-miles, 16-miles, and 8-miles to accommodate expert, sport, and beginner skill levels. With pounding surf in the background, participants launched in three waves, two minutes apart on a one-mile beach course between the piers on Wrightsville. The corridor zig-zagged the low-tide beachfront, challenging racers with a variety of obstacles and sand conditions. Start and finish lines were located at the host hotel, Blockade Runner Beach Resort. 2015 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships Winners: Expert Division – 24-miles Ben Brown #31, of Wilmington, NC, time of 1:33:53 Taylor Milleson #23, of Wilmington, NC,… Read More →

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Adventure Racing World Series 2015 Underway at Godzone Adventure

The first 2015 Qualifier round of the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) has just begun in New Zealand. The Godzone Adventure has attracted 55 teams to this international race who are currently attempting to complete a 557km expedition journey around Wanaka on the South Island of the country. Teams commenced the race this morning with a tough trek from the Haast River ascending steeply to the Brewster Glacier, then down a ridgeline and to the Makarora River. Ahead of them are legs of white water kayaking, further mountaineering, mountain biking, trekking and flat water paddling. The two best teams in the world are racing head to head in New Zealand at this seasons opening race. New Zealand team Seagate, winners… Read More →

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Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival

Join Maine Huts & Trails, Sugarloaf, and the Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA) for the first ever Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival happening April 3-5 in the Carrabassett Valley region. Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival Event features a timed climb up mountain trails to the top of a specially prepared banked slalom course, with descent through high banked turns and other features that takes riders back to the base area. Awards will be given after the race and fat tire retailers will be set up to offer fat tire bike demo rides. Spectators will be able to try out the fat tire bikes right around the village, or for the more determined, a cross-country bike trail… Read More →

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Race Update: Cape Epic – Stage 5

FIRST STAGE WIN FOR PAULISSEN AND CHIARINI; MENNEN AND HYNEK REMAIN IN THE LEAD HEROES OF THE DAY KAUFMANN AND KAESS COME TO THE RESCUE The day again proved that the Absa Cape Epic is not for the faint-hearted. For the third consecutive day a top rider in the Men’s category withdrew. This time it was Rudi van Houts, partner of José Hermida (Multivan Merida Biking). Van Houts crashed on Thursday and even though he started the stage, could not go on. This follows the withdrawals of Hannes Genze and Karl Platt on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. There was also lots of drama on the route. Overall leaders Topeak-Ergon Racing double punctured before water point 1 and previous wearers of… Read More →

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Picking The Right Packraft For Untamed New England 2014

By Grant Killian While the mountains of Maine are remote and beautiful, and navigating through the back-country race course is typically *the crux* of any Untamed Adventure event, the packrafting discipline in Untamed New England always seems to be one of the first topics of conversation when discussing the race. So let’s discuss it. What kind of packraft? Where do you get packrafts? How many for our team? What about the other gear? What technique? What has the packrafting looked like in previous races? Let’s take a stab at addressing each of these questions over a series of posts here at Explore.Compete.Live. and establish an authoritative packraft manifesto for the Untamed New England expedition adventure race . . . First… Read More →

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International adventure racers and media will be at the start of beautiful and wild Gaspésie International Challenge

The participation of foreign competitors and media is becoming a reality for the Raid International Gaspésie (RIG).The Société de développement et de mise en valeur de Carleton-sur-Mer and Endurance Aventure have joined forces to organize this international sports event that will be presented in the Carleton-sur-Mer sector from September 10th, 2014 to September 14th, 2014. The best Quebec and Canadian adventure raid teams will be present. They will be given the chance to measure their abilities against Italian, Irish, Uruguayan, Peruvian, Argentinean, Brazilian, French, American, English, and South African teams. Other amateur teams from Quebec and Canada will join these elite teams with a common goal of crossing the finish line after four days of competition. Participants will steal the… Read More →

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Ussher and Currie win Mark Webber Challenge

Multisport stars Richard Ussher and Braden Currie took overall victory in the 2013 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge as the fifth and final day took over the city and outskirts of Hobart on Sunday. Racing for Team discovertasmania.com, Ussher and Currie, both from New Zealand, did not cross the finish line first in the urban challenge but their impressive lead from the first four days in the wilderness proved unassailable. “We didn’t really have our heads in the game today and we made a few silly mistakes but we’ve had a great week, and there have been some amazing places around Tasmania we’ve seen,” said Ussher. “Racing with Braden has been fantastic; we’ve been pushing each other all week. And,… Read More →

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Competitors find their groove in Day 2 of the Mark Webber Challenge

The two New Zealanders, Richard Ussher and Braden Currie crossed the finish line first again on day two of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge. After a fairly eventful day yesterday with course navigation, Ussher and Currie had a much easier run today with only a small mishap along the way. “It was a really smooth day today, we were pretty good on the nav and we’re both feeling pretty good”, said Ussher. “Our only concern is that I rolled my ankle on the last run leg, but I’ll get some ice on it and we should be fine”. The team further extended their overall lead by collecting all the optional time bonuses, including the run up to Cradle Mountain… Read More →

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